Food is central to any celebration. Every festivity calls for the most scrumptious of fare. Birthday parties are incomplete without the colossal serving of cake. The soft, moist layers sandwiching generous dollops of butter cream frosting coated with more sugary frosting with a luscious red cherry sitting pretty right at the centre is a common sight on birthdays. Weddings are incomplete with the extraordinary lavish fare. Elaborately dressed men and women nattering pointlessly and ravenously making their way to the extended buffet table boasting of steaming hot curries, different rice preparations complete with a table for scrumptious dessert is a sight that is very usual. Indians love to celebrate. Veg thali is a perfect accompaniment when you wish to celebrate life.
A thali is a lip smacking assortment of curries, vegetable preparations and rice preparations that form a complete meal. If eating the same old home cooked food has left you craving for some variety, then head to your nearest thali restaurant. You will be amazed at the number of dishes that you can polish off while at such a restaurant. Vegetarians get to revel in traditional Indian fare whereas non vegetarians get to sample some delectable delicacies that they did not even know existed. There is something for everyone here. For those who find vegetarian food revolting will be pleasantly surprised as the warm morsels make their way into your mouth bursting their rich yet subtle flavours and making you fall in love with them.
the basic components of a thali are the simple vegetables that you come across in your home cooked meals everyday with a twist. What makes these vegetable preparations matchless is the unique blend of spices that pack a punch in these dishes. Toss in a variety of cooking techniques and you have a perfectly cooked vegetable shaak or sabzi that will leave you salivating. Curries loaded with yoghurt and tempered with a delectable blend of aromatic spices like mustard, cumin, bay leaf leave a sensational tingle. Warm, soft chapattis and bhakris nurturing a melting blob of ghee or butter are heartwarming and delicious. Raita made of yoghurt with some spices thrown in make it sweet and spicy and too hard to resist. Thali restaurant caters to the wide spectrum of Indian audiences keeping in mind their likes and dislikes.
A smattering of farsan tempered with black shiny beads of mustard that crackle and sizzle in hot bubbling oil make them irresistible. Biting into one will release its gorgeous warm flavour into your mouth as it finds its way into your snarling tummy. Warm soft rice with cumin seeds peeping out along with soft semi solid khichdi as yellow as the morning sun makes their way into the veg thali. Every meal can only be sealed with a generous helping of scrumptious desserts. Rich creamy srikhand loaded with nuts and cardamom powder will have you eating several servings more than you’d expected. Breaking into a warm golden brown ball of gulab jamun as it leisurely sways in sugar syrup will send a silver of excitement to your toes as you savour its warm sugary goodness. If you crave for a pleasant change, this is the perfect place for your ravenous appetite.