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Curries, Parathas, Samosas & More, the India Jones Chow Truck is Spicing up L.A.'s Streets

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Chef Sumant Pardal only first heard of the Twittering designer food truck craze this summer. But when he heard the concept, it sparked an idea and in ten days, his India Jones Chow Truck was on the road.

"What we've created in five weeks is phenomenal," Pardal explained from his truck parked in North Hollywood last Saturday. "It was the fastest business I've ever opened in my life."

Between India and Los Angeles, Pardal has been in the restaurant business for 33 years, most notably owning the East India Grill chain and the recently closed (due to landlord issues, he says) Tiger Lili in Los Feliz. Not wanting to lose the freedom of being his own boss and looking for a start-up business that wasn't going to take a lot of funding, he quickly adopted the Twitter food truck model and it has been a smash hit since, creating a good deal of buzz on the streets and on the net.