Set Menus


    THE CARDAMOM MENU - £21.00pp
    4 COURSES
    PAPPADOM & MIX PICKLES
    MELA MIX PLATTER
    KARAI GOST
    CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA
    STEAMED BASMATI PILAU RICE
    SPICED MIX VEGETABLES
    SELECTION OF NAAN BREAD

    THE CLOVES MENU - £26.00pp
    5 COURSES
    PAPPADOM & MIX PICKLES
    CHICKEN NIBLETS, CHICKEN TIKKA
    ONION BHAJI, JINGA PESH
    MELA SPECIAL CHICKEN
    LAMB SPECIAL
    BASMATI PILAU RICE
    SPICE MIX VEG CURRY
    SELECTION OF NAAN BREAD

    COFFEE OR SPECIAL INFUSION OF TEA

    THE MELA STAR MENU - £32.00pp
    6 COURSES
    PAPPADOM & MIX PICKLES
    CANAPES, SPECIAL SIGNATUR
    PLATTERS SELECTED BY
    OUR HEAD CHEF SORBET, LAMB ADRAKI
    SPICED KING PRAWN MALAI
    MURG SPECIAL, STIR FRIED
    MELA RICE / BASMATI RICE
    SPICED MIX VEG CURRY
    SELECTION OF NAAN BREADS
    CHOICE OF DESSERTS
    COFFEE OR SPECIAL INFUSION TEA

    Platters

    MELA MIX PLATTER (Egg, Dairy, Fish) - £8.95 *
    A selection of chicken tikka, lamb tikka, king prawn and onion bhaji

    SEAFOOD MIX PLATTER (Dairy, Fish) - £7.25 *
    A selection of king prawn, fish tikka, and scallops

    TANDOORI VEG PLATTER (Dairy) - £6.50 *
    A selection of tandoori potatos, baby corn, cauliflower and panner tikka

    PAPPADOMS - £0.65 each  *
    Plain or spicy

    MIX CHUTNEYS (Mustard, Dairy) - £0.65 *
    Homemade mango chutney, mix pickle, onion and tomato salad and chef's special mix chutney

    Veg Starters

    STUFFED PANNER TIKKA (Dairy) - £6.45 *
    Indian cottage cheese stuffed with spices and chargrilled with peppers and onions in the tandoor

    LASOONI DINGRI (Dairy) - £5.45 *
    Stuffed baby mushrooms with chefs special herbs and batter crispy deep fried served with tomato & apricot chutney

    ALOO MUTTER KI TIKKA (Dairy) - £4.25 *
    Roasted potatos mixed with olive oil, curry leaves, cheese and chefs own spices

    ONION BHAJI (Egg) - £3.95 *
    Crispy onions deep fried with gram flour with fennel seeds until golden brown

    PUNJABI SAMOSA (Gluten) - £4.25 *
    A savory filling with potatos, green peas, curry leaves and olive oil deep fried until crispy, served with tomato and apricot chutney

    CHILLED LENTIL DUMPLINGS - £4.25 *
    Deep fried lentil dumplings soaked in spiced yoghurt sauce tempered with mustard, curry leaves and dry red chilli

    HARA BARA KEBAB (Egg, Dairy) - £4.25 *
    A mixture of roasted potatos, spinach, fried onions, cheese and deep fried

    Chicken / Lamb Starters

    CHICKEN LOLLY (Gluten, Egg) - £5.45 *
    Quails marinated with spices chopped curry leaves ginger garlic, chefs spices coated and deep fried and served with a tangy sauce

    SHEEK LAHORI KEBAB (Egg) - £4.45 *
    Minced lamb marinated with chopped garlic, ginger, green chilli peppers and special tandoori spices, grilled and cooked in the tandoor

    CHICKEN CHAT PURI (Gluten, Celery) - £4.95 *
    Chicken breast cooked in the tandoor, sliced and tossed with bell peppers with schewan sauce served with poori

    SPICE CRUSTED LAMB RACK (Dairy) - £7.25 *
    Rack of lamb marinated with olive oil, garlic, crushed coriander, cumin, onion seeds, fennel seeds, cajun, dry special spices and grilled.

    CHICKEN BAHAR TIKKA (Dairy) - £6.95 *
    Sliced chicken breast marinated with mint, coriander and chefs own spices cooked in the tandoor and served with salad and mango salsa

    Vegetables

    All the vegetables are freshly prepared and come as the option of a side or main dish.

