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Kerala or malabar-style biryani served with ulli surka?

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marie516 Aug 15, 2010 02:18 PM

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...

  1. Moomin Aug 16, 2010 06:18 AM

    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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    Mayura
    10406 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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      joshekg Aug 15, 2010 10:49 PM

      Give Mayura a call and I bet they can make what you are looking for as they have some Kerala dishes on the menu.

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      Mayura
      10406 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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