Indian thalis are one of those grand affairs that are best enjoyed in a restaurant, but who’s to say you can’t savour a delicious thali in your home too? With some of the city’s favourite institutions delivering traditional thalis neatly packaged in trays, we’ve rounded up a list of places you can order these from the next time you want to tuck into a restaurant-style thali at home.
5 places you can order thalis from in Ahmedabad
Agashiye – The House of MG
Chances are that you’ve definitely eaten at this bespoke thali restaurant in Lal Darwaja. Agashiye which translates to ‘on the terrace’ in Gujarati, is an Ahmedabad institution and frequented by locals. While your home setting may not be as surreal as the heritage mansion the restaurant is housed in and you may not be eating off a kansa or silver thali like in the restaurant, the delivery thali is conveniently packaged in trays with a whole variety on offer– think, a cooling sherbet to start off with, several types of farsan, local, seasonal subzis, bhaat, khichdi, Gujarati dal, papad, sweets and paan to finish your meal with. These come in single-serve packs or thalis designed for two or four people. Available on Zomato and Swiggy.
This heritage restaurant with its haveli-like setting and ethnic interiors often draws crowds at its flagship outlet located in Bodakdev. Serving Gujarati and Rajasthani delicacies, you can order a compact thali from the restaurant’s delivery menu where you’ll be treated to portions of paneer subzi, seasonal vegetable preparations, steamed and fried farsan, Gujarati or Rajasthani dal and kadhi, phulkas smeared with ghee, rice, and something sweet to finish your meal with. Available on Zomato and Swiggy.
The Grand Thakar
This restaurant located in Satellite, specialises in Gujarati thalis and Kathiawadi cuisine. And if you’re ordering home, you can indulge in authentic thali specialties which includes a changing selection of farsan such as panki, dhoklas, rajwadi dhokli, kaju gathiya, seasonal vegetable preparations of the day, puran puri, papad, steamed rice or khichdi. These are available as single-serve thalis or for two to four people. Available on Zomato.
This dining hall in Bodakdev is one of those fuss-free places that you go to for flavourful food and efficient service. If you’re ordering a thali home, you can expect to find all the classics, from a variety of steamed dhoklas and fried kachoris to sweet eats like the dudhi halvo and gulab jamun, a traditional Gujarati dal and kadhi and more. Alternately, the tiffin parcel is a more indulgent affair where you’ll be treated to heaps of puris and light rotis, a range of farsan, rice, dal or kadhi, and other sweet and savoury elements. Available on Zomato.
Toran Dining Hall
Located on Ashram road, Toran offers simple but flavourful Gujarati fare in a laid-back ambience. Their delivery options include a full and half tiffin thali with all the fixings—piping hot puris, a smattering of vegetable dishes, dal or kadhi, rice, farsan and sweets that are made fresh daily. Pair these with some buttermilk and you have an indulgent meal. Available on Zomato and Swiggy.