USA : 'Masala Dosa' Among Top 10 'Must-try' Dishes in the World


New York, Jul 8 (PTI): Popular South Indian dish Masala Dosa has made it to the list of '10 foods to try before you die', compiled by the Huffington Post.

The list, prepared by travel blog viator for the newspaper, includes dishes from around the world as a must-try for travellers.

Masala dosa features in the list alongside the Peking duck from China, BBQ ribs from the US and Teppanyaki from Japan.

"The plate-covering, paper-thin pancake is made from rice and lentils, cooked to lacy perfection on a hot griddle. What creates the more-ish flavor is a spiced concoction of mashed cooked potatoes and fried onions, served with a liberal dose of garlicky chutney," the website describes masala dosa.

The list also includes France's Escargots, which are actually snails generally eaten as an appetizer, served in the shell and cooked in a delicious melange of garlicky parsley butter.

Moussaka on the list is described as the Greek answer to the Italian lasagne. "The dish is made by smothering layers of ingredients in a cheese bechamel sauce, and baking until creamily melted and golden."

Other foods on the list are Zucchini flowers from Italy, Seafood curry laksa from Malaysia, Thai dish Som tam or green papaya salad and Pavlova from Australia-New Zealand.

"Sampling the local cuisine can help you make friends, understand the history, politics or religion of the place you're visiting and provide a lasting memory of your trip.

Food and travel go hand in hand, and there's no better way to delve deep into a destination than to try its most famous dishes," said the newspaper.

 

  

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  • S.S.D'Souza, udupi

    Tue, Jul 10 2012

    Yes Arun Udupi it was Kadandale Krishna Bhat of Woodlands hotel who invented the masala dosa & not the tamilians. For some I guess, South India means only Tamilnadu (Madras to be specific)

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  • RAMESH S POOJARI, Naravi Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2012

    We are proud to say south indian foods are famous all over the world.

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  • Mrs. A.F.D'Souza, Kundapur/Mumbai,

    Tue, Jul 10 2012

    After going through all the comments so far, I think IDLI, DOSA from Madras(TN), amd Uthappa, Masala DOSA from Udupi(Karnataka}. Basically idli and dosa are SI dishes.
    I remember one ad used to appear in Times of India, Mumbai (obituary/rememberance column on 30th March every year}, -In fond memory of Late Mr. A Rama Nayak {02.05.1902-30.03.1981)- THE MAN WHO BROUGHT UDUPI TO BOMBAY-
    [by A.Rama Nayak & Sons, Matunga,CR}

    Hence MD came from Udupi toBombay first then reached around the world. Anyway best wishes to it till our honourable MD reaches to the moon. So enjoy its aroma and BON APPETITE to all our readers.

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udipi/India

    Tue, Jul 10 2012

    @Harsha Malhotra, Udipi/New Delhi
    Yes Mr.Harsha Malhotra,you may be right from your point of view.But in reality we being in the business right from our ancestors we know chemistry of food better than you.As you said according to Tamil Sangam Literature - Dosas available in 6 Century A.D.It is said Masala Dosas were available in 6 century A.D but it does not mean that originated from Tamilians.All have copied from Udipi/Mangalore.Anyhow why we need arguement.Forget about that and cherish the taste of Masala Dosa from whereever you get it with coconut chutney and Sambar.Wah yammy !!!!We will have constructive arguement on some other useful,valid and on top subjects.Why we have to break our head unnecessarily for filthy issues like this.In fact constructive arguement/criticization is good but not unhealthy,distructive arguement/criticization.May God bless you.Cheer up.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Tue, Jul 10 2012

    Dear Antony Arun..Goli Baje may not win contest against Masala Dosa but it wil give tough fight till the end. I am sure Masala Dosa can't knock out Goli Baje in one punch.Yes..at the end,Masala Dosa will win by PHOTO FINISH margin.It is just like people watch Tendulkar batting ,but remember Rahul Dravid...!!

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Jul 10 2012

    Why argue over Masala Dosa's invention...just find a best restaurant and enjoy Masala Dosa...it does not matter who makes it, the taste matters...!

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  • Preetam Nath Ghayal, Ranganpalke/New Delhi

    Tue, Jul 10 2012

    Mr.Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA

    You might have surprise even 'Idli' belonged to Gujarat named 'Dhokals'. What told by Harsha is correct. It's already mentioned in Tamil Sangam Literature - Dosas available in 6 Century A.D. Krishna Mutta is of 13th Century A.D. Shivali Brahmins started to give-away dosa/vada as 'prasdham' in 20 century A.D.

