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Delicious dosas at Saravana Bhavan

September 18, 2009

Well, this is something I don’t do often: I ate at an Indian restaurant!

It was at my friend, Farah’s, suggestion, and my rule-of-thumb when I eat out with her is just to follow since she never fails with leading me into delicious happenings.

Saravana Bhavan, a chain Indian/Vegetarian dosa house, was no exception. Dosas are crispy Indian crepes normally filled with a potato masala or a mix of spices. They are also served with a side of different kinds of chutneys, as was the case here.

coconut, cilantro, and another spicy chutney that came out with our dosas

coconut, cilantro, and another spicy chutney that came out with our dosas

I ordered the Mysore Onion Masala Dosa, and Farah got the Milagaipodi Onion Dosa. I think both were about $10. We also ordered some masala tea with it, which I expected more from considering it was an Indian place!

Mysore onion masala dosa

Mysore onion masala dosa

Milagaipodi Onion Dosa

Milagaipodi Onion Dosa

It occurred to me only after devouring this that I should have taken a picture of the inside as well. My bad. I’m just going to say it was a party on the inside.

The funny thing is, dosas look massive but since they’re so thin, one person can easily finish it (that also depends on how heavy the filling is though). Farah’s dish, for example, didn’t have potatoes so it wasn’t as heavy.

In addition to the chutneys, our dosas also came with a side of sambar, an Indian lentil dip. My favoriteee was the coconut chutney though — I just love coconut flavored-anything.

Restaurant Info:
Saravana Bhavan
81 Lexington Ave.
at 26th St.
New York, NY 10016
Murray Hill


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