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Welcome To Sitar

WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Lunch Buffet: 11:00 am - 2:45 am
Dinner À La Carte: 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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INDIAN SPICES

We use handpicked finest, freshest seasonal ingredients and the highest quality spices

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Welcome to Sitar

ABOUT US

Sitar Indian Cuisine is an authentic Indian restaurant in Birmingham offering south Asian cuisines since 2001. Here, at Sitar we value our customers and believe that customer’s satisfaction is our pleasure. We have thousands of satisfied customers who check in almost every day for buffet-lunch and À La Carte. Besides buffet-lunch and dinner, you can also order takeout (for pickup) and order online (for delivery). We also cater all types of events. We are conveniently located at south side downtown, near the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Why Us?

  • Fresh and Healthy Ingredients
  • Good Quality and Ethically Sourced Spices
  • Comfortable and Causal Environment
  • Extensive Menus
  • Lunch-Buffet

    Only at $9.99

    Join us for everyday all-you-can-eat Lunch-Buffet featuring variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options

  • Take-Out

    Call (205) 323-6500

    Order your take-out directly at (205) 323-6500 for pick-up or order online for delivery

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OUR MENU

  • Pakora

    $3.95

    Mixed vegetable fritters, fried and delicately spiced.

  • Samosa Vegetable

    $3.95

    Crisp turnover, filled with mildly spiced potatoes and peas.

  • Samosa Meat

    $4.95

    Crisp turnover filled with curried minced meat.

  • Samosa Chat

    $8.95

    Vegetable Samosa topped with chana masala, oinions, yogurt, mint and tamarind sauce

  • Chicken Pakora

    $4.95

    Delicately spiced deep fried chicken fritters./p>

  • Paneer Pakora

    $4.95

    Homemade cheese fritters.(6)

  • Onion Bhaji

    $4.95

    Onions and fresh herbs mixed with gram flour and deep fried.

  • Shrimp Pakora

    $6.95

    Fresh shrimp marinated in exotic spices and batter fried.

  • Assorted Appetizer

    $6.95

    Vegetable samosas with mixed pakora.

  • Tandoori Assorted Appetizer

    $8.95

    Seekh kabab, shrimp tandoor and chicken tikka mixed platter.

  • Mulligatwany Soup

    $3.25
  • Tomato Soup

    $3.25
  • Palak Shorba

    $3.25
  • Hyderabadi Murgh Shorba

    $4.95
  • Chapati

    $1.95

    Whole wheat bread cooked on a flat skillet.

  • Naan

    $1.95

    The traditional Pujabi teardrop-shaped white bread is baked in huge flat ovals by slapping it quickly on the sides of the tandoori oven. It is delicious with or without butter.

  • Garlic Naan

    $2.95

    Naan topped with garlic and cilantro.

  • Bullet Naan

    $2.95

    Naan topped with cilantro and chopped green chillies.

  • Keema Naan

    $3.95

    Stuffed with ground lamb and spices.

  • Piswari Naan

    $3.95

    Stuffed with coconut, raisins and cashews.

  • Puri

    $1.95

    Deep fried puffed light bread.

  • Tandoori Roti

    $1.95

    Indian style whole wheat bread baked in tandoori oven.

  • Tandoori Paratha

    $2.95

    The common unleavened whole-wheat flour bread.

  • Onion Paneer or Gobi Kulcha

    $2.95

    This scrumptious unleavened bread is filled with onion, homemade cheese or freshly minced cauliflower.

  • Alu Paratha

    $2.95

    Indian unleavened bread filled with mildly spiced minced potatoes.

  • Assorted Bread Basket

    $7.95

    Assorted bread basket of Naan, Roti, Garlic Naan and Onion Kulcha.

  • Rice Pulao

    $4.95

    Lightly fried rice with peas and a touch of cumin seeds.

  • Vegetable Biryani

    $10.95

    Fragrant rice cooked with fresh vegetables.

  • Chicken Biryani

    $12.95

    Chicken marinated with spices and saffron, then stem-cooked with naturally fragrant Basmati rice. A classic Mughal dish!

  • Lamb Biryani

    $13.95

    Succulent pieces of curried lamb cooked with Basmati rice, gently flavored with saffron and nuts.

