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Rangoli Restaurant Review: Locals in the know and in a hurry often forgo the ever-present queue at Vij’s and slip into nearby Rangoli for a casual take on Vikram Vij and Meeru Dhalwala’s imaginative Indian fare. This relaxed café welcomes guests with options for sit-down dining or upscale takeaway. Try the lamb, beef and lentil kebabs with date-tamarind chutney; the split pea, lentil and spinach bharta with mogo fries and Bengali curry; or the beef short ribs in kalonji seed curry with pickled vegetables, rice and naan. Desserts are also worthy of attention: rice pudding with almonds and cardamom, and the meeti roti (a custard-coated chapati with demerara sugar and cashews). A concise, thoughtfully curated beer selection and wine list complement aromatic Indian flavors. For convenient at-home meals, large refrigerators and freezers beckon with vacuum-packed pouches of take-away, ready-to-eat curries, saags, daals and vegetarian entrées. Rangoli’s market section also carries chutneys, samosas, freshly roasted and ground Indian spices, chai caramels and special Thomas Haas chocolate bars.