    Side - £3.95 Main - £6.95

    METH! MALAI MUTTER (Dairy)
    Fenugreek leaves with peas in a light creamy spice sauce

    VEG CURRY
    Tossed spiced vegetables in a lightly spice sauce

    BRINJAL MASALA
    Baby sliced auberjin in a spicy sauce

    DAL TADKAWALA
    Lentils with roasted chopped garlic, curry leaves and dry red chilli

    DAL PALAK
    Lentils with spinach

    BOMBAY POTATOES
    Gently spiced potatos cooked with chopped onions, garlic, ginger and tomatos

    CHANA MASALA
    Stir fired chick peas with chopped onions, tomatos and finished with garam masala

    RAJMA CHANA (Dairy)
    Red kidney beans with chick peas

    VEGETABLES BHAJJI
    Tossed seasonal vegetables stir fried with dry spices

    MUSHROOM MUTTER (Dairy)
    Mushroom with peas in light sauce

    ALOO BRINJAL
    Potatos and auberjines in a light spiced sauce

    ALOO GOBI
    Potatos & cauliflower tossed in chopped onions, tomatos, garlic finished with coriander

    SAAG OR SAAG ALOO (Dairy)
    Spinach with or without potatos

    SAAG PANEER (Dairy)
    Spinach lightly fried and diced Indian cheese

    PANEER BUTTER MASALA (Dairy)
    Diced Indian cottage cheese served in an authentic Indian makani sauce finished with butter

    BAGARE BAIGAN (Dairy, Mustard)
    An hyderabadi favourite and tangy coconut peanut base sauce with slit baby brinjals

    BINDI MASALA
    Stir fried Okra and prepared with dry spices

    RASMA MASALA
    Red kidney beans with a touch of spinach

    KADI (Dairy)
    A yoghurt based sauce tempered with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves. A tangy flavoured sauce

    MAAKI DAL BLACK LENTILS (Dairy)
    A rich tomato base dal finished with chopped garlic, ginger, and special spices

    The Rice & Breads

    STEAMED WHITE RICE - £2.75

    BASMATI RICE (Dairy) - £2.95

    SPECIAL MELA RICE (Dairy) - £3.95

    MUSHROOM PILAU RICE (Dairy) - £3.95

    EGG FRIED RICE (Egg, Dairy) - £3.95

    PRAWN RICE (Dairy, Fish) - £4.25

    MELA SPECIAL NAAN (Wheat) - £3.25
    Chopped garlic, fried onions, chopped onions, bell peppers & coriander

    KEEMA NAAN (Wheat, Egg) - £2.95
    Minced meat finished in the tandoor

    PESHWARI NAAN (Wheat, Nuts, Dairy, Egg) - £2.95
    Coconut & ground almond

    GARLIC NAAN (Wheat, Egg) - £2.95

    KULCHA NAAN (Wheat, Egg) - £2.95
    Finished with roasted potatos, chopped onions. Fresh coriander leaves

    PORATHA (meat) - £2.75
    Thin bread with crispy layers cooked in the tandoor

    CHAPPTI (Wheat) - £1.95

    PURI (Wheat) - £2.25
    A thin flat bread deep fried

    TANDOOR ROTI (Wheat) - £2.95
    A thin flat bread prepared in the tandoor  for the light crisp texture

    The Mela House Specials

    A Selection of our famous Indian cuisine prepared to our special

    CHICKEN & LAMB - £8.95 TIGER PRAWNS - £11.95 KING PRAWN - £13.95

    KARAI * or JHALFREZI ** Lamb, Chicken or King Prawn
    Punjabi & lahori fayre of chicken breast or lamb braised or jumbo king prawns with bell peppers onions, tomatos with coarse coriander seeds and spice red chillies.

    GARLIC CHIILI Lamb, Chicken or King Prawn (Celery, Mustard) **
    Cooked with chefs dry spices and julinnes of chicken tikka or lamb tikka or diced prawn and bell peppers and onions, served with tangy garlic sauce

    BUTTER CHICKEN (Nut, Dairy)
    A Punjabi favourite chicken cooked in tandoor and served with buttery tomato sauce flavoured with kasturi methi and fresh cream

    TIKKA MASALA Lamb, Chicken or King Prawn (Nut, Dairy)
    The popular dish with special Indian tikka spices in an onion and tomato cashew nut based, mild cream sauce

    MELA SPECIAL (Nut, Dairy)
    Supreme slices of marinated chicken prepared with cashnew and tomato base sauce, finished with a touch of citrus flavoured cognac

