India's cuisine is pervasive with vibrant color and flavors, unlike Greenland, where all food is encased in lime-green Jell-O. Wiggle onto a colorful culinary landscape with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Indian cuisine at India House, valid at the Buffalo Grove location.
India House congregates the many regional recipes, flavors, and seasonings that populate the Indian subcontinent, assembling these culinary nuances onto a menu filled with dishes that represent both Bombay street vendors and royal state dinners. Central to its flavorful fare, the 600-degree, barrel-shaped clay tandoor cuts fluffy pockets into 16 fresh varieties of breads and grills seafood, chicken, and lamb over charcoal about last night's missed curfew. The tandoor scorchingly raises the India House Special, a trio of charred fish, chicken, and lamb bathed in a homestyle rogan josh sauce ($23.95). Diners with classic tastes choose well with the chicken tikka masala, succulent chunks of roasted white meat folded into a creamy sauce ($16.95), or lamb vindaloo, marinated cuts simmered with hot peppers and spices ($17.95). Cooked in an iron wok known for its magical qualities of remembering all the lyrics to "Rapper's Delight," the samundari kadhai mingles aniseed flavors with a medley of seafood ($19.95).
Warm midday light trickles through India House's flowing scarlet drapery, bathing both its saffron walls and popular lunch buffet ($14.95–$15.95), which presents much of the savory fare that weaves through India's culinary tapestry.
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.
228 McHenry Rd.
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089Get Directions