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Udipi Café

Three Rivers

Udipi Café

Location Details

PHONE: 412-373-5581
ADDRESS: 4141 Old William Penn Hwy
Monroveville, PA 15146
HOURS: Wed-Mon, 11:30am-9pm; closed Tues

Description

This unassuming, authentic, moderately priced South Indian restaurant specializes in vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Among the highlights of the extensive tiffin menu is the house specialty, dosa – giant savory crepes made of rice and lentils, and served with various fillings. Udipi's are crisp, fresh, and about a foot and a half in diameter. The restaurant also offers other traditional South Indian rice-based dishes such as iddli (steamed rice cakes), uttapam (a thick pancake with onions and chilis) and pongal (rice porrige), as well as vadas (savory fritters made of either lentils or chickpea flour). All of these are accompanied by sambar (a spicy lentil-vegetable sauce) and fresh coconut chutney. Indian beverages include thick and creamy masala tea. Lunchtime specials feature the thali plate with a choice of Indian breads, two kinds of soup, a big bowl of rice, two vegetable dishes, yogurt, pappadum with a spicy/salty dip, a vegetable and rice dish, tea or coffee, and dessert. Located next door to the Shingar Indian Boutique and near Sri Venkateswara Temple.

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