Ruchi Indian Cuisine
Most diners at this Indian restaurant in Natomas head straight for the curries like the complex, pleasantly gamy goat—don’t mind the bones, they add flavor—and the chana masala, tangy with amchoor, a spice made of ground green mango. But those in the know go for the dosa, a giant (as in bigger than the dining table), crispy lentil-flour pancake served rolled and accompanied by sambar, a tamarind-based dipping sauce, and two varieties of chutney. The masala dosa comes stuffed with a mild potato filling dotted with fresh peas and mustard seeds, and the rava dosa is a lacy rice flour variant that will make you understand why The Huffington Post named the dosa one of the 10 foods in the world everyone should try before they die. Spice lovers with little ones in the picture can rejoice: a kids’ menu includes a dosa shaped like Mickey Mouse.