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Dosas Come to FiDi 

Tuesday, Nov 18 2014

Just as you step out of the BART station at Market and Montgomery, you see the cheerful orange awning proclaiming: "DOSAS. South Indian Street Food." The month-old food cart offers three dosas, all in a crispy rice and lentil crepe.

Masala dosa has a potato and pea curry; paneer dosa is filled with Indian fresh cheese, onion, ginger, peas, and tomato; mix dosa is, predictably, a combination of the two. All are topped with a lentil-based sambar sauce and the sour cream/jalapeno/cilantro "awesome sauce." If you forgo the latter sauce on the masala dosa, you have a perfect vegan lunch.

Two nice young guys were manning the cart on my visit; neither hailed from India, but the chef worked wonders with his small space, pouring and topping the batter with my mix dosa ingredients and adding the (optional for $1) cabbage salad topping. When it was ready, he folded it into a neat triangle and wrapped it in a brown paper cone.

The food isn't especially spicy, but there's hot sauce available for those who like a bit more heat. Your dosa will stay crisp and steamy for several blocks, and is quite filling. Go now, before everyone catches on and the lines get really long.


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