Tasting Indian cuisine is the best way to experience Indian culture, short of sailing to the subcontinent atop a giant naan. Digest authentic eats with today's Groupon to Bhojan. Choose between the following options:
For $18, you get a vegetarian Indian dinner for two (up to a $40 value), which includes:
- Two Thali dinner platters (up to a $16 value each)
- Two lassi yogurt drinks (a $4 value each)
For $32, you get a vegetarian Indian dinner for four (up to an $80 value), which includes:
- Four Thali dinner platters (up to a $16 value each)
- Four lassi yogurt drinks (a $4 value each)
Bhojan's kosher menu of fragrantly spiced vegetarian and vegan cuisine spotlights creations from the Gujarat and Punjab regions of India. Pairs and quartets choose from four types of Thali platters, metal serving dishes that each brim with two entrees and a plethora of starters and sides, such as mango or tomato chutney, basmati rice, or punjabi kadhi, a spiced yogurt. Eaters can opt for entrees such as the paneer makhni, in which soft cubes of cheese swim laps in a lake of creamy tomato sauce, or the gujarati kadhi, an agglomeration of chickpea flour and yogurt cheered on by dry red chilies that get taste-bud crowds pumped with spicy flavors and enthusiastic pom-pom routines. As they nosh, mouths can wash down spices with creamy cups of lassi yogurt drink, concocted with a choice of flavors such as banana and mango.
Kokum takes its name from a berry that's specific to South India, a nod to the regional cuisine that stands out as this restaurant's specialty. The recently opened space may be new, but the cooking traditions are time honored, drawing specific inspiration from India's Kerala region. Favorites include spicy chicken masala kalumbu and vegetarian-friendly theeyal, which features a mix of green bananas, yam, and coconut. Top off your meal with one of the bar's craft cocktails, which include the signature Kokum, a mingling of vermouth, pineapple juice, and lime. The dining room keeps things simple, with exposed light bulbs and natural wood accents alongside paintings of boats with hulls colorful enough to rival the stains on the sauce chef's apron. Kokum is a member of the Fine Indian Dining Group.
Believe the hype. This place is that good. In fact, I'm going there for my birthday next week.Matt M., Yelp, 1/20/11
superb Gujarati, Punjabi, and ashram cuisine that sings with complex, vibrant flavors.Rebecca Marx, Village Voice, 8/8/10
84% of 413 customers recommend
“Food very good. Service also good. Noise level can get high.”
“Service was great and very nice ambiance. Great place for a lunch date!”
“It's great place to go adventurous.... Good is pretty authentic and my friend from the Midwest loved the Fish Poriyal and Lamb Madras. It's not the typical Indian...”
“It's great place to go adventurous.... Good is pretty authentic and my friend from the Midwest loved the Fish Poriyal and Lamb Madras. It's not the typical Indian restaurant where you get Naan and tikka masala.... And that's a good thing... :) ”
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