In Mumbai, a south Indian restaurant is by no means a rarity, and dosas, idlis, and uthapas are the perfect breakfast items for many people. While the usual staple varieties are available across the city, plenty of restaurants in the city of Mumbai put a spin on the classics. A new type of dosa on the menu always catches my eye, and here are a few unique stuffed dosas that I highly recommend in Mumbai.
Cheeseburst Masala Dosa at Pure Milk Centre, Ghatkopar East
Picture this: you bite into a masala dosa, but instead of just the usual potato filling you get the delightful taste of cheese oozing out. The Cheese Burst Masala dosa is the dream stuffed dosa for anyone who loves having food that drips cheese. The place looks deceptively simple with just a few plastic chairs for customers, but the memory of licking cheese off your fingers after every bite is enough to take you there repeatedly.
Cost: Rs. 190
Schezwan Paneer Dosa at Stalls along Juhu Beach and also at Anand Stall, Vile Parle West
For those who love their dosas and Indian Chinese fare equally, this is the dish to try! The popular Indian spin on Chinese food has seeped into traditional south Indian cuisine, and the result is the delectable Schezwan Paneer Dosa offering a unique taste that is not often associated with the typical dosa. The addition of schezwan sauce makes every bite spicy, tangy, and sweet at the same time while the paneer wonderfully balances it out.
Cost: Approximately Rs. 150
Cocktail Dosa at Ayyappan Idli Store, Matunga East
The name of this dosa caught my attention in less than a second! However, it does not have alcohol in it (sorry to disappoint you!). This is definitely one of the unique stuffed dosas available at an affordable Mumbai eatery that you should not miss out on. The stuffing of the Cocktail Dosa has finely chopped vegetables with a liberal dose of garlic, all fried in butter. Served steaming hot, it is accompanied with delicious chutneys and even topped with mozzarella cheese!
Spring Roll Cheese Dosa, Anand Stall, Vile Parle West
Raising the bar for fusion dosas higher, this popular roadside eatery offers you dosa varieties that can even put Chinese outlets to shame. A must-have here is the delectable Spring Roll Cheese Dosa, which has a filling of vegetables combined with dollops of cheese, a red sauce, and everything wrapped in a crispy dosa. No wonder that this stall is an eternal favourite of college students, office goers, and families alike. You can also try the Maggi Cheese Dosa, another classic item at Anand Stall.
Cost: Rs. 140
Chocolate Dosa at Nandu Dosa Dinner, Juhu and Borivali West
I firmly believe that chocolate goes well with just about everything! Nandu Dosa Diner makes my South Indian, chocolate-loving soul cry with joy. A thin, crispy dosa loaded with generous amounts of hot, gooey chocolate, and topped with plenty of chocolate chips—is your mouth watering already? I don’t blame you! You can gobble this up as dinner or dessert, I do not discriminate.
Cost: Rs. 80 & Rs. 20 more if you want extra chocolate.
How to Get There:
Pure Milk Centre
Where: 19/20, Vikrant, RB Mehta Marg, Tilak Road, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai
Contact: 022 25068803
Timings: All Days 7 AM to 11 PM
Cost: ₹450 for two people
Ayyappan Idli Store
Where: 384, Telange Road, Opposite Nalli, Matunga East, Mumbai
Contact: +91 8268903435
Timings: All Days 7 AM to 10 PM
Cost: ₹150 for two people (Cash Only)
Where: Opposite Mithibai College, Gulmohar Road 1, Vile Parle West, Mumbai
Contact: +91 9833442623
Timings: All Days 8 AM to 11:30 PM
Cost: ₹200 for two people (Cash Only)
Nandu Dosa Dinner
Where: Juhu | Borivali
Contact: Juhu +91 9833230292 | Borivali 022 28332230
Timings: Juhu 9:30 AM to 10 PM | Borivali 9 AM to 10 PM
Cost: ₹250 for two people