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Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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STARTERS & SMALL PLATES
Vegetable: One for $4.0
Vegetable: Two for $7.0
Local Ground Beef: One For $5.0
Local Ground Beef: Two For $9.0
Samosas
Our signature handmade pastries filled with potato, onion, & peas; served with 2 chutneys
$8.0
Samosa Chole Chaat
Chickpea curry topped with a vegetable samosa, chutneys, and crispy noodles
$6.0
Dal & Rice
Lentil stew with basmati rice
$7.0
Chole & Rice
Chickpea stew with rice
$4.0
Rasam
Tart and spicy soup served with rice
$7.0
Mixed Vegetable Pakoras
Crispy vegetable fritters served with two chutneys
$7.0
Idli Puffs or Steamed Idlis
Savory, sour -dough buns served with sambar and chutneys
$4.0
Pappadum & Chutney Sampler
Cilantro-mint, tamarind and tomato chutneys with crispy wafers for dipping
$7.0
Aloo Chaat
Crunchy street snack with chole, potato, sprouts, and chutneys
SALADS
$1.0
Cucumber Raita
yogurt sauce
$5.0
Garden Salad
Seasonal greens and veggies with house dressing
$8.0
Bhel Salad
A confetti of chopped vegetables, sprouts, chutneys, crispy rice and noodles
$7.0
Sprouted Chaat
Mixed bean sprouts with chopped vegetables and chutneys
$9.0
Bombay Bazaar Bowl
Chaat with sprouts,onions, cilantro, pakoras, peanuts, yogurt and chutneys
ENTREES
All entrees served with basmati rice (brown rice upon request). + $4 -Make it a meal: add raita and either dal or bhaji, + $6 - Make it a thali: add raita, dal, bhaji, pickle, chappati and pappadum (dinner time only)
$9.0
Tandoori Chicken
Grilled boneless chicken marinated with yogurt, ginger, garlic & spices
$9.0
Chicken Curry
Local boneless chicken, in a medium-hot red coconut sauce
$11.0
Kerala Beef
with coconut chips in a thick gravy
$11.0
Lamb Roganjosh
Kashmiri-style curry with almonds and chilies
$11.0
Pork Vindaloo
Goan style, in a tangy and spicy red sauce
$11.0
Malabar Shrimp
In a creamy coconut tamarind sauce, served with moru
$8.0
Vegetable Curry of the Day
Seasonal vegetables and legumes
$6.0
With batura $8.0
Chole Bowl
Slow-simmered, chickpea stew with tamarind served without rice
$9.0
Eggplant Curry
Hyderabadi style roasted eggplant in tamarind -peanut sauce
$9.0
Kofta Curry
Mixed vegetable balls in a rich puree of roasted tomatoes, and coconut milk
DOSAS & UTTAPAMS
Crepes and pancakes made with savory sourdough rice and dal batter. Served with chutneys & sambar. Gluten Free, Vegan by request
DOSAS
thin, crispy crepes (lunchtime only)
$9.0
Masala Dosa
With potato bhaji
$8.0
Plain Dosa
Served plain (no filling)
$10.0
Mysore Masala
With red chile spread & potato bhaji
$10.0
Cheese
Filled with a variety of cheeses
$11.0
Masala Cheese
Filled with cheeses & potato bhaji
$9.0
Spring Dosa
With cabbage & carrot bhaji
$12.0
Chicken
Tandoori, served with chicken gravy instead of sambar
UTTAPAMS
thick, savory sourdough pancakes
$8.0
Original Uttapam
With onion and cilantro
$9.0
Masala Uttapam
Spicy potato & gun-powder crust
$10.0
Chicken
Served with chicken gravy instead of sambar
$11.0
Chicken & Cheese
Served with chicken gravy instead of sambar
$9.0
Kimchi
$9.0
Tomato
$9.0
Green Chile Cheese
$10.0
Oyster Mushroom
BREADS
$2.5
Bhatura
Puffy bread made with yogurt
$3.0
Chappati (2)
Sprouted whole wheat flatbread
$2.5
Garlic $3.0
Spinach $3.5
Pashwari - lightly sweet with nuts and coconut $3.5
Naan
Made with yogurt and oven-baked
$2.0
Pappadum (4)
Lentil half-moon wafers
$3.0
Methi - with fenugreek leaves $3.5
Paratha
Layered, sprouted-wheat flatbread
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Indian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I ate an early dinner at the Curryblossom Cafe. The food was very delicious! For the price, the portions were very small, however. $4 for two pieces of naan seems excessive. The basmati rice was perfectly cooked. The flavor of the shrimp...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 853maryfrancesm
Reviewed January 12, 2019

We had a terrible experience. They took a very long time to wait on us, as they were very busy welcoming a group of their friends. When we got the food, we were surprised at how small the servings were. Much friendlier and more satisfying...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NC2427
Reviewed November 2, 2018

It has many items on the menu to choose from and the option is a la carte or thaali style. Also has several items listed on the blackboard depending on the season. I ordered Chicken Curry Thaali. In thaali style there is a papadum, pickle...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Yusuf M
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

The food is just outstanding - especially the saag paneer. We had the spinach naan, and the appam, which is a coconut milk and rice pancake, served with vegetable curry. It was so good, we stopped on the way back home to pick up supper!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We were impressed with the southern style cooking. Really wanted to try the Rasam but we were too full. The samosas were very good with fresh ingredients and the sauces were fresh and lovely. The saag paneer was light and delicious. Tamarind shrimp yummy and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gayleruth
Reviewed August 15, 2018

I simply love the food here. Flavorful, interesting, fresh. Always interesting drink options, too. I enjoyed a rose cardamom latte with the meal. Great options for gluten free/vegan/etc. Would highly recommend the cardamom brownie for dessert.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kate554433
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This place consistently meets the standards. Ambience is casual vibe with huge outdoor patio and music. Chill relaxed place! Food has been excellent each time we visited and bonus is a little chit chat with the chef when she is available..: Coconut chutney could be...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GourmetTraveller2013
Reviewed July 25, 2018

The spicy dosa with potatoes was so good I wish the Cafe has a branch in my city. This is an easygoing restaurant, no fuss, just ordering over the counter and find a table. The food then will shortly be served to you. Staff were...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PeonyThailand
Reviewed June 30, 2018

The food here is quite good and the beer selection is also very good, with a few excellent local craft brews on tap as well. If you're a fan of south Indian you will appreciate the dosa/uttapam offerings. If you're new to this place be...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Godby
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Friendly staff. Good food. pleasant ambience. One of my favourite places to go when I am in Chapel Hill.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Response from RainbeauReiki | Reviewed this property |
Yes yes yes. Take it home. Enjoy!!!!
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Absolutely, they do a tremendous amount of take out business.
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