Valletta – South Indian Eatery – Triq il-Merkanti 2018-12-06T11:52:26+00:00

TUKTUK VALLETTA

   

174, Triq il-Merkanti, Valletta  |  Tel: 21 223 256

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STREET FOOD NIBBLES

A selection of bites that make a perfect start to your meal or as a complement to your drink. Served with dipping sauce.

CHICKEN 65 (G)

6 pcs. Fennel spiced crunchy pieces of boneless chicken breast. €6.90

ONION BAJJIS (VG)(G)(L)

4 pcs. Sliced onions dipped in cumin spiced batter and fried until golden brown. €6.80

SPICY KING PRAWNS 65 (V)(G)

3 pcs. Spicy and crispy Argentinian king prawns with garlic and spices. Vindaloo Mayo dip. €9.50

VEGETABLE PAKORAS (VG)(G)(L)

8 pcs. Fried julienne mixed vegetables with chickpea flour & cumin. €6.90

CHANA VADA (VG)(G)(L)

4 pcs. Chennai style split chickpea cakes. €6.90

SPICY CHICKEN LOLLIPOPS (H)

5 pcs. Chicken wings coated in our special spicy masala. €6.20

VEGETABLE SAMOSAS (VG)(L)

2 pcs. Mixed vegetables encased in a crusty homemade pastry. €6.80

LAMB KEEMA SAMOSAS

2 pcs. Delicately spiced minced lamb encased in a crusty homemade pastry. €7.20

TANDOOR WALA

Marinated and cooked on skewers in our tandoor oven, perfect to nibble on or order with some sides, rice & bread for a great main course. Served with mint yoghurt sauce.

CHICKEN TIKKA (G)

Pieces of chicken breast, yoghurt, ginger garlic paste, cumin & lemon. €10.80

FISH TIKKA (G)

Fish fillet marinated in yoghurt, ginger garlic paste, spices and lemon. €17.50

PANEER TIKKA (V)(G)

Homemade sheep’s cheese, onions, capsicum, tomatoes, marinated in yoghurt, cumin & coriander. €11.50

TANDOORI KING PRAWNS (G)

Argentinian king prawns, yoghurt, ajwan, ginger garlic paste & fresh coriander. €18.50

BEEF SEEKH KEBAB (G)

Finely minced fresh Angus beef mixed with fine spices and grilled to perfection. €12.50

TANDOOR MIX (G)

A mix of Chicken Tikka, Lamb Chops, Beef Fillet Tikka & Beef Seekh. €22.50

DHABA CURRY

PRAWN MOILEE (G) (L) (N)

From the golden sands of the Malabar coast. Finest Argentinean king prawns (with tails), with onions, fenugreek, mustard seeds, garlic, ginger, coconut milk & kokum. €18.50

VINDALOO BEEF (G)(L)(N)(H)

Originating from the western coast of Goa, this piquant dish is with pieces of fresh angus beef, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon & fresh coriander. €12.80

CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA (G) (N)

Probably created in Britain, the most popular Indian curry is the grilled chicken tikka tossed in tomatoes, cream & methi leaves. €12.80

CHANA MASALA  (VG)(G)(L)(N)

Chickpeas & potatoes cooked with tomatoes, curry leaves, coconut powder & spices. €11.80

BEEF BRINJAL (G)(L)(N)

Tender pieces of rich angus beef making a great taste combination with aubergines, tomatoes & spices. €12.70

MEEN MANGA (G)(L)(N)

From ‘God’s Own Country’, this delicious Kerala style fish curry is prepared with coconut, mango & tamarind. €17.50

KORMA (L)(N)

A mouth-watering sweet creamy dish with coconut milk, mixed Indian spices & fresh coriander. Chicken €11.90 Lamb €14.20

CHETTINAD LAMB (G)(L)(N)(H)

Lovely tender pieces of fresh Irish lamb curry dish from Tamil Nadu, flavoured with peppercorns and a blend of aromatic spices, mixed with coconut. €14.50

SAMBAR  (VG)(G)(L)(N)

A fragrant vegetarian curry with carrots, cauliflower, potatoes, okra and lentils. €11.70

LAMB ROGAN JOSH (G)(N)

A classic Indian staple with tender pieces of fresh Irish lamb, perfectly spiced in tomatoes, yoghurt and fresh herbs curry. €14.50

MADRAS (G)(L)(N)

Gets its name from what was once the Indian city of Madras, now called Chennai. A deliciously tangy dish prepared with onions, tomatoes, coconut, curry leaves & spices. Chicken €11.50 Lamb €14.20 Beef €12.50

VEGETABLE KORMA  (VG)(G)(L)(N)

Mixed vegetables in a sweet delicious creamy dish with ground nuts, coconut milk, mixed Indian spices & fresh coriander. €11.60

PALAK PANEER  (V)(G)(N)

Homemade sheep’s cheese bits in warm pureed spinach curry with onions, tomatoes & dried methi leaves. €12.80

We only use top quality, fresh local chicken breast, fresh Irish lamb & fresh Angus beef in all our dishes. 

BIRYANI

CHICKEN BIRYANI (G) (N)

Spice & herb infused rice with chicken, garnished with raisins and cashew nuts. Served with cucumber, onion, tomato & mint raita. €14.50

LAMB BIRYANI (G)

Spice & herb infused rice with lamb served with cucumber, onion, tomato & mint raita. €16.50

ROADSIDE CHAATS

The crispy-crunchy-spicy-tangy Indian snack that is downright addicting and if you eat with your hands, you’ll have to chaat (lick) your fingers afterwards. Nuff said!

