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. Today's Groupon offers the best lead the world has had in centuries: for $10, you get $20 worth of classic Indian cuisine and drinks at Great India Cafe in Studio City or Woodland Hills.
Great India Cafe's Studio City and Woodland Hills menus play host to a wide variety of Indian delicacies. Chefs use only fresh and high-quality ingredients in each dish, starting with appetizers such as the ever-popular samosas ($4–$4.50, depending on location) and sev puri ($4.95–$6.50). Vegetarian aloo gobi, made with cauliflower, potatoes, fresh tomatoes, ginger, green chili, and ground coriander ($9.95–$10.50), packs in enough rich flavor to serve as a suitable food-pyramid-top offering to a pharaoh. Green chicken tikka updates a classic by mixing cilantro, ginger, garlic, mint, and basil into the traditional house-made sauce ($12.95–$14.95).
The restaurant welcomes tinier tongues with a kids' menu ($8.95–$9.95+), a tasty antidote to another night of leftover fried SpaghettiOs. On temperate days, diners at the Woodland Hills location can season their spicy plates with fresh air while achieving the photosynthesis necessary for survival.