Known for its spices, Indian fare jolts the taste buds in a manner that kissing an electrical socket could never match. Enjoy shockingly good cuisine with today’s Groupon to Sizzling Tandoor Indian Restaurant. This Groupon is valid at the locations in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg. Choose from three options: * For $25, you get $50 worth of dinner fare for a minimum of two people.
- For $47, you get $100 worth of dinner fare for a minimum of four people.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of lunch fare for a minimum of two people.
While this Groupon is not valid for alcohol, Groupon customers can purchase a bottle of wine for the price of two glasses of wine.
Sizzling Tandoor’s chefs cook northern and southern Indian cuisines using imported spices and a charcoal-fired clay-pit oven and round out the tempting menu with Indo-Chinese fusion. Instead of swallowing fire or placing mistletoe above a radiator, warm up taste buds by massaging them with spicy lamb vindaloo ($17.95), or start with an appetizer of spiced tangy mahi mahi fritters ($7.95). Feel free to sample the subcontinent’s signature flavors by trying tandoor khazana dishes marinated in yogurt, spices, and herbs, including the prawns of the tandoori jhinga ($22.95). Or, opt for one of the eatery’s wide range of curry dishes, which include chicken and seafood varieties, as well as the egg pattia made with a sweet, sour, and tangy sauce ($11.95). Non-meat eaters also discover extensive choices, including 16 specialty dishes such as black lentils cooked Delhi style ($11.95). Between the traditional eats and visual treats of Sizzling Tandoor, the culinary escape grants noshers the physical and mental preparedness required to beat Sitar Hero on Hard Mode. Elegant tapestries drape the eatery’s walls and hang from its ceiling, and soft lighting unites with live music, including sitar performances, to inform the romantic nature of the ambiance.
Sizzling Tandoor Indian Restaurant
To enliven the local, organic produce that fills his kitchen, Chef Vinay Patel welcomes monthly shipments of spices from India, such as turmeric, fenugreek, ginger, and cardamom. After seasoning his meats, he lowers them into a clay tandoor to cook over handpicked, hardwood mesquite charcoal. For all the effort that goes into each chicken dish, curry, and biryani, the Bohemian has awarded Sizzling Tandoor Indian Restaurant its Best Indian award for 22 years running.
The dishes sprawl from traditional entrees to Northern and Southern Indian specialties and Indo-Chinese fusion dishes. Chefs also tandoor-fire nearly a dozen types of bread, including naan, paratha, and gluten-free and vegan missi roti to sop up sauces. Rather than placing a miniature fire extinguisher at each table, chefs calibrate each dish's spiciness from mild to hot.
As diners expand the depth of their palate, an Indian ambiance envelops their body. At the Santa Rosa location, live belly dancers charm and entertain on Friday and Saturday night, and live musicians stop by for events such as Samosas and Sitar. While watching, guests can nurse Indian beers and specialty cocktails including the Sizzling Sunset, which ups the ante of traditional mango lassi with vodka.