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  • 995 Valencia St, San Francisco CA94110 37.756997 -122.421282
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Dinner

Small Plates

Please Ask About Our Vegan, Wheat-Free & Nut-Free Options

Chutney Sampler tamarind, dahi mint, sweet onion and roasted chile-garlic, great with papadum   5.00
Red Beet Cumin Soup roasted puréed red beets, touch of crème fraîche   9.00
Rasam "Fire Broth" spicy broth of tomatoes, tamarind, lentils & black pepper, sipped from the bowl like miso   4.00
Spiced Mango & Goat Cheese seasonal chicories, watermelon radish, cucumber, toasted walnuts & sweet cilantro dressing   11.00
Organic Spinach & Mung Salad freshly sprouted mung lentils, lemon peppercorn dressing, fresh coconut, pomegranate seeds   11.00
Hyderabadi Shammi Kebabs minced lamb, cardamom, peppercorns, ginger, fennel & lentils, pan fried with mint raita   12.00
Lotus Stem Day Boat Scallops cumin, coriander & chiles, mint-cilantro sauce served with fried stems   13.00
Crispy Fish Pakora sustainably-caught fish, marinated in chiles, cumin, ginger & garlic, fried, served w/ a spicy chutney   11.00
Cochin Calamari tender calamari, sautéed with mildly-spiced coconut milk, served w/ organic mixed greens & mini uttapams   10.00
Chennai Chicken boneless natural, air-chilled chicken marinated in straus organic yogurt with coriander & cumin, fried   9.50
Prawn Chile Fry fried prawns rubbed in ground lentils & chiles over organic micro greens   12.00
3-Cheese Dosa Roll dosa rolled with fontina, mozzarella & cheddar cheese served with roasted chile garlic & tomato chutney   9.00
Fall Poriyal brussels sprouts and butternut squash with ginger, garlic, fresh coconut, mustard seeds & curry leaves   8.00
Squash Pakora kobocha, acorn and little dumpling squash, batter-fried, served w/ sweet onion & roasted chile garlic chutney   11.00
Vada Pav (Vegetarian Slider) spiced-potato patty, chutneys, caramelized onions & "gunpowder", ground chiles & lentils (1) 6.00(2) 10.00
Dahi Vada lentil fritters covered with cool straus organic yogurt, piped with tamarind & mint, mildly spiced   9.00
Idli Sambar Or Vada Sambar steamed rice patties or lentil dumplings served in sambar, a lentil dipping soup   8.00

Entrées

Curries & More

Prawn Masala W/ Louisiana Shrimp ** reduction of coconut milk, red chiles, ginger, red onions, spices (great w/ coconut rice)   18.00
Fresh Fish Of The Day (tuesday to friday) daily catch prepared in a traditional south indian style, please ask your server   
Lamb Pepper Fry ** free-range & natural lamb, seasonal peppers, chiles, onion, mint and lime (great w/ lemon rice)   19.00
Chicken Korma ** free-range & organic, fresh coconut, coconut milk, cumin, coriander, red chiles (great w/coconut rice)   21.00
Fall Vegetable Curry ** mixed heirloom potatoes, parsnips, cauliflower, green beans, squash & peas, (great w/coconut rice)   16.00
Channa Bhatura chickpea (garbanzo) masala served with an oversized, soft, puffy wheat bread or vegan poori (dairy free bread)   15.00

Sides For Curries

Coconut lemon or dahi (yogurt) basmati rice side   3.00
Plain Basmati Rice Side plain delicate, fragrant long-grained rice   2.50
Plain Uttapam Or Dosa Side served like bread for the entrees   3.00

Dosa

Savory Rice And Lentil Crepes, All Served With Fresh Coconut & Tomato Chutneys And Sambar, A Flavorful Lentil Dipping Soup Made With Vegetables And Spices. Masala Described Below Is A Traditional Filling Of Spiced Mashed Potatoes. Tips For First-Timers: Dip Each Morsel Of Your Dosa Or Uttapam In The Sambar, Then Add A Bit Of The Chutneys...And Yes, Feel Free To Use Your Fingers.

