The few times we make it out to Little India / Pioneer Blvd in Artesia, we end up at Udupi Palace for South Indian food. My interest in finding good South Indian food is mostly because I can't cook most of those dishes nearly as well or at all at home. I can cook decent enough North Indian food that fulfills the craving for mom's cooking.
I had the mixed vegetable utthapam which is a thick pancake with spices and vegetables. The staple sambhar here is delicious and so is the coconut chutney. Nikhil had the spinach masala dosa where the dosa was coated with a thin layer of a spicy spinach mix inside and stuffed with potatoes. I am getting so hungry as I write this.