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 Indian and Sri Lankan fare and drinks at Sambol Restaurant in Eagan.
Sambol Restaurant's expansive menu offers an edible tour of the Indian subcontinent and its equally epicurean satellite, Sri Lanka. Fire up nosh organs for a piquant feast with a starter of fish pakora, spiced catfish filets dipped in chickpea batter and fried golden brown ($5.49). Lonesome rice is comforted by a blanket of spicy chicken vindaloo, a dish known to drive jealous frozen curries to their microwave-assisted ends ($12.99). Vegetarians can correct garbanzo bean deficiencies with the savory channa masala with juicy tomatoes and onions ($9.99). Blur lines on the breakfast-lunch continuum with Sri Lankan dishes such as the egg roti combo, two thin whole-wheat flatbreads topped with a fried egg alongside a serving of chicken curry ($13.99). The cylindrical tandoor oven cooks up meats, seafood, and pillow-soft naan, which double as handsomely toasty toupees. Pair authentic Indian desserts such as gulab jamun, deep-fried sweet milk balls drizzled in syrup ($3.59), with a cup of sugary madras coffee ($2.79) or a yogurt lassi ($3.29) to create a meal-ending couple worthy of its own paparazzi following. Call ahead for reservations.
1260 Town Centre Dr.
Eagan, Minnesota 55123Get Directions