As a culinary palindrome, naan tastes the same backward as it does forward, like the bananab or a Toyota. Take a bite in every direction with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Indian cuisine and drinks at Rasoi Indian Kitchen, located on K Street.
Rasoi Indian Kitchen’s menu is a delicious gateway to subtly spiced human fuel and naan-assisted meals. Starters such as the makhmali seekh (minced lamb, $7) prepare bands of tepid taste buds for the upcoming onslaught of flavors, which leap into your mouth from classic dishes such as the tandoori chicken ($13), goan shrimp curry ($16), and an offering of slowly cooked black lentils known as dal makhani ($11). Vegan dishes keep plantavores happy with options that include the tava baingan masala, a plate of stuffed baby eggplant ($11).
Rasoi’s spacious, well-lit interior provides an elegant setting in which guests can enjoy chewing and swallowing things in peace.
Rasoi Indian Kitchen
Behind an entryway guarded by brass and ceramic figurines, Rasoi—which means kitchen in Hindi—serves up traditional Indian fare bursting with aromas of cumin, garlic, and ginger. Black, lacquered tables populate with salmon and lamb dishes roasted in a clay tandoori oven. A full menu page of vegan and vegetarian dishes mingles fresh chickpeas and eggplant with dry mango powder and green cardamom. And, after sopping up the last of a three-course Thali feast, guests can sip on a sweet mango lassi or rub the mint-green walls to test whether they’re scratch-and-sniff.