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Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

From:

431 W Franklin St, Ste 415, Chapel Hill, NC


Featured Items

Kerala Street Dosa

Thick savoury pancake served with dark chickpeas in a fennel-based sauce.

$14.00

Mutton Biryani Goat

$22.00

Aloo Gobi Meal

Classic Cauliflower, Potato and Pea Curry

$16.00

Small Plates

Crispy Okra

Lightly-fried okra tossed with chaat masala.

$10.00

Dal & Rice

Red lentils with split peas, garlic and cumin. (Vegan and Gluten-free)

$8.00

Green Salad

Chef's seasonal green salad with a homemade lemon vinaigrette.

$7.00

Green Salad w/Chicken

Chef's seaonsal green salad with a homemade lemon vinaigrette and grilled tandoori chicken.

$12.00

Idli Sambar

Steamed rice and bean cakes with sambar and coconut chutney

$9.00

Kerala Plantain Fritters

sweet, ripe plantains fritters

$10.00

Pakoras

Vegan, Gluten-free seasonal veggie fritters, with mint-cilantro and tamrind chutneys

$10.00

Rasam

Spicy tamarind and tomato soup served with rice

$7.00

Samosa Chole Chaat

Two samosas in chickpea stew, topped with chutneys, cilantro and yogurt

$13.00

Beef Samosa

Sold individually: Savory, handmade pastries with locally milled flour crust, filled with Minka Farm beef, cabbage and potato.

$5.00

Vegetable Samosa

Sold individually: Savory, handmade pastries with locally milled flour crust, filled with spiced potato, onion and green peas

$5.00

Vegetarian Curry Plates

Chole Curry Meal

Karachi style chickpea stew

$16.00

Eggplant Curry Meal

Roasted eggplant in a rich sauce (Contains peanuts, seaseme and coconut)

$16.00

Kofta Curry Meal

Homemade vegan meatballs in a carrot-tomato pureed sauce.

$17.00

Saag Paneer Meal

Creamed greens with farmer cheese cubes (Contains dairy)

$16.00

Aloo Gobi Meal

Classic Cauliflower, Potato and Pea Curry

$16.00

Vegetable Curry Meal

Seasonal Vegetables with legumes.

$16.00

Chole Bhatura

Enjoy a light and airy bhatura with our special chole curry with red onion, tamarind and cilantro-mint chutney.

$14.00

Meat Curry Plates

Chicken Curry Meal

Chicken curry in a south indian onion-tomato gravy (Contains coconut milk)

$17.00

Fish Curry Meal, NC King Mackerel

Daily preparation of kerela style curry with wild caught king mackerel

$22.00

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Meal

grilled dark meat marinated in yogurt, ginger-garlic paste and spices

$17.00

Kerala Beef Meal

Beef sauteed with shallots, fennel, sliced coconut and black pepper.

$19.00

Lamb Roganjosh Meal

Local lamb in a Kashmiri red chili and almond sauce.

$18.00

Malabar Shrimp Curry Meal

Shrimp in a ginger, tamarind and coconut sauce.

$19.00

Pork Vindaloo Meal

Pork cooked in a Goan-style garlic, chilli and vinegar gravy

$18.00

Mutton Biryani Goat

$22.00

Appams

Appam

A vegan, gluten free, rice and coconut milk pancake. Served alone, or with curries.

Dosas

Mysore Masala Dosa

gluten free, fermented crispy crepe coated with a spicy red chili, with coconut, tomato and gunpowder chutneys

$13.00

Chicken Curry Dosa

gluten free, fermented crispy crepe with the house chicken curry filling, with chicken gravy, coconut, tomato and gunpowder chutneys

$14.00

Plain Dosa

gluten free, fermented crispy crepe, with sambar, coconut tomato and gunpowder chutneys

$10.00

Masala Dosa

gluten free, fermented crispy crepe with a potato, onion and ginger filling, with coconut, tomato and gunpowder chutneys

$12.00

Spring Dosa

gluten free, fermented crispy crepe with a seasonal vegetable filling, with sambar, coconut, tomato and gunpowder chutneys

$11.00

Kerala Street Dosa

Thick savoury pancake served with dark chickpeas in a fennel-based sauce.

