Indian food is often misunderstood: some diners fear every dish will be intolerably spicy, others expect all meals to be vegetarian, and still others only use naan for a placemat. Clear up misconceptions with today’s Groupon to Gourmet India, valid at locations in Nashua, New Hampshire, and in Burlington, Natick, and in the Prudential Center and Quincy Market in Boston. Choose between the following options:
- For $14, you get an Indian meal for two (up to a $28.18 value). The meal includes:
- Two combo meals (up to a $10.35 value each)
- Two specialty drinks (a $3.74 value each)
- For $25, you get an Indian meal for four (up to a $56.36 value). The meal includes:
- Four combo meals (up to a $10.35 value each)
- Four specialty drinks (a $3.74 value each)
Cooks at Gourmet India sling health-conscious, regional Indian recipes that have garnered praise from the Boston Globe. The casual eatery packs its menu with North Indian fare and serves South Indian specials on weekends, representing the subcontinent better than one grain of rice from each state. Each combo meal rounds up two to three servings from a rotating list of entrees, flanking the savory morsels with basmati rice or naan. Combo meals always include at least one vegetarian entree so diners can pick between vegetable-based gobhi aloo, a dish of cauliflower cooked with ginger; the palak paneer, a blend of spinach and homemade cheese; or a platter of cumin seeds arranged into a pleasing, vegetable shape. Meatier fare includes chicken tikka masala, tender poultry cooked in a tomato-cream sauce, and lamb korma with cashews and raisins. Dishes emerge steaming from the kitchen with fresh-cooked flavor, unlike entrees at other eateries that import their fare from India so it typically arrives cold. Combo meal 2 includes one appetizer, which could include either potato-filled samosas or aromatic onion bhaju.
Specialty drinks such as mango lassi and cardamom-flavored tea cool the body better than the tubs of yogurt splashed in marathon runners’ faces.