Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Weekend @ Dosa Fest

Last weekend we lazed at home. Didn't get tickets for the ET Wow but that didn't dampen our spirits. We packed the family and went to the beach. Pattu has become quite friendly with the waves these days, she spent quite a while there. While Sk and MIL were giving Pattu company, I sneaked away to have raw mango. FIL joined and we shared the steal. Then we attacked the son papdi vendor and a few others. Pattu wasn't interested in the eats, she went for the rides and picked up a cheap looking plastic mobile phone among other things. And off we went to the dosa fest at Sanjeevanam.

I am a big fan of Kadalivanam (the restaurant at Sanjeevanam) - especially their Raja Keeyam. It is one of the best things on offer for the veggie lover in Chennai. However, the dosa fest was a bit of a let down. The stuffed dosas - one had to look for the 'stuff' with magnifying glasses. Ootappams with topping - same story...take out the magnifying glasses to spot the veggies, small onions.... Hardly worth the Rs.70 per dosa!

My MIL had an idea which I thought was a good one - a platter of mini dosas with different stuffing and toppings so you get a good variety. They should consider it I think.

7 comments:

Jayashree said...

I love their rajakeeyam too. Saravana bhavan has the kind of mini uttappams that your MIL suggested.

Lavanya Sriram said...

Where is Sanjeevanam ?
7 taste oothappam (mini dosas with diff side dishes basically), it is called i think, in SB :)

utbtkids said...

I love the Rajakeeyam. had it on our last trip to Des.

Hema said...

I love Sanjeevanam's Rajakeeyam. I love the way food is presented but I think the quality of service has gone down a bit now (or it could just be the guy who served us).

Uma said...

Jayashree, utbtkids, Hema: Wow! Looks like we can start a Raja Keeyam fan club :). Yes I think the service has gone down a bit - especially in Adyar. They can definitely do with a bigger and better place.
Even at the dosa fest, I asked for extra stuffing for a charge coz pattu liked the panneer stuffing, but they refused!!

Lavanya - Sanjeevanam has three branches in Chennai - Mogappair, Nungambakkam and Adyar. If you like veggies, you can try their Rajakeeyam which is their flagship brand. It is a 'Concept Restaurant' and they follow the naturopathy principles ... check them out...

artnavy said...

see this and this
http://abouttimenow.blogspot.com/2006/09/otbt-through-eyes-of-foodie-part-ii.html

http://abouttimenow.blogspot.com/2008/01/book-pulse.html

Uma said...

Art, You topped a rajakeeyam with a subway sandwich! LOL! So, the dosa fest continues to disappoint eh..