Unlike hefty bread loaves and flimsy tortillas, naan is sturdy enough to transport loads of meat yet soft enough to constitute a makeshift yoga mat. Dine on superior flatbread with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Indian fare at Bombay Bowl.
At Bombay Bowl, a menu of customizable, healthy Indian fare reimagined into casual, portable meals sates taste buds with spiced sauces, sautéed vegetables, and freshly grilled meats. The house-special bowls and roti roll ($6.50) wraps visitors’ choice of braised beef, Bombay chicken, or soft tofu securely in naan bread with chickpea curry or sautéed vegetables and various sauces that span the range of spiciness from mild to fresh out of a volcano. Flatbread naan sandwiches ($5.50) stack together meat and cilantro-garlic and cucumber-yogurt raita chutneys, and simple naanadia ($3) squeezes and grills up cheese. Clients wash down their trans-fat-free meals and lower their core temperatures to minimize chances of spontaneous combustion with smoothie-esque mango lassi ($3).
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Bombay Bowl's owner, Amar, says he "grew up in an East Indian kitchen," where he attentively learned his family's generations-old knowledge of the region's aromatic and salutary spices. Although his menu features the familiar combinations of turmeric, ginger, and coriander, he set out to infuse his Indian cuisine with a home-style casual, health-conscious environment. The cooks eschew trans fats and artificial flavorings, seeking out all-natural beef and chicken, chopping vibrant vegetables, and baking fresh naan in their kitchen instead. With these ingredients, diners can choose a bowl of long-grain basmati rice topped with meaty or vegetarian proteins, sauces, and chutneys. The chefs also whip up gluten-free and vegan options, accommodating virtually any diet.