The concept of thali is very popular in many regional Indian cuisines, Gujarati and Rajasthani being at the top of the list. In this style of service the food is served with a lot of love, generosity and as many times your heart desires – beats 5-star hotel hospitality as well! Flavours come together on a plate, with more than 10 different kinds of dishes to be enjoyed. Restaurants with the thali system are very popular among Indian families not just because of convenience in service, but also for the variety of dishes available without having to go through the hassle of choosing and ordering.
Here is a quick list of places serving finger-licking authentic thalis in Dubai-
Maharaja Bhog – A very old and reliable name when it comes to the authenticity of taste and service. A never-ending variety of dishes are served on the plate with a smile. The number of vegetables, starters, desserts and other things are set, but their menu is changed everyday. Mini samosas and the Gujarati kadhi along with the desserts will make sure you are satisfied at the end of your meal. They have two outlets in Dubai, the older one is in Karama and the most recent outlet is in Discovery gardens.
Rasoi Ghar – With traditional and royal interiors, it is a different kind of an experience feasting on the authentic thali served here. This place has beautiful spacious interiors and the food is delicious, specially the desserts. For accompaniments you will get rotis with plenty of ghee, puri and bajra roti. The khichdi at the end with ghee loaded on top can be eaten with the savoury kadhi or sweat shakar. The potato curry with many chutney options is delectable. They even provide a take-away option for diners in a hurry.
Rajdhani – The different oval shaped thali and royal treatment given to guests, makes you want to visit this restaurant every now and then. Buttermilk is given as a welcome drink. The food is very homely and the most delicious dishes are gatte ki sabzi and kadhi. The desserts also have some great options, malpua with rabri is a must-try. Even if you have no space left after all this, do not miss the very delectable khichdi with kadhi. The option for take away, it is available here too.
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