7 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6PQ
02086889922
Banana Leaf Croydon

Appetizers
1. Pappadam Basket£1.50Add +Choice of two plain or spicy pappadams
2. Dips for Pappadams£2.00Add +Tray of mango chutney, lime pickle, mint sauce and chopped fresh onion salad
3. Rasam£2.50Add +A clear traditional South Indian soup flavoured with tomatoes, black pepper, garlic, cumin and garnished with fresh chopped coriander
4. Lassi£3.25Add +A refreshing chilled yogurt smoothie with a choice of salt, sweet and mango flavour
Old Time Favourites
All starters served with fresh salad
5. Sheekh Kebab£3.75Add +A traditional kebab cooked with minced meat, herbs and spices
6. Chicken 65£4.20Add +An authentic Madras style deep fried chicken cooked with ginger, cayenne and mustard powder
7. Lamb Tikka£3.80Add +Tender pieces of lamb marinated in spices and roasted in tandoor
8. Chicken Tikka£3.80Add +Boneless pieces of chicken marinated in spices and cooked in tandoor
9. Meat Samosa£3.00Add +Crisp patties stuffed with minced meat and deep fried, served with coconut chutney
10. Bonda£3.00Add +Spicy mashed potatoes dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried
11. Vegetable Samosa£2.50Add +Deep fried patties stuffed with fresh potatoes, green peas and freshly ground Indian spices, served with coconut chutney
12. Mini Masala Dosa£3.00Add +A fermented crispy pancake made from rice batter and lentils stuffed with spiced potatoes and onions, served with coconut chutney
Bhajee
A variety of freshly sliced vegetables dipped in batter made from gram flour and deep fried, served with fresh coconut chutney
13. Onion Bhajee£2.80Add +Spicy Indian snack
14. Potato Bhajee£2.80Add +Dry potato curry
15. Aubergine Bhajee£2.80Add +Dry aubergine curry
16. Chilli Bhajee£2.80Add +Dry chilli curry (very hot)
17. Tray of Garland Bhajee£5.00Add +A platter of assorted vegetable bhajees
Vadai
Savoury snacks spiced with Indian spices. A popular South Indian delic tea time snack served with fresh coconut chutney
18. Medu Vadai£2.75Add +Doughnut shaped vadai made from urdaal flour flavoured with Indian spices
19. Rasa Vadai£3.00Add +Medu vadai dipped in richly flavoured Indian soup garnished with coriander and served hot
20. Masala Vadai£2.75Add +A popular South Indian style savoury fritters prepared from lentils ginger and fennel seeds
21. Curd Vadai£2.75Add +Medu vadai dipped in a popular South Indian stew prepared with lentils, tamarind and spices
22. Sambar Vadai£3.50Add +Medu vadai dipped in a popular South Indian stew prepared with lentils, tamarind and spices
Dosai
A dosai is a popular crispy pancake in South India prepared using urdaal flour and rice flour along with fenugreek seeds, served with hot sambar and fresh coconut chutney
23. Plain Dosai£3.50Add +Crispy plain pancake
24. Masala Dosai£5.00Add +Large crispy pancake stuffed with spiced potato and onions
25. Ghee Dosai£3.50Add +Plain crispy pancake made to perfection using clarified butter
26. Onion Dosai£4.00Add +Plain pancake topped with chopped onions
27. Egg Dosai£4.00Add +Plain pancake spread with beaten egg and cooked
28. Paper Dosai£4.00Add +Paper thin crispy pancake cooked and served in roll shape
29. Utthappam£4.50Add +Pancake topped with mixed vegetables and cooked
30. Special Rava Masala£5.20Add +Crispy pancake prepared with semolina, ginger, curry leaves and served with stuffed spicy mashed potatoes
Poori
Unleavened, fluffy bread made with wheat flour and deep fried served hot
31. Mushroom Poori£4.00Add +Fluffy bread topped with mushroom and spiced potatoes
32. Prawn Poori£4.50Add +Fluffy bread topped with cooked prawns and spiced potatoes
33. Plain Poori£4.20Add +Fluffy bread served with a portion of special potato masala
Banana Leaf Award Wining Main Courses - Chef's Speciality
Our award-winning chef is renowned for his special South Indian cuisine. All these dishes are prepared in a traditional country style. Our recipes have been handed down in one family from generation to generation. The names of the dishes might seem familiar but the flavours are very different
34. Malabar Fish Curry£8.50Add +Malabar fish curry is one of the dishes giving visitors the taste of India, king fish fillet cooked with fresh coconut (fairly hot)
35. Chicken Chettinadu£8.50Add +A popular regional fully flavoured dish from South India. Boneless pieces of chicken cooked with a rich, dark sauce that features cinnamon, cardammon and onions (medium hot)
36. Meat Chettinadu£8.75Add +Tender pieces of meat is cooked in fully flavoured chettinadu sauce. Our chef uses 26 different ingredients for the perfection of both the chettinadu dishes (medium hot)
