The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
Mother's Day vegetarian Indian buffet
For an unconventional Mother’s Day brunch, consider the Indian vegetarian buffet at Chennai Dosas in Hicksville.
For $11.95 a person, you get to eat as much as you want from a buffet with two kinds of soup, six vegetarian curries and a choice of either a made-to-order dosa (a light lentil crepe filled with a spiced mashed potato mixture) or an uttapam (a pancake version of the dosa). The uttapam with onions, chilies and peas proved a fiery winner when I sampled it a few months back. There are also hot and cold desserts.
The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so it’s first come, first served. The buffet runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Chennai Dosas is at 128 Broadway, Hicksville, 516-681-5151 (The restaurant, which used to be Dosa Diner, still only has a temporary banner and hasn't taken down its predecessor's sign).