Welcome to Annachikadai Restaurant

In 1976, “Unavagam”, a small “Kadai” (restaurant like) was started by my parents in our native place Kattur, Trichy, TamilNadu. We served tasty home made food in “banana leaf” anytime people come to our Kadai, we always had some food to serve them. My mom showed her skills in her recipes and my dad did his best with his friendly nature and hospitality. People whoever come to our Kadai, enjoyed the tasty food and our hospitality. The environment became more like family and friends and they started calling “Antony Annachi (Brother) Kadai” with love.

Unlike other kids I spent most of my childhood in the kitchen with my mom. Watching her grinding spices and getting the best creative dishes out of it everyday has always been a fascinating experience. It made me wonder what’s so special about a simple activity which brought so many people to our Kadai. I remember my father talking to everyone with the same enthusiasm every time from dawn till dusk. I also saw their passion of serving everyday.  As I grew, I learned cooking , hospitality and love my parents showed to all the people who come to our Kadai.

I wanted to take my cooking skills to next level, so I joined Hotel management in Tirchy. The skills that I learned working with many chefs and multinational restaurants in India, enhanced my cooking career further.

I want to continue the “Kadai” what my parents did in my native village and use the recipes that I learned from my mom  in BayArea. I wanted to bring the Annachi Kadai to Bay area, so everyone can come and enjoy home style and tasty food.

Cooking is not just steaming rice and making a pot of gravy, it is the blending of different spices in their right proportion. Every spice has its own medicinal properties, so food is both appetizing and healthy. The goodness of banana leaf is also highlighted in the Sangam literature. As it serves as a plate it is equally hygienic, healthy and eco- friendly. Its waxy exterior helps prevent sogging when served soupy foods as most of the South Indian meal comprises of curries and soups. It not only serves as a plate but also adds great flavor to the cooked food. Banana leaves are an excellent source of antioxidants, it cleanses the blood, stimulates appetite and also helps in digestion.

My mom always used to tell me that cooking is an art and therefore when it comes from the heart it is well received and appreciated.

“Good food brings families together. I want to make your food experience a memorable one every time”, so please come and enjoy bay area Annachikadai.

 

John Annachi


ILAI VIRUNTHU (THALI/MEALS)

(A thousand different flavours, a hundred different colours, tens of silver vessels, all on one green expanse of a plate.)

 

ILAI VIRUNTHU - VEG

ILAI VIRUNTHU - NON-VEG


APPETIZERS

(Starters which you can’t stop with one)

VEG

KUZHI PANIYARAM (Annachi Special) (Steaming batter using a mould)

CAULIFLOWER 65 (Marinated cauliflower deep fried)

MINI IDLY WITH SAMBAR (Soft tiny steamed rice cakes with piping hot sambhar)

VEG PAKORA (Fritters with mixed vegetables soaked in batter and fried)

MASALA FRIES (Potato fingers fried and sizzled with chettinad spices)

NON-VEG

CHICKEN 65 (Tender boneless chicken pieces marinated and fried)

IDICHA CHICKEN (Ananchi spl) (Boneless chicken cooked dry with fresh ground masala, small onions and garlic)

MUTTON KOLA URUNDAI (Ananchi spl) (Fried minced meat balls )

MUTTON Pirattal (Annachi spl) ( Bonless Mutton pieces cooked with fresh ground masala )

FISH 65 (Boneless tilapia dices marinated and deep fried)

PEPPER PRAWNS (Prawns marinated with fresh ground pepper corns and deep fried)

TAWA FISH VARUVAL (Large Slices of Tilapia fish marinated and tawa fried)

Egg Omelette

Egg Half Boil & Full Boil

KALAKKI


BIRYANI

( A mixture of rice, herbs and spices cooked in dum style with its origins among the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent )

KUSKA (Basmati rice cooked in dum with chicken broth)

EGG BIRYANI (Basmati rice cooked in dum with 2 eggs)

CHICKEN BIRYANI (Basmati rice cooked in dum with chicken pieces)

MUTTON BIRYANI (Basmati rice cooked in dum with goat pieces)


DOSA

(Varieties of pancake made out of rice and black gram fermented batter)

PLAIN DOSA

MASALA DOSA

CONE DOSA

MADURAI CURRY DOSA (Annachi Special)

CHEESE DOSA


VEG-CURRY

PARUPPU KADASAL (DAL FRY) (Lentils cooked and finished with tempering)

YENNAI KATHRIKAI (Egg plant sautéed to grevy with ground masalas )

POONDU KUZHAMBU (Chef’s spl) (Whole garlic cooked in chef’s special tamarind base grevy)

VEG KHURMA (Mixture of vegetables reduced with coconut milk)


NON-VEG CURRY

ANNACHI CHICKEN SAALNA (Softly cooked with blended chettinad spices and chicken) (No Meat Only Kuzhambu)

CHICKEN KUZHAMBU(Home Style chicken gravy ) ( with bone)

ANNACHI IDICHA CHICKEN KUZHAMBU (Bonless chicken cooked with blended home ground chettinad spices, small onions and garlic)

FISH CURRY (Annachi Special) (Fresh tilapia fish cooked in tamarind based curry)

MUTTON KUZHAMBU (Soft goat pieces cooked in chefs ground masala)

MUTTON KOLA URUNDAI KUZHAMBU (Annachi Special) (Minced meat balls cooked to grevy with chefs ground masala)

MUTTON PIRATTAL KUZHAMBU (Annachi Special) (Boneless mutton pieces cooked with home ground chettinad masala)


BREADS

IDLY (Steamed rice pancake)

PAROTTAS (Layered maida bread shallow fried in oil)

IDIYAPPAM (Clubbed rice noodle)

CHAPPATI (Wheat bread cooked in tawa)


COMBOS

IDLY WITH (SAMBAR/ VEG KURMA/ SALNA/ CHICKEN/ MUTTON/ FISH)

PAROTTAS WITH (VEG KHURMA/ SALNA/ CHICKEN/ MUTTON/ FISH)

IDIYAPPAM WITH (COCONUT MILK/SALNA/ VEG KURMA/ CHICKEN/MUTTON/FISH)

CHAPATHI WITH (VEG KHURMA/ SALNA/ CHICKEN/ MUTTON/ FISH)


DESSERT

GULAB JAMUN (Indian doughnut soaked in sugar syrup)

KESARI (Reduced semolina in milk and ghee)

Annachikadai Special Halwa


DRINKS

BUTTER MILK

DEGREE COFFEE (FILTER)

Regular SODA

MANGO LASSI

MASALA TEA

ROSEMILK


SIDE ORDERS

COCONUT MILK

SAMBHAR

PLAIN RICE

YOGHURT

SAALNA


“Planning a party Or a Family event ? Small or Big, we can help you”. We love to cater for parties and gatherings!!

You can take of your family and friends in the party, we take care of food 🙂

Just call or email us to let us know how many people you’re planning and what you would like to serve for the party, we’ll make sure you have a feast! We specialize in catering to all kind of occasions from birthdays, baby showers to office lunches, corporate events, etc. We would also love to do an onsite dosa party with an outdoor grill. We make sure you are fully satisfied. If you don’t find the your item in our menu, please check with us, we can still do it for your party.



annachikadaiusa@gmail.com

80 W El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040

650-282-5737

Monday (Holiday)

 

Tuesday to Friday (11:30 am to 2:30pm) (6:00 pm to 10:00pm)

 

Saturday (11:30 am to 10:30pm)

 

Sunday (11:30 am to 9:30 pm)