$14.00

Uttapams

Chicken Curry Uttapam

gluten free, fermented pancake with the house chicken curry topping, with chicken gravy, coconut, tomato and gunpowder chutneys

$14.00

Masala Uttapam

Gluten-free thick pancake with a potato, onion and ginger topping, with coconut, tamrind and gunpowder chutneys

$12.00

Mysore Masala Uttapam

gluten free, fermented pancake with a potato, onion and ginger topping, with coconut, tomato and gunpowder chutneys

$13.00

Plain Uttapam

gluten free, fermented pancake, with sambar, coconut tomato and gunpowder chutneys

$10.00

Mushroom Uttapam

gluten free, fermented pancake with a mushroom topping, with coconut, tomato and gunpowder chutneys

$13.00

Scallion Uttapam

gluten free, fermented pancake with a seasonal vegetable topping, with sambar, coconut, tomato and gunpowder chutneys

$11.00

Kids Menu

Kids- Plain Dosa

Kids dosa served with coconut chutney and sambar.

$7.00

Kids- Cheese Dosa

Kids cheese dosa served with coconut chutney and sambar.

$7.00

Kids- Curry & Rice

$7.00

Kids- Dal & Rice

Red lentils with split peas, garlic and cumin paired with rice.

$7.00

Kids- Tandoori Chicken & Rice

Kids tandoori grilled chicken served with rice and apples.

$7.00

Sides

Side of Hyderabadi Eggplant

Roasted in a rich sauce. Contains peanuts, seaseme and coconut

$10.00

Side of Kofta

homemade Vegan meatballs in a carrot-tomato pureed sauce

$10.00

Side of Dal

Red lentils with split peas, garlic and cumin

$5.00

Side of Rice

Basmati rice with turmeric

$1.00

Side of Saag Paneer

Creamed spinach with farmer cheese cubes (contains dairy)

$10.00

Side of Seasonal Vegetable Curry

Seasonal Vegetable Curry

$9.00

Side of Chole

Karachi-style Chickpea Stew

$9.00

Side of Sambar

Indian Vegetable Stew

$9.00

Side of Chicken Curry

chicken curry made in onion-tomato gravy (contains coconut)

$11.00

Side of Fish Curry

Daily Preparation of Kerela curry

$13.00

Side of Malabar Shrimp

shrimp in a ginger, tamarind and coconut sauce

$13.00

Side of Kerala Beef

beef sauteed with shallots, fennel, sliced coconut and black pepper

$13.00

Side of Lamb Roganjosh

local lamb in Kashmiri red chili and almond sauce

$13.00

Side of Pork Vindaloo

Pork in a Goan-style garlic, red chillis and vinegar gravy

$13.00

Side of Tandoori Chicken

Dark grilled chicken marinated in yogurt, ginger and garlic

$13.00

Breads

Bhatura

Puffy, deep fried flatbread

$5.00

Chappati (3)

Whole wheat flour flatbread.

$3.00

Chappati (6)

Whole wheat flour flatbread.

$6.00

Dosa Batter

South Indian smooth rice-and-lentil batter to make your own dosas and uttapams (enough to pour ~6-12 small uttapams or dosas).

Garlic Naan

galric and yogurt enriched, soft flatbread.

$4.00

Spinach Naan

spinach and Yogurt enriched, soft flatbread.

$4.00

Plain Naan

Yogurt enriched, soft flatbread

$4.00

Pappadum

Deep fried lentil crisps

$3.00

Pappadum w/Chutneys

fried served with tomato, tamarind and cilantro-mint chutneys

$6.00

Snacks & Extras

Banana Chips

$3.00

Chili Pickles

Green chili pickle made in house.

$2.00

Chutney Sampler

Sample four of our favorite house-made chutneys! This includes Coconut, Tomato, Cilantro-Mint, and Tamarind.

$4.00

Cilantro-Mint Chutney

All chutneys are vegan and gluten-free.

$2.00

Coconut Chutney

Made with ginger and green chili. All chutneys are vegan and gluten-free.

$2.00

Goan Pink Salad

Vegan slaw with red and green cabbage and carrots.

$4.00

Seasonal Mixed Pickles

Mixed seasonal vegetables including lotus root, daikon radish, green beans and carrots

$7.00

Gunpowder Chutney

Roasted crushed lentils in coconut oil. All chutneys are vegan and gluten-free.

$2.00

Kimchi Pickles

Soy-free and vegan Korean-style kimchee made in house.

$2.00

Mango Pickles

Bombay-style Mango Pickle

$2.00

Masala Peanuts

Spiced peanuts with Himalayan pink salt

$5.00

Raita

Today's raita is a cucumber yogurt sauce

$2.00

Spicy Lemon Pickles

House-made spicy Indian pickles. All Curryblossom pickles are vegan and gluten-free, including the vegetables in brine and the kimchee!

