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Jonathan Gold takes us to southern India this week, via Mayura in Culver City: "There are certain things you can predict about a meal here. Your table will become littered with little stainless-steel bowls of rasam, a thin, tart curry that seems to come as a condiment with almost everything in the restaurant, and almost as many bowls of tart mango chutney, shredded-coconut chutney and raita. You will notice that most of the Indians crumble bits of pappadam onto their rice, a crunchy starch-on-starch effect, before they spoon over a curry. You will, in fact, end up eating a lot of starch..." [LAW]