Finally stopped in at India Sweet & Spice on Venice Blvd. - don't know why I haven't been, seeing as how it's so damn close to the Museum of Jurassic Technology.
What was identified to me as "a yogurt curry" and didn't taste quite like a koorma, was quite good. Simple, strong flavors.
The samosas were sensational. Samo, are these the ones you identified as something like - "earnest, lustful, delicate, vigorous"? You were right.
Damn, damn good samosas.
(In line, a person next to me got a Limca soda, which he said was "lemon, lime, and camphor flavored." This boggled my mind so much that I had to have one.
They are, indeed, camphor flavored, in a way that was not as completely unpleasant as I expected.)