Karuna Cafe
7.2

820 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Breakfast - Sri Lankan/Indian-Style Breakfast
Breakfast - Sri Lankan/Indian-Style Breakfast
Appetizers
Appetizers
Fried Rice
Fried Rice
Noodles
Noodles
Steamed Entrees
Steamed Entrees
Chicken Dishes
Chicken Dishes
Beef Dishes
Beef Dishes
Mutton Dish
Mutton Dish
Egg Dishes
Egg Dishes
Vegetable Curries
Vegetable Curries
Seafood Dishes
Seafood Dishes
Kothu Roti
Kothu Roti
Dosa
Dosa
Rice Dishes
Rice Dishes
Rice Dishes - Friday Special
Rice Dishes - Friday Special
Biryani
Biryani
Thalis
Thalis
Side Dishes
Side Dishes
Desserts
Desserts
Beverages
Beverages
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Breakfast - Sri Lankan/Indian-Style Breakfast

Have a spicy breakfast prepared in the style of South Asian cuisine.

String Hoppers Breakfast

A nest of rice noodles, served with lentil curry and egg curry.

$6.99
Pittu (Rice Cake) Breakfast

Steamed cylinders of rice and coconut, served with lentil curry and egg curry.

$6.99
Dosa (Crepe) Breakfast

A fermented crepe made from rice batter and lentils. Served with sambar (lentil stew) and chutney.

$6.99

Appetizers

Stimulate your appetite with some of these small dishes to start your meal.

Ulundhu Vadai (2 pcs)

Savoury Sri Lankan doughnuts made with urad dal (white lentils) and spices. One order comes with two pieces and a side of coconut chutney.

$5.00
Parippu Vadai (2 pcs)

Fried dough made with chana dhal (chickpea flour) and spices. One order comes with a side of coconut chutney.

$5.00
Thayir Vadai (3 pcs)

Ulundhu Vadai is soaked in yogurt and garnished with Indian spices.

$7.95
Patties (2 pcs)

A Sri Lankan snack that features fried dough, stuffed with spiced potatoes and your choice of vegetables or fish.

$5.00
Cutlets (2 pcs)

A fish or vegetable filling, surrounded by a ball of dough and fried until perfectly golden-brown state.

$5.00
Pakora (2 pcs)

Deep-fried fritters made with onions and spinach.

$5.00
Samosas (2 pcs)

Indian pastry stuffed with potatoes and meat, or vegetables.

$5.00
Rolls (2 pcs)

Meat or vegetables combined with mashed potatoes and spices, and wrapped in pancake batter.

$5.00
Bonda (2 pcs)

A fish or vegetable filling with potatoes in a ball of dough, made from chickpea flour.

$5.00
Sambar Vadai (3 pcs)

Ulundhu Vadai soaked in mildly flavoured sambar, mixed with Indian spices, and garnished with onions.

$7.95
Chicken Pakora
$7.95
Fish Pakora
$7.95

Fried Rice

Stir-fried basmati rice with vegetables and egg.

Beef Fried Rice

Pieces of tender beef, wok-fried with basmati rice, egg, and vegetables.

$13.95
Chicken Fried Rice

Tender chicken bites, fast-fried in a wok with egg, vegetables, and rice.

$13.95
Shrimp Fried Rice

Juicy shrimp, stirred with rice, vegetables, and eggs in a hot wok.

$14.95
Vegetable Fried Rice

A vegetarian fried rice dish featuring a mix of vegetables.

$13.95
Egg Fried Rice

This simple fried rice dish features white rice and eggs.

$13.95

Noodles

Stir-fried noodles make a delicious meal or side.

Beef Noodles

Delicious pieces of seasoned beef, mixed together with stir-fried noodles and vegetables.

$13.95
Chicken Noodles

Pieces of tender chicken, fast-fried with noodles and special blend of spices.

$13.95
Shrimp Noodles

Juicy shrimp, stirred with rice noodles and Sri Lankan seasoning.

$14.95
Vegetable Noodles

A mix of fresh vegetables, stir-fried with rice noodles and a special blend of seasoning.

