The search for proper ethnic food can lead a man to madness, if nowhere else. How could mainstream eateries possibly recreate the traditional dishes prepared by mothers and grandmothers of yesteryear? In Dosa Hunt, Stereogum’s Amrit Singh looks to find an answer to that question. He and Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri collected a handful of NYC-based Indian musicians like Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij and Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, among others, to comb the Big Apple streets in search of a proper dosa, the traditional South Indian crepe. As this promotional trailer opens up, the whole crew is collected into one car, with Palomo explaining his mission on the phone. "Just sitting in a van on a dosa hunt with a bunch of Indian dudes," he says, and from there it’s off to the races.
Produced and hosted by Singh, it looks like a charming documentary/travelogue that will inform you about things that you’re not very informed about, like the best Indian places in town and just how Palomo gets his acid wash looking so fly. A release date hasn’t been announced, but you can follow the official Dosa Hunt Tumblr for more information.