Pista House – Right spot for Haleem in San Diego

8240 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126, USA



Mon - Thurs: 11:30 AM TO 9:00 PM, Fri - Sun: 11:30 AM TO 9:20 PM

Known for their Haleem in San Diego, Pista House Indian Cuisine Restaurant, caters to a wide range of palates. From traditional Indian biryanis, curries, and tandoori dishes to the ever-popular street food items like dosas and chaats, the restaurant boasts a diverse array of delectable choices. Whether you’re a vegetarian or a meat lover, there is something for everyone.


The warm and inviting ambiance, coupled with attentive service, ensures that patrons feel not only satisfied but also welcomed. Pista House in San Diego is a must-visit for those in search of an exquisite culinary journey through the flavors of India, all within the vibrant and diverse culinary landscape of California.

Menu of Pista House

In Hyderabad India, trying different types of Haleem during the month of Ramzan is a checklist item for many food enthusiasts. Pista House in India is synonymous to Haleem and the taste is on a different level. Pista House in San Diego decided to memorize the tasty Haleem to the people of San Diego and this restaurant is in the must visit list for this dish. Along with Haleem, here are the other items offered by Pista House San Diego.

Haleem: Middle Eastern delight of Haleem, crafted with goat meat, broken wheat, fragrant rose petals, Hyderabad Pista House spices, and enriched with ghee.


Lamb Fry: Deep-fried lamb cubes, skillfully prepared with onions and a hint of chili.

Spicy Chicken Pakora: Deep-fried chicken, marinated in a blend of spices and coated in a luscious thick flour batter.

Apollo Fish: Swai fish, deep-fried and delicately sautéed in a mouthwatering sauce.

Loose Prawns: Prawns marinated to perfection and gently sautéed to create a delectable seafood treat.

Chicken Wings: Deep-fried chicken winglets, infused with flavors of garlic, chili, and soy.

Hyderabadi Chicken 65: South Indian favorite – spicy deep-fried chicken.

Chicken Lollypop: Deep-fried chicken winglets, marinated in a medley of garlic, chili, and soy.

Chilli Chicken: Chicken sautéed with bell peppers and onions, offering a harmonious blend of flavors.

Mutton Chukka: Succulent goat cubes cooked with onions and a touch of chili.

Variety of Vegetarian and Vegan Starters: An array of delightful starters, including Baby Corn Manchuria, Chole Bhature, Chenna Samosa, Veg Manchuria, Veg Pakoda, Chilli Paneer, Gobi Manchuria, Chilli Bajji, and Samosa.

Main Course:

Andhra Fish Pulusu: Fish cooked in a tangy tamarind gravy with a medley of freshly ground spices, offering an authentic Andhra delicacy.

Andhra Kodi Kurra: Andhra-style chicken curry, prepared with traditional spices and herbs, providing a taste of South India.

Butter Chicken Masala: Boneless chicken cooked in a creamy, mildly spiced curry sauce, creating a rich and flavorsome main course.

Chettinad Chicken Curry: Tamil Nadu favorite, featuring chicken cooked in South Indian style with a coconut-based gravy, offering a unique and aromatic flavor.

Chicken Tikka Masala: Tender chicken tikka pieces, cooked in a tandoor and blended in a creamy sauce to create a classic Indian dish.

Pepper Chicken Curry: Chicken sautéed with onions, Chettinad spices, and crushed black pepper, offering a spicy and delectable main course.

Shrimp Coconut Masala: Andhra-style fried shrimp, featuring chilies and coconut to create a delightful seafood option.

Spicy Goat Curry: Goat curry, spiced with dried red chilies and flavored with an authentic homemade masala.

Biryani & Rice:

Wide selection of biryanis and rice dishes, each featuring distinctive flavors and meat options. Family Pack Biryani and Bucket Biryani are available

Lunch Thalis:

Veg Thali: Includes Veg Curry, Veg Biryani, Dessert, Drink, Half Naan, White Rice, Raita & Onion Slice.

Chicken Thali: Chicken Curry, Chicken Biryani, Dessert, Drink, Half Naan, White Rice, Raita & Onion Slice.

Goat Thali: Goat Curry, Goat Biryani, Dessert, Drink, Half Naan, White Rice, Raita & Onion Slice.

Kebabs & Tikkas:

Mutton Seekh Kabab: Minced lamb marinated and cooked in the tandoor, offering a succulent and flavorful experience.

Tandoori Chicken: Chicken mixed with cilantro paste and a blend of spices, cooked to perfection in the tandoor.

Kandhari Chicken Sheek Kabab: Chicken cooked with onion sauce and sautéed on the grill, offering a unique and savory taste.

Cream Stone Chicken Tikka: Chicken breast marinated and expertly cooked in the tandoor, creating a mouthwatering dish.

Fried Rice and Noodles:

A selection of fried rice and noodle dishes, featuring options with egg, chicken, and an array of veggies.

Breads & Sides:

Variety of bread and side options, including naan, paratha, and more to complement your main course.


A range of refreshing beverages, from buttermilk to the indulgent mango lassi and aromatic masala tea.


Carrot Halwa, Double Ka Metta, Gulab Jamoon with Nutella, and Rasmalai.


Pastries: Chocolate Truffle, Chocolate Mousse, Choco Mocha, Black Forest, White Forest, Pistachio, Butterscotch, Pineapple, Mango, Tiramisu, Falooda

Puffs: Egg Puff, Chicken Puff, Veggie Puff, Aloo Chilli Puff

Milkshakes: Mango Milkshake, Chikoo Milk Shake, Falooda Milkshake

This diverse menu at Pista House offers a plethora of choices to cater to your culinary preferences and make your dining experience memorable.

Pista House Indian Food Catering Service Menu

Pista House offers Indian Food Catering services in San Diego for various occasions like Family Events, Corporate Events and Gatherings. They offer three sizes, Half Tray (for 10 people), Medium Tray (for 20 people) and Large Tray (for 30 – 40 people). Below are the list of items they can do catering for in the previous mentioned sizes.

Veg Appetizers:

Idli, Masala Idly, Medhu Vada, Dahi Vada, Aloo Tikka, Dahi Kabab, Mysore Bonda, Onion Samosa, Samosa, Chilli Bhaji, Spring Rolls, Masala Vada, Potato Bonda, Vegetable Cutlet, Panner Pops, Onion Pakora, Cashew Pakora, Peanut Pakora, Potato Bajji, Mixed Veg Pakora, Chilli Paneer, Veg Manchuria, Gobi Manchurian, Baby Corn Manchuria, Panner 65, Gobi 65, Baby Corn 65, Kothu Paratha.

Chutneys & Pachadis:

Coconut Chutney, Mint Chutney, Peanut Chutney, Tomato Chutney, Tamarind Chutney, Raita.

Variety Rices:

Panner Biriyani, Vegetable Biriyani, Coconut Pulav, Coriander Rice, Mango Rice, Jeera Rice, Curry Leaves Rice, EggPlant Rice, Tamarind Rice, Lemon Rice, Tomato Rice, Ven Pongal, Uppuma, Bisi Bele Bhath, Vegetable Garlic Fried Rice, Yogurt Rice, Capsicum Masala Rice, Zafrani Pulav.

Naans & Breads:

Naan, Garlic Naan, Chapati, Puri, Paratha.

Curries & Fries:

Chana Masala, Aloo Gobi, Eggplant Curry, Eggplant Pakora Curry, Vegetable Korma, Baby Corn Korma, Potato Korma, Okra Masala, Paneer Butter Masala, Kadai Panner, Mutter Panner, Palak Panner, Saag Panner, Malaikoftha, Navaratna Kurma, Avial, Mukkala Pulusu, Cauliflower and Peas Masala, Cashew Drumsticks Tomato Curry, Chikkudukai Curry, Okra Fry, Beans Fry (Porial), Green Banana Fry, Mixed Veg Porial, Cabbage Porial, Kovakai (Tindora) Porial, Taro Root Fry, Potato Fry.

Dals & Soups:

Sambar, Rasam, Tomato Dal, Green Mango Dal, Spinach Dal, Tamarind Leaves Dal, Kuttu with Opo Squash, Kara Kolambhu.

Non-Veg Appetizers:

Keema Samosa, Chicken Lollypop, Chicken 65, Tandoori Chicken, Reshmi Sheek Kabab, Chicken Tikka Kabab, Lamb Sheek Kabab, Chilli Chicken, Majestic Chicken, Chilli Fish, Shrimp Fry, Apollo Fish, Fish Fry, Mutton Chukka, Nattu Kodi Fry, Lamb Fry.


Chettinadu Chicken Curry, Pepper Chicken Curry, Butter Chicken, Kadai Murgh, Andhra Kodi Kurra, Chicken Tikka Masala, Methi Chicken, Chicken Kurma, Spicy Goat Drumsticks Curry, Lamb Curry, Andhra Fish Curry, Shrimp Curry.


Hyderabadi Chicken Biriyani, Chettinadu Chicken Biriyani, Hyderabadi Goat Biriyani, Lamb Biriyani, Keema Biriyani, Bezawada Chicken Biriyani, Nizam Chicken Biriyani, Nattu Kodi Biriyani, Fish Biriyani, Shrimp Biriyani, Egg Biriyani, Vegetable Dum Biriyani, Panner Biriyani, Jack Fruit Biriyani.


Laddu, Kaza, Poli, Adirasam (Arisallu), Rava Laddu, Soyyam (Poornalu), Badam Burfi, Mysore Pak, Gulab Jamoon, Ras Malai, Beet Root Halwa, Carrot Halwa, Double Ka Meta, Payasam, Rava Kaseri, Pineapple Kesari, Sweet Pongal, Ada Pradaman, Kulfi, Fruit Salad w/ Mango Pudding.

Apart from the tray options, Pista House even offers Indian Food Catering Packages with a fixed price tag per plate which includes multiple dishes.

Pista House Indian Food Catering Package Menu

Instead of the above mentioned tray options, one can choose the catering packages depending on your event type. Onsite Dosa Package with unlimited dosas and Live Chat Package with wide range of Indian Chat options are some interesting choices in this list.

Non-Veg Package: Min 50 people

Includes 2 Appetizers, 2 Curries, 2 Biryanis, Naan or Chapathi or Poori, and Dessert. Package comes with 1 veg item and 1 non-veg item only. Extra items available for extra charge

Veg Package: Min 50 people

Includes 2 Appetizers, 1 Fry, 1 Curry, 2 Rice Items, Naan or Chapathi or Poori, and Dessert. You can customize to your needs.

Onsite Dosa Package: Min 50 people

Includes 6 Types of Dosa (Unlimited), 2 Chutneys & Sambar, 2 Veg Appetizers, 1 Rice Item, and 1 Dessert.

Live Chat Package: Min 50 people

Includes Bhel Poori, Pani Poori, Dahi Poori, Samosa Ragada, and Papdi Chat.

Live Frankie: Panner Frankie, Chicken Frankie.

Wedding & Sangeeth Specials: Includes 4 Appetizers, 4 Curries, Bread, 2 Rice Items, 2 Desserts, and 5 condiments included. Add Non-Veg for extra charge


Whether you are looking for the best Haleem in the town or a food tray for a gathering or a catering package for an event, Pista House San Diego got you covered. With multiple options and high level of flexibility, Pista House San Diego is a good destination for your Indian Food experience in the city.


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