Zolsha Restaurant has always been the dream of an 18-year-old boy, Tufail Miah, who decided within six months of working as a porter in his initial job, that he wanted to open his own restaurant.
We have been nominated for customer excellence and also been awarded the best restaurant in 2008 by quality foods
At the age of 18, the dream was realised with the opening of a restaurant, seating 80, on Castle gate, Knaresborough called ‘The Spice Merchant’. Since then, through sheer enthusiasm, determination and hard work, the restaurant had been very successful, always going from strength to strength, however due to some complications with his joint partner he decided to sell his share thus the dream remained just a dream.
After working elsewhere for a while, He still didn’t want to give up so he decided to again embark on another business. In winter 2007, He launched Zolsha restaurant in Knaresborough, a few streets away from his previous Restaurant. This was going to be his dream accomplished! The name ‘Zolsha’ is a word widely known as a ‘place of gathering’ in Bengali language and thus he thought what better name for a restaurant!
Whilst the food at the restaurant is outstandingly consistent, the restaurant also has its own themed design. The restaurants have been designed to provide a contemporary atmosphere and carry a certain aura which is no less than being in any major city in the world.
Ever since the opening of Zolsha, It has gained a huge reputation for its high quality cuisine, vibrant atmosphere and first class service and even old customers from his previous restaurant are now regulars to this one. The Restaurant has already been nominated for the customer Excellence Award and is in the finalists.
Pickle Tray £1.50
Traditional & Grilled Starters
All starters served with salad & mint sauce.
Chicken Nimbali £3.50
Chicken & tomato marinated in mustard and kashmiri massala garnished with honey and cheese.
Kebab Mirch £3.95
Pepper stuffed with marinated chicken, keema, jalapeños and sweetcorn then grilled.
Sizzler Mix for 2 £6.95
Chicken tikka, onion bhaji, seekh kebab and lamb chops .
Lamb Chops £3.50
On the bone spring lamb marinated in Zolsha’s pioneering dressing then grilled.
Chicken Liver Tikka £3.25
Pieces of chicken liver marinated in yogurt and spices cooked over a charcoal grill.
Lamb/Chicken Tikka £2.95
Marinated in yoghurt and spices, cooked in a clay oven
Tandoori Chicken £2.95
Chicken on the bone marinated in herbs and spices.
Seekh Kebab £2.95
Skewered minced lamb with spices and onion, cooked over a charcoal grill.
Royal Mix £3.50
Mixture of chicken tikka, onion bhaji and seekh kebab.
Chicken Momo £3.25
Shredded spiced chicken, potato & coriander in a pancake roll.
Chicken Chaat £2.95
In a medium chaat massala sauce served with a pancake.
Chicken Pakora £2.95
Chicken marinated in spiced yoghurt deep fried in batter.
Desi Meat Samosa £2.95
Crispy homemade pastry filled with spiced minced meat.
Wood’s Special £4.95
A customer creation! Selection of onion bahji, chicken tikka, shami kebab wrapped in an
Aromatic Chingri £4.95
King Prawns marinated with plum chutney, garlic & cinnamon, then gently cooked with
onions and peppers.
Pangash Kebab £4.50
Tender Bangladeshi fish, skewered and grilled with onion, tomato and pepper.
Machli Pakora £3.50
Pieces of spiced coley fish deep fried in batter.
King Prawn Chaat £4.95
Gently cooked in a dry medium sauce, with a pancake.
Garlic King Prawn £4.50
Prawns marinated with herbs and mustards oils.
Masaladar Fish £4.50
Pieces of fish marinated with Zolsha's pioneering marinade.
Red Snapper £4.95
Marinated in red wine with herbs, spices and BBQ flavouring.
BBQ King Prawn £4.95
Marinated with herbs & spices, cooked over a charcoal grill.
Salmon Shashlick £4.95
Grilled with spiced red onion, tomato and green pepper.
Vegetarian Selection for 2 (with salsa) £4.95
Aloo kebab, bengan fitta and spinach pakora.
Paneer Shashlick £3.50
Marinated cheese, skewered with pepper, tomato and onions, dressed with or special homemade sauce.
Vegi Cutlets £3.50
Spiced mixed vegetables, cheese and spinach moulded together. Dipped in egg and breadcrumbs then shallow fried in mustard oil.
Onion Bhaji £2.70
Thinly sliced onions, covered in a spicy flour and deep fried.
Vegetable Pakora £2.50
Mixed vegetables deep fried in spicy flour.
Desi Vegetable Samosa £2.50
Spiced vegetables encased in dough and fried.
