Variety may be the spice of life, but it takes a variety of spices to keep life from being completely overwhelmed by pepper and causing metaphysical indigestion. Season your existence with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of Indian cuisine and drinks at Indian Garden on Devon Avenue.
Indian Garden serves up South Asian savories using an amalgamation of flavors and spices from across India's vast landscape. Each dish on the expansive menu is a culinary canvas of beautifully brandished cuisine prepared from fresh ingredients and authentic Indian recipes. Inaugurate the noshfest with paneer pakora ($5.25), an appetizer of deep-fried cottage cheese dipped in a dunk tank of garbanzo batter after shouting antagonistic comments at surly sous chefs. Move onto more copious provisions with tandoori chicken ($14.95), a whole bird that's marinated in spiced yogurt before migrating to the much warmer climes of a traditional tandoor clay oven. Herbivores can indulge in plenty of meatless palate-pleasers, including bhindi masala ($10.95), a generous serving of okra, onions, tomatoes, and savory spices. Supplement the generous spread with a beverage such as a mango lassi ($3.50), a chilled concoction of churned yogurt and mango puree, or set off a mouth monsoon with one of the many spirits lining the wall in a towering pastiche of liquor bottles.
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- It was my first time trying Indian Food and i loved it. My friend took me here for my birthday and it was amazing. If anyone has not tried Indian food they should most definitely come here. – Sylvia C., Insider Pages
- I've been to several Indian restaurants in different cities and I have to say that the Indian Garden is one of the best! I love that they have an extensive menu selection. – myfoodinchicago, Citysearch
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.