Taste buds can easily turn into viciously passive-aggressive taste frenemies without proper attention. Keep your tongue from gossiping behind your back with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Indian fare and nonalcoholic drinks at Rangoli, located in Chantilly, Virginia.
Colorful lamps dangle from the high ceilings of Rangoli's comfortable dining room, illuminating a varied menu of authentic Indian fare. Skilled chef Kannan Pad sprinkles his three decades of gastronomic flair upon starters including the vegetable samosa ($3.95) and chicken kathi rolls ($5.50), which segue finely into clay-oven entrees such as the salmon fillet seared with yogurt and spices ($14.95). Unlike warring amateur techno musicians, the mango chutney ($2) makes a great neighbor to a number of tasty menu tenants, including fresh naan ($1.95) and tandoori chicken ($11.95).
Friendly servers tend to each elegant, yet casual seat at Rangoli's, where comfortable booths line orange walls and white linens protect tables from getting lost during black-light parties. Though not including in today's Groupon, the restaurant also plays host to a full bar, loaded with wine and beer.
At Rangoli, the chefs and staff take pride in making their guests feel special. Now at a new location with an upgraded kitchen, their menu features specialties like the kakori kebab with minced chicken grilled in a tandoori clay oven, American chop suey with fried noodles and sweet and sour veggies, alongside classics like their chicken tikka makhani, or butter chicken. After enjoying the savory and sometimes spicy foods, guests can wrap up their dinners with the falooda sundae ice cream to end on a sweet note.