$13.95

Steamed Entrees

These dishes are cooked with steam, giving them a distinctive texture.

Pittu Entree

A cylinder of rice flour, steamed with fresh coconut and served with coconut sambol, lentils, and your choice of meat.

$15.95
Hoppers Entree (6 pcs)

Steamed dough made with rice flour and coconut milk. These go well with any type of curry. One order comes with six pieces.

$11.95
Milk Coconut Hoppers Entree (6 pcs)

Steamed rice flour pancakes with an extra spoon of coconut milk, added to the center to make them soft on the inside.

$11.95
Egg Hoppers Entree (6 pcs)

Made from rice flour and coconut milk, the crisp hoppers form edible bowls for the cooked eggs. One order comes with six pieces.

$14.95

Chicken Dishes

These dishes feature chicken, prepared in a number of traditional Sri Lankan styles.

Curried Chicken

Tender chicken, cooked in a blend of curry spices for a spicy, delicious dish.

$14.95
Deviled Chicken

A chicken stir fry with tomato sauce, vegetables, and spicy Sri Lankan seasoning.

$14.95
Chicken Fry
$13.95
Chicken 65

Marinated fried chicken, tossed in yogurt and flavourful spices.

$15.95
Tandoori Chicken

A chicken dish, prepared with yogurt and Indian spices, and cooked in a tandoor (clay oven).

$14.95
Chili Chicken

Hand-battered chicken, seasoned with chili, garlic, and ginger.

$14.95
Chicken and Assorted Vegetables

A chicken stir fry with an assortment of vegetables and a special blend of seasoning.

$13.95
Chicken and Cashew Curry

Chicken and cashew nuts, cooked together in a blend of curry spices.

$14.95
Chicken and Spinach Curry

Fresh spinach, added to a chicken curry for a distinctive taste.

$14.95
Chettinad Chicken

Delicious chicken bites, cooked in yogurt with a special blend of Chettinad spices, including poppy, cumin, and fennel seeds.

$15.95
Chicken in Coconut Milk

Flavourful chicken curry, made with delicious and healthy coconut milk.

$13.95
Karuna's Fried Crispy Chicken

Tender chicken, coated in a blend of spices and South Asian grains, then fried to a crispy perfection.

$15.95

Beef Dishes

These dishes feature tender pieces of beef.

Curried Beef

Pieces of tender beef, cooked in a special blend of curry spices.

$14.95
Deviled Beef

Fresh and tender beef, stirred together with tomato sauce, vegetables, and spicy Sri Lankan seasoning.

$14.95
Beef Fry

Delicious beef bites, coated in spices and Indian grains, then fried until a crispy deliciousness.

$14.95
Beef and Assorted Vegetable Curry

A flavourful beef curry, prepared with a delicious assortment of vegetables.

$12.95
Beef in Coconut Milk

Aromatic beef curry, made with delicious coconut milk.

$14.95

Mutton Dish

Try a curry made from goat mutton for a fresh, exotic experience.

Curried Mutton

Tender pieces of mutton, cooked in a special blend of curry spices.

$15.95
Mutton Pepper Fry

Tender pieces of mutton pan-fried in a special blend of peppers and spices!

$15.95

Egg Dishes

Fried Egg in Curry

Perfectly fried egg cooked in a creamy spiced curry sauce.

$10.95
Boiled Egg Curry

Perfectly boiled egg cooked in a creamy spiced curry.

$10.95

Vegetable Curries

South Asia is renowned for its vegetarian cuisine. Try some of these delicious, vegetable-based curries.

Eggplant Curry

Pieces of eggplant, cooked in a blend of curry spices until perfectly tender texture.

$14.95
Mixed Vegetable Curry

A mix of vegetables, prepared in curry spices.

$12.95
Curried Lentils

Lentils provide both protein and flavour in this delicious curry.

$12.95
Curried Chickpeas

Curried chickpeas contain many essential amino acids.

$11.95
Cashew Curry

This curry features cashew nuts and vegetables in an authentic mix of spices.

$15.95
Curried Squash

Pieces of delicious, tender squash, prepared as a spicy curry.

