The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavors into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of home-style Indian cuisine at Chutney Joe's in the South Loop.
Recently featured in Fortune magazine, Chutney Joe's was founded by owner, chef, and self-taught culinarian Vijay Puniani. The restaurant uses herbs, spices, and six different chutneys to deliver high-quality, authentic Indian fare to on-the-go eaters looking for a quick fix between performing major surgeries. The thorough, no-frills menu lets you deliberate between basmati rice or naan (garlic or whole wheat naan is $0.50 extra) before choosing one ($5.99) or two ($7.99) of the entree selections (lamb, beef, or pork entrees are $1 extra). Entrees such as the chicken tikka masala and the beef korma delight carnivores, and green-tongued vegetarians have plenty of main-course options, such as the gobi potatoes and the red bean rajama. Chicken or vegetarian biryani ($5.99 each) is also available, offering rice-based sustenance.
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ABC7 News featured Chutney Joe’s on the Friday “Hungry Hound” segment. The Chicago Sun-Times, The Associated Press, Time Out, and the Chicago Reader featured Chutney Joe’s. Around 140 Yelpers give the restaurant an average of 3.5 stars.
- The scalable offerings of "slow-cooked" meat and vegetarian dishes (including several vegan options)--all with a relatively impressive level of intensity, complexity, and variety--are available in variable combos with naan and/or rice, accompanied by a half dozen complimentary chutneys. – Mike Sula, Chicago Reader
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