MEET THE OWNER – “CHEF D”

Everyone loves good food!

But not everyone can prepare good food.

Dilandra Singh Pundir – Owner & Chef

A little bit about Chef D

Chef Dilandra Singh Pundir was born in 1975 in the north of India. He started his career in Mumbai in 1994.

After 5 years working in Mumbai, Dilandra moved to Switzerland and worked at the Mövenpick Hotel Geneva for two years.

Further expanding his international experience Chef D also worked in Germany from 2001 to 2010.

He began his exploration of Portugal in late 2010 working in Cascais.

Finally in 2017, with the dream of owning his own restaurant finally a possibility, Dilandra took ownership of the Maharani Restaurant in Praia da Areia Branca, and in 2019 the Maharani in Peniche.

He’s easy to recognise…. you’ll usually find him in the kitchen cooking up a storm and always with a smile on his face!

Our Chef (affectionately known as “Chef D”) brings his years of international experience to Maharani and to YOU!

OUR MENU

Aperitivos | Starter Drinks

MOSCATEL
3,00€
MARTINI
3,00€
PORTO
3,50€
CAMPARI
4,00€
VODKA
4,50€
GIN & TONIC
5,00€
RUM
5,00€

Entradas | Starters

SAMOSA (2pc)
2,90€
Carne ou vegetais / Meat or vegetable
VEGETABLE PAKORA
3,00€
Pasteis de legumes / Vegetable pastry
ONION BHAJI
4,00€
Pasteis de cebola / Onion Pastry
PANEER PAKORA
4,00€
Pasteis de queijo indiano / Indian cheese pastry
CHICKEN PAKORA
4,00€
Pasteis de frango / Chicken pastry
PRAWN PAKORA
5,00€
Pasteis de camarão / Prawn pastry
CHICKEN TIKKA
5,00€
Frango marinado c/especiarias e iogurte / Chicken marinated with spices and yoghurt
SEEKH KEBAB
5,00€
Grelhado de borrego picado em salsicha / Grilled minced lamb sausage
MIXED STARTER (2P)
7,00€
MIXED STARTER (2P)
13,50€

Sopas | Soups

DAAL SOUP
3,50€
Sopa de lentilhas / Lentil soup
TOMATO SOUP
3,50€
Sopa de tomate
CHICKEN SOUP
4,00€
Sopa de frango
PRAWN SOUP
4,50€
Sopa de camarão

Saladas | Salads

MIXED SALAD / SALADA MISTA
4,00€
Alface, tomate, pepino, cebola, milho e azeitonas / Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, corn and olives
TOMATO SALAD / SALADA DE TOMATE
4,00€
Alface, tomate, cebola, queijo caseiro indiano / Lettuce, tomato, onion, homemade indian cheese

Pão Indiano | Indian Bread

TANDOORI ROTI
1,75€
Pão de farinha integral / Flour bread
NAAN
2,00€
Pão assado no pote de carvão / Tandoori naan
GARLIC NAAN
2,50€
Pão tandoori com alho / Tandoori naan with garlic
PARANTHE
2,50€
Pão de farinha integral com manteiga / Flour bread with butter
CHEESE NAAN
3,00€
Pão com recheio de queijo caseiro / Bread with homemade indian cheese filling
PESHWARI NAAN
3,50€
Pão com côco, passas e caju / Bread with coconut, raisin and cashew filling
KEEMA NAAN
3,50€
Pão com recheio de carne picada de borrego / Bread with minced lamb filling
GARLIC CHEESE NAAN
3,50€
Pão com alho e recheio de queijo caseiro / Bread with garlic and homemade indian cheese filling