Masala the classic dosa filled with creamy spiced potatoes, onions, and cashew nuts (masala)   10.00
Fennel & Spinach Dosa a seasonal favorite made with sautéed spinach, fennel and indian spices   13.00
Pumpkin Masala Dosa masala dosa with a blended chutney of fresh pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, shallots, chiles & curry leaves   12.00
White Truffle Masala masala dosa, with truffle oil from alba, italy   12.00
Paneer & Peas dosa filled with spiced and shredded farmer’s cheese, lightly grilled with peas & cilantro   13.00
Lamb ‘Keema’ plain dosa served with a side of minced lamb and diced potatoes   15.00
Habanero-Mango Masala (warning: very intense heat!) masala dosa layered with spread of spicy habanero chutney   11.00
Spicy Mung Masala mung lentil dosa with green chiles, chopped onions, cilantro and spiced potatoes   11.00
Paper Masala a thin, pliable and crispy variation, served with spiced indian potatoes, onions and cashew nuts   11.00
Egg mildly spiced cage-free eggs spread and cooked across the inside of the dosa, onions and chiles   10.00
Rava Masala a wispy dosa made of semolina and wheat, served with spiced indian potatoes, onions and cashews   11.00
Onion Rava rava dosa with red and yellow onions caramelized into the batter   10.00

Uttapam

Slightly Thicker, Pancake-Style Variation Of The Dosa, With A Variety Of Savory Toppings Described Below. Each Uttapam Is Also Served With Fresh Coconut & Tomato Chutneys And Sambar.

Trumpet Mushrooms along with beech & maitake mushrooms, light drizzle of truffle oil, cilantro & curry leaves   13.50
Sunchoke Uttapam open-faced pancake-style dosa with mixed sweet peppers and sunchokes (jerusalem artichoke)   13.50
Paneer & Peas topped with spiced and shredded farmer’s cheese, lightly grilled with peas & cilantro   13.00
Mixed Chile Pepper * assorted chiles including serrano, jalapeno, habañero and thai chiles, garnished with cilantro   11.00
South Indian Moons chef’s selection of five different uttapams   14.00
Caramelized Onion caramelized onions, garnished with cilantro   10.00

Rice, Bread & Sides

Dahi Rice straus organic yogurt with tilda basmati rice...a mouth-cooling south indian alternative to raita   6.00
Raita chopped cucumber in spiced, cool straus organic yogurt   4.50
Chutneys an extra serving of tomato, coconut, tamarind, cilantro-mint, chile-garlic or habañero   1.00
Achaar (Indian Relish) green mango (spicy or sweet), garlic, lime, mixed vegetables, chile   1.00
Bhatura oversized, soft, puffy wheat bread   5.00
Poori two puffy round pieces of fried bread made from whole grain durum wheat (vegan)   4.50

 

Dinner Fall Seasonal Tasting Three-Courses $39

Wine Pairing $18 / Beer Flight $15.

First

Select One Item From Each Course

Red Beet Cumin Soup roasted puréed red beets, touch of crème fraîche   
Organic Spinach & Mung Salad lemon peppercorn dressing, fresh coconut & pomegranate seeds   
Squash Pakora acorn, little dumpling and kabocha squash, batter-fried, w/ sweet onion & roasted chile garlic chutney   
Prawn Chile Fry fried prawns rubbed in ground lentils & chiles over organic, seasonal micro greens   

Second

All Served With Fresh Coconut & Tomato Chutneys, And Sambar, A Flavorful Lentil Dipping Soup Made With Vegetables & Spices

Pumpkin Masala Dosa masala potato dosa w/ blended chutney of fresh pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, curry leaf & chiles   
Fennel Spinach Dosa a seasonal favorite made with sautéed spinach, fennel and indian spices   
Spicy Mung Masala Dosa mung lentil dosa with potato, green chiles, chopped onions, cilantro and spiced potatoes   
Sunchoke Uttapam open-faced pancake-style dosa with mixed sweet peppers and sunchokes (jerusalem artichoke)   

