Feeling peckish during sightseeing – have a masala dosa

Some of the most popular sightseeing places in India are big in size. This means that you will have to do a lot of walking around. For example, let’s take the grounds of Delhi’s Red Fort for instance or the Raj Ghat (memorial to Mahatma Gandhi); they are big and you will have to do a lot of walking. Undoubtedly, some of us will get hungry and would like take a little break. I certainly start feeling peckish after all that walking around. What do you in such a situation? Why not take a break and have a cup of Indian tea and something to eat before you go to your next destination. In fact, it might be good thing to take a mini break for a moment to take it all in. The great thing about India is that you don’t have to go very far to find a street food stall or even a small restaurant – most of the time, it’s usually round the corner. Just feel free to take a look at their menu.

Raj Ghat Complex (Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi)
Raj Ghat Complex (Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi). You have to do a bit of walking to get to the memorial.

Some of the most popular dishes will certainly be on the menu. One such dish is the popular South Indian dish the “Masala Dosa”. I suggest you try this dish (here’s a list of top 10 dishes to try when in India). It’s light and will certainly keep hunger away till lunch or dinner time where you can explore other Indian foods in more detail. Made of stuffed potatoes and other vegetables and served with coconut chutney and sambar (lentils and vegetables added to it), the masala dosa makes a decent snack or a meal if you have more than one whichever way you look at it.

Masala Dosa
Masala Dosa I had a few days back at the restaurant in the Raj Ghat Memorial complex

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28 thoughts on “Feeling peckish during sightseeing – have a masala dosa

  • January 13, 2014 at 2:34 pm
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    Hi Shalu,

    That’s YUM :)

    Yes, it’s a treat to have masala dosa anytime I think! We’ve stopped so many times while sightseeing and had dosas and other South Indian dishes. I guess the taste is what really gets us going ahead, and a little tea and dosa break is an all time favorite with me too. Glad I can make them at home too, and when I do, we tend to carry on eating them for 2-3 days, in variations – the kids just love it!

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead :)
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    • January 15, 2014 at 4:19 pm
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      Looks good doesn’t it Harleena. I love the masala dosa. I am not good at cooking it but if you can make it at home, that is very good indeed.
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  • January 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm
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    Ask me Shalu ji, I am staying in Bangalore and have had various types of Dosas here but I must say the best Dosa I had in Jamshedpur.

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    • January 15, 2014 at 4:22 pm
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      Really, I have been to Jamshedpur many times as it used to be previously Bihar and have relatives there. Let me know which place so that I can too have it.
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  • January 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm
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    Hi Shalu,

    we have eaten this dish, Masala Dosa, ever so often during our vacation of India, 2004. and since then our children always ask for it if we go to an Indian Restaurant here in Berlin.

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    • January 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm
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      I see, that’s great Stefanie that you can have it in Berlin. Thanks for your comment and hope to see you again on the blog.
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  • January 14, 2014 at 1:52 am
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    Can’t wait to make it to India and dig into Masala dosa!

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  • January 14, 2014 at 5:00 am
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    Masala dosa is sure my favorite street food along with sambhar. The best part is you can order a plain dosa that the kids also enjoy, and the Sambhar can reinvigorate you with fresh energy..
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    • January 15, 2014 at 4:27 pm
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      Mine too Prasad, if I had my way, I would eat masala dosa every day. I also like idiyappam and idli..
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  • January 14, 2014 at 6:03 am
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    hi mam
    Masala dosa is my fav and i like the combination of dosa with sambar
    thanks for sharing tamilnadu dish
    keep sharing
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    • January 15, 2014 at 4:28 pm
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      Can’t beat the sambar, don’t remind me otherwise I will have to order a masala dosa again.
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  • January 14, 2014 at 8:53 am
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    Hi Shalu,

    Masala Dosa is one of my favorites, besides paranthas. What i funny is, most people in north India seem to label ‘masala dosa’ as a snack. And my favorite south Indian restaurant lists ‘chole bhature’ as snack.
    I don’t get it. Both dishes are good (yummy) enough to fulfill hunger, I think :-).
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  • January 14, 2014 at 5:54 pm
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    Hi Shalu,
    I have not yet been to India, but travelling is one of my favorite hobbies. When I do travel to India, I will certainly be sure to try some of that Masala Dosa. Thank you for sharing this treat,
    Andrew

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    • January 15, 2014 at 5:49 pm
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      You must come to India and have original Indian food masala dosa being one of them. I am sure you will like it.
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  • January 16, 2014 at 4:40 am
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    I have been there one year ago and yes, this is very peaceful place, not much crowded and much secure place in New Delhi.
    Plus we have a special feeling for this place, and everyone knows why?
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  • January 18, 2014 at 7:23 pm
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    Hi,
    Waooo!!! Masala Dosa!!! It is my favorite street food
    Thanks for the share. After reading your article I am feeling hungry.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 9:40 pm
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    i love dosa and all south indian dishes…i eat dosa on every weekend..

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  • February 4, 2014 at 12:28 am
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    I’ve only ever actually had these in Paris but they were AMAZING!

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  • February 28, 2014 at 7:27 pm
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    Nice Dishes. it’s Called Parata ?
    Thank you very much for Sharing.

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  • March 6, 2014 at 10:25 am
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    Hi

    I guess moving around India was a very experience for you. India literally has many tourist places comimng from north Jammu & kashmir to south kanyakumari.The one country where people of different religions castes all live together.One of the best thing about this country is its food.

    I totally agree that it is not difficult to find a food stall or restaurant in India. And normally at any restaurant you could find all types of cuisines, specialties. Masala Dosa surely is one wonderful snack to try. Mostly in South India they serve it as a breakfast item.Personally I love this item it is purely vegetarian, lite and fulfills your hunger. I suggest every body to have a try on this item. You would love it.
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  • April 2, 2014 at 10:07 am
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    I am huge fan of south Indian cusine. I have always preferred south Indian food as the first choice and especially medu-vada and a crispy masala dosa.

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  • April 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm
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    I just love masala dosa, in restaurants and even made at home. My fav south Indian dish.

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  • June 21, 2014 at 10:33 am
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    Hi , really nice this site ..I am really shoked because this site are need for me . I eating this foot and really yammy.. my child and family are like this . I will try my best this cooking and really I am eat this foot.

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