Like royalty, Indian food is rich, common in England, and can set tongues wagging with its dining exploits. Enjoy a feast fit for a king with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of authentic Indian fare at Tadka Indian Cuisine.
Praised by Zagat's minions, Tadka grills, rolls, and curries fresh meats and vegetables into classic Indian fare. Appetizer adventures commence with aloo tikki chaat, a land of potato-patty islands and chutney dipping-ponds ($8). Wrapped in paratha flatbread, the pudina paneer roll sneaks up on cheese cravings ($5), while fat-free, whole-wheat tandoori roti provides a guilt-free carb fix ($4). Afternoon diners may choose from 11 different lunch specials, including shrimp curry and ginger-and-cauliflower aloo gobi ($9.95 each). At dinner, lamb biryani teases noses with fragrant basmati rice, browned onions, and cardamom pods ($17). Heat seekers will enjoy the chicken vindaloo—a super-spicy curry with potatoes, red chiles, and a tangy splash of vinegar ($18)—as the tamer goat tikka masala's fenugreek rushes to join a creamy tomato sauce fraternity ($19).
With large-group seating and brightly colored walls, Tadka's interior radiates a festive vibe fit for birthdays, bachelor parties, and thrill-seeking book clubs. Dessert philanderers can grab some rice pudding ($3) and then dance their way home with a sweet or salty lassi, a traditional yogurt drink ($3).