Third

Chicken Korma free-range & organic, coconut milk, fresh coconut, cumin, coriander, red chiles, coconut rice   
Lamb Pepper Fry free-range & natural lamb, seasonal peppers, chiles, onion, mint and lime, lemon rice & raita   
Prawn Masala With Louisiana Shrimp reduction of coconut milk, red chiles, ginger, red onions, spices, coconut rice   
Fall Vegetable Curry mixed heirloom potatoes, parsnips, cauliflower, green beans, squash & peas, coconut rice   

 

Brunch

Starters

Red Beet Cumin Soup roasted puréed red beets, touch of crème fraîche   9.00
Rasam "Fire Broth" spicy broth of tomatoes, tamarind, lentils & black pepper...sipped from the bowl like miso   4.00
Spiced Mango & Goat Cheese Salad seasonal chicories, cucumber, watermelon radish, toasted walnut & sweet cilantro dressing   11.00
Organic Spinach & Mung Salad sprouted mung lentils, lemon peppercorn dressing, fresh coconut & pomegranate seeds   9.00
Lamb Baida Roti roti brushed with cage-free eggs, filled with spiced ground, natural lamb, diced potatoes & peppers   11.00
Pani Puri small hollow, crispy breads to be filled with spicy-sour mint & tamarind water, chickpeas, mung & potato   8.00
Bhel Puri puffed rice, diced green mango, potatoes, tomatoes, onions & coriander and spicy & sweet chutneys   8.00
Dahi Vada lentil dumplings, topped with cool straus organic yogurt, piped with tamarind & mint, mildly spiced   9.00
Dahi Batata Puri small hollow, crispy breads filled with straus organic yogurt, potatoes, mint & tamarind chutneys   9.00
Idli Sambar Or Vada Sambar steamed rice patties or lentil dumplings served in sambar, a lentil dipping soup   7.00

South Indian Thali

Vegetarian assortment of vegetarian dishes including curry, dal (lentil), vegetables, bread, rice & dessert   15.00
Chicken Or Lamb replace one vegetarian curry with either chicken or lamb   17.00

Eggs

All Eggs Are Cage-Free

Egg & Cheese Dosa mildly spiced eggs w/ a blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheese   10.00
South India Omelet mildly spiced eggs w/ a blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheese   9.00
Lamb Keema Omelet south india omelet filled with minced lamb, peas and diced potatoes   12.00
Egg Poriyal Uttapam uttapam served with a south indian scramble of eggs, chiles, tomatoes and onions   10.00
Sunny Side Or Over Easy Uttapam tomato, onion & chile uttapam topped with two eggs, sunny side up or over easy   10.00
Egg Poriyal Dosa dosa filled with a south indian scramble of eggs, chiles, tomatoes and onions   10.00
Egg Dosa mildly spiced eggs spread and cooked across the inside of the dosa, onions, tomatoes and cilantro   10.00
Eggs Side side of one or two eggs served scrambled, sunny side up or over easy  4.00 6.00

South Indian Curries

Lamb Pepper Fry free-range & natural lamb, seasonal peppers, chiles, onion, mint and lime, with lemon rice   18.00
Chicken Korma free-range & organic, fresh coconut, coconut milk, cumin, coriander, red chiles, with coconut rice   18.00
Fall Vegetable Curry mixed heirloom potatoes, parsnips, cauliflower, green beans, squash & peas, with coconut rice   16.00

Dosa

Savory Rice And Lentil Crepes, All Served With Fresh Coconut & Tomato Chutneys And Sambar, A Flavorful Lentil Dipping Soup Made With Vegetables And Spices. Masala Described Below Is A Traditional Filling Of Spiced Mashed Potatoes. Tips For First-Timers: Dip Each Morsel Of Your Dosa Or Uttapam In The Sambar, Then Add A Bit Of The Chutneys...And Yes, Feel Free To Use Your Fingers.

