Ranggoli Indian cuisine, Nimanhemin soi 11

The Dining Out Group
Coordinated  By Paul & Nop

The evening at Natwat Home Café was really pleasant. 15 people had reserved and one called in sick so there were 14 people. This was the largest group they’ve ever had and considering this was all new to them they did a good job. The food was very good although a bit slow but this was to be expected. The employees were very friendly and helpful. I, personally, love the place. 
Photos of our last event by Nop at Natwat Home Cafe:

Our next event will be at Ranggoli Indian Cuisine. This will be on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM.
All reservations must be sent to diningoutcnx@hotmail.comonly and reservations and cancellations must be in by 8:00PM (20:00) the night before the event. Please give the number in your party. “No shows” and people that show up without reservations or a different number of people than reserved will be deleted from the mailing list for six months. A confirmation will be sent when reservation is received. If you don’t receive a confirmation within 48 hours please, reserve again at:   diningoutcnx@yahoo.com
Review by Shana of the Chiang Mai Mail June 30, 2013:
The Nimman eating scene is complete!
Ranggoli Indian cuisine
By Shana Kongmun
I love Indian food; I love a really garlicky naan bread, a creamy korma, spicy curries and fluffy biryanis. And now Nimmanhaemin finally has a good Indian restaurant, Ranggoli on Nimman soi 11 just opposite the popular Italian restaurant Why Not!
I went there for lunch shortly after they opened with a few friends and must say I left happy. I ordered the korma and it was rich and creamy as it should be, the garlic naan met even my high garlic requirements (no mean feat!) and my friend’s biryani was fluffy, each grain separated and very tasty. Indian rice is very different from Thai rice and it showed in the biryani. Another friend ordered the chicken karahi, we had a discussion over the name of course, since my friend is British.
He insisted it must be a typo and its Karachi but it was like that through the entire menu. I of course had to look this up when I got home and the charmingly affable owner Makki does, of course, have it right. Karahi is a Pakistani and Northern Indian dish named after the deep circular pot it is cooked in.
The food is Northern Indian and Pakistani, which, is again, my preference. I like spicy, creamy food and dishes filled with complex flavors. The restaurant is only recently opened so there were, as to be expected, a few teething problems with a waitress who seemed to speak noThai nor much English. But, we managed to communicate and the chef even came out to make sure we were getting what we wanted.
It’s a pleasant restaurant set in an old wooden house, you can sit outside or inside an air-conditioned room. The prices are quite reasonable, especially when compared to some other Indian restaurants in town. The garlic naan is 50 baht, dishes ranged from 150- around 300. They offer mutton, beef, chicken, prawns and of course vegetarian dishes. For those who may not be Indian food fans they also have a Thai, Chinese and Arabic menu. Ranggoli delivers as well, and for free. Certainly a bonus in my eyes as I often work late. Makki even laughed when my friend asked about late night delivery, stating we could call and order up until midnight for those who get hit by late night munchies.
Located on Nimmanhaemin soi 11 they are open daily from lunch until midnight! 0869466551

Paul’s Review:
Food Quality     7
Service             7 (food out of the kitchen slowly)
Ambiance          7     
Value                        7
Average meal excluding alcohol 375 baht per person.

From Kad Suan Kaew go west up Huay Kaew towards the mountain. Turn left at Sirimankalagan Road and right at the 4thstreet on the right. That’s Nimmenhamen Soi 11. Follow past the first cross street. You’ll pass “Why Not” on the left. Shortly past that on your right is Ranggoli Indian cuisine.

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