It was a cold, rainy day on Wednesday – you know, my favorite kind of LA day because it breaks up the sunny monotony – and what better way to warm my heart & tummy than with portable Indian comfort food from the Dosa Truck.
- The Combo with so-sinful-you-forget-it's-vegetarian Slumdog Dosa, Fennel Seed speckled Samosa, and bitter Ginger Limeade ($10 + $1 tax = $11)
Indian food is probably my most favorite cuisine ever because the spices and flavors are so incredible and unique. It's like a party in my mouth every time. So when I came across the Dosa Truck – which, by the way, I've been dying to try for months – I couldn't have been more delighted. I will admit, as an omnivore, their menu is pretty skimpy. So I had to go with the most bang for my buck and order The Combo with the Slumdog.
The best way to describe this Dosa is like a French Crepe meets a Mexican Quesadilla meets Indian ingredients. The Dosa (dough) is fluffy and w/holy. The first bite is enlightening with a great balance of tangy Paneer (cheese), acidic Tomato, mushy Yellow Curry Potato, and green "Indian" Pesto. It's got just the right amount of grease to warm your insides, and enough crispy edges to keep your figure in check.
The Samosa is super moist and pretty standard with Yellow Curry, Peas, Potatoes & a refreshing sprinkling of Fennel Seeds. As for the two Dipping Sauces it's served with, the Green one is spicy and Cucumber Melon fresh. The dark Tamarind Sauce is smoky, but too Honey-like sweet. I recommend dipping in both to cut the thickness.
The only thing I was disappointed with was the bitterness of the Ginger Limeade. I happen to love all things Ginger, but this drink was a little too potent and sour.
P.S. the Brooklyn boy from Jersey behind the counter is totally sincere and will ensure your order is just how you please. Let's keep the faith! (sorry, inside joke between us).