Pratos de Arroz Basmati | Basmati Rice Dishes

PLAIN RICE / ARROZ BRANCO
1,75€
JEERA RICE
2,00€
Arroz com cominhos / Rice with cumin
PILAU RICE
3,00€
Arroz frito com açafrão / Fried rice with saffron
MUTTAR PILAU (VEG)
3,50€
Arroz frito com açafrão e ervilhas / Fried rice with saffron and peas
MUSHROOM PILAU RICE
3,50€
Arroz com açafrão e cogumelos / Fried rice with saffron and mushrooms
VEGETABLE PILAU RICE
4,50€
Arroz com açafrão e legumes / Fried rice with saffron and vegetables
EGG FRIED RICE / ARROZ COM OVOS
4,00€
SPECIAL RICE
3,50€
Arroz com vegetais, cajú, passas, amêndoas e queijo / Rice with vegetables, cashews, raisins, almonds and indian cheese

Biryanis

Todos os pratos têm um mistura de arroz basmati com especiarias, passas, cajú e amêndoas / All dishes are served with a mixture of basmati rice, spices, raisins, cashews and almonds
VEGETABLE BIRYANI / ARROZ COM LEGUMES
8,90€
CHICKEN BIRYANI / ARROZ COM FRANGO
9,50€
LAMB BIRYANI / ARROZ COM BORREGO
10,00€
PRAWN BIRYANI / ARROZ COM CAMARÃO
11,00€
SPECIAL BIRYANI
13,00€
Arroz com borrego, camarão e frango / Rice with lamb, prawns and chicken

Pratos de Legumes | Vegetable Dishes

DAL MAKHANI
7,50€
Lentilhas com tomate, cebola e manteiga / Black lentils with tomato, onion and butter sauce
TARKHA DAL
7,50€
Caril de lentilhas com cebola, tomate, alho e gengibre / Yellow lentils with onion, tomato, ginger and spices
BOMBAY ALOO
7,50€
Caril de batatas á Mumbai / Bombay potatoes
ALOO GOBI
7,50€
Caril de batatas e cove-flor com especiarias indianas / Potato and cauliflower curry
MIXED VEGETABLE CURRY
7,50€
Caril de vegetais com queijo indiano / Vegetable curry with indian cheese
SAAG ALOO CURRY
7,50€
Caril de batata com espinafres indianos / Indian spinach and potato in a mild dry curry sauce
KARAHI CHANA
7,50€
Grão servido em pote de latão / Chick pea curry served in karahi
MUSHROOM MATTAR CURRY
7,50€
Caril de cogumelo e ervilhas / Mushroom and pea curry
MUSHROOM BHAJI
7,50€
Cogumelos com tomato, gengibre, alho e cebola / Mushrooms with tomato, ginger, garlic and onions (dry)
SAAG PANEER
8,50€
Espinafres com queijo caseiro indiano / Spinach with homemade indian cheese
SAAG MASALA
8,50€
Espinafres indianos com cebola e tomate / Indian spinach with onion and tomato
BAIGAN KA BHARTA
8,50€
Beringela com cebola, ervilhas e tomate / Eggplant with onion, peas and tomato
BHINDI MASALA
8,50€
Quiabos com cebola e tomate / Lady finger with onion and tomato
SHAHI KOFTA
8,50€
Almôndegas de vegetais em molho de queijo e natas / Vegetable balls in cashew cream sauce
VEGETABLE KORMA (SUAVE / MILD)
8,50€
Mistura de vegetais e queijo indiano caseiro no molho de castanha de cajú, nozes e natas / Mixed vegetables with homemade indian cheese and cashew nuts in cream sauce
MUTTAR PANEER
8,50€
Caril de ervilhas com queijo indiano caseiro / Pea curry with homemade indian cheese
KARAHI PANEER
8,50€
Queijo caseiro indiano servido em pote latão / Indian homemade cheese served in karahi
MAKHANI PANEER (SUAVE / MILD)
8,50€
Queijo caseiro indiano com tomate e manteiga / Homemade cheese with butter tomato sauce
VEGETABLE JALFREZI (MEIO PICANTE / MEDIUM HOT)
8,50€
Legumes cozinhados com cebola, pimentos e tomato / Vegetables cooked with onions, peppers and tomatoes

