Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Captions: (Left to Right) 1. Dosa batter after grinding; 2. My telugu speaking friends who were excellent "dosa flippers"; 3. The creations, crisp masala (stuffed) dosas; 4. Idlis - Dosas - Allotropes? 5. The entire feast spread Top row: Onion-tomato chutney, Tamarind chutney, Idlis, Podis.
Bottom row: Sambar, Cilantro-coconut chutney (green), Dosas, more masala dosas.
Where to get Awesome "South" Indian food.
(Note that south indian food is very different tasting compared to "indian" food in most restaurants named Delhi Palace, India Palace, Taj etc. etc.. in the US. The texture and feel of the food is different, you do not have "breads or naans" on the menu, there is lot of rice or rice based items. They are all spicy. But it is fun! Dosas are 'crepe' like items.
Excellent locations to have dosas (by city)
NYC: Lexington Ave & 3rd St., Saravana Bhavan, Udupi, other places nearby.
Washinton DC.: Amma Vegetarian Kitchen, Georgetown.
San Francisco/San Jose/Bay Area: Komala Vilas, Santa Clara.
New Orleans (new!): That Indian Place -a very inexpensive dosa joint (lunch only) in New Orleans, LA.
A short video on dosa making.
Delhi, India: Saravana Bhavan, Connaught Place/Rajiv Chowk area.
Kulithalai, Trichy District, Tamil nadu : Venganna Cafe. (rocks!!!!)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India: Saravana Bhavan, Adyar Woodlands, Pretty much everywhere in TN seriously!