Sampling another culture's cuisine is an excellent way to gain a new outlook on the world, a more advanced palate, or a final warning from security guards in the United Nations cafeteria. Embark on a more acceptable culinary adventure with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Indian cuisine and drinks at Indian Garden.
Indian Garden's chefs sate ravenous appetites with an expansive menu of sumptuous South Asian flavors forged from ingredients and recipes that re-create India's epicurean complexity. Begin an evening of cultural enrichment and gustatory bliss with the vegetable cutlet ($4.95), an array of lightly spiced veggies worthy of a farmer's piñata. The tandoori chicken ($18.95) is marinated in spiced yogurt before migrating to the much warmer climes of a traditional tandoor clay oven, and shrimp madras ($17.95) surrounds itself with an endless summer of piquant spices. Herbivores opt for the aloo gobi ($13.95), a regime of fresh cauliflower and potatoes imbued with aromatic notes of ginger and fresh herbs. Cool stimulated tongues with traditional beverages such as the mango shake ($3.50), a chilled cocktail of mango purée and milk.
A full bar fuels joviality and curry-ranching ambitions beneath Indian Garden's idyllic murals.
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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.