For centuries, India's riches have drawn travelers from other lands—from Mughal chieftains seeking to conquer its fluffy plains of naan to awestruck European traders looking to mine its rich deposits of creamy paneer. Nosh on the nourishing natural resources of India with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian fare and two non-alcoholic drinks at Tandoor-A-India in Playa del Rey (up to a $25.90 value).
Tandoor-A-India's bountiful menu entices olfactory lobes and taste buds with the exotic aromas and flavors of curries, tandoor-baked meats, and plentiful vegetarian feasts. The blazing fires of the kitchen's tandoor send succulent cuts of meat through a high-temperature gauntlet, forging them into powerful packages of taste such as a ground lamb sekh kebab ($11.95), blended with pepper, onions, and fine-chopped onions, or a mahi-mahi fish tandoori ($12.95) marinated in a special blend of Indian spices. Vegetarian curries, such as a cheesy, spinach-packed saag paneer ($8.95) peacefully share table space with meaty treats such as a richly seasoned chicken biryani ($8.95) or saucy lamb tikka masala ($11.95). As diners sop up reservoirs of curry with buttery loaves of paratha ($3.50), they toast the multiple uses of yogurt with frosty, creamy glasses of mango lassi ($2.95).
Manjit Singh, known to his contemporaries as a tandoori guru, has captained the kitchen at Tandoor-A-India for 20 years. In that time, he's developed a bountiful menu of Indian cuisine that hinges on aromatic curries and meats marinated overnight before facing the blazing fires of a tandoor oven. Vegetarian options include saag paneer packed with housemade cheese and enough spinach to sate a starving Popeye or the vegetable korma with cashew nuts and a creamy curry sauce. As diners sop up reservoirs of curry with buttery loaves of paratha, they toast the multiple uses of yogurt with frosty, creamy glasses of mango lassi.