Dosa Plaza – Bhubaneswar !
On a trip to the capital of Odisha – Bhubaneswar, I went in with a determination to be like the locals and try out authentic Odiya cuisine, which I surely did and enjoyed every moment of it ! But when cravings for Dosa hit the roof, it was time to hit the road in search of the same which led me to Dosa Plaza ! And I was in for a treat as it turned out to be a place which is famous for its different variety of dosa’s which includes Chinese fusion, Salad fusion and Mexican style dosa’s ! Perhaps this is what you call the global cuisine in a single dish – of-course there is always an Indian twist to it !
Located in the Patia neighbourhood of Bhubaneswar, it’s a small place very near to the KIIT institute which meant a heaven for the students ! Ambience is simple and seating comfortable. The walls double up as menu as well which works ! There is a TV too for some entertainment !
I was here for a weekend breakfast and was looking forward to try out the variety they had to offer along with a few of my family members. Straightaway went in for something that was mentioned as lite to begin with – the Salsa Lite dosa ! This one had salsa garlic paste, pasta garlic sauce, black pepper, red chilly flakes topped with some spring onions. Definitely unique and did eat well. I had not tried something like this before and was pretty stoked about it – if only they do not mention this as a mexican style and rather give it a different name but pretty happy with it !
After the lite-ness it was time to grab something masaledar and filling and off came the Paneer Crispy Dosa ! This dosa was stuffed with Tawa paneer( cottage cheese) , onions and glazed with hot garlic sauce ! Mexican, Indian or anything else – totally in love with this one ! It was very filling indeed, the paneer stuffing was generous and with all the spices and the sauce – it was party in the mouth. They do serve the dosa’s with Sambar and Chutney – for things like these you don’t need any sides !
With few other folks with me on the breakfast table meant more and different things to try ! One of the order was the simple plain dosa. Regular and simple stuff. Chutney was good but not the sambar or perhaps I am used to the sambar in the southern part of the country !
Crispy mini vada’s and Sheera which is basically semolina and saffron cooked in clarified butter made up for the rest of the food experience. Thumbs up on both !
After this sumptuous breakfast, all we needed was some coffee. The menu had Madras Filter Coffee and that’s what we opted for. Total disappointment ! It just did not fit into the category of filter coffee and definitely not Madras ! Overall a good experience except for the coffee !
Location – https://goo.gl/maps/ab6jYtubZJH2