Dosa Kitchen by Nash Patel and Leda Scheintaub

Every day millions of South Indians eat a light, crisp crepe made of rice and lentils with or without an endless number of various fillings. These crepes are called dosas and are attractive to many with dietary restrictions as they are gluten-free and dairy-free with the added benefits obtained from being a fermented product. The varieties of savory or sweet fillings make them desirable to vegetarians, vegans and carnivores alike.

The Dosa Kitchen, a Vermont food truck launched in 2014 by Nash Patel and Leda Scheintaub, has made this sour, delicious staple a hot commodity in Brattleboro. From their kitchen on wheels, they share their love for farm-to-table food via the dosa with locals and tourists alike that line up to try their food.

Thanks to Nash and Leda, the dosa is no longer confined to urban cities with Indian restaurants or to the homes of Indian cooks. Their debut cookbook (and first cookbook devoted to this Indian staple) Dosa Kitchen: Recipes for India’s Favorite Street Food makes the dosa available to us all. Sharing their foolproof technique, the couple promises we can create dosas with the bonus of recipes for fillngs from cream cheese, lox and caper to pulled pork with tamarind barbecue chutney. Step-by-step photographs and pages of their vibrant dishes will inspire and guide us to setting up a dosa kitchen for ourselves.

For a glance inside this spectacular title, see our   which features three recipes in our  for the following dishes:


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  • Julia  on  July 25, 2018

    Lamb and bacon kebab dosa wrap

  • amyz218  on  July 25, 2018

    Caramelized banana and bourbon dosa, OMG!

  • Nkrieda78  on  July 25, 2018

    Pork Vindaloo Dosas sound amazing!

  • mph993  on  July 25, 2018

    Ginger chile beef "fry" dosa

  • LSanders  on  July 26, 2018

    Pork vindaloo dosa!

  • lean1  on  July 26, 2018

    Enchilada brei

  • lgroom  on  July 26, 2018

    Masala sauerkraut

  • sgump  on  July 26, 2018

    I'd try the onion, tomato, and green chile scrambled egg dosa!

  • lpatterson412  on  July 26, 2018

    The Dosa Dog!!

  • mduncan  on  July 26, 2018

    Dosayaki with scallion tamari dipping sauce

  • demomcook  on  July 26, 2018

    Strawberry rose lassi.

  • LMS209  on  July 27, 2018

    garlic dosa ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jmay42066  on  July 27, 2018

    Spicy, tangy ratatouille dosa

  • tennyogirl  on  July 27, 2018

    garlic dosa

  • mpdeb98  on  July 28, 2018

    Pork vindaloo dosa

  • sarahawker  on  July 28, 2018

    Paneer kinpira and black sesame dosa pancake

  • rchesser  on  July 28, 2018

    The Pork Vindaloo Dosa.

  • thecharlah  on  July 29, 2018

    The dosa dog

  • ravensfan  on  July 30, 2018

    Garlic dosa

  • LaurenE  on  July 30, 2018

    Pork vindaloo dosa

  • beetangsurat  on  July 31, 2018

    I've never made dosa so would start with the classic!

  • kmn4  on  August 1, 2018

    Indian-spiced mashed potato dosa (Masala dosa)

  • monasli  on  August 1, 2018

    Deconstructed saag paneer Dosa wrap

  • nova  on  August 2, 2018

    I would love to be able to make the basic dosa and butter dosa. Great cookbook subject!

  • t.t  on  August 3, 2018

    Nutty falafel dosa wrap with turmeric tahini sauce

  • banba1  on  August 4, 2018

    Chaat masala guacamole with dosa chips

  • RSW  on  August 5, 2018

    Nutty falafel dosa wrap with turmeric tahini sauce

  • MiMi60  on  August 5, 2018

    I would try the Onion and chile dosa pancake.

  • michalow  on  August 8, 2018

    Onion, tomato, and green chile scrambled egg dosa sounds like a good start.

  • Laura1  on  August 10, 2018

    basic dosa to learn the technique

  • Dannausc  on  August 10, 2018

    Red hot chile dosa

  • artthecat  on  August 17, 2018

    First-date chai

  • stepspior  on  August 17, 2018

    Delicious Coconut and tomato shrimp fry dosa

  • henare  on  August 18, 2018

    I'd have to start with basics since I've never done this sort of cooking before

  • fbrunetti  on  August 18, 2018

    Nirmal's goat curry dosa

  • sequoia55  on  August 18, 2018

    Pork vindaloo dosa

  • tararr  on  August 20, 2018

    garlic dosa

  • thewoobdog  on  August 21, 2018

    Pork Vindaloo Dosa!

  • kitchenclimbers  on  August 22, 2018

    pork vindaloo dosa

  • floridagld  on  August 23, 2018

    Beef keema dosa!
    And, looking to find a recipe for Bombay shrimp. I have been looking for years.

  • starzine  on  August 24, 2018

    Garlic dosa.

  • KarenDel  on  August 24, 2018

    I'd make the Garlic dosa

  • LKrishnan81  on  August 29, 2018

    I'm caught between the ratatouille dosa and the keema dosa. Both would be delish.

  • WideAngleMind  on  August 30, 2018

    First Date Chai

  • skyejaden  on  August 30, 2018

    Ginger chile beef "fry" dosa

  • DJCross  on  August 30, 2018

    Garlic Dosa

  • Sharklovers  on  August 30, 2018

    Smoky chicken curry dosa

  • abihamm  on  August 31, 2018

    Garlic dosa

  • NaomiH  on  August 31, 2018

    Indian-spiced mashed potato dosa (Masala dosa)

  • benjamincrow  on  September 1, 2018

    One of my favorite foods on earth is the simple Masala Dosa!

  • auntietina  on  September 1, 2018

    Pulled pork with tamarind barbecue chutney dosa wrap sounds like a lot of interesting flavors in one tasty package!

  • hirsheys  on  September 5, 2018

    Indian-spiced mashed potato dosa (Masala dosa)

  • orchidlady01  on  September 6, 2018

    Dosa Kitchen garam masala and ghee

  • choppergirl  on  September 7, 2018

    Pork vindaloo dosa

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