The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavors into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of vegetarian Indian cuisine at Thali Too, located in the heart of Yale's campus in New Haven.
Thali Too's executive chef and owner Prasad Chirnomula slakes burning flavor cravings with a smattering of elegant vegetarian cuisine. With prices at $10 or less, budget-conscious taste buds can experience Indian spices from all regions of the familiarly tongue-shaped country.
The menu boasts a bevy of hand-rolled house breads griddled up fresh in varieties such as the radish-infused mulli ka paratha ($3) and masala-onion-and-cheddar cheese paratha ($3). Basmati-rice dishes, including the cilantro-and-green-chili fried rice kothmir chawal ($5), appease hyperhungry appetites, whereas persnickety stomach satiaters can take control of their own edible destiny by building a custom rice or noodle bowl (starting at $5). Accouterments for the belly-filling bowls include cauliflower and spinach, as well as baby corn and water chestnut ($2 per combo), and can be slathered with your choice of sauce, such as teriyaki or hot black bean. Entrees, including the spicy stir-fried cheese paneer sabji jalfraize ($10), may summon a yogurt-centric lassi shake, in mango ($4) or passion fruit ($4), to extinguish erupting stomach volcanoes and tongue fire hearths.
Thali Too's eclectic Indian fare and beverages can all be enjoyed within the modern restaurant space. Exposed bricks, high ceilings, and playful indoor décor highlight the stunning presentation of the platters, whereas patio tables clad in red umbrellas offer an agreeable forum for high-stakes I spy tournaments.
The New York Times, the Yale Herald and Fearless Critic positively reviewed Thali Too. Zagat gives the business a 26 in food, a 22 in décor, and a 23 in service. More than 40 Yelpers give the business an average of four stars, and 83% of Urbanspooners like it.
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