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 Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian cuisine at Shalimar Indian Restaurant on Hurstbourne Parkway.
Shalimar Indian Restaurant 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 ($4.95), battered house-made cheese cubes served with 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 ($11.95) 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 ($8.95), 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 ($1.95). A mango lassi ($2.75), 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.
A family owned business, Shalimar Indian Restaurant 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 telemarketers with ravenous eyes.
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.