Masala the classic dosa filled with creamy spiced potatoes, onions, and cashew nuts (masala)   10.00
Fennel & Spinach a seasonal favorite made with sautéed spinach, fennel and indian spices   13.00
Pumpkin Masala masala dosa with a blended chutney of fresh pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, shallots, chiles & curry leaves   12.00
White Truffle Masala masala dosa infused with white truffle oil from alba, italy   12.00
Paneer & Peas dosa filled with spiced and shredded farmer’s cheese, lightly grilled with peas & cilantro   13.00
Lamb ‘Keema’ plain dosa served with a side of minced lamb, peas and diced potatoes   15.00
Habanero-Mango Masala (warning: very intense heat!) masala dosa layered with spread of spicy habanero chutney   11.00
Spicy Mung Masala mung lentil dosa with green chiles, chopped onions, cilantro and spiced potatoes   11.00
Paper Masala a thin, pliable and crispy variation, served with spiced indian potatoes, onions and cashew nuts   11.00
Rava Masala a thin, pliable and crispy variation, served with spiced indian potatoes, onions and cashew nuts   11.00
Onion Rava rava dosa with red and yellow onions caramelized into the batter   10.00
Chocolate Hazelnut & Banana shredded coconut, nutella & sliced bananas   10.00

Uttapam

Slightly Thicker, Pancake-Style Variation Of The Dosa, With A Variety Of Savory Toppings Described Below. Masala Described Below Is A Traditional Filling Of Spiced Mashed Potatoes. Each Uttapam Is Also Served With Fresh Coconut & Tomato Chutneys And Sambar.

Trumpet Mushrooms along with beech & maitake mushrooms, light drizzle of truffle oil, cilantro & curry leaves   13.50
Sunchoke open-faced pancake-style dosa with mixed sweet peppers and sunchokes (jerusalem artichoke)   12.00
Paneer & Peas topped with spiced and shredded farmer’s cheese, lightly grilled with peas & cilantro   13.00
Mixed Chile * assorted chiles including serrano, jalapeno, habanero and thai chiles, garnished with cilantro   11.00
South Indian Moons chef’s selection of five different uttapams   14.00
Caramelized Onion uttapam made with caramelized onions and garnished with cilantro   10.00

Rice, Bread & Sides

Paratha unleavened flat wheat bread, pan fried   4.00
Dahi Rice straus organic yogurt with tilda basmati rice...a mouth-cooling south indian alternative to raita   6.00
Coconut Or Lemon Basmati Rice    3.00
Plain Basmati Rice Side plain delicate, fragrant long-grained rice   2.50
Plain Uttapam Or Dosa Side served like bread for the entrees   3.00
Raita chopped cucumber in spiced, cool straus organic yogurt   4.50
Chutneys an extra serving of tomato, coconut, tamarind, cilantro-mint, sweet onion or habanero   .50
Achaar (Indian Relish) green mango (spicy or sweet), garlic, lime, mixed vegetable, chile   1.00

Daytime Cocktails

Bloody Mary ‘Curry’ an indian twist with curry leaves & green chiles   8.50
Tincho Spritzer argentinean sparkling white wine apertif over ice with lemon, mint & green cardamom   9.00

 

Chaat - Monday Nights $9

Chaat: Describes Starter-Sized Snacks Eaten By Millions Of People All Over India! It’s The Quintessential Finger-Food That Is Light, And Bursting With Flavor And Textures! This Is Street-Food At Its Best!

Pani Puri small hollow, crispy breads that you fill with spicy-sour mint-cilantro water (pani) & sweet-sour tamarind chutney, chickpeas, mung sprouts & spiced potatoes   
Bhel Puri puffed rice mixed with diced green mango, potatoes, tomatoes, onions & cilantro, flavored with spicy mint & sweet tamarind chutneys   
Idli Fries steamed rice, rubbed in powdered lentils & spices, served w/ 2 chutneys, eggplant & coconut-habanero   
Dahi Puri small hollow crispy breads filled with lightly spiced straus organic yogurt, coarsely mashed potatoes, cilantro-mint & tamarind chutneys   

Happy Hour $6

Appetizers

5:30pm-7pm

Chennai Chicken boneless organic chicken marinated in straus organic yogurt w/ coriander & cumin, fried   
Squash Pakora acorn, little dumpling and kabocha squash, batter-fried, w/ sweet onion & roasted chile garlic chutney   
Dahi Vada lentil dumplings, topped with cool straus organic yogurt, piped with tamarind & mint   

