I finally tried Thiru “Dosa Man” Kumar's dosas. He was one of the 2005 Vendy Awards finalist. I was skeptical after being a vegetarian for 5 years, then turned meatatarian for 5 years, I wasn't sure if this was going to be enough food for me. I wanted to be semi-healthy, and get some veggies in my diet. He conducts business on the south side of Washington Square Park, I think on 4th street, across from NYU's Kimmel center. There was a very long line, but it was well worth the wait. I asked the lady standing behind me what to try, and she suggested the "Ponticherry Special" (I'm not sure if I spelled that right). Later, I heard her order some kind of potato dish that he ran out of, which will be my next try. For $5.00, you get a crepe with potato, salad, bell peppers, fresh jalapeño, and some kind of vegetable soup, and chutney (it tastes like coconut and curry). Then for an additional dollar, you can get a samosa (this one has a lot of peas, and it tastes fresher than most ones bought at a deli), and for another dollar, you can get a vegetable roll (it's the breaded looking egg roll) that has potato in it. The guy in front of me ordered that.
It really fills you up, this is what I had: 1/2 a crepe, 1 samosa and 1 vegetable roll. My favorite is the vegetable roll. Watching him make my crepe was a performance.