I've been in LA now for 8.5 years, arriving shortly after my graduation from University in the small town of Columbia, Missouri (although locals think of it as a city).
Six months before my graduation, not one but TWO Indian joints popped up where there had never been any Indian restaurants before. I tried it and I was hooked... we stuffed ourselves on copious amounts of naan and chutney, and it seemed to be the Indian equivalent of the free bread basket.
You can imagine my surprise when I came to Los Angeles and found restaurants charging $2.50 - $4.00 for what I had been weaned on as complimentary. Suddenly naan became a rationed good, and for me it seriously cut back on the enjoyment of the meal, having to meter out my naan consumption against the extremely pricey tariff. And If I recall correctly, even the mango chutney was free back in Missouri.
So my question to you is... was naan (and/or chutney) ever free in Los Angeles? Is it still free in certain places? If so, where?