Dosa Deals!February 19, 2010
Having a craving for some Indian food recently, I found myself lured to the Dosa Factory, an Indian street food style restaurant located in the back of the Shalimar Indian Market. It was a pretty great overall experience, and the casual atmosphere combined with pretty fantastic food at a reasonable price will have me going back for more!
When choosing my dinner at The Dosa Factory, I felt pretty inclined to choose a dosa. Expecting a small, basically burrito sized crepe filled with potato, I chose the Masala Dosa, which was stuffed with potato and curry leaf spiced onions. When my order came up, much to my surprise, the dosa was about the size of my entire arm! Packed with flavor and served with a side of coconut chutney (which was bland and unnecessary) and a lentil sauce with a variety of hot peppers to dip in, this dosa hit the spot in a big way.
The paneer pakoras were a bit on the salty side, but were otherwise a great side to the meal. The surprise hit of the dinner though was the Kathi roll, which was a handheld burrito-esque roll up filled with paneer (and a meat if you like), mint chutney, salad and pickle. At a reasonable price, this fantastic little guy provided a lot of flavor in a small package.
So while the Dosa factory wasn’t the best Indian food I’ve ever had, it was a solid place. The shop out front has a pretty awesome selection for all your Indian shopping needs, and to have a tasty out of the way restaurant in the back really makes the trip worth it!
This is weird because the Dosa Factory is in fact NOT in the South End but is in Central Square, Cambridge.