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In southwest Fort Worth, a spice market serves up flavor at a new Indian restaurant

Southwest Fort Worth’s little spice market now also has a spicy little Indian cafe.

King’s Kitchen is the dining-room side of You Save Food, the Singh family’s world grocery and spice market on Trail Lake Drive.

King’s Kitchen is primarily an Indian restaurant, but the menu also offers a page of interesting Bosnian-Serbian dishes such as cevapi (kebabs), goulash and zeljanica (spinach pie).

The larger Indian menu offers a wide variety of Indian dishes at inexpensive prices. The tandoor chicken, lamb, shrimp or mixed grill sell for about $10-$11. A simple and very smooth order of chicken tikka masala is about $10, or try the spicier chicken vindaloo for about $9.

The menu offers soups, salads, naan, appetizers such as samosas and pakoras and 14 different vegetarian dishes.

King’s Kitchen promotes the mango lassi, made with yogurt and often described as a “mango milk shake.”

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There’s no buffet, so study the menu and pick your favorites.

This is not as elaborate as a Mughlai in Southlake or one of the other large Indian restaurants, but it exceeds expectations as a small and very stylish grocery cafe..

King’s Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner daily at 5054 Trail Lake Drive; 682-597-0424,

Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth guy who covered high school football at 16 and has moved on to two Super Bowls, seven political conventions and 15 Texas Legislature sessions. Since 1985, he has also written more than 2,000 “Eats Beat” columns about Texas dining, restaurants and food.