2 Fresh Ways to Have Paneer from Pandyanad with your drinks this summer!

Here are 2 fresh paneer dishes you must try this season. It’s time to indulge in the ever-so versatile cottage cheese that we all grew up with!

Paneer/Chenna is commonly known as cottage cheese paneer. A famous ingredient in South Asian cuisine, it is a favorite of both North and East Indians. It’s a type of fresh cheese made out of milk that is not only easy to prepare at home but is also high in calcium. Paneer or cottage cheese is used in starters as well as main dishes.

If you like paneer starters, then go for any of these two from our menu that is made by frying them a bit and sauteing them in specially blended spices perfect to suit the final flavor.

Paneer Manchurian Dry

The Paneer Manchurian Dry is marinated in cornflour, finely chopped garlic-ginger, salt, and pepper. After the paneer is marinated, it’s deep-fried in oil. Then, the onions are finely chopped and fried till golden brown. Now the ginger, green chilies, celery, and capsicum are added to this mix. Next, add soya and tomato sauce to it. After that, the fried paneer cubes are added to this mixture with white vinegar. Reaching the finale, we season the dish with salt and black pepper. Stir well and let simmer for a minute. Stir occasionally till all is mixed well. The garnish with green spring onions makes it a perfect starter to enjoy with cocktails and drinks.

Chilli Paneer (Dry or With Gravy)

When you are in the mood to spice up your life, try this yummy Chilli Paneer!

We coat the paneer in cornstarch batter and fry it till it is golden and crisp. After that, we make a fresh chili sauce by sauteing freshly chopped spring onions, garlic, capsicum, soya with chili sauce, and vinegar. Bring in a bit of the cornstarch batter in the mix and finally add the fried paneer to the chili paneer sauce.

All paneer starters are easy to grab when you are on the go and want a wholesome snack. They also are pretty popular at parties and get-togethers as they are creamy and delicious. Try any of these starters today. Order on pandyanad.com and impress your friends and family with a tasty treat!

Top 5 Indian Street food dishes that are a treat for your taste buds

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Indian street food is diverse in culture. The taste and the uniqueness of each dish are marvelous. Every street food of India is so famous worldwide that people from different countries come to visit India just to have a taste of the colorful street food. The top 5 on the charts are –

Chicken 65

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The most ordered food item in India among the non-veg. street stalls. The red color of the chicken and the spicy feel is really mouthwatering. It is usually consumed as a side dish with some main courses.

Chettinad chicken

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The color and taste of the Chettinad chicken make anyone greedy. To consume a Chettinad chicken by tolerating its spice is mastered only with time.

Chole Bhaturey

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If one is looking for a meal after having some tasty snacks, it must be Chole Bhaturey. Bhaturey (puffed and deep-fried Indian bread) is served filled 1ith smashed chickpeas with some shredded, green chutney, onions, and pickle or achar. It surely is a perfect meal from a street food stall.

Chicken tandoori

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Chicken tandoori is an all-in-one food item that is consumed as a snack as well as the main course. The kebab-like fried chicken pieces with spices are so delicious.

Veg. fried rice

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Veg fried rice may sound like a food item that should be consumed only from a reputable restaurant but the actual way of making fried rice by street food stalls makes it tastier. Veg. fried rice can be consumed with curry or just like that as you prefer!

Celebrating the History of Black History Month!

The month of February marks the starting of Black History Month, a recognized celebration that outlines the long-standing contributions of African Americans who have lived in this country and have fought and struggled for racial justice.

The celebration has become one of the most glorious cultural events on the calendar.

How did Black History Month Begin?

The whole idea sprung from the fact that Black history was taught from a white-centered perspective and did not do justice to the actual history.

Known as the Father of Black History, Carter G. Woodson developed Black History Month. Born into a slave family – he is the second African American to earn a Ph.D. at Harvard University.

He founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History as he recognized and understood that the American education system did not offer sufficient information regarding the great achievements and accomplishments of African Americans.

The Negro History Week was thus proposed by Woodson in 1926. The idea was to showcase everything students learned in a school year about Black history.

Not until 1976, and during the peak of the civil rights movement, President Gerald Ford made the week-long celebration into a month-long one as Black History Month.

Why was February chosen for Black History Month?

Woodson selected the second week of February that coincided with the birthdays of two noted personalities, one being Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist who escaped from slavery, and Abraham Lincoln who ended slavery.

It was essential as Woodson believed, that young African Americans began to understand and to be proud of their glorious cultural heritage.

