When it comes to food, nothing can beat the joy of serving, eating and enjoying Indian food. Other than culture, what India is proud of is their food. Right from Appam from the state of Kerala to vada pav from Maharashtra, everything seems to be so perfect about the food in India. But what adds more love and fun is the Thali system where you get a complete meal fit enough for a king. It’s the simplest way to taste the authentic cuisine of any state. So, how many thalis you have tasted so far?
1. Thal of Kerala
Nothing can beat the spread from veggies to fish in the Kerala Thali.
2. Bihar on your plate
With a typical Khata metha taste and a healthy meal, the Bihar Thali comprises of everything healthy.
3. Punjab ka tadka
Punjabi food is generally spicy, tangy and will wake up your tongue. So Chole – Bhature to Sarso da Saag is the perfect mix in the Punjabi Thali.
4. Banana leaf from Tamil Nadu
From tangy to spicy with Rassam, Appam and Avial, eating Thali from Tamil Nadu will take you to heaven.
5. Might get Pork: Meghalaya
Meghalaya Thali has everything from black sesame seeds to chilies and pork in it.
6. Goan Food
The Goa thali completely consists of sea food with a flavour of coconut in everything.
7. Steamed and Fried: Sikkim
Thali from Sikkim starts from chicken momos to everything fried and steamed in it.
8. Spicy Arunachal Pradesh
Lots of spicy veggies with tomato red chutney is the specialty of Arunachal Pradesh Thali.
9. A bit of Bengal but not totally: Assam
From daal and saag to Pork, you just cannot skip eating Assamese Thali.
10. All flavours in one place-Manipur
With so many flavours in one dish, you simply cannot miss eating the black rice Kheer in Manipuri Thali.
11. Aamras to Kadhi-Maharashtra
With the goodness of Aamras to finger licking Varan-bhaat and khadi, everything seems to be so good in Maharashtrian Thali.
12. For the diet conscious-Mizoram
From boiled veggies served with broth, Thali of Mizoram serves you the aromatic portion of salads with different taste.
13. Andhra Pradesh blends it all
Thali from Andhra Pradesh has everything from simple rasam to a portion of rice packed with good taste and health.
14. Unstoppable Chhattisgarh
From delicious Raita to various curries, Thali from Chattisgarh has everything delicious and finger licking in it.
15. Something grand-Madhya Pradesh
Thali from Madhya Pradesh comprises of everything from sweet to simple rice and dal along with papad.
16. It starts with a sweet dish: Gujarat
Gujarati Thali is a perfect combination of sweet to tangy flavors from saag to dal.
17. The land of body builders: Haryana
If you want to be blessed with a healthy body, Haryana Thali is a perfect go for you as the thali is simple yet robust.
18. Food of the hills: Himachal Pradesh
Loaded with Kheer, tentils along with other acconpaients, Himachali Thali is a perfect one to be eaten.
19. The bhog of Bengal: West Bengal
From potol and aalu bhaja, you just miss eating Thali from West Bengal. How can I forget? Fishes are the main attraction on the plate.
20. Everything fresh and wonderful: Uttarakhand
Thali from Uttarakhand is a perfect blend of fresh veggies served along with some dal and rice.
21. If it’s lemon rice then it has to be Telengana
Lemon rice is the major attraction in Telangana Thali served along with spicy rasam, puri, and dahi.
22. Variety is the spice of life: Nagaland
Thali from Nagaland is so colorful with plenty of elements to be found from boiled and spicy vegetables, pork and chilies on the plate.
23. Simple and different: Tripura
Tripura Thali is a sort of different from others. The local people enjoy eating tomato chutney served along with dal and chawal.
24. Dal Batti and more: Rajasthan
How can we afford to miss Rajasthani thali? Rajasthani is quite big than others from perfectly blend gatte ki sabji to masala chas at the end. Oh no! Check out the sweets there.
25. Coconut milk is a must: Karnataka Thali
Coconut milk and shredded coconut play a very important role in Karnataka Thali. With the true essence of coconut flavor, Karnataka thali comprises of rice, roti, daal along with some other veggies.
26. The hero here is fish: Odisha
If you simply love and adore fish, Thali from Odisha is just for you. Odiya’s simply love fish and their Thali is a perfect example of their love.
27. A bit of Mughal: Kashmir
If you are a meat lover, Kashmiri Thali is sort of made for you. Kashmiri Thali is rich with meat served along with a portion of delicious rice and daal.
28. Food for kings on the platter: Jharkhand
If you love different food in one place then it’s Jharkhand thali. Some well-known tribal food items in the platter are chhilka, dhuska, kurthi daal, red rice, maduwa roti, lal saag, khassi ka jhor, dehati chicken, dudhiya and dudh peetha.
Author: Rima Chowdhury