Gujarati are known for their eating habits, and proudly brag about their appetite when questioned. While to many Gujarati dishes come across as sweetened food, Gujarati’s are powered by strong taste-buds that can take extremes of both the end, spicy and sweets alike and a full meal Gujarati thali will have it all. The general Gujarati thali proportion includes two farsans (salted snacks), two sweets, two vegetables, Rotis, Daal Chaval, Papad and most essential of all Chaas. From soft khandvis to theplas, Gujarati cuisine has it all. Imagine all of these irresistible Gujarati delicacies sitting in front of you on a thali. Here are a few thali joints where you can indulge on good Gujarati food.
1. Maharaja Bhog
Maharaja Bhog offers their guest an authentic dining experience, starting from a welcome drink and ending with some Amraas, their summer special. Maharaja Bhog presents a melange of mouth watering delicacies. It has its branches spread out all across the city from Lower Parel to Malad.
Lower Parel : Opposite Kamla Mills Senapati Bapat Marg, Todi Mills ,Lower Parel, Mumbai
Goregaon : 3rd Floor, Oberoi Mall, Film City Road, Goregaon East, Mumbai
Malad : 2nd Floor, Inorbit Mall, Link Road, Malad West, Mumbai & Infiniti Mall, Malad West, Mumbai
Juhu : Juhu Tara Road, Opposite Juhu Beach, Chowpatty Bus Stop, Juhu, Mumbai
Costs: ₹600 per Thali
2. Shree Thaker Bhojanalay
One of the most popular joints in Mumbai to go devour over a thali is Shree Thaker Bhojanalay. The menu is meticulously prepared to balance the variety of flavours that the different dishes contain. It is best to say that one should go on an empty stomach if you want to finish their humungous thali. The thali consists of 4 types of different rotis to go with the daal and vegetables.
Address: 31, Dadisheth Agyari Lane, Off Kalbadevi Road, Kalbadevi, Mumbai
Costs: ₹500 per Thali
3. Friends Union Joshi Club
FUJC is popularly know for the simplicity of its thalis , the food items of the same are however changed everyday. Generally the Thali consists of four types of vegetable items, rotis, small bhakri, farsan, two types of dal & kadhi, rice, salad, chutney and pickle. It is also know for its Ravaa Laapshi made in shudh desi ghee, which is utter divine.
Address: 381, 1st Floor, A Wing, Narottamwadi, Kalbadevi Road, Kalbadevi, Mumbai
Costs (Excluding Dessert): ₹200 on weekdays ₹230 on weekends
4. Kansar Kathiyawadi Thali Restraunt
The Restraunt located at Mira Road offers a mixture of Kathiyawadi and Gujurati cuisine. If you are a fan of food made in shudh desi ghee then you should definitely visit this place. The mini samosas and the Kheer here are to die for. The thali consists of two starters, four types of vegetable dishes, two types of daal, three types of chappatis accompanied with rice, papad and chaas.
Address: Hotel Express Inn, Near Varsave Bridge, Thane-Ghodbunder Road, Post Mira, Mira Road, Mumbai
Costs: ₹289 per thali
5. Rajwada Thal
In the midst of Bandra Kurla Complex is where Rajwada thal is located, farshan is a necessity in a gujarati thali and their frashan gets all the folks drooling. Their soft ghee chapatis just melts in your mouth, also one should look forward to having their Angoori Rasmalai which is the most talked about item on the menu. The cherry on the cake at this place is that the chaas is accompanied with a sharbat which almost becomes a necessity in these bombay summer days.
Address: Plot C-5, Block GN, Urban Plaza, Near Asian Heart Hospital, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Costs: ₹450 per thali