$21 for Indian Meals for Two at Spice Magic ($44.78 Value)

Penticton

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Indian food is typically served with naan, a flatbread that some people refer to as "pizza if it didn't have all those gross toppings." Try a slice with this Groupon.

The Deal

$21 for one indian meal for two (up to a $44.78 value), including:

  • Two garlic/plain naan (up to $2.49 value each)
  • One raita (up to $3.95 value each)
  • One salad (up to $5.95 value each)
  • Two entrees (up to $14.95 each)

Chutney: Many Regions, Many Relishes

In restaurants across the country, diners can bring out their dishes' flavors with chutney. Groupon gets to the bottom of this multifarious condiment.

Place an order in any Indian restaurant, and your meal is likely to be graced by a ramekin or two of an unidentified relish. This is chutney (or, in India, “chatni”), a traditional condiment that can add concentrated, complex flavor to just about any dish. In the West, some compare it to pickles in function, other to jams and jellies, but these comparisons barely scratch the surface—the forms that chutney takes are as diverse as India itself.

Throughout the country's many regions, you can find chutneys that are raw or cooked; smooth or chunky; sweet, sour, salty, or spicy. (Indeed, the Hindi word for chutney is derived straightforwardly from the verb for “taste.”) For the most part, chutneys made in India are seasonal—chefs only use the fruits, vegetables, and spices that are growing at the time. Those from Punjab tend toward savory chutneys made with tomatoes and cumin; Himachal Pradesh is known for its succulent guava and eggplant versions; and chefs in West Bengal make many of theirs from sweet mangos, plums, apples, and apricots. Some of these preparations, such as the syrupy fruit blend known as murabba, are even said to have medicinal benefits.

The advent of canning and travel in the early 19th century made it possible for diners in other parts of the world to enjoy Indian chutney, and today, housemade versions are commonly found in restaurants throughout the US and Great Britain. So fond of chutneys were the British that they introduced them to their Caribbean colonies, where native cooks put their own spin on the genre by emphasizing ingredients such as pineapple, cinnamon, and fiery scotch bonnet peppers.

Spice Magic

Sharat Chawla, the owner of Spice Magic, pleases diners' palates with aromatic spices and sumptuous sauces. Specialties range from butter chicken and vegetarian coconut-milk curry, to pasta dishes that bring together a fusion of Indian and Italian flavours. Tandoor-baked naan and other fresh Indian breads can be used to sop up every last trace of the restaurant's cuisine.


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    Penticton

    413 Main St.

    Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5C5

    250-490-4746

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In a Nutshell

Chefs prepare fluffy naan breads and creamy raita to pair with dishes such as lamb rogan josh, chicken tikka, and vegetable curry

The Fine Print

Expires Jun 4th, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Valid only during hours of operation. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Not valid for takeout. Not valid on Good Friday weekend, May 17-18, or for ticketed events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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