This mall at Hollenbeck and Homestead in Sunnyvale has some good chow! Today I tried out Madura Indian Cuisine, a vegetarian restaurant serving Tamil Nadu cuisine. I tried the masala dosa. The dosa itself was good though not quite as intense as at Madras Cuisine. However, the chutneys were exceptional, particularly the tomato and coconut chutneys. These are probably the best I've had.
I've amused Melanie with this comparison before, but dosa variations seem to be like barbecue variations. Madras Cafe is more like Texas style where the dosa is the star and the chutney, if any, is secondary; Madura is more like Kansas City where the chutney plays a more central role, though the dosa itself is still very important. One's not better than the other, it's just a different stylistic emphasis. I have no idea if this reflects regional variations or chef variations, but it's great to have both alternatives.
Now to explore more of the menu, which includes a few dishes new to me - and I expect some other familiar dishes will be given different twists as well.
Madura Indian Cuisine
1635 Hollenbeck Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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