A humble breakfast staple it may be. But to produce a perfectly round, golden-hued, crispy-around-the-edges-and-fluffy-in-the-middle-dosa is nothing short of an art. LBB traces the restaurants in town that have mastered this fine art.

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Hotel Janardhan

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Vidyarthi Bhavan

Hotel Janatha

Dosa at Janatha Hotel in Malleshwaram

Photo By: Gajula Praveen Kumar Naidu

While they also serve the plain and onion dosa varieties, the crowds mainly come in for their thick, crunchy masala dosa that goes splendidly with bowls of their steaming sambhar.

Price: INR 35

Shree Sagar (CTR)

Dosa at CTR in malleshwaram

Photo By: Seemal Karthik

This restaurant’s iconic status is well-warranted. Their Benne Masala Dosa has a gleam to them thanks to the generous helpings of butter coated on them.

Price: INR 45

Vidyarthi Bhavan

Dosa at Vidyarthi Bhavan in Basavanagudi

Source: Vidyarthi Bhavan

Since 1943, Vidyarthi Bhavan has been churning out crisped up masala dosas {both, potato and sagu fillings are available} surrounded by golden pools of ghee to every hungry customer arriving at its doorsteps. The strong filter kapi is an added bonus here.

Price: INR 40

Hotel Janardhan

Working your way from the brittle outer edges to the soft, potato or sagu-filled middle of their masala dosas will be the highlight of your day. We promise.

Price: INR 45

Mavalli Tiffin Room {MTR}

Every morning, walkers, joggers and breakfast seekers crowd the hallowed dining halls of MTR. Many order their signature golden-brown, masala dosa that comes topped with a tiny bowl of melted ghee, that’ll add plenty of richness to your meal.

Price: INR 70

Sree Krishna Kafe

Get a taste of Tamil Nadu’s equally-famous dosas at this cafe. The Ghee Roast Masala Dosa is a particular favourite with patrons, who love that the airy dosas come doused in spoonfuls of ghee.

Price: INR 70

Lakshmi Nataraja Refreshments

Tucked into the bylanes of busy Majestic, Lakshmi Nataraja does brisk business with their plump Pudi Masala Dosas that are served with helpings of coconut chutney.

Price: INR 70

SLV Refreshment

One of South Bangalore’s favourite idli stops does a stellar job with its dosas as well. You’ll mop up the delicate dosas in a jiffy, we think.

Price: INR 35

Chikkanna Tiffin Room

The dosas at Chikkanna are nothing short of heavenly, customers rave. The chocolate-brown masala and set {known as kali} dosas are paired with an slurp-worthy chutney that draws in the crowds to this nook.

Price: INR 40

Hotel Mysore Mylari

Dosa at Mysore Mylari in Basavanagudi

Photo By: Sachin Ramachandra

At this compact restaurant, a steady stream of dosas leave the kitchen and are wolfed down by eager customers. Regulars insist that the Sagu Masala Dosa, that comes adorned with a dollop of butter, is a must try.

Price: INR 40

Hotel Dwarka

While the Benne Masala Dosa has many takers at Dwarka, it’s the Kali {Set} dosa that reigns supreme. The downy dosas, with a blob of melting butter on top, are accompanied by a spicy potato side dish and a chutney – the trio please your palate to no end.

Price: INR 28

Featured image via: Charles Haynes