When you’re looking for things to do near Cape Coral FL, you’re bound to hear your stomach rumble. All the fun in the sand, sun, and water takes a toll and you’ll work up an appetite. If you’re looking for authentic Indian cuisine to tame your tummy, look no further than Cape Coral’s first Indian restaurant, Masala Mantra Indian Bistro at 4518 Del Prado Blvd S in Cape Coral. Hours are Monday-Thursday 12-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-10 p.m., and Sunday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m. Their phone number is 239-540-6300.
Masala Mantra Indian Bistro Appetizers
The Masala Fry boasts crispy fried chicken or shrimp in rice flour and Indian spice, and the Manchurian features chicken bites, chicken wings, or shrimp in a spicy, sweet, and tangy sauce. Try vegetarian-friendly bites like the Manchurian (without meat or seafood), featuring your choice of baby corn, cauliflower, or paneer (a firm cheese) in spicy, sweet, and tangy sauce. For a vegetarian and gluten-free option, choose pakora – mixed veggies friend in chickpea flour paneer. There is also authentic Naan Bread, a flat bread freshly baked in a clay oven.
Each dish is cooked in our clay oven and served with lightly spiced basmati rice. Try the tandoori chicken, a dark meat bone-in chicken marinated in yogurt and house spices, or grilled salmon. If you don’t know what to choose, go for the Masala Mantra Special Grill – a combination of all of the tandoori specialties!
There are many ways to enjoy authentic Indian curry. Choose from vegetarian, paneer, chicken, lamb, goat, or shrimp to start, then choose a traditional curry of garlic, ginger, onion, and spices, or go for something different like the Malabar fish curry – tilapia tossed in a spicy red curry sauce, or the Madras, a ground coconut curry sauce with sauteed mustard seeds and fresh spices.
Masala Mantra doesn’t leave their vegetarian clients with few choices. Malai kofta is a vegetable dumpling cooked in a creamy almond and cashew sauce, while aloo gobi masala is a cauliflower and potatoes mixed in a spiced tomato curry. Try the vegan mantra featuring tofu, eggplant, and potatoes tossed in a flavorful coconut curry sauce. You’ll have to visit to see their many other options.
They serve traditional fried rice with choice of vegetables, chicken, or shrimp, as well as flavored rice! Choose from coconut, turmeric, jeera (cumin), and lemon flavors. The biriyani features rice combined with fresh herbs, spiced onion masala, and your choice of vegetable, chicken, shrimp, goat, or lamb.
Delicious Indian Food in Cape Coral
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