In classic literature, fire often serves as a metaphor for grander concepts such as ambition, the human spirit, and particularly spicy curry. Gain edible enlightenment with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Indian cuisine and drinks at the Shahi Palace.
The chefs at Shahi Palace craft an expansive menu of traditional Indian dishes made with fresh ingredients. Commence culinary escapades with vegetable samosas ($4) or paneer pakora—homemade cheese fried in chickpea batter ($5). Skewers eagerly nab pieces of tender chicken for the chicken ginger kebab, which is marinated in ginger, spices, and yogurt, then rushed to a traditional wood-burning tandoor oven for grilling until succulent or able to provide a believable alibi ($12). Pair a glass of red wine ($4+) or beer ($3–$7) with garlic naan ($2.50), ready for dipping in tilapia fish curry ($13) or dal makhni—a pool of spiced lentils sautéed with butter, onions, and tomatoes ($9). After the meal, gulab jamun, deep-fried cheese balls soaked in syrup ($4), eradicate dessert cravings and sweetly cap off zestier entrees, which can be prepared with varying degrees of spice or accompanied by toothpick-sized fire extinguishers.
2527 S Shirley Ave.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57106