As a culinary palindrome, naan tastes the same backward as it does forward, like the bananab or a Toyota. Take a bite in every direction with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of casual Indian fare at Bombay Bowl in Denver.
Bombay Bowl's simple menu enlightens palates to the delicacy of Indian flavors with a variety of quick and healthy combinations. Kick off edible excursions by selecting a custom bowl, plate, or roti roll, an Indian-inspired burrito filled with basmati rice and sautéed vegetables, and punctuated with a choice of protein such as Bombay chicken, braised beef ($.75 extra), or tofu ($6.50). Next, pump up flavor profiles with one of four sweet, spicy, or tangy Indian sauces, then ride spice escalators up or down with yogurt-raita, sweet-tamarind, cilantro-garlic, or chili-lime chutney. Sample selections inspired by Indian street vendors, such as samosas accompanied by chickpea curry, pickled onions, and cilantro-garlic and sweet-tamarind chutneys ($4.50). Hot diners and the friends of pyromaniacs can douse mouth fires with cooling mango smoothies ($3), or take tongues on worldly journeys with the 200 Mile chai tea ($2.50).
Bombay Bowl's owner, Amar, says he "grew up in an East Indian kitchen," where he attentively learned his family's generations-old knowledge of the region's aromatic and salutary spices. Although his menu features the familiar combinations of turmeric, ginger, and coriander, he set out to infuse his Indian cuisine with a home-style casual, health-conscious environment. The cooks eschew trans fats and artificial flavorings, seeking out all-natural beef and chicken, chopping vibrant vegetables, and baking fresh naan in their kitchen instead. With these ingredients, diners can choose a bowl of long-grain basmati rice topped with meaty or vegetarian proteins, sauces, and chutneys. The chefs also whip up gluten-free and vegan options, accommodating virtually any diet.
575 Lincoln St.
Denver, Colorado 80203