Sticking to a ketchup-packet diet is even more impressive when considering how delicious Indian food is and how easy it is for a samosa to crawl into your mouth while you’re asleep. Give in to the persuasive powers of Indian cuisine with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fare and drinks at Indian Chillies in Pembroke Pines. The eclectic menu melds rich, spice-filled Indian flavors with Chinese noodle and rice dishes, fortified by fresh vegetables and meats. Hush grumbling tummies with fresh spring rolls ($1.25 veggie, $1.50 chicken) and tender kebabs ($9.99), or cure soup deprivation with an assortment of made-to-order concoctions, such as the zesty vegetable hot-and-sour soup ($4.99 small, $6.99 large). Diners can celebrate India’s vegetarian tradition with aaloo gobi ($9.99), a cauliflower-and-potato dish, or indulge in a hearty Muglai-style mutton stew ($11.99), popular in the northern subcontinent. For dessert, try a jalebi ($6.99), a sugary deep-fried treat akin to funnel cakes–as opposed to tunnel cakes, which are filled with industrial-grade drill bits.
The servers at Indian Chillies helpfully walk first-timers through the extensive menu. Their suggestions cover a range of timeless and modern dishes, from the tandoori chicken—praised by the Sun Sentinel for its "scrumptious charred exterior"—to Indo-Chinese chow mein. Though the kitchen staff labors over several zesty entrees, they specialize in smaller plates, such as samosas, halal chicken wings, and various flatbreads.
Vegan, vegetarian, and meaty plates satisfy diners of all persuasions, whether they're perusing the menu or loading the buffet onto the back of their truck. As their ears bask in Bollywood tunes, guests can finish up by sipping a mango lassi or savoring gulab jamun, a lightly syruped dessert of milk-and-cottage-cheese balls.
2092 N University Dr.
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024Get Directions