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  7/25/2018 at 4:37 PM

    Lamb and bacon kebab dosa wrap

  • amyz218  on  7/25/2018 at 5:49 PM

    Caramelized banana and bourbon dosa, OMG!

  • Nkrieda78  on  7/25/2018 at 6:09 PM

    Pork Vindaloo Dosas sound amazing!

  • mph993  on  7/25/2018 at 11:38 PM

    Ginger chile beef "fry" dosa

  • LSanders  on  7/26/2018 at 6:29 AM

    Pork vindaloo dosa!

  • lean1  on  7/26/2018 at 7:31 AM

    Enchilada brei

  • lgroom  on  7/26/2018 at 8:34 AM

    Masala sauerkraut

  • sgump  on  7/26/2018 at 9:34 AM

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

  • lpatterson412  on  7/26/2018 at 9:39 AM

    The Dosa Dog!!

  • mduncan  on  7/26/2018 at 11:10 AM

    Dosayaki with scallion tamari dipping sauce

  • demomcook  on  7/26/2018 at 2:37 PM

    Strawberry rose lassi.

  • LMS209  on  7/27/2018 at 7:33 AM

    garlic dosa :)

  • jmay42066  on  7/27/2018 at 2:27 PM

    Spicy, tangy ratatouille dosa

  • tennyogirl  on  7/27/2018 at 11:08 PM

    garlic dosa

  • mpdeb98  on  7/28/2018 at 9:16 AM

    Pork vindaloo dosa

  • sarahawker  on  7/28/2018 at 11:56 AM

    Paneer kinpira and black sesame dosa pancake

  • rchesser  on  7/28/2018 at 2:53 PM

    The Pork Vindaloo Dosa.

  • thecharlah  on  7/29/2018 at 12:08 AM

    The dosa dog

  • ravensfan  on  7/30/2018 at 8:00 AM

    Garlic dosa

  • LaurenE  on  7/30/2018 at 9:38 AM

    Pork vindaloo dosa

  • beetangsurat  on  7/31/2018 at 4:48 PM

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

  • kmn4  on  8/1/2018 at 3:50 PM

    Indian-spiced mashed potato dosa (Masala dosa)

  • monasli  on  8/1/2018 at 11:05 PM

    Deconstructed saag paneer Dosa wrap

  • nova  on  8/2/2018 at 6:47 AM

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

  • t.t  on  8/3/2018 at 11:42 PM

    Nutty falafel dosa wrap with turmeric tahini sauce

  • banba1  on  8/4/2018 at 7:36 PM

    Chaat masala guacamole with dosa chips

  • RSW  on  8/5/2018 at 12:11 PM

    Nutty falafel dosa wrap with turmeric tahini sauce

  • MiMi60  on  8/5/2018 at 12:14 PM

    I would try the Onion and chile dosa pancake.

  • michalow  on  8/8/2018 at 2:00 PM

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

  • Laura1  on  8/10/2018 at 6:00 PM

    basic dosa to learn the technique

  • Dannausc  on  8/10/2018 at 7:21 PM

    Red hot chile dosa

  • artthecat  on  8/17/2018 at 4:20 PM

    First-date chai

  • stepspior  on  8/17/2018 at 8:08 PM

    Delicious Coconut and tomato shrimp fry dosa

  • henare  on  8/18/2018 at 3:24 AM

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

  • fbrunetti  on  8/18/2018 at 2:15 PM

    Nirmal's goat curry dosa

  • sequoia55  on  8/18/2018 at 7:03 PM

    Pork vindaloo dosa

  • tararr  on  8/20/2018 at 2:22 PM

    garlic dosa

  • thewoobdog  on  8/21/2018 at 11:22 AM

    Pork Vindaloo Dosa!

  • kitchenclimbers  on  8/22/2018 at 2:35 PM

    pork vindaloo dosa

  • floridagld  on  8/23/2018 at 10:05 PM

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

  • starzine  on  8/24/2018 at 2:48 AM

    Garlic dosa.

  • KarenDel  on  8/24/2018 at 12:32 PM

    I'd make the Garlic dosa

  • LKrishnan81  on  8/29/2018 at 5:49 PM

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

  • WideAngleMind  on  8/30/2018 at 1:04 AM

    First Date Chai

  • skyejaden  on  8/30/2018 at 7:47 AM

    Ginger chile beef "fry" dosa

  • DJCross  on  8/30/2018 at 10:27 AM

    Garlic Dosa

  • Sharklovers  on  8/30/2018 at 11:17 AM

    Smoky chicken curry dosa

  • abihamm  on  8/31/2018 at 8:19 AM

    Garlic dosa

  • NaomiH  on  8/31/2018 at 11:31 AM

    Indian-spiced mashed potato dosa (Masala dosa)

  • benjamincrow  on  9/1/2018 at 10:39 AM

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

  • auntietina  on  9/1/2018 at 1:20 PM

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

  • hirsheys  on  9/5/2018 at 8:36 PM

    Indian-spiced mashed potato dosa (Masala dosa)

  • orchidlady01  on  9/6/2018 at 3:46 AM

    Dosa Kitchen garam masala and ghee

  • choppergirl  on  9/7/2018 at 7:57 PM

    Pork vindaloo dosa

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