Tired of being thought of as merely a sub continent, India finally got out of the sandwich business in 1992 and began producing the exotic spicy dishes and flatbreads we enjoy today. Taste culinary reinvention with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Indian, Pakistani, and Afghan fare at Tamba in Murray Hill.
Tamba serves up a smorgasbord of savory eats in an exquisitely intimate setting. The menu is a melting pot of dishes served throughout India and Southwest Asia, from the curry-covered Himalayas to the famous chutney mines of Chennai. Devour helpings of the pineapple-peppered lamb korma kashmiri ($15.95), or dip into the tomato-cream-sauce base of the chicken tikka masala ($14.95). Like the most delicious Arthur Miller plays, the marinated meats and bevy of breads from Tamba come cooked in a fiery crucible. Choose from a chewy ensemble of flatbreads fresh from the tandoori oven, such as the fluffy rosemary naan ($4.95), cheesy paneer kulcha ($4.95), or the mint-and-spice multilayered pudina paratha ($4.95).
Inside Tamba’s elegant interior, soft light bounces serenely off copper-colored walls and white-linen tablecloths. Dine on delicious authentic Southwest Asian fare as you relax in the plush, pillowed booth seats and argue over which Mughal emperor had the most regal mustache.
Tamba Indian Grill and Bar
Featured on CBS News and Michelin-recommended in 2011, Tamba Indian Grill and Bar unrolls a plentiful roster of authentic Indian dishes ranging from yogurt-marinated tandoori specialties to the saffron and nuts of biryani rice oeuvres. Patrons lounge amid white and gold décor as they dip 10 varieties of dosa crêpes in coconut chutney or stab house-provided light sabers through cubes of spiced lamb. Fruits of the sea claim the limelight with prawns, crab, and fish fillets luxuriously seasoned with ginger, mustard, and wine-saffron sauces, and sweets finish evenings with chocolate- and rosewater-flavored kulfis that make taste buds swoon.
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