Saturday, April 27, 2013

Salaam Namaste Dosa Hut- West Footscray- 2

Unfortunately staff have since confirmed that they use ghee so that their dosas are not in fact vegan!!!!!

I'm pleased to announce that I'm feeling a lot better, no puking for 10 days now. Still experiencing nausea and dependent on meds but they seem to be working the closer I get to 20 weeks. I've started eating out again and just enjoying life and had to blog about my latest obsession.

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
West Footscray
9687 0171

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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.


  1. I'm jealous that you got vada, even if it was cold! I try to order it every time I see it on a menu, and it's always been unavailable.

  2. I love dosa but more pleased to hear that you are doing better and enjoying some good food again - even if having a baby inside you doesn't leave much room for food in your stomach

  3. I've actually never eaten dosa despite being a massive lover of Indian food. I really want to try it one day. I used to eat vadas from Sri Lankan take away shops frequently but they never came with dipping sauces, I imagine they would be much nicer with some spicy sauces.

    So glad to hear that you are able to stomach some food and are enjoying getting out and about again. Hope your nausea keeps continuing to improve...

  4. so pleased you are a bit better now :)

  5. I love this Dosa recipe. Dosa are my favorite and I love to try different Dosa. This Dosa is refreshingly new.

    I am going to try this. Can't wait to try it. thank you for shearing your post. Regards, Dosa