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Shanti, now in Roslindale, excels at Indian and Bangladeshi fare

Clockwise (from top left): goat bhuna at Shanti restaurant; general manager Mahesh Shahi, owners Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury, and chef Anand Pokhrel (from left); bhindi masala.
Clockwise (from top left): goat bhuna at Shanti restaurant; general manager Mahesh Shahi, owners Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury, and chef Anand Pokhrel (from left); bhindi masala.Photos by Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe

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What Rokeya Chowdhury likes best about owning a restaurant is being a part of a neighborhood. In the dozen years that she and her husband, Solmon, have owned Shanti, a Northern Indian and Bangladeshi eatery in Dorchester (they also own Asian tapas restaurant Moksa in Cambridge) customers have become friends. “We know couples who were dating when they started coming to the restaurant, and now they bring their kids,” she says.

This newest outpost offers a serene 40-seat spot and the same menu as the Dorchester location.

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