Spices add a kick to dishes, which is why Indian fare is traditionally consumed in tree houses, safely above cumin's fierce roundhouse. Face a fiery black belt with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Indian cuisine at Kitchen of India in Oak Forest.
Kitchen of India's chefs embrace regional culinary approaches from Northern and Southern India to assemble a wide-ranging spread of authentic Indian cuisine. Finger-friendly appetizers set meals in motion with specialty breads such as afghani naan ($3.95) stuffed with nuts, raisins, and cherries. Fresh off a daring escape from a tandoori clay oven, hunks of chicken breast are codified on a malai kebab ($11.95) and branded with cardamom powder, cilantro, and individual inmate numbers, and the jumbo tiger shrimp ($16.95) ebbs hunger pangs with a glistening marinade and piquant spices. An expansive lineup of vegetarian curries satisfies herbaceous cravings with dishes such as paneer butter masala ($13.95), which loads homemade cheese with onion and bell pepper stewing in a saffron-tomato sauce. To chase zesty bites down hatches, patrons can send various Indian beverages to offer cooling relief including refreshing mango lassi ($2.25) and Indian beers.
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6048 W 159th St.
Oak Forest, Illinois 60452