Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dosas!

I always seem to crave something random while pregnant. Last pregnancy it was cricket & guacamole burritos - this pregnancy it's Dosas! In our country the food in the North is very different from the food in the South. Dosas are Southern food. Most people here up North don't make Southern food their homes very often, so you have to eat it out :) One of my fave place to get Dosas is Haldirams. It's yummy :)
So what is a Dosa? A Dosa is basically a crepe made from rice and black lentils. There are many different side dishes that are served with it. This one is served with Sambar & Coconut Chutney. There are a bunch of different kinds of Dosas but my favorite is the Masala Dosa :) They used to serve potatoes on the side of some Dosas a long time back, but then at one time there was a potato shortage, so the cooks would mash up the potatoes and mix in spices and onions with it BUT since many devout Hindus and Jains in that area don't eat onions, they hid them INSIDE the dosa (like the picture below).... and now it's the "Masala Dosa" :)

Dosas come in all shapes and sizes - you can even get HUGE ones for you and your entire table to share!Anyway, just thought I'd show you one of the fun things I love about food here :)

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Bri said...

love food blogs!

Roberts said...

I always wondered how they made those giant dosas. Man vs. Food needs to go to India and try that. Except since dosas aren't very heavy, I'm sure it would be no contest.

Jill said...

woah, those things are huge! even the individual ones. they sound pretty good though.

Erin G said...

um, cricket burritos? Please tell me those don't actually have crickets in them.

I like our foodie posts. :)

allhisblessings said...

Uh, yeah...I'm also wondering about the cricket burrito. But Dosas sound yummy!

Laura said...

Oh man I love masala dosas!!! That is one thing I've really been craving since I've been in the states, and can't find them here!

Deanna said...

Aahh..I miss being pregnant and able to eat anything I wanted anytime... And that Dosas looks tasty!

bryan.bundick said...

yep, I need to know if you meant cricket the sport or cricket the critter. I figure that if you were in Thailand you could get fried crickets and avacados if you were really craving them. It is a disturbing combination though.

SouthAsiaRocks said...

yes... I craved real crickets!

I was in my first trimester with Aashini and on TV someone (from Mexico) was making Cricket & Guac burritos and they looked sooooo good to me. I wanted one sooo bad! I made some Guac and it was good, but by the time I got to Thailand and could get the cricket part I totally didn't want it :) haha!

Sara Beth said...

Looks so good! If we ever come to visit, it will revolve around FOOD!

Life in Green-Land said...

why don't they eat onions?

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Well, some devout H'ndus and Ja'ns don't eat onions and garlic because if you eat those vegetables you're "killing the plant" by eating them (whereas with apples and things like that, you take the apple and the tree lives) - does that make sense?