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 menu rolls out an edible tour of the Indian subcontinent and its equally epicurean satellite, Sri Lanka. Diners can fire up nosh organs for a piquant feast with a starter of fish pakora, spiced tilapia fillets dipped in chickpea batter and fried golden brown ($5.49). Diners can correct garbanzo-bean deficiencies with the savory channa masala with juicy tomatoes and onions ($9.99), or blur lines on the breakfast-lunch continuum with Sri Lankan dishes such as the egg roti combo, in which two thin whole-wheat flatbreads are topped with a fried egg served alongside a helping of chicken curry ($13.99). The cylindrical tandoor oven cooks up meats, seafood, and pillow-soft naan, which double as handsomely toasty toupees. Patrons can pair authentic Indian desserts such as gulab jamun, deep-fried sweet milk balls drizzled in syrup ($3.59), with a cup of madras coffee ($2.79) or a yogurt lassi ($3.29) to create a meal-ending couple worthy of its own paparazzi following.
1260 Town Centre Dr.
Eagan, Minnesota 55123