I have started a Travel Thursday. Each Thursday will bring a photo or two and maybe a short story. Of course that is Thursday in Australia. That might be Wednesday in other parts of the globe…
The impetus for this is my largely still unsorted photo pile – you can imagine a five week trip, it makes for a lot of photos. Even though I was ill for parts of the trip and the camera just seemed to large and heavy to be carrying during those times, I still came back with many many stories and memories captured in photos.
Dosai fit for Train Travellers.
While waiting for an overnight train from Tiruvannamalai to Rameswaran Island, in a group of 96 travellers, we had to be highly organised. It certainly was great fun, and as I waited on the platform I could watch this expert dosa maker ply his trade.
He was so very practiced – dosa after dosa flew from his grill onto large plates. I would have given a fortune to try one in the local train station cafe, but it was further down the platform, and we had to stay in our organised groups for fear of missing the right carriage or the train.
It was late at night and the photos are through a window, but I watched this man for ages. He is a master of dosa making. Check out the large vat of dosa batter that he is using. It is poured with a cup onto the grill, rapidly spread into a large circle, and then those dosai are flipped and cooked with such a deft hand.
It is HOT work.
Mr Dosa Maker, have no fear. Dosa is one of my most loved of Indian foods. I will be back to try yours.
Travel Thursday Series
- 9. London in Winter with Flowers
- 8. Chat by the (Kovalam) Beach
- 7. Geraldine Cox’s Orphanage in Cambodia
- 6. Staying in Pilgrim Hotels in India
- 5. Eating from Banana Leaves in India **** Most popular post!
- 4. Dosai cooking at the Train Station
- 3. Siem Reap New Market, Cambodia Part 2
- 2. Siem Reap New Market, Cambodia Part 1
- 1. A night in Singapore
Cooking 4 All Seasons is having a Dosa Mela! I am sending this to her, even tho it is not strictly a recipe for dosa, I hope that she will accept it. Either way, visit her site after April 15th for a wonderful and huge Dosa Mela roundup.
The Dosa Roundup is here! Don’t forget to browse the 170 dosa recipes!