Kool Ba. This atmospheric haven serves an intriguing mix of Indian and Persian fare. It's all about healthy, flavorful cooking: chicken tikka masala in a yogurt sauce or lamb korma with coconut cream and fruit are good picks. Accompany your meal with bowls of basmati saffron rice and fluffy naan bread. Thick wooden tables, Persian tapestries, and soft candlelight make you feel at home in the small, comfortable dining room. This popular place continues to win award after award; reserve ahead on Friday and Saturday. 109–113 Candleriggs, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1NP. 0141/552–2777. www.koolba.com. Reservations essential.