It costs Rs 400 and it’s worth every single Rupee and more ! ~ The Sunday Gujarati Thali at Mumbai’s best Thali Place ,Shree Thakar Bhojnalaya ~ The Old Man Purohit sits Proudly at the Reception and his Family & Staff serve Lovingly
It’s Mumbai’s Gem and hidden away deep inside the Dady Seth Agiary Lane in the congested Kalbadevi Area of South Mumbai and even on a Sunday it was difficult to get parking ~ Lucky to find one bang opposite the building which houses the Bhojnalaya on the First Floor ~ it’s airconditioned inside and the seating is well spaced out but the waiting area will not appeal to those looking for cleaner and neater surroundings ! ~ The Bhojnalaya began way back in 1945 and makes no fancy pretences ~the focus is on the wholesome food as it should be~ the Building seems as Old and not well maintained ~ but who cares ! ~ we all go for the finger licking Thali ! ~ and we’re never disappointed
Have a Nephew visiting from US and he loves the Thali and he returns to US tonight ~ so we first went to Panchvati Gaurav where there was waiting and we did for 10 minutes before we checked the Thali Menu for the day ~ 😥 Kareli Saabzi and Banana Samosa for Sunday ! ~ we simply left for Shree Thakar Bhojnalaya where we had actually intended to go in the very first instance ~ There was waiting here too ! we did for 15 to 20 minutes before we were courteously ushered in and given a nice table
Almost immediately we were served by a never ending line of boys who right through the hour we relished the Thali kept spoiling and pampering us with repeated servings
Here’s what we ate unlimited for Rs 400 and each and every dish was simply wonderful that we had more than one helping of most with the Servers and Supervisors rising to the occasion and continuously doing ‘Agrah’ ~ insisting we have more and more !~feeling mighty pleased to see us really pleased and relishing it all !
The Picture of my served Thali above was taken while we were being served the first time and most of the below you may recognize as already served in it ! ~ Have highlighted in Green what I really relished !
Chaas or Buttermilk ~ we had three to four glasses each
Methi Bhajias with Sweet Chutney
White & Green Dhokla with choice of Chutneys ~ Imli & Coconut
Condiments & Accompaniments
Papad & Khichiya ~ had Several
Fresh Mango Achhar or Pickle ,Raw Papaya,Tomato & Cucumber Kachumber (skipped the Garlic Chutney while Nephew requested for Onions,which they normally never serve~ they cut some fresh for him)
Rotlis & Rotlas
Piping Hot Rotlis & Bajra and Corn Rotlas and Puris with a Liberal Sprinkling of Ghee ~ we had 10 to 12 each ! ~ just melted in the mouth
Green Gujarat ~ Several Green Vegetables together like Tendli etc ~ had three helpings
Bhindi ~ had four Helpings
Russawala Aloo ~ Had two Helpings
Muug Kathod ~ Had Two Helpings
Rice & Daal
Lachko Daal ~ Had Two Helpings
Steaming Rice with dollops of Ghee with Lachko Daal ! ~ Bliss !
(skipped the Pulao Option)
Sweet Dishes served along with the Food
Rajshahi Kheer ~ Had Two Helpings
Aam Rus ~ Two or Three Helpings ~ Simply Divine
It’s now just past 4 pm and I hope No Personal Client will return the Call till later as have been calling them since morning to announce a super SS 1 Scrip Select that we have just announced ~ for now I’m Entering Sunday Afternoon Slumber Zone and will surface only late night…..There goes my Mobile….Hyderabad client……need to sign off and then Sleep off !