New India Sweets And Spices

Chances are you’ve driven past an India Sweets And Spices at some point—this tiny Indian market has locations from Culver City to Northridge. That said, it’s not some mass-produced mini-chain. Each location is independently owned with its own style, character, and hot food items being cooked up in the cafe in the back. At the Fairfax location (just south of Little Ethiopia), it’s all about the biryani. There are several different varieties on the menu ranging from paneer to shrimp, but we like the chicken, which arrives perfectly moist every time—no easy task for a slow-cooked dish like biryani. We also always order it spicy, but just know that the chefs don’t hold back on the heat. 

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