69, Jalan Thambipillay
50470 Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-2276 4924
FB : MTR Malaysia
Business Hours :
Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ; 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ; Sat & Sun 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Whenever I crave for dosa, I will come to MTR 1924 at Brickfields Kuala Lumpur that serves varieties of authentic South Indian vegetarian cuisine.
MTR is an iconic restaurant from Bangalore, India, known to serve authentic South Indian vegetarian cuisine. MTR’s history began in the year 1924 as the Brahmin Coffee Club when the 3 Maiya brothers left their hometown near Udupi which was later renamed as Mavalli Tiffin Room.
We ordered the Uddin Vada (RM9) for snack, a fried lentil doughnut that served together with sambar and chutney.
Dosa, also known as dosai, is a thin pancake in South Indian cuisine made from a fermented batter of ground black lentils and rice. You can find different flavours of dosa at MTR 1924, and we choose to try the Masala Dosa (RM12.50). Presented in triangle shape, this rice and black gram crepe is stuffed with spiced potatoes, laced with ghee, and served together with green chutney and lentil sambar.
Rava Dosa (RM14) is a semolina crepe that flavoured with green chillies, coriander, cumin, grated coconut, and ghee. You can have few variations at MTR 1924, which include Rava Masala Dosa (RM16) with spiced potatoes filling, Onion Rava Dosa (RM15) flavoured with onion, and Onion Rava Masala Dosa (RM17) flavoured with onion and stuffed with spiced potatoes.
Neer Dosa (RM11) is a crepe delicacy that made from rice flour served with jaggery, grated fresh coconut, and coconut chutney.
We tried Rava Idly (RM11), a variation of the popular South Indian breakfast item Idly. It is a steamed semolina cake made with a mixture of yoghurt, coriander, cashew nuts, curry leaves, and mustard seeds. The dish is served together with ghee, chutney, and potato sagu.
A traditional Indian deep fried fritter originating from Tamil Nadu, I enjoy the savoury flavour of this Masala Vada, goes well with my cup of warm tea.
If you want to try some rice dish, can order this Bisi Bele Bhath (RM13), a flavourful meal made with lentils, assorted vegetables, spices, curry leaves, and tamarind pulp. It served with raitha at the side.
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