best places in Delhi to satisfy your masala-dosa hungers
It doesn’t matter whether you’re North Indian or South Indian, vegetarian or non-vegetarian, you just can’t say no to a crunchy dosa. And if that dosa is stuffed with spicy masalas, we’re sure you’ll be drooling before you even get a plate of this dish.
Just a whiff of masala dosa is enough to get our hearts soaring, especially during monsoons, when our need to indulge in some flavour and crunch grows even more. And when it comes to the best plates of masala dosa, with a side of sambhar and chutneys, Delhi has its fair share of places to go to.
Here are some of our top picks. You should just head out to these restaurants spread across Delhi, and get a good belly-full of dosas.
1. Saravana Bhawan
There are a number of places in Delhi that serve authentic South Indian food, but not one comes close to the fare at Saravana Bhawan. It’s no wonder then that the restaurant in Connaught Place has some of the best masala dosas on offer.
With nine different kinds of dosa on their menu, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Their Ghee Roast Masala Dosai and Rava Masala Dosai are to die for!
The traditional, Karnata-style cooking at Naivedyam has always pulled foodies to Hauz Khas Village. And if you have masala dosa on your mind, then Naivedyam is going to give you everything you want.
Naivedyam serves masala dosas from Udupi, Erulli, Mysore, Tangam and Thengai in Karnataka. Seven rice-based masala dosa, nine rava-based masala dosa, and you know your taste buds will be satiated like never before. Need we say more?
3. Karnataka Food Centre
This little KFC in RK Puram will cover your palate with so much masala dosa, that you’ll forget all about the other KFC! Karnataka Food Centre might just be a small cafe, but it serves some of the most delicious plates of masala dosa and filter coffee in the city.
Yes, this Janpath restaurant is relatively new, and is definitely not run by a seasoned South Indian chef. But Masala Trail does add a dash of authenticity with well-presented flavours from across the country.
They have just five masala dosa varieties on their menu, but they work hard to nail each of them. And, you’ll get a kind of masala dosa here that’s just not served elsewhere in Delhi–the Ginni Dosa, which is a rare mix of cheese and South Indian flavours!