$2.00

Prawn Pickle

Kerala-style wild shrimp in a chili and vinegar-based sauce

$2.00

Tamarind-Date Chutney

All chutneys are vegan and gluten-free.

$2.00

Tomato Chutney

All chutneys are vegan and gluten-free.

$2.00

Desserts

Cardamom Brownie

Regular (with chocolate chips) or gluten free.

$5.00

Walnut-Date Brownie

Regular (with chocolate chips) or gluten free.

$5.00

Gulab Jamun

Milk fudge in sugar syrup.

$2.00

Kaju Katri

Diamond shaped cashew & sugar marzipan.

$1.00

Motichoor Laddu

Soft chickpea flour pearls, blended with cardamom, nutmeg, sugar syrup & shaped into balls

$2.00

Motichoor Laddu 6pk

Soft chickpea flour pearls, blended with cardamom, nutmeg, sugar syrup & shaped into balls

$10.00

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding made with local milk and cardamom

$5.00

Vegan Rice Pudding

Vegan Rice Pudding made with coconut milk and palm sugar

$5.00

Moong Daal Halva

Cream of wheat pudding. Contains gluten and dairy.

$3.00

Vegan Oatmeal Cookie

Vegan Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies

$2.00

Beverages

Bottled Coke

$4.00

Bottled Sprite

$4.00

Bullet Proof Coffee

Made with ghee and coconut oil.

$4.00

House Drip Coffee

Enjoy a steaming hot, fresh cup of coffee from Carrboro Coffee Roasters inside our dining room or out on the patio!

$3.00

Hibiscus Spritz

Made in house just like our Hibiscus tea, but with a carbonated twist!

$5.00

Iced Hibiscus Tea

Made in house with Hibiscus blossoms.

Curryblossom Herb Tea Pot

Enjoy a pot of our hibiscus, mint, lavender and rose tea.

$5.00

Lavender Lemonade

Fresh-squeezed lemons infused with lavender blossoms.

Mango Lassi

Prepared with house-made yogurt from local milk.

Iced Mango Tea

A refreshing summer favorite.

San Pellegrino Melograno & Arancia

Sparkling Orange and Pomegranate Beverage

$4.00

San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa

Sparkling Orange and Blood Orange beverage

$4.00

San Pellegrino Arancita Sparkling Orange

Sparkling Orange Beverage

$4.00

Sparkling Water

San Pellegrino Sparkling Water

$3.00

Wine By The Glass

Kreatuur Red Blend Glass

Cranberries, cherries and red berries dominate the nose with underlying spicy nettle characteristics. Rooibos tea, wildflowers and spice. Medium-bodied freshness with a velvety smooth finish.

$12.00

Broadbent Vinho Verde Glass

Beautifully fresh with tart green apple, white peach and melon flavors followed up by a delicious crisp and zesty finish.

$10.00

Luna Argenta PROSECCO Glass

Clean and balanced, with lively citrus flavors. Noulens, France

$8.00

Clarington Chardonnay Glass

Flavors of ripe peach, green apple and vanilla. Cape Coast, South Africa, 2020

$10.00

Evolution Pinot Noir Glass

Dangerously juicy, fruit-driven and sophisticated. A ready-to-drink Oregon Pinot for food lovers. Willamette Valley, 2020

$12.00

Colome Estate Malbec Glass

Valle Calchaqui Salta, Argentina 2019

$12.00

Cotes Du Rhone Glass

Medium Body Red. ALC 14% by vol.

$12.00

Chenin Blanc Glass by Black Elephant Co.

Tropical with floral undertones on the nose. The palate is rich but vibrant, leaving you with a full, fresh and fruity aftertaste. An easy, fruit-forward style Chenin Blanc.

$9.00

Buffelsfontein Pinotage Glass

A pleasant scent of flowers and Fynbos on the nose, with red berries, cherries and spices to round off. Elegant, subtle tannins linger on the palette.

$11.00

Broadbent Vinho Verde Rose Glass

Vinho Verde Region, North Portugal

$9.00

Bidoli Pinot Grigio Glass

$9.00

Bottle Wine

Evolution Pinot Noir Bottle

Dangerously juicy, fruit-driven and sophisticated. A ready-to-drink Oregon Pinot for food lovers. Willamette Valley, 2020

$22.00

Luna Argenta Prosecco Bottle

Extra Dry Aromatic Sparkling Wine

$24.00

Broadbent Vinho Verde Bottle

Beautifully fresh with tart green apple, white peach and melon flavors followed up by a delicious crisp and zesty finish.

