Diwali, the festival of lights is all about celebrating the day with one’s family. What better way to make the day special than to step out for a family meal. Since the evenings are set aside for Lakshmi Pooja, typically one does not go out for dinner. Having lunch at a restaurant is thus, the preferred option of many and of course, it is vegetarian food on this auspicious day. An exciting vegetarian fare is available in several restaurants in Mumbai, as a thali or a buffet or even an a la carte meal and chefs put forth their best. Here are my top 5 recommendations for a memorable Diwali lunch.
This Diwali enjoy an exotic feast with your loved ones at Tuskers, Sofitel Mumbai BKC, with a grand Diwali Thali, specially curated by the chefs to usher in the festive mood. The delectable thali includes a variety of dishes, including Reshmi Paratha, Jaisalmeri Chana, Surti Dal, Dahiwale Aloo, Gulab Jamun, Rajbhog and much more.
Kebab Korner, InterContinental Marine Drive
Kebab Korner at Intercontinental Marine Drive is offering a delectable Diwali Thali this week till November 10th. A repast that you cannot miss. One is spoilt for choice. Priced at 1500++ plus for lunch, this one is an absolute steal.
Indulge in choicest vegetarian delicacies as part of a special Diwali Fest Set Menu, this Diwali. Soups, starters, mains and desserts are what you can have at Rs 450 plus taxes for a vegetarian meal. From a Roasted Tomato and Bell Pepper Soup to a Cauliflower Mepdu and Paneer Tikka Masala Pita Pocket to a Caramel Custard, enjoy a delicious lunch, served quickly to enable you to rush home in time for your pooja preparations.
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Manuhaar, Hotel Sahara Star, Vile Parle
An array of Gujarati and Rajasthani dishes in a glistening thali amidst a traditional ambience at Manuhaar is the ideal way to enjoy Diwali. From Farsan to Dal Baati Churma and Pulao to Gatte Ki Sabzi, Kadhi and a plethora of Sweets, indulge yourself this Diwali.
The Runway Project, Lower Parel
Indian food is not all that one can enjoy on Diwali. A festive special 4-course meal including soup or salad, an appetizer, a pasta or risotto and a dessert, is what you can look forward to here. The meal includes a variety of dishes named with Diwali focus nomenclatures like Dressed Anar, Diwali AW and more.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.