A morning walk in the boulevard of Rangoli Metro Art Centre is likely to end at Dasaprakash restaurant. Known to serve some of the much relished and popular South Indian dishes (with a slightly expensive tag), the restaurant has a cafe-like ambience where one can enjoy an authentic cup of filter coffee with the sought-after crispy ‘masala dosa’.
They serve the regular South Indian dishes including ‘rava idli’, ‘onion dosa’, ‘set dosa’ and ‘dahi vada’, available throughout the day, with a homemade taste. The ‘idly’ is famous for its fluffiness and the ‘dosas’ for their crispy texture. While the restaurant can provide a quick bite, it can also be visited for a heavy lunch as they serve everything from soup to rice items — all with a South Indian touch of spices and ‘masala’.
Matching the Mangalorean style taste, among the rice items tops the special ‘bisi bele bath’, which is blended with the right amount of spices and crunchy vegetables. The ‘pongal’ served here too does not fail to please one’s taste buds.
If one is visiting the place for a quick bite, then the Mangaluru ‘bonda’ is a must try. The capsicum rings they serve too are crispy and spicy, fried perfectly to attractive brown. A weekend visit to this place is rewarded with unconventional ‘dosas’ including the ‘banana dosa’, ‘onion patral dosa’ and ‘cabbage patral dosa’. Apart from this, they serve a variety of sandwiches that are designed to entice mainly the South Indian palate.
On a summer afternoon, one can indulge in the cool beverages available here that include ‘rose milk’, ‘carrot juice’, ‘apple juice’ and other fresh juices. What adds to the whole experience is that apart from providing a picturesque ambience, they also promote the eco-friendly concept by serving dishes in banana leaf plates.