As far as food is concerned, both of us have quite a few common weaknesses. And a well made dosa is definitely one of them. Unlike a typical Bengali, for whom Dosa means either plain or masala and definitely veg, we love non-veg dosas too. Be it the keema dosa or the plain ones with chicken or mutton curry (much like we eat rotis), we just love them. The problem is, there were no restaurants in Calcutta which served keema dosa and only one we knew of which served dosas and meat curries. Naturally we were more than happy when we heard about a new place serving exactly what we want.
Dosa @ Twist is a small place near Deshapriyo Park. If you are going towards Southern Avenue from the four point crossing, the restaurant will be on your right just after Zeeshan. The approaching corridor is a bit messy, but once you enter the eatery, you will be greeted with a small but warm dining hall decorated with copies of great masters and faux antique items like a sun mirror and Victoria Station Wall Clock. The wooden tables and chairs adds to the ambiance.
Surfing the menu, the first item that caught our eyes was the Neer Dosa with Chicken Curry combo. Neer Dosa is not like the crispy one we normally get here. It is soft and a bit thicker, much like our gola rooti or crepes. We missed our daily dose of Neer Dosa or Set Dosa from our Bengaluru days, so that is what we ordered first. Service was fast and soon we were served the dosas along with a big bowl of chicken curry. There were good number of chicken chunks which were both juicy and flavourful. The curry was spicy and tasted great. The Neer Dosas went well with the curry and even tasted great alone.
The next order was an egg dosa, another favourite in Bengaluru. This crispy dosa was served along with sambhar and three types of chutneys. The egg dosa was decent. All three chutneys were great (the regular white, garlic and coriander). But the sambhar was a disappointment. It was too sweet.
For our third order we wanted to try something veg. So we ordered a cheese mushroom plain dosa. It was decent. Not bad, not even worth a mention. Was served along with sambhar and the same three chutneys.
The prices here are pretty competitive. Add to that, they are all inclusive, so no extra tax amounts are added. Together, this restaurant becomes a real pocket friendly place for trying some tasty twisted dosas and more. We will be back for the idlis and pizza dosas soon.