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A southern pilgrimage for Indian food

Published December 13, 2011 8:22 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

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, http://www.eastindiapantry.com/

And here's the Tribune review: http://bit.ly/t7bfwF