The Menu hails extraordinary Indian fare from the Northern, Coastal and Southern areas of India. Offering fresh and innovative food concepts, our Chefs deliver a wide selection of vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian creations. Each dish is cooked primarily in vegetable oil with hand picked spices to impact a delicate infusion of flavours and textures. At Chimes we strive to serve you the best and our Chefs can create a fresh spin on any dish to fit your taste.
CHIMES BANQUET
Entrée

Chicken Tikka or Samosa
Seekh Kebab or Onion Bhaji
Pakora
Mains

Chicken Madras or Eggplant Masala
Lamb Saag or Palak Paneer
Dal Makhni
Saffron Rice
Breads - Plain Naan/Butter Naan
Raita
Dessert

Mango Ice Cream
Entrée

Tandoori Chicken or Tandoori Mushroom
Lamb Cutlet or Paneer Tikka
Samosa
Mains

Butter Chicken or Methi Malai Mutter
Prawn Masala/Goan Fish Curry or Malai Kofta
Beef Bhoona or Dal Makhani
Navratan Korma
Saffron Rice
Breads - Garlic Naan/Parantha/Masala Kulcha
Raita
Dessert

Your choice of Kulfi
Choice of one banquet menu per table, minimum two people
Please ask you host if you require any changes to the banquet, charges may apply
A La Carte Menu
ENTRÉE Vegetarian
Onion Bhaji
Sliced onion incorporated into batter made from chickpea flour, fresh coriander and spices. Deep fried.
$6.00
Pakoras
Lightly spiced fried onions, potatoes, cauliflower and spinach enveloped in delicate chickpea batter.
$6.00
Vegetable Samosa
Crispy savoury parcels of curried potatoes with green peas. A traditional delicacy.
$5.50
Tandoori Mushroom
Cup mushrooms marinated with yoghurt, herbs and spices, cooked to perfection in Tandoor.
$9.50
Paneer Tikka(served on sizzler)
Soft juicy chunks of Cottage Cheese marinated in tantalizing tandoori masala and grilled with onion and capsicum.
$10.00
Vegetable Manchurian
Deep Fried Mixed vegetable balls tossed in soy sauce flavoured with minced garlic, ginger, chillies and coriander. Cooked Indo-Chinese style.
$9.50
Gobi Manchurian
A Chimes favourite - Cauliflower marinated and crispy fried.
$7.50
Hara Bhara Kebab
A delicate blend of spinach, potatoes and green peas perked with aromatic spices and deep fried.
$8.50
Paneer Fingers
Cottage cheese fingers marinated and batter fried.
$7.50
Chimes Sizzling Vegetarian Platter (served on sizzler)
An exquisite mix of Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Mushrooms and Gobi Manchuri presented to get the finest experience.
$18.00
All prices inclusive of GST.
 
ENTRÉE Non - Vegetarian
Chicken Tikka(4 pieces - served on sizzler)
Tender pieces of boneless chicken marinated in yoghurt, garlic and ginger, flavoured with spices and roasted in the Tandoor.
$10.50
Andhra Chicken
Tender bites of marinated chicken deep fried and tossed in a wok with curry leaves, onions and mustard seeds.
$10.50
Tandoori Chicken ( Half/Whole – served on sizzler)
Chicken marinated in yoghurt, garlic, ginger and flavoured with freshly ground spices, roasted in Tandoor.
$10.50/$18.00
Lamb Cutlets (4 pieces – served on sizzler)
Deftly marinated lamb cutlets roasted in tandoor and served with home-made chutney.
$18.50
Lamb Seekh Kebab ( 4 pieces – served on sizzler)
Minced lamb meat blended with onions, special spices and herbs and roasted on a skewer in Tandoor.
$10.50
Fish Amritsari
Fresh fish pieces (Rockling) marinated in garlic, ginger batter and flavoured with spices and deep fried.
$14.00
Garlic Tandoori Prawns (6 pieces)
Tiger prawns, marinated in yoghurt, garlic and delicately flavoured with herbs and spices cooked in Tandoor.
$15.00
Chimes Chicken Lollipop (6 pieces)
A great delicious appetizer that is made from the middle segments of chicken wings. Marinated in garlic, vinegar and soy sauce, coated and deep-fried.
$11.00
Chimes Sizzling Tandoori Platter (10 pieces – served on sizzler)
Chicken, Lamb and Prawns marinated in ginger, garlic and exotic herbs succulently prepared in Tandoor to perfection.
$25.00
All prices inclusive of GST.
 
