574 E Main St VENTURA CA, 93001
Phone: (805) 652-1521

Operating Hours

Mon - Sun 11:30am – 10:00pm NO DELIVERY Fri -Sat 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Our Values

At the Taj Café we bring you the traditional village style cooking with all the recipes from ancient times preserved with the same old taste. We use all natural spices and ingredients, and say good bye to all artificial colorings and preservatives. As a result, we offer a variety of sumptuous dishes that are lean, healthful, and low in fat.

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Daily Specials

$14.99
Marinated fresh fish of the day.
$12.99
A puree of tandoor baked eggplant and sautéed with onions, fresh tomatoes, ginger and spices.
$14.99
The most popular masala dish
$13.99
Boneless pieces of chicken in a traditional sauce made from tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic and ground spices.
$12.99
Mild Creamy delight cooked with onions, ginger, tomatoes, garlic, blend of exotic spices, nuts and raisins
$21.99
Your choice of Chicken or Lamb curry served with Aloo Matar, lentils, basmati rice, naan and raita.
$14.99
Stuffed with lamb, cooked in a special sauce, two chutneys and marinated onions.
$3.99
Chopped cucumbers, red onions, cilantro, tomatoes, with a splash of lime juice.
$2.99
The classic lightly leavened bread made with white flour
$21.99
Your choice of any two vegetables served with Basmati rice, lentils, naan, and raita.
$5.99
Milk balls in a rose flavored syrup.
$14.99
Mild Creamy delight cooked with onions, ginger, tomatoes, garlic, blend of exotic spices, nuts and raisins
$13.99
Zesty curry cooked with lenitls, ginger, onions, tomatoes, garlic & six spices.
$14.99
Tiger shrimp tandoori with masala marinated sauce.
$12.99
Potatoes and green peas in a homemade sauce with tomatoes, ginger, green chili and herbs.
$13.99
Boneless pieces of chicken marinated with ginger, garlic, cilantro and spices.
$7.99
Handmade crispy crackers topped with onions potatoes, two chutneys and topped with crisp garbanzo flour noodles and a garnish of cilantro.
$14.99
Lean minced ground Lamb mixed with minced onions, mint, cilantro, green chilies and spices.
$12.99
Pureed spinach leaves and potatoes with onion, ginger, garlic and spices.
$13.99
Mushrooms cooked in Masala sauce. (Add tofu for Free)
$13.99
Mild Creamy delight cooked with onions, ginger, tomatoes, garlic, blend of exotic spices, nuts and raisins
$21.99
Your choice of Chicken Tikka or Tandoori Chicken served with Aloo Matar, lentils, naan, rice pullao and raita.
$13.99
Basmati prepared with flavorful chicken, nuts and raisins and curry spices.
$3.99
Naan topped with chopped garlic and cilantro.
$14.99
DHANSAK CHICKEN CURRY
$13.99
Stuffed with chicken, cooked in tomatoes, onions, ginger, ground spices, two chutneys and marinated onions.
$14.99
Boneless tandoor cooked lamb in a creamy tomato sauce with a blend of 6 spices.
$3.99
Homemade yogurt with cucumbers, carrots and onions.
$14.99
Boneless lamb chunks in masala sauce.
$22.99
Big Meat Platter. Sampler of Tandoori items includes: Chicken Tikka, Lamb Tikka, Tandoori chicken, Lamb Seekh and T. shrimp. Served with garlic naan.
$8.99
Spinach, cauliflower and potatoes mixed together and cooked in a light garbanzo flour marinade.Served with sweet tomato chutney.
$12.99
Fresh fish of the day in bite size pieces cooked in our garbanzo-flour batter. Served with sweet tomato chutney.
$14.99
Marinated jumbo shrimp.
$14.99
Boneless grilled Shrimp in a mild creamy sweet n' tangy Mango sauce.
$12.99
Homemade Indian Cheese cooked in tomato base creamy sauce with a blend of 6 spices.
$14.99
Marinated fresh tandoori fish in masala sauce.
$14.99
Garlic sautéed fresh fish of the day in a sauce made with ginger, onions, tomatoes and lime juice.
$13.99
Zesty curry cooked with lenitls, ginger, onins, tomatoes, garlic & six spices.
$3.99
An unleavened Whole Wheat Bread.
$13.99
Our special tandoori chicken is marinated overnight in a special sauce with yogurt and spices.
$11.99
Basmati prepared with cooked mixed vegetables, nuts and raisins and curry spices.
$13.99
Home made Indian cheese cubes cooked in Masala sauce.
$12.99
Chef’s selection of Indian lentil of the day cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger,garlic.
$14.99
Pureed spinched and seasoned lamb cooked with onions, ginger, garlic fresh ground spices.
$9.99
Some call it "Indian Pizza". Very popular South Indian griddle cake made from rice and lentil flour. Served with coconut chutney. Toppings: tomatoes, onions, cilantro and green chili.
$12.99
Fresh Carrots, cauliflower, potatoes and green peas, cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger and spices.
$14.99
Basmati prepared with curry, flavorful lamb, nuts & raisins.
$15.99
Tender pieces of marinated lamb perfectly done.
$14.99
Pureed spinched and seasoned shrimp cooked with onions, ginger, garlic fresh ground spices.
$13.99
Tandoori grilled chicken, sautéed mushrooms,homemade cheese cubes served on a bed of romaine lettuce, with tomatoes and cucumbers in our homemade dressing.
$13.99
Boneless tandoor grilled chicken in a creamy tomato sauce with a blend of 6 spices.
$13.99
Pan tossed mushrooms,Indian cheese and eggplant in a light marinade served on a bed of romaine lettuce with tomatoes and cucumbers tossed in our homemade dressing.
$12.99
Indian Garbanzo beans cooked with browned onions, ginger, garlic and tomatoes.
$12.99
Cauliflower and potatoes sautéed with tomatoes, ginger, green chili, ground coriander, turmeric and cumin seeds.
$7.99
Puffed rice(like rice cereal) onions, potatoes, sev, cilantro and crushed crisp wheat crackers tossed together with two chutneys.
$14.99
Zesty curry cooked with lenitls, ginger, onions, tomatoes, garlic & six spices.
$14.99
Boneless pieces of lamb cooked in a dark traditional sauce made from tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic and ground spices.
$13.99
Boneless grilled Chicken in a mild creamy sweet n' tangy Mango sauce.
$12.99
Pureed spinach leaves and homemade Indian cheese
$12.99
Homemade Indian cheese with nuts and raisins in a very special creamy onion base sauce.
$10.99
Garbanzo-flour marinated all white meat fritters served
$14.99
Pan tossed black tiger shrimp in a sauce made with ginger, onions, tomatoes and lime juice.
$14.99
Zesty curry cooked with lenitls, ginger, onins, tomatoes, garlic & six spices.
$13.99
Pureed spinched and seasoned chicken cooked with onions, ginger, garlic fresh ground spices.
$12.99
Homemade Indian Cheese & green peas cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger, and garlic
$12.99
Crispy marinated shrimp. Just go for it!
$12.99
Yellow lentils freshly sauteed, garlic, tomatoes, cumin & spices.
$10.99
A south Indian vegetarian specialty. It is a crispy crepe made of rice and lentil flour, stuffed with mildly spiced potatoes. Served with sambar and coconut chutney.