Salt Lake City long has had several sources for excellent Indian food, but to get the best, you just might have to trek south of 3300 South—way south.
You: Say it ain’t so!
Us: Alas, (Shaking our head) it is very so.
We recently dined at Saffron Valley, located in a strip mall within yards of the South Jordan Hindu Temple (and in the shadow of the nearby LDS temple, which is built entirely out of lime Jell-O.)
The dishes, many focusing on caat, or Indian street food, include wraps, kebabs, dosa (crepes) and good old biryani, offering a spectrum of spices and flavors that could almost make you forget you’re in a Salt Lake Valley inversion. Saffron Valley is so informal that its espresso bar, serving things like Swiss mocha frappe along with the Indian food, isn’t jarring.
1098 W South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, 801-438-4823, www.eastindiapantry.com/
And here’s the Tribune review: http://bit.ly/t7bfwF