$11.95
Cabbage with Coconut

Cabbage, sauteed with coconut, coconut milk, and curry spices.

$13.95
Curried Potato

A twist on a potato curry with flavours from the South of India.

$10.95
Eggplant Cooked in Coconut Milk

Pieces of tender eggplant, cooked in coconut milk with curry spices.

$12.95
Curried Yucca

Pieces of yuca (cassava root), cooked slowly in a special blend of spices.

$11.95
Okra Curry

Pieces of nutritious okra (ladies fingers), cooked in authentic Sri Lankan curry spices.

$11.95
Moringa Drumsticks

Curry cooked with coconut milk.

$13.95

Seafood Dishes

In Sri Lanka, fish and seafood are the most popular proteins. Try one of these authentic delicacies.

Curried Shrimp

Juicy shrimp, cooked in an authentic blend of curry spices.

$17.95
Deviled Shrimp

Delicious shrimp, rapidly sauteed with vegetables in tomato sauce, and flavoured with spicy seasoning.

$17.95
Shrimp with Vegetable Curry

Succulent shrimp, mixed with vegetables, and cooked slowly in a blend of curry spices.

$15.95
Shrimp Cooked with Coconut

Fresh shrimp, cooked in coconut milk with a special blend of South Asian spices.

$16.95
Curried Squid

Delicious squid rings, cooked in an authentic blend of curry spices.

$17.95
Deviled Squid

Delicious squid, stir-fried in tomato sauce with vegetables and spicy Sri Lankan seasoning.

$17.95
Squid with Eggplant Curry

Tender squid rings, sauteed with eggplant in a special mixture of South Asian spices.

$15.95
Curried Fish

Pieces of tender fish, cooked in a delicious blend of curry spices.

$14.95
Deviled Fish

Fast-fried fish with tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers, seasoned with Sri Lankan spices.

$16.95
Curried Crab

Pieces of succulent crab, cooked in an authentic blend of Sri Lankan spices.

$19.95
Crab Fry

Fresh pieces of crab, rubbed with spices and South Asian grains, then fried until deliciously crispy texture.

$19.95

Kothu Roti

A famous dish in Sri Lanka, made with chopped roti and combined with onion, chili, egg, and your choice of curried dish.

Beef Kothu

Spicy, tender curried beef, fast-fried in a wok with vegetables, egg, and shredded roti bread.

$14.95
Chicken Kothu

Curried chicken, stir-fried with vegetables, egg, and shredded rotti bread.

$14.95
Mutton Kothu

Generous pieces of curried mutton, stir-fried with egg, vegetables, and shredded roti bread.

$14.95
Vegetable Kothu

Curry spices and vegetables, stir-fried with small pieces of roti bread.

$14.95
Egg Kothu

Simple Kothu with eggs and chopped roti bread.

$14.95
Beef String Hoppers Kothu
$14.95
Chicken String Hoppers Kothu
$14.95

Dosa

Try these fermented crepe dishes with your choice of filling.

Plain Dosa

Fermented crepe, made from rice batter and lentils, and served with coconut chutney and coconut sambar.

$14.95
Masala Dosa

A fermented crepe, made from rice batter and lentils, with a curried potato filling, and served with coconut chutney and coconut sambar.

$14.95
Ghee Dosa

Fermented crepe, made from rice batter, and black lentils roasted in ghee, and served with coconut chutney and coconut sambar.

$14.95
Onion Dosa

A fermented crepe, made from rice batter and lentils, topped with fried onion, and served with sambar and coconut chutney.

$14.95
Egg Dosa

Fried egg, added to a fermented crepe, made from rice batter and lentils, and served with coconut chutney and coconut sambar.

$14.95
Beef Masala Dosa

A fermented crepe, made from rice batter and lentils, with a beef filling. The dish is served with a coconut chutney.

$16.95
Chicken Masala Dosa

A fermented crepe, made from rice batter and lentils, with a chicken filling. The dish is served with a coconut chutney.

$16.95
Mutton Masala Dosa

A fermented crepe, made from rice batter and lentils, with a mutton filling. The dish is served with a coconut chutney.

