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Lovely India

 

Curry • Naan • Indian Desserts

Dine In, Takeaway & Delivery

GF • DF • V • Vegan

Delivery Fees
Airlie Beach$5 – $10
Cannonvale$5 – $10
Jubilee Pocket$5 – $10
Mandalay$5 – $10

Prices are calculated on distance from restaurant.

Minimum spend: $25

Opening Hours
Monday5:30pm – 9:00pm
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday5:30pm – 9:00pm
Thursday5:30pm – 9:00pm
Friday5:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday5:30pm – 9:00pm
Sunday5:30pm – 9:00pm

 

About Us

Are you looking for that authentic Indian cuisine? Well, look no further. Hidden in plain site on the main street of Airlie Beach Lovely India provides a great atmosphere with our welcoming staff and decorative interior, not to mention the best Indian dishes in the Whitsundays! Come and experience our home-made recipes inspired by a family history and knowledge of the true taste of India. From Chicken Tikka Masala to Lamb Rogan Josh we have all of your favourites and much more! Available for dine in, take away and home delivery!

Venue

Find Us

Starters

Mixed Platter (minimum 2 people) /18.9

Assorted selection of chicken tikka, chicken wings, onion bhaji and vegetable pakora

Chicken Tikka (4 pieces) / 12.9

Chicken thigh fillets marinated in yoghurt and spices and chargrilled in tandoor

Lovely Chicken Wings (6 pieces) / 12.9

A house speciality cooked in tandoori oven

masala lamb chops (3 pieces) / 17.9

Lamb chops marinated in yoghurt in fresh herbs, spices and lime juice grilled in the tandoor

Tandoori Chicken 

Chicken on the bone marinated in yoghurt, spices and gently roasted in tandoor

Half / 13.9

Full / 20.9

Prawn Jalpari (6 Pieces) / 14.9

Beer fried and battered prawns, fried golden and served with salad and tamarind chutney

Seekh Kebab Khass (4 Pieces) / 13.9

Mince beef on a drenched with chopped shallots, onions, and fresh herbs barbecued gently in tandoor, served with mint sauce and salad

Vegetable Pakora (V) / 7.9

Assorted vegetables dipped in pea flour batter deliciously spiced and fried golden brow

Samosa (V) (2 pieces) / 7.9

Fried triangular-shaped pastry mixed with mildly spiced potatoes and peas

Chicken

Butter Chicken / 17.9

Tender pieces of chicken cooked in tomato gravy. The most popular dish of Northern India.

Chicken Tikka Masala / 17.9

Chicken Tikka cooked in a spicy sauce with green peppers and sliced fried onion

Chicken Chettinned / 17.9

Authentic South India pepper chicken fillet, tossed in gravy with fresh curry leaves mustard coconut milk and crushed black pepper

Mango Chicken / 17.9

Tender pieces of chicken cooked with cashew cream and mango pulp

Lamb

Lamb Rogan Josh / 18.9

Diced lamb cooked in traditional North India style

Lamb Nawabi Pasanda / 18.9

Sautéed lamb with onions and tomatoes, garnished and flavoured with cashew nuts and fried onions

Boti Lamb Pepper / 18.9

Tender diced lamb blended with red wine and spice of royal origin

Seafood

Prawn Masala / 21.9

Marinated prawns cooked in tomato gravy with green peppers and sliced onions

Goan fish / 21.9

From the ex-Portuguese colony comes this spicy blend of fish cooked in coconut milk, ginger and finished with fresh tomatoes

Butter prawns / 21.9

Tender pieces of prawns cooked in tomato gravy

Mustard fish / 21.9

A Bengali delicacy where fish is cooked in coconut milk, curry leaves, fresh yoghurt and dijon mustard cooked to perfection

Connoisseirs Selection

Rarrah Gosht (Goat Curry) / 22.9

Goat cooked with chefs special gravy

Goani Beef de Malibu / 21.9

Beef gently simmered with fresh coconut milk, onions, tomatoes, fresh ginger, a blend of traditional spices and finished with malibu