    One thing to be appreciated Dosas/Idlis made famous by 'Shetty's' - with some changes like including 'potatoes' inside 'dosas' and named it Masala Dosa. Utappa belonged to Tamilians. I do not like Dosas/Idlis more of prefer 'parothas'. I like 'Nayappam'. Just don't inform without knowing anything.

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  • Maxi Mathias, Shirva, Dubai

    Tue, Jul 10 2012

    Origin of Idly, Dosa and Masala Dosa is from Mulky or Udupi.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA

    Tue, Jul 10 2012

    Yummy Yummy MASALA DOSA. Whenever I go to Jackson Heights in Queens, New York, we must this delicious dosa.We have many restaurants in and around New York who serve this dish and each one is better than the other. Preetam Nath Ghayal. Masala Dosa may belong to Tamilians or Punjabis but UDUPI made it famous. Instead of appreciating it you are making useless comments. If you don't like it don't eat it.

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  • antony arun d'souza, dubai

    Tue, Jul 10 2012

    jaimini P.B Sharjah, goli baje can't fight with masala dosa because it is bigger in size and quantity.Sensibly speaking masala dosa now has become tasty and also...... costly.Better plan one day advance to get it in good hotel in M'lore.Does'nt make any difference in US.

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  • Ramesh Kumar Builder, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    GO GO MASALA DOSAAAAAA!!!

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  • Harsha Malhotra, Udipi/New Delhi

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Mr.Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udipi/India

    How did you mentioned what inform by Preetam is incorrect. It's still not able to justify from where did actually 'Masala Dosa' originated from. Some source saying it's in 6 century A.D. itself Dosas are available in Tamil Nadu. Earlier even in Sri Krishna Mutt in Udipi Dosas/Vadas/Avalakki distributed as 'prasadham' after having Naivedyam and its banned earlier to commercialise. It's due to 'Shetty's' and 'Kamath's Dosas are introduced in other cities. Earlier hotel serving only 'Misal/Oosal'.

    It's due to taste of coconut chutney's dosas become popular either it's masala or rava or utappam in mangalore. What said by Preetam is absolutely right. Somebody told it's of diana/welcome - you people do not have known exactly from it is - how you question others.

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  • Rudolf Rebello, Kalmady/Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Just can't forget the wonderful taste of Masala dosa from Mitra samaja Ratha Bidhi Udupi. Really deleicious.

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  • Lavina-mangalore, kuwait

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    I tried masala dosa during my last visit to USA that too on the road
    one sardarji was having one small stall in New York/Timesqure. Yummy masala dosa for 5 USD. Really enjoyed it.

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  • Dinoo, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Masala Dosa !!! Could have it for breakfast , Lunch and Dinner :) Has to be world famous :)

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  • WALTER MONTEIRO, BELMAN

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    NOW A DAY'S MASALA DOSA IS SHINNING BETTER THAN POLITICS. IN BELMAN OUR KRISHNA BHAT MASALA DOSA IS VERY FAMOUS. PLEASE COME AND TASTE

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  • Venzil Fernandes, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    i have my breakfast Masala dosa every day in my canteen. its so delicious.:-)

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udipi/India

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    @Preetam Nath Ghayal you might have tasted Idli-Masala Dosa in Tamil Hotels.That is why your common sense about origin of Dosas favoring Tamilians.For your kind information origin of all those Dosa categories,Vada Medhu Vada,upma,sheera etc etc is Udipi/Mangalorean Hotels.They copied from Udipi/Mangalore Hotels and established those items in their cities.Usal Pav as you said is Maharashtrian food in reality but loved by all.Even I like it.Before commenting just use your God given common sense.Don't comment unnecessarily without knowing anything about chemistry of foods just get an advertisement of your name in the column.If you don't know anything,keep quiet and learn from others.

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  • MAR, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    I remeber my days i spend in Vardhavan hotel where my brother dolphy giving us masala dosa free of cost , thanks dolphy please forgive me if i hurt u, wanna meet u soon
    MAR
    Mangalore

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  • Mark, Udyavara

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    I don't know how doctors know that I have over eaten these goodies in my younger days that they have banned me from eating it anymore ....

    Must say... a great invention! Advise my international friends to them incase they visit the Indian Restaurants serving this delicacies.

    Nothing to beat the Mysore, Udupi preparations!

