Cooking food over open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of the tandoor oven's flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian cuisine and drinks at Pickles Indian Cuisine in Artesia.
The culinary guides at Pickles Indian Cuisine wield a menu that catalogs a wealth of traditional tandoori dishes and vegetarian-friendly fare. Hone flavor-sensing devices on appetizers such as avocado papadi chat, which unites crest wafers and sweet potatoes with garbanzo beans plus tamarind and mint chutneys ($6.99). Meanwhile, the lamb vindaloo binds together a mélange of coconut, vinegar, and hot chili peppers with potatoes ($12.99) to obliterate hunger like a bulldozer clearing a forest of Styrofoam. Or pair a palak paneer—which incorporates creamed spinach with garlic, cumin, and paneer ($10.99)—with a mango, sweet, or salt lassi beverage ($4).
Guests are free to feast eyes on Pickles Indian Cuisine's colorful abstract artwork, and advocates of moving images can peep at the flat-screen television monitors or create a flipbook out of napkins. Cushioned booth benches line the walls, and red curtains, elegant hanging lights, and white tablecloths that drape eating desks reflect a sophisticated flair.
Today's Groupon is not valid for either lunch or dinner buffets.
Seventeen Yelpers give Pickles Indian Cuisine a 3.5-star average: