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3 Monkeys

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About 3 Monkeys

A jewel in the crown of SE London is the 3 Monkey’s Indian restaurant. Not a sign of flock wallpaper in sight, the decor is light and airy and the cooking highly regarded. Expect the best of regional Indian cuisine prepared in one of the oldest traditions of cooking, including the tandoori oven, sigri and kadai grill. There is a dramatic show kitchen with chefs on view preparing special dishes. ’Time Out’ finalist for ’Best Local Restaurant 1999’ - richly deserved. What’s cooking? Chaamp Taazdaar - an ineffably aromatic and succulent rack of lamb braised slowly in a perfectly balanced liquor with an infusion of cloves, cardamom and pathar ke phool, Allepey Seafood Curry - A variety of seafood stewed in coconut milk with shredded ginger, soured with raw mango and for vegetarians - Baadal Jaam - Slices of aubergine 'dummed' tender with a topping of spicy tomato chutney and crowned with a dollop of garlic flavoured yoghurt.



Full a la carte

Starter

- Calamari Varuval Seared King Scallop served on curls of squid tossed with curry leaves, mustard seeds and peppercorns, finished with a dash of goan vinegar £7.25
- Tawe ki Machli Pan grilled steaks of Halibut marinated with a spicy
masala served on a bed of flamed onions, tomatoes and chillies £5.95
- Jhinga Spicy batter fried prawns sautéed with mustard seeds
and curry leaves £5.25
- Mussel Hara Masala Fresh mussels tossed with garlic, spring onion and tomato, flavoured with curry leaves and lemongrass £4.95
- Batakh Ka Samosa Duck meat sautéed in Deccan style, encased
in crispy Indian pastry and served with a sweet'n'sour chutney £3.95
- Murgh Seekh pa Jumbo chicken mince seekhs packed with sautéed
chicken liver, tempered with royal cumin seeds £4.25
- Seekh Kebab kangari Minced lamb and cheese kebab, grilled in Tandoor £4.75
- Shikhampuri Kebab Baby lamb cooked with cinnamon, cardamom and Bengal gram, minced, packed with yoghurt cheese,mint, and onions. A delicacy from Hyderabad £4.25

Spicy Dishes
Medium Spiced Dishes
- Khumb Pudhina Tikka Mushrooms stuffed with potatoes sautéed in traditional
pickle spices, wrapped in a multi flour batter accentuated with fresh mint, grilled golden on an open fire grill £3.95
- Mutter Adrak Ki Aloo Tikki Shallow fried patties of mashed potatoes, stuffed with crushed green peas spiced with finely chopped ginger, topped with mint and dried mango chutneys £3.45
- Aloo Paalak Ka Thepla Bhajjia Finely shredded onions, potatoes and spinach spiced with fennel seeds and pepper. Deep fried £3.45

Main Course

K E B A B S E L E C T I O N
- Prawn Peri Peri Pan-fried prawns marinated with spicy Goan peri peri
masala served on a bed of flamed onions, tomatoes and chillies £14.95
- Monk Fish Tikka Cubes of Monk fish wrapped in a mustard flavoured yoghurt marinade, roasted over charcoal £12.95
- Chaamp Taazdaar An ineffably aromatic and succulent rack of lamb braised
slowly in a perfectly balanced liquor with an infusion of cloves, cardamom and pathar ke phool - finished in tandoor £14.95
- Tandoori Chicken Amritsari Chicken reserved overnight in a burnt garlic and yoghurt marinade, that is a veritable symphony of exotic spices including
the rarely used 'Mugga' cooked on a bhatti - open fire grill £9.95
- Roghan-e-resham This soft as silk delicacy of chicken supremes is matured in a
delicately spiced nutty marinade, wrapped with beaten eggs and crushed toasted almond flakes-grilled golden £8.95
- Paneer Tikka Lalmirch Cubes of cottage cheese layered with red chilli chutney,
draped in a Jaipuri spiced yoghurt cheese marinade,grilled to perfection £7.95
- Tandoori Fruit Chaat A tangy combination of pineapple, apple, guava, pear,
sweet potato and star fruit gilded in the tandoor, served with banana crisps and a fruity relish £7.95

Assorted Kebab Platter
Non vegetarian
Selection of Prawn, Fish, Chicken and lamb char-grilled to perfection.

