BYOB & Recommendations

Rangoli is a BYOB restaurant so you can bring in your favorite bottles of wine and/or beer. Choosing the right wine or beer might seem hard since Indian food can be very spicy and has very distinct spices and flavors. Beer, the most common drink served with Indian food, features two Indian-produced brands, Kingfisher and Cobra, that pair well with the flavorful spices like curry, coriander, cumin, cardamom, and more. There are some great wine/food pairings that will help you have the best dining experience possible; just follow these rules below:

Gew├╝rztraminer: A mildly sweet white wine suited to dishes that are tandoori based or rich in masalas, herbs, ginger, garlic and cardamom.

Sauvignon Blanc, Cotes Du Rhone or Australian Shiraz:a good accompaniment for tikka dishes and tandoori Prawns and paneer dishes.

Riesling: A fruity white wine with flavors of apples, plums, and peaches. Also with a high acidity, these are mildy sweet and tart together. Best paired with masalas and red meat dishes which are rich and heavy in flavor with spices.

Rose: A dry wine with the depth of a red and the light acidity of a white wine. This goes best with heavy meat dishes like lamb, but not poultry.

Pinot Noir: One of the most popular wines paired with Indian food. This wine is smoother and silkier than other high-tannin ones. It goes well with all types of dishes, whether spicy or tangy, chicken, seafood, vegetarian dishes or paneer.

Champagne or Sparkling Wines: If you have a rich & creamy curry, or something heavy like saag, makhani balti dishes, paneer and potatoes, Champagne goes well with it, as it offers a nice change-of-taste due to its bubbly acidic texture.

This information is pulled directly from the article "Best Wines for Indian Cuisine" on the website Desi Blitz at