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.

Where: 27, 8th Cross, Malleswaram

When: 7.30am-12.30pm, 3.45pm-8.45pm

Contact: 080 23345609

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.

Where: 7th Cross, Margosa Road, Malleswaram

When: 7.30am-12.30pm, 4pm-9pm

Contact: 080 23317531

Price: INR 45

Vidyarthi Bhavan

Dosa at Vidyarthi Bhavan in Basavanagudi

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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.

Where: 32, Gandhi Bazaar Main Road, Basavangudi

When: 6.30am-11am, 2pm-8pm, Friday Holiday

Contact: 080 26677588

Price: INR 40

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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.

Where: 6-1, Kumarakrupa Road, High Grounds

When: 7.30am-9pm

Contact: 080 22254444

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.

Where: 14, Near Urvashi Theatre, Lalbagh Main Road

When: 6.30am-11am

Contact: 080 22230471

Price: INR 70

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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.

Where: 143, 60 Feet Road, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala and 5, SSAR Towers, 24th Main Road, 5th Phase, JP Nagar

When: 7.30am-10.30pm

Contact: 080411043450 {Koramangala} and +91 9448111514 {JP Nagar}

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.

Where: 126, Nagarthapet, Majestic

When: 8am-11pm

Contact: 080 25970312

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.

Where: 130, 3rd Main Road, 4th Cross, Hanumantha Nagar, Banashankari

When: 6am-noon and 4pm-8:30pm

Contact: +91 9341037000

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.

Where: 33, Old Chamrajpet Road, City Market

When: 7.30am-noon

Contact: +91 9845817991

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.

Where: 26/1-1, Bugle Rock Road, DVG Cross, Basavangudi

When: 7am-noon and 4pm-9pm

Contact: +91 9886506536

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.

Where: 7th Cross Road, NR Colony, Basavangudi

When: 7am-12:30pm and 3.30pm-8.30pm

Contact: 080 25905217

Price: INR 28

Featured image via: Charles Haynes