A meal with friends soothes the soul, much like a mother's hug or a movie about brave dogs learning to read. Enjoy a feel-good feast with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Indian fare at India Gate in Chandler.
A menu of meticulously seasoned meats and veggies crackles in a traditional tandoor oven before alighting on plates at India Gate. Chefs plunge the tandoori chicken into a marinade of yogurt and mild spices before finishing it with a round of roasting in the tandoor ($9.99). House-made cheese bubbles up just like the steaming cheese springs in the mountains of India, surrounding bell peppers and onions in the paneer masala ($10.99)—a sample of the menu’s expansive vegetarian section. Gushing with a symphony of herbs, the zing of the lamb curry ($10.99) keeps the senses at attention, and the karahi shrimp tinges jumbo crustaceans with pungent ginger ($12.99).
India Gate’s chefs immerse fresh shrimp in a spiced marinade and saturate chicken breasts with yogurt and ginger before slow-cooking the meats in a traditional tandoor clay oven. Speared lamb and minced beef pieces also spend time roasting in the oven, while nearby stoves heat pots of curry to simmering, and fluffs up rich basmati rice imported from India. The chefs can also whip up authentic dishes en masse for the restaurant's daily buffets and its banquet hall, which can host up to 250 people for a sit-down dinner or 25 people for a curry-fueled dance off.