Dosa & Dhokla is a newly opened restaurant in Karama with a misleading name. Branding it Dosa & Thali would have probably done it more justice because this little eatery is as much about thalis as it is about dosas. Owned and run by two sisters from Chennai, the restaurant’s interior has that woman’s touch; it’s handsomely decorated, neat, tidy, and spotlessly clean.
The Ghee Roast Masala Dosa was excellent (admit it, everything cooked in ghee tastes better). So was the smaller than usual Medu Vada. But it was the Sambar which stood out most for me; packed with vegetables, it was not as sour or chilli hot as sambar served in other restaurants, instead, it had that honest, earthy, homecooked taste one only gets at home. Superb.
I was not so impressed with the Dhokla, finding its consistency a little crumbly when it should have been spongy. Taste-wise, however, it was spot on.
Dosa & Dhokla has a small chaat corner at the rear of the restaurant, and I couldn’t resist trying some Pani Puri. Again here, I was not impressed. Best leave the chaat to the professionals. But what knocked me for a six was their South Indian Filter Coffee – do not leave without trying some. Rounding off our meal we were served a delightful, chilled, mini-Rasmalai.
Owner on premises always ensures attentive service, and this was no exception. The staff are friendly and fast. Home deliveries are currently limited to bicycle-radius…but that will change soon.
I drove from Arabian Ranches to Karama to visit this restaurant. Based on the meal I had there, I would happily drive back any day of the week. If Dosa & Dhokla can maintain consistency, they will be one of the most popular restaurants in Karama in no time.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.