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Navratri Thalis to Savour In Your City



Arushi Sakhuja


It's mid-October and there is a nip in the air pointing to the fact that we are in the midst of the festive fervour in India. While Durga Puja kickstarts today, Navratra is also underway, and this is undoubtedly a time for celebration. As a run-up to Dusshera, Karwachauth and Diwali, it's safe to say that the festivities have kickstarted.


As tier-one cities in India understand the festive cheer, they also are adapting to ever-evolving customer demands. Long gone are the days when Navratra was synonymous with sitting in the comfort of your home on the days of your fast. With the ongoing Navratras, restaurants and cafes across the nation are offering delicious Navratra special menus and Navratri Thalis, which make fasting all the more fun. And if you aren't fasting, the visual delight of these artistically presented thalis will surely make you want to!


We've rounded up a list of restaurants in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru that have introduced scrumptious Navratri Thalis, scroll on.


Delhi


MKT, The Chanakya




Looking for navratri thalis that covers all cuisines? Make your way to MKT at The Chanakya.MKT has curated three Thalis with traditional yet innovative dishes that cater to different tastes and preferences. The North Indian Thali includes a refreshing green salad, paneer makhani, aloo jeera, kaddu ki subzi, samak matar pudina chawal, anar ka raita, kuttu ki puri, sabudana papad, sabudane ki kheer, and meethi lassi. The Oriental Bento Box features Cantonese tong sui soup, som tam salad, cucumber avocado gunkan, crispy fried lotus stem, asparagus & chestnut dumpling, wok-tossed Asian greens, lemon grass rice, coriander karchai chilli dip, and mango coconut sago. The Coastal Thali comprises kadala

manga salad, arbi nilgiri fry, paneer moilee, keerai masial, beans thoran, samak pulao, kuttu ka

masala dosa, fruit chaat, papali halwa, sabudana papad, and moor. It truly doesn't get better!



Date: Oct, 15-23

Oriental Bento Box: INR 1,650 |

North Indian Thali: INR 1,550 |

Coastal Thali: INR 1,650

Reservations: +91 8376986799, +91 9910311108, 011-26115151





The Leela Ambience Gurgaon




The Leela Ambience Gurugram has a specially curated Navratri Thali at Diya for all devotees to delight in the festive spirit of Navratri. The Navratri Thal consists of Shakarkandi ki Chat which has cubes of sweet potatoes tossed in tangy imli sauce, the mouth-watering Sabudana Aloo ki Tikki, Paneer Bhujia sauteed in Indian spices, Kaddu Ki Sabji cooked in fresh ground spices, Dhaniya Chonke Aloo and in house special Samak Ke Chawal Banana Chips. Alongside, smooth and tangy Plain Curd, crisp Sabudana Papad made with Tapioca Pearls, Sabudana Kheer cooked in condensed milk and nuts.


Date: Oct, 15-24

Price: INR 2,000 ++

Time: Diya - Lunch 12:30-14:30; Dinner 18:00-23:00

Spectra - Lunch 12:30-15:30; Dinner 19:00-23:00

For Reservations: +91 9717596088


Le Meridien Gurgaon





Indulge on a feast at Latest Recipe at Le Meridien Gurgaon this Navratri because an exquisite culinary experience awaits you. Set against the backdrop of serene lush green views, Latest Recipe's special Navratri thali begins with Kuttu ki Papdi Chaat, Beetroot Sabudana ki Tikki and moves on to Samak Rice, accompanied by the crispy and light Kuttu ki Puri, offering a perfect balance of textures. The meal culminates with two delightful sweets – Doodh Dulari, a creamy dessert that simply melts in your mouth, and Lauki ka Halwa, a traditional sweet made from bottle gourd.


Date: Oct, 15-24

Price: INR 1450 ++

Where: Latest Recipe, Le Meridien, Gurgaon

For Reservation: +91- 7065011521




Gulatis Restaurant




Presenting the Khas Navratra Thali Gulati Restaurant has truly transformed eating options for people on fast. Every element of this thali is a culinary tribute to the spiritual significance of Navratri. It's a celebration of tradition, a feast for the senses, and a delightful testament to the purity and devotion of the occasion. From Navratra Khas Thali to Navratra platter to Chaat Platter, Shakarkandi Galouti to Sabudana Bhel Puri, Kuttu ki puri, Malai Kofta Punjabi, Kele ki sabzi, Paneer Makhani, Badam Thandai and Sanwak Kheer, they are serving more than 40 delicious Navratra Delicacies.


Date: Oct, 15 - 23

Address: 6, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi, 110003

Contact: 01244281929/ 01244154812


Radisson MBD Noida



Radisson MBD Noida brings a variety of Navratra delicacies to your palate. Over the course of 9 days, the Navratri Thali includes Vrat Ke Aloo, Samak Rice Pulao, Kuttu Ki Poorie, Khatta Meetha Kaddu, Dahi Wali Arbi, Sabudana Tikki, Aloo Papad / Sabudana Papad, Tamatar Pudine Ka Raita and Makhane Ki Kheer. What's more? They offer three menus on a rotational basis so that no two days are the same.


