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 $23, you get an Indian dinner for two at Star of India (up to a $49.15 value). The dinner includes:
- A choice of naan (up to a $3.25 value)
- Any two entrees (up to a $39.90 value)
- Two lassis (up to a $6 value)
Star of India's authentic Indian cuisine whisks duos into a palatal world of fluffy naan and spicy curries. Tandoor ovens bake a choice of pillowesque naan in flavors such as the classic garlic or the keema seasoned with minced lamb. Succulent curry entrees include the chicken tikka masala, or its brethren, prawn pepper masala, whose spiced surf is accented by bell peppers. The tandoori chicken marinates in a mélange of yogurt and spices before taking center stage in a special Indian oven, and the saag paneer includes creamy sauces, house-made cottage cheese, nuts, and raisins—the diet of choice for ancient India's prized yogurt wrestlers. Yogurty lassis, in fruitful concoctions such as strawberry or mango, refresh the senses in between spicy bites.
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.