The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavors into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's Groupon: for $13, you get $26 worth of Indian cuisine at India Palace, located just north of the UNLV campus.
India Palace delights diners with a menu of authentic northern and southern Indian fare. Train your fork tines on a dish of chicken tikka masala, chicken marinated in yogurt and flavorful spices and served up in a creamy tomato sauce ($14.95). Lamb sagwala combines creamy seasoned spinach with herbs and boneless lamb ($15.95), a meaty temptation coveted around the globe by carnivores and boneless shepherds. The slate of southern Indian staples includes uthappam topped with chili and thinly sliced onions ($10.95) or served with chili and a garden of tomatoes, peas, carrots, and onions ($10.95).
Dijon and orange walls evoke the sky at dusk. Heavy honey-hued drapes flow down the windows. The remodeling is finished, and after 11 years in business, owners Surjit Heera and Devinder Singh couldn't be happier: India Palace's decor now truly parallels the warm earthiness of a menu of north and south Indian recipes steeped in spices and broiled over smoldering mesquite. Lacquered brown tables groan beneath tandoori dishes, which eagerly unleash clouds of fragrance after long stints in clay ovens. Sinking slowly into a burgundy chair, patrons question waiters about India Palace's catering services, which delight guests and save hosts from deciding which wine goes with which cut of piñata.