Monday, February 22, 2016

Best Dosa In Mumbai

Spring Dosa from Dakshinayan 

Dosa is a fermented crepe made from rice batter and black lentils. It is a staple dish in South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Telangana. (Source : Wikipedia ) 

This is what Wiki says but for me Dosa is the perfect evening Snack to make me happy!

So while people are crazy about sweet crepes, I am totally in love with this spicy crepe called Dosa.

Dosa occupies one of the most important place in the food culture of Mumbai City.

The most amazing part is the kind of variety of Dosa's that you get in Mumbai is something not available in every city of India. From plain Sada Dosa to Paneer Chilli Dosa to Pizza Dosa to Chopsuey Dosa to Chocolate Dosa, the list is big! And all of them taste so good.

Since Dosa forms such an important part of my diet, I thought let me do a write up on it and share my Dosa Love with you! 
And this was something that was there on my mind since very long but as they say everything has its own destiny and its own time so guess now is the time.

Below are some of my all time favourites which I keep on having regularly. 


Spring Dosa  

This is Spring Dosa from Dakshinayan. It is loaded with mixed vegetables like Onions, Tomatoes, Capsicum, Cabbage, etc. and not to forget garnished generously with Cheese. Its got the Chinese cuisine influence. 

Status Restaurant 

Located in Nariman Point, this is one place I have been visiting since I was a kid and my all time favourites from there are Onion Rawa Sada Dosa and Mysore Masala Dosa. 

Onion Rawa Sada Dosa 

Mysore Sada Dosa

Hotel Ramashray 

Located in Matunga East, this place was highly recommended by a lot of people and on my visit and after tasting the food, I wasn't surprised why it was so loved by many.

I can easily call it food for the soul.
The food tastes so good and is so pocket friendly. No wonder there is always a waiting at any point of the time and on Sunday's the waiting time runs up in hours.
Below in the pictures are the ones I loved the most. And please don't forget to have their Filter Coffee. I had given up Coffee for sometime but the fragrance of their Filter Coffee got me back to drinking Coffee, its simply Divine!

Onion Rawa Sada Dosa 
Mysore Onion Rawa Sada Dosa 
Mysore Masala Dosa 

Mysore Sada Dosa 

 DP's The Fast Food Centre

This place is located in Matunga East. Have been visiting this place since years specially on Sunday's when I visit Dashmesh Darbar Gurudwara, Sion with my family. 
They have a great variety of Dosa's, I remember once trying Banana Dosa, it was good but more on the sweeter side and I prefer spicy stuff. 
My all time favourites from here are Mysore Sada Dosa which is made with Green Chutney and American Dosa.

American Dosa

Amrut Sagar

Located in Bandra West, this is also one of my regular joint for Dosa.

Love their Noodle Dosa!

Noodle Dosa


I mostly like indulging in Mysore Sada Dosa but when I eat at Soam, I have to order their Mysore Masala Dosa because it is very different from the regular Masala Dosa that we get otherwise.

Mysore Masala Dosa

So till now I shared with you my favourite joints but there are so many more in Mumbai which I have not visited but wanted to know about. This curiosity led me into searching for some of the best places in Mumbai famous for their Dosa. 
I ran a search on Instagram and based on some foodie's recommendations have shortlisted the places which are really well known for Dosa. 
I have mentioned their Instagram Handle along with their names, you can follow them and enjoy their food stories too!

Pic Credits : Paayal Sharma  Instagram Handle : fitfoodie_diva

There is something so special about Street Side Dosa that it is relished by everyone, irrespective of their wealth status. 
You actually get the real delicious Dosa's on Mumbai Streets. 

Khan Galli

Pic Credits: Premal Instagram: "yummycallingtummy"

Jinny Dosa

Pic Credits : Harsh Jhaveri  Instagram Handle: "mumbaifoodlovers"

Location: Anand Dosa, Opp. Mithibai College, Juhu

Manchurian Dosa

Pic Credits : Esha Shroff  Instagram Handle: "foodholic"

Location: This Dosa Is from Khau Galli, Ghatkopar

Here is what Esha has to say - " Manchurian Dosa served with Chatni and Paneer Manchurian Gravy is my favorite and should be tried once. Worth the cost!"

