Himalayan cuisine, rooted in the breathtaking landscapes and diverse cultures of the region, offers a fascinating culinary journey that spans across Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and Northern India. Nepalese food showcases a rich culture of flavors and traditions. Characterized by its use of fragrant spices and herbs most of which are grown in Himalayas, Nepalese cuisine often features hearty dishes that fulfils the health and taste aspects of food.
Flavor of Himalaya focuses on Nepalese and Indian Cuisines, offering Himalayan specials and good Indian food in San Marcos. This Indo – Nepalese restaurant ambiance is a warm and inviting space filled with the captivating aroma of exotic spices. With immense pride, they showcase Nepal’s rich culinary heritage, offering a diverse menu crafted with authentic ingredients, traditional techniques, and a dash of modern innovation. Whether a seasoned connoisseur or a curious food lover, Flavor of Himalaya looks promising for an unforgettable dining experience.
Chicken Momos and Vegetable Momos are two of the most unique dishes offered by this Indo – Nepalese restaurant in San Marcos.
Menu of Flavor of Himalaya
Flavor of Himalaya’s diverse and delectable menu offers a culinary journey through the vibrant flavors of Indian and Nepalese cuisine.
Appetizers and Chat:
The appetizers showcase an array of tempting options, including crispy Papadum, baked thin lentil bread served with refreshing mint chutney. For those seeking a delightful vegetarian start, the Vegetable Pakora, with onions and seasonal vegetables dipped in chickpea flour batter and deep-fried, is an excellent choice. Paneer Pakora, featuring homemade cheese cubes in chickpea flour batter, is a flavorful option. The Vegetable Spring Roll, an assortment of deep-fried vegetables, and the Vegetables Samosa, a deep-fried pastry filled with spiced potatoes and green peas, are both satisfying appetizers. If you’re looking for a heartier appetizer, the Lamb Samosa, filled with spiced minced lamb and green peas, is sure to please. The Samosa Chhole Chat, a savory dish topped with garbanzo beans, chutneys, onions, and yogurt, adds a tangy and flavorful twist to your dining experience.
Soup and Salad:
The Soup & Salad section offers delightful choices such as Daal Soup, a mixed lentil dish cooked with Himalayan spices and herbs, and Mulligatawny Soup, a blend of mixed lentils and chicken with vegetables. The Green Salad, featuring cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and chili, provides a refreshing and crisp option. For something unique, the Himalayan Salad offers a blend of organic mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, and blueberries with a honey-based Himalayan dressing, creating a harmonious and balanced palate.
The Naan & Breads section includes a variety of options to complement your meal. Choices range from Plain and Butter Naan to the flavorful Garlic Cilantro Naan. The Vegan Tandoori Roti, Herbal Naan stuffed with oregano, Onion Kulcha Naan filled with finely chopped onions, and Cheese Naan with mozzarella cheese provide a medley of bread options. For those seeking an extra touch of indulgence, the Himalayan Special Naan is a delightful choice, stuffed with cashews, raisins, cherries, almonds, and coconut flakes. The menu also offers Aloo Paratha and Plain Paratha for those who prefer whole wheat bread options.
The Vegetable Entrées section presents a range of vegetarian delights. Options include the Vegetable Curry, featuring seasonal mixed vegetables cooked in an onion and tomato sauce with Himalayan spices, and Aloo Gobi, a delectable blend of cauliflower and potatoes with flavorful spices. The Chana Masala combines garbanzo beans with Himalayan herbs and spices in an onion and tomato sauce. Bhindi Masala, highlighting okra sautéed with special herbs and spices, is a must-try for okra enthusiasts. The Yellow Daal Tarka is a mixed lentil dish cooked with fresh onions, tomatoes, curry leaves, and Himalayan spices. The Veggie Korma features mixed vegetables cooked in an onion and tomato sauce with cream, almonds, and cashew nuts. Veggie Nirvana presents mixed vegetables cooked with coconut milk and a special sauce. For an exquisite twist, the Baigan Bharta offers oven-roasted eggplant cooked in a creamy sauce with or without cream. Paneer lovers can relish Karahi Paneer, with homemade paneer cooked in a fresh onion and bell pepper with a creamy sauce, or the Saag Paneer, which combines minced spinach with homemade cheese cubes in a light creamy sauce. The Malai Kofta offers mashed homemade cheese, potatoes, cashew nuts, and spices formed into delectable balls, then cooked with a specially prepared sauce that includes cream, tomatoes, onions, and special herbs and spices. The menu also boasts Shahi Paneer, featuring homemade paneer cooked in an onion and tomato sauce with cream, almond, and cashew nut powder. The Matar Paneer is a delightful blend of homemade cheese cubes and green peas cooked in a light creamy sauce, while the Paneer Tikka Masala showcases homemade cheese cubes in a creamy orange sauce.
