During their 1968 stay in India, The Beatles were greatly influenced by the country's cuisine, resulting in such landmark Fab Four cookbooks as Abohar Road and Magical Mystery Tandoor. Strum your own stomach sitar with today's Groupon: for $20, enjoy $40 worth of dining and drinks at Tandoori Nights. This Groupon is good at both the Arlington and Gaithersburg locations.
Tandoori Nights' menu (click here for the Gaithersburg location or here for the Arlington location) offers traditional Indian cuisine in a contemporary setting. Taste buds are tickled to attention with appetizers such as vegetable samosas, light pastry pillows filled with seasoned potatoes and green peas ($5.99). Diners can choose from an exotic expo of entree options, including the classic chicken tikka masala, boasting barbecued chicken with onion and bell peppers in a tomato sauce ($13.99 in Gaithersburg, $14.99 in Arlington). Lamb pasanda nestles savory lamb bits in a yogurt sauce with spices ($14.99 in Gaithersburg, $15.99 in Arlington), pleasing Lethal Bo Peeps with each bite. Fiery flavor-seekers can sup on the prawn vindaloo, featuring tomatoes and potatoes in a fiery sauce ($19.99), while their vegetarian comrades can opt for the chef's special paneer kadai, homemade cheese cooked with vegetables and cumin seeds ($10.99 in Gaithersburg, $12.99 in Arlington). Cool down spice-warmed mouths with kulfi, a rich Indian ice cream topped with cardamom in a variety of flavors to make Benjamins and Jeromes alike take note ($6.99).