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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.
Rangoli – Taste of India in Barcelona
Passeig Joan de Borbó 78
It might not be the first thing that you think of when it comes to Barcelona, but having not had an Indian dish pass my lips in several months it was time. Now, positive things have been said about Bembí (run by the same owner), so when a friend mentioned that she was craving a good Indian we decided to give Rangoli, it’s sister company, a whirl.
Unlike some of the laid back curry houses that you might find in Raval, Rangoli is well decorated, sophisticated and a little more upmarket. I must admit I was nervous, located on Passeig Joan de Borbó, I was hoping it wasn’t near the tourist trap but it is further up so neatly tucked away to the right. As we couldn’t contain ourselves we ordered a variety of dishes to share and started with delicious punjabi styled samosas. We aso had a chickpeas dish which had an interesting take, with crunchy bits of wholewhaet crisps and potato pancakes. The onion parathas (bread) were a tasty side accompanient, and we devoured these in addition to the degustacion of pan (bread) that we ordered. The lamb korma was succulent and a winner on our table. The tandoori chicken was equally good – we actually ordered a second round. Customer service can not be faulted, with attentive and friendly staff, all in a pleasant environment. As for dessert, one word, kufti (ice-cream). If you order the pistachio kufti, you will not want to share…just saying.