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. Today's Groupon offers the best lead the world has had in centuries: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Indian fare and drinks at Shagor Indian Cuisine in Mt. Juliet.
Shagor Indian Cuisine's diverse lunch and dinner menus make herbivores happy and carnivores content with cuisine that is flavorful and healthy regardless of one's dietary preference or questionable taste in women. Kick off an evening feast with an order of chana bhaji (spiced chickpeas, $2.99), or fashionably coat your throat with a luxurious layer of coconut soup ($3.99). Tandoori specialties feature classics such as chicken tikka (boneless breast meat marinated with yogurt, lemon juice, and a special tandoori sauce, $13.99), similarly seasoned fish tandoori ($14.99), and mixed-protein tandoori kabobs ($18.99) doused with a blend of yogurt, ginger, garlic, and spices, and then skewered with sweet onions, fresh tomatoes, and bell peppers. All tandoori specialties are served with sides of rice and vegetable curry. For a full-fledged curry experience, opt for the Shagor mixed curry (starting at $11.99)—a chef's special serving up a mixture of chicken, lamb, beef, and shrimp in a brown curry sauce with tomatoes, mushrooms, and green peppers. All of Shagor's savories are aptly absorbed with fluffy naan fresh from the tandoor oven ($1.99) or deep-fried whole-wheat puri ($2.99).
Shagor's soft yellow walls and clean white linens invite customers to cozy up and take their taste buds on an adventure through India without ever leaving their comfort zone. To cut down on the risk of flaming belches and charred first dates, the friendly chef at Shagor will customize each dish to accommodate your personal preferences for spiciness, ensuring that salty sailors and people with peppery personalities alike get what they want. Call ahead to make a reservation, or deliver it via lengthy song-and-dance number that involves a lot of sensuous face caresses but no kissing.
While customers have not had a chance to put down their forks and review the recently opened Shagor Indian Cuisine, the restaurant has already made its mark with a positive review from The Tennessean and a write-up in Metromix:
- The chefs at Shagor Indian Restaurant, recently opened in Mt. Juliet, demonstrate mastery of the masala — special spice mixtures that enliven tandoori-oven baked meats, stewed vegetables and legumes and savory-sweet chutneys. Shagor offers authentic dishes prepared at requested spice intensities — mild, medium or hot — in a comfortable, congenial setting. – Nancy Vienneau, The Tennessean
Shagor Indian Cuisine
Curry powder, a blend of spices such as turmeric, coriander, and fenugreek seeds, is lauded for its curative properties; many Ayurvedic practitioners believe that it aids in digestion and detoxifies the body. At Shagor Indian Cuisine, chefs use the traditional spice blend to flavor a menu of recipes from across the Indian subcontinent. Options range from East Indian bhuna, an entree chock-full of garlic, ginger, veggies, and meat to tandoori chicken tenderized with yogurt and lemon juice. Diners may supply their own adult libations at this BYOB eatery or sip glasses of mango lassi, a yogurt-based beverage.
Inside the eatery, white tablecloths drape over tables, and yellow walls stand out brightly from white walls and a black ceiling like a bumblebee’s contrasting stripes—if the bumblebee just rolled in red paint, Shagor’s fourth major hue. Green plants and framed artwork fleck the flanks of the dining hall, where white pillars furnish both structural and aesthetic goodness.