Gujarati Thali at Shree Thaker Bhojanalay ~ Yeh nahi khaya toh kya khaya !

Gujarati Sunday Vegetarian  Thali at  Shree Thaker Bhojanalay ~ “Yeh nahi khaya toh kya khaya !”… began serving 70 years ago  in 1945 !

Just a few Sundays ago in October 2015 ,at the express desire of my adult nephew down from Toronto,my wife,adult son ,him and I sauntered in late afternoon at 2 pm to enjoy yet again a lovely Gujarati Thali  at Kalbadevi’s (South Mumbai)  legendary Shree Thaker Bhojanalay….it has no other branches….There were some large groups waiting as usual but as we were just four we got seating immediately…this is rare and possibly the rush was less because it was a really record hot Sunday and India was playing South Africa in a day night decider fifth ODI at Wankhede Stadium  nearby so South Mumbaikars probably had stayed home…thankfully for us to get a place !

And Boy did we enjoy !….they keep serving faster than you can eat !….and do eat with your hands to relish it more !

For Rs 600 each for it’s Unlimited Sunday Thali we relished…actually devoured one helping after another ! that highlighted in Bold Green were my favourites while Family had others too !….Menu keeps changing every day :

  • Drink ~   Chaas (Buttermilk)
  • Sweets ~ Shira + Basundi + Bengali Sweet
  • Farsans ~ Moog dal Bhajias +  Samosas + White Dhoklas ~ all served with standard & special chutneys
  • Salads ~ Tomato & Cucumber cut small + Raw Pumpkin
  • Vegetables ~ Bhindi + Potato & Peas + Big ‘Vaal’ (White Kidney Beans) + Mixed Vegetables + Dhokli Chodi ( Green Beans)
  • Curries ~  Gujarati Daal (Theeka  or Sweet Variants) +  Gujarati Kadhi ~ both normally had with plain rice  and kadhi also with pulao
  • Rotis ~ Hot Fresh Rotis with Ghee Option + Bajra Rotla + Makkai Rotla + Hot Piping Puris
  • Rice ~ Pulao or Steam Rice  served with ‘Lachko’ Daal ( Dry  Mashed Toor Daal )
  • Others ~ Khichda Papads
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