It is a good choice of roti as it is light- no oil, butter etc, and some people who are brought up in Singapore enjoy the crispy and thin rotis, which are reminiscent of our 'roti pratas'.
5. Lachcha Paratha
The lachcha paratha, like the tanduri roti, was also light, thin and crispy. Lachcha paratha is meant to have more butter- but it’s great for those who are weight watchers!
6. Vegetable Makhanwalla
The vegetable makhanwalla was a great mixture of all flavours, i.e. veggies, spices and lots of cream! It gives a great balance for health.
7. Chhole Bhature
8. Rava Masala Dosai
I think due to the time given for the rava dosai batter to ferment the dosai was a little sour. But I missed my dad who loves crispy dosais and used to come to Raj especially for the paper dosais. And I also love one more thing about the masala. I love the fact that they make it better than other places because there is more spice.
9. Cheese ‘Saada’ (Plain) Dosai
When we ordered the cheese saada, I expected a cheese filled dosai, and not a cheese flavoured dosai. But when I tried it, I thought that cheddar cheese and lentils are the wrong combination- cheese made the dosai seem like there was something mixed up in it that was weird. My suggestion is that they should try putting the cheese as a filling (e.g. as a Mexican filling with capsicum or something). Another thing that upset me about this dish was that the dosai was not made crispy enough.
The first time I remember having upma was in my childhood, which was just way too soft like porridge. I remember also throwing it up (pls don't laugh, friends). That's why for many years, I clearly avoided upma. However for the sake of this blog, I had to end up trying it. I found the texture was actually a little better than the upma I tried in my childhood. But it was flavoured once again really well, but a little oily.
Idli was just pure comfort food- it tasted really fresh and better than what we normally get outside. Sambar was a great dish to serve with it- gave it a warm feeling along with a lot of sweet and sour flavor.
Bill: Our amount along with rougly 8 drinks, came up to $120. I find that a little unreasonable because my budget for an individual dish should be about half the price- about $3. However, my family ordered in bulk, hence, it was reasonable.
Why: While the masalas were maintained well in some of the dishes, in others it was either burnt or the flavouring and combination had some issues (i.e. the cheese ‘saada’ should have been called cheese flavoured saada, because I would have expected the dosai to have a cheese filling).