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The Great Indian Thali

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Indian food at Maharaja Bhog

For a complete Indian thali experience.

Culturally India has seen many influences from the past to the present times. One of the fascinating things about Indian food is the variety of tastes distinctive in form and appeal from a melting pot of influences and different cultures.

A recent visit to one of the famous traditional Indian Thali eateries with my daughter in tow turned out to be quite a delightful experience…

The Plating: An experience in itself.

The Thali is a distinct offering of varied dishes served on a platter.

The thali or the round plate of food depicts the unique way food is consumed. A visual treat of an assortment of delicacies laid out a plate served in many small little cups, bowls or katoris as they are called.

The richness of the food prepared makes it food fit for a king. For the Indian kings were known to have a history of cooks or Maharaja as they were fondly called had a special place in their lives. The Maharajas thali is a reflection of the opulence of those times.

A plethora of foods prepared in copious amounts and served in unlimited ways back then formed the foundation of the thali experience in today’s times.

The taste: What can be said but the words… A privy to the pleasures of the palate. its all taken care’ of as truly every taste is blended in beautifully in the thali from sweet salty sour spicy, bitter pungent astringent and more …

Found this proudly displayed for those interested in selfies! Replete with a grand turban… A (Maharaja ) king’s chair for a king’s (Maharaja’s) meal.

Cushy and comfy seating in a neat and well-maintained arrangement.

The Service :

Very unique and almost in a meticulous and methodical precision. They have unique sign language to communicate nonverbally between themselves as to how and where what needs to be served. It is such a refined and discreet practice when you actually begin to take note of it.

The result is a smooth rollout of flavours in a flow and you are left flabbergasted at the number of items on the menu.

The typical meal ensures a heady sensory experience on your palate. The usual all-time favourites have been the Gujarati Kadi and Dal and Khichidi as well as the Bhakri and Dal Bhatti. The sweet tooth cravings get deeply satiated with the often repeated Moong Dal Halwa and Basundi which transports you a few steps to heaven and back makes eating a thali like this all a totally unforgettable experience.

To top it all up and wind up a perfectly fine traditional Indian meal, is the refreshing pan they offer as soon as you are done with the meal which works well as a digestive and as a mouth freshener.

A sumptuous feast indeed! Do visit if you want to experience the abundance and flavours of the’ Great Indian Vegetarian Thali.’

Savvy

 

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Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor

9 thoughts on “The Great Indian Thali

  1. Super interesting, thank you, Savvy

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  2. Looks delightful and very tasty!

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  3. I have always loved East Indian food, though I have not yet managed to try every type of dish, etc. It seems to overall healthy and so beautiful too.

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    • Great to know! And yes Anne there are certainly too many dishes to try in India with its diverse cultural influence. This particular thali (plate )serves dishes from western India.
      Traditional food in any place, is often really healthy and nutritionally balanced to suit the climate and needs of the inhabitants.

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  4. Wow ! What a kingly spread, no wonder that you could touch the heavens. 🙂

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    • Yes Megala it certainly was an memorable treat. Have had some very varied Indian meals at restaurants that served the thali. But that day every dish they served turned out to be just right.
      Perhaps the cooks were simply very happy that day and added it to their recipe… it certainly reflected!💕😇💕

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