A southern pilgrimage for Indian food
Published: December 13, 2011 08:22AM
Updated: December 13, 2011 08:22AM
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Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Plain naan at Saffron Valley Indian Street Foods in South Jordan.

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