The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavors into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian fare at Indian Chillies in Pembroke Pines. Taste buds embark on a culinary tour of South Asia at Indian Chillies, whose chefs prepare a tantalizing menu of hearty biryanis, wholesome vegan dishes, and seasoned morsels of halal meat. Savory spoonfuls of chana masala ($9.99) grace plates alongside chickpeas simmered in a spicy sauce, and Bollywood music pumps out a soundtrack for the rhythmic chewing of chicken tikka ($9.99). Traditional Indian delights such as palak paneer—a dish of spinach and creamy cheese coated with a tomato-based sauce ($9.99)—share table space with modern Indo-Chinese treats such as shrimp hakka chow mein ($10.99). A fluffy smorgasbord of Indian flatbreads includes tandoori naan ($1.75) and stuffed parathas ($4.99), both of which can sop up leftover sauces or discreetly slide into pockets for future snacking.
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.