The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavors into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of authentic Indian cuisine at Sitara India on Harrison Boulevard.
Within a pristine, flower-filled environment, native Indians and master chefs cook up a traditional masala-filled bill of savories, seasoned with imported spices from the subcontinent's north and south. Introduce teeth to the time-honored chicken tikka masala, a Sitara specialty of boneless tandoori chicken submerged in a creamy cashew-and-tomato gravy ($7.50). The restaurant's bevy of biryanis, including vegetable ($8.99) and lamb ($10.99) varieties, are cooked in basmati rice, sprinkled with spices, and accompanied by yogurt raita.
Sitara's chefs also serve up a wide variety of vegan and gluten-free options, including crispy mysore masala dosas—rice crepes wrapped securely around potatoes, tomato chutney, and coconut chutney to protect the succulent stuffing from the sticky fingers of confused carnivores and marauding découpage professionals ($5.99).
- not all people can stomach the heat of Indian cuisine, so Sitara India Restaurant has created a menu that is mild from the get-go. – Lori Hansen, Examiner
- Delicious and excellent value. This isn't a fancy place by any means, but the quality of the food more than makes up for it. – Rob W., 8/14/10, Yelp