Garlic Mushrooms £2.50
Cooked in a mustard oil with cheese, garlic, cream & herbs.
Mushroom Pakora £2.50
Mushrooms deep fried in a lightly spiced flour.
Kashmiri Chaat Puree £2.95
Potatoes & chickpeas in a medium dry sauce with a pancake.
Paneer Tikka £2.95
Lightly marinated cheese cubes, cooked over a charcoal grill.
Aloo Shami £2.50
Lightly spiced potato moulded with mustard seed, onions, coriander & coconut then battered
Sweet basmati rice with sultanas, pistachios & almonds.
With onions & lemon zest.
Egg Fried Rice
With spices and egg.
Fresh vegetables & spices.
Speciality of the house.
Mushrooms, onions, coriander and spices.
Rice with dried fruit & coconut
With fried onions and garlic.
Minced meat, onions, coriander and spices.
Boiled Rice £1.80
Pilau Rice £2.20
Desi Pilau Rice £2.95
Tandoori Roti £1.30
Keema Naan £2.10
Garlic Naan £1.95
Peshwari Naan £1.95
Cheese Naan £1.95
Special Naan £2.50
Zolsha's Balti Massala £6.95
A unique and complex dish. Marinated in herbs and spices in a rich massala sauce. Choose from:
Chicken, Lamb or Keema.
Minted Bhuna £6.95
Chicken or lamb cooked with methi leaves, tomato, fresh herbs & spices.
Chicken or lamb cooked with lightly spiced, fresh aubergine in a garlic and ginger sauce to create a
medium dish, that is full of flavour.
Nagha Tarkaari (popular hot dish) £6.95
A combination of marinated chicken, minced meat cooked with the finest Indian spices and chef’s special hot chilli paste.
Garlic Chilli Chicken £6.95
A famous dish from Delhi, a rich and full of flavour spicy dish.
Chicken Silsila (hot) £6.95
Chef’s special recipe with mixed herbs, chillies, potatoes & mushrooms.
Moghal Chicken £6.95
Favourite of Moghal Emperors. Off the bone tandoori chicken cooked in a tasty sauce with minced
lamb & a medium massala.
House Special Curry £6.95
Traditional dish of Bangladesh. Highly spiced chicken or lamb cooked with mixed peppers, onion,
coriander & olive oil.
Staff Curry £7.50
Home-style curry cooked with on the bone meat. Daily special.
Chicken Chana Massala £7.50
Succulent chicken pieces combined with chickpeas cooked with green chillies, green pepper & Chef’s specially prepared sauce.
ChickenLamb Hyderabadi 7.50
A rich dish cooked with tangy spices, yogurt, bay leaf, cloves & cardamom. It is full of mouth watering flavours.
Zolsha Kebab Cocktail £8.95
Marinated pieces of chicken, lamb, king prawn and meatballs grilled with capsicums & onions then slow cooked in a medium sauce.
Fish Anari £7.95
Bangladesh speciality - Succulent pieces of coley with pomegranate seeds, garlic ginger and spices finished with lemon and parsley.
Machli Sallom £7.95
Diced white fish in a medium sauce with garlic, spring onion, green peppers, tomatoes and our own selection of spices.
Grilled Main Dishes
Peri-Peri Chicken (hot/medium) £7.95
On the bone chicken marinated with herbs, red wine & spices. Served with rice, salad and drizzled with peri-peri sauce.
Chicken or Lamb Shashlick £6.95
Fish or King Prawn Shashlick £9.95
Mildly spiced skewers with tomatoes, capsicums and onions. grilled BBQ style and served on a sizzler with salad and raita.
Tandoori Mix Grill £8.50
Marinated in spices and cooked in a clay over to preserve the natural juice of the meats. Served on a sizzler with salad and raita.
Nawabi Kebab Cocktail £9.95
Skewered king prawns, chicken & lamb tikka grilled with peppers, onion, tomatoes with a tangy sauce to create a dish of dryer texture.
Chef's Mild Selection
Chicken Tikka Massala £6.95
Marinated chicken in a rich sauce with coconuts & almonds.
Chicken Makhani £6.95
Chicken tikka in a mild sauce with pistachios, cream and spices.
Zolsha Exotica £6.95
Chicken cooked in a delightful sauce of coconut, mango and pineapple.
Lamb Pasanda £6.95
Marinated lamb with almond & herbs in a creamy, red wine sauce.
Chicken Masti (very mild) £7.50
Chicken cooked in a smooth creamy sauce with bay leaves, cinnamon sprinkled with cheese to finish.
