Known for its spices, Indian fare jolts the taste buds in a manner that kissing an electrical socket could never match. Enjoy shockingly good cuisine with today's Groupon to Apna Punjab in Rehoboth. Choose between two options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Indian fare.
- For $25, you get $55 worth of Indian fare for parties of four or more.
The seasoned spice smiths of Apna Punjab roast a menu of more than 150 dishes inside clay ovens or over flames to coax out authentic Indian flavors. Launch tasting brigades with an order of shrimp pakora, whose morsels of shrimp cannonball into chickpea batter and emerge deep-fried ($7.95). Chefs smother boneless chunks of lamb in garlic and ginger spinach to craft lamb saag ($12.99), and chicken vindaloo tickles tongues and vacates nasal cavities with spicy red chili ($11.95). An order of aloo gobi eschews meat in favor of cauliflower, potatoes, and taste-bud-beguiling spices ($9.95). Cool down fiery fare funnels with a mango lassi ($2.95), whose smooth, creamy yogurt will calm riled taste buds more effectively than a recording of Al Green simulating whale sounds. Large groups of friends or guests with multiple personalities can feast in the restaurant's private party room.
Garbed in crisp white jackets, chefs in the Apna Punjab dart among pans of simmering curries and pots of bubbling biryani rice as nimbly as dancers, their faces aglow in the open flames. They fold fresh meats and seafood into a sweeping array of authentic North and South Indian dishes, from tender butter chicken to flavorful goat curry. In a fiery clay oven, the chefs bake lamb kebabs, tandoori shrimp, and naan breads stuffed with minced lamb and fresh green chilies. One of the most popular dishes—chicken tikka masala—was lauded by reporters from India New England as "distinct and rich."
To enjoy those dishes, customers perch on cushy green booths, clinking mugs of imported Indian beers. Others linger over last bites of sweet rice pudding, watching the sun set through lofty yellow-curtained windows. During lunch, 15 freshly made specialties pour forth steam at a lunch buffet, ideal for diners who need to rush back to work or hurry home to see if their long-lost childhood parakeet has at last returned.