37. Ginger Chicken£8.00Add +A dish that speaks for itself. Tender pieces of chicken prepared with home-made spices and lots of fresh ginger paste, which gives this dish it's subtle and spicy taste. The warmth grows on you (medium hot)
38. Ginger Meat£8.50Add +A dish that speaks for itself. Tender pieces of meat prepared with home-made spices and lots of fresh ginger paste, which gives this dish it's subtle and spicy taste. The warmth grows on you (medium hot)
39. Spicy South Indian Fried Meat£8.75Add +Tender lamb pieces marinated in ginger garlic paste and other Indian spices. Lightly sauteed in clarified butter to leave a dry dish with succulent texture. Served with fresh lemon wedges and salad (medium hot)
40. Spicy South Indian Fried Fish£7.50Add +Indian ocean king fish fillet marinated with a hint of tamarind juice and Indian spices. Pan fried to perfection, served with fresh lemon wedges and salad (medium hot)
41. Fried King Prawns£10.95Add +Jumbo prawns cut into pieces and marinated in ginger garlic paste and fennel seeds, saut'eed with onions, curry leaves, grated coconut and potato for the perfect flavour (medium hot)
42. Fried Prawns£7.20Add +Prawns marinated in ginger garlic paste and fennel seeds, saut'eed with onions, curry leaves, grated coconut and potato for the perfect flavour (medium hot)
43. Chilli Chicken£7.20Add +Tender pieces of chicken prepared with fresh ginger and green chillies. For those who like it hot our chef will spice this dish to individual taste (very hot)
Banana Leaf Specialities
Special Madras£9.95Add +Madras dishes have a reputation for being hot and fiery but cooked by our chef in the traditional South Indian way to give our customers a bite and flavour that is distinctive. Dry roasted spices cooked in ghee and coriander forms the basics of this recipe. Slow and careful cooking of the spices in oil ensures that the taste and texture are reserved (very hot)
Special Korma£9.95Add +Korma is prepared using different homemade spices along with almonds, cashew and coconut paste to form a thick creamy sauce (fairly hot)
Special Masala£9.95Add +Cooked with tomato and potatoes to provide a thicker sauce, this dish has medium flavour created by the careful use of cardamom, cinnamon and ground fennel (medium hot)
Special Curry£9.95Add +Our curry consists of spices both whole and ground added at different times during the preparation to form a medium flavoured sauce (medium hot)
Special Biryani£11.95Add +Invented in the kitchen of ancient Mugar Emperors this rich fully flavoured rice based dish comes with almonds and raisins. All Biryani dishes are served with an individual portion of egg omelette and vegetable curry (medium hot)
73. Kothu Roti£7.50Add +Plain paratha chopped and saut'eed with a choice of meat, chicken or vegetable along with scrambled egg and spices. Richly flavoured (medium hot)
Other Regions of India - Spice of Goa
You want hot? Vindaloo is for you. Specialities of central and South Western Coastal India. Preparation of this dish includes various ingredients like mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ginger, peppercorns, fenugreek seeds and cloves. Red chillies are a must in order to bring out the maximum flavour (very hot)
74. Goa King Prawn Masala£10.90Add +Marinated King prawn grilled and then cooked in a spicy curry sauce (very hot)
75. Goa Fish Curry£8.20Add +Medium hot dry fish curry (very hot)
76. Goa Meat Vindaloo£8.50Add +Spicy rich meat curry (very hot)
77. Goa Prawn Masala£7.75Add +Marinated prawn grilled and then cooked in a spicy curry sauce (very hot)
78. Goa Chicken Vindaloo£8.00Add +Spicy rich chicken curry (very hot)
79. Goa Vegetable Curry£5.95Add +Mixed vegetables in curry sauce (very hot)
Northern India - Tandoori Sizzler Specials
All dishes are marinated in our own special mixture of herbs and spices, then slowly barbecued or flame grilled or skewers in a charcoal, clay oven and served with fresh salad (medium hot)
80. Tandoori Chicken (Full)£10.50Add +Whole roasted chicken is cut into eight pieces (medium hot)
81. Tandoori Chicken (Half)£6.50Add +Half roasted chicken is cut into four pieces (medium hot)
82. Tandoori Mix Grill£11.50Add +A combination of tandoori chicken, sheekh kebab, lamb and chicken tikka served along with plain naan bread (medium hot)
83. Sizzling Chicken Tikka Style£8.50Add +Sizzling grilled chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and cooked in a tandoori oven (medium hot)
84. Sizzling Lamb Tikka Style£8.75Add +Sizzling grilled cubes of lamb marinated in yogurt and spices (medium hot)
