Dosa


Dosa

Starting your beautiful morning with a munch on dosa is nothing more than a heavenly
experience. I never had the slightest clue of missing this feeling after coming to Colombia.
Dosas are those cute little round crispy crepe like dish that reminds me of my childhood days.
It used to make my weekends special.
I would like to share with you a brief history of the origin of dosa. Dosa has been there since
the first century A.D. and is believed to have originated in the Uduppi district which is currently
situated in the south Indian state Karnataka. They are mostly eaten as breakfast and widely
consumed all over south India. Dosas are made out of a batter consisting of raw rice and black
lentils commonly known as urad dal in India. They somewhat resemble the French dish crepes
in looks but they taste really different.
Dosas differ in shape and texture in different part of south India. In Tamil Nadu its thin and
crispy where as in Kerala its soft and fluffy and thick. In Goa its watery and thin and so
on.There are also a variety of dosas like masala dosa wherein the dosa is stuffed with potato
masala, ghee roast which is a plain crispy dosa with a dash of ghee in it, paneer dosa is dosa
stuffed with spiced paneer, pesarattu dosa which has green gram as the key ingredient and
many more.
This delicious dosa is usual served with sambar or chutney. Speaking of chutneys there are a
variety of them like coconut chutney, coriander chutney, tamarind chutney to name a few.
They are basically a ground spicy paste of various ingredients which would very well
accompany a crispy dosa.
A piece of dosa dipped in chutney and sambar for breakfast would make my day. Its crispy and
crunchy and when dipped in sambar or chutney it will let out that tangy spicy flavor that you
will savor in your mouth till the end of the day. Nothing can replace this experience I can bet
on that. At present I´m lucky to encounter this experience at the Herbaveda restaurant which
is situated at the heart of Bogota, Colombia. Herbaveda is an authentic Indian restaurant with
two Indian chefs to cook ethnic Indian dishes. So what are you guys waiting for? Longing for
indian food? Finding a home away from home? Herbaveda have their doors open for you.

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