Usually when people think of Indian food, the curries and gravies of Northern India come to mind. But there is so much more to Indian food, and people are finally discovering the other regional cooking styles and their specialties, such as the dosa, a thin crisp ferment crepe or pancake made from rice batter and black lentils. The dosa can be filled with a variety of vegetables and sauces.
There have been good reviews of Dosa Temple, outside of Union Sq in Somerville, and I love a good dosa, so Carol and I went to check it out. We shared a classic masala dosa, filled with spiced potatoes and onion. The dosa was huge had great crispy texture, but the filling was skimpy. The palak paneer was a fine rendition, and the rice was cooked correctly and fragrant. The naan was awful – the freezer burned edges were an abomination.
The service was speedy and the prices are very reasonable. Dosas are $7-$11; curries are in the low teens. The menu is all vegetarian.