|Bhatura - Puffy Wheat Bread|
|Channa - Stew of Chick Peas MMMMM|
|Dahi Papadi Chaat|
We actually put a good dent into the entire menu. We ordered at least half the Dosa's on the menu. Dosa's are thin, crepe like pancakes, typically made of Lentil flour, filled with a variety of vegetables, cheeses or meats. They do come from Rice and Wheat as well but normally, the menu would specify if they were like in the case of the Rava Masala Dosa at this restaurant.
|Dangerously Spicy Mango Habanero Dosa, wooooo!|
As a concession to our Omnivorous mates at the table, we ordered a Tamil Lamb Curry. It was a thick stew of large chunks of Lamb. Not too spicy.
We shared the following Dosa. I would have all of them again except maybe the Spring which I though was a bit run of the mill with the Pea & Carrot veg mix inside :
Masala Dosa: classic dosa filled with creamy spiced potatoes, onions, and cashew nuts (masala)
Habanero-Mango Masala: (Warning: very intense heat!) Masala dosa layered with spread of spicy habanero chutney
Rava Masala A wispy dosa made of semolina and wheat, served with spiced Indian potatoes, onions and cashews
Paneer and Peas Dosa filled with spiced and shredded farmer’s cheese, lightly grilled, peas and cilantro
Spring Masala dosa combined with fresh vegetables including peas, carrots, cabbage and red onion
My favourites with both the Dahi's and the Paneer and the Rava Dosa's. Please Please Please heed the warning about the Mango Habanero Dosa. They ain't kidding. It is killer. There were at least 3 of us at the table with stomach's of steel that agreed we could not have ordered that one alone nor even eaten more than the 1/5th we did. I say 1/5th because some were to fearful to even try when we steelier ones started to weep.
Service: informative, helpful, cautioned us on an over order, which I love!
Ambiance: Cozy, stylish but not pretentious
Wine List: Decent
995 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(Bear in mind I normally top out @ 6/7, have never given a 7. Still waiting :^)