Though India and Indiana are roughly the same word, their culinary offerings are worlds apart. Find out the difference two letters make with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12.49 for $25 worth of Indian and Nepalese cuisine for two or more
- $24.99 for $50 worth of Indian and Nepalese cuisine for four or more<p>
An appetizer of six Himalayan samosas ($4.99) wraps potatoes, green peas, and spices in homemade fried dough. The tandoor produces classic entrees such as chicken tikka masala ($11.99), served in a tomato sauce with herbs and brandy notes, and salmon kebabs marinated in yogurt and spices ($13.99). Alternatively, the lamb korma ($12.99) pairs yogurt sauce with nutmeg and a zesty cashew curry. Click here to view menus for each location.
Namaste Nepal takes its name and warm ambiance from the reverent Indian greeting, "Namaste," but the piping-hot helpings on each plate transcend cultural and geographic labels. Chinese, Indian, Tibetan, and Nepalese recipes contribute to the menu, filling a flavor spectrum that runs from pleasantly tangy to sizzling hot. Each dish is prepped to order using natural ingredients and often prompts speculation as to the size of the kitchen's spice cabinet. Notes of cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and saffron tantalize the nose, underlined with the scent of charcoal-roasted meat—chicken, lamb, fish, and shrimp—cooked in the tandoor and marinated in creamy yogurt sauce.
Careful combinations of these herbs and entrees lead to staples such as chicken tikka masala, as well as specialties such as boneless lamb with red chili sauce and tamarind. One of several vegetarian offerings, muttar paneer pairs housemade cheese with green peas, and four types of samosas entice diners to start meals by biting into crispy shells instead of by inconspicuously gnawing the tablecloth. Guests also can peruse well-stocked buffets at lunchtime and order group platters for catered events.