Indian Food In My Face

I had such a fun date with BethT! We went to Dosa (Fillmore location), which we both had been talking about trying now for months. Soooo worth the wait…this place was awesome! My life has seriously been lacking Indian food and tonight all my cravings were satisfied. πŸ™‚

We started off our meal with the signature masala dosa, which basically was a glorified pancake stuffed with an amazing potato mixture. Check out the size of this puppy!




Basically you just rip at this bad boy with your hands and then dip into the three sauces on the side. The creamy coconut sauce was my favorite. So good!

For my entree, I ordered channa masala. I LOVE channa masala and their version came with this enormously big and puffy bhatura (literally translated on menu as “oversized puffy and soft wheat bread” heck yes.).

Naturally, I poured all my channa masala into said puffy bread and stuffed my face πŸ™‚

Beth got these spicy coconut prawns, which were to die for. I ate two of them with a few spoonfuls of coconut rice (literally, the rice had grated coconut on top. mmm).


And, like two old ladies, we drank water with our dinner and then walked the three blocks to the promised land in search of winter dream lattes.

However, we were SHOT DOWN!!!!! Beth had the inside scoop that winter dream lattes were to remain on the menu until the end of February but the guy tonight told us they were gone until next November now!! I almost shed a tear. Seriously, these drinks are soooo darn amazing.
We both settled for second best: small soy chai lattes with half the vanilla powder than normal (cuts down on the sugar!):

Twas good, but no winter dreamin’. πŸ™
In other news, I finally joined the world in 2010 and got an iphone today!!! So many apps, so little time. So far I’ve downloaded the wordpress app for blogging on the go (obviously), the teavana perfect tea timer app and the Rumi quote of the day app as well as the usual facebook, twitter and foursquare. And…about to download the eagerly anticipated Oregon Trail right now! SO FUN!!!!

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  • Sana
    January 22, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    <3 Best part of being indian is the fooooood!!!! I hope you like the iphone!

  • vanessa
    January 22, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    where did you get your case for your iphone??? i <3 the color!!

  • Jamie
    January 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Congrats on joining the wonderful world that is the iPhone! The Whole Foods and Epicurious apps are great – it’s fun browsing thousands of recipes! The Indian food looks interesting – glad to hear raving reviews because I’m heading to India in a few months and have never tried it! =S

  • Hillary (Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    January 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    iPhone – How FUN!

  • Michelle
    January 22, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    That looks amazing. I love Indian food cause you get to eat w/ your hands.

    I love my i phone. best thing i’ve bought. A wordpress app and oregon trail…I’ll never leave it.

    Happy indian coma.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    January 22, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Ahhh I love how you poured it into your puffy bread!! Holy moly I’m tasting it in my mouth as we speak!

    Did you already have AT&T? My mom gave me the option of switching to get the iPhone but in the end it was more expensive to NOT be on the same account with my dad at Verizon. So I got the Droid which is pretty cool too πŸ™‚

    I bet you are loving the iPhone right now!

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    January 23, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Wonderful looking dinner! I have yet to try Indian food =(

  • Jamie
    January 23, 2010 at 12:22 am

    jealous! i love all the indian breads and sauces!

  • Karla
    January 23, 2010 at 3:37 am

    So jealous! I love masala dosa!
    I made channa masala last week! Definitely one of my faves!

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  • Jocelyn
    January 23, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Hey! wow the indian food looks sooo yummy!

    I’v heard iphones are fantastic but also very expensive…what do you think??

  • amanda
    January 23, 2010 at 4:13 am

    That is really cool you could “play” with your food. I love using hands while eating instead of the usually fork and knife. Also I have an iphone and I love it!! I just hate using AT&T service. πŸ™

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 23, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Yay! I got an i-phone just a few weeks ago– you will LOVE it.

    Mmmmm…I LOVE good Indiana food in the winter months…so warming and delicious. It’s good for the soul!

