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Best Masala Dosa

kermit Aug 12, 2007 08:13 AM

I'm looking for the best masala dosa you've had in/around LA. I like 'em crisp on the outside, somewhat soft (but firm, not soggy) on the inside, and filled with a tantalizing mix of spiced potatoes. Also, any ideas on how to replicate restaurant-quality masala dosas at home? Thanks.

  1. Kris P Pata Aug 13, 2007 10:25 AM

    UDUPI PALACE, a South Asian vegetarian hub of activity in Artesia's Little India, gets my nod over WOODLANDS and PARU'S versions. Be advised: most evenings and weekends at the mega-popular, mid-sized restaurant resemble the Rose Bowl parking lot on game day.

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    1. re: Kris P Pata
      suvro Aug 13, 2007 01:27 PM

      The newly opened branch of the NoCal Tirupathi Bhimas in Little India is much better than Udupi, Woodlands, or Parus. It is better than Jay Bharat, which is also quite good. They have some Andhra fare, which makes some of their offerings stomach churningly hot, but their Madras Masala Dosa, Mysore Masala Dosa, and Rava Dhosas are all fantastic. Sometimes they fold the crepes into triangles which also visually look more interesting than the standard 3-folds at Udupi and Woodlands and elsewhere.

      India Sweets and Spices dosas are the poor man's substitute for properly done crisp masala dosas. El Pollo Loco of dosas, if you will.

      Tirupathi Bhimas
      18792 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701

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      cjla Aug 13, 2007 10:00 AM

      I've loved the one's I've had at India Sweets & Spices--of course you should eat it there, and if you've never eaten at IS & S, well, don't go if you're in a hurry.

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        Diana Aug 13, 2007 08:39 AM

        Woodlands in Artesia or Chatsworth

        1. bodie Aug 12, 2007 11:39 AM

          The last one I had at Paru was perfect.

          5140 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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