Looking for something to warm you up this winter? Charcoal Chicken has you covered!
For the next few months, we will be offering two warming seasonal specials to fill your stomach and your heart with delicious comfort. Check them out below, and be sure to stop by our Indian restaurant in Chantilly, Virginia to try it for yourself! Whether you’re looking to grab a quick bite to eat or want to bring fresh Indian food home for the whole family, you know where to find us!
As an Indian and Pakistani restaurant, we offer a wide variety of curries, but this one is extra special. Paya comes from an Urdu word meaning foot or ‘trotter.’ It is made using the trotters, or hooves, of animals ranging from cow to sheep to buffalo. Our particular recipe uses goat trotters cooked in a decadent tomato and onion curry and seasoned with aromatic spices, ginger, garlic, chilis, and more. This curry recipe originates from Pakistan where it is traditionally eaten as a breakfast curry, yet it has slowly gained popularity around the world and especially in our area.
While hooves might not be considered traditional cuisine in Western culture, we encourage everyone to try a paya curry at least once! Trotters are used in soups and bone broths from all over the world. The slow cooking of the goat trotters releases a plethora of nutrients and health benefits and gives this dish a bold, rich flavor.
Bone broths, and trotter-based soups and curries in particular, are rich in important vitamins and nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc, to name a few. They are also full of amino acids which help to rebuild proteins as well as support digestive health.
Kashmiri Chai Tea
This tea goes by many names, including noon chai, sheer chai, gulabi chai, and pink tea. Originating in Kashmir, this unique tea is pink in color thanks to a pinch of baking soda which reacts with chemicals released from the tea leaves. It is typically made from green tea leaves, milk, and salt. Some recipes call for sugar, dried fruit, and spices in addition to the base recipe. Served hot, this tea is the perfect after-dinner treat or lunch-time pick-me-up to get through a long and cold work day.
Try These Winter Specials At Our Indian Restaurant In Chantilly, VA!
Make sure to stop by Charcoal Chicken this winter to try our paya curry with some fresh naan or rice (or both!), as well as a unique cup of warming pink tea. We look forward to sharing these delicious recipes with you over the next few months! Stop in for a sit-down lunch, call ahead to pick up some food to-go on the way home from work, or indulge in our catering services for your next get-together. Be sure to check out the rest of our menu for even more warming dishes this winter.
Call (703) 953-3700 to order takeout, or stop by Charcoal Chicken, located near the intersection of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway and Centreville Road in Chantilly, Virginia.