Although Columbus famously "discovered" India by landing at Lexington and Concord and proudly ringing the Liberty Bell, the actual location of India remains a mystery. This Groupon offers the best lead the world has had in centuries: for $12, you get $25 worth of Indian cuisine at Royal India Express.
At the newly renovated Royal India Express, expert chefs show off a menu of Northern Indian and tandoori cuisine with help from a clay oven. Diners can begin their culinary excursion with a crispy duo of vegetable samosas packed with peas and potatoes ($2.50), or take a meatier route by chewing a sextet of deep-fried-chicken skewers ($6). Tandoor-baked naan bread ($1.50) mops up the perfectly spiced chickpeas in the chana masala ($8.99), or spicy-hot sauce smothering a plateful of chicken vindaloo ($11.99). After devouring spicy chili shrimp ($11.99) from the Indo-China section of the menu, diners can cool off from the heat with creamy and frozen mango kulfi ($3), rather than trying to stick their tongue near the ceiling fan. Royal India Express also offers delivery for orders over $25 within a five mile radius, which can provide the well-needed energy required to beat Sitar Hero at home on Hard Mode.
Royal India Express
The owner and chef of the recently renovated Royal India Express was born in Punjab—an Indian region famed for its tandoori cuisine. Now under new management, the restaurant re-creates the tastes of that region, with a particular specialization in biryani. The chef roasts marinated shrimp in a clay tandoor oven, stuffs naan with garlic, and simmers tender goat meat in creamy curry sauce. Diners can also order from the Indo-China portion of the menu, which includes entrees such as chili-spiced paneer cheese with onions and peppers. An on-site sweets shop allows customers to taste traditional Indian desserts such as doughy gulab jamun or kheer.