Indian food is known for its extensive use of clarified butter, which is known for being low in fatty wording and high in edibility. Enjoy streamlined dairy with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Indian fare and drinks at Taj Mahal on Scottsdale Road in Tempe.
Taj Mahal's chefs channel the majesty of their namesake into their meticulously spiced menu, dressing plates with a panoply of rich aliments. Each chef’s special carries savory entrees amid a sprinkling of sides and pared-down courses. Decorate the boneless basil lamb ($16.99) with cooling and creamy raita, or soak up the spicy broth under the slow-cooked chili chicken ($16.99). Seafood specials include the banana-leaf-wrapped patrani machchi, which stars succulent sea bass ($18.99), and goa prawn that rest on plates flooded with tide pools of rich coconut milk and piquant spice blends ($17.99). Each chef’s special includes raita, rice, naan, daal, a fresh house salad, and concludes with an ambrosial dessert.
For leaf-lovers and diners who prefer to stare live carrots in the eye, Taj Mahal also outputs a range of hearty vegetarian dishes, such as the chickpea-scattered chana masala ($8.99) or paneer tikka masala, boasting fresh homemade cheese bathing in curry spiced with fenugreek herbs ($9.99).