Masala Dosa a tasty treat from Dabbawallas

You say ‘Masala Dosa’, I say ‘yes please’, let’s head to Dabbawalas Indian Kitchen at Markthalle to get the best freshly made Masala Dosa in town. 


Masala dosa is a variation of the popular South Indian food dosa, which has its origins in Tuluva Mangalorean cuisine of Karnataka. It is made from rice, lentils, potato, fenugreek and curry leaves, and served with sweet and spicy chutneys and sambar a lentil based vegetable stew.


A Dabbawala is a man who delivers lunch boxes, typically on a bike, to offices in India.

A Masala Dosa costs 15 CHF however, if you say ‘I Love Indian Food’ you may get a discount. The friendly group who serve at Dabbawalas are based at the back of Markthalle on the end of one of the rows. Markthalle is an old stone hall with a dome roof that holds many small stalls like Dabbawallas they have food from the east, sushi, curry, kebabs to burgers and pizza too! 

Their farm shop is well stocked, there is a good little Vinoteka (wine shop) and I am partial to a cocktail from Hinz and Kunz and a homemade glace (ice cream) from Eisuru. Best of all they are open most of Sunday!

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