What would people normally prefer to order when they are ravenous? I said to my husband even as I was admiring the advertisement by one of the lesser known restaurants in the city. The golden brown crisp masala dosa with a slight bulge in the middle placed in an oval plate with three chutneys and a small cup of sambar appeared really yummy and it made my mouth water.
Masala dosa, promptly came his reply.
I totally agree with you because it is quite filling but I wonder why the dosa you order in the restaurant doesn’t match the visual, I rued.
Well ,coming to think of it all advertisements are misleading , there is a dichotomy between what is promised and what you ultimately end up with, that is if you happen to take them at their word, he chuckled.
Talking about the filling in the dosa, why can’t the chef use his imagination to make it more rich and tasty instead of just using potatoes with a dash of onion ? All restaurants for that matter seem to be stereotyped , when it comes to preparing the curry which goes by the name of ‘ masala’, which is anything but masala as it is so insipid, I complained.
Why don’t you meet some of the chefs and teach them to make better masala curry, he suggested.
I shall certainly do so. In fact I will prepare the ‘ masala’ with just enough potatoes to bind a couple of chopped carrots, shelled peas and shredded onions and add a dash of garam masala when done, I said. I am sure he will seriously think of turning the bland curry into something more appetizing, I said.
I appreciate your confidence but first you must convince the restaurant manager before advising the chef. Let the manager first taste the curry you prepare and then if you are able to convince him, the rest is easy, he advised.
n.meera raghavendra rao