Dosa – The Home Food Which Is a Success on Streets too

Dosa works with one and all
Dosa - There is a 2,000 years of history to it. No it is not influenced by pancake.
Dosa works with one and all
Dosa – There is a 2,000 years of history to it. No it is not influenced by pancake.

A casual question to a friend who is good at number crunching got me working on this post. My question was, how many Dosa joints are there in Delhi NCR? Any idea? Our friend, Mr. Statistician came up with these numbers:

Rs 300/- and above – 100

Rs 100/-  to Rs 300/- 1000

Below Rs 100/- 10,000

Hmm… was my only response.

I thought through his numbers and realized that these numbers may not be too much off the mark. Dosa is now a street food of not only the six southern states and UTs, it is a popular street food in more than half of other states and UTs anyway.

Having concluded that Dosa works as an all time meal, my second question went out to family and friends on FB and Twitter (both Mapsofindia’s and mine). The FB question was followed by over a dozen calls. The second question was – Where do you get best dosas? It returned a complex answer,  my calls made me conclude that best dosas are still made by: Mothers; Friends Mother; Aunties; Bhabhis and Sisters. So we must keep that window aside and rephrase our question like this – of the dosas which can be bought, which is the best joint in your city? To this question there are a few suggestions:

Delhi – Sagar Ratna, Naivedyam, Sarvana Bhawan

Mumbai – Stall in Nerul Station, Mysore Cafe, Roadside unnamed stall at August Kranti Maidan, Gopal Krishna at Malad west, Khav Gali at Ghatkopar, Street side vendor at Babulnath Temple, Cafe Madra at Matunga, Vishwa Jyot at Navi Mumbai

Kolkata: South India Club, Banana Leaf, Jyoti Vihar, Hotel Raj, Anand & Udipi at Chandini, Lighthouse Dosa

Chennai: Sarvana Bhawan at T Nagar, Woodlands, Rathna Cafe, Madras Cafe, Udupi Hotel Mathsya in Chennai,  Sangeetha’s, Woodland, Murugan’s Idli Shop (Shanti colony,  Anna Nagar)

Bangalore: MTR, Dosa Camp at Jayanagar and Woody’s at JP Nagar

Hyderabad: Kamat Hotel

Chandigarh: Sundarams (Sector 26)

Vellore: On street opposite CMC Main Gate opposite to old Dawn Bakery

Navasari: Jeeny Surati Dosa

Madurai: Temple City Hotel

Coimbatore: AadayarAnandha Bhavan

Vizag: Dolphin, Gateway Taj

Nadiad: Woodland

Trivandrum: Aarya Nivas

Vijayawada: Baabai Hotel at Satya Narayana Puram

Bhilai: Anna’s Dosa at Sector 10

Davangere: Benne Dosa (anywhere in the city)

Mysore: Vinayaka Mylari

Bhopal: Indian Coffee House

Jabalpur: Indian Coffee House

Pune: Vaishali, Mee Dakshin Punekar at Shanivar Peth

Patna: Dosha Plaza at Gandhi Maidan, Basant Vihar at Dak Bungalow Road

Kochi: Pai Dosa at MG Road

London: Sagar at Percy Street, Sarvana Bhawan at Harrow

Santa Clara (Bay Area): Dasaprakash South Indian Restaurant

I am sure, this post would get me many more suggestions and they would find their way to this post. Enjoy!

To know more about Indian Food, you may refer to the following:

Five most popular Street Foods of India
Delicious Street Food Places in Delhi
Kolkata’s Delicious Street Foods
Street Food – The love of a True Foodie!
Top 10 Best Cities for Street Food in India
India Cuisine Map