What You'll Get
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. Follow the clues to today's deal: for $10, you get $25 worth of Indian cuisine at Shalimar Indian Restaurant on Hurstbourne Parkway. This deal is not valid for the lunch buffet.
Shalimar specializes in the salivation-spurring foodstuffs of northern India, with numerous items baked in its authentic tandoor clay oven. Sidle up to this understated villa of victuals and peruse the plentiful menu. Starters such as the paneer pakora ($3.95), house-made cheese cubes in fried batter with sides of mint, tamarind, and onion chutney, sate burgeoning grumbles. For more voluminous fare, enjoy authentic tandoori flavors via an entree served with rice, masala or curry sauce, and onion chutney. Chicken tikka ($10.95) is a delectable option, with boneless pieces of chicken breast marinated in yogurt and spices. Meat-averse vegetarians will find bountiful options including chana masala ($7.95), a hearty dish of chickpeas tempered by ginger and garlic. Kick it up one notch on the delectable meter by sopping up sauces with tender layers of tandoori naan ($1.75). A mango lassi ($2.50), a soothing yogurt drink, can take the edge off palate-searing spices, and mango pudding ($2.50) can close your meal with a sweet finish. As food can be desiccating, wash down spices with your choice of numerous wines, beers, or cocktails.
Owned and operated by a group of cousins, Shalimar provides a warm and hospitable environment for gobbling up delicious Indian treats. The elegant interior is furnished with deep red carpets, overhead chandeliers, and crisp white tablecloths for a warm color palate that befits the spicy entrees. Indian meals can be enjoyed alone, kept simple between two, or shared around a large group for a social dining experience. Savor the spaces inherent to the Indian subcontinent while enjoying conversation with co-workers, friends you haven't seen in a while, or a gaggle of hungry squirrels with ravenous eyes.
This deal is valid for dine-in only.
- …an intimate atmosphere and excellent, budget-friendly cuisine – Erin Keane, Courier Journal
- Simple elegance is the phrase that comes to mind when sitting down to a rich and delicious meal in Shalimar's spacious dining room. – Metromix
- Shalimar has the best food, lots of flavor (Chicken Vindaloo is my fav) and the service is ALWAYS great!! – Ellas, Metromix
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 1, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Dine-in only. Not valid for lunch buffet or with other offers. Must redeem in 1 visit. No cash back. Tax & gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Shalimar Indian Restaurant
A tandoor sears the exotic cuisine compiled for Shalimar Indian Restaurant's behemoth menu, which has won the chic eatery several awards and was deemed “daunting” by Metromix Louisville. Temperatures soar to nearly 900 degrees inside the clay cooker, sending scorching waves of flavor over the tandoori mixed grill's combo of chicken, chicken tikka, lamb kebabs, shrimp, and fish. Servers balance trays of samosas, kormas, dal, and house special biryani—a classic Mughlai dish served with basmati rice—much like early Indian subpoenas. Regal chandeliers illuminate a culinary kingdom peppered with cozy booths and pristine white tablecloths. The eatery’s walls showcase eye-catching exotic artwork, and diners can imbibe a specialty cocktail beneath gently swaying suspended greenery.