The American public tends to swiftly embrace spices when the blend is eclectic, as evidenced by Indian cuisine and the ongoing, progressive effort to give voting rights to Season-All shakers. Spice up your life with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Indian fare and drinks at Raj Palace Restaurant in Schaumburg.
At Raj Palace, executive chef Sunder Singh Chauhan crafts a comprehensive selection of Indian cuisine designed to appease appetites of all degrees and dietary preferences. The paneer pakora— deep-fried homemade cheese ($5.50)—and the shami kabab—lamb with split chickpeas ($6)—serve as savory stepping stones to a flavorful feast. Answer carnivorous calls with the chicken methi malai, boneless chicken cooked with fenugreek and malai sauce ($12.95), or allocate precious stomach space to the medley of cauliflower, potatoes, tomatoes, ginger, and garlic residing on the plate known as aloo gobhi ($10.95).
In the elegant dining room, marked by blue-lit ceilings and linen-covered tables, diners can cap any meal with a sweet selection such as the kheer, rice pudding adorned with raisins and almonds ($3.50), or the mango and pista kulfi, a traditional Indian ice cream that provides all the tongued pleasures of American ice cream, without all of the fancy sprinkles, sparklers, and marble George Washington busts ($4).
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