$22.00

Cotes Du Rhone

Medium body red wine. ALC. 14% by vol. \

$24.00

Kreatuur Red Blend Bottle

Cranberries, cherries and red berries dominate the nose with underlying spicy nettle characteristics. Rooibos tea, wildflowers and spice. Medium-bodied freshness with a velvety smooth finish. South Africa, 2020

$29.00

Broadbent Vinho Verde Rose Bottle

Fresh rose wine with a touch of sparkle, orginates from the Vinho Verde region in Northern Portugal.

$22.00

Buffelsfontein Pinotage Bottle

A pleasant scent of flowers and Fynbos on the nose, with red berries, cherries and spices to round off. Elegant, subtle tannins that linger on the palette. South Africa, 2019

$29.00

Chenin Blanc Bottle by Black Elephant Co.

Tropical with floral undertones of passion fruit. The palate is rich but vibrant, leaving you with a full, fresh, fruity aftertaste. An easy, fruit-forward style Chenin Blanc.

$24.00

Clarington Chardonnay Bottle

Flavors of ripe peach, green apple and vanilla. Pair this wine with a Spring Dosa for a fantastic lunch full of vegetables and flavor! South Africa, 2020

$30.00

Colome Estate Malbec Bottle

Valle Calchaqui Salta, Argentina 2019

$30.00

Bidoli Pinot Grigio Bottle

$24.00

Bottle Beer and Ciders

Citizen Cider Dirty Mayor

Ginger infused cider. Pairs well with our cuisine. 5.2% ABV

$8.00

Saxapahaw Pale Ale

Hand-crafted and locally sourced pale ale

$5.00

Haw River Peppercorn Saison

A delightful, bright saison that showcases seven types of grains: malted barely, rye, white wheat, oats, malted millet, malted buckwheat and raw amaranth.

$7.00

Maharaja

Indian Pilsner, 5% ABV

$6.00

Saxapahaw Classic Lager

Haw River classic ale brewed with oats and plenty of hops.

$5.00

Fullsteam Rocket Science IPA

Fullsteams Rocket Science IPA

$5.00

Fullsteam Paycheck Pilsner

A southern-sourced pilsner with local barley and corn

$5.00

Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout

Local beer made in Farmville, North Carolina.

$5.00

Sparkling Strawberry Cider 16oz

A wonderful local cider by Botanist and Barrel. 375 ml bottle, 8% ABV

$10.00

Sun of Pomme Cider

Local Botanist and Barrel English style dry cider. 6.9% APV

$7.00

Two Hearted Ale IPA

Bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit and perfectly balanced with a malt backbone. Bells, MI, 7% ABV

$5.00

Unfolding Seeds Toasted Saison

Haw River Brewery's tribute to Paperhand Puppet Intervention.

$8.00

Fullsteam Road to Nowhere IPA

Local beer brewed in Durham.

$6.00

Dry Rose Cider

Wolffer No. 139, NY, 6.9% ABV

$8.00

Haw River Golden Milk Stout

Haw River Farmhouse Ale's golden milk-inspired blonde oatmeal stout brewed with toasted coconut, coffee beans, turmeric and spices. 6.2% ABV

$8.00

Draft Beer

Fullsteam Paycheck Pilsner

$8.00

King Fisher Indian Lager

$7.00

RED OAK Amber Ale

$7.00

St. Benedict's Breakfast Dubbel

$8.00

Humidity Hazy IPA

Fullsteam Brewery- 6.2%apv

$8.00

Heat-At-Home Curries

Tandoori Chicken

Yogurt, ginger and garlic marinated chicken grilled to perfection!

Dosa Batter

South Indian smooth rice-and-lentil batter to make your own dosas and uttapams (enough to pour ~6-12 small uttapams or dosas).

Daal

lentils and split peas with garlic and cumin

Chicken Curry

Chicken curry made in a South-Indian style onion-tomato gravy

Fish Curry

Daily Preparation of Kerela-style Curry

Kofta Curry

Mixed vegetable vegan "meatballs" in a coconut and tomato sauce.

Hyderabadi Eggplant curry

Eggplant in a rich hydrabadi suace (contains peanuts)

Chole Curry

Karachi style-chole

Lamb Roganjosh

Local bone-in lamb in a Kashmiri red chili and almond sauce.

Kerala Beef

Kerala beef sauteed in fennel, coconut and black pepper.

Pork Vindaloo

Bone-in local pork in red kashmiri chili, garlic and vinegar sauce

Vegetable Curry

Seasonal Vegetable Curry

Saag Paneer

Creamed spinach with farmer cheese cubes

Sambar

An opulent mixed vegetable stew. The perfect accompaniment to Dosas and Uttappams