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    Cholanad Restaurant and Bar
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    Cholanad Restaurant and Bar

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    Location and hours

    Sunday
    11:30 AM - 09:20 PMMenu
    Monday - Thursday
    11:30 AM - 02:25 PMMenu
    05:00 PM - 09:45 PMMenu
    Friday - Saturday
    11:30 AM - 10:45 PMMenu
    This spot is popular among Chapel Hill locals, so consider ordering from here if you like to do as the locals do. Wondering what's the best thing on the menu? The masala dosa is one of the items that gets the most orders of the 119 items on the menu at this evening go-to. • ¢ • Indian • South Indian • Vegetarian Friendly • Family Friendly

    310 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 • More


    • Picked for you

      • Chicken Tikka Masala

        Flavorful chicken tikka marinated in garam masala, roasted and cooked with tomato based cream sauce, with naan bread or rice. Served with basmati rice.
        $16.00
      • Chicken Biryani

        Rice is cooked with meat in an array of spices, cooked based on world famous Hyderabad Dum Biryani style, but with a CholaNad touch. Slightly spicier and unique than original recipe. Served with chicken salna (curry Sauce) and raita.
        $16.00
        Gluten Free
      • Masala Dosa

        Potato masala. Crispy crepe made from rice and black lentils. Served with chutneys and sambar (lentil sauce).
        $10.00
        vegetarian and gluten free
      • Paneer Tikka Masala

        Paneer cubes marinated in garam masala, roasted in tandoor oven to tasty tikka, cooked with tomato based creamy sauce. Served with basmati rice.
        $16.00
        vegetarian, gluten free and mild spicy
      • Saag Paneer

        Paneer cubes cooked with spinach and mild Indian spices, tasty and nutritious. Served with basmati rice.
        $16.00
        vegetarian, gluten free and mild spicy
    • Appetizer

      • Samosa Chaat

        Four mini samosas on curried chickpeas, served with sev, drizzled with chaat masala, and tangy-salty chutneys.
        $8.00
      • Paneer Pakora

        Paneer cut into small slices, battered and fried, served with mint chutney
        $8.00
      • Dal Fritters

        Flat fritters made of ground dal (lentils) and cilantro, high protein, high fiber, and low fat legumes.
        $7.00
        vegan and gluten free
      • Masala Navratan Tartlets

        Nine vegetables( carrots, potatoes, mix of beans, peas, and colorful array of bell peppers) made into to a mild curry, filled in bite-size puri slices of bread.
        $8.00
      • Assorted Bhaji

        Fresh onion, plantain, and potato vegetables sliced, battered, and fried.
        $8.00
        vegan and gluten free
      • Tropical Beachside Lentils

        Chickpeas with grated coconut, a low-in-fat, high-in proteins tasty snack from South Indian coastal regions, Served with cut mango slices.
        $6.00
        vegan and gluten free
      • Chennai Omelette

        Beaten eggs cooked with onion and green chili in a frying pan until firm, served folded over.
        $7.00
        Gluten Free
      • Egg Poriyal (Indian style scrambled eggs)

        Beaten eggs with onion and green chili, stirred, scrambled until cooked
        $7.00
      • Chicken 65

        Chicken marinated with spices, deep fried and served with raita (yogurt based sauce).
        $9.00
      • Pepper Chicken

        Chicken cooked with black pepper, cloves, red chili, and fennel seed
        $10.00
      • Tandoori Wings

        Chicken wings marinated in spice mixtures, roasted in tandoori oven.
        $8.00
        Gluten Free
      • Lamb Chaat

        Shish kebab of lamb, grilled Turkish style, placed on curried chickpeas and sev, drizzled with chaat masala and tangy-salty chutneys.
        $10.00
        Gluten Free
      • Prawns Chettinad

        Slightly spicy and aromatic dish, jumbo shrimp sauteed in chettinad sauce, worked with coconut, curry leaves, and powered fenugreek seeds.
        $11.00
        Gluten Free and Spicy
    • Soups

