ADYA introduces new Masala Fries to its menu at its Irvine location. Chefs Shachi Mehra and Sandeep Basrur have created a secret house blend of spices that includes roasted cumin and chili powder to top crispy fries and bring guests Masala Fries. They took their creation one step further to offer them as CTM Fries, featuring Chicken Tikka Masala, and Lamb Keema Fries, with spiced minced lamb and mint chutney.
The Masala Fries are a perfect addition to ADYA’s menu, which combines modern creative and classic Indian styles of cooking, while balancing the bounty of Southern California with the bold flavors and spices of India. Menu favorites include Samosas, Chicken Tikka and Tandoori Shrimp, and also showcase Chef Shachi’s unique spin on the cuisine with dishes such as Watermelon Chaat with fennel, diced red onion, mint and lime vinaigrette, and a warm Naan, stuffed with goat cheese.
At the heart of the menu are Kebabs from the tandoor, Kaathi Rolls (wraps filled with potatoes, paneer, shrimp, chicken or lamb), and fresh-made Curries. A lesser-seen Indian specialty that Chef Shachi focuses on is Pavs, which are Bombay-style Sloppy Joes that feature spiced vegetables, chicken or lamb on butter-toasted buns.
ADYA Irvine is located at the University Center (4213 Campus Drive in the University Center, next to Peet’s Coffee by Trader Joe’s). ADYA Anaheim is located at the Anaheim Packing District (440 S. Anaheim Blvd #201; upper level, across from the main entrance). For more information, hours, menus, and cooking class schedule, please visit http://www.adyaoc.com.