The days of Navratri have officially begun, and along with them, the customary festival practices. A lot of us have started with the nine-day Navratri fast, and thus, are currently dealing with the struggle to put a pin on our cravings. With a raging appetite and self-control made of steel, we're ardently hoping for the fasting period to be all smooth sailing.
Well, what if we made it a bit easier? What if there was a hearty Navratri meal waiting for you at the other end, wouldn't that make the resolve to fast through the day, more manageable? With these festive meals, you get to treat yourself without compromising on your religious pledge. If you're in Delhi, you're well in luck, for we made a list of 8 mouthwatering Navratri special thalis you can get in the city this time around!
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This Navratri season, Andaz Delhi has something exciting in store for all the hungry foodies. AnnaMaya is offering a special Navratri thali that's nothing short of awe-inspiring. Made exclusively with ingredients grown naturally and sourced locally, this thali will feature 9 delectable dishes like Kutti Puri, Sago Wada and Samak Rice, infused with the taste and quality synonymous with only AnnaMaya.
Price: Navratri Thali for ₹1,480 Plus Taxes
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Known for some of the yummiest South Indian preparations in town, Sanadige is all geared up to celebrate Navratri with its festive special thali this year. This Navratri thali is packed with an assortment of authentic satvik dishes including a wide variety of starters and main course preparations, Samak rice, Sabudana Khichdi, Kuttu Puri as well as a toothsome dessert. This Thali is brimming with authentic and traditional Navratri flavours, cooked to perfection by skilled chefs.
Price: Navratri Thali for ₹1,111 Plus Taxes
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Looking for an authentic yet affordable thali to feast on during your Navratri fast? Punjab Grill is the answer to your prayers! You can get a taste of delicious and unique satvik dishes such as Sabudana Aloo Tikki, Fresh Fruit Chaat with Nagpur Orange Dressing, Rajgiri Puri, and Kesari Rasmalai to name a few. In true Punjab Grill fashion, their Navratri spread is brimming with the taste of scrumptious street food, while also being mindful of all religious dietary restrictions. You can get a hold of this awesome thali across all Delhi NCR outlets of the restaurant!
Price: Dishes Start for ₹300 Onwards
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Exceptional taste and impressive variety, these are the two things you can expect from all the Satvik tidbits under the Navratri special menu, being dished out by the folks at Imly this year. Especially if you're in the mood to switch things up a bit and try something out of the ordinary, we'd highly recommend trying the Palak Paneer Kofta and Khatta Meetha Kadu coupled with the Kuttu Atta Puri at this crowd-favourite restaurant. You can either opt for the whole Navratri thali, or take your pick from their range of Navratri special dishes!
Price: Navratri Thali for ₹365 Plus Taxes
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If you're on the hunt for hygienic and mouthwatering Satvik meals around Dwarka, Pavillion 75 at Welcome Hotel has some delightful options in-store. They're offering a specially curated Navratri thali replete with 5 authentic Navratri delicacies, prepped with careful safety protocols. This thali is available from the 13th to the 21st of April, and you can head here during both lunch and dinner timings.
Price: Navratri Thali for ₹799 Plus Taxes
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A crowd-favourite South Indian restaurant in Delhi, Padmanabham has come to be recognized for its traditional flavours and unparalleled culinary quality. Never to shy away from furnishing what their crowd needs, this year Padmanabham is offering a special Navratra Thali for all the festival foodies. This thali boasts 3 tasty vegetable preparations, Sabudana Aloo Tikki Chaat, Samak rice, Kootu Puri, fresh fruit salad, Papad, Raita and dessert.
Price: Navratri Special Thali for ₹375 Plus Taxes
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The more the merrier, is that your go-to sentiment? If you answered in the affirmative, here's a dining suggestion that will spoil you silly. The special Navratra menu at Gulati offers you about 49 festive food choices to pick from. It consists of fast-friendly kebabs and chaats like Paneer Malai Tikka and Sanwak ki Papdi Chaat, Navratra platters like Vrat Ka Khazana and Chaat platter, yummy Satvik main course options, and Navratra special bread, rice and beverages. But if you'd rather feast on a pre-prepped Thali featuring an assortment of mouthwatering Satvik preparations, their Navratra Khas Thali is the stuff of dreams!
Price: Navratra Khas Thali for ₹594 Plus Taxes
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The festive menu at our beloved neighborhood snack station Bikanervala can give the fine-dining spots in the city a serious run for their money this year. There's a hoard of variety in the Navratri special thalis and platters alone, coupled with smaller Satvik meals to cure your cravings. Everything is highly wallet-friendly, so for unexpected whimsies of your appetite, look no further. Also, if your sweet tooth has been hyperactive lately, don't forget to try their special Falahari Gulab Jamun made of fresh Kuttu or Singhara!
Happy Navratri and festival-feasting!