Though India and Indiana are roughly the same word, their cuisine offerings are worlds apart. Find out the difference two letters make with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian cuisine and drinks at Taste of India.
Taste of India fills appetites with delicious delicacies served in the traditional Indian style. Patrons can peruse the menu, bursting with tandoori, vegetarian, and vegan options. Coronate a meal with friends or kick off a surprise birthday party for your pet tongue with an appetizer of meat samosas ($4.95), deep-fried palate-pleasing dough pockets stuffed with minced lamb and green peas. Lovers of meaty meals can quell cravings with chicken makhni ($12.95), a flavorful feast of fun-size barbecue chicken amalgamated with creamy tomato sauce and onions. And vegetarians can halt hunger with baigan bhartha ($10.95), mashed oven-roasted eggplant cooked in onions, tomatoes, and a subcontinental variety of savory spices. Complement any dish with a traditionally delicious order of garlic-cilantro naan ($3.75), a bread that doubles as an edible eating utensil and triples as a warm pillow for postprandial naps.
Diners at Taste of India relish meals amid candle-lit surroundings and imbibe savory selections from the bar, which is ensconced in saffron-flavored walls, towers of cobalt-blue glassware, and moats of delicious rice pudding. Reservations are required for groups of five or more.
Taste of India
One of the many goals of the chefs at Taste of India is to clear up the misconception that all Indian food is extremely spicy. They do so by keeping customer preferences in mind while customizing offerings from a menu that includes vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
As evening settles in and dinner guests begin to arrive, peach- and grapefruit-hued walls take on a riper shade beneath sprays of painted leaves. Miniature tabletop lanterns cast buttery light on plates of lamb and fish kebab, rice biryanis, and tandoori chicken cooked in the heat of an open-hearth oven. While sopping up a goan shrimp curry with warm naan bread, guests can sip on beer, wine, or a cocktail from the bar. The clatter of serving utensils drifts from the lunch buffet, where patrons eat all they desire without having to help James Bond destroy his old yearbooks.
230 Wickenden St.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903