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Rani Indian Bistro - CLOSED

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PRICE RANGE
$20 - $30
CUISINES
Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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SOUP & SALAD​
5.50
Mulligatawny Soup
Pureed​ lentils l spices
5.50
Corn Cilantro Soup
Sweet corn l herbs
5.50
Tomato Coconut Shorba
Tomato l coconut l spices
5.00
Kosambri Salad
Cucumber l coconut l dal l lemon l herbs
5.00
Kachumber Salad
Tomato l onion l cucumber l carrot l lemon l herbs
APPETIZERS​
5.00
Samosa
Potatoes l peas l cumin
4.50
Subji Pakora
Carrots l cabbage l cauliflower l potatoes l chilies
5.00
Batata Wada
Potatoes​ l black mustard l gram flour
3.00
Pappad
Lentil l cumin
5.00
Onion Bhaji
Onions l cumin l gram flour
7.00
Chicken Sixty Five
Chicken​ l herbs l spices
9.00
Rani Platter
Samosa l Pakora l Batata wada l Onion bhaji
SMALL PLATES​
7.00
Palak Chaat
Spinach l potatoes l moong beans l red chickpeas l tamarind
7.00
Chaat Papri
Wheat chips l chickpeas l potatoes l tamarind l yogurt
7.00
Dahi Batata Poori
Crisp poori l moong beans l potatoes l tamarind l yogurt
7.00
Paneer Tikka
Homemade cheese l lemon l herbs
7.00
Pani Poori
Moong beans l red chick peas l potatoes l spiced mint water
6.00
Bhel
Puffed rice l onions l tomatoes l potatoes l tamarind l chili
6.00
Reshmi Kabab
Minced chicken l herbs
7.00
Hara Bhara Tikka
Chicken l herbs l lemon
7.00
Badla Jam
Eggplant l tomatoes l onions l yogurt
9.00
Kakori Kabab
Lamb l herbs l spices
CLASSIC CURRIES​
Tomato l onion l fenugreek spices
14.00
Chicken Tikka Masala
14.00
Butter Chicken
13.00
Navratan Makhani
(Mixed vegetables)
13.00
Malai Kofta
(Veg croquette & green peas)
13.00
Mutter Paneer
(Cottage cheese & green peas)
14.00
Shahi Paneer
(Homemade cheese)
16.00
Lamb Boti Masala
17.00
Shrimp Masala
17.00
Salmon Masala
VEGETARIAN CLASSICS​
13.00
Baigan Bhurta
Eggplant l onion l tomato l spices
13.00
Sham Savera
Spinach l cottage cheese l tomato
13.00
Aloo Chole
Chick peas l potato l spices
13.00
Gobhi Char Chari
Cauliflower l green peas l potato l fennel seeds l spices
13.00
Daal Bukhara
Black lentils l onion l tomato l spices
13.00
Aloo Mutter
Potato l green peas l onion l spices
SPECIALTIES​
13.00
Chhicken +3.00
Lamb +4.00
Mirchi ka Salan
Green chili l peanuts l tamarind
13.00
Bharwan Bhindi
Okra l onion l dry spices
15.00
Murgh Musalam
Chicken l cashews l spices
15.00
Chicken Anarkali
Chicken l pomegranate l spices
14.00
Chicken Khurchan
Boneless tandoori chicken l onion l cilantro l spices
14.00
Chicken Kohlapuri
Chicken l tomatoes l spices
16.00
Sali Boti
Lamb l apricots l spices
16.00
Rogan Josh
Lamb l onion l tomato l intense spices
16.00
Hussainey Lamb
Lamb l cashew puree l ginger l spices
16.00
Kheema Kothmir
Minced lamb l onion l cilantro l spices
DOSA​
Rice & lentil crepes | coconut chutney | nuts | sambhar (lentil stew)
11.00
Masala Dosa
Potato l herbs l spices
12.00
Paneer Dosa
Home made cheese l herbs
13.00
Chicken Dosa
Tandoori chicken l onion l cilantro
14.00
Kheema Dosa
Ground lamb l spices
TANDOOR​
Served w/ Basmati Rice & Raita
14.00
Tandoori Chicken
Tangy marinated half chicken roasted in the tandoor
14.00
Chicken Tikka
Boneless chicken marinated w/ savory spices & Cooked in tandoor
17.00
Tandoori Shrimp
Shrimp marinated in lemon & turmeric & char-grilled In tandoor
18.00
Barra Kabob
Lamb chops marinated w/ savory spices & grilled
HOMEMADE BREADS​
3.25
Plain Naan
Leavened handmade bread baked in a Tandoori oven
3.50
Garlic Naan
3.50
Onion Kulcha
3.50
Kajur Kulcha
Dates & ginger
3.50
Peshawari Naan
Cashews & raisins
8.00
Assorted Naan Basket
Onion l garlic l Peshawari
3.00
Poori
Whole​ wheat deep fried puffy bread
4.25
Plain Paratha
Whole wheat bread cooked on pan w/ butter
4.75
Aloo Paratha
Stuffed w/ potatoes
3.50
Chappati
Traditional Indian flat bread (2)
BASMATI RICE​
Rice l herbs l spices l served w/ raita
14.00
Vegetable
16.00
Chicken
18.00
Lamb
18.00
Shrimp
8.00
Tengai
Rice l coconut l cashews l tamarind
7.00
Peas Pulao
Rice​ l peas l onions l cumin
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Ordered paneer masala, garlic naan, and ras malai on GrubHub. Curry seemed watered down, and lacked any hint of spice. Naan tasted like burnt, bitter cardboard, and the garlic was more fresh than roasted, which didn’t taste as good as other naan I’ve had in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mundo22
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We just had dinner at Rani. Today is Divali. We had tandoori chicken and chicken biryani. Both were very mildly seasoned, without a lot of flavor, quite a disappointment for Indian food. The dishes were well prepared, they were just bland. Other Indian restaurants in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bishikawa
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We eat in Indian restaurants almost everywhere we travel and this was our first time at Rani. The service was friendly and quite professional. The garden salads were fresh, if a little heavy with cucumbers for me. The Dal Makhani was quite good. We also...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank larryp940
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I travel to India a lot and was very pleasantly surprised to find this small restaurant, with an extensive menu, really genuine tastes. Huge variety. I'd love to come back. Very pleasant service.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 416Traveller2013
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

