Early spice traders prized India's flavorful bounty, inspiring Columbus to circumnavigate the Earth in an attempt to gain wealth and improve his infamously bland lamb recipe. Explore an abundance of flavor with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Indian fare at India House in Buffalo Grove.
India House's chefs top white table linens with a menu of authentic Indian fare spanning regions such as Bombay and Delhi. Taste buds swim through paneer tikka masala ($12.99), catching their breath and tightening their water wings on fresh pieces of paneer cheese afloat amid tomatoes and onions seasoned with fresh cumin, cloves, and cardamom. Bombay lamb chops ($23.99) gain depths of flavor while roasting in a tandoor oven, and pillowy pieces of garlic naan ($3) provide reliable conveyance into stomach pits. Succulent chunks of marinated chicken awash in vindaloo curry ($12.99) waft herbaceous aromas toward tables and around daily lunch buffets, which school appetites with multiple-choice dishes and IQ quizzes.
Jagmohan Jayara’s dream of sharing his Indian culture with others through cuisine became a reality when he opened up the first India House in 1993. Since then, the restaurant has grown a following that demanded three more locations. Each one brings Chicago-area locals the spices, herbs, and vegetarian-friendly dishes that characterize Indian cuisine. The menus include lamb kebabs, tandoori chicken, or whole chickpeas cooked in traditional Punjabi masala. The chain offers dining, takeout, and a buffet alongside banquet and catering options for special celebrations including weddings, birthdays, and first cricket victories.