There’s the saag gosht with tender lamb pieces bathed luxuriously in a phenomenally rich sauce of pureed baby spinach, lush coriander and smoky onions, while the kadai murg chicken is indefinably delicate, and impossibly subtle in its spicing 39 Reviews
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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2007
The tabla player at Aangan seems to be in another place. Sitting serenely at the edge of the five-piece ensemble, he appears to be detached and yet perfectly at one with the other musicians. His eyes are semi-glazed, his smile knowing and his countenance supremely calm, as though he’d achieved a state of ultimate attainment.
The first steps of any journey are the most difficult, but with Aangan’s help you’ll be well on your way to joining him. It’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the flurry of fussy attention that greets you as you set foot in the dimly lit, wood-finished restaurant, but persevere and start with the jhinga kandhari, with its absurdly giant yet torrentially juicy tiger prawns, seared to unworldly perfection with a crimson explosion of harmonious tandoori spices. The mahi tikka, meanwhile, yields an aromatic abundance of tender fish, with each hunk blessed with entrancing flavours.
The main courses are also excellent. There’s the saag gosht with tender lamb pieces bathed luxuriously in a phenomenally rich sauce of pureed baby spinach, lush coriander and smoky onions, while the kadai murg chicken is indefinably delicate, and impossibly subtle in its spicing. If you’ve room, try the kulfi, which is sparingly punctuated with pistachio, ginger and figs, and creamy without being overly rich. For a restaurant that only opened in the autumn of 2006, it is impressive that Aangan already ranks as one of the city’s finest.
By Time Out Dubai Staff
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