Tandoori King Prawn Massala £9.95
King prawns barbequed in the tandoori with a rich, creamy, coconut and almond sauce. Very popular!
Highly spiced balti sauce cooked with fresh ingredients & mixed spices.
A unique blend of Zolsha's spices with chunks of onion & tomatoes.
Gently cooked with fresh ginger, garlic, onions, peppers and fresh herbs.
Biryani (rice dish with curry sauce)
Stir fried basmati rice flavoured with yakni, onions and fresh spices.
Spinach combined with garlic, herbs & spices creating a delicious dry dish.
Desi massala (spicy)
An Asian style saucy dish cooked with fresh ingredients & garam massala
Choose from the following:
Prawn or Keema £6.95
Veg or Paneer £5.95
Chicken or Lamb Tikka £7.50
Chicken or Lamb £6.95
Fish or King Prawn £9.95
Korma - A very mild creamy dish with coconut and almonds.
Bhuna - A delicious, medium dish with onion, tomatoes & spices.
Dansak - Hot & sour yet sweet – a combination of lentils & pineapple.
Dupiaza - Onions seasoned with spices to produce a medium dish
Pathia - A hot & sour saucy dish with onions, chilli & black pepper.
Rogan Josh -A preparation of pimento, garlic, onions & tomato.
Madras - A south Indian dish, fiery & hot flavoured with lemon.
Vindaloo - A very hot dish with lots of green chillies & spices.
Veg or Keema £4.95
Prawn or Tikka £5.95
Chicken or Lamb £5.50
Fish or King Prawn £8.95
Chef’s New Creations
Lamb Chop Karahi £7.95
Carefully chosen spices with grilled lamb chops, combined using a traditional method to create a highly spiced saucy dish.
Agni Karahi £7.50
Chicken or lamb. Chef's special recipe with flaming brandy.
Gosht Patta (mild to medium) £7.50
Lamb in a medium sauce topped with roast onion & cream.
Tava Lahori (medium to hot) £7.50
Home style dish with green chilli, tomatoes and garam massala. Combination of chicken, keema and new potato.
Fish Lazzadar £7.50
Cooked with Zolsha’s homemade chilli paste, lemon juice, parsley and imported Bangladeshi lime. Bursting with refreshing flavours.
Achari Lamb or Chicken (hot & Sour) £7.50
A delicious dish cooked with a special mix of spices and exotic homemade pickled sauce.
Fish, chicken or lamb marinated in yoghurt & chilli cooked in a south Indian sauce, topped with fried red chilli and onions.
Bindi Gosht £7.50
Steam cooked okra combined with highly spiced meat, garlic, tomato and star aniseed to create an Asian style dish. Topped with roasted ginger.
Royal Vensi £7.50
Chicken tikka in a cream, honey & mustard sauce left to simmer in red wine & topped with caramelised onion.
Salmon Piazi £7.95
Gently marinated & barbequed. Served with stir fried onions, mixed pepper & green chillies then drizzled with olive oil.
Pangash Nawabi £8.95
Popular South Asian fish in a specially prepared sauce served in a bed of lettuce with grilled tomatoes & onions.
King Prawn Kuzuri £8.95
A traditional dish. An adventurous creamy dish with an extra hint of spices and mallasis.
Jinga Annarash £9.95
King prawns and pineapple in a creamy massala sauce cooked with white wine, onions and coriander.
Taste of Goa £12.95
Red snapper cooked with Goa spice and lemon juice to create a medium strength sauce. Chef’s special recipe!
Nani Ka Massala £7.95
Breast chicken cooked with garlic, plum tomato, red chilli & massala sauce. Elegantly crafted by our Head Chef.
South Indian Chicken £7.95
Cooked in a specially prepared garlic sauce with fresh tomato & green chilli to give an authentic taste & texture.
Chicken Nuggets & Chips £2.95 (Small) £4.95 (Large)
Omelette (various) & Chips £2.95 (Small) £4.95 (Large)
Fish Fingers & Chips £2.95 (Small) £4.95 (Large)
Scampi & Chips £3.50 (Small) £5.50 (Large)
Fried Chicken £3.50 (Small) £5.50 (Large)
Chicken Pasta (with Creamy Sauce) £5.95
Prawn Pasta (with a Tomato Sauce) £5.95
Sirloin Steak £8.95
Served with Mushrooms, Peas and Onion Rings
Vegetable Side Dishes
Side Dishes £2.95
Main Dishes £4.95
Spicy potatoes cooked in a dry sauce.