Lamb Garlic Potatoes / 20.9

House special morsels of lamb marinated overnight in chefs special marinade, simmered to perfection in medium spicy sauce and finished with sautéed potatoes and garlic

Beef Mughlai Prawns / 23.9

House special of beef marinated overnight in chefs special marinade, simmered to perfection in medium spicy sauce and finished with sautéed prawns and herbs

Traditional

Korma

A creamy onion and cashew sauce flavoured dish, rich in flavours without being spicy

Chicken or Beef / 17.9

Lamb / 18.9

Prawns / 21.9

Mixed Vegetables (V) / 16.9

Madras

A spicy tangy dish with a splash of vinegar, cooked “goan style”. Only available in hot.

Chicken or Beef / 17.9

Lamb / 18.9

Prawns / 21.9

Vindaloo

A hot tangy dish with a splash of vinegar, cooked “goan style”. Only available in hot, Indian hot or super hot (not for the faint-hearted).

Chicken or Beef / 17.9

Lamb / 18.9

Prawns / 21.9 

Saagwala

The gravy of pureed spinach with freshly ground spices – a Punjabi delicacy 

Paneer (cottage cheese) (V) / 16.9

Chicken or Beef / 17.9

Lamb / 18.9

dal makhani (V) / 16.9

Black lentils stewed over a slow fire in a spicy sauce garnished with ginger and coriander

Malai Kofta (V) / 16.9

Dumpling of cottage cheese in potatoes mixer flour and cooked in cashew nut gravy (very popular North Indian curry)

Paneer Butter Magsala (V) / 17.9

Cubes of home made cottage cheese cooked in onion and tomato based sauce

Muffler Paneer (V) / 16.9

Delicious cottage cheese combined with peas, garlic, ginger, tomatoes finished in a creamy sauce

Dal Fry (V) / 16.9

Yellow split stewed over a slow fire in a spicy sauce, garnished with ginger and coriander

Dal Saag (V) / 16.9

Yellow split stewed over in a gravy of pureed baby spinach with freshly ground spices. A Punjabi delicacy.

Jeera Aloo (V) / 12.9

Spiced potato cooked with cummin seed

Naan Breads

plain Naan / 3

Plain flour bread cooked in tandoor

Cheese Naan / 5

Plain flour bread stuffed with cheddar cheese

Garlic Naan / 4

Plain flour bread stuffed with minced spiced garlic

garlic and cheese naan / 5

Plain flour bread stuffed with cheddar cheese and minced spiced garlic

Chilli Naan / 5

Plain flour bread stuffed with chilli (not for the faint-hearted)

Kashimiri Naan / 5

Special naan from Kashmore. Plain flour bread stuffed with dry fruit and spices

Roti / 3

Hand-rolled bread made from wholemeal and white flour

Rice

Plain steamed basmati rice / 2
Pulav Rice / 6

Rice cooked with cashews and fried onions

Coconut / 6

Rice cooked with coconut and fried onions

Biryani – Chicken/Lamb / 15

Traditional Mughalai delicacy of rice cooked with spice with your choice of chicken or lamb accompanied with raita on the side

Biryani – Vegetable / 13

Traditional Mughalai delicacy of rice cooked with spice and vegetables, accompanied with raita on the side

Mango Chutney / 3
Mixed Pickles / 3
Cucumber Rolls / 3
Garden Salad / 3
Poppadum (each) / 1
Dietary Symbols

V – Vegetarian

Whitsunday Menu holds no responsibility for dietary claims made within this menu. It is the individual’s responsibility to check ingredients used in the food does not compromise any special dietary requirements.

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Reviews

Jason Smith – April 2021

The butter chicken and lamb organ josh was delicious! Staff were really friendly too!

James Hallworth – July 2021

Order the Goan fish curry and thank me later.

Tracey Zwisler – February 2021

We both really enjoyed our dinner here last night, we ordered Rohan Josh and Goan Fish! The fish was the standout between the two, but both very tasty. (We both ordered mild versions as we don’t like spicy hot and our meals were spot on)

Source: Google Reviews

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