Navratri or Navratras is a Hindu festival celebrated across India over a period of 9 days in honour of Mother Goddess Durga. Certain people revere different aspects of Durga and some people fast while others feast. Navaratri is celebrated as the Durga Puja festival in West Bengal. It is the most important annual festival for Bengali Hindus and a major social and public event in the eastern and northeastern states of India, where it dominates religious life. The occasion is celebrated with thousands of pandals that are built in community squares, roadside shrines, and large Durga temples in West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, eastern Nepal, Assam, Tripura, and nearby regions. While a large section of the population in the country gives up meat and alcohol during this festival, people celebrating Durga Puja consume meat in almost every meal for these 9 days as a part of their celebration. In North India, Navaratri is marked by the numerous Ramlila events, where episodes from the story of Rama and Ravana are enacted by teams of artists in rural and urban centres, inside temples, or pandals.
Around this festival, we have gathered a list of restaurants serving this delicious Navratri thali that you don’t feel like missing.
With various outlets spread across the city, Punjab Grill is one of the best restaurants serving North Indian food in the city taking you on a culinary journey into the grandeur of undivided Punjab. With all set to welcome goddess Durga with a thoughtfully curated menu with much-awaited delights ranging from Tandoori Ananas, Sabudana Tikki, Chironji ki Dal, Khatta Meetha Petha, Paneer Khoya Kaju Makhan, Samak Rice, Doodhi ka Halwa and Rasmali to make a perfect feast for Navratri times!
The thali is priced at Rs. 900++
Other recommendations: Dal Punjab Grill, Dahi Ke Kebab, Chaamp Taajdar and Butter Chicken
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
Serving one of the best buffets in town, get ready for some timeless traditions of festive feasting at Seasonal Taste. The Navratri thali includes Masala Chaach, Raita, Phalon Ki Chaat, Sabudana Papad, Sabudana/Aloo Singhada Vada, Khatta Meetha Kaddu, Paneer Makhani, Lauki Tamatar, aloo Jeera, Samak Ke Chawal, Sabudana Khichadi, Kuttu Ki Poori, Sakarkand Ki Kheer and Nariyal Ki Barfi are the attractions to this Navratri bhog.
The thali is priced at Rs. 1150++.
Other recommendations: Pearl Millet Risotto with Tandoori Vegetables, Avocado Toast and Biryani
Cost for two: ₹ 4500
Designed to look old-world, colonial and humorous, this quintessential Bombay Irani Cafe & Bar, dishes out Parsi fare and culinary gems famous in gymkhanas and the streets of Bombay. For this colourful fest, SodaBottleOpenerWala has got nine days special Navratri menu that will blow your minds offs! The thali comprises of Sabudana Vada, Tariwale Aloo, Paneer Kaju Curry, Sabudana Papad, Samak Jeera Rice, Mint Peanut Chutney, Kuttu Poori, Tomato Raita, Masala Chaas and Salad. If you are also craving some authentic Navratri grub, this is the place for you!
The thali is priced at Rs. 595++
Other recommendations: Berry Pulao, Raspberry Soda, Salli Chicken, Mawa Cake and Dhansak
Cost for two: ₹ 1300
Celebrating Navratri for 9 days with 9 different regional thalis, Café Rouge is a go-to place to explore different types of Navratri thalis like Punjabi, Gujrati, Rajasthani, Maharashtrian, Bengali, Uttrakhand, Himachali, Kashmiri and Uttar Pradesh. The thali consists of Sabudana Papad, Lassi/Chaach, Salad, Paneer, Aloo, Rice, Sweet and Chutney.
The thali is priced at Rs. 899++.
Other recommendations: Mezze Platter, Chilly Soya Fish, SubzKe Galouti and Grilled Thyme Marinated Prawns
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
IMLY is a casual family dining joint with a ‘come hither, comfortable ambience. But look closely, and you’ll see it’s a short, sweet and spicy ‘snap shot’ of the entire country - where authentic vendors and chat - wallas ply delicacies and from their native regions. And where local dishes and food habits (Chowpatty’s pav bhaji, Chandi Chowk’s fruit kulla chaat, Lucknow’s dum tikka, Indore’s poha, Kolkata’s ‘Phuchka’ and Chennai’s ‘Madras ki Bhatti’, to name a few) come alive in their irresistibly familiar aromas, colours, textures and flavours. Being a pure vegetarian restaurant has a separate Navratri menu with various dishes like starters, platters, combos, main courses, desserts and beverages to choose from. They are serving a la carte as well as a thali. The thali includes 3 vegetables, Papad, Snacks, Fresh Fruit, Raita, Samak Ke Rice, 2 Kuttu Poori and Makhana Kheer.
The thali is priced at Rs. 395++.
Other recommendations: Palak Patta Chaat, Pav Bhaji and Gol Gappa
Cost for two: ₹ 1000
India's favourite chai chain Chaayos curates a delectable fasting menu that deserves to be on every foodie's radar this festive season. Their Navratra Thali is every faster's delight, including quintessential Navrata delicacies like Kuttu Paratha, Aloo Sabzi, Samak Chawal Khichdi, and more. Another delicious offering is their Sabudana Tikki, a sure-shot treat even for non-fasters! Fasting or not, their lip-smacking Navratri special menu ensures that you are gorging on mouth-watering food all festival long!
The thali is priced at Rs. 349++
Other recommendations: Navratra Snack Platter, Sabudana Vada, Paneer Pakoda, Aloo Bonda, and Mint Masala Chaach.
Cost for two: ₹ 500
Manbhavan Premium Thali brings you the premium and best experience of a thali to relish with your friends and family members. Get a unique blend of traditional tastes with 100% vegetarian Gujarati – Marwari cuisine in Unlimited Thali format. Round the month, different rotating menus with delicacies from the beautiful states of Gujarat and Rajasthan are served. This Navratri season, experience the special thali that includes Buttermilk, 2 Snacks, 4 Vegetables, 2 Dals, 2 types of Poori, Rice, Khichdi, 2 sweets, Raita, Salad and other accompaniments.
The thali is priced at Rs. 590++
Other recommendations: Different Thalis
Cost for two: ₹ 1100
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