    The Old House Favorites

    CHICKEN/LAMB/DUCK - £8.95 TIGER PRAWNS - £10.95 KING PRAWN - £12.95 VEGETABLES - £7.95 

    KORMA (Nut, Dairy)
    A mild dish cooked with cream, cashew nuts and coconut milk

    KASMIRI (Nut, Dairy)
    An exotic & fruity dish made using lychess, pineapple and mix fruits finished with saffron

    PASANDA (Nut, Dairy)
    A mild creamy dish with ground almonds & fried onions

    DOPIAZA
    An onion, bell pepper and tomato based dish with mixed herbs and spices

    SAAGWALA (Nut, Dairy)
    A spinach based dish cooked with garlic, ginger, and fenu greek finished with a touch of cream

    ROGAN (Gluten)
    A kasmiri favourite prepared with onions, tomatos, ginger and onion based sauce

    BHUNA (Gluten)
    A dish prepared with fried mix spices using a technique to maximise flavours with chopped coriander leaves and tomatos

    SALI (Gluten) **
    A rajasthani favourite dish cooked with thick tangy sauce and finished a top with straws of fried potatos

    CHILLI MASALA (Mustard) **
    A spicy dish with fresh green chilli, sliced bell peppers and chopped garlic and curry leaves

    MADRAS ** OR VINDALOO *** (Gluten)
    A hot fiery dish using chilli powder, lemon juice and thick onion tomato sauce

    DANSAK (Mustard, Dairy) *
    A Persian dish prepared using lentils in a sweet and sour medium strength sauce with a touch of lemon juice and various eastern spices. Served with pilau rice

    CURRY (Nut, Dairy)

    PATHIA *

    METHI *
    Medium dish cooked with fenugreek leaves in a thick sauce

    BALTI *
    A very popular dish in British curry industry

    MIX CHICKEN TIKKA (Dairy) *
    Sliced chicken breast marinated with three different flavours and cooked in the tandoor 

    BATAER MASALA FRY (Dairy) *
    Quails marinated with spices chopped curry leaves, ginger, garlic, chefs spices coated and deep fried and served with tangy sauce 

    Seafood

    FISH CHOPS (Fish) *
    Indian style fish cooked with lime zest roasted potatos, dill, chives, olive oil and fried onions 

    JINGA PATIA (Fish) *
    Tiger prawns cooked with chefs own tangy flavoured spices and rolled in Indian fried bread. 

    MELA SPECIAL KING PRAWN Fish, Mustard) *
    Jumbo King prawns marinated with roasted gram flour, butter, eggs, cashew nuts, cajun and cooked in the tandoor, and served with salad. 

    PRAWN GOLDEN FRIED (Fish, Egg) *
    Jumbo King prawn marinated with Dijon mustard, eggs, cajun and deep fried until crispy. 

    PAN SEARED SEABASS (Fish, Egg) *
    Seabass marinated with chopped lime leaves, ginger, garlic, crused red chilli and chefs own spices, pan fried and served with cumin flavoured yoghurt. 

    Chef Signature Collection Starters

    MINTED SEARED SCALLOPS (Fish, Dairy) - £7.45 *
    Atlantic scallops marinated with olive oil, lime zest, mint and seared. Served with tomato and apricot chutney 

    MONK MACMALI (Fish, Dairy) - £7.45 *
    Monk fish marinated with dill, saffron, chopped garlic, curry leaves, lime juice and cooked in the tandoor. Served with salad 

    BROCOLLI WITH ROSE PETALS & ALMONDS (Nuts, Dairy) - £5.45 *
    Florets of broccoli marinated with hung yoghurt chopped rose petals, almonds, cheese, curry leaves, chefs own spices and cooked in the tandoor 

    CHAPLI KEBAB (A LUCKNOWI SPECIAL) (Dairy) - £6.45 *
    Minced lamb marinated with chopped garlic, tomatos, eggs, mint and cajun. Pan fried to perfection, served with cumin yoghurt and salad 

    HYDERABADI FISH FRY (Fish) - £7.45 *
    Fillet of tilapia or seabass marinated with chopped garlic, cheese, lime leaves eggs, curry leaves coated and deep fried. Served with salad and tomato salsa 

    LAMB CHOP PESHWARI (Dairy) - £7.45 *
    Tender lamb rack marinated with saffron, honey, mustard, crushed cumin seeds, green chillies, hung curd, cooked in the tandoor. Served with salad and salsa 

    CALAMARI CHAAT (Celery, Mustard, Fish) - £5.25 *
    Fried calamari tossed with peppers, onions and schewan sauce served with salad 

