A big plate, with straight sides, made of aluminium, stainless steel or brass. Traditionally Indian Food is always served in a Thali. It can also serve as a lid, to cover a vessel.
Traditional South India and Gujarati vegetarian meal. Description: see travelogue - day 11 (Jaipur).
a dish divided into several portions, holding a selection of sauces, curries, chapati and rice
a meal with all the various dishes for a set price and you can try a little bit of everything that way
a silver platter that typically carries an ensemble of small metal ramekins with an entire tapas-style meal on it
round metal tray used to serve food
a large tray, often of wrought metal.
A style of serving food more often found in Southern India. A metal tray with several small containers is placed on the table. In the middle of the tray is plain rice. The containers have small quantities of different curries and accompaniments. These are mixed with the rice to form the meal. In the cheapest restaurants, the tray is replaced by a banana leaf. The savoury and sweet courses are all served together, it being up to the eater as to which order he mixes them with the rice. In southern India, the thali is usually vegetarian with more meat ones appearing as you move north. The thali or ‘Meals’ restaurants are the lowest order of restaurant in India, serving the working and travelling masses. Because they get through so much food, being incredibly cheap, you can usually be assured of a decent filling meal however as they work on an eat as much as you can basis. Thalis are designed to be eaten with the fingers (as is much of South Indian food,) and this perhaps explains their lack of profile in the UK.
Thali is an Indian meal with contents varying from one regional cuisine to another. A thali is a selection of different dishes, usually served in small bowls on a round tray. The round tray is generally made with steel with multiple compartments.