Unfortunately staff have since confirmed that they use ghee so that their dosas are not in fact vegan!!!!!
About my third meal out after a long hiatus I suggested dosa hut to my mother. My mother has been a saint spending most saturdays with me to keep me company and taking me on little outings when I started to be well enough. I was scared about how curry may make me feel sick but that's what I felt like eating and foods with strong flavour are preferable to all the bland ones that I ate whilst I was sick which I still can not eat. Still I was nervous.
Dosa Hut is a small cafe and its not the fanciest place but it does serve what I believe to be authentic food. My mother and I were the only non Indian people when we went at lunch time. The main street of West Footscray seems to be filled with Indian restaurants but Dosa Hut always seems busy.
I ordered a vata, a spiced lentil flour patty which was tasty and quite hard and I was a little disappointed that they serve them cold, but at $2.50 can not really complain.
I also ordered a masala dosa. Now this really is the best thing I have tasted in a long time. I'm since been obsessed despite eating a wide range of foods since but this really is perfection. Nice crepe type crunchy consistency, most addictive potato curry inside and served with two curries, the one on the far right is a tiny bit spicy but not too bad for me and I can only handle mild range of chilli and also served with coconut cooling sauce. My mother loved her chili and cheese dosa. At $8.95 the masala dosa is such an affordable meal. A can of sprite washes it all down wonderfully.
Here's an inside shot:
My stomach has shrunk a little so I couldn't finish it. Next time I'll just order just a dosa but I remember last time I wanted two. I'm pleased to report they didn't make me sick and I've been dreaming about going back since, trying to convince Toby to go tonight.
See my previous review here. I couldn't see any new reviews since last time we went.
Salaam Namaste Dosa Hut
604 Barkly street
Edited to add: I have heard reports of one person being advised that they use ghee despite them denying it when I asked. I'm really hoping this isn't true but hoping that someone from South India can confirm.