Like watching a movie with 3-D glasses, spicy food can intensify your experience, cause ordinarily overlooked details to pop out, and make you jump in your seat if unprepared. Enjoy enhanced dining with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian fusion fare at India Kitchen.
One of Albuquerque’s oldest Indian restaurants, India Kitchen imbues each curry and samosa on its menu with traditional Indian flavor and a fusion twist. Only open for dinner, the restaurant favors dishes served family style, so parties can mix and match their favorite dishes or create elaborate bartering systems to get a taste of their favorite naan. Shrimp and spinach coexist drama-free in the misleadingly named Shrimp Saga ($15.95), the building heat of the chicken vindaloo ($11.95) challenges brave taste buds, and fresh vegetables socialize with their tree-borne cousins, almonds and walnuts, in the savory vegetable korma served with papadum, yogurt, and chutney ($11.95). Mango and coconut-pineapple ice creams ($3.50 each) inspire diners to dive in with the kind of reckless abandon usually reserved for young love met with parental disapproval.