  • The Paris Food Blague
    January 23, 2010 at 4:50 am

    yay masala! really cute photos. you look like you had fun.

    bon weekend et a tres bientot!
    -the paris food blague

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 23, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Yummm! I haven’t had Indian for ages (aka a few weeks haha) and you’re making me want some for breakfast! πŸ˜‰
    Welcome to iPhone land. It’s amazing. Never thought I’d need or want one but now, I can’t live with it it.

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    January 23, 2010 at 5:14 am

    The bhatura looks like heaven

  • Jenna
    January 23, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Well at least you got a yummy Indian meal!
    You will loveee the iPhone!!

  • Ashlei
    January 23, 2010 at 5:22 am

    LOVE the Oregon Trail πŸ™‚

    All the Indian foods look so good. Glad you had a good night!!

  • Niki@ Niki's Neverending Adventure
    January 23, 2010 at 5:25 am

    All the food looks so good!! I’ve actually NEVER had Indian food! Crazy right?! And yay for your Iphone upgrade! You will love it!! My fiancΓ© jokes with me that since I got mine for Christmas, it’s been glued to my hand! I am ALWAYS doing something on it!!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 23, 2010 at 5:34 am

    That Indian food like delicious!!!

    YAY for the Iphone! You’re going to love it!

  • Jamie
    January 23, 2010 at 5:38 am

    i want puffy indian bread!! that looks amazing.

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    January 23, 2010 at 5:55 am

    I love chana masala! Perhaps my fav Indian dish….I live in NYC, so I’m just a subway ride away from a neighborhood called “Curry Hill”. Delicious πŸ™‚

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place
    January 23, 2010 at 5:56 am

    jealous of your iphone!!! I still am using the crackberry pearl. I can’t wait until Verizon gets the iphone so I can switch over!

  • Jenny
    January 23, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Indian food is totally on my list of things to try! It’s really hard to find a decent place around here though. Your meal looks so fun–i love the presentation!

    Congrats on the iPhone! I am an app fiend, it’s so fun. You gotta get the “AroundMe” app, it’ awesome!

  • Jess.
    January 23, 2010 at 6:22 am

    the food looks amazing! Yum!

  • Gabriela
    January 23, 2010 at 6:24 am

    I LOVE Indian food…that looks like incredible bread! And chana masala is one of my faves!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 23, 2010 at 6:39 am

    I love Indian food but there is NO place to get around here.

    And congrats on your iPhone. I’d be too addicted to get one…besides we don’t get at&t around here much.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 23, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Incredible looking dinner!!
    And yay for the iphone! I could not live without mine now. My life is on that thing..

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun)
    January 23, 2010 at 7:04 am

    I never had indian food but I definitely want to try it!

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    January 23, 2010 at 7:14 am

    i have yet to get an iphone. i want one sooooooobad-lucky!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 23, 2010 at 7:15 am

    You night looks so fun! Still never had Indian food…

  • Heather I.
    January 23, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Yay, I’m glad you liked it, and yay for the Fillmore location! That bhatura was my favorite thing πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    January 23, 2010 at 7:38 am

    I . . . AM . . . DROOLING πŸ™‚

    Can you please send some of that bread to Toronto, do you think it would still be puffy when it got here?!?!?

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 23, 2010 at 7:42 am

    LOVE indian food, that all looks so good!

  • adrienmelaine
    January 23, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Jenna congrats on moving up in the world!

    I’m still in 2008 with my blackberry, and will stay there for as long as possible, learning new technologies is exhausting, don’t you think!?

  • BethT
    January 23, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I will not be denied again. I’m going to the CBTL at Embarcadero Center today and I will get a Winter Dreams Latte, or die trying.

  • Ellen
    January 23, 2010 at 7:58 am

    The iphone seems great, but I have to admit I like the idea of not being connected 24/7…..you know, like being out at dinner, and saying “what movie is that from?”–and NOT having someone whip out their iphone to find out? kind of nice!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    January 23, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Oh my gosh, LOVE my iPhone! Seriously, sometimes I wonder if I should have gone with the blackberry but nope iPhones are simply incredible. Enjoy it! I may purchase the oregon trail app, let us know how it is!

