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Seasoned chefs infuse Indian & Nepali dishes with artful spice combinations customizable to diners' heat preferences

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Promotional value expires Mar 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

To harvest a coconut’s milk, one must saw through its husk or trick it open by asking to see its clam impersonation. Exploit a stupid coconut with today's Groupon to Masala in Somerville. Choose between the following options:

  • For $21, you get a three-course dining experience for two (up to a $45.75 value), which includes:

    • One starter (of up to a $7.95 value)
    • Two entrees (of up to a $14.95 value each)
    • Two desserts (up to a $3.95 value each)

  • For $41, you get a three-course dining experience for four (up to a $91.50 value), which includes:

    • Two starters (of up to a $7.95 value each)
    • Four entrees (of up to a $14.95 value each)
    • Four desserts (up to a $3.95 value each)

The seasoned chefs of Masala infuse the menu of Indian and Nepali dishes with zesty spices and mild-mannered herbs for a culinary experience steeped in rich cultural tradition. Parties of two or barbershop quartets can plop down in a cushy booth and warm up cuisine crushers with the vegetable platter, where vegetable samosas, paneer pakoras, and aloo tikkis fight for the spotlight on a packed plate. The pharsiko tarkari's pumpkin, spiced with ginger and garlic, begs to be carved into a face or mathematic proof, and the royal lamb korma dispenses honors and nuts from a creamy yogurt sauce. Finally, tongues cross the finish line with creamy orbs of mango ice cream or sweet rice pudding.

Masala's eager-to-please chefs prepare food to meet each diner's personal spice preferences, from gentle to tooth melting. Between delicious bites of conversation and sips from the full bar, visitors can absorb the sunny radiance of the yellow walls and ogle the sprawling mountain scenes depicted in the framed wall art.


The chefs at Masala rain Indian and Nepali seasonings down upon succulent meats slow-cooked inside a tandoor clay oven and simmered veggies flooded with sauce. Divided into two, Masala’s menu features Indian favorites such as curries, skewered lamb cubes, and 13 types of Indian bread, including hand-stretched garlic naan, as well as Nepali dishes such as mo-mo cha steamed dumplings filled with veggies or chicken. Within the eatery’s yellow-hued walls, a full bar cohabitates with a daily lunch buffet, which arranges tasty eats in a row, like a police lineup of the California Raisins.

Customer Reviews

Great staff. Wonderful food. A Somerville gem.
Daniel F. · August 31, 2014
Thanks for a delightful evening. We enjoyed the food and don't usually eat Indian food. I will be back.
Joanne E. · May 11, 2012
the food was yummy, thank you.
Amy P. · March 28, 2012

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