      • Egg Drop Soup

        $5.00
      • Chicken Egg Drop Soup

        $7.00
        Gluten Free
      • Rasam

        $5.00
        vegan and gluten free
      • Sambar

        $6.00
        vegan and gluten free
    • Specialites

      • Ethnic Mutton Milagu Curry with choice of Aappam or Set Dosa or Egg Dosa or Parota

        Aappam sweet and sour rice crepe, authentic and popular South Indian festive dish. Mutton (bone-in) pieces sauteed with authentic South Indian seasoning, curried with crushed peppercorns.
        $19.00
        Gluten Free and Spicy
      • White Vegetable Kurma with Parota

        Parota: Soft layered bread; Aappam-sweet and sour rice crepe, authentic and popular South Indian festive dish, mixed vegetables worked in fennel, cumin, garam masala, and coconut milk.
        $17.00
        vegan and gluten free
      • Chetinad Chicken curry with Aappam or Set Dosa OR Egg Dosa OR Parota

        Popular chicken curry from chetinad cuisine, chicken simmered in ground spices with ginger and garlic, aromatic and spicy hot chicken, Served with Dosa (rice&lentil crepe) or Egg Dosa (egg on rice&lentil crepe) or Parota (soft layered bread)
        $18.00
      • Curried Mussels Coconuti with Roti

        Mussels curried with Indian spices and coconut milk, for those who love shellfish and crave big, bold flavors. Served with tawa roti folds (chapati).
        $19.00
      • Chicken Chilli Roast with Paratha Salna

        Chicken pieces blended in South Indian seasoning and pan-seared with sweet and sour sauce, Indo-Chinese inspired chicken served with paratha breads and chicken salna (curry sauce).
        $18.00
      • Pepper Chicken with Ceylon Veechu Parota Salna

        Chicken cooked with black pepper, cloves, chili, and fennel seed, Served with Ceylon veechu parota and chicken salna (curry sauce)
        $18.00
      • Gobi Manchurian on Tomato Pulao Rice

        Cauliflower florets mildly sweet and sour flavored, manchurian style, tossed on high flame with herbs, Served with tomato pulao rice.
        $17.00
      • Whole Fish On Banana Leaf (Gluten Free , Spicy)

        With choice of lemon rice or tomato rice bone-n pompano fish coated with house spice blend, wrapped on a banana leaf, cooked in tamarind and planted on lemon or tomato pulav rice. Home style firm-textured preparation. Prep time 30 minutes.
        $26.00
      • Shrimp Chettinad With Rice (Spicy, Gluten Free)

        Jumbo shrimp cooked in chettinad sauce, worked with coconut, curry leaves and powdered fenugreek seeds.
        $26.00
      • Grandma Recipe: Meen Kuzhambu, Meen Varuval (Gluten Free) ( Fish Curry, Fish Fry)

        Bone-in fish (pomfret/ red snapper/ pompano) sliced, cooked with onion, tomato, coconut milk and tamarind pulp for curry fish fillet/slice coated with house spice blend and pan fried for fry served with basmati rice home style!
        $19.00
    • Tandoori

      • Chicken Mint Rub

        Chicken cubes, mint, and lemon. Served with meat skewers marinated and grilled in tandoor oven, served with tomato rice or lemon rice and raitha.
        $16.00
        Gluten Free
      • Chicken Tikka Kebab

        Chicken cubes, red Kashmiri chill spice mix, and yogurt. Served with meat skewers marinated and grilled in tandoor oven, served with tomato rice or lemon rice and raitha.
        $16.00
        Gluten Free
      • Tandoori Lamb Chops

        Lamb chops, garam masala, ginger, and garlic. Served with meat skewers marinated and grilled in tandoor oven, served with tomato rice or lemon rice and raita.
        $26.00
        Gluten Free
      • Garden Paneer Skewers

        Mixed vegetable skewers, pan roasted, garam masala. Served with meat skewers marinated and grilled in tandoor oven, served with tomato rice or lemon rice and raita.
        $17.00
      • Roasted Brussel Sprouts

