Being a resident in the Belgrave area of Leicester, I frequently walk or drive past Chennai Dosa and often left wondering why Chennai Dosa is always busy, even on weekdays.
Having taken the wife out for a shopping stint at the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, we got back to Leicester late in the evening on a Tuesday. Since my wife has also mentioned in the past about eating here, we decided to give Chennai Dosa a try.
The restaurant had a handful of people in it so we had our choice of table near the window. The service was good as the waiter brought us the menus and took our order for drinks.
The menu itself is quite extensive so it took us a bit of time to go through it all. They do have a variety of South Indian dishes here and not just Dosa’s. At first I thought this was a vegetarian restaurant, and I was pleasantly surprised to see meat dishes.
With that in mind, I ordered the Chilli Chicken, my wife decided against ordering a starter as she was ready for the mains.
About my Chilli Chicken, I was expecting it to be spicier than what was served up so was slightly disappointed on that front; however, the good thing about it was that the portion was quite large and could quite well be had as a main dish. For the price of £3.99, you definitely get your money’s worth here.
For the mains, my wife opted for the Masala Dosa (£2.85) while I opted for the Channa Bhatura (£3.15). the Masala Dosa bought about a mixed response from my wife, on one had she said it tasted very nice; however, she was struggling to cut the Dosa using her knife as it seemed to be maybe more crispy than it should have been.
When visiting vegetarian restaurants I tend to have the Chole Bhatures or in this case the Channa Bhatura, Channa being the Chick Pea Curry and Bhatura being the fried bread.
Let me start by saying the Bhaturas here are very large indeed, I was hungry so I managed it on my own but large enough to be shared. I have to say I did enjoy my dish, and I would definitely have it again.
Overall, I would say it’s been a good experience eating at Chennai Dosa. With their extensive menu I’m sure I will be visiting again soon to try out something different and for a cheap meal you can’t get better than Chennai Dosa.
78 – 80 Belgrave Road, Leicester, LE4 5AS
Food images courtesy of myself, R.Patel.