Pratos de Frango | Chicken Dishes

Os pratos são feitos com peito de frango / Dishes are prepared with boneless chicken breast
CHICKEN CURRY
8,50€
Caril de frango com cebola, tomate, gengibre e alho / Chicken curry with onion, tomato, ginger and garlic
CHICKEN MADRAS
9,00€
Frango com especiarias e ervas picante / Chicken cooked with hot spices
CHICKEN SAAG
9,00€
Caril de frango com espinafres indianos / Chicken cooked with indian spinach
CHICKEN KARAHI
9,00€
Frango cozinhado numa frigideira indiana com cebola e pimentos / Chicken cooked in an indian wok with peppers and onions
BUTTER CHICKEN (SUAVE / MILD)
9,00€
Frango grelhado com tomates, manteiga e natas / Grilled chicken cooked in tomato butter sauce
CHICKEN XACUTTI
9,00€
Caril de frango cozido com leite de côco / Chicken cooked with coconut milk
CHICKEN BAGICHA
9,00€
Caril de frango com vegetais / Chicken curry with vegetables
CHICKEN KORMA (SUAVE / MILD)
9,00€
Frango cozinhado com cajú, nozes e natas / Chicken cooked with cashews, nuts and cream
CHICKEN SPECIAL (SUAVE / MILD)
9,00€
Caril de frango com cebola, pimento, amêndoas, passas cozidas com natas e frutas / Chicken cooked with onions, peppers, almonds, raisins, fruit and cream
CHICKEN MUGHLAI (SUAVE / MILD)
9,00€
Caril de frango com amêndoas, nozes, natas e frutas / Chicken curry with almonds, nuts, cream and fruit
CHICKEN MUSHROOM
9,00€
Frango com cogumelos / Chicken with mushrooms
CHILLI CHICKEN (MEIO PICANTE / MED. HOT)
9,50€
Frango frito com tomates, pimentos e cebola num molho de soja picante / Fried chicken tossed with tomatoes, peppers and onion in a soy chilli sauce
CHICKEN JALFREZI (MEIO PICANTE / MED. HOT)
9,50€
Frango grelhado com cebola e pimentos / Grilled chicken with onions and peppers
CHICKEN DHANSAK
9,50€
Caril de frango com lentilhas amarelas / Chicken curry with yellow lentils
MANGO CHICKEN (SUAVE / MILD)
9,50€
Frango com manga / Chicken with mango
CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA
9,50€
Frango grelhado com cebola e pimentos / Tandoori grilled chicken with onions and peppers
CHICKEN VINDALOO (PICANTE / HOT)
9,50€
Um prato picante com especiarias de Goa e batatas / A hot dish with Goan spices and potatoes

Pratos de Borrego | Lamb Dishes

LAMB CURRY
9,00€
Caril de borrego com cebola, tomate, gengibre e alho / Lamb curry with onion, tomato, ginger and garlic
MANGO LAMB (SUAVE / MILD)
9,50€
Borrego com manga / Lamb with mango
BUTTER LAMB (SUAVE / MILD)
9,50€
Borrego com tomate, manteiga e natas / Grilled lamb cooked in a tomato butter sauce
LAMB KHUMB
9,50€
Caril de borrego com cogumelos / Lamb with mushrooms
LAMB MADRAS (PICANTE / HOT)
9,50€
Borrego com cebola, tomate, gengibre e especiarias / Lamb with onions, tomatoes, ginger and spices
LAMB KARAHI
9,50€
Borrego feito em frigideira indiana com cebola e tomate / Lamb fried in indian wok (dry sauce)
LAMB BHUNA
9,50€
Caril de borrego com lentilhas amarelas / Lamb curry with yellow lentils
LAMB DHANSAK
9,90€
Borrego cozido com cajú, nozes e natas / Lamb cooked with cashews, nuts and cream
SAAG LAMB (SAUVE / MILD)
9,90€
Caril de borrego com espinafres indianos / Lamb in dry curry sauce with indian spinach
LAMB KORMA
9,90€
Borrego com pouco molho, cebola, pimento e tomate / Lamb in a dry sauce with onions, peppers and tomatoes
LAMB VINDALOO (PICANTE /HOT)
9,90€
Um prato picante com especiarias de Goa e batatas / A hot dish with Goan spices and potatoes
LAMB BAGICHA
9,90€
Caril de borrego com vegetais / Lamb curry with vegetables
LAMB XACUTTI
9,50€
Caril de borrego com leite de côco / Lamb cooked in coconut sauce
LAMB TIKKA MASALA
9,90€
Borrego grelhado em molho de caril com cebola e pimentos / Tandoori grilled lamb in a curry sauce with onions and peppers
LAMB JALFREZI
10,00€
Borrego grelhado com molho, cebola e pimento / Tandoori grilled lamb with onions and peppers
ROGAN JOSH
10,00€
Pedaços de borrego feito com molho de tomate / Lamb pieces cooked in tomato sauce

