House of Dosas is Marjorie and Raj Muttavanchery’s hearth and home. This is not a business, this is a space where they really believe that people may walk in a stranger but guaranteed when they leave, they will forever be a family member.
They have owned and operated this restaurant for 14 years – took a break to do a pilgrimage to India – and now they are back at the head of the House of Dosas family table.
The restaurant has gone through some extensive renovations since their return to Vancouver. Actually it is astounding the amount of work they have completed from November 1st, to today. The kitchens have had an overhaul, and the front of house has been repainted, re-carpeted and redecorated. This family and their team are on a quest to renew everything about the space while retaining the old welcoming charm of the family.
Raj and Marjorie started this business 16 years ago on hope, a dime, and a dream. Hope equated to immense hard work, the dream resulted in the warmth and love they brought to people through freshly made South Indian cuisines.
Raj said, “House of Dosas is not a business, this is where we bring out the best emotions in everyone by feeding them healthy and delicious South Indian foods. We love what we do and we love Vancouver. Without the people of Vancouver there would be no House of Dosas. Vancouver gave us so much, thank you!”
House of Dosas has a beautiful relationship with Vancouverites, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Right now they are open until two am but they do plan on returning to the old operating hours – of 24/7 – in January 2017.
Lately the health benefits of South Indian cuisines have been garnering some serious stand-up-and-get-noticed attention from the gluten-free and health-seeking crowd.
This is a cuisine that dates back centuries as noted in the Manasollāsa which was recorded in the 12th century. In Wikipedia.
South Indian foods such as Dosas (Indian crepe) made of fermented rice and Urad dal – which along with the good bacteria for a healthy gut – is rich in carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals, and is low in fat too. There are literally hundreds of side dishes that can be served with Dosas but the two staples are Sāmbhar – a lentil-based vegetable stew made with tamarind broth and spices – and coconut chutneys, which can be made in many variations.
House of Dosas menu covers dishes from the four Southern states of India, the owners and team are extremely knowledgeable about the history and healthy benefits of eating South India style. In fact, Raj and Marjorie are so proudly passionate of their heritage that they are now organizing culinary, cultural and religious tours to South India.
Tours start in May of 2017 so check them out for information and events about their upcoming tours.
Address: 1391 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V 3E3
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