Did you know the story behind 65 and which are popular 65 dishes?

Whenever you wish to try something different from a regular meal a hot, dry, and spicy starter with the 65 number comes to our mind. But do you know the reason for these dishes to have their name with the 65 number? These dishes hail essentially from the South of India and have a special flavor and spices from that region.

It is known that possibly these dishes contained 65 different ingredients and hence the name contained this number. Some others believe that the chef who prepared it first used 65 different chilies for every kilogram of chicken.

Although the most common dish known is Chicken 65 and is a favorite serve with alcoholic drinks, this recipe has become a common trend and other preparations such as Paneer 65, Fish 65, and more are also a hot favorite amongst the foodies.

Chicken 65

It is prepared by marinating it with chili, turmeric and coriander powder, curd, and salt for at least 4-5 hours. Then it is fried in hot oil after which it is taken out separately in a pan and stir-fried for 4-5 minutes with green chilies, ketchup, and curry leaves. Serve it hot with drinks and enjoy it with your friends over the weekend!

Paneer 65

This is a tasty vegetarian starter that is prepared with cottage cheese or paneer blended with spices, yogurt, and stir-fried with onions and curry leaves. It is a great dish even to have as a side dish with your regular meal.

Fish 65

It is a favorite for parties and amongst kids as well. The boneless fish is marinated with turmeric, salt, pepper, cumin powder, garam masala powder (a mix of spices), chili, lemon juice, ginger, and garlic paste. Then it is mixed with all-purpose flour, cornflour, and rice flour and fried for about 2 minutes. Served hot, you will love this dish any time of the evening or even at lunch.

In the mood of a special flavored meat? Indulge in Lamb Sukha Varuval!

If you are a foodie, Lamb Sukha Varuval is a must-try dish. A specialty lamb dish from the South of India, it originates from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu state in India.

It is a slightly spicy dish and can be enjoyed with a meal or by itself. This is one dish that you can have either with rice and dal, flatbreads, or even as an appetizer along with cocktails.

How we prepare it

Step # 1:

Though it is an easy dish to prepare once the meat is already cooked. But it promises a great taste after it is prepared. It is pressure-cooked first to ensure the meat is well-cooked. Once the bone falls off from the meat, we know it is done. The meat would be tender by now as well.

Step # 2:

Then the meat is pan-roasted with onions, garlic, ginger, and spices in coconut oil. The meat is roasted till you can see the gravy as dark and well-melded with the meat. It will now have a crispy and caramelized taste.

We usually roast in curry leaves along with the meat to bring in the true and authentic Chettinad taste. You will enjoy this every time you place your order with us, and we ensure you get the same taste with each order.

3 tasty Indian Street Food Starters you can prepare at home, easily!

Indian Street food is easy to prepare at home and enjoy with your family and friends. There are quite a few recipes that your guests will love and are easy to serve as well.

Here is a list of 5 best easy Indian street food that you must try at home.

Paneer 65

When it comes to starters, Paneer 65 is easy to make and does not require too many ingredients either. The process only involves you to heat oil, add garlic and cumin seeds. When they are fried lightly, you can add onions, curry leaves and chilies. Add a bit of yogurt with red chili powder and stir fry till the yogurt dries up and a thick paste is left over. In the end, just add the fried paneer and mix up in the thick paste. Serve hot with coriander chutney and delight your guests!

Chili Mushroom

If you are in a mood for a Chinese flavor in your starters, this tasty dish will get you and your friends in for a treat. This Indo Chinese or street food recipe is prepared with stir-fried mushrooms, capsicum, tomatoes, onions, and garlic. You can add a chili-based sauce, soya sauce, cornflour, salt, and pepper with the mix and serve it hot within 30 minutes. The best part of this recipe is that you can customize it as per your need by adding gravy. You can also adjust the spices as per your taste. You can finish by adding sesame seeds to add a final taste and enjoy this amazing side dish.

Chicken Pepper Fry

Chicken Pepper Fry is one of the most popular starters in the South of India. Each region in South India has its own way of making this dish. The most important ingredient in this cuisine is the freshly ground pepper which makes it mildly spicy. If you like to add more spices, you can add a bit more of chilies in this recipe itself.

The chicken is first marinated with garlic and ginger paste, salt, as well as turmeric. Also cut fine onions, tomatoes and keep aside crushed pepper. Now in a heated pan, add oil as well as cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon. After they drizzle, add curry leaves and garlic ginger paste. After the smell of garlic ginger disappears, add onion paste and make it turn brown, then add tomatoes, salt, and let it fry till tomatoes turn mushy and soft. Now you can add pepper, red chili as well as garam masala (which is a combination of many Indian spices). Let it all fry for 3-4 minutes till the tomatoes are dry and you can smell the spices and pepper. Finally, you can add the marinated chicken and fry it again for 3-4 minutes till the chicken turns white in color and then let it cook for 7-8 minutes on low flame till its moisture is lost. If need be, you can add a bit of water. But to finish, add 3-4 tablespoons of coconut milk and let it cook. The entire process will take about 20 minutes. Serve it hot to your guests with onion wedges, rice and rasam or chapati.

Diversity in the Court

The Crabtree Valley Mall Food Court. If you live in the triangle you have most likely been inside the food court and dined there.

Have you noticed how many of the restaurants are similar? For example, Chick-Fil-A and Highway 55. Or East Asian cuisine like, P.F. Changs and Thai Bistro. All the restaurants have exquisite food, but it can be boring to eat similar cuisines repeatedly.

Meet PandyaNad, the only South Asian restaurant in the whole mall. Try our Indian street food to change up your regular. We have flavors from all over India. Try the Indo-Chinese menu to get a taste of India’s Northeast or try the South Indian food to go the opposite way. Either direction you want to go, PandyaNad has it. So next time you get tired of the Fries come give our food a try.