Pratos de Camarão | Prawn Dishes

MANGO PRAWN (SAUVE / MILD)
10,00€
Camarão com manga / Prawns with mango
PRAWN CURRY
10,00€
Caril de camarão com cebola, tomate, gengibre e alho / Prawns with onion, tomato, ginger and garlic
PRAWN KARAHI
10,50€
Caril de camarão com cebola e pimentos feito em frigideira indiana / Prawns with onion, tomato, ginger and garlic fried in an indian wok
PRAWN MASALA
10,50€
Caril de camarão com ervilhas e molho de tomate e cebola / Prawns with peas, tomatoes and onions
SAAG PRAWN
10,50€
Caril de camarão e espinafres indianos / Prawns with indian spinach in dry curry
PRAWN KORMA
10,50€
Camarão cozinhado com cajú, nozes e natas / Prawns cooked with cashews, nuts and cream
PRAWN XACUTTI
10,50€
Caril de camarão com leite de côco / Prawn curry cooked in coconut milk
PRAWN MADRAS (MEIO PICANTE / MEDIUM HOT)
10,50€
Camarão cozido com molho de cebola, tomate e especiarias / Prawns cooked with onions, tomatoes and hot spices
PRAWN BAGICHA
10,50€
Caril de camarão com legumes / Prawn curry with vegetables
PRAWN VINDALOO (PICANTE / HOT)
10,50€
Um prato picante com especiarias de Goa e batatas / A hot dish with Goan spices and potatoes
BUTTER PRAWNS (SAUVE / MILD)
10,50€
Camarão com molho de manteiga, tomate e natas / Prawns cooked in a tomato and butter cream sauce

Pratos de Peixe | Fish Dishes

FISH CURRY
10,00€
Caril de peixe com cebola, tomate, gengibre e alho / Fish curry with onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic
MANGO FISH (SUAVE / MILD)
11,00€
Peixe com manga / Fish with mango
FISH KARAHI
11,00€
Peixe feito em frigideira indiana com cebola e tomate / Fish cooked in indian wok with onions and tomatoes
FISH KORMA
11,00€
Peixe cozinhado com cajú, nozes e natas / Fish cooked with cashews, nuts and cream
FISH XACUTTI (SAUVE / MILD)
11,00€
Caril de peixe com molho de côco / Fish cooked in coconut milk
BUTTER FISH (SAUVE / MILD)
11,00€
Peixe com molho de tomate, manteiga e natas / Fish cooked in a tomato butter cream sauce
FISH BAGICHA
11,00€
Caril de peixe com vegetais / Fish curry with vegetables

Pratos de Camarão Grande | King Prawn Dishes

KING PRAWN CURRY
19,90€
Caril de Camarão Grande com cebola, tomate, gengibre e alho / King Prawn curry with onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic
KING PRAWN JALFREZI (MEIO PICANTE / MEDIUM HOT)
19,90€
Camarão Grande com cebola e pimentos / King Prawn in a hot sauce with onions and peppers
KING PRAWN MADRAS (MEIO PICANTE / MEDIUM HOT)
19,90€
Camarão Grande cozido com molho de cebola, tomate e especiarias / King Prawn cooked with onions, tomatoes and hot spices
KING PRAWN VINDALOO (PICANTE / HOT)
19,90€
Um prato picante com especiarias de Goa e batatas / A hot dish with Goan spices and potatoes
KING PRAWN KORMA (SUAVE / MILD)
19,90€
Camarão Grande cozinhado com cajú, nozes e natas / King Prawn cooked with cashews, nuts and cream