Non Vegetarian Section:
The Chicken Entrées section offers an assortment of flavorful choices. The Chicken Tikka Masala, featuring clay oven-roasted boneless chicken breast cubes cooked in a creamy sauce with herbs and spices, is a classic favorite. Butter Chicken is a premium chicken dish cooked in the Tandoor oven and then simmered in a buttery sauce. For those who enjoy the warmth of spices, the Chicken Curry features boneless chicken cooked in an onion and tomato gravy with Himalayan spices, while Chicken 65 offers deep-fried boneless chicken breast spiced with soy and chili sauce. Chicken Korma features boneless chicken cooked in an onion and tomato sauce with cream, almonds, and cashew nuts. Karahi Chicken combines boneless chicken with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and a touch of yogurt, all cooked with Himalayan spices. For a zestier option, Chicken Vindaloo presents boneless chicken cooked in a vindaloo sauce with potatoes and vinegar. The Chicken Saag combines boneless chicken with spinach in traditional Indian style with a touch of cream, while Chicken Nirvana features boneless chicken cooked in coconut milk, onion, tomato sauce, with curry leaves, mustard seeds, and dry chili. Mango Chicken offers clay oven-roasted boneless chicken breast cubes cooked in a creamy sauce with mango, herbs, and spices. Guests are encouraged to specify their preferred spice level, from mild to medium to spicy, and to inform the server of any food allergies, including nuts.
The Lamb Entrées section showcases a variety of enticing options. The Lamb Curry features boneless lamb pieces cooked in a special Himalayan sauce with different herbs and spices, while Lamb Tikka Masala highlights boneless lamb cubes cooked in a creamy sauce with herbs and spices. Lamb Korma presents boneless lamb cooked in a creamy sauce with almonds, cashews, and coconut powder, offering a rich and indulgent experience. Lamb Nirvana brings boneless lamb cooked in coconut milk, onion, tomato sauce, with curry leaves, coconut powder, mustard seeds, and dry chili. For those who enjoy the combination of lamb and potatoes, the Lamb Vindaloo includes boneless lamb cooked in a gravy of tomato and onions with potatoes and tamarind. Lamb Saag combines boneless lamb pieces with spinach and a blend of different herbs and spices in a rich and flavorful sauce. The Lamb Rogan Josh includes boneless lamb cooked in an onion and tomato rogan josh masala with Himalayan herbs and spices.
In the Seafood Entrées section, you’ll find a range of delectable dishes. The Shrimp Tikka Masala features premium shrimp cooked in a creamy sauce with herbs and spices, while Shrimp Saag combines premium shrimp with a creamy tomato and onion sauce and spinach. Shrimp Nirvana offers premium shrimp cooked in coconut milk, onion, tomato sauce, with curry leaves, mustard seeds, and dry chili. The Fish Curry showcases fresh salmon fish fillets cooked in a Himalayan special sauce with different herbs and spices, with a base of garlic, ginger, and onion. For seafood lovers, the Fish Tikka Masala presents farm-fresh salmon cooked in a creamy sauce with herbs and spices. As with other dishes, guests can specify their preferred spice level and inform the server of any food allergies.
From the Tandoori:
The Tandoori Grill Entrées provide an authentic experience. The Chicken Tandoori includes bone-in chicken marinated in yogurt and spices, roasted in the Tandoor oven, and served sizzling with sautéed onions, bell peppers, cabbage, and carrots. The Chicken Tikka Tandoori features boneless chicken breast marinated in special herbs, spices, and yogurt, baked to perfection in the Tandoor oven, and served sizzling with sautéed onions, bell peppers, cabbage, and carrots. The Fish Tikka Tandoori showcases fresh salmon marinated in yogurt, garlic, ginger paste, and Himalayan spices, then cooked in the Tandoor oven and served sizzling with sautéed onions and bell peppers. The Lamb Boti Kebab is marinated boneless lamb in yogurt, garlic, ginger paste, and Himalayan herbs and spices, roasted in the Tandoor oven on skewers. The Paneer Tikka Tandoori is made with homemade cheese marinated in sour cream and spices, along with onions, red bell peppers, and green bell peppers, baked to perfection in the Tandoor oven and served sizzling with sautéed cabbage, carrots, onions, and bell peppers. Just like with other dishes, guests can specify their preferred spice level and inform the server of any food allergies.