We regularly get Rani’s take out for our family because it has dishes to please our vegetarians and our meat lovers. Fav dishes include masala dosa - we love the side of dal - rogan josh, aloo ghobi and bhindi masala. The samosas are crisp...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Zuccakl
Samir M, Owner at Rani Indian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Thanks for your kind words. It is always so nice to have a regular customer take the time to let people know about us.

Reviewed January 21, 2018

Rani has been part of Brookline for many many years and we had visited before to enjoy their lunch buffet. This time we came for dinner. We did enjoy the wonderful window seating and extremely efficient service. We shared garlic naan and several dishes: Vegan...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Edyta O
Samir M, Owner at Rani Indian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. If you require more heat, our waiter will relay your choice of spiciness to the kitchen.

Reviewed December 6, 2017

Went here for an early dinner when visiting my daughter at BC. The food was tasty and the service was prompt.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Ken Q
Samir M, Owner at Rani Indian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2018

Thanks for your kind words. We are always happy to hear from our customers.

Reviewed October 17, 2017

this is a pleasant restaurant with the usual Indian cuisine. The prices are reasonable, ,the service good, the ambiance very nice

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Joseph_Tulchin
Reviewed August 14, 2017

We ordered online from Rani Bistro through their new Yelp-based ordering service (which may never have been tested before), and were kind of shocked to receive a message a few minutes later saying that the restaurant was very busy, and it would take an hour...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank DrewKnightWV
Reviewed June 21, 2017

I was visiting Brookline for business reasons. Look at the review and decided to visit this restaurant. Usually, I enjoy Indian cuisine... this time, I was desapointed... Ordered and appetizer. Was good. And the butter chicken... was ok... tasted somehow similar to what I am...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank pamiche
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