Indian in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Cozy without being cramped, this tiny, longstanding, saffron-scented dining room with an open kitchen bakes bread, broils meat in a tandoori oven and stirs up all the curries, too. Look for faves such as coco lamb, chicken tikka masala, bhartha (roasted eggplant with onion, tomato and peas) and bhindi masala (okra with onion and serrano chili).