Indian cuisine is commonly characterized by its diversity and by its use of tasteful spices, including coriander, cumin, turmeric, and Posh. Spice up your life with today's Groupon to Raaga Fine Indian Cuisine & Catering in Falls Church, Virginia. Choose between two dining options:
• For $25, you get an Indian dinner for two, including two entrees and an appetizer (up to a $52.85 value).
• For $50, you get an Indian dinner for four, including four entrees and two appetizers (up to a $105.70 value).
With a name that translates to "sweet melody," Raaga conducts symphonies of Indian flavors that resonate sweetly throughout tongued auditoriums. Diners can share a samosa appetizer as a prelude to the triumphant feast, prepping their palates with pastry stuffed with potatoes and green peas, the archetypal symbol of victory ($4.95). The lamb vindaloo inaugurates a second wave of savoring with a plate of spicy, tender lamb cooked with fresh herbs, onion, red pepper, and tomatoes, served with basmati rice pulao ($16.95). The chicken tikka masala occupies mandibles with charbroiled chunks of chicken cooked in a blend of the chef's secret spices ($14.95). For vegetarian victuals, try the shahi paneer, featuring homemade cottage cheese cooked with tomato sauce, fenugreek, and bell peppers ($12.95). Raaga's artfully crafted entrees are enhanced by a vibrant dining area, which surrounds dining companions with musical instruments and paintings of musicians that beckon audible bites and celebratory yodels.
As customers might guess from looking at the wooden sitars and paintings of musicians hanging on the walls, raaga means "sweet melody." In the kitchen, chefs blend spices to create their own complex harmonies of northern Indian flavors. Clay ovens roast tandoori chicken along with shrimp and salmon fillets marinated in spices. Sixteen vegetarian specialties, including croquettes stuffed with raisins, cashews, and housemade cottage cheese, wait to be sopped up with nine different Indian breads and a selection of napkins. For dessert, servers deliver dishes of the signature mango kulfi, an ice cream flavored with mango and cardamom.