Beverages

5pm-7pm

Kingfisher Lager bangalore, india light bodied pale lager, clean with dry finish   4.00
Summer Spiced Gimlet vodka, cucumber, spiced agave nectar & lime, refreshing   
Featured White Or Red Wine please ask the bartender/server for details   

 

Evening Bar Specials

Sunday-Thursday From 9pm-Close, Available At The Bar

Beer On Tap

Kingfisher Lager bangalore, india. light bodied pale lager, clean with dry finish   4.00
Allagash Triple portland, me. earthy, light fruit flavors with a hint of nutmeg and a creamy finish   6.00

Featured Spice Route Cocktail

South Indian Gin And Tonic our custom produced dosa blade gin with house-made tonic water   7.00

Wine

Featured White Or Red Wine please ask the bartender for details   6.00

 

Desserts

Chocolate Panna Cotta small hollow crispy breads filled with lightly spiced straus organic yogurt, coarsely mashed potatoes, cilantro-mint & tamarind chutneys   9.00
Black Mission Fig Tart brown butter, cinnamon & red wine sauce, pâte sucrée (sweet crust), whipped cream   9.00
Pistachio Dacquoise W/ Chocolate Chile Mousse salted caramel sauce, cocoa cookie   9.00
Fresh Coconut Custard Cake infused with curry leaves, served with a coconut cookie   8.00
Tapioca Payasam & Butternut Squash Halwa raisins, spices, sweet reduction of butternut squash   9.00
Rasmalai sweet cheese patties, cream, cardamom, rose water   6.00
House-Made Gelato & Sorbet please ask about our flavors   6.00

Dessert Wines By The Glass

Late Harvest Zinfandel bella, sonoma county, ca ’09   10.00
Sherry moscatel superior, ‘emilin’, e. lustau, jerez, spain nv   9.00
oloroso & pedro ximenez, ’east india’, e. lustau, jerez, spain nv   9.00
Late Harvest Gewurztraminer montes, colchagua, chile ‘11   10.00

Tea & Coffee

Moksha Coffee south indian shade-grown, served in a french press (8oz) 5.00(16oz) 10.00
Masala Chai brewed black tea with cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, ginger & milk   3.50
Organic Tea berry black darjeeling, aged earl grey, toasted rice green or jasmine   3.00
Decaf Organic Tea chamomile lemon or moroccan mint   3.00

Spice Route Cocktails

The Diamond District nolet’s gin, cocchi americano, plum bitters, graham beck sparkling wine, sugar cube, champagne grape   10.00
Hanging Gardens vodka, beet juice nectar, lemon juice, ginger liqueur, long pepper   10.00
Bengali Gimlet tanqueray rangpur gin, curried nectar, lime juice, up   11.00
Fire In The Sky black grouse scotch, pimm’s no. 1, peach, lemon, black cardamom   10.00
Little Devil el jimador blanco, cassis, lime, spiced agave, angostura bitters, absinthe rinse   10.00
South Indian Gin & Tonic dosa blade gin, with house-made fig and cardamom tonic water, rocks   10.00
Mango Is The New Black templeton rye whiskey, spiced mango nectar, lemon juice, spiced agave, curry leaf garnish, up   10.00
Ginger Ante gosling’s black seal rum, ginger-jaggery, lime, ginger beer, long   10.00
Peony gosling’s black seal rum, ginger-jaggery, lime, ginger beer, long   10.00
Aaraam Se translated means "relax". as in sit back, relax, & let our bartenders create a drink for you! choose a spirit and then a style like one of the following: spicy, sweet, citric, savory, or spirituous.   11.00

Beers

Kingfisher lager (draught). bangalore, india. light bodied pale lager, clean with a dry finish   6.50
North Coast pranqster (draught). fort bragg, ca. belgian style golden ale, big citrus notes with a touch of fruit and spice   6.50
St. Bernardus "pater 6" dubbel. watou, belgium. dried cherries, & dark fruit, toasted bread w/touch of clove & spice, nutty   10.00
Fuller’s "london pride" pale ale. london, england. classic english pale, touch of malt sweetness with balanced hop bite   7.00
Palm belgian pale ale. steenhuffel, belgium. crystal clear amber, hints of caramel, sweet malts, balanced hops   7.00
Bear Republic "hop rod" rye ipa. healdsburg, ca. big floral and pine hop flavors with a bit of spice and caramel   7.00
Anchor Brewery steam beer. san francisco, ca. dark clear amber color, bitter & floral notes, medium-bodied, local   7.00
Estaminet premium pilsner. steenhuffel, belgium. light, grassy mousse, sweet malty grains, slight creaminess, smooth   7.00
Angry Orchard ‘crisp apple’ cider. cincinnati, oh. round and juicy apple, gentle tartness with a crisp, dry finish   7.00
Beck’s non-alcoholic pilsner. bremen, germany. non-alcoholic, clean and crisp lager with a light hop bitterness   6.00

Wine By The Glass

Wine On Tap $9

Pinot Gris (White) king estate "acrobat". eugene, or. organic, grapefruit & honeysuckle aromas, kaffir lime w/fresh pear finish ’11   
Grenache (Red) calaveras creek "estate". sierra foothills, ca. organic, cherry w/cloves, cinnamon & chocolate notes, lighter style ’11   

Sparkling Wines & Aperitifs

Chard & Pinot Noir graham beck ‘brut’. south africa. pale copper color, tangerine nose, creamy texture, elegant nv   10.00
Rosé De Grenache baron de seillac. provence, france. delicate floral & cherry aromas, soft mandarin, dry nv   9.00

Whites & Rosés

Sujata White dosa’s private label. san benito & monterey, ca. winemaker: michael martella, riesling & s. blanc, jasmine, nectarine, grapefruit, vegan wine, zesty finish ‘12   13.00
Albariño bodegas eidosela. rias baixas, spain. sustainable, fruity & floral w/ quince & orange, bright, tart ‘11   10.00
Chardonnay husch vineyards. mendocino, ca. sustainable, citrus zest & jasmine nose, pear & butterscotch ‘11   9.00
Chenin Blanc (semi-dry) sula winery. nashik, india. bright honeydew, citrus, kiwi aromas, pineapple & stone fruits ‘12   9.00
Malagousia thimiopoulos "boarding pass". central greece. historic grape, right honeysuckle, lychee & melon, rich ‘12   10.00
Pinot Bianco santa pazienza "lis maris". venezia-giulia, italy. s/s.blanc, bright gold, yellow flowers, crisp apples, tart ‘11   11.00
Rosé Of Cinsault mas neuf "paradox". costières de nimes, france. bright strawberry & raspberry w/herbal notes ‘11   9.00
Sauvignon Blanc kawarau. central otago, nz. organic, bright citrus & flint nose, tropical fruit palate, crisp ‘12   10.00

Reds

Sujata Red dosa’s private label. happy canyon, ca. winemaker: doug margerum, cabernet-blend, dark fruit, espresso & indian spices, emerging chocolate notes ‘10   13.00
Malbec yorkville cellars "rennie vyd". mendocino, ca. organic, wild berries, fig, blackcherry, dark minerals, elegant ‘10   11.00
Pinot Noir foursight "zero" charles vineyard. anderson valley, ca. neutral oak, black cherry & raspberry, cola & licorice, soft ‘11   12.00
Plavac Mali vinarija dingaè "plavac". peljesac, croatia. ancient varietal, dried figs, plums & rosehips, silky, light ‘10   9.00
Sangiovese doga clavule "morellino". tuscany, italy. coastal, black cherry, bitter chocolate, mulberries, sea spray ‘10   10.00
St. Laurent juris "selection". burgenland, austria. related to pinot noir, tart cherries & black pepper ‘10   10.00
Syrah andrew murray "tous le jours". central coast, ca. violet, black olives, blackberry, blueberry, plump texture ‘11   10.00
Tempranillo tandem "ars nova". navarra, spain. sustainable, wild red berries, blueberry & licorice, thyme finish ‘06   10.00

 

* Spicy. ** Indicates Dishes For Which We Request You Select A Side Of Rice, Dosa Or Uttapam For An Extra Charge, With Prices Listed Below. Curries Are Always Meant To Be Eaten With A Side, Recommendations In Parenthesis.
Dosa
995 Valencia St
At 21st St
(415) 642-3672
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