Thali or Platter used to serve meal with a selection of various dishes with a perfect balance of all 6 flavors, very popular in Punjab. 6 different flavors of Indian thalis are sweet (मीठा), salt (नमकीन), bitter (कड़वा), sour (खट्टा), astringent (कसैला) and spicy (तीखा) on one single plate.
Here is the list of few Indian Thali you should definitely try along with added Chhattisgarhi Thali, Kathiawadi Thali, Bhojpuri Thali, Assamese Thali, Meghalaya Thali, South Indian thali and Shekhawati Thali.
The dishes originated from Rajasthan are part of the Rajasthani Thali, today found in many part of India and contains vegetarian food items such as Dal baati churma, Gatte ki sabzi , Moong dal and rotis made ofbajra, makka.
Gujarati dishes are distinctively sweet and Gujarati thali mostly consists of rotli, dal, kadhi and rice. Kathiawad and Kachchh are two major regions of Gujarat that contribute their unique touch to Gujarati cuisine.
Kerala Thali offers a multitude of both non vegetarian and vegetarian dishes with typical local tamarind called Kudampuli, coconut milk and curry leaves. vegetarian cuisine of Kerala served on a banana leaf during the festival of Onam and Vishu and called as Kerala Sadya.
Punjabi Thali offers a good variation of popular Indian dishes such as Palak Paneer, Dal Tadka, Chole bhature, Aloo Paratha and Jeera aloo. Non veg food is very popular in Punjabi culture, most of the non veg dishes like Tandoori chicken and Chicken tikka, eaten with green coriander and tamarind chutney are from Punjab.
Thali from Haryana is loaded with simple delicacies and high quality dairy produucts like gee, paneer, dahi and a big glass of chaas. Kachri Ki Sabzi,Hara Dhania Cholia,Bathua Raita and Singri Ki Sabzi are the famous dishes from the cuisine of Haryana.
Maharashtrian Thali from the Indian state of Maharashtra contains distinctive attributes with mild and spicy dishes. Jowar, bajre ki roti with chicken and spicy meat dishes like mutton bhakri, Khandeshi Mutton Masala, Kolhapuri cooking style Mutton, Saoji Mutton and added thecha.
The traditional Goan fish thali is a must try and mouthwatering delight. The Goan fish curry thali with rice and solkadi is a classic and most amazing fish thali in India. Goan cuisine consists of seafood, coconut and local spices with kokum as another distinct feature, very much similar to Malvani or Konkani cuisine.
Bengali cuisine known for its flavours and sweets like the Roshogolla, Shondesh,Pitha, Pantua and Mishti Doi. A unique blend of fish food items like maach bhaat, Bhetki Macher Paturi, Chingri Macher Malaikari, Doi Ilish or Hilsa fish and Bhetki Fish Curry are very popular dishes of Bengali cuisine.
Telugu cuisine from the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, known for its tangy, hot and spicy taste. The distinctive Andhra thali is mostly influenced by local variations with meat and seafood and tamarind.
North Indian vegetarian thali contains veriety of dishes like Cauliflower Sabzi, Dal fry, Paneer Butter Masala with Phulkas. Toast papad, bhendi fry, dal makhani, Peas Pulao, dahi and pickle are few more added menu of North Indian Thali.
North Indian cuisine includes Mughlai cuisine with a distinctive aroma, Awadhi cuisine from Lucknow,Kashmiri cuisine and Bhojpuri cuisine.