        Brussel sprouts red Kashmiri chill spice mix, and yogurt. Served with meat skewers marinated and grilled in tandoor oven, served with tomato rice or lemon rice and raita.
        $15.00
        Gluten Free
    • Vegetarian Craves/Dosa

      • Crispy Plain Dosa

        Crispy crepe made from rice and black lentils. Served with chutneys and sambar (lentil sauce).
        $8.00
        vegetarian and gluten free
      • Set Dosa

        Crispy crepe made from rice and black lentils. Served with chutneys and sambar (lentil sauce).
        $9.00
        vegetarian and gluten free
      • Masala Dosa

        Potato masala. Crispy crepe made from rice and black lentils. Served with chutneys and sambar (lentil sauce).
        $10.00
        vegetarian and gluten free
      • Spring Dosa

        Grated vegetable. Crispy crepe made from rice and black lentils. Served with chutneys and sambar (lentil sauce).
        $12.00
        vegetarian and gluten free
      • Plain Uthappam

        Served with chutneys and sambar (lentil sauce).
        $8.00
        vegetarian and gluten free
      • Veggie Uthappam

        Served with chutneys and sambar (lentil sauce).
        $11.00
        vegetarian and gluten free
      • Pepper Onion Cilantro Dosa

        Crispy crepe made from rice and black lentils. Served with chutneys and sambar (lentil sauce).
        $11.00
        vegetarian and gluten free
      • Pepper Onion Cilantro Uttapam

        Crispy crepe made from rice and black lentils. Served with chutneys and sambar (lentil sauce).
        $11.00
        vegetarian and gluten free
      • Vegetarian Kothu Paratha

        Soft layered parota bread chopped, worked with a drizzle of salna and egg burji, sauteed over hot iron griddle. Served with chutneys and sambar (lentil sauce).
        $12.00
      • Puri Kizhangu

        A light, round, unleavened wheat bread deep fried. Served with potato masala.
        $11.00
      • Chole Bhature

        Round wheat bread deep fried. Served with chickpeas.
        $12.00
    • Non-Vegetarian Craves/Dosa

      • Railway Omelette Dosa

        Crispy crepe made from rice and black lentils. Served with raita and chicken salna.
        $12.00
        Gluten Free
      • Sauteed Chicken Dosa

        Crispy crepe made from rice and black lentils. Served with raita and chicken salna.
        $15.00
        Gluten Free
      • Madurai Curry Dosa

        Inner-coated with egg and curried lamb. Crispy crepe made from rice and black lentils. Served with raita and chicken salna.
        $17.00
        Gluten Free
      • Kothu Paratha

        Soft layered parota bread chopped, worked with a drizzle of salna and egg burji, sauteed over hot iron griddle. Served with raita and chicken salna.
        $14.00
    • Vegetarian/Vegan Curry Pot

      • Gobi Chettinad

        Popular Veg Curry from chettinad cuisine, cauliflower florets simmereded in ground spices with ginger & garlic, Served with basmati rice, Choose a side except Parota for Vegan option.
        $15.00
      • Chana Masala

        Chickpeas and tomatoes are simmered with cumin, garam masala, and coriander. Served with basmati rice.
        $14.00
        vegetarian, gluten free and mild spicy
      • Yellow Dal Tadka

        Lentils tempered with mustard seeds and mild flavorful spices, Served with basmati rice.
        $14.00
      • Dal Makhani

        Black lentils, Red kidney bean, Channa dal cooked with garlic, butter and spices; Recommended with Rice or Naan bread
        $14.00
      • Saag Aloo

        Potato cubes cooked with spinach and mild Indian spices, tasty and nutritious. Served with basmati rice.
        $15.00
        vegetarian, gluten free and mild spicy
      • Saag Paneer

        Paneer cubes cooked with spinach and mild Indian spices, tasty and nutritious. Served with basmati rice.
        $16.00
        vegetarian, gluten free and mild spicy
      • Spiced Baby Eggplants

