India Plaza in Tempe: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over
The Spot: India Plaza
Heather Hoch India Plaza is more than meets the eye on the outside.
What We Bought: Most people stop at India Plaza to visit The Dhaba restaurant. However, the plaza's market is also a great place to go for exotic ingredients to spice up your home cooking. One of the best deals in the store is for ghee, a clarified butter often thought to have medicinal uses. It also is pretty expensive -- if stocked at all -- in American supermarkets. We also love the chaat and sweets selection, with freshly made veggie samosas ready around the clock for under $2.
Heather Hoch We learned a lot from this week's trip to the market.
Probably the weirdest reason we love India Plaza's market is the translation from Hindi to English on most items. Little things like learning jeera is cumin and dal is lentils (okay, we did already know that one), makes ordering from Dhaba's menu easier since we finally actually know what we're getting.