MAINS Vegetarian
Dal Makhani
A true labour of love. Black lentils and kidney beans cooked overnight on Tandoor in a mild tomato sauce and simmered with fragrant spices.
$10.00
Dal Tadka
Yellow lentils cooked with cumin seeds, asafoetida powder sautéed with fresh garlic, ginger, onion and tomatoes.
$10.00
Aloo Gobi
Cauliflower flowerets and potatoes stir fried in a kadhai with onion, ginger, tomatoes and mild spices.
$11.00
Eggplant Masala (Aloo Baingan)
Fresh cubes of eggplant cooked with potatoes, tomatoes and flavoured with spices.
$11.00
Pumpkin Masala
Pumpkin pieces stir fried with mustard seeds, curry leaves and coconut milk.
$11.00
Chickpea Masala
Chickpeas soaked overnight and cooked with freshly ground spices.
$10.00
Palak Paneer
Creamy cottage cheese cooked with finely pureed spinach.
$12.00
Chilli Paneer (Indo-Chinese Style)
Fresh marinated cottage cheese tossed with capsicum and onion in homemade chilli sauce.
$13.00
Malai Kofta
Cottage Cheese and potato dumplings, enveloped in a subtle gourmet sauce.
$12.00
Paneer Butter Masala
Cottage Cheese roasted in Tandoor and cooked in a creamy fresh tomato sauce.
$13.50
Navratan Korma
Traditional merging of nine mixed vegetables cooked in cashew and almond sauce. An all-time favourite.
$13.50
Mushroom Mutter
Fresh mushrooms and green peas cooked with onions, garlic, ginger and tomatoes.
$13.50
Mutter Paneer
North Indian delicacy of fresh green peas & cottage cheese cooked in tomato gravy and garnished with freshly chopped coriander
$12.00
Bhindi Masala (seasonal)
Okra cooked with garlic, ginger, onion and tomatoes.
$12.50
Methi Malai Mutter
An amalgam of the mellow flavors of fenugreek leaves cooked with green peas and ground spices, made rich and luscious with fresh cream.
$13.50
   
All prices inclusive of GST.
 
MAINS Non - Vegetarian
On request we can prepare any of the curries below with Chicken/Lamb & Beef. Please ask your host for any special requests.
   
CHICKEN  
Butter Chicken
Strips of boneless Chicken roasted in Tandoor and then cooked in a light creamy fresh tomato sauce.
$13.00
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken cooked in Tandoor and then simmered in a mixture of garlic, coriander, tomato and gourmet sauce.
$13.50
Chicken Korma
Succulent pieces of chicken superbly combined in a sauce made from nuts and fresh cream.
$13.50
CHIMES SPECIAL TAWA CHICKEN (served on Sizzler Plate)
Shredded chicken breast marinated in garlic and spices, cooked with onions and capsicum in masala gravy. This dish is generally cooked on roadside dhabas on big tawas.
$15.00
Murgh Methi Malai (Chef’s Special)
An amalgam of the mellow flavors of fenugreek leaves cooked with chicken and ground spices, made rich and luscious with fresh cream.
$15.50
Chicken Vindaloo
A spicy Indian speciality of boneless pieces of chicken cooked with vinegar and hot chilli
$13.50
Kadhai Chicken
North Indian dish cooked with succulent pieces of chicken stir fried in a wok with onion, tomatoes, bell pepper and spices.
 
Chicken Madras
Succulent chicken pieces superbly combined in onion gravy, curry leaves, coconut milk and South Indian spices.
$13.50
Achari Chicken
Aromatic chicken curry cooked with pickle.
$13.50
Chicken Saag
Boneless chicken cooked with spinach, tomatoes and a touch of cream.
$13.50
Chilly Chicken (Dry/Gravy)
Tender bites of chicken marinated in soy sauce, batter fried and tossed in a wok with onions and capsicum. An irresistible Indo-Chinese favourite.
$14.50
   
