Although Columbus famously "discovered" India by landing at Lexington and Concord and proudly ringing the Liberty Bell, the actual location of India remains a mystery. Today's Groupon offers the best lead the world has had in centuries. For $5, you get $10 worth of Indian cuisine at Tun-du-ree, the food-trailer-turned-sit-down-restaurant of tandoor-cooked flavorificness on West Kennedy Boulevard. Tun-du-ree follows the Ayurvedic traditions of balancing herbs, spices, vegetables, and meats in healthy and delicious combinations, creating a flavor harmony that will send your tongue into complex yogic poses.
Before you relent to the exorbitant cost of having your taste buds removed and flown to India, take a look at the Tun-du-ree menu. For starters, order a plate of spinach-and-cheese or potato-and-peas samosas for $4.99 or tasty little lentil flour papadums (chips with yogurt and mint dipping sauces) for $1.99.
For a main dish, try the succulent tunduree chicken (marinated in spices and yogurt for more than 15 hours) or the chicken biriyani with basmati rice and cottage-cheese sauce for $7.99 each. Vegetarians will rejoice in a hot, tangy bowl of channa masala (chickpeas in masala sauce with basmati rice for $6.99) or delicious dhal curry (yellow lentils and spices) for $6.49, before climbing out and tracking the flavorful sauce all over the Sunday carpet. Meat curries abound too; try chicken korma with cashews and cardamoms or chicken tikka masala with yogurt and basmati rice for $6.99 each, or sink your teeth fearlessly into the spicy boneless lamb vindaloo curry with potatoes for $7.99.
These delicious, healthful treats come out at the price of a KFC Double-Down combo meal, but instead of getting a factory-painted plastic clown with your meal, you get flavorful, tasty ingredients and an authentic experience. This Groupon is valid at the Tun-du-ree located on West Kennedy Boulevard, a few blocks west of North Boulevard, which serves up delicious traditional fare seven days a week.
The Tampa Tribune offers this rave review of Tun-du-ree:
- Of the handful of tandoori entrees, we liked the Chicken Biriyani, chunks of meat mixed with basmati rice and a blend of bold spices, all cooked together so the flavors mingle. Another solid bet is the Chicken Korma, tender chicken cooked in a creamy curry sauce that's heavily scented with cardamom and topped with cashews...We had great luck with the Chicken Tikka Masala wrap, stuffed with hearty chunks of roast chicken cooked in a rich, lightly spiced tomato-based masala sauce. Make no mistake, it's messy — but if you don't mind finger-licking, it's well worth the effort. – Rommie Johnson
1506-B W Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33606Get Directions