The spice trade brought new and exotic flavors to Europe, allowing pubs during the Middle Ages to host turmeric-chicken-wing-eating contests and knights to soften their sword handles by rubbing curry on them. Take taste buds sailing eastward with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine
Entrees include chicken tikka masala ($13.99) and vegetable curry with onion bhaji, dahl, sag paneer, rice, and raita ($12.99). South Indian–style vindaloo with shrimp ($14.99) and tandoori kebabs with chicken and seafood ($18.99) can round out a pan-Indian dinner. See the full menu.
Shagor Indian Cuisine
Curry powder, a blend of spices such as turmeric, coriander, and fenugreek seeds, is lauded for its curative properties; many Ayurvedic practitioners believe that it aids in digestion and detoxifies the body. At Shagor Indian Cuisine, chefs use the traditional spice blend to flavor a menu of recipes from across the Indian subcontinent. Options range from East Indian bhuna, an entree chock-full of garlic, ginger, veggies, and meat to tandoori chicken tenderized with yogurt and lemon juice. Diners may supply their own adult libations at this BYOB eatery or sip glasses of mango lassi, a yogurt-based beverage.
Inside the eatery, white tablecloths drape over tables, and yellow walls stand out brightly from white walls and a black ceiling like a bumblebee’s contrasting stripes—if the bumblebee just rolled in red paint, Shagor’s fourth major hue. Green plants and framed artwork fleck the flanks of the dining hall, where white pillars furnish both structural and aesthetic goodness.