The Indian elephant is easily distinguished by its lack of tusks, allowing it to down bowls of curry in one fell swoop while avoiding the role of default coat rack during dinner. Tuck into a toothsome treat with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian fare at Ruchee on the Midlothian Turnpike.
The dedicated staff at Ruchee infuses its menu of fine Indian fare with fresh-ground spices made daily. Complex flavors and textures mingle like divorcees at a high-school reunion throughout the extensive bill of fare, from dishes such as a lamb vindaloo in a tangy vinegar curry ($13.95), to a chicken tikka makhani in a creamy tomato sauce ($13.95). Alternatively, opt for the chicken tikka masala, a boneless chicken barbequed and then cooked in an onion and tomato sauce ($13.95). The vegetarian Punjab-style chana masala with chickpeas and fresh tomatoes caters to herbivorous palates ($10.95), while breads, such as the multilayered lacha parata ($2.95), accompany meals after lounging in the fresh-baked splendor of Ruchee's tandoori oven.
Chandeliers and sconces glow amidst Ruchee’s warm, gold decorative motifs, fostering a cozy atmosphere as diners sup at clothed tables, inside comfortable booths, or huddled under the buffet table.