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Some 25 yrs back in M'lore

    Masaale- Mohini Vilas
    Tuppa- Taj Mahal
    Bread masaale- Krishna Bhavan
    Goli Bajje- Woodlands
    Rava/Tomato Omlet- Indra Bhavana
    Sadly some hotels have left us and the remaining are basking in 'glory' of olden days! Hai for the olden days ! The dishes then
    (of all kinds!)were superb!

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Masala Dosas are a hit among our modern post colonial citizens of tiny Goa. Restaurants like Udupi, Kamat and Manjunath were the first ones to introduce MDs here in Panjim, Vasco, Mapusa, Madgaon, Phonda, Sankhli and Dicholi. Nowadays very many Goan restaurants are introducing the MD culture. Masala Dosas, Iddli, Vada, Medhu Vada, Sambar, Chattni and Utthappa provide an all India look to our Goan eating culture.

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  • Lavin Noronha, Paladka/Bahrain

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Idli sambar, vada sambar, rava idli, rava masala, mysore malasa, paper masala, masala dosa, neer dosa, uppitu, sheera, ambade, chetambde, utthapa, tomato omlettu, golibaje, buns, bajilu, poori baji, poori sheera... the non-stop ever ready waiters of UDUPI hotel.

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  • CARRIER SERVICE, Bangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Chaaye, chaaye,
    Kadle, Kadle,
    Yaarige Massaale dhosai idli voda saaambaaar

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  • RAJESH, KUWAIT

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    TASTY MASALA DOSA HOTELS IN UDUPI.

    1) RASA GANGA
    2) TRIVENI
    3) VIDYARTHI BHAVANA..

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Mohammed Bhai
    Onji Masaale, Masaale Onji
    Jinjundu Banji !!
    Jai Masaale !
    (Aanda USA dakalu panodaa, namak goticha Masaale 'great' pandadah?)

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Mr.Sshetty,Udupi..Masala Dosa was not invented by Diana Restaurnat.Ice Cream "GUD BUD" was invented by Diana,Udupi,but at the same time Ideal,Mangalore can't be ignored...I think Travel blog viator might not have tasted GOLI BAJE..Goli Baje can give tough fight to Masala Dosa at any time..

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  • arun, udupi

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    all credit goes to Kadandale Krishna Bhat,of Woodlands Hotel,who invented Masala Dosa.Proud to say that he is mangalorean.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    There is no doubt that Masala Dosa is tasty, they must try Idli Vada Sambar, Sajjige Bajil, Biscuit ambabe, Podi, Goli Baje....etc etc

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  • FAZIL, DXB

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Mr. P. Natha,
    Dont comment any thing, Oosal Pav is belong to Mumbai not mangalore as like you.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    When you are reading newspaper early in the morning, smell of Dosa,Masal Dosa,Upma or smell Oggarane from your kitchen or nearby hotel makes you to have breakfast immediately or gives you some pleasant feeling.At the same time Western food like bread jam and burger don't attract you.You eat it but once you taste South Indian food,especially Masala Dosa..you stop eating bread jam or burger..ANY BET ? Indian Culture,Indian Food,Indian Languages are total mystery to Western people..unfortunately we don't know the value of our cultre,food...

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  • nirmal, mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    When we were students during 1962 to 65 the tastiest Masala dosa we used get in Mohini Vilas opp Ganapathi High School, I still remember the old sweet days. Nowadays Masala dosa models are changing and new madels yet come. Modern Masala dosa's taste also varies compare to the olden days.In Kannada there is saying of poet Shri Kuvempu" aa kala vondagithu, divya thanagitu",Time that passed remains in us as a dream.

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  • Suresh Pai, Udupi

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Reply to Preetam Nath Ghayal:
    Dear Sir,
    I totally disagree with your comments" Idli-Masala Dosa, actually belongs to tamilians ". You are wrong my dear. For your kind information, Masala Dosa has been introduced FIRST to this entire World by UDUPI. If you want confirmation, go to Google Web Site and type Udupi Masala Dosa, you will find that " Udupi is the First city introduced Masala Dosa to this \World and no one else. Tamilians and other sates are simply following the foot step of Udupi Cook and even though, the Masala Dosa, Chutney, Sambar, Idli, Vada, etc. of Udupi cannot be fully up to Udupi standard. If you want, come to Udupi and visit Restaurants like MITRA SAMAG in Car Street, Diana Restaurant, Rasa Ganga, Ram Bhavan, to say a few and then go to any Tamilian Restaurants in Tamil Nadu or elsewhre, and compare the taste. Then, you will definitely agree with my comments and will enjoy the delicisous taste of Udupi Restaurant. Moreover,Udupi has got good name and fame all over the Country and the World too, and hence, every state in Inda, there is One Udupi Restaurant, this clearly shows what Udupi stands for. Simply, do not comment if you do not know the clear picture.

