Saffron is an Indian restaurant that’s been around for a long time, but not enough people in Greensboro seem to know about it.
Located right off Wendover at the Westover Terrace exit, it’s in a shopping center next to Taste of Thai. Saffron is M and my latest obsession – I think we’ve been 3 or 4 times in the past month or so.
They start you off with pappadums and chutney. Pappadums are really thin wafers, usually made from rice or potato flour, and Saffron’s have a nice bite of black pepper to them. The chutney is a mix of mint and onion, and is so good that we’ve bought some to take home before.
The common Indian dishes that you hear people talking about are tandoori chicken or chicken tikka masala. While these are good, the hidden gems of Indian cuisine are the vegetarian dishes.
M and my current favorites are baingan bharta, a tangy sweet eggplant curry dish, and bhindi aloo, a stirfried okra dish. Add some basmati rice and naan and you’ve got a solid meal. Channa saag is another of my favorites, a curried cream spinach dish.
Saffron’s portions are huge too. The bowls are really deceptive. When we order two entrees, we easily have enough for lunch the next day. Treating it like that, Saffron is a great value.
Sorry for the lack of pictures. We’ll just have to get more next time we go!