By: Anne M. Raso
My recent visit to the classy Aangan was an exceptional experience. It is a clean, modern space with only about a dozen tables and an exquisite multicolored Indian chandelier on the ceiling. The service was super-attentive, the location was super convenient (right in view of the 1 train stop) and the portions were well-sized. All dishes seem to come out of the kitchen in ten minutes or less as well. I started out with my favorite Indian drink of all, Mango Lassi ($4.95) that was rich and tasted like it was made with fresh mango puree. You can get rum put in it for a couple of dollars more and this was the first time I have ever encountered and alcoholic Lassi! Quite good and strong, but I prefer the original. The regular Lassi was so thick it barely went through my straw and the paper umbrella was a cute touch.
I love Indian breads so I could not resist ordered the Bread Basket ($11.95) where you get more than a dozen pieces of your three favorite breads. I went for Garlic Nan, Onion Kulcha and Aloo Paratha. They were all piping hot out of the oven, soft and chewy in a good way! Aloo Paratha was my favorite because not only of the soft, sweet mashed potatoes inside but because it featured several lovely fresh herbs.
New York, NY 10003
Cuisine: Modern Indian
Photos: Anne Raso