Chandigarh, Punjab India (PressExposure) December 28, 2011 -- Nando's Chandigarh, the South African chain of restaurants, has introduced a new Portugese dish to its menu, Cataplana Algarve.
Cataplana is the name for the non-vegetarian cuisine as well as the utensil in which it is served. It is the most popular dish and is used as a centerpiece dish at social gatherings.
Cataplana Algarve is also similar to Indian biryani and is served with all the ingredients inside this copper dish that enables the ingredients to mesh together and this gives a great herbal tinge and full flavor to the cuisine.
Cataplana Algarve is a medley of flame-grilled Peri-Peri chicken thighs, tossed with spicy rice, grilled peppers, chickpeas and a dash of parsley. You can wash it down with a newly introduced Nando's designer drink, Rosa Fresca, a new concoction of mint mojito and pomegranate syrup.
The serving vessel is a broad domed dish like two woks placed together and is traditionally made of copper. It is of Moorish design and was introduced to southern Portugal during their occupation from 8th century AD, and Algarve is a province in Portugal after which this rich, aromatic dish is named.
One can enjoy this Portugese Cataplana Algarve, along with refreshing designer drink, Rosa fresca at just Rs 350 (Serves one).
Nando's is known for its deliciously spicy and fiery Peri-Peri dishes, and opened in Sector 35B last year.