Vegetarian menu

To pamper the palates of our vegetarian diners, we have created an exclusive menu of exquisite vegetarian fares. From an authentic Indian Biryani to a French influenced Rougaine D’Aubergine, there’s something for everyone at La Porte des Indes.

A 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.


Beignets d’ Aubergines – £9.00

Fried aubergine roundels filled with a sensational cheese and herb ‘pâté’. A speciality from Pondicherry.

Bombay Chaat – £9.00

Popular vegetarian street fare of melt-in-mouth snacks, drizzled with yoghurt, home made chutneys and gram flour crisps.

Tandoori Broccoli – £9.00

Florets marinated with lime, lemongrass, cheese and grilled in the tandoor.

Paneer Kebabs – £9.00

Home made cottage cheese wedges marinated in caramelised onion and garlic, stuffed with a tangy mint and mango relish and char grilled.

Farsaan – £9.00

Steamed yellow lentil cakes layered with green herb chutney and tempered with mustard seeds. Pan fried colocassia leaf roulades garnished with fresh coriander. Served with a fresh garlic and chilli dip.

Shingora – £9.00

From East to West, the ever popular vegetable samosa, with a ‘khata-meeta’ tamarind sauce.

Panch Ratan – £14.00

Our chef recommends his choice of starters.


Dakshin – £9.00

A Southern lentil soup, enhanced with roasted spices, curry leaves and fresh lime. Served with a freshly baked naan bread.

Main courses

Tawa Subzi – £14.00

Seasonal vegetables stir fried with kadai spices.

Bombay Aloo – £14.00

Seed potatoes tossed with smoked red chillies, tomatoes and fresh coriander.

Lotus Root Jaipuri – £17.00

Crisp fried lotus root with chives, chillies and dry mango powder.

Rougail d’ Aubergine – £14.00

Smoked aubergine crushed with chilli, ginger and fresh green lime, a speciality from Pondicherry.

Punjabi Chole – £14.00

Chickpeas cooked Punjabi home style with garam masala and tinged with tamarind.

Naintara Do Pyaz – £14.00

Green okras sautéed with onions, tomatoes and a touch of spice.

Saag Paneer – £15.00

Leaf spinach and fresh cottage cheese sauteed in butter with green chillies and ginger.

Kadai Paneer – £15.00

Cottage cheese and peppers sauteed home style with dry spices and ginger, tomatoes and fresh coriander.

Morels and Tender Coconut – £22.00

Stir fried with mustard seeds, fresh curry leaves with a touch of coastal Konkan spices and crunchy cashew nuts.

Vegetable Biryani – £20.00

A delicate infusion of Basmati rice, root vegetables, broccoli, fine beans crunchy horsegram and fresh herbs. Served with a pomegranate raita.


Pomegranate Raita – £6.00

Natural yoghurt with fresh pomegranate kernels with a touch of cumin and paprika.

Desi Salad – £5.00

Spring onions, plum tomatoes, greens, lime and fresh green chillies.

Steamed Basmati Rice – £5.00

Fluffy white long grained Basmati rice.

Kesaria Pillav Rice – £5.00

Saffron flavoured aromatic Basmati pillav rice.

Red Rice – £5.50

Steamed organic red rice.

Le Pain Créole – £6.00

Pan- fried lacy rice flour pancakes, a speciality from Pondichèry.

Naan – £4.00

Tandoori baked bread of leavened dough in a classic teardrop shape.

Tandoori Roti – £4.00

Wholemeal unleavened bread.

Laccha Paratha – £4.00

Rich flaky bread enriched with butter.

Kulcha – £5.50

Naan breads with a filling of your choice. Mango and Coconut, Onion and Garlic, Chilli and Coriander, Three Cheese, Fruit and Nuts, Herb Potatoes

Papadum and Chutneys – £4.50

Crisp yellow lentil flat breads spiked with cumin seeds, served fried or roasted with a selection of pickles and chutneys.

Bread and Basket – £12.00

Chefs selection of three of his favourite breads.