The House of Dosas, curiously enough, has never been a hound favorite for dosas. Past reports suggested that thali lunches were the way to go. But recently, dosa lovers have stepped up and made their case.

Among the 20-plus varieties, sbp recommends onion chile masala–potato, raw onion, and kicking fresh green chile tucked into a huge, crisp, nutty, faintly caramelized crepe. Alongside comes coconut chutney and unusually soulful sambar. Even erstwhile dosa-disser TongoRad confesses to enjoying its interplay of onion and coconut flavors. jnet62 endorses the Gunpowder dosa, spiked with fiery/tart milakai podi.

Those thinking outside the dosa should try chaat (good picks: bhel puri and samosa chaat) or the popular thali, a daily-changing grab bag of bites, some on the menu and some not. Highlights include channa masala (chickpeas), eggplant any style, rasam (spicy vegetable broth), and fluffy idli (steamed rice-lentil patties). Save room for vermicelli pudding, flavored with saffron and white raisins.

House of Dosas [Nassau County]
416 S. Broadway, at Boehme St., Hicksville, NY

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