Spinach & potatoes in a medium sauce.
Gently cooked homemade cheese & spinach.
Chickpeas & spinach cooked with garlic & green chillies.
Lentils and spinach
Lightly spiced potatoes cooked with steamed cauliflower.
Traditional home-style spicy lentil dish.
Aubergine cooked in a light spice.
Akra cooked in chefs special recipe.
Green Lantern £2.95
Midori, Lemonade & Lime
Tequila, Lime & Appletizer
Summer of 69 £2.95
Vodka, Apple Juice, Vanilla, Mango Juice
Taste the Rainbow £2.95
Vodka, Taboo, Lemonade & Grenadine
Tom & Jerry £3.50
Tia Maria, Jamiesons & Coke
Flaming Cocaine £3.50
Aftershock, Vodka & Cranberry Juice
Blue Lagoon £3.50
Vodka, Blue Curacao, Lemonade & Lime
White Russian £3.50
Vodka, Tia Maria, Cream & Milk
Hot Flush £3.95
Jack Daniels, Cointreau, Vodka & Ginger Ale
Sex on the Beach £3.95
Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice & Grenadine
Light Rum, Dark Rum, Orange, Grenadine & Passion fruit Juice
Jack Frost £3.95
Jack Daniels, Drambuie, Orange Juice, Grenadine & Lime
On The Rocks & Shooters
Baileys, Amaretto & Whipped Cream
Slippery Nipple £2.50
Sambuca & Baileys
Coffee Liquor, Baileys & Cointreau
3 Wise Men £3.95
Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort & Bells
Vodka, Cranberry Juice & Lime
Pina Colada £2.95
Malibu, Pineapple Juice & Coconut
Rum, Lime, Mint & Soda
Tequila, Cointreau, Lime & Salt
Irish Coffee £2.95
Irish Whiskey, Coffee & Cream
Calypso Coffee £2.95
Tia Maria, Coffee & Cream
Café Amore £3.50
Brandy, Amaretto, Coffee & Almonds
Zolsha House wines
House Wine by The Bottle £9.95
By The Glass £2.75
Chenin Blanc Drakensberg £12.95
Sauvignon Blanc Le Charme £12.95
Chardonnay Turi £13.95
Pinot Grigio Ca’Solare £12.95
Sauvignon Blanc El Picador £12.95
Petit Chablis, Domaine Brocard £17.95
Sancerre Domaine Thomas £21.50
Rose, El Picador £12.95
Boulevard Blush, Route 66 £13.95
Merlot, Le Charme £12.95
Shiraz Malbec, Pampus Del Sur £13.95
Shiraz Cabernet, Sandford Estate £13.95
Rioja Vega Tempranillo £13.95
Cabernet Sauvignon, El Picador £13.95
Primitivo Di Puglia, Amanti £16.50
Telegramme Chateauneuf Du Pape £24.95
Martini Asti £14.95
Martini Rose £15.95
Zolsha House Champagne £19.95
Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial £34.95
Lanson Black Label £29.95
Laurent – Perrier Rose £64.95
Cuvee Dom Perignon £119.95
Beers, Spirits and Soft Drinks
Cobra £3.50 (Pint) £1.90 (1/2 Pint)
Carlsberg £2.70 (Pint) £1.70 (1/2 Pint)
Somersby £2.70 (Pint) £1.50 (1/2 Pint)
WKD Blue £2.50
Smirnoff Ice £2.20
Strongbow £3.50 (Pint) £1.90 (1/2 Pint)
Tia Maria £1.95
Southern Comfort £1.95
Martini Dry/Bianco/Rosso £1.95
Gordons Gin £1.95
Smirnoff Vodka £1.95
Jack Daniels £2.50
Remy Martin £2.95
Double Add £1
Mixer Add £1
Coke/Diet Coke/Lemonade £1.80
Orange/Cranberry Juice £1.95
Soda/Tonic Water £1.00
Sparkling Water £1.50
Mango Lass £1.75 (Glass) £5.95 (Jug)
Thursday Evening Banquet
Choose from the menu:Any Starter, Main Course, Rice or Nan & Glass of House Wine £8.95
Sunday MEGA Buffet
Eat as Much as you like Adults: £7.50 Children: £4.95 (under 10’s)
10% Discounton collection
Zolsha’s Set Meal
The Chef will make his own selection of:Starters, Main Course, Side Dishes & Sundries £11.95 Per Person
On any takeaway orders theres a 10% discount! Get ordering, quick!