Ah, the dosa. This is India’s version of a burrito, and like the burrito, it can be eaten any time of day: breakfast, lunch or dinner.
A dosa is a thin, spicy, crispy crêpe-like food made from fermented rice, very popular all over South India. It may be served plain or with a side of chutney, curry or gravy. There are about 50 different varieites of dosas, from just plain dosa to dosas filled with a variety of fillings. But if you ask me, nothing rivals the masala dosa. This crisp dosa is filled with spicy powders, onion-red chilli paste and potato curry and is often accompanied by coconut chutney.
You can imagine my delight when this one, the size of my torso, arrived to my table in Delhi! As soon as I pierced into this big, puffy thing, there was no turning back. I’ve spent the last several months dreaming of this meal.