Curry without heat is like a slip 'n' slide without water—functional, but painfully disappointing. Do things right with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Indian dinner fare and drinks at Dhaba Cuisine of India in Santa Monica.
Dhaba Cuisine of India serves up hearty portions of traditional Indian fare including rich curries and vegetarian items originating from the Indian subcontinent. Kitchen aromas tantalize diners as they kick off a tour of artfully plated dishes with sev aloo puri, savory potatoes atop a throne of flour crisps and crowned with tamarind chutney ($5), or the enigmatically named Bombay Corn on the Cob ($5). The spicy vindaloo chicken slaps tired tongues to culinary wakefulness with a zesty tamarind vinegar sauce ($12), while the tandoori shrimp features a yogurt, ginger, and garlic marinade ($15). The Mango Milk tropical-fruit milkshake ($4) or a 22-ounce Taj Mahal Indian beer ($9) patiently await nirvana at the end of a straw for a feast-closing snack.
2104 Main St.
Santa Monica, California 90405