LAMB/BEEF  
Lamb Roganjosh
Lamb cooked in herbs and rich gravy. A traditional delicacy from Kashmir.
$14.00
Lamb Saag
Lean lamb cooked with pureed spinach, herbs, spices and simmered in fresh cream.
$14.00
Lamb Vindaloo
A spicy Lamb curry cooked with vinegar and hot chilli sauce.
$14.00
Lamb Madras
Succulent lamb pieces superbly combined in onion gravy, curry leaves, coconut milk and South Indian spices.
$14.00
Barrah Masala (Lamb Cutlet Masala)
Flattened lamb chops delicately spiced and marinated in yogurt, slow cooked in the traditional Indian Tandoor with rich gravy.
$14.00
Lamb Bhuna
Succulent cubes of lamb flavoured with ground spices and cooked with onion and capsicum. A classic Indian recipe.
$19.00
Lamb Korma
Soft Juicy pieces of lamb superbly combined in a sauce made from Cashew nuts and fresh cream.
$14.00
Lamb Pepper Fry
Soft, tender pieces of lamb coated with a delectable flavour of cracked peppercorns embedded in mustard seeds and curry leaves.
$14.00
Lamb Dal Gosht (Dalcha)
Succulent lamb pieces slowly cooked with tomato in Yellow dal (lentil) gravy.
$14.00
Beef Vindaloo
A spicy Beef curry cooked with vinegar and hot chilli sauce.
$15.00
Beef Madras
Succulent beef pieces superbly combined in onion gravy, curry leaves, coconut milk and South Indian spices.
$14.00
Beef Bhuna $14.00
Succulent cubes of beef flavoured with ground spices and cooked with onion and capsicum. A classic Indian recipe.
$14.00
Haryali Beef Curry
Tender pieces of beef slowly cooked in cream and fresh spinach sauce.
$14.00
All prices inclusive of GST.
SEAFOOD DELICACIES
Chilli Garlic Prawns (Indo-Chinese Style)
Tiger prawns pan seared with garlic and chilli paste, a touch of vinegar and soy sauce
$17.00
Prawn Masala
Tiger prawns cooked in Tandoor, then simmered in fresh tomatoes, onions and capsicum
$17.00
Prawn Makhani
Pan Sautéed prawns in a light creamy fresh tomato sauce.
$17.00
Prawn Malai Mughlai
Tiger prawns cooked with fresh cream, onions and cashew nut gravy with a touch of pepper
$18.00
Goan Fish Curry
Rockling fish pieces gently simmered in coconut blended with ginger garlic and mildly spiced. A speciality of the West Coast of India.
$17.00
Bengal Fish Curry
Marinated Fish Pieces cooked with five spices, onions, tomatoes and corriander
$17.00
All prices inclusive of GST.
RICE  
Saffron Rice
Basmati rice infused with Saffron.
$3.50
Coconut Rice
Basmati rice cooked in coconut milk or coconut flakes.
$5.00
Lemon Rice
Basmati rice cooked with mustard seeds, curry leaves, coconut
and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
$5.00
Kashmiri Pulao
Basmati rice cooked with lightly spiced dried fruits and nuts. 69. Chicken Biryani
$6.00
Chicken Biryani
Aromatic Basmati rice flavoured with saffron and cooked with
chicken and exotic spices. Served with Raita.
$13.00
Lamb Hyderabadi Biryani
Aromatic Basmati rice flavoured with saffron and cooked with
succulent pieces of lamb and exotic spices. Served with Raita.
$14.00
Vegetarian Biryani
Aromatic Basmati rice flavoured with saffron and cooked with
fresh seasonal vegetables and exotic spices. Served with Raita.
$10.00
   
BREAD  
Naan
Highly recommended and popular bread cooked in Tandoor.
$2.50
Garlic Naan
Naan seasoned with homemade fresh garlic butter and coriander.
$3.00
Tandoori Roti
Special wheat flour preparation baked in Tandoor.
$2.50
Parantha/Mint Parantha
Flaky wholemeal bread baked in Tandoor.
$3.50
Aloo Parantha
Made of whole wheat, bread stuffed with aromatic spices, green peas and potatoes.
$4.00
Masala Kulcha
Tandoori bread stuffed with potatoes, cottage cheese, cumin and coriander.
$4.00
Keema Naan
Tandoori bread stuffed with spicy minced lamb.
$4.50
Kashimiri Naan
Tandoori bread stuffed with dried fruits and nuts
$4.50
Cheese Naan
Tandoori bread stuffed with tasty shredded cheese, finely chopped onion and capsicum.
$4.50
All prices inclusive of GST.
ACCOMPANIMENTS  
Pappadums (4 pieces)
Thin Crispy Crackers
$3.00
Chutney (Mango, Mint or Tamarind)
$3.00
Raita of the week – please ask your host for the flavour
Churned yogurt seasoned with various ingredients – a wonderful cool and refreshing accompaniment with curries.
$4..00
Achar (Mixed Pickle)
$3.00
Garden Salad
$4.50
Onion Salad with Green Chillies
$3.50
All prices inclusive of GST.
 
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Chimes Restaurant
170, Belmore Road, Balwyn 
(Corner of Belmore Road and Balwyn Road)
Phone: 03 9857 5858
Opening Hours
Mon - Sun: 5pm till late (OPEN all nights)

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