Sri Krishna Sweets is a sweets shop, a dessert parlour and a restaurant rolled up in one. Its spacious interior is handsomely appointed and divided in two, one for dining and the other for the sweets shop. I came to try their much talked about dosas. But not for breakfast as I usually do. I came for lunch. In fact, this was my first time having a dosa for lunch.
My food buddy Amin and I ordered the Ginger Sprouts Salad to start. You want to know what a ginger sprouts salad is? It’s raw sprouts with a little ginger mixed in. Ours had maybe two or three drops of lemon added. It was the single worst salad I have had in a long, long time. But you know what? The wait for our dosas was so long, we ended up eating most of it, cursing and swearing with each mouthful.
Our mini idlis and vada came first accompanied by a delicious sambar and two chutneys, coconut and onion. For my dosa I decided to try something new and ordered the Andhra Kara, a crispy dosa smeared with red (Kara) chilli chutney. As this was Amin’s first dosa, I ordered him a masala dosa. My Kara dosa arrived looking like it had been sun tanning at Nasimi beach all week, it was a dark chocolaty brown. Amin’s dosa was not as dark but it was darker than any masala dosa I’ve seen. Had it not been for the abundance of raw chopped onions stuffed inside, I would have really liked my spicy dosa. And the other thing we learnt was that Amin isn’t a dosa person. He put on a brave face but left most of his for the bin. I loved the mini Idlis. They reminded me of my dear friend Mani whose lovely wife Viju would cook them for us for lunch (we’d have them with a little sesame oil mixed with gunpowder – yum).
I found the service at Sri Krishna friendly and attentive. This was mainly due to restaurant manager, Santosh, who personally attended to our table. He ensured the only non-Indians in the restaurant were well looked after. Thank you, kind Sir.
He also recommended we end our meal with a sampling of their amazing sweets – oof! they’re truly amazing. But you know what? I didn’t like the food nearly as much as the sweets. In fact, I think Sri Krishna is well worth a visit for its sweets. But I’ll have my dosas, idlis and vadas elsewhere in Karama.
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