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. Investigate the best lead the world has had in centuries with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian fare at Shagor Indian Cuisine in Mt. Juliet.
Chefs at Shagor Indian Cuisine blend spices into secret combinations to create flavorful lunch and dinner entrees made from scratch and free of preservatives. Shagor's signature lunch buffet boasts an ephemeral showcase of omnivorous options with heat levels for iron tongues and piquant flyweights alike ($8.99 weekdays, $9.99 weekends). Midday diners can also order à la carte and sink spoons into one of seven curry plates with made-to-order heat fused with eggplant ($6.99), lamb ($7.99), or salmon ($8.99). All of Shagor's savories are aptly absorbed with fluffy naan fresh from the tandoor oven ($1.49 lunch, $1.99 dinner) or deep-fried whole-wheat puri ($2.99). Kick off an evening feast with a vegetable samosa ($3.49), or fashionably coat your throat with a luxurious layer of coconut soup ($3.99). The dinner menu overflows with curries ($11.99+) and a wealth of tandoori specialties such as chicken tikka with boneless breast meat marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and a special tandoori sauce ($13.99). Bring beer or wine from home to compliment meals and fulfill long-ignored promises to give the refrigerator a night off.
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 a passport or favorite postcard writing pen. Chat across an intimate table or snuggle up in a booth and enjoy an atmosphere rich with the aroma of fine basmati rice and the sound of Bollywood's greatest hits performed in Morse code by chorus of silverware.
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.