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  • stephen, mangalore / Dubai

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    one plate masale parcel please...

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  • kumar, kaup.bengaluru

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Masala Dose of Vidyarthi Bhavan and MTR (both bengaluru based) is really tasty.

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  • Ramadas Acharya, Udupi/Pune

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    It is really great that Masala Dosa has got recognised in U.S.A.There are over 50 of them in Dosa family like Set Dosa,Ragi Dosa,Tomato Dosa,Neer Dosa,Rava Dosa,Tamrind Dosa,Moong Dosa and many more.If they are further popularised whole world will run after those mouth watering Dosa's leaving behind all Junk foods.

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  • beena, Bangalore / Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    I love the masala dosas of Bangalore and Mysore.they are crispy. Mangalore fails to provide the similar quality.

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  • Aysha Suzana, Mangalore/Muscat

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Mangalore-Udupi has one of the most diversified cuisines in the world. In such a small region(comparatively, we can find over a hundred dishes exclusive to Mangalore-Udupi. Reason: we have a multicultural dwelling here, like:
    Bunts, Konkanis, Bearys and the list goes on. So if we actually have an exclusive Mangalore-Udupi restaurant, there would be more than 100 dishes in the menu :)

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  • Rakesh shetty, mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2012


    KARNATAKA IS SHINING IN EVERYWHERE. JAI HO.

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  • revathy, india abudhabi

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    welcome masala dosa

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  • krishnan kutty, india

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    we are proud to say south indian foods are famous all over the world

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  • Sshetty, Udupi/Muscat

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Dear Preetam, New Delhi - IDLY invented by tamilians but pround to say that the Masala Dosa was invented in Udupi by DIANA Restaurant.

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  • Anil Lobo, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    My favourite.I had tasted masala dosa in almost all restaurants in Kuwait.Try masala dosa in Udupi Hotel at Sharq Kuwait.Delicious and worth spending during week ends.

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  • M.B.Anchan, kallianapura,Udupi

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Thanks to Daiji for printed good article.South Indians only can prepare teasty dishes. Udupi food is actually teasty food. Udupi Hoteliers are famous in all over the world.

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  • Arjun, India

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    The one in the picture is slightly burnt....Preetam Nath Ghayal..Doesn't matter..Idly Masala Dosa belongs to whoever has a taste bud for it..we cherish it in South India!

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  • Shami, Bikaner

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    could anybody explain how to prepare masala dosa and its ingrediants.

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  • KGShenoy, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Very pleased to note that Our" Masala Dosa "gained the recognition as one of the "Top Ten" must try dishes of the world.In the last 50 years I have tasted Masala Dosa at various places in Karnataka,Bombay,Madras,Andhra,,Dubai,..... including the Masala Dosa prepared by my Mom,wife and other relatives and friends.But I am very confident that those Judges would have placed Masala Dosa on the top of the list if they had tasted Masala Dosa prepared by my elder sister Mrs. Bharathi Bhat.!

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  • Roshith, Padubidri/Muscat

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    "KING OF DOSA"

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Bahrain

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    When in Bangalore, try authentic masala dosa in New Krishna Bhavan, near mantri Mall, Malleswaram.

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  • shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Mera Bharath Mahan... Mera Udupi mahan....Udupi is land of hoteliers....Long live Udupi and Bharath... Vande Mataram.

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  • Prashanth, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Proud to hear this... Really love south indian food...

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  • jagadish, mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    please taste the masale dosa in MTR bangalore.awsome

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  • Najeeb Sheikh, Udupi / Dubai

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Masala Dosa rockzzz all over the world...Thanks Daiji for such a nice pic....

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  • Mohammed, Mlore

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    "ONJI MASALE"!!!!!!!

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  • Mitwa, Sharjah

    Mon, Jul 9 2012


    Only South Indians  can prepare the best and yummy Masala Dosas...



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  • Sneha H, Udupi

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    Waw !! Nice nice :)

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    CONGRATS M A S A L A D O S A..!

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  • Preetam Nath Ghayal, Ranganalke-Opp.Souz's House/Sher-E-Punjab, New Delhi

    Mon, Jul 9 2012

    'Idli-Masala-Dosa' actually belongs to tamilians. It's nothing but 'mangalorean's who made it famous in other cities and around world as food of Udipi. Earlier only they depend upon 'Oosal Pau'.

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