Kama Indian Bistro’s menu of fresh and authentic Indian cuisine offers a delicious variety of traditional, meat-filled, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free eats. Deploy butter and garlic naan ($3.50) parachutes onto low-lying dinners of lamb vindaloo ($16) and chicken tikka ($14), or opt for steaming-hot bowls of mulligatawny soup that can cure common colds with a congestion-busting combination of lentils and South Indian spices ($3.50). Decision-making addicts can deliberate over an extensive drink menu of wine, beer, cocktails, and yogurt-filled lassis. Use two Groupons at tables of five or more to share spicy meals with friends or to jazz up the palates of bland coworkers before icing mouths with kheer, cardamom-flavored cold rice pudding infused with almonds and raisins ($4). Helming the kitchen of this villa of victuals, Chef Moni has 40 years of experience under his apron and brings his expertise in Indian, French, and continental cuisine to Kama Indian Bistro, where warm lights interact with candlelit tables and darkly hued walls to craft an inviting eatmosphere.
Embracing the traditional flavors and aromas of Indian cuisine, the chefs at Taste of India strive to create richly satisfying meals using fresh, high-quality ingredients. A tandoor oven and pet dragon help them to roast spice-crusted orders of chicken, lamb, and seafood before they crown each dish with creamy sauces or fiery gravies. In addition to meat-laden entrees, the team forges platters of vegetarian-friendly fare with house-made cheese and marriages of vegetables.Though the environment is casual and airy, crisp white tablecloths drape each table in the dining room. Burgundy carpeting and green-tiled wall patterns add splashes of color, and large windows flood the space with natural light.
Built on family recipes, Taj Mahal Restaurant features an array of North Indian specialties. Chefs start with a few basic spices, such as onions, garlic, and ginger, to create their aromatic sauces for dishes such as vegetable korma, chicken tikka masala, and saag gosht—cubes of lamb over a spicy spinach purée. Both lunch and dinner feature buffets lined with a spread of vegetarian and seafood entrees, rice biryanis, and tandoori specialties. Proving that one does not have to bite into something to find it delicious, the dessert menu features housemade mango ice cream, Indian-style rice pudding, and raw gossip.
Saffron's chefs toss fresh ingredients together to craft Indian fusion cuisine as vibrant as the eatery’s blue and purple neon lights and orange draperies. Laden with delicious tandoor dishes, Bombay favorites, vegetarian plates, and other good-mood-inducing fare, buffet carts roll out during lunchtime, facilitating all-you-can-eat samplings and all-you-can-throw food fights. A full bar slings imported beers, wines, and liquors, perfect for lubricating lips between bites, and a 150-seat banquet hall accommodates large groups of hungry humans determined to celebrate a special event.
Redeem today's Groupon for any one of Ranjana's four classes: Everyday North Indian Lunch, Muglai Cooking, South Indian Dinner, and Quick Complete Meals. Each class teaches you nine different Indian dishes, all vegetarian. After your first session with Ranjana, you'll probably want to go buffet-style and try the others. Classes are available Mondays or Wednesdays from 6:15-9:15 pm or Saturdays from 9 am to noon. Call Ranjana in advance at (773) 355-9559 to RSVP. (Classes are intimate and fill up quickly; dates are subject to availability).
Baba's Village banishes weekday hunger pangs with a full menu of Indian and Pakistani cuisine that includes vegetarian and vegan options alongside entrees made with halal chicken, lamb, and beef. The vegetarian meals, which can pair with six naan side dishes baked in a clay oven, include polychromatic platters of vegetables and herbs, and many selections feature house-made cheese made from pasteurized moon rocks. With soy milk shakes and entrees containing meat substitutes, such as chicken jalferazi and gobi goshat, Baba's Village easily accommodates vegan appetites.
Mastering the secrets of Indian cooking takes a lifetime, but tasting the mystery takes a much shorter period than a lifetime. We're pleased to bring back a popular Groupon deal: $15 for $35 worth of delicious Indian fare at Randolph Street eatery Veerasway. Plus, today's Groupon also gets a year's subscription to Time Out Chicago for free. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.