Dinner at Saffron Indian Cusine

  • March 23, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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This place is very highly rated on Yelp and supposedly, is the best Indian food around. Let's see for ourselves!


The Saffron filaments, or threads, are actually the dried stigmas of the saffron flower, "Crocus Sativus Linneaus". Each flower contains only three stigmas. These threads must be picked from each flower by hand, and more than 75,000 of these flowers are needed to produce just one pound of Saffron filaments, making it the world's most precious spice. But, because of saffron's strong coloring power and intense flavor, it can be used sparingly.

Most precious and most expensive spice in the world : Saffron as a spice, it is used for colouring and flavour, while giving a distinct aroma and a beautiful golden colour. There is a great list of foods where saffron is added including cheese products such as cottage cheese, chicken and meat, various spirits and rice, commonly used in Indian Cuisine. Unlike other spices, a good pinch will suffice to add flavour and colour most dishes.

As a therapeutically plant, saffron it is considered an excellent stomach ailment and an antispasmodic, helps digestion and increases appetite. It is also relieves renal colic, reduces stomachaches and relieves tension.

During the last years it was used as a drug for flu-like infections, depression, hypatomegaly and as a sedative for its essential oils. It is also considered that in small quantities it regulates women's menstruation, and helps conception. It is a fact that even since antiquity, crocus was attributed to have aphrodisiac properties. Many writers along with greek mythology sources associate crocus with fertility. Crocus in general is an excellent stimulant.

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  • Adriana

    Goog group, great food. We had fun.

    March 23, 2014

  • Kimberly

    I just arrived. They are setting up our table. I'm waiting at the entrance. I'm wearing blue.

    March 23, 2014

  • DAN

    Kim, so sorry to back out at the last minute. I've had an upset stomach since I woke up--not a good mix for spicy food. Was hoping I would feel better in time for the dinner--obviously I was wrong. Hope to catch everyone at the next event.

    March 23, 2014

  • ML O.

    Sorry to cancel so late. Unfortunately I have a really bad sinus infection. Not feeling too well. Hopefully somebody can take my place.

    March 23, 2014

  • Ron M.

    hi, i'm still on the wait list, but work right across the street at the library till 5pm. anyone gets to the area early, feel free to stop in and say hi!

    March 21, 2014

  • Kimberly

    I just opened this up to 15 rsvp. I'm going to see if we can get a big section.

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • Kimberly

    Everyone, check your email!

    March 19, 2014

    • Samantha

      Meetup email is screwed up and I keep getting error msgs. Didn't get any email. Good thing I checked here or wouldn't have known I made the cut...

      1 · March 20, 2014

    • Kimberly

      Looking forward to seeing you Sunday!

      March 20, 2014

  • Mary B.

    Something else came up. Have fun. Maybe next time

    March 20, 2014

  • Mary

    Hope to join you.

    March 17, 2014

  • Kimberly

    I believe that there is a Groupon available for this place!

    January 19, 2014

    • Jessi H.

      I have used Groupons twice and they honored them. They are specific tho. Only dine in, only at dinner etc

      1 · March 13, 2014

    • Samantha

      can't use it on individual bills, must be for 2 or more. Yes, gotta follow their rules, but I"ve used groupons at saffron many times

      1 · March 14, 2014

  • Dave

    Another suggestion for next time would Mayuri. I work with many from India and that seems to be their favorite. Larger buffet, more seating too.
    8447 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

    March 13, 2014

  • Jessi H.

    Any chance we can get a bigger seating?

    March 9, 2014

  • Lou V.

    Hi , Lou and this will be my second outing and I volunteer @ metro min in holiday

    February 21, 2014

  • Kimberly

    Hey guys, I had to change the date for this particular event. If you can no longer attend due to the date change, please update your Rsvp as we do have a waiting list. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My husband I would love to try

    February 16, 2014

  • Susana

    I like the idea of a buffet, so we can sample different dishes. Do they have their buffet on Sunday afternoons?

    January 20, 2014

    • Kimberly

      I'm not sure. If they are like most Indian restaurants, the buffet is usually during the weekday for lunch, but I will call and find out!

      January 21, 2014

  • Adriana

    Im on waiting list. Maybe I still can go and sit on a different table and hang out with you guys here and there. Its 3 minutes from home

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • DAN

    I've been there before when they had their buffet out. I enjoyed everything.

    January 20, 2014

  • Samantha

    less than a mile from my house...awesome place!

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Michele

    I have eaten here many times, I like the food!

    1 · January 19, 2014

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