I have been eyeing on Aappa Kadai for a long time, but the traffic or parking won’t allow us. It is always full on weekends, the good thing about it is they don’t close during lunchtime. This is the right time to come as everyone just finished brunch, or they are praying.
The server told us that their specialty are aappams and Chettinad dishes. I ordered Vegetable Chettinad with two appams while my friend ordered Masala Dosa.
Aappams are white and bland pancakes shaped to a bowl. This is served steaming hot and best eaten when you cannot touch it as it still has the toasted crispiness while it’s hot. Once it’s cold it becomes soft. The Chettinad Vegetable Curry used simple vegetables- green beans, carrots, onion, chunks of garlic, green chili. The curry is a bit spicy, but you cannot get enough of it because the spiciness compensates the blandness of the aappam. They serve the aappam one at a time as they served it hot and steaming from “Pan to Plate”.
After Finishing my two aappams, I still have few curry left. Since I like what our server recommended I asked him again what is the best aappam to pair with my curry. He recommended chili aappam. As you can see on the picture it is indeed steaming hot and so as the taste. Chili aappam is cooked with green chutney… since the curry is spicy, eating it with chili aappam is not a good combination for me. I ate it and finished it, but I had half liter of water after eating. 🙂
Masala Dosa is similar to other dosas I have tasted. The difference is the sambar as it is a bot sweet. It helps on soothing my tongue from the spiciness of my meal.
Mysore Masala Dosa is similar to Masala Dosa, Mysore Masala Dosa has a more reddish color. I have to mention the freshness of the coconut chutney. It is so yummy and tasty that I ate it by itself.