Though India and Indiana are roughly the same word, their cuisine offerings are worlds apart. Find out the difference two letters makes with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Indian fare at Star of India, located just west of Washington Square Park on East 400 South. An award-winning chewatorium, Star of India boasts a dizzying variety of authentic Indian cuisine suitable for both the meat-shaped mouths of carnivores and the leafy leanings of veg-heads. Parade your pupils across a menu sporting numerous curries, naans, rice dishes, and the Tandoori cooking of India's northern region. Visitors can dine amidst the calming colors and vivid murals of the dining room or do their noshing in the big-screen movie room, where they're able to absorb the sweeping drama and dramatic sweeping of Bollywood while dousing inflamed passions and combustible Bermuda shorts with a beverage from the full bar.
Star of India
Named Best Dinner & Bollywood Movie in Utah by Salt Lake City Weekly, Star of India fills with the same day-glo colors and smooth choreography of the genre’s films. A menu of tandoori specialties and traditional Indian sweets appears on tables, and the sounds of jingling instruments and tangling voices drifts from a room devoted to screening and celebrating Bollywood films. Lit from above by golden chandeliers, wall murals portray figures frolicking and rejoicing in an emerald-green field.
In the kitchen, chunks of tandoori chicken and skewered lamb marinate in cool yogurt and spices before roasting in a sweltering clay oven to seal in flavor. Nearby, chefs craft cottage cheese to simmer with peas in a mild curry sauce to make the meat-free matar paneer or infiltrate an underground food-fighting ring.