Dosa is a kind of pancake made from a fermented batter. Its main ingredients are rice and urad beans. Dosa is part and parcel of the South Indian diet and popular all over the Indian subcontinent. Traditionally, Dosa is served hot along with sambar and chutney. It can be consumed with idli podi as well.
I like a masala omelette
They’re a good way to start the day
But I fancied trying a dosa
Breakfast the Indian way.
So we got up early that morning
Slipping out the hotel
And went to a nearby eatery
To give the dosa a try.
I don’t know what possessed us
Why we got one so big
But we went for a family dosa
When it came it was four foot long.
I started slowly from my end
My wife started slowly from hers
We hoped we’d meet in the middle
But it really looked quite a task.
Daunting but breakfast is breakfast
We could only do our best
I picked slowly from my end
And my wife picked slowly from hers.
We could feel the stares of the locals
Feel them stealing a look
But one of them came to our rescue
By ordering one of his own.
But he didn’t begin as we had
Nibbling away from the end
With a deft blow of his hand to its middle
He broke the dosa in two
And as the truth of our error now struck us
He proceeded to break it all up.
We smilingly did as he’d done
And the locals all smiled at us!