Topics

India

Scouting Report: Zafran Pot, a new Indian restaurant in Culver City

Scouting Report: Zafran Pot, a new Indian restaurant in Culver City

Name of restaurant: Zafran Pot. The name says exactly what the restaurant is about. Zafran is saffron. And pot is, well, a pot — a big one in which the restaurant’s specialty, Hyderabadi dum biryani, is cooked. The saffron’s job is to color the biryani rice yellow.

Where you’re eating:  In a corner mall on Venice Boulevard in Culver City. This strip of Venice has become a center of serious Indian regional food — the Kerala restaurant Mayura (a regular on Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best...

93°