    P.S. the food looks AMAZING! Seriously, I don’t eat Indian food often but I think I may need to start..

  • MMiller
    January 23, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Glad you enjoyed your night! I haven’t had Indian food for a really long time!
    And since I am always on the computer, the Iphone would be dangerous for me! Everyone I know that has one loves it though! Also, I’d rather stay with Verizon!

    And I’m sure you could make your own “Winter’s Dream” latte! Maybe Beth can find out how they make it!?

  • Stef
    January 23, 2010 at 8:57 am

    i had no idea there was a wordpress app, or a rumi quote one! i’ll have to get on those lickety split! dosa is amazing, i wish i could go there every week! glad you enjoyed your night!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    January 23, 2010 at 9:02 am

    My iPhone changed my life–and it took my husband 2 years to convince me to get it. Now I’m lost without iCal

  • Janna (Just Flourishing)
    January 23, 2010 at 9:02 am

    That food looks unreal! I need some indian goodness in my life!

    Love Chana Masala as well. My favorite indian dish is anything with paneer. Love the stuff.

    I need an iphone. But will most likely not be getting one any time in the near future πŸ™‚

  • Jayce
    January 23, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Now I want Indian foooood!!! I went to India in ’07 and loved the food but ended up getting diarrhea the whole time I was there… after a year or so of mental recovery I fell back in love with Indian food – so unique and delish!

  • Sarah
    January 23, 2010 at 9:52 am

    We’ve been wanting to try Dosa for a while, thank you for the pictures! Now I’m even more excited to go soon. Channa Masala is my favorite Indian dish hands down.

    If you ever travel down the Peninsula, Saffron Indian Bistro in San Carlos makes an excellent channa masala, with some paratha infused with mint- so yum!

  • kate
    January 23, 2010 at 10:17 am

    i definitely havent joined the world yet either, maybe someday! enjoy your apps!

  • Sophie @ yumventures
    January 23, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Dosas are awesome! And there are always so many different varieties! In my opinion, you can never go wrong with Indian food πŸ™‚ Yay for iPhone, I’m thinking of investing in one too.

  • Kristine
    January 23, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Oh my!! That indian food looks worth the wait!
    Congrats on the iphone!!!

  • Tiffany
    January 23, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Winter Dream Tea Lattes are still being served at a few CBTL. Try another location maybe? It all depends on how much stock they had/how quickly they’re going through it.

  • Catherine
    January 23, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Oh yum to the Indian food! Hope the new app works out well!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    January 23, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Blackberries are better!!!

  • Michelle
    January 23, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Congrats on the iPhone! You’ll love it. I can’t live without mine.

    That Indian food looks delicious!

  • Lee
    January 23, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    There’s a wordpress app? I had no idea. Yay.

  • Jessica
    January 23, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    so weird, they had them at the venetian in vegas just yesterday and thought of you! but went for a caramel latte instead but was wondering what they were like–just needed the caffeine. ; )

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    i adore coffee bean and tea leaf…soooooooo great!

  • Mae @ OhhMay
    January 23, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Gaaaaahhhh Indian food is the best ever. The puffy wheat bread looks so amazing and Chana Masala is my favorite too!! πŸ˜€

  • Carine
    January 24, 2010 at 4:48 am

    I love thosai! Do they have ‘paper thosai’ such as these!? So huge!

  • Angela @ A healthy fit
    January 24, 2010 at 6:08 am

    I miss Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf so much! They don’t have them out here in CT or NYC. Huge bummer! I had the winter dream tea latte when I was home in Cali over Thanksgiving, best drink ever! Also amazing is the pomegranate blueberry tea latte, give it a whirl!!!

  • Claire
    January 25, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    That looks SO much better than any Indian restaurant I have ever been to! Yet another reason to move to wine country — besides the wine πŸ˜‰

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