    CHICKEN JUNGLE (Dairy) - £6.45 *
    Sliced chicken breast marinated with chopped garlic,olive oil, curry leaves, crushed cumin and coriander seeds, pan seared served with salad and salsa 

    FENNEL & CORIANDER CHICKEN (Dairy) - £6.45 *
    Slices of chicken breast marinated with roasted fennel, coriander seeds, mint, chopped curry leaves, garlic and chargrilled in the tandoor

    From The Wok { Indo Chinese }

    CHICKEN - £5.95 KING PRAWNS - £7.95 FISH - £7.95 PANEER - £5.95 TIGER PRAWNS - £6.95 

    MANCHURIA (Egg) *
    Any one from the above tossed in roasted sesame oil, chopped garlic, ginger, spring onions, oyster sauce, soy sauce, finished with spring onions served with chilli vinegar and soy

    CHILLI (Egg) **
    Any one from the above tossed in roasted sesame oil with bell peppers, ginger, garlic, diced onions oyster sauce, freshly made in house with dry red chili sauce, soy sauce and finished with spring onions

    65 NAME SAYS IT ALL (Egg, Wheat) **
    A hyderabadi favourite, any of the above tossed with curry leaves chopped garlic, yoghurt, green chilli, lemon grass chopped, finished with chopped coriander leaves

    MONGALIAN (mustard) **
    Any one from the above, sweet and sour flavoured sauce, tossed with peppers and dry red chilli, cashew nuts, soy sauce, oyster sauce and finished with chopped lime leaves and spring onions

    Mela Tandoori Ki Shaan

    These dishes are marinated with special spices & prepared in the tandoor to give a special grilled & smoked flavour. All the tandoori dishes are served on a sizzling platter. All dishes are available with sauce or salad.

    TANDOORI CHICKEN (Dairy) - £7.45 
    Chicken on the bone, marinated in hung yoghurt with various tandoori spices, a hint of lime chill for that extra punch served on a sizzling platter

    MALAI CHICKEN & CHICKEN TIKKA (Dairy) - £7.45 
    A mixed selection of marinated breasts of chicken cooked using mild and medium spices grilled in the tandoor

    LAMB CORAINDER TIKKA (Dairy) - £7.45 
    Slices of tender Iamb, marinated with crushed coriander, cumin, chopped garlic, ginger and chefs secret spices with yoghurt and grilled in the tandoor

    FIVE SPICE TANDOORI DUCK (Dairy) - £7.45
    Duck breast dressed & marinated with chopped lemon grass, lime leaves, garlic, curry leaves and special five spice mix made in house with yoghurt and chargrilled in the tandoor

    SHASHLICK [CHICKEN OR LAMB OR DUCK] (Dairy) - £8.95 
    Marinated with ginger, garlic, tandoori spices, diced red and green peppers and onions

    MELA MIX GRILL (Dairy, Egg) - £11.25 
    A platter of tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, lamb tikka, and sheek lahori kebab

    SHEEK LAHORI (Dairy, Egg) - £7.45
    Minced lamb marinated with chopped garlic, ginger, green chilli, egg, fresh coriander, fresh mint and grilled in the tandoor

    MUGHAL KI SHAAN (Dairy, Egg) - £10.45
    A platter of chicken bahar tikka, malai tikka, sheek lahori and mela special prawns

    The Mela Seafood Specials

    KOVALLAM FISH CURRY (Fish, Mustard) - £12.95 *
    A Kerala special curry made from coconut base sauce with fresh coconut water, curry leaves tempered with mustard seeds, and dry red chilli

    COORG KING PRAWN MANGO (Fish, Mustard) - £12.95 *
    King prawn cooked with hard green mangos, an authentic maysore style cooking with a touch of garam masala and a hint of tamarind

    PANJIM FISH CURRY 'Fish, Mustard) - £12.95 *
    Halibut chuncks cooked in Goan spices and finished with coconut sauce a Goan special

    CHINGRI HARA ZAL (Fish, Mustard) - £12.95 **
    An Indian dish with jumbo king prawn cooked with shell, served with onion, tomato, mustard flavoured with chopped curry leaves and coriander

    MALAI WALA KING PRAWN (Fish, Mustard) - £12.95 *
    King prawn cooked with various spices, coconut milk, and dijon mustard, finished with cream

    CAFREAL GOAN KING PRAWN OR FISH (Fish, Mustard) - £13.45 **
    A Goan delight jumbo king prawns or fish cooked in green sauce made of chefs own herbs and spices

