As a culinary palindrome, naan tastes the same backward as it does forward, like the bananab or a Toyota. Take a bite in every direction with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian fare at Tandoor Restaurant.
Tandoor's lunch and dinner menus tantalize taste buds with traditional Indian rice dishes, seafood, curries, bread, and dessert. Tandoor's lunch dishes ($7.45 each) foster a full house of flavors, housing cumin, coriander, and cloves under the same roof as ginger and garlic. Curry flavor with your mouth through an offering of traditional lamb, with onions, tomatoes, garlic, and ginger curry sauce, or go meat-free with a dal makhani, featuring butter-fried yellow lentils, onions, and tomatoes.
Seven appetizers inaugurate the dinner hour, including paneer pakora, deep-fried, chickpea-breaded indian cheese curds ($3.95). Traditional roti bread ($2.50) allows its wielder to shamelessly scour all wayward sauce from the ceramic, and Bay of Bengal selections, such as the shrimp korma––shrimp in a creamy sauce with nuts ($13.95)––treat diners to sea-fresh flavors of the Indian Oceanic variety. Spice lovers and vegetarians can unite with an order of karahi paneer, which mingles sautéed cheese and green peppers with onions, tomatoes, ginger, and coriander in a hot-and-spicy sauce ($12.95). Disciplined diners with stomach space to spare can seal the meal with one of five desserts including gulab jamun, fried golden cheese balls immersed in honey syrup and topped with nuts and rosewater ($3.50).
88 Exchange St.
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