Without Indian food, people would get their spice kick by engaging in cayenne-pepper balloon fights or starting samba clubs in highly active volcanoes. Relish a warming rush the safe way with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Indian fare at Saffron Indian Cuisine in Greensboro.
Tantalizing aromas waft through Saffron Indian Cuisine's high-ceilinged dining room, divulging the menu's kaleidoscope of exotically tinged delicacies. Taste czars conjure an array of dinner specials, including the Seafood Delight ($24), in which a zesty fish tikka conducts a trio of shrimp on a stage of crabmeat curry. Mint-chicken-kebab morsels ($15) rest in a vat of secret spices overnight before a clay oven locks in flavor as effectively as Chef Boyardee's specially designed cell. The time-tested vegetarian thali meal casts a medley of herbivorous jewels ($18), and the lunch menu arrays shining stars that include the tandoori luncheon platter ($12), a piquant constellation of kebabs. Warm victuals can be carted from plate to mouth with one of Saffron's freshly cooked breads ($3–$10) or a diminutive ticker-tape parade.
Saffron Indian Cuisine
Saffron Indian Cuisine is named for saffron, a precious and flavorful spice that has been seasoning traditional Indian dishes since ancient times. In the restaurant's kitchen, chefs fold this and other exotic spices into a variety of time-honored recipes, from creamy paneer to savory tandoori items to piquant curry dishes. They bake juicy morsels of chicken, lamb, and shrimp in the fiery flames of their authentic clay tandoor oven, right alongside naan, kulcha, and roti breads. Pots of lentil soup and fragrant biryani rice simmer on the stove.
Servers bring plates of Indian dishes and cups of chai tea into the elegant dining hall, where light streams in through tall windows. Artwork speckles the pristine white walls, depicting traditional Indian scenes such as an exotic bird drinking from a jungle stream and a long-haired sitar player who used to work at an advertisement agency in Cleveland.
1500 Mill St.
Greensboro, North Carolina 27408