Karuna Cafe

7.2

820 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Opens at 4:00 PM

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Place Settings

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Weekend Special

  • Karuna's Special Rice Parcel

    Rice, chicken curry, fried fish, beans, eggplant, egg, and papadam wrapped in a banana leaf.

    $21.95

South Indian/Sri Lankan Breakfast

All breakfast items are served with masala, sambar, and chutney unless mentioned.

  • Two Dosa

    $8.95

  • Three Dosa and Vadai

    $12.95

  • Two Hoppers and Coconut Sambol

    $5.95

  • Three Hoppers and Coconut Sambol

    $9.95

  • Four Hoppers and Coconut Sambol

    $11.95

  • Five String Hoppers with Dhal Sothi and Coconut Sambol

    $6.95

  • Six String Hoppers with Dhal Sothi and Coconut Sambol

    $8.95

  • Ten String Hoppers with Dhal Sothi and Coconut Sambol

    $11.95

  • Three-Quarter Puttu with Dhal Sothi and Coconut Sambol

    $8.95

  • Full Puttu with Dhal Sothi and Coconut Sambol

    $11.95

  • Two Idli

    $5.95

  • Four Idli

    $8.95

  • Six Idli

    $11.95

  • Sambar Vadai

    $8.95

  • Thayir Vadai

    $8.95

  • Two Chapathi with Dhal Gravy and Coconut Sambol

    $8.95

  • Three Chapathi with Dhal Gravy and Coconut Sambol

    $11.95

  • Upma

    Upma served with masala and chutney.

    $7.95

  • Combination Platter

    Three dosa, two idli, and vadai.

    $15.95

Canadian Breakfast

All items are served with toast, home fries, and coffee or tea.

  • Grilled Cheese

    $4.95

  • Breakfast Sandwich

    $5.95

  • Two Eggs, Sausage, or Bacon

    $8.95

  • Three Eggs, Sausage, and Bacon

    $11.95

  • Three Pancakes

    $8.95

  • Three Waffles

    $8.95

  • Four Pancakes with Sausage or Bacon

    $11.95

  • Four Waffles with Sausage or Bacon

    $11.95

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.

    $6.00

  • Parippu Vadai (2 pcs)

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

    $6.00

  • Thayir Vadai (3 pcs)

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

    $8.95

  • Patties (2 pcs)

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

    $6.00

  • Cutlets (2 pcs)

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

    $6.00

  • Pakora (2 pcs)

    Deep-fried fritters made with onions and spinach.

    $6.00

  • Samosas (2 pcs)

    Indian pastry stuffed with potatoes and meat, or vegetables.

    $6.00

  • Rolls (2 pcs)

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

    $6.00

  • Bonda (2 pcs)

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

    $6.00

  • Sambar Vadai (3 pcs)

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

    $8.95

  • Chicken Pakora

    $8.95

  • Fish Pakora

    $8.95

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.

    $14.95

  • Chicken Fried Rice

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

    $14.95

  • 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.

    $15.95

  • Chicken Noodles

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

    $15.95

  • Shrimp Noodles

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

    $15.95

  • Vegetable Noodles

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

    $15.95

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.

    $15.95

  • Chicken Fry

    $15.95

  • Chicken 65

    Marinated fried chicken, tossed in yogurt and flavourful spices.

    $16.95

  • Tandoori Chicken

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

    $15.95

  • Chili Chicken

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

    $15.95

  • Chicken and Assorted Vegetables

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

    $14.95

  • Chicken and Cashew Curry

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

    $16.95

  • 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.

    $17.95

  • Chicken in Coconut Milk

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

    $14.95

  • Karuna's Fried Crispy Chicken

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

    $17.95

  • Butter Chicken

    $19.95

Beef Dishes

These dishes feature tender pieces of beef.

  • Curried Beef

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

    $15.95

  • Deviled Beef

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

    $15.95

  • Beef Fry

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

    $15.95

  • Beef and Assorted Vegetable Curry

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

    $14.95

  • 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.

    $18.95

  • Mutton Pepper Fry

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

    $18.95

Egg Dishes

  • Fried Egg in Curry

    Perfectly fried egg cooked in a creamy spiced curry sauce.

    $12.95

  • Boiled Egg Curry

    Perfectly boiled egg cooked in a creamy spiced curry.

    $12.95

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.

    $15.95

  • Mixed Vegetable Curry

    A mix of vegetables, prepared in curry spices.

    $14.95

  • Curried Lentils

    Lentils provide both protein and flavour in this delicious curry.

    $13.95

  • Curried Chickpeas

    Curried chickpeas contain many essential amino acids.

    $12.95

  • Cashew Curry

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

    $18.95

  • Curried Squash

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

    $14.95

  • 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.

    $12.95

  • Eggplant Cooked in Coconut Milk

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

    $15.95

  • Curried Yucca

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

    $14.95

  • Okra Curry

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

    $13.95

  • 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.

    $17.95

  • Shrimp Cooked with Coconut

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

    $17.95

  • Curried Squid

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

    $18.95

  • Deviled Squid

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

    $18.95

  • Squid with Eggplant Curry

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

    $18.95

  • Curried Fish

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

    $18.95

  • Deviled Fish

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

    $18.95

  • Curried Crab

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

    $20.95

  • Crab Fry

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

    $20.95

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.

    $15.95

  • Chicken Kothu

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

    $15.95

  • Mutton Kothu

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

    $15.95

  • 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.

    $13.95

  • 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.

    $15.95

  • 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.

    $15.95

  • Beef Masala Dosa

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

    $17.95

  • Chicken Masala Dosa

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

    $17.95

  • Mutton Masala Dosa

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

    $17.95

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.

    $14.95

  • Rice with Meat Curry

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

    $13.95

  • Rice with Dhal or Chickpea Curry

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

    $12.95

  • Rice with Vegetable Curry

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

    $12.95

  • Rice with Egg Curry

    Boiled eggs served in a delicious curry over rice.

    $12.95

Rice Dishes - Friday Special

  • Friday Special

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

    $13.95

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.

    $18.95

  • Chicken Biryani

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

    $18.95

  • 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.

    $16.95

Side Dishes

Add one of these delicious salads to complete your order.

  • Seeni Sambol

    A side of shredded onion confit.

    $6.95

  • 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.

    $3.00

  • Rassam

    Try a bowl of this tamarind and tomato soup.

    $5.95

  • Garlic Naan

    $2.75

  • Plain Naan

    $2.75

Desserts

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

  • Payasam

    A delicious South Asian rice pudding

    $5.95

  • 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.

    $5.95

Beverages

Add a refreshing beverage to your order.

  • Faluda

    $6.95

  • Mango Lassi

    A popular mango smoothie, made with yogurt.

    $4.95

  • Lassi (591 ml)

    Your choice of salty or sweet yogurt drink

    $4.95

  • 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

  • Turmeric Ginger Refresher

    New refresher made with turmeric ginger and lemon syrup along with chia seeds!

    $4.95

Beers

  • Sinha Stout (330 ml)

    (8.8% ABV)

    $5.95

  • Kingfisher (330 ml)

    (4.8% ABV)

    $6.00