Date: Oct, 15 - 21

Price: INR 2100++



Cafe Delhi Heights




Your palate is in for an exquisite journery as Cafe Delhi Heights welcomes you to celebrate Navratri with a curated menu. The centerpiece of this celebration is the Navratri Thali, a culinary masterpiece featuring a variety of fasting delicacies. From the traditional Sabudana Khichadi and the revitalizing Phalahar to Kesari Malai Mawa Lassi, a luscious sweet lassi, and hearty mains like Makhanwala Paneer and Chatpata Aloo Chaat, our menu caters to your fasting preferences. Complete your meal with Seb Aur Anar Ka Raita and Phalahari Kheer, a sweet homemade treat.


Date: Oct, 15-24



Punjab Grill




Presenting a visually appealing Navratri thali, a culinary ode to tradition and spirituality. In this vibrant platter, you'll discover a symphony of fasting-friendly flavors and textures. Each dish, from Varat Wali Lassi to Tandoori Ananas, showcases Punjab Grill's culinary expertise. The diverse selection features Sabudana Aloo Tikki, Phalhari Malai Kofta, and Shahi Jeera Samak Rice. Sweet indulgences like Kesari Rasmalai and Makhana Kheer provide the perfect finale to this exquisite Navratri journey.This Navratri Thali respects the fasting traditions, ensuring a pure dining experience for fasting enthusiasts.


Date: Oct, 15-23

Price: INR 895++


AnnaMaya, Andaz Delhi, Aerocity




Gourmet Navratri Thalis? Yes, please! AnnaMaya at Andaz Delhi has made our dream come true with two different types of Thalis for us to savour this festive season. Both traditional flavours along with contemporary flair. With an array of options, Thali One includes, Kuttu Atta Bhalla Papdi with Anardana, Aloo ki Chaat, Paneer Makhni, Aloo Tamatar ki Sabji, Sabudana Khichdi, Samak Pulao with Nuts, Pethe ki Khati Meethi Sabji along with Anar Ka Raita, Kutti ki Poori and Sabudana Papad. While Thali Two is a combination of Dahi Papdi Chaat, Sweet Potato Chaat, Shahi Paneer in white gravy, Dahi Wale Aloo, Sabudana Wada, Makhana Kaju Curry, Samak Rice along with Pineapple Raita, Kuttu ki Poori and Sabudana Papad, each leaving you wanting more. To satisfy your sweet tooth, AnnaMaya’s Thalis will also have delicious satvik desserts like Makhana Kheer and Badam Ka Halwa, as part of Thali one and Quinoa Gulab ki Kheer and Angoori Rasmalai as part of Thali two. You can also choose from a variety of beverages such as Chamomile Apple Tea, Coconut Water, and Mint Iced Tea. The thalis are served on alternate days, at AnnaMaya for lunch and dinner.


Date: Oct, 15-24

Price: INR

Where: AnnaMaya at Andaz Delhi

For reservations: +91 8588804222



Tamra, Shangri-La New Delhi





Embark on a gastronomic journey at Tamra and immerse yourself in the vibrant celebrations of Navratri with a delicious Satvik buffet. Tantalize your tastebuds with appetisers such as Aloo ki Tikki, Falahari Aloo Papdi Chaat, Shakarkandi ki Chaat and savour Dum Aloo, Velvety Paneer Bhurji, and scrumptious Arbi ka Kofta as main course. For those with a sweet tooth, the buffet offers a divine experience with treats like Sama Kheer and Kiwi Badam ki Phirni. What's more? You can even choose the Navratri Thali, featuring a delightful assortment of dishes complemented by refreshing juice or lassi.


Date: Oct, 15-23

Price: Navratri Thali is priced at INR 1,800 plus taxes per person, Lunch Buffet INR 3,000 plus taxes per person, Dinner Buffet INR 3,200 plus taxes per person.

Where: Level One, 19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi


DLF AVENUE, Commons



A cherry on top? Celebrate Navratra but with a twist at your favourite restaurants at DLF AVENUE, Commons in New Delhi! Experience the flavorful festivity of Navratri as you pick from a range of Navratra special meals at Fio Pop, Haldiram, Cafe Delhi Heights, Social, Pings, Anardana, Gola Sizzler, Laid Back Cafe, Dhaba, and Pot Pot. Whether you crave traditional dishes or innovative twists on Navratri cuisine, there's something for everyone.

