Indian restaurants transport taste buds to faraway lands without the travel hassles of jetlag, Taj Mahal bathroom lines, and international jail bail for your cousin after he proposes to a piece of naan. Savour a stress-free smattering of the subcontinent with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Indian cuisine and drinks at Earth Indian Restaurant & Wine Bar, located on Yonge Street.
Earth Indian's menu speaks of expertly executed North Indian–inspired dishes, with plates aimed to please the most discerning of herbivores and carnivores. Ease tongues into epicureanism with a serving of veggie samosas ($4.25), a cradle of traditional pastry inhabited by spiced potatoes and green peas, waiting patiently for mealtime martyrdom. The tandoori specialties secure the subtleties of the tandoor oven, exemplified by the grilled lamb chops ($16.95), the tandoori jumbo prawns ($17.95), and the tandoori chicken ($10.95), pampered by a patchwork of yogurt, ginger, and garlic. The lamb roganjosh invites cubes of lamb in for a dip of yogurt and onions, and the eggplant patiala's tempered eggplant recruits onion seeds, raisins, and cashews to punch palates with the ultimate flavour weapon, kindness ($9.95).
Food Network's TV reality show Restaurant Makeover redesigned Earth Indian's atmosphere to honour the rich heritage of the food and the ideal gas law. Deep violet walls, intricate black chairs, and gold-plated designer light pieces imbue an ambience of contemporary comfort, akin to an electronic neck pillow. Call ahead for reservations.
Reviews are sparse, but 81% of Urbanspooners like Earth Indian Restaurant & Wine Bar:
5949 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario M2M 3V8Get Directions