Besides being a basic necessity for mankind’s existence, food is also known to make things better. It helps beat the blues. Eating a bar of chocolate is not just satiating, it chastens the mood swings. Why do people stuff their faces when they are stressed out? It simply gives them relief when warm food touches the tongue, swings in the interiors of the mouth and when it finally makes its way into the growling tummy. Even if it is just for a few minutes, the world feels much better. It feels like the weight of the entire world has been lifted off your shoulders. Food is great like that. But nothing helps more than the grand Indian Thali.
Indian food is honest, warm and comes in large portion sizes leaving you full and satisfied. There is nothing more heavenly than simple ingredients blended with the right smattering of varied spices that completely lift the preparation. It leaves you craving for more. To cater to your mammoth appetite, the Thali, with its traditional fare offers a diverse menu that will leave you contented. There is nothing more homely than this. The other factor that earns brownie points from its patrons is that it is unlimited. You can eat as much as you want with the friendly staff more than happy to serve you scrumptious meals when you call for it. With an ambience created to make you feel at home, you will never be given a reason to frown.
It consists of an assortment of Indian flatbreads like wheat chapattis or jowar bhakris with a generous dollop of ghee melting against their warm surface. Warm deep fried golden puris, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside also form part of an extravagant Thali. An assortment of vegetables made with different spices and different cooking techniques make their way into this unlimited delight. Seasonal fruits are included. Warm golden pool of dal with tempered spices floating on the surface are a perfect accompaniment to the soft white rice dotted with cumin. Srikhand, which is a delectable combination of hung curd and sugar with a handful of nuts and some cardamom powder sprinkled into it makes it a must have. Raita made of curd and sprinkled with assorted spices is perfect to spoon into your mouth at regular intervals.
Glasses of masala buttermilk with a hint of cumin powder and coriander leaves gracefully swaying in it make for the perfect drink to wash down the food. Not only is it absolutely delicious with its bold flavour adding a punch in the mouth, it also acts a digestive drink. You can have several glasses of these without any guilt. Farsan forms part of this eclectic mix. Little portions of farsan tempered with mustard seeds make them deliciously unforgettable. Every meal is incomplete without desserts. Unlimited servings of warm golden brown gulab jamun laced in thick sugar syrup would make even the strongest of men quiver and make them weak in the knees. Indian thali is what heavenly food is all about. It is honest and extremely enchanting.