        Ennai kathirikkai kulambu. Baby eggplants split in the core, rubbed in and out with dry roasted spice mix, toasted in oven, cooked in tamarind sauce. Served with basmati rice.
        $16.00
        vegan, gluten free and spicy
      • Roasted Brussel Sprouts in Tikka Masala

        Brussel sprouts marinated in garam masala, roasted in tandoor oven to tasty tikka, then cooked with tomato based creamy sauce. Served with basmati rice.
        $15.00
        vegetarian, gluten free and mild spicy
      • Paneer Tikka Masala

        Paneer cubes marinated in garam masala, roasted in tandoor oven to tasty tikka, cooked with tomato based creamy sauce. Served with basmati rice.
        $16.00
        vegetarian, gluten free and mild spicy
      • White Vegetable Kurma

        Mixed vegetables worked in coriander, fennel, cumin, turmeric, and coconut milk. Served with basmati rice.
        $15.00
        vegan, gluten free and mild spicy
      • Malai Kofta

        Koftas made of seasonal fresh vegetables, chopped greens, and ground lentils cooked in a makhani sauce. Served with basmati rice.
        $15.00
        vegetarian, gluten free and mild spicy
    • Non-Vegetarian Curry Pot

      • Mango Pineapple Chicken (Middle Eastern Style)

        Slightly fruity tasting Middle eastern style curry, chicken curried with a spoonful of mango puree and topped with grilled pineapple cubes with paratha bread. Served with basmati rice.
        $16.00
        Gluten Free and Spicy
      • Chicken Tikka Masala

        Flavorful chicken tikka marinated in garam masala, roasted and cooked with tomato based cream sauce, with naan bread or rice. Served with basmati rice.
        $16.00
      • Chettinad Chicken Curry

        Popular chicken curry from chettinad cuisine, chicken simmered in ground spices with ginger and garlic, aromatic and spicy hot chicken curry. Served with basmati rice.
        $16.00
        Gluten Free and Spicy
      • Chicken Saag

        Tasty as well as nutritious dish of chicken cooked with spinach and mild Indian spices, Recommended with Tawa roti fold (chapathi)
        $16.00
      • Lamb Rogan Josh

        Lamb braised with a gravy flavored with garlic, ginger, onion, yogurt, and aromatic spices includes cloves, bay leaves, cardamon, cinnamon, Recommended with Rice or Naan
        $18.00
      • Lamb Vindaloo

        Lamb cooked with red chili, peppercorns, garlic, ginger, array of Indian spices, vinegar, coconut and potato, Recommended with Rice or Naan
        $18.00
      • Lamb Saag

        Tasty as well as nutritious dish of lamb. Lamb cubes cooked with spinach and mild Indian spices. Served with basmati rice. Recommended with twa roti folds.
        $18.00
        Gluten Free and Spicy
      • Ethnic Mutton Milagu Curry

        Mutton (bone-in) pieces sauteed with authentic South Indian seasoning, curried with crushed peppercorns. Served with basmati rice.
        $18.00
        Gluten Free and Spicy
      • Shrimp Tikka Masala

        Flavorful shrimp tikka marinated in garam masala, roasted and cooked with tomato based cream sauce. Served with basmati rice.
        $18.00
        Gluten Free and Spicy
      • Fish Mango Red Curry Pondicherry Style

        Tilapia fish fillets cooked with onion, tomato, and tamarind pulp, Pondicherry style. Served with basmati rice.
        $17.00
        Gluten Free and Spicy
    • Street Fried Rice

      • Vegetarian Fried Rice

        South Indian style fried rice served with tomato sauce.
        $15.00
        vegetarian and gluten free
      • Egg Fried Rice

        South Indian style fried rice served with tomato sauce.
        $15.00
        Gluten Free
      • Chicken Fried Rice

        South Indian style fried rice served with tomato sauce.
        $16.00
        Gluten Free
    • Biryani

      • Vegetarian Biryani

        Rice is cooked with vegetables in an array of spices, cooked based on world famous Hyderabad Dum Biryani style, but with a CholaNad touch.  Slightly spicier and unique than original recipe. Served with raita.
        $15.00
        vegetarian and gluten free
      • Chicken Biryani

