Although Columbus famously "discovered" India by landing at Lexington and Concord and proudly ringing the Liberty Bell, the actual location of India remains a mystery. Discover the best lead the world has had in centuries with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian fare at Gem of India.
When they're not donating food to the victims of the Joplin tornado or striving to make the country's spiciest curry, the culinary artisans at Gem of India grind fresh spices and cook all ingredients from scratch to populate a vast menu of authentic Indian cuisine. After marinating in spiced yogurt, the shrimp tandoori’s jumbo shrimp ($13.95) roast on skewers in a tandoor oven, and the chicken tikka masala smothers chicken in a light cream sauce ($12.95). Vegetarians and finicky brontosauruses can feast on the navratan korma's nine vegetables cooked in nine spices ($11.95), and carnivorous diners can sink their unusually sharp incisors into the mixed grill, which combines tandoori chicken, chicken tikka masala, sheesh kabob, and tandoor shrimp ($15.95), or lamb roganjosh, an appetizing amalgamation of boneless lamb pieces cooked in yogurt and a freshly ground blend of herbs and spices ($12.95). Amid the eatery's tapestries and authentic Indian music, patrons can sip exotic cocktails such as the mango cosmopolitan, which blends the sweetness of Indian fruit with the juiciness of American fashion magazines.