Indian Essence Bistro

8.7

10123 100 St, Fort St John, BC V1J 3Y6, Canada

Opens at 11:00 AM

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Appetizers

  • Veg Samosas (2 pcs)

    Two crisp patties stuffed with potatoes, peas, and spices made from unleavened dough with white flour.

    $5.78

  • Veg Samosa (3 pcs)

    $8.24

  • Vegetable Pakoras

    Delicately spiced chickpea batter with fried vegetables.

    $8.79

  • Aloo Tikki with Chole

    Two patties of spiced potatoes served with curried chickpeas and garnished with onion and daikon green sauce.

    $10.99

  • Paneer Pakoras

    Fresh marinated Indian cheese stick fried until crispy.

    $14.29

  • French Fries

    $4.39

  • Chicken Pakora

    Fried boneless chicken pieces battered in flour and marinated in ginger and Indian spices.

    $15.39

  • Chilli Chicken

    Fried chicken cooked in a combination of bell peppers, Indian spices, and Chinese flavours.

    $16.49

  • Fish Pakora

    Fried pieces of basa fish delicately battered with flour and spices.

    $15.39

  • Vegetable Noodles

    Noodles cooked with vegetables and Chinese flavours.

    $15.39

  • Chat Papri

    Crispy and salted patties made with white flour, served with mashed potatoes, plain yogurt, tamarind sauce, mint sauce, and Indian spices on top.

    $10.99

  • Aloo Tikka Burger

    Potatoe and paneer patties burger filled with coleslaw salad.

    $9.89

  • Aloo Tikki Burger Combo

    Potato and paneer patties burger and coleslaw salad. One order comes with potato wedges or french fries and your choice of pop.

    $15.39

  • Butter Chicken Burger

    Burger tossed with butter filled with crispy chicken petty butter sauce and coleslaw salad.

    $10.99

  • Butter Chicken Burger Combo

    Burger tossed with butter filled with butter chicken and coleslaw salad. One order comes with potato wedged or french fires and your choice of pop.

    $15.39

  • Aloo Tikki Snack Burger

    Burger filled with one potato and panner petty, Indian Essence Bistro's special coleslaw salad, and tomato ketchup.

    $6.59

  • Aloo Tikki Burger with Noodles

    $9.89

Tandoori Grill Sizzlers

Barbequed over charcoal, then placed on a skewer in a clay-based tandoor oven and served on a bed of fresh onions and bell peppers.

  • Paneer Tikka

    Paneer marinated in a special sauce and cooked in a clay oven.

    $15.39

  • Chicken Tikka

    Boneless pieces of chicken breast marinated in a special sauce and cooked in a clay oven.

    $16.49

  • Fish Tikka

    Fish pieces marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic paste, and spices.

    $17.59

  • Tandoori Prawns

    Tandoori prawns marinated in yogurt sauced then barbequed in a clay oven.

    $19.79

Chicken Specialties

  • Butter Chicken

    Boneless pieces of chicken marinated in ginger and garlic then cooked in a butter-tomato sauce.

    $15.39

  • Mango Chicken

    Boneless pieces of chicken in a very special sauce made with mango.

    $16.49

  • Karai Chicken

    Boneless chicken cooked in special thick sauce with spices.

    $16.49

  • Achari Chicken

    Spicy pickled chicken curry.

    $16.49

  • Chicken Curry

    Traditional boneless chicken pieces cooked on a fire with Indian spices.

    $16.49

  • Chicken Korma

    Boneless pieces of chicken delicately cooked in seasoned cream with onions and creamy cashew nut sauce.

    $16.49

  • Chicken Tikka Masala

    Boneless pieces of chicken barbequed and simmered in a thick sauce of sliced onions, tomatoes, and herbs finished with very light cream.

    $16.49

  • Chicken Vindaloo

    Boneless pieces of chicken cooked in a tangy onion-tomato sauce with coconut and vinegar.

    $16.49

  • Chicken Coconut

    Boneless chicken cooked with coconut milk and curry sauce.

    $16.49

  • Chicken Methi

    Boneless chicken cooked with dry fenugreek leaves and special curry sauce.

    $16.49

  • Chicken Madras

    Chicken pieces cooked in special thick Indian sauce with coconut milk.

    $16.49

Seafood Specialties

Menu items are certified by Ocean Wise sustainable caught.

  • Fish Masala (Basa Fish Fillet)

    Basa fish fillet pieces cooked with fresh onions, tomatoes, and green peppers in a thick masala sauce.

    $18.69

  • Fish Curry

    Basa fish fillet cooked in an onion and tomato sauce with ground spices.

    $18.69

  • Prawn Masala

    Tiger prawns cooked with fresh onions, tomatoes, and green peppers in a thick masala sauce.

    $19.79

  • Prawn Curry

    Tiger prawn cooked with onions, ginger, green peppers, and tomatoes.

    $19.79

  • Fish Korma

    Shallow-fried basa fish submerged in a creamy cashew nut sauce with tomato gravy.

    $19.79

  • Prawn Korma

    Shallow-fried tiger prawn submerged in a creamy cashew nut sauce with tomato gravy.

    $19.79

  • Fish Vindaloo

    Basa fish fillet pieces cooked in ginger-garlic paste, tomato puree, cumin powder, and other ingredients.

    $18.69

Curry and Rice Bowls

  • Butter Chicken and Rice Bowl

    24 oz bowl filled with butter chicken and rice.

    $14.84

  • Chana Masala and Rice Bowl

    24 oz bowl filled with chana masala and rice.

    $14.84

  • Dal Makhini and Rice Bowl

    24 oz bowl filled with dal makhini and rice.