        Rice is cooked with meat in an array of spices, cooked based on world famous Hyderabad Dum Biryani style, but with a CholaNad touch. Slightly spicier and unique than original recipe. Served with chicken salna (curry Sauce) and raita.
        $16.00
        Gluten Free
      • Mutton Biryani

        Rice is cooked with meat in an array of spices, cooked based on world famous Hyderabad Dum Biryani style, but with a CholaNad touch. Slightly spicier and unique than original recipe. Served with chicken salna (curry Sauce) and raita.
        $18.00
        Gluten Free
    • Appetizer - Spice up Adds

      • Andhra Style Eggs

        Boiled egg halves worked with roasted onion and tomato. Serve as hot and spicy drink accompaniments, and are great as sides to spice up the entree experience.
        $7.00
        Gluten Free
      • Mutton Chukka Varuval

        Mutton pieces seared with curry leaves in Kadai, chettinad style. Serve as hot and spicy drink accompaniments, and are great as sides to spice up the entree experience.
        $11.00
        Gluten Free and Spicy
      • Fish Tawa Fry

        Seasonal fish fillet marinated in spices, slow-cooked by turning sides quickly on tawa. Serve as hot and spicy drink accompaniments, and are great as sides to spice up the entree experience.
        $10.00
        spicy
    • Sampler Plates

      • Tiger Sampler Plates

        Tandoori wings, beachside lentils, and prawns chettinad.
        $18.00
      • Huevo Sampler Plates

        Beachside lentils, bajji, and Andhra style eggs.
        $14.00
      • Veggie Sampler Plates

        Bhaji, beachside lentils, and masala navratan tartlets.
        $16.00
    • Treats

      • Sarkara Pongal

        Sweetened rice pudding, flavored with cardamom and cashew nuts.
        $5.00
      • Gulab Jamun

        Reduced milk solids soaked in sugar syrup.
        $5.00
      • Mango Lassi

        12 oz serving. Traditional yogurt based drink.
        $4.00
    • Sides (Accompany with Main dish, can’t be ordered alone)

      • Papads

        $3.00
      • Chutneys (Coconut, Tomato, Cilantro)

        $1.50
      • Raitha (4oz)

        $1.00
      • Sambar (4oz)

        $2.00
      • Sambar (8oz)

        $4.00
      • Sambar (12oz)

        $6.00
      • Tikka Sauce (4oz)

        $3.00
      • Tikka sauce (8oz)

        $6.00
      • Tikka sauce (12oz)

        $9.00
      • Basmati Rice

        $3.00
      • Bread Basket (Naan, Garlic Naan, and Roti)

        $8.00
      • PLAIN NAAN

        $3.00
      • BUTTER NAAN

        $3.00
      • Garlic Naan

        $4.00
      • BULLET NAAN

        Spicy Naan
        $4.00
      • Roti

        $3.00
      • Chapathi

        $2.00
      • Paratha (2 pieces)

        $7.00
      • Ceylon Paratha

        $7.00
      • Crispy Plain Dosa

        $8.00
      • Aappam

        $4.00
      • Poori

        $3.00
      • Bhatura

        $3.50
      • Lemon Rice

        $5.00
      • Tomato Pulao

        $5.00
      • Indian Style Mashed Potatoes

        Indian Style Mashed Potatoes
        $6.00
    • Organic Drinks

      • MANGO CARDAMOM COLD BREW

        Cardamom infused mango cold brew.
        $5.00
      • SAFFRON INFUSED GREEN TEA

        House-made green tea with saffron-infused.
        $5.00
      • LEMON GINGER AGAVE

        Agave nectar worked with lemon and ginger.
        $5.00
      • TROPICAL JUICE BLEND

        $5.00
      • MANGO LASSI

        Traditional yogurt based drink
        $4.00
      • ROSEMILK

        Cooling and refreshing drink made of milk mixed with rosesyrup
        $4.00
      • NEER MOR ( Butter Milk )

        Yogurt mixed with Indian spices, ginger, lemon juice, Tastes salty!
        $3.00