This post is so so so long overdue. There are two Indian restaurants in Wembley that I just LOVE and literally couldn’t live without. The first is Karahi King, which is more expensive than Chennai Dosa (although still cheap!) and it has been open for over 20 years. My boyfriends parents started going when their Red or Dead offices were in a warehouse nearby over 20 years ago.
My absolute adoration for curry started around 3 years ago when I was re-introduced to it by my boyfriend and his family of curry lovers but there’ll be more on that story another time.
We’ll head to Chennai Dosa around about once every fortnight for a quick, simple and CHEAP meal. It is South Indian cuisine and within a year of opening their first branch in Manor Park, they became the largest suppliers of Dosa’s in Europe!
For those of you who don’t know what a Dosa is, it is a savoury Indian pancake made from rice batter and black lentils. I’m told that it is traditionally eaten for breakfast or dinner but I have only ever eaten one for dinner.
I always order the Chicken Masala Dosa, which is £3.85 – let me just tell you that this alone would be enough for dinner but we’ll always get sides too as they are so good. The Dosa comes with your filling of choice plus curried potato and a range of sambar and chutneys (my favourite being a coconut one). There are extra chutneys and sambar so that you can refill if you run out. This is an no extra charge.
We also always order a side of Channa Batura, which is a dish of curried chick peas with puffed bread. It is simply delicious and my mouth is watering just thinking about it while writing this post! This costs around £2 and is enough to share as the bread is large!
The bill usually comes to around £11, which for a meal out for 2 people is absolutely fantastic. They don’t serve alcohol so don’t go expecting a drink or two.
There are also branches in Manor Park, West Ham and East Croydon, Tooting Bec, Reading and Birmingham. If you live remotely near any of them, I suggest you go and check out the magic for yourself.
529 High Road
Middlesex HA0 2DH
T: +44 (0)20 8782
Have been dreaming about dosas lately- couldn’t have read this at a better time! Looks like a fantastic cheap and cheerful option..
It really is amazing – I mean, considering the price too! Looks like you travel a lot so next time you come to London, you should check out one of the branches.
Mmmm… looks fantastic! Must visit!
Don’t be put off by the fluro lighting (ha), the food is delicious!
Does make the mouth water… was so relieved when i got to the end of the post and saw they have a branch in Tooting, will definately try it soon – thanks