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13 Ultimate Indian Thalis You Should Try Atleast Once In Your Lifetime

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Need a complete meal? Check out the idea of a complete meal in different parts of India.

1. The Most Eaten - North Indian Thali 


Most common amongst the thalis in India, expect chana masala, buttermilk and mint chutney when you ask for this one.

HolidayIQ Traveller Anshuman Murali Mohan from Bangalore shares about North Indian Thali in Prayag Hotel, “A very good hotel for those people who wouldn't mind shelling out a few extra rupees. Always helpful staff, 85 Rupees Thali which would fill anyone's stomach for at least a day, restaurant next to the hotel and the price is real cheap any one can afford to buy it.”

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2. The Much-Loved South Indian Thali 


A lot of Rice and some more of it, until you’re full. This thali has sambhar for eating it with rice, curd for curd-rice and rice based dessert - akkaravadisal. You’ll hardly see chapatis or bread in south-Indian meals.

HolidayIQ Traveller Mayank Khare from Bangalore shares about south Indian thali at Hotel Minerva, "Good food specially south Indian Thali"

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3. Sarson Ka Saag And Makke Di Roti - Punjabi Thali

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Sarson da saag and makke di roti and lassi are considered as a full meal in Punjab. Besides these common dishes, kulchas and parathas are punjabi favourites too.

HolidayIQ Traveller Ankur from Delhi shares about Punjabi Thali at Hotel Sahil, “The thali which we had ordered I guess it was a punjabi thali or something. Was really good, yummy and mouth licking.”

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4. Pyaar In Ghee ka Avatar - Haryanvi Thali

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Expect a lot of butter in every bit of serving. Special dishes include: hara dhania cholia, mithey chawal and malpua.

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5. Pure Non-Veg Treat - Assamese Thali


Bamboo shoot chutney and unusual herby flavours are a catch here. And yeah, this one’s for meat lovers only as chicken or duck curry are just as staple here.

HolidayIQ Traveller Vishnu Viajayan from Mumbai shares, “If you guys love meat by meat I mean pork and beef you are at the right place. The special thali that you get over here is cooked in pork blood. Best of all the food is damn cheap, you can feast on your heart's delight and you will end up paying not more than 100 bucks. Alcohol too is very cheap.”

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6. Dhokla And Imli Chutney - Kathiawadi Thali


Small chapatis and finger licking yummy Gujarati dal with some mango pickle are the best thing that can happen to you when you crave home food. Special dishes like dhokla with mint and imli chutney will add to the surprising sweet and spicy flavour.

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7. Dal Baati And Gatte ki Sabzi - Rajasthani Thali


Daal baati, endless serving of chapatis and gatte ki sabzi are a complete Rajasthani meal.

HolidayIQ Traveller Ram K Sharma shares about Rajasthani Thali in Hotel Abhinandan, “It is one of few good destinations available for good quality food to the people of Panipat. Food quality is great, especially Rajasthani thali just awesome. Easily reachable, super safe and clean, situated on NH1. Staff is sincere and soft spoken, rates are very reasonable, good place for friend and family gathering. It is a recommend place.”

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8. Sattu Ka Paratha With Spicy Curries - Bhojpuri Thali


Sattu Ka paratha and kala channa curry would fulfill your hunger pangs when you’re in Bihar like no other dish. After you’re done with eating endless servings of pakoras, go for the variety of breads like angakar poori or paan roti with some not-so-spicy curries.

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9. Thodu Sweet, Thodu Spicy - Gujarathi Thali

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Leaving the dhokla, khakra and fafda aside, expect a sweet and spicy dal with some spicy vegetable preparation like aloo or moong.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sakharam Gawde shares about Grand Thakar Hotel, Rajkot, “Excellent. Those who like Gujarathi Thali , one of best place to enjoy.”

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10. MIsal and Sheera - Maharashtrian Thali


Have a spicy meal of chapattis and curry followed by desserts like sheera and aamras. Don’t forget to ask for kanda bhaji on the side.

HolidayIQ Traveller Raj Kamal from Mumbai shares about Vithal Kamat restaurant, “Kamat offers great veg food. We were there for lunch and the available option was only veg thali. We asked for some other options but they had non so we had to go Thali. They charge around Rs 35/- per thali. Simple and good food with great dessert.” He further suggests, “Try out Narvekar’s Mess (it’s a very small dhaba ahead of police chowki) or Balakrishna (opposite of Narvekar) for their famous Fish thali or Mutton thali. The serve you authentic malvani food. Charges are around 50/- per thali.”

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11. Coastal Food - Goan Thali


Some grated coconut and coconut milk in your prawn curry, crab masala and well, coconut curry and kokum curry makes for a perfect meal by the beach.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sumanta from Bangalore shares, “Cavala Resort Restaurant has good food but with limited menu options. They could do well to add more Indian options to their menu. Having said that we really enjoyed the Goan thali and vegetarian thali meals.”

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12. Rice Is All We Need - Keralite Thali


The traditional dishes in a Kerala thali include kalan, olan, thoran, more kachiyathu and pachadis served on a banana leaf with pickle and ghee rice.

HolidayIQ Traveller Krishnanand Bhat from Bangalore shares, “You can see the traditional fishing at Fort Kochi and it is very nice city, cool climate temple was nice to visit, and garden was good. Food was awesome Kerala Thali was nice.”

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13. Green Veggies in Dal - Andhra Thali


The regular south Indian dishes like sambhar, rassam and dal are cooked with green veggies like palak or beet leaves. Nothing beats the spicy chutneys these guys serve alongwith their meal.

HolidayIQ Traveller Arun Epuri from Hyderabad shares about Vishakhapatnam, “You will get all variety of food here in Andhra style, Some special item you will get in Vizag are Pot Biryani, Ulava Charu Royala Pulusu and there are many andhara hotels where you good Andhra Thali”

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