Most Indian food doesn't contain beef, due to the reverence the culture feels toward the 1992 Chicago Bulls. Go for a three-peat with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Indian cuisine and drinks at Malabar Hill in Elmsford. This Groupon is not valid for dinner on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights.
Malabar Hill houses a warm, colorful dining area, resplendent with the ambrosial scents that introduce entering diners to a contemporary Indian menu. A massive array of appetizers includes crispy samosas filled with peas and spiced potatoes ($5), skewered lamb rolls ($9), and mulligawtany soup with yellow lentils, lemon, and ginger ($4). Select from a spread of buttery naan breads in traditional-garlic ($4) and paneer-cheese ($5) flavors, as well as spicyed up options such as the habanero chutney ($4). Clay ovens employ the heat-conducting properties of earth to create tandoor-crisped meats that mimic our planetary crust, such as a haryali kebab of chicken tenders and green masala ($16).
Experience India through British mouths with British-style curries such as tilapia ($16), goat ($22), and shrimp ($18). Masala dosa delivers spiced potatoes, coconut chutney, and lentils in a paper-thin crepe envelope to the mouths of vegetarians and carnivores cheating on meat ($10). Six vegan dishes count bindi masala as one of their own, thanks to a medley of okra, onions, fenugreek, and ginger ($14).
Diners at Malabar Hill can settle into plush chairs and relax in an atmosphere punctuated with red, gold, and green walls, chic table settings, and calming low lighting. Homebound bodies and bodies bound to their homes by errant curses aimed at the mailman can use this Groupon for takeout.
- The “flavors and aromas will take you to new places” at this Elmsford Indian famed for “authentic”, “finely spiced” dishes, including plenty of “veggie-friendly” options – Zagat
- Malabar Hill is awesome and definitely my favorite place to eat. Everybody is friendly, the service is awesome – Debarati C., Yelp, 5/31/10