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.
In Indian culture, Moksha signifies the release from transmigration, or the endless cycle of death and rebirth. It's fitting that Moksha Restaurant Bar & Lounge bears the name, as it has reinvented and added to its menu of traditional Indian cuisine numerous times to critical acclaim. It recently won America's Best Food Award in the Los Angeles Times. Moksha's clay ovens steam with tandoori chicken and chicken tikka, while pots of curries bubble with seasoning and assorted vegetables. Indo-Chinese dishes such as lettuce wraps, fried wontons, and General Tsao's chicken give the menu pan-asian flare. Vegetarian dishes populate every page of the menu, from curries overflowing with veggies to tofu masala.
Season your day with some Indian spice in Los Angeles' Canoga Park community — India Palace serves top-notch Indian-style cuisine. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from India Palace's full bar. Long guest list? Not a problem at India Palace, where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back India Palace is come-as-you-are. Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the restaurant makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere. Can't get enough of India Palace's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.
The average check at India Palace will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Turn to Great India Cafe for your next supper, and enjoy authentic Indian food in the heart of Los Angeles' Woodland Hills neighborhood. No need to miss out on Great India Cafe just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Eat out with the little ones at Great India Cafe, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. Need room for one more? Add another to your party — Great India Cafe is great for large groups. Hop online in no time using Great India Cafe's free wifi. Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Great India Cafe, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Great India Cafe is come-as-you-are. Need a night in? Don't miss out on Great India Cafe's delicious food — you can carry it out to eat at home or have them deliver it straight to you. For the tastes of Great India Cafe from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Parking is plentiful — the restaurant provides valet in the nearby lot, where regular parking is also available. Drivers can take advantage of alternate street parking when the lot is packed.
The menu at Great India Cafe is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. You can stop by at practically any time, since Great India Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.