A waft of ghee roasted dosa can evoke much excitement amongst dosa enthusiasts. Amidst the sizzling tava, cheese, butter, and ghee, a splash of spices and chutneys with their classic twist are a delight to many.
We chart a gastronomical food trail across Mumbai’s best restaurants that blend Indian street food flavors with the traditional dosas:
Spring Roll Cheese Dosa at Anand Stall:
Tucked near Mumbai’s Mithibai College, the stall finds many college goers lounging around its premises, gorging on its popular topping on dosas ranging from cheese, maggi, and red sauce. Their favorites aren’t too heavy on the pocket, either. The prices hover around $1.5 for the popular dosas.
Cocktail Dosa at Ayyapan:
Ayyapan has etched a familiar name amongst Kannadigas for their amazing tiffin items. Dishing out a mélange of Kannada food – from idlis, vadas to uthappams, their cocktail dosa sure does stand out. With finely chopped veggies that are roasted in butter and flavored with garlic and mozzarella cheese, the dosa is a sure winner for the spice lover in you.
Golmaal Dosa at Jai Ambika Annadata Aahar Kendra:
The dosa joint is synonymous amongst Andheri locals as Tirupati Dosa Center. With a menu that boasts over 120 unique dosas, the restaurant’s Golmaal Dosa tops the list. The Dosa offers a Chinese twist, with a colorful stuffing of sautéed vegetables in Schezwan sauce topped with melted cheese.
Cheeseburst Masala Dosa at Pure Milk Centre:
Downtown Ghatkopar East in Mumbai is a popular restaurant that dishes out the simple masala dosa laden with the oh! so creamy melted cheese over the crispness of the dosa.
Pav Bhaji Dosa at Sai Krupa Stall:
A stone’s throw away from the Vile Parle railway station, Sai Krupa Stall is synonymous with locals for its interesting range of dosas. A favorite is the Pav Bhaji Dosa – where the Pav Bhaji is minced over the crisp batter of the dosa.