If you’re looking for delicious Indian food in Austin, this is the place to visit! My food blogger friends and I had a tasty night trying Dosa Shack, which has become one of my favorite food trucks in Austin. (This meal was complimentary to us and all opinions are my own.)
This food truck is the perfect example of what happens when you combine a passion for food and an ambition to share it with others. I have a small knowledge of Indian food from visiting a handful of restaurants, but I usually stick to the same dishes like tikka masala and aloo gobi. Visiting Dosa Shack introduced me to new flavors and the cuisine of a different region.
Dosa Shack serves traditional South Indian food with a twist and it’s all about the batter. In honor of their mother and grandmother, they’ve naturally dyed their batter, used to make their dosas, uttapam, and more, pink. The Dosa Shack team tested recipes for over a year. You can taste how they’ve perfected the family recipes because everything was so delicious and full of bright spices.
You can find Dosa Shack at the 5000 Burnet food truck park. Look for the colorful pink, yellow, and green truck!
Dishes to Try
We had a variety of dishes! You can find their full menu on their website and here’s a photo of it at their food truck.
Before I share the dishes, here are two ingredients you should know about multiple dishes.
- Dosa is a thin crepe made from fermented rice and lentil batter. Dosa Shack’s menu features their naturally dyed pink batter in various thicknesses, from thin crepes to thicker uttapam.
- Sev is a very thin, chickpea noodle. You’ll see it on many of Dosa Shack’s dishes, and it reminds me of rice. It gives a bit of texture to the dishes.
We tried so many delicious things! Please note: some of the dishes are special and appear on their weekend and/or catering menus.
Mango Lassi – A lassi is similar to a smoothie and is made with yogurt. This one was refreshing!
Samosa – Think of a samosa like a fried dumpling. They’re typically filled with potatoes, onions, and peas.
Samosa Nachos – Take samosas with jalapeno and cheese and top it with salsa and sev.
SPC2 Dosa – Another one of my favorite dishes, this one fills a dosa with creamed spinach, paneer, corn, and cheese, like a burrito.
Root Veggie Chaat – Chaat is typically a combination of tangy, spicy, sweet, and sour flavors. I think of it like a dip, where there are different ingredients and textures. The Root Veggie Chaat has sweet potato, carrot, and potato.
Corn Chaat Uttapam – Uttapam is a thicker dosa and reminded me of a pancake. It’s topped with chaat.
Cheese Burst Vada Pav – A Vada Pav is a fried potato slider. This was hands-down my favorite thing! I loved the perfect balance of flavors and textures.
Tikka Tacos – This dish is a great example of how Dosa Shack puts a twist on their food. It reminded me of the corn chaat uttapam but in taco form.
Family-Sized Dosa – While this dosa size is special on weekends, you can also get a regular size all the time. They dust the dosa with parmesan and curry leaf butter and serve it with dips.
Doffle – These dosa waffles are a tasty dessert! They have two flavors – Rose Caramel and Banana Caramel. It’s a soft texture with a filling.
I’m excited for you to try this great food truck! These flavors were new to me, and the owners are so kind and eager. If you love or want to try South Indian food, visit Dosa Shack.
5000 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
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