  • Chicken Tikka Biryani

    $13.95

    Boneless white chicken sauteed with fresh onions and bell peppers cooked with steamed rice and spices.

  • Shrimp Biryani

    $14.95

    Shrimp marinated with spices and saffron, then steam cooked with naturally fragrant Basmati Rice.

  • Goat Biryani

    $14.95

    Succulent pieces of curried goat cooked with Basmati rice, gently flavored with saffron and nuts.

  • Sitar Special Biryani

    $15.95

    Saffron rice cooked with boneless pieces of chicken, cubes of lamb and shrimp.

All entrees are served with rice.

  • Karahi Aloo Palak

    $11.95

    Fresh chopped spinach cooked with fresh potatoes, onions, tomatoes and Indian spices; tossed in Indian iron skillet (karahi).

  • Karahi Vegetables

    $11.95

    Fresh mixed vegetables cooked in traditional Indian herbs and spices; tossed in Indian iron skillet.

  • Karahi Paneer

    $13.95

    Paneer fried in onion sauce with Indian spices.

  • Chicken Karahi

    $13.95

    Specialty of Sitar, cooked in special gravy, onions, tomatoes and bell pepper; tossed in Indian iron skillet (Karahai).

  • Karahi Tandoori Chicken Saag

    $13.95

    Boneless tandoori chicken, made with spices and fresh spinach.

  • Karahai Lamb or Fish Palak

    $15.95

    Fresh lamb or fish cooked with spinach, herbs, Indian spices, onions, tomatoes and Indian spices; tossed in Indian iron skillet (Karahi).

  • Lamb Fraizee

    $14.95

    Specialty of Sitar, cooked in special gravy, onions, tomatoes and bell pepper; tossed in Indian iron skillet (Karahai).

  • Karahi Shrimp

    $15.95

    Fresh jumbo shrimp marinated with Indian spices cooked with ginger, fresh tomatoes, onions and bell pepper; tossed in Indian iron skillet (Karahai).

  • Kathmandu Paneer

    $12.95

    Homemade cottage cheese with onions and tomatoes, cooked in butter with freshly chopped broccoli.

  • Steamed Vegetables

    $10.95

    A medley of broccoli, cabbage and carrot steamed; tossed in the classic combination of olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper.

All entrees are served with rice.

  • Dal Black or yellow

    $10.95

    Assorted lentils sauteed with ginger, onion, garlic and tomato.

  • Vegetable Vindaloo/Vegetable Curry

    $10.95

    Garden fresh mixed vegetables cooked in a tangy/hot curry and mild sauce.

  • Vegetable Korma

    $11.95

    Mixed vegetables marinated in yogurt and cooked in a creamy sauce with exotic Indian spices.

  • Vegetable Patia

    $11.95

    Fresh vegetables cooked with sweet and sour mangoes, spices & herbs with a touch of ginger.

  • Saag Paneer

    $11.95

    Spinach and homemade Indian cheese with fresh ginger garlic and spices.

  • Palak Aloo

    $10.95

    Potatoes cooked in spinach and flavorful spices.

  • Aloo Chhole/Chana Masala

    $10.95

    Chick peas or diced potatoes cooked in the popular Punjabi style.

  • Chana Saag

    $11.95

    Spinach and chick peas cooked with fresh ginger garlic and spices.

  • Matar Paneer

    $11.95

    Green peas cooked with homemade Indian cheese in a mild sauce and spices.

  • Matar Aloo

    $11.95

    Green peas cooked with potatoes in a mild sauce and spices.

  • Aloo Gobi

    $11.95

    Potatoes and cauliflower cooked in Indian spices.

  • Mushroom Matar

    $11.95

    Green peas and mushrooms cooked in a mild curry sauce.

  • Bengan Bhurtha

    $10.95

    Eggplant roasted in the tandoor oven and cooked with green peas, fresh tomatoes, onions and ginger.

  • Bhindi Masala

    $11.95

    Fresh okra cooked with exotic spices, onion and bell pepper.

  • Malai Kofta

    $12.95

    Homemade cheese stuffed in vegetable balls, cooked in a mildly spiced creamy and cashew sauce.

  • Paneer Chilly Fry

    $13.95

    Homemade cottage cheese cooked in Indian and Chinese style.

  • Paneer Bhurjee

    $12.95

    Homemade Indian cottage cheese sauteed with onion rings, garlic and tomatoes.

