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Going far beyond the popular Khakra and Thepla, Gujarati cuisine has a lot more to offer. A Gujarati Thali can be a grand feast in itself. While some add a touch of Rajasthani influences to it others stick to authentic Gujarati fare. With numerous thali restaurants in town, it is hard to decide which one to go for.
Here is a list of places where you can enjoy finger-licking authentic thalis in the Ahmedabad.
Step into the village themed interiors and gorge on an authentic Gujarati Thali at Rajwadu. With the rustic ambience of a walled village, it is hard to leave this place unimpressed. The Gujarati Thali here is very traditional and authentic, right from the welcome drink to the dessert. The best time to enjoy a meal here is at night with folk music playing and several activities like the puppet shows taking place, the place is lively and vibrant.
The regal entrance and a long que outside Gordhan Thaal justifies the reason that it is well known for their food. The ambience is rather simple however the hospitality is commendable. The servers here welcome and serve you happily. With a menu that changes daily, the thali here is not just a meal but an experience as well. Simple dishes like Dal and Gujarati Khadi are made with a twist here. One would not want to miss the Gujarati famous dish “Undhiyu” which is a must try winter delicacy. Also the thali's cover everything that Gujarat has to offer in terms of food from chutney, achar to papad and desserts.
A Gujarati Thali with a beautiful view of the city at Agashiye. This beautiful heritage property which has been converted into a boutique hotel is a place of beauty. It offers rich Gujarati Thali with a contemporary touch. If you are looking for a regal fine dining option, Agashiye is the place to visit. They serve the food in traditional metal utensils. Do not forget to opt for their Khichdi which is served with an ample amount of ghee and garlic chutney.
If you are looking to enjoy a great thali without burning a hole in your pocket, head to Aagrah Restaurant in Shree Balaji Agora Mall. The white walls done up in mirror work are sure to catch your attention upon entering. The Gujarati Thali here is a rather simple one having two starters, four vegetables and three kinds of bread. They have a daily changing menu and the Thali’s are priced at Rs. 299 and Rs. 399.
A rather simple place with its interiors casual dining interiors, Toran Dining Hall is one of the most loved places in Ahmedabad when it comes to a Gujarati Thali, especially for families and large groups. The service is swift and the servers are well trained. One can ask for unlimited servings at no extra charge and the food is wholesome and comforting.