Dosa Corner

November 11th, 2008    •  by Bethia    •   1 Comment »

Today was my first trip to Dosa Corner, a South Indian Vegetarian restaurant at Kenny and Old Henderson. I have been meaning to go there for ages and took advantage of the Veterans’ Day holiday and having a willing accomplice to treat myself to a longer than average lunch break. My previous experience of South Indian food in Columbus was at the Udipi Cafe which I am a big fan of, but it is quite a bit further away and 20 minutes seemed too far to drive for a weekday lunch (although I am tempted to try their lunch buffet sometime). Dosa Corner is a no frills sort of place which seems to focus on take-out and seemed to be doing a reasonable trade. 

I don’t know as much about Southern Indian cuisine as I would like as my own experience in India was in the North and it is different to the anglicized versions of Indian food that I am most familiar with. 

We tried a few things at Dosa Corner and everything was very good. My only complaint was that because they are largely a take-out establishment they use paper, polystyrene and plastic plates, cups and cutlery, which seems wasteful and I much prefer eating off something more substantial and reusable. It is quite refreshing (excuse the pun) to have a jug of tap water without ice though. 

The speciality of the house is of course the Dosa and there are many different variations. A dosa is a thin crispy crepe made from rice and lentil flour that usually comes wrapped around some sort of filling, although you can get them plain.

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We had the channa masala dosa with curried chickpeas, potatoes and lots of fresh cilantro, which was really delicious although a little greasy. Another hit was the spicy spinach Uthappam. Both come with sauces to dip them in. 

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An uthappam or uttapam is a pancake where the other ingredients are cooked into the batter, so it looks a little more like a pizza. It is thicker, more spongey and less crispy. We also shared some mutter panneer made with homemade cheese and one of the lentil donuts, out of pure curiosity (and greed).

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Washed down with some indian chai, it was a filling and warming meal for a wintry day and very reasonable for the amount of food we ordered (more than we could eat). I will definitely go back as I want to try the Mysore dosa.


One Comment to “Dosa Corner”

  1. Dosa Corner’s got amazing food. I wish I could get past the 72 pieces of disposaware to get through a meal. It’s not just wasteful, the zillion containers detracts from the meal.

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