by Steven Doyle
One of favorite food trucks in Dallas is the Bombay Street Food and we havr a bizarre obsession with its menu. The truck serves 100% vegan dosas and other interesting Indian offerings.
A dosa is a versatile Southern Indian street food that is prepared with a crispy crepe-like shell made of rice and lentils, and filled with ingredients that can be served with varying spice levels. This makes for an interesting and practical offering for a food truck, and one that fills a niche the Dallas area desperately needed.
This dosa truck offers a variety of appetizers including samosas made with potato and peas then deep fried, Medu Wadu which is a deep fried Indian donut that is made with lentils and is served spicy, and Samba Wadu, a round ball filled with carrot, onion and coconut served in a lentil soup. All these items are 4.99 for three pieces.
The dosa are served with a fresh tomato and fresh coconut chutney and served with sambar, a flavorful lentil soup that is used for dipping. Each bite should receive a bit of chutney and the sambar treatment for maximum flavor. These are definitely fun finger foods.
Most of the dosa are 6.99 and include Bombay potatoes and include other fillings such as onions and various spices.
The truck will also serve Uttappa, a thicker version of the dosa. Most of these are spicier, some made with Serrano chiles.
The Dosa truck also now serves other interesting food such as Butter Chicken and Lamb Curry, all served in the dosa with a variety of chutneys. The ingredients used are mostly locally sourced and naturally organic and halal. All the dishes can be order at various spice levels to please just about anyone.
This is a huge break from trucks selling burgers and tacos (not that there is anything wrong with burgers and tacos). Follow this truck on Facebook and Twitter for more information. And be sure to message these people when you have a wedding or event, because they also do full on catering serving delicious Indian fare.