We at Pandyanad are celebrating this cultural month by offering special dinner recipes and Black music to highlight the theme of Black History. Street food specialties from India join in with lavish spreads of culinary delights to make the celebrations even more spicy and varied.

Come celebrate with us this historical event with a dash of Indian food blends at our exclusive restaurant for an unforgettable culinary experience.

High Protein Indian Street Food Dishes to Try this February!

A lot of us love street food and its lip-smacking taste that can come at a low budget. Many times, when you are on a diet, you may prefer only protein-rich food.

To assist you to find out which could be the best and iconic Indian street food dishes with high-quality protein, we have listed them out here.

All these are hygienically prepared, are healthy, and have authentic Indian spices and ingredients from our kitchen.

So, here we go!

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) dishes:

Any dish which has paneer or cottage cheese as well-known in the U.S. will be high on protein. You can get many dishes containing this ingredient. Some of the commonly known and available on our menu are Paneer 65, Paneer Manchurian Dry, and Chili Paneer in our starter range.

For the main course, you can choose either a Kadai Paneer, Mutter Paneer, Paneer Makhni, Paneer Tikka Masala, Palak Paneer, Paneer Jalfrazi, and Shahi Paneer.

Chicken Dishes

If you are ordering any chicken dish from our menu, it would be high on protein as well. We have a huge range of chicken specialties that you can pick from. Some of the popular starters being Chicken 65, Chicken Lollypop Dry, Chicken Pepper Fry, Chicken Sukka, Chili Chicken Dry, Manchurian Chicken Dry, Spl. Anjappar Chicken Dry with Cashew, and Tandoori Chicken.

When it comes to the main course, you can dig into any of these without much guilt – Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Shahi Korma, Kadaai Chicken, Saag Chicken, Spl. Anjappar Chicken Masala, Chettinad Chicken, and Chicken Curryhouse which is our specialty.

Whichever one of these Indian street food dishes you choose, they will help you boost your protein intake while ensuring the all-time yummy street-food factor is intact!

Get your Christmas party pumped-up with these amazing French Dip Square appetizers!

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When it is Christmas, more than the real meal, the appetizers take the show especially if you got drinks coming in. Try these amazing recipes and you will love making them each year!

French Dip Squares

For ingredients, you will need (8-oz.) tubes refrigerated crescent rolls, 4 tbsp. of butter, two medium-sized onions which are thinly sliced, sprigs fresh thyme, Kosher salt, black pepper ground fresh, 1/4 c. of whole-grain mustard, 1/2 pound of deli roast beef, sliced provolone, 1 tbsp. of chopped fresh parsley, one clove of garlic, 1 c. low-sodium beef broth, and 1 tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce.

Once you got all these ingredients on your kitchen table, here are the steps to preparing the dish:


First preheat the oven to 350 degrees after greasing a baking dish of 9″-x-13″ with a cooking spray. Now you can place one of the unrolled cans of crescents on the prepared baking sheet and then pinch together the seams. Bake till the edges are light brown or golden in color till 12 minutes approximately. Then take it out and let it cool down.

Caramelize onions

Put two tablespoons of butter over medium heat, and add onion with 2 sprigs thyme, finally seasoning it with salt and pepper. Stir occasionally and cook the onions till they are soft and golden in color and continue cooking till they are soft as well as caramelized. Then remove them from the heat.

Building Squares

Now spread a layer of even mustard on the prepared crescent but do leave at least 1/2″ border along the edges. Then top up with a layer of roasted beef with another layer of provolone. Finally, top it with caramelized onions. After you’ve done this, just unroll the rest of the crescent rolls and place them on the onion layer.

Now you can just press the seam into the bottom crust to seal all the edges. Use one tablespoon of melted butter and brush it up all over the top of the crescent dough. Finally, sprinkle it with salt as well as parsley to give it a finishing touch.

Final Baking

It’s time to now bake the dough till it is golden and cooked well for about 35 minutes. If you see the dough browning too much, you can cover it with an aluminum foil. Once done, let it cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing them into squares.

During the time, the baking is in process, prepare au jus by melting the remaining one tablespoon butter in a small or medium skillet on medium heat. You can now stir it in garlic and keep cooking till it gives a fragrance.

Now add beef stock, along with Worcestershire sauce, and the rest of 2 sprigs thyme which is stripped from the stem. To finish it up, season it with salt and pepper, let it simmer for at least 10 minutes, or till it gets reduced a bit.

Now serve squares along with au jus as a dip.