I love exploring at the farmers market. I walk around looking at all the vegetables imagining what new dishes I could make and how to incorporate the fresh crop. But most of the time all that walking, shopping, and reflective thought leaves my tummy hungry. A few weeks ago, I stumbled across Ma Jasmin’s. I was greeted by a lovely husband and wife team who were busy getting their goods out to the long line of hungry patrons. The smell of the grill was hypnotizing. The light scent of coriander cemented me in the queue. I looked over the menu and couldn’t decide. It all sounded delightful.
With a giddy tone in my voice, I ordered the Madras Chicken Kebab! Remembering all the delicious kebabs I had gobbled down in London, I waited with great anticipation. Turns out it was one of the best I had ever tasted. Thank you Indian food gods for bringing Ma Jasmin’s into my path! I’ll never have to wish I was overseas to satisfy my kebab cravings again!
Since then I have been back a few times, trying out all the flavors MJ’s has to offer. Making my rounds through the produce of the farmers market, but really there with the intention of having more gourmet Indian cuisine. As luck would have it, I found several dishes that were unbelievable and pleased my palate to no end. The Beef Samosa Rolls were a HUGE hit with my family. Even an hour and a half after we had savored our meal, they were still the topic of conversation. Couldn’t get them off our minds!
My mom is a vegetarian, and I live to make her happy, so I was thrilled to see that Ma Jasmin’s offered a couple of veggie dishes. Two on the hot menu, but many more on the cold menu. Mommy ordered the Tandoori Paneer Skewer wrap. She’s hooked, and upset that she can only enjoy the wrap twice a week, when MJ’s shows up at the farmers market. I tell her it’ll taste that much better! The proof is in the tandoori…. it left us wanting MORE!
Here’s a picture of Sage and Sonny Sehmi, the genius creators behind Ma Jasmin’s!
Find them at:
LAMC Farmer’s Market at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90027
Wednesday 12p.m. to 6p.m.
Alhambra Certified Farmer’s Market
60 S. Monterey Street. Alhambra, Ca 91804
Sunday 8:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
All photo taken by: Nicole Presley
You won’t be disappointed!