A curry's essence is revealed by its color, with red meaning hot, green meaning mild, and pink meaning that the chef mixed up gumballs and cardamom again. Taste your way through an expertly crafted color chart with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian fare at Nawab Indian Cuisine.
The chefs at Nawab mix freshly ground spices on the premises, creating custom blends that infuse entrees and sauces with a traditional Indian bite. Vegetable samosas trace the roots of their flavors to mixed veggies and toasted spices ($3.95), putting them in the same family tree as the grilled potato patties in tikki chole ($5.95). Channeling the tastes of northern Indian cuisine, chicken curry treats mouths to a gentle mélange of pureed onions and savory spices ($12.50), and the lamb vindaloo roasts taste buds with a peppery mix of meat and garlic sauce that simulates a sweat-inducing tour of the earth's core without the need to rent expensive drills or haggle with the molemen's travel agent ($14.95). Vegetable mango simmers veggies in an herb-mango sauce before arriving ($12.95), priming diners for a Punjabi-style chana masala ($10.95). Amid the sleek sconces and exotic paintings of Nawab's decorous dining room, patrons can toast to successful first dates or last days as a rodeo clown while sipping a variety of wines, desserts, and a selection of liquor coffees.