The Spice Room in Otago Menu

  • Cashew Nut Masala Salad $9.90
    • Cashew nuts served with juicy finely chopped tomatoes & onions, garnished with fresh coriander and a dash of lime juice.
  • Scallops Masala Salad $9.90
    • Scallops marinated in fresh herbs and spices with mint and coriander and seared on iron pan, served with assorted cress and salad.
  • Popadum with chutneys & Pickle $9.90
    • Crispy lentil wafers; served with Mango Chutney, Sweet and Sour Lime pickle & Cucumber raita.
  • Samosa $9.90
    • Home made Flaky pastry filled with Potatoes, Green peas & Fresh herbs; served with home made tangy Tamarind sauce
  • Vegetable Pakora $9.90
    • Chick pea flour crispy dumplings, with a flavor of finely chopped, lightly spiced Fresh Cauliflower, Spinach and Potatoes; served with home made tangy Tamarind sauce.
  • Onion and spinach bhajji $9.90
    • Fresh spinach and onions blended in assorted spices and chicpea flour, then fried to delightful perfection Served with tangy tamarind chutney.
  • Papdi Chaat $9.90
    • Crunchy, tangy, hot and sweet round shaped Indian crackers spiced up with chutneys, yogurt and potatoes. Garnished with fresh coriander, a must try for the first timer.
 TANDOORI WONDER-SIZZLING PLATTERS (All dishes are served with mint & coriander chutney and fresh green salad)
  • Chicken Tikka $14.90/ $25.90
    • Charcoal smoked chicken, immersed in a flavorsome marination of yoghurt, fresh ginger & garlic, roast cumin & lime juice (Boneless). (ENTREE/MAIN)
  • Seekh Kebab $14.90/ $25.90
    • Succulent NZ mince lamb spiced with a touch of cream cheese, eclectic spices & smoked in tandoor.(ENTREE/MAIN)
  • Fish Tikka $14.90/ $25.90
    • Market sorted deep sea fish wrapped overnight in lemon juice, herbs and spices including Garam Masala, then smoked to perfection.(ENTREE/MAIN)
  • Tandoori Chicken $14.90/ $25.90
    • Most popular tandoori dish in India. Chicken on bones marinated with fresh herbs and spices including toasted cumin and coriander and roasted in Tandoor.(ENTREE/MAIN)
  • Mixed Platter $26.90
    • A varied selection of Vegetarian pakoras, samosas, tandoori chicken tikka and Seekh Kebab, served with a generous helping of fresh greens (Main size only). Highly Recommended
  • Mixed grill Tandoori platter $26.90
    • A combination of tandoori chicken tikka, seekh kebab, fish tikka and tandoori chicken. Served with a generous helping of fresh greens (Main size only).Highly Recommended
  • Lamb Chops $16.90/ $32.90
    • Central Otago lamb chops marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, fresh mint and coriander. Then rubbed with cumin and peppercorns and slow cooked in the tandoor. (Entre/Main)
 CURRY FAVOURITES (Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian) / Fish add $3.00 / Prawn add $4.00. All curries served with fragrant basmati rice for $0.90 cents. All Curries are GLUTEN FREE except Malai Kofta. All vegetarian curries can be cooked with fresh vegetables.
  • SAAGWALA- King of Kashmir $20.90
    • Delicious harmony of pureed spinach with light spices and fenugreek and finished with cream (Chicken/Lamb/Fish/Prawn)
  • KORMA- A Mughlai Favorite $20.90
    • Mouth watering rich gravy made from onion, saffron, cashew nuts and finished with cardamoms. Garnished with sliced almonds and cream (Chicken/Lamb/Paneer)
  • MALABARI- A west coast delicacy $20.90
    • Tangy textured sauce made with simmered onions, ginger, coriander and finished with coconut cream and tamarind (Fish/Paneer)
  • MADRAS- South Indian Icon $20.90
    • Mildly spiced dish prepared with grated coconut and cream, tempered with mustard seeds and aromatic curry leaves (Chicken/Lamb/Fish)
  • TIKKA MASALA- Queen of Britain $20.90
    • Marinated boneless meat, slow smoked in Tandoor, then cooked in a rich tomato and onion sauce and finished with ginger and freshly ground spices (Chicken/Lamb/Fish/Paneer)
  • BUTTER CHICKEN - Love it !! nom nom nom.. $21.90
    • A must for beginner & a continuance for the diner who enjoys the finer balances of Indian cuisine.Tender morsels of boneless chicken cooked in the tandoor then finished in a mild creamy tomato based gravy
  • BHUNA GOSHT - A lamb winner $22.90
    • Definite to spice up your taste buds, boneless lamb simmered to cook in rich gravy of sliced onions & brown cardamoms
  • JALFAREZI - Perfect Indian and Persian blend $22.90
    • Succulent pieces of meat sautéed with exotic herbs and spices, then cooked with thinly sliced onions, tomatoes and capsicum (Chicken/Lamb/Paneer)
  • SCALLOP AND PRAWN GOAN CURRY - Seafood Symphony $23.90
    • Tangy and spicy delicacy from West India. Cooked with ginger, tamarind and grated coconut
  • BIRYANI - Delhi-licious $23.90
    • Fragrant Basmati rice cooked with yogurt and five spice marinated boneless lamb/chicken/prawn flavored with saffron and a variety of exotic herbs. Served with minted cucumber raita.
  • MALAI KOFTA (Vegetarian) - Dumpling Delight $22.90
    • Homemade cottage cheese and potato dumplings stuffed with array of nuts, cooked in an aromatic sauce of cashew nuts
