Being Syrian Orthodox, my family is technically supposed to be vegetarian for the whole of Lent. Usually we don't manage to pull that off but by way of compensation we all meet up for a vegetarian dinner every Good Friday. We've been doing this for ten years at least and the place we usually go to is Madras New Woodlands.
The ambience is what you'd expect- not top notch, but serviceable and clean. Staff are sometimes a bit inefficient given the huge number of orders my large and hungry extended family places but they get there in the end.
This year I had the chole battura and a rava onion dosa. The battura (there's no easy wa to explain a battura in English- it's a puffed up fried Indian flatbread) was perfectly made- you could taste the richness of the dough and while the chole (chickpea curry) was a little watery it still tasted great. No complaints about the rava (semolina) onion dosa (a dosa is best described as a rice flour crepe though to put it that way sounds insufferably pretentious)- it was crispy and hot with a generous distribution of onions, pepper and chilli studding the dough.
My wife had the cheese dosa and while that's not personally my sort of thing, she pronounced herself extremely satisfied. It came with a very nicely done mint dressing which tasted freshly made. She also had a samosa chaat which I shared with her- this is a basically a potato samosa chopped up and tossed with a dressing of tomatoes, onions, chickpeas- which was nicely savoury.
As a group of twelve I think we ended up eating about fifteen rava dosas (either rava onion or the masala variety), a couple of baturas, four samosa chaats and a few cheese dosas so you can see that the masses did come to some sort of consensus on the highlights of the menu.
Like I said, we've come here on Good Friday (and at random other occasions) for most of a decade and given the quality of the food, we see no reason to alter this tradition.
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