Kerala or malabar-style biryani served with ulli surka?
So I am generally pretty happy with the Indian food options in LA... but I haven't been able to find the delicious biryanis I had in Kerala anywhere. They totally converted me to a biryani addict, and now I am sad. :( The style is spicier than most here, and served with ulli surka (pickled onions, basically) and tomatoes, or sometimes with a very thin vinegary raita with tomatoes. Is there anywhere in LA I can find this... any price range or health rating! ;) And I'm willing to drive far...
Mayura may be your best bet. The Kerala Store in Artesia has an offsite catering business, but they closed their lunch counter years ago. Pickles, on South street used to have a Malabar biriyani... but it's Pickles... nobody would honestly endorse Pickles. Kabob Corner has great biryani and a great selection of pickles, but it's hyderabadi. Good Luck.
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