India Sweets & Spices
Los Angeles, CA 90039
LA Weekly's Description
The specialty at IS&S is probably the lentil-cheap dinner combination, a segmented foam tray laden with basmati rice, dahl, tart raita, pickles and a vegetable dish of some kind, ladled out cafeteria style from tubs in a long steam table and crowned with a whole-wheat chapati that hangs limply as yesterday's tortilla. For an extra buck, you get a leaden, potato-stuffed samosa and a crunchy papadum; for an extra two, an Indian dessert and a mango lassi. The dinners are cheap, filling and tasty. But while the steam-table food (unless you catch it just right) is basically steam-table food, not especially different from what you'd find on any local Indian buffet, the made-to-order dishes are delicious: freshly fried bhaturas, balloon-shaped breads, served with curried chickpeas; the thin pancakes called parathas, stuffed with highly spiced cauliflower or homemade cheese; the South Indian lentil doughnuts called vada, served with a thin curried vegetable broth. See full review.
Tips from foursquare
LA (Shop) Chef Mark says this Indian grocery store has an amazing array of fresh spices - great inspiration for any chef!
Samosas and f'ing green sauce is what my dreams are made of!!!! #greensaucegreensaucegreensauce!!!!!!!!
The lunch specials. I die. Finally good Indian food in Los Angeles that's not all the way in artesia and SUPER cheap.
Masala dosa and dahi vada are amazing. Be sure to try some jilibee!
Try the Patak's curry pastes and save a bundle by not going *out* for Indian food… http://www.eatsdrinksblogs.com/like-ive-just-dald-and-gone-to-heaven/
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