Sonu’s Masala Dosa in New Delhi

Potatoes and onions and spices, oh my. First meal in New Delhi!

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New Delhi, India

I know it’s not a great picture. I was too eager to dig in with my bare right hand to really care.

We were told one of the first thing we should try when we land in India is a masala dosa. A dosa is the Indian’s version of a pancake or crepe. A masala dosa is made by stuffing cooked potatoes, fried onions and spices and is traditionally served with a vegetarian side dish and/ or various types of chutney. There are many other versions of dosa such as egg dosa, cheese dosa and chili dosa.

Traditionally, you’d expect to get a flat crepe, like a thin crispy rice paper with the fillings already inside. But at Sonu it’s different if you order the special masala dosa. The batter is slightly thicker, almost pancake like and is stuffed with lightly cooked potatoes then covered and seared with fried onions and spices.. yum!

This was our first meal in India and our first masala dosa – not just in India – ever! We loved it so much, we came back to Sonu for our last meal in India three weeks later. Sonu also makes a delicious veg Thali for about $60Rs.

How do you like your dosa?


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Sonu Chat House Restaurant
5045-46 Main Bazar, Pahar Ganj – New Delhi
Metro: Ramakrishna Ashram

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  • http://www.aaandbctheworld.com/ a&b

    That looks so delicious! I ate ton’s of the same stuff in Malaysia and wish I could find it in the states!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      For some reason we didn’t get to try this in Malaysia. :( Is it like roti?

  • http://www.aandbctheworld.com/ a&b

    That looks so delicious! I ate ton’s of the same stuff in Malaysia and wish I could find it in the states!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      For some reason we didn’t get to try this in Malaysia. :( Is it like roti?

  • http://travelphilosophy.com/ Goodyralph

    Yummy! It looks so delicious! Do you have the receipt or any suggestion how to cook it?
    Thanks!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      No recipe but I’m sure you can google one up. I plan to try and make one when I return to the States. :)

  • http://travelphilosophy.com/ Goodyralph

    Yummy! It looks so delicious! Do you have the receipt or any suggestion how to cook it?
    Thanks!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      No recipe but I’m sure you can google one up. I plan to try and make one when I return to the States. :)

  • http://www.tammyandchrisonthemove.blogspot.com/ TammyOnTheMove

    Hmm I love dosas. My favourite ones are South Indian style dosas with a coconut chutney. Absolutely delicious!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      Mmm coconut chutney sounds delish. Too bad we didn’t make it to the South this time around – I hear the food is amazing there too.

  • http://www.tammyandchrisonthemove.blogspot.com/ TammyOnTheMove

    Hmm I love dosas. My favourite ones are South Indian style dosas with a coconut chutney. Absolutely delicious!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Mmm coconut chutney sounds delish. Too bad we didn’t make it to the South this time around – I hear the food is amazing there too.

  • Sal

    I love dosas! Masala is my favorite with the coconut chutney, and I prefer the long crepes. I am not picky though. Can’t wait to go to India and eat dosas – paying in rupees. $13 for a a masala dosa at an Indian restaurant in the states is crazy compared to 60 Rs = $1.13 !

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      Omigod another coconut chutney lover, now I have to try it. I totally miss paying in rupees. I don’t think I can afford to eat in the States now that I know what they really cost in India. Haha

  • Sal

    I love dosas! Masala is my favorite with the coconut chutney, and I prefer the long crepes. I am not picky though. Can’t wait to go to India and eat dosas – paying in rupees. $13 for a a masala dosa at an Indian restaurant in the states is crazy compared to 60 Rs = $1.13 !

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Omigod another coconut chutney lover, now I have to try it. I totally miss paying in rupees. I don’t think I can afford to eat in the States now that I know what they really cost in India. Haha

  • http://www.scenewithahart.com/ Fidel

    Not sure if I’ve had that before, but it looks and sounds quite delicious.What were the smells of food being cooked like in India?

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      You should definitely try one when you get a chance. I love the smell of spices in Indian cooking! A lot of curry powder and masala and lots of pepper. :)

  • http://www.scenewithahart.com/ Fidel

    Not sure if I’ve had that before, but it looks and sounds quite delicious.What were the smells of food being cooked like in India?

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      You should definitely try one when you get a chance. I love the smell of spices in Indian cooking! A lot of curry powder and masala and lots of pepper. :)

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    Oh yuuuuum! I haven’t had good Indian food in forever.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      I don’t think Indian food will ever taste the same back home for us.. :(

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo de Ledesma

    Oh yuuuuum! I haven’t had good Indian food in forever.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      I don’t think Indian food will ever taste the same back home for us.. :(

  • http://www.baconismagic.ca/ Ayngelina

    Looks delicious, dosas are my favourite.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      It’s my new favorite next to samosas. 😀

  • http://www.baconismagic.ca/ Ayngelina

    Looks delicious, dosas are my favourite.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      It’s my new favorite next to samosas. 😀

  • Laura @ Travelocafe.com

    No, no, the picture is great. I can almost grab it and start eating. When I was in high school India was high on my travel list. Now, years later, I was able to go to many places from my list, but unfortunately not India. :( I have to see how I’ll requitfy this.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      oh definitely put it back on the list. India is an experience you can’t really find anywhere else. :)

  • http://www.travelocafe.com/ Laura @ Travelocafe

    No, no, the picture is great. I can almost grab it and start eating. When I was in high school India was high on my travel list. Now, years later, I was able to go to many places from my list, but unfortunately not India. :( I have to see how I’ll requitfy this.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      oh definitely put it back on the list. India is an experience you can’t really find anywhere else. :)

  • http://twitter.com/JacknJillTravel Jack and Jill

    Hmmm – dosas. I like mine dipped in various ‘soup’s they’re served with.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      I was totally dunking mine in all the mystery soups on the table. So good! Haha

  • JacknJillTravel

    Hmmm – dosas. I like mine dipped in various ‘soup’s they’re served with.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      I was totally dunking mine in all the mystery soups on the table. So good! Haha

  • http://www.anywhere-but-home.com/ Naomi

    Oh man. I have yet to try dosa but THIS looks amaaaaaaazing!! 😉

  • http://www.anywhere-but-home.com/ Naomi

    Oh man. I have yet to try dosa but THIS looks amaaaaaaazing!! 😉

  • http://www.anywhere-but-home.com/ Naomi

    Oh man. I have yet to try dosa but THIS looks amaaaaaaazing!! 😉

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      Oh you should definitely try it! They’re amazing and you can have em in so many different ways. Delish!

  • http://www.anywhere-but-home.com/ Naomi

    Oh man. I have yet to try dosa but THIS looks amaaaaaaazing!! 😉

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Oh you should definitely try it! They’re amazing and you can have em in so many different ways. Delish!

  • CaptainandClark

    Literally just wrote this down. I plan on ordering it as soon as we get into New Delhi!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      You won’t regret it! Also the best area to shop. We bought most of our clothes there – hobo pants, light tees and scarfs. 😀

  • CaptainandClark

    Literally just wrote this down. I plan on ordering it as soon as we get into New Delhi!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      You won’t regret it! Also the best area to shop. We bought most of our clothes there – hobo pants, light tees and scarfs. 😀

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