Fasting? Don’t forget to do it in style. Here are our top picks of restaurants doing a Navratri thali in Delhi that beautifully incorporate modern flair into tradition.
AnnaMaya has always followed the sustainable sourcing, conscious living mindset, and it’s an idea brought forth in this festive offering as well. The Navratri menu has been thoughtfully created by chefs at this foodhall at Andaz hotel. All the ingredients used to prepare the delicacies are locally sourced and the thali itself has an array of traditional fasting dishes. Guests can enjoy Kuttu Poori, Sago Wada, Aloo ki Kadhi, Arbi ki Tikki and many more dishes.
When: Lunch and dinner
Price: Rs 1,480 plus taxes
Contact: +91 11 4903 1351
Giving the traditional Navratri thali a makeover, Cafe C and MKT (The Chanakya), and Cafe E and Cha Shi (Emporio) are bringing a curation of not one, but three different cuisines to treat your tastebuds–oriental, coastal, and North Indian.
Savour the the sumptuous delicacies of North India with their Anar Raita, Kuttu Puri, Paneer Makhni, Sabudana Papad, Samak Matar Pudina Chawal. Oriental delicacies include Cantonese Tong Sui Soup, Crispy Fried Lotus Stem, Tossed Asian Greens, Asparagus and Chestnut Dumplings etc. And you have Kadala Manga Salad, Arabi Nilgiri Fry, Paneer Moilee, Kuttu Masala Dosa, Pappali Halwa and much more for a coastal culinary journey from down south. Experience a whirlwind of satvik flavours with a delectable range of snacks that accompany the lavish main course spread — Sweet Potato Chaat, Sabudana Bhel and Tikki, Arbi Fry, and such at these four eateries.
When: 11:00 am to 11:30 pm for MKT, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm for others
Price: Rs 950 plus taxes for Thali, and Rs 550 plus taxes for snacks
Contact: +91 11 4311 9909
Their thali is being served across Delhi-NCR, a three-course preparation that begins with a Koshimbir Salad, and moves on to appetisers like Sabudana Bhel Puri and Shakarkandi ki Chaat. The main course is a scrumptious affair with dishes like Chironji ki Dal, Paneer Makhana, Rajgira ki Puri, and more authentic delicacies that have been concocted in accordance with the nine holy days. For dessert, the menu also features Cheena Kheer and Doodhi ka Halwa, to indulge as you fast.
When: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Price: From Rs 595 plus taxes to Rs 895 plus taxes
Contact: Pick dine-in or delivery from here.
Elan at The Lodhi hotel is doing traditional delicacies that include Kuttu ka Samosa, Arbi ke Kebab, Hari Mirch ka Paneer, Arbi ki Curry, Kuttu ki Poori, Makhane ki Kheer, Fruit Lassi, and more. And for each thali sold, they’ll be feeding a resident of Aradhna Senior Citizen Home in Connaught Place. So it’s not just fasting in style here, it’s also fasting for a good cause!
Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Price: Rs 2,500 plus taxes
Contact: +91 11 4363 3333
Navratri thalis in Cyber Hub, Gurugram
Cyberhub in Gurugram has a host of options for those looking to try something new for their fasting days. You can try Farzi Cafe’s special menu done in their signature style, which is traditional recipes with new techniques and much flair. There’s Dhaba and Made in Punjab, the North Indian restaurants doing their take on Navratri dishes. And then you have Cafe Delhi Heights, which has a #GoGreen menu with Phalhaari Kheer, Sabudana Khichdi, Pineapple Raita, Kuttu ki Roti, Aloo Chaat, and more.
Further details are available on the linked websites for each restaurant.
All thalis will be on the menu till October 25, only for Dhaba till October 24.
All images: Courtesy restaurants