Pop Culture

Chicken Lollipops. Red India Bistro, you had us at Chicken Lollipops.

That menu item, one of many at the brand-new Indian-Chinese fusion restaurant in Addison, certainly caught our attention.

What kept our attention however, was the bistro's other notable qualities implemented by owner Pramod Prodduturi, who also is behind successful and growing Masala/Masala Wok concepts. Red India's 2,000 square-foot lounge is open until midnight Sundays through Thursdays and until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The place serves wine, beer and India-inspired mixed drinks like "Just Red" (Grey Goose Vodka, pomegranate juice and lime), "Instant Karma" ((Lemon Drop Martini) Abslout Citroen Vodka, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Lemon Circle ) and the "Keraltini" (Abslout vodka, coconut water garnished with coconut shavings and saffron).

The menu has classic Indian dishes like Paneer Tikka (Marinated and Grilled cheese, served with mint and tamarind chutney), British-Indian favorites such as Chicken Tikka Masala and the familiar basmati rice and naan bread.

And, of course, the Chicken Lollipops, which the web site describes as Szechuan hand-pulled chicken wings that are marinated in spices, coated in zesty batter and cooked to perfection.

Red India Bistro located at 4950 Belt Line, between Quorum Drive and Landmark Boulevard.

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