An Absolute Dining Experience at Rangoli, Sofitel Sharm

Taste the exotic flavor of authentic Indian cuisine at Rangoli.  Situated in the alluring cove of Sofitel Hotel and Resorts, one can dine in content with excellent quality of service and remarkable consistency of food on a romantic atmosphere overlooking the glittering Naama Bay promenade.

You can opt for the terrace dining area, a smoking area with cozy iron furniture softened by traditional Indian cushions, or inside the smoke-free section where paintings of Indian rituals complement the elegant furniture set in such a warm ambience.

Rangoli Indian Restaurant’s efficient staff will let your mind and body at ease, while they serve your preferred alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages along with subtly spiced appetizer of churned yogurt sauce and two types of onion delicacies with Naan bread slices to ignite your taste buds.

All of the food are enhanced with fragrant, pungent and warm spices and are meticulously prepared fresh by their proficient Indian chef based on his strict food heritage.

The Prawn Pakora, a starter of big shrimps deep-fried with Indian herbs is perfect to awaken your appetite; the same with Mulligatawny, spicy curried lentil soup garnished with rice or chicken; and Raita, a light dish of yogurt, cucumber and pineapple sprinkled with cumin.

As the delectable flavor immerse in your senses, fill yourself with their harmonizing Tandoori Preparations, cooked from the traditional clay oven.  They serve Tandoori Fish, a truly delectable dish of tender fish cubes marinated with yogurt, garlic and mustard seeds; Tandoori Murgh, a famous Indian chicken dish enhanced with yogurt and spices; and Khass Seekh Kebab, slightly spicy minced lamb coated with fresh coriander and mint onion.

For vegetarians, they offer Palak ki Subji, a flavorful bowl of fresh spinach with mushroom slices; Tandoori Subji, grilled vegetables with herbs; and Rangoli Dal, a creamy black lentil dish with butter.

They also have traditional curry dishes of fish, lamb and chicken, as well as hot and spicy specialties like Vindaloo, a Goan style meat curry with potato; Madras, a South Indian meat curry; Bhuna Gosht, tender lamb cooked with cloves, cardamom and thick masala sauce; and not too spicy ones like Murgh Corma, boneless chicken cooked in cashew and almond gravy, and Saagwala Gosht, fenugreek flavored lamb with fresh spinach.

You can pair your main course with palatable choices of bread and rice.  Aside from the famous Indian Naan bread, they have Aloo Paratha with potato and green peas stuffing, Cheese or Garlic Naan, Peshawari Naan with dried fruits and coconut, and Papadum, a crunchy, thin and tasty lentil bread.

While their choices of rice are just as flavorful, you can have the plain one or  with dried fruits and nuts along with your main course, or eat the rice toppings alone, either with lamb, chicken, shrimps, vegetables, or mushroom and onions.

At the end, sweeten your mouth with their distinct desserts like Kashmiri Phirni, light Indian rice pudding with dried fruits and saffron, Gulab-Jamum, milk dumpling soaked in sugar syrup, or a bowl of typical Indian ice cream.  Otherwise, just cap your meal with Massala Tea mixed with cardomom and ginger or Ilaichiwali Chay, Orthodox tea cooked in milk and cardamom.

The prices are reasonable for the quality of food, service and ambience you get.  I have eaten here thrice already and each time was a great value for my money.  In fact the entire setup is so impressive that I don’t mind coming back for more.

Opening hours are from 7:00-11:00 p.m.  For reservations, 069 3600 081 90

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