    $14.84

Vegetarian

  • Dal Makhni

    Lentils cooked in garlic, cream, and onions with aromatic spices.

    $15.39

  • Dal Tadka

    Lentils cooked in garlic and onions with aromatic spices.

    $14.29

  • Channa Masala

    Chickpeas cooked with tomatoes, fresh ginger, onions, and exotic spices.

    $15.39

  • Aloo Gobi

    Fresh cauliflower and potatoes cooked with onions, tomatoes, and Indian spices.

    $15.39

  • Mixed Vegetables

    Mixed vegetables cooked with onions, green peppers, ginger, garlic, and a dash of vinegar.

    $15.39

  • Methi Malai Paneer

    Tender cottage cheese cooked in fenugreek leaves and cooked with special curry sauce.

    $15.39

  • Vegetable Korma

    Mixed vegetables delicately cooked in a seasoned sauce with onions and creamy cashew nut sauce.

    $15.39

  • Shahi Paneer

    Indian cheese cooked in a special cashew nut sauce.

    $16.05

  • Paneer Butter Masala

    Indian cheese pieces cooked in thick gravy with tomatoes, green peppers, ginger, and herbs, finished with a touch of cream.

    $16.05

  • Malai Kofta

    Cottage cheese balls cooked in a light creamy sauce.

    $16.49

  • Bhindi Do Pyaza

    Okra cooked in a very thick onion and tomato gravy with Indian spices.

    $15.39

  • Paneer Madras

    Indian cheese pieces cooked in thick south Indian sauce.

    $16.05

  • Aloo Mutter

    Potatoes and peas cooked in Indian spices.

    $14.62

  • Karahi Paneer

    $15.72

Biryani Rice Specialties

  • Small Rice

    $4.28

  • Steamed Basmati Rice

    $6.59

  • Pulao Rice

    White basmati rice cooked with green peas, cumin seeds, and caramelized onions.

    $10.99

  • Coconut Rice

    Basmati rice cooked with shredded coconut, coconut milk, and special spices.

    $10.99

  • Vegetable Biryani

    Indian basmati rice cooked with fresh vegetables, onions, green bell peppers, and exotic spices.

    $15.39

  • Chicken Biryani

    Boneless chicken delicately cooked with Indian basmati rice and onions.

    $16.49

  • Prawn Biryani

    Indian basmati rice with onions and green peppers, cooked with jumbo tiger prawns and exotic spices.

    $19.79

Combos

Combos serve two persons.

  • Combo A - Allo Gobhi

    Fresh cauliflower and potatoes cooked with onions, tomatoes, and Indian spices, served with steamed basmati rice,three cocktail samosas, two pieces...

    $32.22

  • Combo B - Butter Chicken

    Boneless pieces of chicken marinated in ginger and garlic, cooked in a butter-tomato sauce, served with steamed basmati rice, three cocktail samosas,

    $33.32

  • Combo C - Chicken Tikka Masala

    Boneless pieces of chicken barbequed and simmered in a thick sauce of sliced onions, tomatoes, and herbs, finished with very light cream, served with...

    $34.42

  • Combo D - Daal Makhni

    Lentils cooked in garlic, cream, and onions with aromatic spices, served with steamed basmati rice, three cocktail samosas, two pieces of large...

    $32.22

  • Combo F - Fish Curry

    Basa fish fillet cooked in an onion and tomato sauce with ground spices, served with steamed basmati rice, three cocktail samosas, two pieces of...

    $35.52

  • Combo H - Vegetable Korma

    Mixed vegetables delicately cooked in a seasoned sauce with onions and creamy cashew nut sauce, served with steamed basmati rice, three cocktail...

    $32.22

  • Combo I - Prawn Masala

    Tiger prawns cooked with fresh onions, tomatoes, and green peppers in a thick masala sauce, served with steamed basmati rice, three cocktail samosas,

    $37.72

Dinner for Five

  • Vegetarian Dinner for Five

    Five vegetable samosas (crisp patties, made from unleavened dough with white flour, stuffed with potatoes, peas, and spices), two portions of chana...

    $104.49

  • Non-Vegetarian Dinner for Five

    Five pieces of tandoori chicken (marinated in a yogurt sauce and barbeque sauce cooked in a clay oven), two portions of butter chicken (boneless...

    $108.89

Breads and Naan

Baked vertically in a tandoor oven.

  • Roti

    Unleavened whole wheat bread.

    $2.74

  • Naan with Butter

    Leavened bread of fine white flour.

    $3.07

  • Naan Without Butter

    Leavened bread of fine white flour.

    $3.07

  • Garlic Naan

    Leavened garlic bread of white flour.

    $3.29

  • Spinach Naan

    Leavened bread of white flour stuffed with chopped spinach and grated fresh Indian cheese.

    $6.59

  • Onion Kulcha

    Leavened bread of white flour stuffed with onions, cilantro, and herbs.

    $6.59

  • Aloo Kulcha

    Whole wheat tandoori bread stuffed with mashed potatoes, green peas, and freshly chopped cilantro.

    $6.59

Salad and Raita

  • Mixed Pickles

    $1.42

  • Raita

    Yogurt whipped with shredded cucumbers and carrots.

    $5.49

  • Mint Raita

    Yogurt whipped with mint and herbs.

    $6.59

  • Green Salad

    $6.59

Desserts

  • Mango Dessert

    $5.49

Drinks

  • Mango Lassi

    Special yogurt drink with mango.

    $6.59

  • Salted Lassi

    Salted yogurt drink.

    $5.49

  • Sweet Lassi

    Sweet yogurt drink.

    $5.49

  • Indian Masala Chai Tea

    $4.13

  • Canned Pop

    $3.03

  • Water

    $2.81

  • Tea

    $2.19