Mysore Masala Dosa

Pic Credits : Ankita Mhatre Instagram Handle: "foodietect"

Location: Banana Leaf, 7 Bungalows, Andheri West

Mirchi Kothmir Dosa

Pic Credits: Saloni Kukreja, Instagram Handle: "foodofmumbai"

Location: Narayan Dosa, Grant Road

Cham Cham Dosa

Pic Credits : Ankita M Instagram Handle: "foodietect"

Location: This Dosa Is from Jai Ambika Dosa Palace, Andheri West
Here is what Ankita has to say - " Love the variety of Dosa's this place offers!
This Cham Cham Dosa is filled with stuffings like Capsicum, Beetroot, Cabbage, Spring Onions, some secret masala and loaded with lots of Cheese!! The must try Dosa's are Pizza Dosa, Golmaal Dosa, Paneer Cheese American Chopsuey Dosa and Cham Cham Dosa."

Pizza Dosa

Pic Credits : Ankita Mhatre Instagram Handle : "foodietect"

Location: This Dosa Is from Jai Ambika Dosa Palace, Andheri West

Jinny Dosa 
Pic Credits : Jai Puri Instagram Handle: "cameracuisine"

Location: Babulnath Dosa Centre

Chocolate Dosa

Pic Credits : Ashfina Charania Instagram Handle: "thewickedsoul"

Location: This Dosa Is from Anand Dosa Centre, Opp. Mithibai College, Vile Parle (W)

Here is what Ashfina has to say about this Dosa - " There are very few places in Mumbai like this that serve up the sweet yet crunchy Chocolate Dosa. The Chocolate Dosa is loaded with Hershey's Chocolate Syrup and Chocolate Chips on a thin layer of crunchy fermented rice batter."

Pizza Dosa

Pic Credits : Kaval Chaudhari Instagram Handle: "xxtasveerxx"

Location: This is located roadside on Andheri S.V. Road
In Kaval's words " Pizza Dosa is my new found love. Crispy from the corners and soft towards the inside, this Dosa is stuffed with Cheese, Capsicum, Tomatoes, Onions and some sauce, wins the heart for sure."

Open Cheese Dosa aka Pizza Dosa

Pic Credits : Ashfina Charania Instagram Handle: "thewickedsoul"

Location: Sunday Treat Mindspace Malad (W)
In Ashfina's words - " From Mysore Dosa to the Pizza Dosa, you would be spoilt for choice with the wide range of Dosa on offer. Open Dosa, simply put, is an unfolded version of a dosa marinated in spicy sauces and topped off with grated Mozzarella Cheese. The cheese helps douse the fire started by the spicy sauce with every bite of this street classic."

Chocolate Dosa

Pic Credits :Instagram Handle: "letsblogsomefood"

Location: Nandus Dosa, Mahavir Nagar, Kandivali West
"Dosa with Cheese and Chocolate Chips over it, completely melts in your mouth."

Pizza Dosa

Pic Credits : Nidhi Instagram Handle: "la_nidhi"

Location: Kalidas Natya Mandir, Mulund West

Paneer Chilli Dosa

Pic Credits : Instagram Handle: ""

Location: Nandus's Dosa near Ritumbhara College, Juhu

Paper Dosa

Pic Credits : Instagram Handle: "sanketj20"

Location: Ram Ashray, Matunga

Dilkhush Dosa 
I spotted this on "mumbaifoodicious" wall 

Pic Credits : Instagram Handle: "saurabh.bidye"

Location: Cafe Mysore
Apart from these there is a place called Cafe Madras at Matunga which is extremely famous for their South Indian Food. I am so looking forward to visit this place. Hopefully shall visit soon!

Ciao for now!


Saveen Kaur

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