Pratos de Vaca | Beef Dishes

BEEF CURRY
9,00€
Caril de vaca com cebola, tomate, gengibre e alho / Beef curry with onion, tomato, ginger and garlic
MANGO BEEF (SUAVE / MILD)
9,00€
Vaca com manga / Beef with mango
BUTTER BEEF (SUAVE / MILD)
9,00€
Vaca com molho de tomate e manteiga / Beef cooked in a tomato butter sauce
BEEF XACUTTI
9,50€
Caril de vaca com leite de côco / Beef curry cooked in coconut milk
BEEF MADRAS (MEIO PICANTE /MEDIUM HOT)
9,50€
Caril de vaca com cebola e especiarias picantes / Beef curry with hot spices
BEEF KARAHI
9,50€
Carne de vaca cozinhada em frigideira indiana com cebola, tomate e pimento / Beef cooked in an indian wok with onions, tomatoes and peppers
BEEF SAAG
9,50€
Caril de vaca com espinafres indianas / Beef curry with indian spinach
BEEF VINDALOO (PICANTE / HOT)
9,50€
Um prato picante com especiarias de Goa e batatas / A hot dish with Goan spices and potatoes
BEEF KORMA (SUAVE / MILD)
9,50€
Carne de vaca cozinhada com cajú, nozes e natas / Beef cooked with cashews, nuts and cream
BEEF BAGICHA
9,50€
Caril de vaca com vegetais / Beef curry with vegetables
BEEF DHANSAK
10,00€
Caril de vaca com lentilhas amarelas / Beef curry with yellow lentils

Grelhados no Tandoor | Tandoori (Grilled) Dishes

Todos os grelhados são marinados de véspera com diversos especiarias indianas e iogurte. Todos os pratos tandoori são servidos na chapa quente com pimentos, cenoura, cebola, e couve branco/roxo.
All tandoori dishes are marinated overnight with indian spices and yoghurt. All dishes are served on a sizzling hot plate with carrots, peppers, white/red cabbage and onions.
CHICKEN TIKKA
9,90€
Frango marinado com especiarias / Chicken marinated with spices
CHICKEN HARYALI
9,90€
Frango marinado com hortelã, coentros e especiarias / Chicken marinated with mint, coriander and spices
TANDOORI CHICKEN LEGS
10,00€
Pernas de frango grelhadas / Grilled chicken legs
SEEKH KEBAB
11,00€
Grelhado de carne picada de borrego / Grilled minced lamb kebab
LAMB TANDOORI
11,00€
Espetada de borrego marinado / Boneless grilled lamb
MIX TANDOORI
16,00€
Espetada de frango, borrego, camarão e carne de borrego picada / Mix of grilled chicken, lamb, prawn and minced lamb

Extras

PAPADUM
0,50€
1 Unidade / 1 Piece
MIX PICKLES
3,00€
BATATA FRITA / FRENCH FRIES
3,00€
INDIAN YOGHURT / IOGURTE INDIANO
3,00€
RAITA
4,00€
Iogurte com cebola, tomate e pepino picado com especiarias / Indian yoghurt with spices and chopped onions, tomatoes and cucumber

Menu Infantil | Children’s Menu

CHICKEN TIKKA
5,50€
Cubos de frango grelhado com batata frita e arroz ou salada / Grilled chicken tikka with french fries and rice or salad
CHICKEN BURGER
3,50€
Hamburguer de frango com batata frita / Chicken burger with french fries
CHICKEN NUGGETS
3,50€
Nuggets de frango com batata frita / Chicken nuggets with french fries