Tandoori dishes are difficult to prepare at home, because most people don’t have access to clay ovens and the few claymation chefs who know how to use them take hours to animate. Save man hours with today’s Groupon to Spice Kitchen in Trooper. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a dinner for two (up to a $51.97 total value), which includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $9.99 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $20.99 value)<p>
- For $10, you get a lunch buffet for two (up to a $19.98 value), valid Monday–Thursday.
Heralded as the Best Indian Restaurant by Best of Montco 2011, Spice Kitchen rewards appetites with a menu of Indian cuisine that includes vegan-friendly dishes and lamb roasted in a tandoori oven. Duos kick off culinary excursions with inventive appetizers, such as the bharwa mirchi pakora—fried banana peppers upholstered with seasoned potatoes—or the classic veggie samosa. The vegetarian combo platter takes taste buds on a culinary tour of the subcontinent with a surfeit of samosa, paneer, pakora, chili, and aloo tikki. Clay ovens roast the lamb ribs sprinkled with paprika, nutmeg, and garam masala, and singe the skewers of the special kebab platter’s succulent tandoori chicken that has been marinated in yogurt and spices for 72 hours. People who have eaten or plan on eating vegetables can test them out in the chili paneer’s sauteed deluge of homemade cottage cheese, ginger, garlic, or the julienned green chilies drizzled with soy sauce.
As he stands before the blazing ovens at Spice Kitchen, Executive Chef Choudhary has a single thought in mind: "How can I make this dish the best it's ever been?" Choudhary's pursuit of perfection has taken him from India to New York to Pennsylvania, and infuses the food on Spice Kitchen's menu. Choudhary's meals are built upon a foundation of Northern Indian culinary traditions. This means lots of fragrant, flavorful spices, from the delicate chicken korma to a platter of kebabs roasted in a tandoor oven. Just because the restaurant is renowned for its traditional dishes doesn't mean Choudhary is averse to experimentation; his take on chicken tikka masala replaces the standard tomato sauce for an unconventional cream sauce summered with onions and spices. All of these dishes pair well with Spice Kitchen's fresh naan, kulcha, and other breads, which a reviewer from the Montgomery News says diners "would be foolish not to order." These feasts and more unfold within the restaurant's spacious dining room, which glows with the incandescent warmth of the candles that light each table.