Paper Dosa, Santa Fe

We were told to arrive early.  They don't accept reservations.  We arrived around 4:45 PM to Paper Dosa and joined a small group waiting in the restaurant foyer.  (Every restaurant we went to in Santa Fe was very busy.)  The cuisine is modern Indian with a focus on South India staples, such as dosa, sambar, rassam and uttapam.  The dishes were a bit different from standard fare.  I had an uttapam, which is a classic, thick lentil savory pancake.  This version was topped with roasted winter vegetables, which was a refreshing and modern update.  My friends had dosa, which are large, very thin, crisp lentil crepes.  These were enormous!  They were served with the stuffing (spicy, mashed potatoes) in a separate bowl, so the dosa stayed very crisp.  We also had chicken curry, which was excellent.  Fine meal and a fresh interpretation on traditional Tamilian basics.  This food is overly spicy hot, so will appeal to most palates.
Chicken curry



The interior is very attractive with traditional rangoli and art work


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