Who doesn’t love a perfectly round, golden-hued, crispy-around-the-edges-and-fluffy-in-the-middle-dosa? These are the Kolkata eateries that have mastered the fine art of the dosa.
Molagopodi To Hazelnut: These Places Have The Best Dosas In Town
One of Kolkata’s favorite South Indian places, Anand is synonymous with dosas in Kolkata. The Masala Dosa is a classic and a must-try. If you like your dosas super crisp, go for the ‘wafer’ dosas which are paper-thin and very crunchy. The weekends see long queues during lunch hour so go early if you don’t want a wait.
Enjoy a quick, fresh and (relatively) healthy lunch which has the widest variety of dosas in the city (they have about 100 types!). Our top picks are the Podi dosas, dhania dosas and the Mysore Masala Dosa. Eat at the cosy restaurant rather than packing it or getting it home-delivered because the dosas become soggy. Ask for their special chutneys and gunpowder.
The quirk is flowing over at this restaurant – from the wall art to the names of the dishes on their menu. Their dosa section is called ‘Khao Galli Dosas’. The best was the Schezwan Chow Chow which had a filling of Spicy Noodles and Veggies.
The quirky sketches on the wall, and the name, are a shoutout to one of India’s favourite serials – Malgudi Days. They even have a dosa named after the show – the Malgudi Blast dosa, their speciality. It’s crunchy, spicy, cheesy and hits all the right spots. Also try their mushroom cheese masala dosa.
The Chutney Co
The Molagopodi Dosa is the best here. This place serves different kinds of chutney with each dosa – you have to pick three from nine. You have to try the raw mango one and the Curaikkay Chutney. Have a cup of their freshly brewed coffee to finish off your meal.
This tiny kiosk-like restaurant serves up some the most imaginative dosas in the city. They have one with hazelnut spread and dark chocolate. And a pizza dosa which has a dosa base, topped with chicken, capsicum, tomatoes and cheese.
Large glass windows, sunlight streaming in, a warm and friendly owner, and traditional South Indian classics makes Ammini a hidden gem in Kolkata. The dosas are not like other places, they are laden with spices, onions, chillies and flavour – perfect for those who love food that packs a punch. Served on a banana leaf, the crispy dosa comes with an array of condiments to choose from. We love the Pink Chutney and Inji Puli (sweet and sour ginger pickle). They make special dishes on a pre-order basis – the traditional South Indian mutton curries are worth making the call for.
This joint on Ho Chi Minh Sarani (close to the US consulate) is one of the most popular idli-dosa places in the city. The no-frills menu has all the basics but man, they do the basics so well! Their coconut chutney is among the freshest we’ve had, the dosas are perfectly golden and crisp, the masala fillings freshly made. We love pairing the dhania-filled Malli Sada Dosa with their special chutney.
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