The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavours into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Indian fare at Rajdoot.
Rajdoot serves up an extensive selection of authentic Indian fare in a cozy environment marked by elaborate wall art, colourful dishes, and mood-enhancing soft music. Begin your culinary tour with a bowl of lentil soup ($4.95) or an order of vegetable samosas, savoury triangular pastries given magical powers by steaming veggies and such spices as coriander, mystery, and triangle (two for $4.50). Tender tandooris—including the house specialty, Rajdoot Invitation Azamani, a butter-sauce-slathered chicken-tikka dish ($16.95)—are served alongside a bevy of brightly flavoured curries ($11.95+) and more than 15 vegetarian entrees. Curry the favour of a handsome herbivore by sensually scooping spoonfuls of allu gobi onto his plate, and bask in the beauteous act of watching your beloved gobble the northerly spiced cauliflower-and-potato curry dish ($10.95). Or, disprove an oracle's predictions of scurvy with a serving of the saag allu, a mildly spiced spinach dish ($11.95).
Rajdoot boasts a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which first-timers and long-time fans of Indian fare can bathe harmoniously in the sights, scents, sounds, and flavours of the subcontinent. An abundance of free parking surrounding the eatery makes Rajdoot an ideal pit stop for a caravan of car drivers or a hopelessly lost New Delhi–bound rickshawist.
Instrumental Indian music provides a rhythm as tandoor chefs knead fresh naan in Rajdoot's open kitchen, filling the restaurant with the scent of authentic spices and freshly baked bread as diners watch them work. A tandoor heats chicken marinated in yogurt and coated in mild spices, and nearby spiced curries bubble around pull-apart cuts of butter chicken, beef, or lamb. Mixed vegetables dance in a drizzle of flavourful sauce in vegetarian options or build their own rice fort in biryani dishes. For dessert, tropical fruits lend their tang to fresh ice cream, and balls of fried dough do somersaults through a shower of warm honey.
2424 4 St. SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 2T4