Where to Find the Best Dosas in Chennai

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When you are in the land of dosas, it could be a real challenge to find the jewels in the crown. Hunting the city and combing its streets to bite into some crispy, a hot dosa is an experience worth striving for. We’ve curated a list of best places in the city that serves the most hyped breakfast staple of South India – the dosa.

1. Murugan Idli

Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan

This south Indian restaurant chain is not just known for its soft and fluffy idlies but also for some lip-smacking, crispy dosas. Try their podi-dosa or ghee-roast that’s served with a combination of chutneys. Wonderfully aromatic and deliciously flavourful, the experience at Murugan Idli will definitely leave you wanting for more. Pop into any one of their outlet in the city for some piping hot dosas.

2. Mami Tiffin Stall & Vinayaga Caterers

Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan

An iconic restaurant with humble beginnings on the lanes of Mylapore has a devout cult following for its authentic south Indian flavours and for being extremely easy on the pocket. With an ambiance like no-other, Mami Tiffin Stall & Vinayaga Caterers started out as Mami’s Mess, favouring all those who missed the taste of home-cooked food. Aside from its most famous podi-dosa, the joint is also famous for its authentic filter kaapi, bonda, adai and more. For an authentic south Indian dining experience, this place should be on the top of your list.

3. Mylai Karpagambal Mess

Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan

Another humble joint that had its beginnings decades ago has stayed true to its customer base by maintaining its flavours and authenticity, reminiscing of a past time on the streets of Mylapore. The interiors of Mylai Karpagambal Mess give out an aura of deep-rooted old world charm, with its walls filled with paintings of various Indian gods. Order a plate of their legendary podi dosa or their ghee-masal dosa. Adai avaial, another variant of dosa, is their signature dish.

5. Prems Graama Bhojanam

Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan

Prems Grama Bhojanam serves authentic dishes inspired from South Indian rural recipes. The food served here is organic and the ingredients are naturally sourced. On your dosa-hunt charts, this place should be a must-go-to spot. Try their Dhavangere Benne Dosa (a variety mix of millets) or the red-rice dosa for a healthy option. Konkan millet neer dosa made using coconut water is another speciality of the place. Walls painted with bold colours and an ambiance that’s unlike any other place, Prems Grama Bhojanam will give you an unique dosa experience.
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