$16.95

Rice Dishes

These delicious curries are served over rice.

Butter Chicken with Rice

Chicken is prepared in a mild and creamy sauce and served over rice.

$12.95
Rice with Meat Curry

Your choice of beef, chicken, or fish is simmered slowly in curry spices and served over rice.

$12.95
Rice with Dhal or Chickpea Curry

Your choice of legume, slowly simmered in South Asian spices and served over rice.

$10.95
Rice with Vegetable Curry

A special mix of vegetables are cooked in special curry spices and served over rice.

$10.95
Rice with Egg Curry

Boiled eggs served in a delicious curry over rice.

$9.95

Rice Dishes - Friday Special

Friday Special

Rice cooked with mixed vegetables comes with papadam, fried chilli, and fried vegetables.

$10.95

Biryani

Tender chicken, cooked with special spices, layered with basmati rice, saffron, and cardamom. It is served with yogurt salad with cucumber, onions, coriander, and a boiled egg.

Beef Biryani

Pieces of beef, layered onto specially seasoned rice, and served with a refreshing yogurt salad, and a boiled egg.

$17.95
Chicken Biryani

South Asian rice dish, featuring deliciously seasoned chicken. Served with yogurt salad and a boiled egg.

$17.95
Mutton Biryani

Spicy curried mutton, layered onto specially seasoned basmati rice, and served with a delicious yogurt salad with a boiled egg.

$18.95
Shrimp Biryani

Juicy curried shrimp, layered onto specially seasoned basmati rice, served with a boiled egg, and a yogurt salad.

$18.95
Vegetable Biryani

Curried vegetables, layered onto seasoned basmati rice with saffron and cardamom. This comes with a yogurt salad and a boiled egg.

$16.95

Thalis

Combo meals designed to showcase numerous dishes.

Beef Tali

Delicious beef curry, served with rice and the chef's choice of three vegetable dishes.

$18.95
Chicken Tali

Flavourful chicken curry, served with basmati rice and the chef's choice of three other vegetable dishes.

$18.95
Fish Tali

Fish curry, served with basmati rice and the chef's choice of three vegetable dishes.

$18.95
Vegetable Tali

Chef's choice of four vegetable dishes, served with a side of basmati rice.

$15.95

Side Dishes

Add one of these delicious salads to complete your order.

Seeni Sambol

A side of shredded onion confit.

$5.95
Coconut Sambol

Finely grated coconut with red chili and other authentic South Asian spices.

$4.95
Plain Parotta

A soft, layered flatbread that goes well with any type of curry.

$2.75
Egg Parotta

A soft, layered bread, thickened with an egg.

$3.50
Steamed Rice
$3.50
Papadum (4 pcs)

Fried, crispy, thin lentil wafer. One order comes with four pieces.

$2.95
Rassam

Try a bowl of this tamarind and tomato soup.

$4.95

Desserts

Add some of these delicious desserts to your order to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Payasam

A delicious South Asian rice pudding

$4.95
Waddalappam

A popular Sri Lankan coconut custard pudding.

$5.95
Sri Lankan Fruit Salad

A delicious fruit salad made with popular Sri Lankan fruits and sweetened with honey.

$5.95
Gulab Jamun

A popular dessert made with milk solids and glazed with honey.

$4.95

Beverages

Add a refreshing beverage to your order.

Faluda
$6.95
Mango Lassi

A popular mango smoothie, made with yogurt.

$4.50
Lassi (591 ml)

Your choice of salty or sweet yogurt drink

$3.75
Sarbath (591 ml)

A drink made with syrup, condensed milk, and pineapple.

$3.95
Soft Drinks (355 ml)

Add a refreshing soft drink to your order.

$1.75
Bottled Drinks (473 ml)

Add one of these refreshing bottled drinks to your order.

$2.50
Juice

Add one of these delicious juices to go with your spicy food.

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Amira Nectar (1 L)

Thicker fruit nectar is one of the best ways to beat the heat from your spicy food.

$4.99
Perrier Water (1 L)
$3.99
San Pellegrino Mineral Water
$3.99