Although Columbus famously "discovered" India by landing at Lexington and Concord and proudly ringing the Liberty Bell, the actual location of India remains a mystery. Today's Groupon offers the best lead the world has had in centuries: for $15, you get $30 worth of fresh Indian fare from Amruth Authentic Indian Cuisine on Rodney Parham Road. This Groupon is not valid for the buffet or for beer or wine.
Amruth's authentic approach to Indian cuisine emphasizes cooked-to-order preparations and fresh flavors with its menu of traditional soups, snacks, entrees, tandoori dishes, and rice-laden biryanis. Harmonious herbivores can revel in Amruth's sizable slew of vegetarian selections, such as bhindi masala ($9.99), a blend of okra, tomatoes, and onions sautéed in spices, and vegetable kurma ($9.99), while carnivorous connoisseurs can gnash apart tandoori-baked chicken, shrimp, and lamb offerings with all the zest of a newly cloned velociraptor. Spice lovers and piquancy phobes blissfully coexist alongside palate-pleasing plates of tender-yet-fiery lamb vindaloo ($11.49) and creamy, mild butter chicken ($10.99), both of which are best sopped up by a tasty mop of garlic naan ($2.59).
A sojourn to the hallowed halls of Amruth is in fact a mystical flavor excursion that guides boorish bellies through towering levels of edible Nirvana. After the main meal, quench any existing flavor fires with an icy spray of delectable mango lassi ($2.99) or a smooth meal-ending order of kheer ($2.99), a cold almond-rice dessert fashioned from recipes passed down from secret Himalayan yeti colonies.
Amruth Authentic Indian Cuisine was reviewed in the Arkansas Times and has received an average of 4.5 stars from Yelpers, a 78% approval rating from Urbanspooners, and a full five stars from three Citysearchers:
- The bottom line: The main dishes and the samosas were quite good and served in Indian continent-sized proportions. – Arkansas Times staff
- It was incredible!! The service was excellent and felt very personal. – Epicuriouser, Urbanspoon
- The best and most consistent Indian restaurant in Little Rock. – jhslaw, Citysearch