Dosa Hutt Flushing Indian Restaurant
Dosa Hutt Flushing
45-63 Bowne Street
Flushing, NY 11355
Dosa Hutt Review: Heavenly Dosa, Good Idli-Vada, Awful CoffeeWhen a visiting Indian friend from Europe wanted to pay his respects to the elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh at the Flushing Hindu Temple on Bowne St in Queens the other day, we took this as a divine opportunity to visit the adjacent Dosa Hutt South Indian restaurant as well.
Typical Indian DumpDosa Hutt is not the kind of place you'd want to take your date to if you want to make headway with her.
Dosa Hutt has the unmistakable appearance of a dump, both inside and outside, that only an Indian restaurant in Queen's can lay claim to. The tables and chairs have seen better days, the floor could do with some heavy scrubbing, the rest room has very little toilet paper left in the roll, the food comes in plastic plates and spoons et al.
It'd been more than a decade since we visited the place or whatever Indian restaurant existed in its place then. We remember it to be smaller place those days.
When we entered around 11.00 A.M., Dosa Hutt was near empty with just one diner munching into a Dosa.
You walk up to the counter, look up at the menu on the wall, place your order, find a table and wait for your food to come to the counter, pick it up and pay on the way out.
Since we were in a famished state, we ordered the works - Idil, Vada, Pondicherry Dosa, Onion-Chilly Utappam, Adai and Coffee.
Soft Idli & Crisp VadaOur order of Idli and Vada came with Coconut Chutney and hot Sambar in a tiny cup.
Idli was soft, hot and fluffy. Vada was crisp, hot and tasty.
To our joy, Coconut Chutney was very fresh and not the ice cold garbage that most Indian restaurants dole out to paying customers in New York/New Jersey area. While we enjoyed our Idli and Vada with Coconut Chutney we would have preferred the Chutney a tad spicier.
Sambar (with Italian Green Squash, Beans, Carrot and Onion) was a disappointment, tasting more like watery dal. It lacked/was low on Dhania, Black Pepper spices and Tamarind.
Fine DosaAs were finishing our Idli and Vada, our Pondicherry Dosa was ready.
Cut into three equal pieces, the Dosa had potato filling with chopped raw tomato and sliced green chilli and masala powder or chutney powder smeared to the inside. Pondicherry Dosa was a treat, crisp, tasty and spicy. The Dosa came with Coconut and that offensively tasteless Sambar, which we ignored.
So, So Utappam, Hard AdaiSoon our Adai and Onion Chilli Utappam were also ready at the counter.
While Onion Chilli Utappam was so so, Adai was a complete disappointmet. Onion Chilli Utappam was low on Chillies and not much relished.
Adai had a nice Ginger flavor but it was hard. Adai should be crisp and is usually served with Vegetable Korma. But Dosa Hutt's Adai came with Coconut Chutney and Sambar. When we asked the Tamil fellow at the counter about the Korma while paying our bill he indifferently remarked if you had asked we would have given Korma. Ass*oles, how the f*ck are we supposed to know that we ought to ask for the Korma. There were no signs anywhere nor were we told beforehand. Bloody cheating Indian swines!
Cat's Piss CoffeeWhat frustrated us the most was the Dosa Hutt's Coffee.
It was the worst Coffee that touched our lips in North America. Cat's piss would probably taste better.
There were several problems with Dosa Hutt's Coffee. First the coffee decoction was very weak and very watery. Second, the milk was watery. Third, the coffee tasted as if the powder has been recycled two or three times. Coffee was so bad that we trashed it after a few sips.
While paying the bill, we noticed boxes of South Indian mixture near the counter and we picked up two as a side for our late night Gin. The mixture was fresh, tasty and went well with our post-prandial drinks in the evening.