85. Sizzling King Prawn£13.50Add +Sizzling king prawns cooked with a yogurt and herb marinade (medium hot)
86. Sizzling Chilli Paneer£6.95Add +Unsalted white cheese in a dry and rich spicy sauce (very hot)
Banana Leaf Special Tikka Masala
Barbecued and cooked with a special masala sauce along with almonds and raisins
87. Chicken Tikka Masala£7.75Add +Roasted chunks of chicken tikka cooked in a creamy and spicy sauce
88. Lamb Tikka Masala£7.95Add +Marinated lamb grilled and then cooked in a spicy curry sauce
89. Tandoori King Prawn Tikka Masala£10.50Add +Marinated king prawn grilled and then cooked in a spicy curry sauce
Karai
Fairly hot
90. Karai Chicken£7.75Add +(fairly hot)
91. Karai Lamb£7.95Add +(fairly hot)
Balti Lovers
Balti is a type of curry served in a thin, pressed steel wok-like "Balti bowl". All Balti dishes are served with a plain naan bread (fairly hot)
92. Balti King Prawn£11.90Add +Pieces of chargrilled marinated king prawns in a tomato and pepper sauce with spices (fairly hot)
93. Balti Prawn£8.75Add +Pieces of chargrilled marinated prawns in a tomato and pepper sauce with spices (fairly hot)
94. Balti Chicken£8.95Add +Chargrilled marinated chicken in a tomato and pepper sauce with spices (fairly hot)
95. Balti Lamb (hot)£9.20Add +Chargrilled marinated lamb tikka pieces in a tomato and pepper sauce with spices (fairly hot)
96. Balti Mushroom£6.95Add +(fairly hot)
97. Balti Chilli Chicken£8.95Add +Chargrilled marinated chicken in a tomato and pepper sauce with spices and chilli (fairly hot)
98. Balti Chilli Lamb£9.20Add +Chargrilled marinated lamb tikka pieces in a tomato and pepper sauce with spices and chilli (fairly hot)
99. Balti Vegetables£6.95Add +Mixed vegetable curry cooked in a flatbottomed wok, with peppers and onions (fairly hot)
Banana Leaf Vegetable Sides - Exclusive to Banana Leaf Only
All our dishes are cooked with our home made sauce that adds flavour to your meal (fairly hot)
100. Aubergine Curry£4.50Add +Dry aubergine curry (fairly hot)
101. Mushroom Curry£4.50Add +Dry mushroom curry (fairly hot)
102. Potato Curry£4.00Add +Dry potato curry (fairly hot)
103. Spinach Curry£4.50Add +Dry spinach curry (fairly hot)
104. Okra Curry£4.50Add +Dry okra curry (fairly hot)
105. Spinachy Lentil£4.50Add +(fairly hot)
106. Lentil with Garlic Curry£4.20Add +(fairly hot)
107. Spiced Chickpea Curry£4.50Add +Dry and spicy chickpea curry (fairly hot)
108. Garlic Spinach Exotica£4.80Add +(fairly hot)
109. Palak Paneer£4.95Add +Cottage cheese and spinach curry (fairly hot)
110. Jeera Paneer£4.95Add +(fairly hot)
111. Aubergine Paneer£4.95Add +(fairly hot)
112. Chilli Paneer£4.95Add +Unsalted white cheese in a dry spicy sauce (very hot)
Masala Vegetables
Vegetables blended with various aromatic spices from South India to emphasise the flavours (fairly hot)
113. Okra Dry Masala£4.50Add +(fairly hot)
114. Mushroom Dry Masala£4.95Add +(fairly hot)
115. Cauliflower Dry Masala£4.50Add +(fairly hot)
116. Potato Dry Masala£4.50Add +(fairly hot)
117. Spinach Dry Masala£4.50Add +(fairly hot)
118. Spinach & Mushroom Dry Masala£4.50Add +(fairly hot)
119. Cauliflower & Potato Dry Masala£4.50Add +(fairly hot)
120. Aubergine & Green Banana Masala£4.95Add +(fairly hot)
Indian Breads
121. Plain Naan£2.55Add +Oven baked flatbread
122. Peshwari Naan£2.75Add +Oven baked sweet flatbread
123. Keema Naan£2.75Add +Oven baked flatbread stuffed with minced meat and spices
124. Garlic Naan£2.75Add +Oven baked garlic flatbread
125. Chilli Naan£2.75Add +Oven baked flat bread with chilli
126. Stuffed Paratha£2.90Add +Indian flatbread made from wheat flour, stuffed with savoury filling and pan fried in clarified butter
127. Plain Paratha£2.75Add +Indian flatbread made from wheat flour and pan fried in clarified butter
128. Tandoori Roti£2.25Add +Flat bread cooked in a tandoor oven
129. Chapati£1.50Add +Unleavened wholemeal flatbread
Rice
130. Pilau Rice£2.95Add +Colourful and fragrant rice
131. Coconut Rice£2.95Add +Rice cooked with coconut milk
132. Tamarind Rice£2.95Add +Rice cooked with tamarind
133. Jeera Rice£2.95Add +Rice cooked with cumin
134. Mushroom Fried Rice£4.00Add +Steamed rice stir fried with egg and mushrooms in a wok
135. Egg Rice£2.95Add +Rice cooked with egg
136. Yellow Rice£2.95Add +
137. Lemon Rice£2.95Add +Rice infused with lemon
138. Boiled Basmati Rice£2.20Add +Basmati rice cooked with spices
139. Special Fried Rice£4.00Add +
Accompaniments
140. Mango Chutney£1.80Add +A deliciously tangy chutney, made with juicy tropical mangos
141. Lime Pickle£1.80Add +
142. Cucumber Raitha£1.95Add +
143. Onion & Cucumber Raitha£2.00Add +