Known for its spices, Indian fare jolts the taste buds in a manner that kissing an electrical socket could never match. Enjoy shockingly good cuisine with today's Groupon: for $19, you get an Indian dinner for two at Bawarchi Dosa (up to a $41.97 value). The dinner includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $9.99 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $15.99 value each)
The chefs at Bawarchi Dosa concoct Indian dishes inspired from South Indian, North Indian, and Indo-Chinese recipes. Dining duos begin with an appetizer such as the veg pakora, a battered and deep-fried vegetable medley, or the cashew chicken, a multi-textured hybrid of poultry and nuts. More than 20 varieties of crispy, pancake-like dosa made from rice and lentils take on hefty fillings like a child-sized fanny pack bursting with skee-ball tickets. Chefs spread spicy chutney and potato masala over the mysore masala dosa and infuse low-calorie dosas with extra-virgin olive oil as well as lighter chutneys and whole grains. On the bawarchi menu chicken and mutton curries simmer languidly alongside the vegetarian-friendly paneer tikka masala and the popular Hyderabadi chicken dum biryani ($12.99).
The aromas at Bawarchi Dosa hint at a diverse range of dishes from around India. There's cumin, turmeric, and mint, drifting from food influenced by the traditions of Chettinad and Hyderabad. But despite those time-honored recipes the focus is, obviously, on dosas. Dosas are a type of Indian crepe, and at Bawarchi they're filled with everything from lentils and other veggies to paneer cheese or spicy chutneys. The restaurant also offers meat dishes, such as chicken vindaloo and lamb rogan josh, wine and beer, and a sprawling buffet, where hot Indian dishes pour forth steam like robots trying to talk about art.
9520 Black Mountain Rd.
San Diego, California 92126