    MELA MIX SEAFOOD SPECIAL (Fish, Mustard) - £13.45 *
    A mixture of fish, scallops, calamari, prawns infused with tempered curry leaves, mustard seeds, finished with a coconut tomato base sauce 

    FISH OR PRAWNS HYDERABADI (Fish, Mustard) - £13.45 *
    Marinated fish or prawns, cooked in the tandoor, tossed in bell peppers, curry leaves, chopped garlic, fresh spinach, a touch of yoghurt a hyderabadi favourite 

    A Hyderabadi Biryanis

    CHICKEN OR LAMB - £9.95 
    KING PRAWN (Fish) - £13.95 
    VEGETABLES - £8.95 
    MELA SPECIAL - £12.95 
    TIGER PRAWNS (Fish) - £11.95 

    HYDERABADI BIRYANI (Dairy) 
    Hyderabadi biryani is generally believed to originate in the kitchen of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Hyderabadi biryani originated as a blend of Mughlai and Iranian cuisine in the kitchens of the Nizam rulers if the historic Hyderabad city. Hyderabadi Biryani is a staple part of the Indian cuisine. 

    Mela NEW In House Specials

    DRY SPICE CRUSTED CHICKEN (Dairy, Mustard) - £11.95 *
    Marinated grilled chicken breast served on a cashew, tomato base sauce and fried onion based sauce finished with micro coriander and micro red amaranth 

    KARNATAKA CHICKEN (Dairy, Mustard) - £10.95 *
    Crispy coated chicken tossed with fried onions, tomatos, curry leaves, dry kashmiri chilli, coriander leaves. A Karnataka special 

    MURG JODHPURI (Egg, Wheat) - £10.95 **
    Julienne cut chicken tossed up with julienne peppers and onions in a tangy fiery hot Indian style sauce 

    GOAN CHICKEN CURRY (Mustard) - £10.95 *
    Chicken cooked with goan special spices and herbs and finished with fresh coconut spiced sauce 

    LAMB TROTTERS STEW (Naan contains Egg, Dairy) - £9.95 *
    Fresh lamb trotters cooked for 3-4 hours with fresh ginger, garlic, fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves, fried onions, served with a garlic naan 

    MELA SPECIAL LAMB RACK (Dairy) - £13.45 *
    Tender pieces of finest lamb, pan fried to perfection which is marinated over night with chef's special homemade spices, served with roasted vegetables and a special lamb sauce 

    GARLIC MACHILI (Dairy) - £11.45 *
    Fried fillet of seabass in a spice north Indian sauce with a touch of garam masala, coriander powder and a hint of tamarind. 

    QUALI KALIMIRCH (Dairy) - £11.95 *
    Qualis dressed and marinated with dry spices with black pepper coarse, chopped curry leaves cooked in the tandoor, served in a hint of lemon grass and earthy flavoured yoghurt and cashew nut sauce 

    RUMP OF LAMB & DUCK ROAST (Dairy, Celery) - £12.95 *
    A Royal Indian Bengali with a fusion of seared tender Iamb and duck breast with fried onions peppers and finished with fresh spinach 

    LAMB RAZILA (Egg, Dairy) - £12.95 *
    Lamb and duck cooked with minced lamb with tomato coriander base sauce 

    LAMB ROYAL SPECIAL (Dairy) - £13.45 **
    Lamb tikka cooked with bell peppers, black pepper and yoghurt and sweet chilli tossed, a chefs favourite.

    FISH PUNJABI (Fish, Dairy, Nuts, Mustard) - £13.45 *
    Marinated diced salmon cooked in garlic, ginger and yoghurt in the tandoor and served with cashew ginger and tomato sauce

    LAMB CHANA DELHI - £10.95 *
    A North Indian tender lamb marinated for over night tossed up with green chilli, curry leaves and bell peppers

    KADAI/DO PYAZA DUCK (Dairy) - £11.45 *
    Duck cooked slowly on garlic bell peppes caramilised onions and bhuna style, served with our chefs own spices

    ROYAL SUBZI (Dairy) - £9.95 *
    Mix vegetables cooked in kadi yoghurt sauce, tempered with curry leaves, dry red chilli & mustard seeds

    MELA SPECIAL KING PRAWN (Dairy, Fish, Mustard) - £12.95 *
    Marinated king prawn with lime, chilli leaves and cheese, cooked in the tandoor, served on a bed of bright and tangy coconut based sauce