Though India and Indiana are roughly the same word, their cuisine offerings are worlds apart. Find out the difference two letters makes with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of authentic Indian cuisine at Angeethi at its Bethesda location.
Angeethi blends Indian spices and ingredients in order to serve fresh, piquant entrees brimming with flavors straight out of Calcutta. Start by appointing one of Angeethi's appetizers as ambassador to your mouth, with options including deep-fried vegetable samosa ($4, two per order), and barbecued reshmi-kebab chicken ($6). From there, the restaurant's mammoth menu offers a long list of seafood, lamb, tandoori, and vegetarian entrees. The succulent goan white-fish curry comes sautéed in delectable coconut curry ($18), and the bakri balti is marinated goat, cooked in an herbed balti sauce with a pinch of wine ($16). Awaken the senses with the murg tandoori, which consists of chicken that's marinated overnight in yogurt ($13), told a rousing bedtime story around 2 a.m., then meticulously barbequed in a clay oven. Vegetarian entrees include palak paneer, homemade cheese cubes and spinach made zesty with herbaceous spices ($12). Wash down any spicy residue with a glass of vino from the beverage menu, offering wine from Washington, California, Italy, New Zealand, and other locales.
Between the traditional eats and visual treats of Angeethi, your culinary escape will grant you the physical and mental preparedness required to beat Sitar Hero on hard mode. With orange-red lamps and Indian art dappled across the walls, Angeethi works as an ideal backdrop for a romantic evening, or as an immersion in a different culture that skips the high cost of plane tickets and the dangers of spontaneous squealing traveler’s lumbago.
This Groupon is valid for dine-in only, and may not be used for the lunch buffet.
- As at the original Angeethi, curries are a strength—lush and creamy. Dhaniawala korma, chicken in a rich cilantro-and-yogurt stew, has a gravy so delicious you might forget about the meat. – Ann Limpert, Washingtonian
- Papdi chaat was fresh and flavorful with tangy tamarind chutney and just the right amount of yoghurt [sic] to balance the spice. The Dhaniya chicken curry was smooth and green with cilantro and had an excellent flavor. – Chandan D., Yelp