Restaurants introduce diners to the flavors that define a country's cuisine with more authenticity than scratch-and-sniff travel brochures. Book passage for your taste buds with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Indian fare and drinks at Indian Garden.
Bustling chefs and a 600-degree tandoor oven fill Indian Garden's kitchen while, in the dining room, visitors sample a menu of meat-laden and vegetarian entrees based on authentic Indian recipes. After marinating in spiced yogurt, the whole tandoori chicken roasts in a clay oven ($18.95). Goa fish curry layers grated coconut and a tongue-smoldering sauce atop seasonal seafood ($13.95), and the paneer makhani forgoes meats entirely, simmering fresh, house-made cheese in a creamy tomato sauce instead ($10.95). Incorporating more food groups than a food fight between dietitians, the gosht pasanda cooks tender bites of lamb in a cashew-based gravy along with cream, butter, and dried fruit ($14.95).
The tiled dining room accommodates guests with a number of tables surrounded by high-backed chairs. Diners converse or take in views of the expansive murals that depict scenes of Arcadian villages or the first-ever game of Marco Polo.
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Bustling chefs and a 600-degree tandoor oven fill Indian Garden's kitchen, shaping meat-laden and vegetarian entrees made from traditional Indian recipes. Chicken marinated in spiced yogurt, minced lamb, and king-size shrimp make their way into a tandoor oven for a roasting, and more than a dozen breads help sop up entrees’ zesty juices. Lobster, crab, and veggies arrive at tables blanketed in curry, as diners converse or take in views of the expansive murals that depict scenes of Arcadian villages or the first-ever game of Marco Polo.