Dosa is one of the most favourite cuisines for me. Like any South Indian, they are to me what hamburger is to America. I have had loads of Dosa. The subtle and traditional ones at home, the ones with the rose coloured masala from Indian Coffee House across Kerala, the conventional Tamil dosas from all the Saravana Bhavans in Coimbatore and Chennai, the stylish nov-veg Chicken Dosas from Empire hotel in Bangalore, but nothing gives the charm and essence of having any one flavour of the wide range of dosa’s from the Pai Brothers at MG Road, Ernakulam.
Pai Dosa @ Ernakulam
Nothing beats the taste and the variety. Where else in India can a Dosa lover dream to get the name-it-you-get-it countless types of Dosa? The ordinary ones, egg, spicy, salt ’n pepper, cashew, onion; name the variety, and you get it here. In fact, as far as I know, Pai Dosa is the only one place that provides the best non-veg Dosas in the whole of South India, maybe even in the world.
All these years I had the privilege to visit Pai Dosa only after by drunken sojourns. That made the taste rise above ordinary. And it was only last week that I managed to visit the place in an absolutely normal mode. Moving around with family has such recompense sometimes. As usual, it was the most mesmerising Dosa experience in recent times.
Sometimes, when you want to convey something good, you are always short of words. That is what has happened now. Describing Pai Dosa is easier said than done, and there is only one way to recognize that – that is to be there and get lost in a world of a Dosas. Next time, when in Ernakulam, make sure none of you miss it.