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 Indian fare at Haandi Indian Cuisine in Rancho Cucamonga.
Haandi Indian Cuisine's chef-owner brothers, Hartaj and Sartaj Singh, dish up a menu of mild to spicy curries and tandoori entrees hailing from the South Asian subcontinent. The bread basket's trio of plain, garlic, and onion naan ($6.99) deftly mops up morsels of clay-oven-cooked chicken tikka ($12.99) and other meaty halal mouthfuls. Lamb goan bathes in a creamy coconut sauce ($13.99), and a dozen vegan curries ($9.99) meet in a secret clubhouse where animal products aren't allowed. Conversely, shahi paneer makes sure the cheese doesn't stand alone, uniting it instead with ginger-spiked tomato sauce ($10.99).
Haandi Indian Cuisine
Just because Indian food is filled with spices doesn't mean it has to set your tongue on fire. That's the philosophy at Haandi Indian Cuisine, where chefs, owners, and brothers Hartaj and Sartaj Singh use a bevy of North Indian spices when flavoring their authentic dishes. A careful dash of chili has the power to elevate a mild dish to the medium threshold or even to "Indian spicy," but only when the customer asks for it. Tandoori clay ovens churn out discs of piping hot naan bread and platters of marinated meats and seafood, while vegan dishes come together without the use of meat, dairy, or catnip.
7890 Haven Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730