  • Paneer Makhani

    $12.95

    Homemade Indian cottage cheese cooked with onion, tomatoes, garlic abd fresh herbs.

  • Shahi Paneer

    $12.95

    Homemade Indian cottage cheese cooked mildly spiced tomato and cream sauce.

  • Methi Malai Paneer

    $12.95

    Gravy is made from onions, cashews, almonds, Indian spices and cream. This curry is rich, creamy and medium spicy.

  • Paneer Tikka Masala

    $12.95

    Cubes of homemade Indian cottage cheese cooked in a creamy sauce with fresh tomatoes and exotic spices.

  • Paneer Jal Fraizee

    $12.95

    Cubes of homemade Indian cottage cheese cooked in a creamy sauce with fresh tomatoes, green bell pepper,onions and exotic spices.

  • Kaju Curry

    $13.95

    Whole or broken cashews simmered in rich, creamy onion-tomato gravy.

All entrees are served with rice.

  • Chicken Curry

    $10.95

    Chicken cooked in a light gravy, mild (curry).

  • Desi Chicken

    $11.95

    Boneless Chicken sauteed with chopped onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and spices.

  • Chicken Do Piazza

    $11.95

    Boneless Chicken marinated, roasted in tandoor. Cooked with onion, tomato and fresh ginger pieces.

  • Chicken Sagwala

    $11.95

    Boneless chicken cooked with spinach and mild spices.

  • Chicken Makhani

    $12.95

    Tandoor baked chicken cooked in exotic spices with chopped tomatoes and butter.

  • Chicken Sultani

    $12.95

    Boneless chicken cooked in a mild cream sauce with ginger.

  • Chicken vegetable

    $11.95

    Boneless chicken sauteed with your choice of garden fresh mushrooms or broccoli or mixed vegetables.

  • Chicken Methi Mushroom

    $12.95

    Boneless chicken sauteed in ginger and garlic with fresh fenugreek leaves and mushrooms.

  • Chicken Korma

    $12.95

    A rare delicacy from northwest India. Juicy pieces of chicken especially prepared with yogurt, onions, tomatoes and mild spices.

  • Chicken Patia

    $12.95

    Boneless chicken cooked with sweet and sour mangoes, spices and a touch of ginger and scallions.

  • Chicken Chilly Fry

    $12.95

    Boneless chicken cooked in Indian and Chinese style.

  • Chicken Vindaloo

    $11.95

    Boneless chicken cooked in hot curry sauce.

  • Chicken Tikka Mughlai

    $12.95

    Tender pieces of boneless chicken and fresh mushrooms cooked in a mildly spiced creamy tomato sauce.

  • Chicken Tikka Masala

    $12.95

    Pieces of chicken tikka cooked in a creamy sauce with fresh tomatoes and exotic spices.

  • Chicken Methi Malai

    $12.95

    Boneless chicken sauteed in ginger and garlic paste, cooked in a creamy sauce with fresh tomatoes and exotic spices.

All entrees are served with rice.

  • Goat Curry Halal Meat

    $13.95

    Goat meat with bones cooked in classic Indian sauce and spices.

  • Goat Kadahi Halal Meat

    $13.95

    Goat meat with bones cooked in fried onion sauce, bell peppers and Indian spices cooked to perfection.

  • Lamb Curry/Lamb Vindaloo

    $14.95

    Spicy lamb cooked in an onion sauce or sharp, tangy sauce.

  • Lamb Rogan Josh

    $14.95

    Cubes of lamb marinated in exotic spices and cooked with chopped tomatoes in a creamy sauce.

  • Lamb Pasanda

    $14.95

    Slices of lamb marinated in cream and cooked in a spicy almond sauce.

  • Lamb Korma

    $14.95

    Juicy pieces of lamb especially prepared with yogurt, onions, tomatoes and mild spices.

  • Lamb Bhuna

    $14.95

    Diced lamb grilled with Himalayan herbs, tomatoes, and bell peppers prepared in a traditional style.

  • Lamb Mango

    $14.95

    Lamb with mango, aromatic herbs, touch of ginger, garlic and spices.

  • Lamb Tikka Masala

    $15.95

    Marinated sliced lamb baked in the tandoor, then cooked in a thick tomato and onion sauce.

