The word Thali literally means a metal plate. Thali is also referred to as an Indian-style meal, served on a platter, with a wide selection of dishes. The ‚thali‘ style meal serving is mainly the serving of all courses of the meal together, at once.
According to Indian Food Theory, our food has 6 different flavours: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy. A proper Indian meal is a perfect balance of all 6 flavours, with one or two flavours standing out. A Thali serving ensures all the 6 flavours are present on the plate.
Dishes served in a Thali vary from region to region served in small bowls, called katori. Appetizers like papad, salad, pickle and small dips (chutney) are served with lentils (daal), vegetables, cottage cheese and/or chicken/ mutton/ fish. Rice and Roti are topped with clarified butter (ghee) and served with natural curd and a dessert (like kheer).
Sounds like too much? Well, it most certainly is not. The Thali comes with an advantage you will love. Eating so many flavours together, makes you fuller and more satisfied sooner. So you do land up eating less.
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