SAMOSA CHAAT

(Veg / Lamb / Mix) Mashed samosa topped with chana masala, freshly chopped kachumber & chutneys. Single €6.50 Double €9.50

BHEL PURI CHAAT (VG)(G)(L)(N)

Puffed rice, crispy sev noodles, peanuts, potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes & chutneys. €5.80

NAANWICH

A tandoor baked naan bread sandwich twist, stuffed with one of our tasty fillings. Served till 5pm.

CHICKEN NAANWICH

Filled with chicken 65, slaw, kachumber & mango raita. €7.60

LAMB NAANWICH

Filled with spiced minced lamb keema, slaw & cheese. €7.60

PANEER NAANWICH (V)

Filled with paneer tikka, slaw, kachumber & mango raita. €7.60

SALADS

Served till 5pm.

CHICKEN TIKKA SALAD (G)

Chicken tikka set on a mixed salad with mint & yoghurt dressing. €10.50

Mango & Chickpeas Salad (V)(G)(L)

Mixed greens, cabbage, carrots, cherry tomatoes, mango & chickpeas with lime, coriander & pomegranate molasses. €10.50

SIDES

INDOFRIES (VG)(G)(L)

Fries sprinkled with our special spice mix. €3.50

CUCUMBER RAITA (V)(G)

Cucumber, onions tomatoes & mint raita. €3.80

PAPADUMS 3PCS (VG)(G)(L)

Thin lentil crisp. €2.50

TADKA DHAL (VG)(G)(L)

Lentils with tomatoes, onions and garlic, tempered with cumin seeds. €6.00

TIKKA MASALA SAUCE (V)(G)(N)

Tomatoes based curry with cream & methi leaves. €6.00

MANGO RAITA (V)(G)

Mango, cardamom and coriander raita. €3.80

KACHUMBER SALAD (VG)(G)(L)

Cucumber, tomatoes, onions & coriander, lemon & olive oil dressing. €3.80

BOMBAY POTATOES (VG)(G)(L)

Cubed potatoes stir-fried with ginger, garlic, onions and spices. €6.00

MADRAS SAUCE (VG)(G)(L)(N)

Fries topped with a devilish vindaloo sauce. €6.00

CHUTNEYS

Choose from: Green (coriander & mint) / Date & Tamarind / Tomato / Coconut / Spicy / Mint Yoghurt / Mango. €2.00

SALAD (VG)(G)(L)

Sliced onions, chillies & lemon wedges. €3.50

MIXED PICKLE €2.00

THALI

Experience royalty with this traditional Indian meal consisting of a selection of different specialities served in small pots called ‘katoris’ on a copper Maharaja plate. Thali provides a feast of aromatic ingredients, which vary from one regional cuisine to another.

Our version includes:

Pilau Rice, Tadka Dhal, Dried Veg, Salad, Pickle, Raita, Butter Naan, Indian sweet

And choose two curries from:

Lamb Korma, Chicken Tikka Masala, beef Madras, Palak Paneer, Vegetable Korma

€24.50 per person

DEGUSTATION MENU

Spicy King Prawns 65
Chana Vada
Lamb Samosa Chaat (single)
Spicy Chicken Lollipops

Beef Tikka
Lamb Chops

Lamb Korma
Beef Madras
Chicken Tikka Masala
Pilau Rice
Butter Naan

Payasam
Gulab Jamun

€38.50 per person
minimum order 2 people

€38.50 per person (minimum order 2 people)

Bread

PLAIN NAAN  (V)

Indian flat bread cooked in the tandoori. €2.95

BUTTER NAAN  (V)

Indian flat bread cooked in the tandoori and drizzled with melted butter. €2.95

BUTTER NAAN  (V)

Indian flat bread with garlic cooked in the tandoori and drizzled with melted butter. €3.95

CHEESE NAAN  (V)

Indian flat bread with cheese cooked in the tandoori. €4.20

PESHWARI NAAN  (V)(N)

Indian flat bread with raisins, almonds & coconut cooked in the tandoori. €4.70

PAROTTA  (V)

Layered flat bread. €3.50

CHAPATI  (V)

Indian thin flat bread cooked on a tava. €2.90

POORI  (V)

2 pcs. Deep fried bread. €2.80

RICE

PILAU RICE  (VG)(G)(L)

Steamed basmati rice with herbs & spices. €3.95

COCONUT RICE  (VG)(G)(L)(N)(H)

Rice mixed with coconut, cashew nuts, peanuts, chana dal, mustard seeds and fresh curry leaves. €4.20

JEERA RICE  (VG)(G)(L)

Basmati rice cooked with cumin seeds & turmeric. €3.70

STEAMED RICE  (VG)(G)(L)

Steamed basmati rice. €3.30

Chicken Tikka Masala €10.00

Beef Madras €10.00

Vegan Korma €10.00

Lamb Rogan Josh €12.50

FYI

DIETARY & ALLERGY SYMBOLS

The following are an indication of food dietary & allergens symbols meaning:

(VG) Vegan

(V) Vegetarian

(G) Gluten Controlled*

(L) Lactose Free

(N) Contain Nuts

(H) Hot!

Should you have any dietary requirements or suffer from any allergens, kindly inform your order-taker before placing the order.

SERVICE CHARGE

A service charge of €4.40 per person is applicable for bills of €20 or less per person during dinner and all day on public holidays.

DIETARY CONCERNS

If you have a food allergy, intolerance or sensitivity, let us know and we will be able to suggest the best dishes for you.

BUSY PERIODS

We believe in freshly cooked food, but this takes time! During busy periods, please expect your food to be served 30 – 45 minutes from time of order.