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Rangoli

24995 Riding Plaza, Suite 120
Chantilly, VA 20152

703-957-4900

Neighborhood: Chantilly/Centreville/Clifton

Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Indian

Opening Hours:
Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 to 2:30, Saturday and Sunday noon to 3. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5 to 10, Friday and Saturday 5 to 10:30, Sunday 5 to 9:30.

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://www.rangolirestaurant.com

Best Dishes:
Medhu vada; palak paneer; aloo gobhi; chicken chettinad; dosas with spicy potatoes; chaat papri; kati rolls; fruit jalebi.

Price Details:
Starters, $3.95 to $7.95; entrees, $9.95 to $14.95.

Cheap Eats 2010: Rangoli

100 places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: This strip-mall gem is decked out with beaded lanterns and curved booths. Dapper owner Kumar Iyer works the room, which is usually full of loyal Loudoun County customers who come for vivid Indian cooking that’s as refined as the setting.

What to get:
Vada pav, a small, chili-flecked potato patty served on a bun, Bombay’s answer to the slider; chicken chettinad with scorching peppercorns; black-lentil stew with ginger and garlic; a beautifully thin masala dosa; hunks of chicken in a tomato-and-butter sauce.

Best for: A romantic date on the cheap—this feels far more luxurious than it costs.

Insider tip: There’s free delivery within a five-mile radius.

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