Last month, we launched a new menu in our cafe featuring an exciting, delicious new signature: the Chicken Tikka Naan’wich. We marinate chicken breasts in whole milk yogurt & Indian spices – the yogurt tenderizes the chicken so delicately and the spices add such depth of flavor. The chicken is grilled and added to warmed naan, then topped with
- Desi Slaw, an Indian slaw made of red cabbage, lime, mustard seeds, cilantro, jalapeno and sesame seeds.
- Cilantro Chutney – not unlike a chimichurri sauce
- Garlic Yogurt Sauce
Our Desi Slaw, Cilantro Chutney & Garlic Yogurt Sauce are all our take on what nearly all Indian households make in their home. The other items on our menu are a spinoff of this Naan’wich – we roast cauliflower in the same Indian spices for a vegetarian option, and replace the naan for mixed greens in a salad version of either with a cilantro lime dressing.
On our last trip to India, we must have had some type of chicken dish – tandoori, butter chicken or similar every night (and we weren’t complaining!). This naan’wich is inspired by the wonderful food we had while there.
We were thrilled to see our new items also featured this month in Feast Magazine! Here’s the link, if you’d like to read more.
As our business was founded to highlight & give back to missions projects in Eurasia – we liked the idea of incorporating more flavors from that part of the world. If you’re local, do come try one soon and let us know what you think! If you’re from out of town, we hope you stop in when and if you make the trip to Springfield.