India is renowned for its legendary spices, which European traders first brought home to kick up tired recipes and papery Magna Cartas. Savor continent-spanning seasonings with today’s Groupon to Maharaja in Rosemont. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Indian cuisine and drinks.
- For $30, you get $60 worth of Indian cuisine and drinks for a table of four or more.<p>
Maharaja’s kitchens swelter with heat from traditional clay ovens as chefs prepare a broad menu of classic Indian fare from rich curries to hearth-cooked breads. Spatulas mine tandoori caves for deposits of malai chicken dusted with coriander and spices ($14), a more edible haul than the worthless diamonds that litter charcoal grills. Bone-in meat simmers in the goat curry’s tomato-based gravy infused with mild onion flavor ($14), and vegetables exclude proteins in earthy entrees such as the mattar paneer, a dish of green peas and cubed cheese with tomatoes and a cumin sauce ($10). Bushels of Indian breads ($2–$5) emerge piping hot from ovens to comfort taste buds with whole-wheat dough folded and formed into edible blankets.
Plumes of paint rise from the floorboards and stretch toward the ceiling in swirling floral-shaped brushstrokes. White linens top tables between guests seated in dark wooden chairs. Frosted glass selectively filters light traveling through the dining room based on whether its wavelength is in style.
Celebrity chef Durga Prashad Bhatt channels more than 25 years of experience into an upscale menu of authentic Indian eats. Elegant white cloths drape over dining-room tables that hoist appetizers such as veggie samosas or battered, deep-fried paneer pakora, both of which are accompanied by hot and sweet chutneys and sitar theme songs. Bhatt heats fish tikka or lamb boti kebabs to perfection in a traditional tandoori clay oven, and ramps up spinach consumption with vegetarian entrees such as the palak paneer or sarson ka saag. Mixed drinks from the full bar cool spice-drenched taste buds resulting from à la carte dinners, lunch buffets, and teatime snacks served by a mad hatter.
9765 W Higgins Rd.
Rosemont, Illinois 60018Get Directions