Known for its spices, Indian fare jolts the taste buds in a manner that kissing an electrical socket could never match. Enjoy shockingly good cuisine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Indian fare at dinner at Little India, valid at the East 6th Avenue location. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Little India's crisp interior is set aglow by colorful Indian art, the strains of sitar music, and an extensive menu of house-blended curries and tandoori dishes from the mouthwatering minds of Punjabi master chefs, all of which have landed it on 5280 magazine's Reader's Choice list for Best Indian. Tandoori meats emerge from piping hot clay ovens, including the chicken ginger kebab, marinated in a ginger mint sauce and nestled in a bed of onions ($13.99) and an assortment of shrimp, chicken, lamb, and fish kebabs with mint-cilantro and tamarind chutneys ($18.99), leaving behind empty skewers that form perfect rapiers for advanced food fighting. House favorites include the fiery lamb madras ($14.99) and the vegetarian navratan korma, a pool party of mixed veggies floating languidly in cream sauce and nuts ($10.99). A sumptuous array of baked-to-order breads ($2.25–$3.99) buttress main meals with assistance from an array of sweet and savory toppings and fillings, a more elegant form of carbohydrate enhancement than trying to stuff a whole cheese sandwich in the toaster.