Date: Oct, 15-23


Mumbai


Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai





The enchanting festival of Navratri, celebrated with fervour and devotion, has just received a delectable upgrade at San:Qi, located in the dynamic Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai. The Navratri Thali, promises an unforgettable culinary journey steeped in tradition and taste. At San:Qi, the Navratri Thali isn't just a meal; it's a tribute to the rich culinary heritage of India and the menu is a tribute to Navratri's timeless specialties, including the ever popular sabudana khichdi and the crispy kuttu ki poori. Dessert aficionados will be pleased to find lacha fruit rabdi, a sweet delight that ends your meal on a memorable note. Date: Oct, 15- 23 Time: Lunch & Dinner Venue: San:Qi, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai



Tuskers, Sofitel Mumbai, BKC





Sofitel Mumbai is serving a Navratri Thali for the first time ever this year, curated by Maharaj Pratap Giri. The special thali will be available at Tuskers and includes a variety of delicious dishes. For starters, Sabudana Vada and Farari Pattis will be served. The main course includes Farari Aloo, Suran ki Bhaji, Rajgiri Singdana Kadi, Dahi-Vala Arvi, and Sabudana Khichdi. The thali also includes salad, sweet curd, Singada Poori, Kuttu ki Roti as sides and breads, and Sabudana Kheer, Sarkarkand Ka Halwa, and cut fruits for dessert.

Date: Oct, 15-23 , 12- 3pm


Badmaash





It's officially festive season and the city’s energy levels are peaking at an all time high! IThis Navratri, Badmaash has prepared an exclusive Navratri thali for anyone fasting during the nine days. You can start your meal with Kadi patta chaas, which is refreshing buttermilk infused with the flavors of curry leaves. You can also nibble on tidbits like crispy Senda Namak Aloo chips and Cholai ke Ladoo, which are sweet and nutty finger millet laddoos - perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth! For the main course, you can indulge in the crisp and flavorful Saboodana Tikki, a beloved snack during fasting days, or you can dig into Samak ke Chawal ki Khichdi, a wholesome and comforting dish made from barnyard millet. You can enjoy a filling meal with Paneer Tamatar Rassa accompanied by the delightful Singhare ke Atte ki Poori, along with a spicy kick of Teekha Aloo Jeeraa and the calming Bhuna Jeera Raita. A Navratri delight, the classic Saboodana Masala, a spicy and tangy sago dish made to perfection, is a must-have this season! You can end your meal on a sweet note with Saboodana Kheer or a variety of Fresh Cut Fruits to culminate on a sweet note.


Date: Oct, 15-23

Time: 12 noon – 1:30 am

Price: 999++ per person

For Reservations: +91 74004 91473

Address: B 12, Ghanshyam Chamber, Veera Industrial Estate, Andheri Link Rd, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai.


Bengaluru


M Cafe, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield






Experience the lively spirit of Navratra at M Cafe. The thoughtfully crafted Navratri Thali showcases a range of dishes that harmonize with the festive ambiance, exemplifying the diversity and opulence of Indian cuisine. From timeless classics to inventive culinary masterpieces, each offering pays homage to India's extensive culinary heritage. Savor authentic delights like Sabudana aur sprout ki tikki, Gujarati kadhi, and Vrath ki puri, each embodying the festival's essence. For those with a sweet tooth, the thali features delectable Meethas such as the fruit Rabadi and the creamy Vrath ki chawal ki phirni, ensuring you end your meal on a sweet note.


Date: Oct, 15-24

Time: 7-11pm

Price: INR 1,500++


Shangri-La Bengaluru





Celebrating the Navratra, Shangri-La Bengaluru's Navratri special thali is a culinary extravaganza spans nine days. Served elegantly in a Thaali, this special all-vegetarian menu showcases the essence of celebratory feasting. Guests can start with Shakarkand Aur Anar Ki Chaat and Phaldari Salad followed by crispy Sabudana Vada and Chef Pankaj’s curation, Kache Kele Ki Tikki. The Vrat-friendly Thaali also features delicacies such as Makhane Kaju Ki Sabzi, Dahi Aaloo, Khatta Meetha Kaddu and Dabi Sukhi Arbi accompanied with staples like Sabudana Khichdi and Singhade Ki Poori. To satiate sweet cravings, diners can relish Samvat Chawal Kheer and Coconut Laddoos.


Date: Oct, 15-23

Price: INR 1,600



Anand Sweets




Savor the delightful Navratri Thali at Purani Dilli by Anand Sweets, thoughtfully crafted with a wholesome medley of ingredients like samai, pumpkin, makhana, paneer, sabudana, and more, all seasoned with pink salt for a nourishing and invigorating dining experience. The well-prepared Vrat Thali comprises a variety of dishes including Kuttu Atta Ki Puri, Samak Chawal, Shahi Paneer Sabzi, Pumpkin Sabzi, Aarbi Aachar, Makhana Kheer, Salad, Dry Aloo Chips, and Raita, ensuring a delightful Navratri feast. Additionally, customers can opt for individual a la carte dishes for Navratri, with must-try favorites like Adraki Paneer Tikka and an array of tempting Chaats including Tava Aloo Chaat, Sabudana Aloo Tikki Chaat, and Singhara Papdi Chaat.



Date: Oct, 15-24

Time: 12pm- 10pm

Price: INR 350



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