An Indian restaurant in Montreal has become the first eatery to offer a spectacular six-foot long dosa on a daily basis via their regular menu.
Thanjai, dubbed by many as the best Indian restaurant in Montreal, is well known for its truly authentic South Indian flavours. Unlike many other Indian restaurants in Canada, Thanjai chefs use a huge variety of spices, homemade masala and a limited amount of oil to produce dishes that are both healthy and bursting with flavour. Now, the restaurant is drawing in even more customers keen to try their epic six-foot dosa.
The enormous dosa is served with masala, two chutneys and sambar, and is proving a popular choice with families and large groups who want to tuck into a sharing dish. The owner of Thanjai restaurant, Kumaresan Muthukrishnan, explained that the dosa was originally created as a challenge for the chefs when they installed a new six-foot long dosa maker.
Excited to take on the challenge of creating a six-foot dosa, the kitchen team began experimenting and after multiple attempts managed to create a dosa that was properly cooked and that could remain in one piece to be served to a dining table. “I always wanted to do something fun and innovative, but what started as a one-off challenge has now become a special item on our menu,” Kumaresan explained. “It’s really putting our restaurant on the map and we’re very proud to be the only restaurant to serve a six-foot dosa as a regular dish.”
Thanjai chefs have perfected their technique so well that they’re able to serve the six-foot dosa on their regular menu six days per week. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to cook, and is available alongside a whole host of other delicious dishes, including newly introduced items such as pancharatha lentils, mini tiffin, chilli parotha and bhindi masala.
The impact that Thanjai’s cuisine is having on the Montreal foodie community is certainly impressive, with one customer stating that the restaurant’s dishes have completely changed their attitude towards Indian food.
“The flavours of Thanjai’s dishes are just so fresh and totally different to any other Indian restaurant I’ve been to. You can tell the recipes are authentic, and when you eat here it really does feel like you’re having home cooked food right from a South Indian dinner table. It’s made me think completely differently about Indian food!”
Currently, Thanjai is in the process of implementing an online reservation system to make it easier than ever for diners to book a table. With the restaurant soaring in popularity it is becoming busier day by day, but the online system will help diners to secure a table in order to taste for themselves the impressive six-foot dosa, or any of the other 50 varieties of dosa on the menu. The restaurant is also preparing to launch a new downtown branch in April, giving Montreal diners even more opportunities to sample delicious and authentic South Indian cuisine.
Thanjai is an authentic South Indian Restaurant which serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian food with separate kitchen concept. We specialize in creating the true flavors of South Indian recipes that are familiar to all who grew up with these dishes.. We offer a rich blend of flavors, colours, seasoning, health values, aroma, tastes and the visual appeals of this unique cuisine. And.. we are alone in the area in offering you this taste experience...