Rice and Biryani:
The Rice/Biryani section offers fragrant and savory options for those who appreciate the combination of rice and meat or vegetables. Each dish is cooked with aromatic Basmati rice, almonds, nuts, and raisins, and garnished with Himalayan herbs. These dishes are served with a side of Raita (Yogurt sauce). Choices include Vegetable Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Shrimp Biryani, Lamb Biryani, and Goat Biryani, each offering a unique blend of flavors.
The Himalayan Cuisine Special Dishes section showcases unique and flavorful options. The Vegetables Momo includes steamed dumplings filled with minced fresh mixed vegetables, onions, cilantro, green onions, and spices, served with a special Himalayan sauce. For a delightful non-vegetarian option, the Chicken Momo features steamed dumplings filled with minced chicken, onions, cilantro, and spices, served with the same Himalayan sauce. The Vegetable Chow Mein is a stir-fried noodle dish with vegetables cooked with Himalayan herbs and spices, and the Chicken Chow Mein features stir-fried noodles with vegetables and chicken strips, seasoned with Himalayan herbs and spices. Chicken Choila is a marinated chicken breast dish, first marinated with Himalayan sauce, bell peppers, onions, green onions, and fresh tomatoes, then cooked in a clay oven and sautéed in a pan with Himalayan herbs and spices. Chicken Chilli offers pan-fried marinated chicken strips with bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, and onions cooked with Himalayan sauce. Paneer Chilli consists of homemade paneer (cheese) cubes marinated in a cornstarch batter and deep-fried, then sautéed with onions and bell peppers. Goat Curry (Bone-in) is a flavorful dish with bone-in goat meat cooked with Himalayan herbs and spices. Tofu Chilli features firm tofu cubes marinated with cornstarch batter and deep-fried, then cooked with onions and bell peppers, ginger/garlic paste, green onions, fresh tomatoes, and chili sauce. Shrimp Chilli showcases shrimp marinated with cornstarch batter and deep-fried, then cooked with onions and bell peppers, ginger/garlic paste, green onions, fresh tomatoes, and chili sauce.
To conclude your meal on a sweet note, the Desserts section offers a selection of delectable treats. The Gulab Jamun includes juicy sweet milk balls, while the Kheer is a delightful rice pudding. Mango Ice Cream provides a cool and fruity option, and the Rasmalai features spongy cottage cheese balls soaked in aromatic milk syrup. For something unique, the Himalayan Kurauni offers home-made cheese cooked with milk and almonds, providing a warm and sweet finish to your meal.
Catering and Lunch Specials
Want to offer your guests Indo – Nepalese flavors in your event? Flavor of Himalaya offers food catering services in San Marcos and the surrounding areas. Whether it is Corporate Event, Business Lunch / Dinner, Cocktail Reception, Wedding or any Family Event, Flavor of Himalaya is interested to know your idea and design the food catering service accordingly.
If you’re looking for a lunch option, the Daily Lunch Special is available from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. This restaurant in San Marcos has enough space to host team lunches. The lunch special, includes a generous meal consisting of Rice, Naan Bread, Salad, Aloo Ko Achar (pickle), and Dessert. Guests can choose any two items from the following list:
Saag Aloo: Spinach cooked with potatoes in a light cream in a traditional Indian style.
Chana Masala: Garbanzo beans cooked with Himalayan herbs and spices in an onion and tomato sauce.
Veggie Korma: Mixed vegetables cooked in a creamy sauce with almonds, cashews, and coconut powder.
Vegetable Curry: Seasonal mixed vegetables cooked in an onion and tomato sauce with Himalayan spices.
Yellow Daal: Mixed lentil cooked with fresh onion, tomato, curry leaves, and Himalayan spices.
Non – Vegetarian:
Chicken Curry: Boneless chicken cooked in an onion and tomato gravy with Himalayan spices.
Chicken Vindaloo: Premium chicken cooked in a gravy of tomato and onions with potatoes and tamarind sauce.
Chicken Tikka Masala: Clay oven-roasted boneless chicken breast cubes cooked in a creamy sauce with herbs and spices.
Chicken Chilli: Pan-fried marinated chicken strips with bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, and onions cooked with Himalayan sauce.
Apart from the above options, the Daily Chef Special is also available, featuring vegetarian or non-vegetarian options.
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