  • DHANSAK - (lentils with meat) $23.90
    • Mixed lentils cooked with succulent meat in a gravy of onions, ginger and aromatic spices
  • VINDALOO - Lamb/Chicken Some like it hot!! $23.90
    • Succulent overnight marinated pieces of meat cooked with onion, peppercorn, cinnamon, chilli and cloves. Go ahead excite your taste buds.
  • MANGO CHICKEN - Sweet and mild side of life $22.90
    • Mildly spiced chicken cooked in cashewnuts, cinnamon with few excotic spices and finished with mouthwatering mango pulp
  • GOAT NAWABI - Sign of Royalty $23.90
    • Wild goat meat cooked in a rich sauce of onions, corriander, cardamoms and chefs secret spices.
  • BANQUET OPTIONS (Minimum 2 persons) $45.90
    • Entree : Popodums with chutneys and pickles/ Mixed grill platter/ Mains: A choice of three curries - served with basmati rice and your choice of Plain/Garlic Naan/ Dessert: Gulab Jamun with Vanilla Ice-cream or dessert of the day (per person)
 VEGETARIAN DELIGHT (Finished with a splash of yoghurt.)
  • BABY CORN & PAALAK $20.90
    • Fresh spinach cooked with baby corn, tomatoes, cloves and light spices.
  • SUBZ BAHAAR $20.90
    • Carefully selected mixed vegetables cooked to perfection in a thick sauce of onions and tomatoes then seasoned with home pounded herbs and spices
  • PAALAK PANEER $20.90
    • Cubed Cottage cheese cooked in creamed spinach, tomatoes and cloves, garnished with plain yoghurt
  • DAL MAKHANI $20.90
    • Mouth watering lentil delicacy, tossed with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, cream and home pound spices.
    • Seasonal Vegetables cooked in cashew nut gravy and finished with an array of spices and cream
  • Plain Naan $2.90
    • Refined flour bread
  • Plain Roti $2.90
    • Whole meal flour bread
  • Garlic Naan/Roti $3.90
    • Finished in Tandoor with a hint of garlic
  • Naan Basket $8.90
    • assorments of 3 Naans
  • Peshawari Naan $4.90
    • Naan stuffed with finely chopped dried fruits, nuts and cherries
  • Onion Kulcha $4.90
    • Naan stuffed with mild onions and herbs
  • Cheese Naan $4.90
    • Stuffed with freshly grated cheese
  • Keema Naan $5.90
    • stuffed with mince lamb & fresh spices
  • Chicken Naan $5.90
    • Stuffed with chicken and aromatic spices
  • Chilly and Cheese Naan $5.90
    • Stuffed with fresh cheddar, Chilly & spices
  • Plain rice $2.90
  • Popadums $2.90
  • Lime Pickle $2.90
  • Mango chutney /Pickle $2.90
  • Mint Chutney $2.90
  • Tamarind Chutney $2.90
  • Raita $2.90
    • Yogurt flavored with herbs and grated cucumber
  • Chilli on the side $2.90
  • Any 3 for $7.90
  • Kachumber $7.90
    • Chopped mixture of cucumber, tomatoes, onions tossed with an exotic dressing and garnished with coriander
  • Cumin Lassi/Mango Lassi/Rose Lassi $5.90
    • Yogurt blended with condomom and Ice, flavored with either Mango, Cumin or Rose
  • GULAB JAMUN $9.90
    • An International favorite- Sweet flour dumplings cooked in sugar syrup, cardamom seeds, rose water and saffron, served warm with Vanilla Ice cream
    • Please ask your server for today’s mouth watering option
    • Hot & soft naan filled with New Zealand Chocolate served with berry sauce and ice cream
    • Selection of New Zealand ice cream served with chocolate and berry sauce
    • A traditional Indian ice cream, slow cooked thickened milk is flavoured with almonds, pistachio and mango and let to freeze for your delight. A must try for the first timer
    • Six scoops Selection of New Zealand ice cream served with chocolate, berry sauce, wafers and chocolate chips
 FLAVORSOME TEAS (Served with home-made Biscottis or Cookies)
  • Darjeeling Tea with Ginger $3.90
    • Known for its warming qualities, as well as a definite throat healer
  • Assam Tea with cardamoms and clove $3.90
    • Gentle on stomach, medicinal properties of clove help in restoring inner health
  • Black Tea with Honey $3.90
    • A strong black tea from the blue hills of southern India, helps the immune system as well as soothes the inside
  • Earl Grey $3.90
    • Known for its antioxidant properties, our tea leaves are infused with Bergamot oil for the true ‘Earl Grey’ lovers
  • Green tea and Jasmine $3.90
    • Renowned around the world for its healing power
  • Chamomile and elder flower $3.90
    • Best known stress reliever, also aids in digestion

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The Spice Room


43 Helwick Street, Wanaka, Wanaka, Ota, 9305, New Zealand



Opened hours

Monday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Tuesday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Wednesday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Thursday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Friday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Saturday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Sunday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM








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43 Helwick Street, Wanaka, Wanaka, Ota, 9305, New Zealand

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