Swagat Cuisine of India lassos a tapestry of tastes to curb hunger with a menu of low-fat Indian food prepared in 100 percent vegetable oil. Warm up stiff stomach-based food processors with pre-meal stretches of samosa ($2.95) or vegetarian pakora ($3.95), a gaggle of cauliflower, potato, and spinach dredged in chickpea batter, fried golden brown, and painted with tomato chutney. The lamb korma ($10.95) curbs advancing appetites with a bill of lamb meat simmered tender in an elixir of cream, spices, and nuts. Saag paneer ($8.95), a blend of pureed spinach and cubes of paneer with onion, ginger, and spices, appeases vegetarians, and chicken tikka ($9.95) banishes marinated chicken to the depths of a tandoori oven before it gets a finishing drizzle of tomato-fenugreek-saffron sauce. Guests can anchor any meal with a side of aachar ($0.95), a traditional Indian mix of pickled vegetables bestowed upon victors of dal wrestling matches.
The chefs at Saffron Indian Cuisine & Bar believe Indian cooking is built around three main factors: ingredients, proportions, and timing. It’s a blueprint they've based on generations of family recipes, with which they never stop experimenting. Thus, like a crash-test dummy with a love for avant-garde fashion, the restaurant does not shy away from taking risks. Diners reap the benefits when they savor such house specialties as sutra lamb, which features boneless pieces of lamb cooked with ginger, onion, garlic, and yogurt.
Trial and error aside, Saffron's kitchen staff does abide to many traditional forms of Indian cooking as well. It uses tandoori ovens, for instance, to prepare dishes such as mirchi tikka, a spicy combination of chicken, cayenne, and lime. Fourteen vegetarian entrees, nine of which are vegan, and build-your-own curry dishes arrive atop tables bedecked with tangerine-hued cloths. Rich, fringed red curtains surround the dining area and capture the light flickering from tabletop lanterns.
Karma's chefs craft dishes from scratch with locally sourced produce and an intricate understanding of artisanal Indian cuisine. While diners whet their appetites or build a replica of dining companions with samosas—vegetarian turnovers stuffed with potatoes and spices and served with homemade tamarind chutney ($4)—chicken and lamb curries ($11–$12) primp for their dinner debut in a traditional sauce made from tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, and ground spices. Chefs stuff crispy crêpes with spiced potatoes and dub them the masala dosa ($9), and 10 different naan breads roost in tandoor ovens ($2–$5). When dinner ends, servings of indian rice pudding with green cardamom, known as kheer ($5), wash down meals or accidentally ingested plates. A selection of traditional drinks, including mango lassi and masala chai ($3), supplements a variety of wines and beers, and crisp linens, a tranquil mural, and wood furnishings swaddle spice seekers as they sip.
For a tasty mix of Asian flavors and a laid-back vibe, Westlake Village's Bollywood Indian Restaurant 3 is the place to go.
You won t find fare that s low in fat here
Bollywood Indian Restaurant 3 is the perfect place to indulge.
Bollywood Indian Restaurant 3 also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Bollywood Indian Restaurant 3 is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
Throwing a big party? Count on Bollywood Indian Restaurant 3 to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Bollywood Indian Restaurant 3 also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in.
Bollywood Indian Restaurant 3 is located in a prime location where street parking is always readily available.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
For some serious spice, grab a table at The Curry Leaf for a taste of Indian cooking.
Vegan options are also available for those who avoid meat and dairy products.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — The Curry Leaf has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to The Curry Leaf — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
You can't reserve a table at The Curry Leaf, so be sure to show up early.
The Curry Leaf tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
For the tastes of The Curry Leaf from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at The Curry Leaf.
Menu items at The Curry Leaf tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
You won't be disappointed at Camarillo's Cafe India, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu.
Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here.
Cafe India also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Cafe India is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
At Cafe India, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Cafe India, so dress for comfort when you come.
You can also have Cafe India cater your next event.
Delivery and take out are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Cafe India.
At Cafe India, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Cafe India is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.