Monday, May 27, 2013

Raagini Indian Bistro Andover

Raagini Indian Bistro in Andover opened this year in a shopping plaza in Andover next to Stop & Shop just off 495. They serve a daily lunch buffet, $9.95 today, forgot to ask if the weekend price is different. This restaurant is part of the "Indian Bistro" empire in New England. Rang Indian Bistro in Stoneham is a sister restaurant and so 5+ other restaurants.

The interior is bright with really nice furniture but with the obligatory glass covered tablecloth.

The buffet offerings were pretty standard, the Tandoori chicken was moist and really flavorful, the chicken Vindaloo was pretty spicy despite the manager saying that everything on the buffet was mild. It did lack acidity so it was very unbalanced as far as flavors go. The Saag Paneer, on the other hand, was delicious with really good flavors and consistency. I also had a few potato pakoras that were very tasty. In addition, they had a salad selection and vegetarian curry, Chicken Tikka Masala, Kofta and Naan. Dessert was rice pudding.

The food was served in really nice copper containers, but they seemed to fail to keep the food hot and I made sure to serve from the bottom. I must admit that I didn't like the cutlery, too short and chubby and the knife was very awkward to use.

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