I never ate monkey bread as a kid. I didn’t even know what monkey bread was until after I started blogging. Now I’m doing some major catch up for missed years with different monkey bread variations. My latest version: Nutella monkey bread.

Soft dough balls filled with gooey Nutella. Can you think of anything better?

A few months ago I had a taste of Surati Farsan Mart’s menu. You can read about my first visit here. I’ve been wanting to revisit ever since to check out more dishes. Last week, I finally got a chance again, meeting up with CC of Pink Candles of Ridgemont High. You can read her recap here.

You order at the counter, where they have paper menus with English descriptions of all the items. After we ordered, we grabbed a table and waited for our number to be called. You can view the menu here and here.

I got a little lazy with the picture taking, which I tend to do when I’m eating with other people. I was more interested in chatting so sorry for some of the haphazard pictures.

Mysore Masala¬† Dosa- Triangular crepe made of rice flour and lentils, stuffed with spicy vegetables and served with a vegetable soup. You’re supposed to pour the soup over the crepe, but I sort of just dipped mine.

I liked the texture of the crepes. Thin, crispy outside, a soft fluffy inside. I’m not sure why, but I do prefer the long rolled up crepes like the Masala Dosa I got last time.

Pani Puri- Small fried whole wheat pastry shells stuffed with beans, potatoes, sweet and spicy sauces, served with spicy mint flavored water.

These were surprisingly sweet, almost crossing into dessert territory. But they are also quite spicy. Probably the spiciest item we ordered.  I would have liked a little less heat.

Chole Puri- Cooked garbanzo beans mixed with spices served with deep fried whole wheat bread

I love hasselback potatoes. They are easy to make, they taste great and they have a fun presentation. My mini hasselback potatoes can be found here.

I recently stumbled upon a recipe for scalloped hasselback potatoes, which combines the ingredients used for scalloped potatoes with the presentation of hasselback potatoes. Genius.