The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavors into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Indian fare and drinks at Namaste India in Southington.
Bathed in jeweled tones of deep red and honey, Namaste's dining area supports a menu of Indian specialties that tickle expeditionary palates with authentic sub-Asian spices. Begin a culinary journey with chicken lollipops, each marinated and fried in a tomato-garlic chili sauce that leaves behind a lingering post-kiss sizzle ($7.95). Choose from seven lamb delicacies ($13.95+) or sample the popular kebab selection, skewered with edible buoys of chicken, beef, and seafood ($13.95+). Vegetarians can find comfort and ping-pong-ball alternatives in a plate of malai kofta, with vegetable spheres that are fried, cooked, and fielded with gravy and sour cream ($10.95). Put out mouth fires with glasses of lassi, a traditional Indian yogurt drink served salted, sweetened, or spiced with crushed cumin seeds ($2.95).
Glowing sconces line the crimson and cream walls inside Namaste India, where traditional Indian dishes adorn linen-topped tables and fill the air with spiced aromas. Marinated lamb, chicken, and seafood slumber inside a clay tandoor oven until they're mildly smoky and tender throughout, while other proteins and vegetables steep in rich curry sauces, aptly scooped up with fresh-baked naan bread or ladled over delicate basmati rice. Patrons can wash down meals with sweet, salted, or mango-flavored lassi drinks, or snatch a classic dessert such as gulab jamun—deep-fried milk dumplings that are soaked in syrup and delivered to tables via an air gun.
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