All entrees are served with rice.

  • Goa Machhi

    $13.95

    A fish specialty of Goa prepared with ground coconut and masterful spices.

  • Fish Tikka Masala

    $14.95

    Fish tikka roasted in our clay oven and tossed in a deliciously zesty sauce.

  • Shrimp or Scallop Patia

    $14.95

    Shrimp or scallop sauteed with sweet and sour mangoes, touch of ginger, scallions and spices.

  • Shrimp/Scallop Mushroom

    $14.95

    Shrimp or scallop with fresh mushrooms and tomatoes sauteed in mildly spiced curry sauce.

  • Seafood Vindaloo or Curry

    $14.95

    Jumbo shrimp, scallop and fish cooked with potatoes in a highly spiced, tangy hot sauce.

  • Shrimp or Scallop Masala

    $14.95

    Shrimp or scallop sauteed in a zesty tikka masala sauce, with touch of onion, pepper and fenugreek leaves.

  • Shrimp Nirgisi

    $14.95

    Large shrimp cooked in a spicy coconut sauce.

  • Shrimp Chilly Fry

    $14.95

    Sauteed with sliced onion, tomato, green pepper, the glazed in tangy sauce garnished with cilantro.

From the clay oven, served with rice and a side order of daal.

  • Chicken Tandoori

    $11.95

    Chicken marinated in yogurt and mild spices with its own natural juices, roasted in our tandoor oven.

  • Chicken Tikka

    $12.95

    Thick and juicy cubes of chicken roasted in our tandoor oven.

  • Seekh Kabab

    $13.95

    Minced meat mixed with onions and herbs, then roasted on skewers in our tandoor oven.

  • Shrimp Tandoori

    $15.95

    Large, mouthwatering shrimp, lightly seasoned and slowly baked over charcoal in the tandoor.

  • Paneer Tikka

    $14.95

    Cubes of homemade cottage cheese marinated in mild spices and yogurt roasted in tandoor oven.

  • Vegetarian Thali

    $14.95

    A vegetarian taste adventure of three vegetable curries. Served with Chutney, Rice and Naan Bread on a traditional Indian Thali dish.

  • House Specialty

    $17.95

    Our mouthwatering house special combination served with Soup, Chicken Tandoori, Lamb Rogan Josh, Vegetable Korma, Rice and Naan bread.

  • Mixed Grill

    $17.95

    Splurge any day of the week on assorted delicacies from our charcoal-fired tandoor oven. Includes Chicken Tandoori, Chicken Tikka, Seekh Kabab, and Shrimp served with chutney, rice and naan bread, and soup.Your taste buds will thank you.

  • Non-Vegetarian Thali

    $16.95

    Mulligatwali Soup, Chicken Tikka Masala or Lamb Curry, Vegetable Korma, Dal, Rice and Naan bread.

  • Special Combination

    $38.95

    Two people can cuddle up to this dinner of Mulligatawny Soup, Seekh Kabab, Chicken Tikka, Lamb Rogan Josh, Vegetable Korma, Basmati rice and Naan bread.

Make A

Reservation

For a group of 8 and more people you can make your reservations by directly calling us at (205) 323-6500.

Get In Touch

Contact Us

For any catering needs please contact us directly at (205) 323-6500 or email us at mailtositar@gmail.com.

Our Location

729 20th Street S
Birmingham, AL 35233

Phone: (205) 323-6500

Fax: (205) 323-6501

Email: mailtositar@gmail.com

We Are Open 7 Days A Week

Lunch - Buffet: 11:00 am - 2:45 pm

Dinner: 5:00 pm to 9:45 pm

Testimonials

What Customers Say

  • This is my favorite Indian place to drop in for a quick lunch on the weekends. Overall, I enjoy the quality and selection of vegetarian options, and the reasonable menu prices at Sitar!

    - J Maze

  • I love this place! Great food. Fast and friendly. Stop in for the great lunch buffet.

    - Michael A.

  • Chicken Tikka Masala is so delicious! Everyone here is so nice. Just good food and friendly people.

    - Justina Feng

  • Best Indian food in greater Birmingham.

    - James Lolment

  • It was great, amazing food, if someone is judging and he is not from Indian please ignore the comments. I asked for spicy and they gave me spicy!

    - Vee Nan

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