You can’t argue that the South Indian fermented crepé-like treat known as the dosa is not delicious. However, where to get the best dosa in NYC‘s five boroughs is much more up to debate. Well, some Indian dudes went on a search for the best dosa and made a little documentary about it. Oh, and you may have heard of them because it’s Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri, Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder, and Stereogum’s Amrit Singh. Via Vulture:
Singh was at the height of his fetish for dosa — a savory, crêpelike Indian dish, typically stuffed with potatoes and onions and served with chutneys or sambar. Batmanglij’s was from Hampton Chutney Co., and it had arugula and Jack cheese. “I was like, ‘This dude needs a lesson,’” Singh recalls, sighing and smiling at the same time. “That is not dosa.” Das Racist’s Himanshu “Heems” Suri jumped in: Everyone knows the best dosa’s in Queens! (Maybe not coincidentally his home borough.) Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer had some opinions of his own (he’s evangelical about Saravanaa Bhavan, on 26th and Lex). A plan was formulated. A search for superb dosa was launched.
You can watch the trailer for Dosa Hunt below.