Although Christopher Columbus originally announced that he'd discovered Indian food, his apple-pie chutneys and corn-dog curries eventually cast doubt on his claims. Map out an authentic meal with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of traditional Indian cuisine at Bhojanic in Decatur.
Bhojanic's health-conscious chefs whip up a flavorful Northern Indian menu without the use of heavy creams and starches, winning the Best Indian Food Best of Citysearch award four years in a row. Tapas-style appetizers such as minty ground-turkey seekh kebabs ($6.95) and cheesy marinated paneer tikka ($7.95) skewer bite-sized comestibles in a more date-friendly environment than supermarket-sample tours. Homemade flatbread kathi rolls ($8.50) enfold chicken, turkey, or paneer cheese alongside egg, mint chutney, and veggies. Herbivore-friendly options put an end to garnish-only orders with dishes such as the Shakhahari veggie platter, dolloped with a choice of five daily specials ($7.50 for lunch; $10.95 for dinner), and traditional street food such as samosas, potato-filled pastries topped with chutney, yogurt, and roasted cumin ($6.95).
Throughout the sleek, warmly lit interior, diners converse across dark wood tables or atop barstools as they sip creative cocktails. Once stomach growls have been muffled by Bhojanic's spicy, savory fare, ears are free to perk up at occasional live jazz performances.
1363 Clairmont Rd.
Decatur, Georgia 30033