C U R R I E S
- Lobster Pepper-fry Fresh lobster, treated with lime and turmeric, tossed in a
peppery onion and fennel masala with cherry tomatoes, button onions and bell peppers, tempered with curry leaves £22.95
- Jhinga Hara Pyaz Masala Tiger prawns stir-fried with spring onion greens, sweet bell peppers and sprouted moong, tempered with crushed
green and black peppercorns £12.95
- Allepey Seafood Curry A variety of seafood stewed in coconut milk with shredded ginger, soured with raw mango £12.95
- Thaaravu Roast Tender breast of duck, pot roasted with coriander, cumin
and garlic, finished with a pepper powered Chettinad gravy £13.95
- Murgh Handi Lazeez Chicken simmered in a creamy yoghurt and brown garlic
gravy made heady with the rich aroma of green cardamom, mace and saffron, slow cooked on 'dum' in an earthen pot £10.95
- Murgh Tikka Makhanwala This all time favourite-tandoor grilled chicken tikka in a tomato gravy cooked in the classical way, with oodles of butter and cream £9.95
- Methi Murgh Juicy morsels of chicken stir-fried with fresh spinach and
fenugreek leaves £9.95
- Karhai Chicken This is a North West Frontier style of cooking using
chopped ingredients and coarsely crushed spices Tandoor grilled chicken tikka, stir-fried with peppers £9.95
- Zaafrani Pasanda Saffron accentuated piccatta of lamb cooked in dum with a
myriad of spices that provide a unique symphony of subtle flavours £9.95
- Handi Gosht Central Indian style of cooking - spring lamb cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger and coarsely ground spices,finished with fresh fenugreek £10.95
- Roghanjosh This perennial North Indian favourite - spring lamb cooked
in the traditional roghanjosh gravy £10.25
- Saag Gosht A wonderful combination of pureed spinach and spring
lamb, flavoured with garlic, cumin and kasoori methi £10.95
- Karhai Gosht This is a North West Frontier style of cooking using chopped ingredients and coarsely crushed spices. Spring lamb stir fried with peppers £10.95

V E G E T A B L E S
- Paneer Makhan Masala Chunks of cottage cheese cooked in a tomato gravy
prepared in the classical way, flavoured with kasoori methi, topped with a streak of fresh cream £6.95
- Subz Panchrattani Baby corn, brocolli, zucchini, bell peppers and snow peas tossed with bean sprouts in a kadhai with a richly spiced and invigorating masala £5.95
- Baadal Jaam Slices of aubergine 'dummed' tender with a topping of spicy tomato chutney and crowned with a dollop of garlic flavoured yoghurt £5.95
- Bhindi Jaipuri Crispy fried slivers of okra and onions tossed with dry mango powder £5.95
- Khumb Hara Pyaz Button mushroom and spring onions tossed in a lean cumin
and whole red chilly tempered masala of onions and tomatoes, garnished with pickled ginger juliennes £5.95
- Makai Shehzadi Baby corn pickled with lime and honey, stir-fried with spinach
in a masala accentuated with peppercorns and garlic £5.95
- Paalak Bhujia Baby spinach stir-fried with cumin and garlic, spiced with
scissor cut red chillies £4.95
- Mirch Baingan Ka Saalan Baby aubergine cooked with snub nose red chillies in a peanut,sesameseed, and coconut gravy, soured with tamarind £5.95
- Sukha Heeng Zeera Aloo Potatoes stir-fried with asafoetida and cumin seeds, tossed with fresh coriander £4.25
- Dal Makhani The black lentil delicacy incorporating fresh tomato and garlic,
simmered over-night on charcoal, finished with cream and served with a dollop of butter £4.95
- Sambhar South Indian Speciality lentil cooked with vegetables £4.95

R I C E
- Khushka Steamed basmati rice £2.50
- Jeera Pulao Cumin flavoured basmati rice £2.95
- Lemon rice with cashewnuts Lemon flavoured basmati rice tossed with curry leaves, lentils, mustard seeds and cashewnuts £3.25
- Vegetable pulao Fresh garden vegetables and saffron hued, long grained
basmati rice, sealed with dough 'dummed'a la minute' in handcrafted handis to secure the flavours £3.50

B R E A D
- Naan £ 1.95
- Roti £ 1.95
- Parantha £ 2.50
(Mint/ Plain)
- Stuffed Naan £ 2.95
(Peshawari/garlic/cheese/chicken and vegetables)
Papad (for two) £ 2.50
(Served with a selection of chutneys and pickles)

A C C O M P A N I M E N T S
- Cucumber and Mint Raita £ 2.50
- Green Salad or Onion Salad £ 2.50

Dessert





Additional Information


Address:

136 - 140 Herne Hill, SE24 9QH

Nearest tube:

Herne Hill
All prices include VAT @17.5%
A discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill.

Average Price:

Under £24 (€34)

Opening times:

Lunch Mon - Sun 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner Mon - Sat 6pm - 11pm
Sun 6pm - 10:30pm
Open Bank Holidays.

Dress Code:

Smart Casual

N.B. Bookings can no longer be made for this restaurant through London Online



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