Butter chicken, an Indian dish, is considered a favorite by many and owes its universal appeal to it’s creamy, indulgent sauce that enrobes tender chunks of chicken. Also, butter and chicken — it’s a name that invokes mouth-watering visions of each item somehow coming together beautifully.
Now imagine it suddenly becoming hand-held, ready at your fingertips for many convenient bites. Superkhana in Chicago, Illinois somehow made this a possibility by incorporating an Italian twist — make it a calzone. It’s wild on paper, but if you think about it, a calzone serves as the perfect vessel for the golden goodness of butter chicken.
Born from the imagination of Chefs Yoshi Yamada, Zeeshan Shah, and Jason Hammel, the butter chicken calzone represents the modern takes on Indian cuisine that Superkhana hangs its hat on. Through unique avenues of technique and application, Superkhana has become a Chicago hotspot in the short time its been open, one where homage to traditional dishes is shown through a modern lens. In short, the restaurant is celebrating both Indian and American cuisine through innovation rooted in a mastery of core cooking principles.