Chicken Dinner's menu is completely inspired by PubG winning catchphrase!
Winner, winner chicken dinner! Every PubG fan worth his salt knows that this phrase means you have survived in the virtual battlefield. But in namma Coimbatore, a 23-year-old true-blue PubG fan who was so inspired by the game went one step ahead and started a restaurant called Chicken Dinner and is attracting quite the crowd.
Taking after the best
The modest little restaurant located in Ramanathapuram serves up a variety of chicken dishes at a very reasonable price that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. Chicken Dinner is the brainchild of Gajanath Veer, who has completed his graduation in business management from New Zealand, but returned to his hometown Coimbatore to start his own venture two months ago. “My dad is an excellent cook and every Sunday we would look forward to a non-vegetarian meal prepared by him. His interest in cooking got passed on to me and when I wanted to start a business I just decided to learn from him and open a restaurant,” says Gajanath.
Training under his father for three months, Gajanath has curated a limited but mouth-watering menu with 12 chicken dishes including the Kongu chicken biryani and the six varieties of chicken gravy. The specialty of the restaurant is that it serves authentic South Indian food that tastes like your grandmom’s home-cooked meal. “All our dishes are prepared with cold-pressed oils and the spices used in them are home ground by my dad. We do not use any additives or preservatives to ensure that our food is not just tasty but healthy as well,” he says.
The Kongu signature
The kozhi malli thokku has a huge fan following and is a heady concoction made with red chilli powder, turmeric, lots of coriander and is cooked in gingely oil. The uppu kari, another crowd favourite is made with green chilli paste and tastes great when had with hot piping idlis. “Our signature dishes also include the pepper chicken which is a simple recipe made with ground black pepper and jeera,” he says. The fragrant chicken biryani is made with the seeraga samba rice that is unique to the Kongu belt and the meat falls apart with ease as you eat it with the rice. The restaurant also serves the classic chilly chicken, chicken lollipop and drumstick. For those who crave for something more than chicken, they also serve dishes like the mutton chukka and mutton biryani.
Click the craving away
Chicken dinner, which is currently serving only dinner is planning to open for lunch as well from next week and also expand their menu. Those who wish to savour a traditional chicken dinner from the comfort of their homes can also place their orders through food apps, but Veer insists that their food tastes so much better when relished piping hot at the restaurant.
Approximate price for two is Rs 200.