Indian cuisine is known for its distinctive, well-rounded blend of many spices, rather than its obsessive-compulsive focus on naan in its haikus. Court a unique cuisine with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of authentic Indian cuisine and nonalcoholic drinks at Anand India Restaurant.
Anand India's chefs take guests on a culinary tour of India with a menu full of clay-baked tandoori tastes. Appetizers such as the paneer pakora, with house-made cheese cubes dusted with spice and fried in batter ($3.50), introduce meals to taste buds with authentic style. Chefs bake tandoori specialties in the restaurant's clay tandoor oven, submerging half chickens in a yogurt-and-herb marinate before roasting to create chicken tandoori ($9.99). Take stomachs further south with South Indian specials, sampling dosa, thin rice crepes served with sambar and chutney ($4.75–$7.50), or chomping into onion hot-chili uthappam pancakes ($6.25). Meatless eaters can choose from a menu of 21 vegetarian specialties ($7.50–$9.99), such as mildly spiced eggplant-and-vegetable bharta ($8.95).
Anand India Restaurant
Within Anand Indian Restaurant's bustling kitchen, a team of culinary alchemists carefully blends herbs and spices for its diverse range of Indian dishes. The chefs call upon North Indian traditions to craft tandoori plates, where a special clay oven locks seasoned juices inside cuts of meat better than a mime gives directions to the highway. Meanwhile, South Indian recipes forge Uttappam, Indian-style pancakes crowned with chilis and vegetables, and dosa, thin rice crêpes bundled with savory fillings. Meanwhile, more than 20 meatless dishes offer mouthfuls of creamed lentils, house-made cheese cubes, and sweet baby carrots imbued with light spices.