To harvest a coconut’s milk, one must saw through its husk or trick it open by asking to see its clam impersonation. Exploit a stupid coconut with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get an Indian dinner for two at Gandhi Restaurant in Astoria (up to a $41 value). Dinner for two includes:
- One appetizer (up to an $8 value)
- One order of bread (a $3 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $15 value each)<p>
Gandhi Restaurant’s earthen oven nurtures a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes from a menu of authentic Indian cuisine. Dining duos can practice synchronized fork lifting with an appetizer of vegan mushroom bhaji brimming with colorful veggies. Samosa pillows of meat spiced with tamarind and onion chutney herald entrees of clay-baked meats including the tandoori chicken drizzled in yogurt by sensitive golems and the tomato-sauced chicken tikka masala. An ensemble of onions, green peppers, and tomatoes jazzes up the lamb dopiaza, and almond, raisin, and cardamom form the biryani’s spiced mantle. Soak up extra spices with an order of naan or a piece of whole-wheat, oven-baked paratha more multilayered than an onion’s critique of a Tolstoy novel.
Gandhi Restaurant's earthen oven prepares a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes from a menu of authentic Indian cuisine. Samosas packed full of meat and spiced with tamarind and onion chutney herald clay-baked platters containing yogurt-drizzled tandoori chicken and skewered chunks of lamb. Existing as complete meals themselves, six types of biryani pack mixed veggies, lamb, chicken, and seafood into piles of basmati rice and raisins with cucumber raita on the side. The eatery also offers naan and whole-wheat paratha to soak up extra sauces or lure a flock of pigeons into the boss’s office.
34-14 30th Ave.
Astoria, New York 11103