Although Columbus famously "discovered" India by landing at Lexington and Concord and proudly ringing the Liberty Bell, the actual location of India remains a mystery. Get the best lead the world has had in centuries with today's Groupon to Masala Jack's in Cotati or Petaluma. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Indian dinner fare.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch fare.
The menu at Masala Jack's traditional curry house is a savory bouquet of fragrant, time-honored Indian classics supplemented by vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Diners ease into delicious culinary waters with a variety of appetizers, which include the samosa chole—a pastry-encased potato phenom flanked by garbanzo beans ($3.99)—and the classic garlic naan, which emerges hot from a clay oven before receiving a college education and sprinklings of freshly chopped garlic and cilantro ($1.99). Cool lassi (starting at $1.99), available in strawberry, mango, sweet, or salty flavors, serves as a healing balm for taste buds on a joyful return journey from the spicy, onion-laden battlegrounds of the karahi lamb ($9.99) or chicken ($8.99).
Gluten eschewers and vegetarian chewers alike can lose themselves in the aloo palak or palak paneer, a choice of potatoes or homemade cheese prepared with a creamy spinach curry ($7.99), before easing back into reality with the exotic kheer, a symphonic rice pudding with notes of saffron and a harmonious garnish of pistachio and almonds ($2.99).