Navratras are a period to observe austerity and discipline. A lot of us fast for these nine days for various reasons which include appeasing deities, detoxification, to knock off the extra kilos or just because others are doing it. As someone once said, fasting is just a change of diet. Some people manage to survive nine days by simply eating fruits or on a glass of milk but a foodie like me needs two meals a day. But here we have some options to make your navratri meals exciting as well
Here’s few of the places offering scrumptious thalis :
Zodiac, Fortune Select Excalibur
Zodiac, the coffee shop at Fortune Select Excalibur Hotel, brings to you the most exquisite Navratri thali. The array of flavours and dishes are anything but boring. This is one Navratri, you would surely enjoy! Indulge all you can.
Where: Sector Road, South City II, Sector 49, Gurugram
The special Thali here promises guests a variety of mouth-watering delicacies including paneer ki sabzi, Bhuna ananas ki chaat, aloo ki sabzi, Sitafal sabzi, Kheera Angoor ka raita, Sabudana ki khichdi, Singhade ki poori, Sabu dane ki khichdi, kesari lassi with Rasmalai in desserts amongst others.
These dishes are crafted keeping in mind the ingredients & flavours that are in harmony with the fasting beliefs.
Where: At Multiple Locations in Gurgaon
Call: 85274 97518
Special Navratri @ Smaaash
The Thali includes Starters – Sabudane Ki Tikki Subzi – Aloo Jhol, Paneer Aloo , Pethe ki subzi
Poori – Paneer aur Kutoo Ki poori , Aloo Kutoo Ki poori, Mooli ki poori. Dessert – Samak ke Chawal ki kheer, Fresh Cut fruits, Curd / Papad
Where: Ground Floor, DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon
Call: 85274 97518
Cost: INR 257 + GST
The Sweets and savouries experts manage to entice patrons even during Navratras. They offer a special navratra thali in addition to falahari snacks, chaat, namkeens and beverages.
Where: Plot no 3-5, Sector 29, Gurgaon
Call: 0124 4337777
One of the best things about this joint is they succeed in bringing flavour to every festival. Their navratra thali is a fulfilling affair with puris, aloo sabzi, sama ki khichdi and my favourite the paneer tikka.
Where: Ground floor 54, Vyapar Kendra, Sushant Lok 1, Gurgaon
A restaurant with several chains in Delhi-NCR, Sagar Ratna offers two thalis on course—Deluxe and Executive. Treat your tastebuds this Navratra with Sagar Ratna Navratra thalis, Adraki Paneer Tikka and more vrat specials.
Where: 1st Floor, Sector 29 HUDA Market, Gurgaon
Call: 0124 4252121
One of the best places for a sumptuous Navratri Thali prepared without garlic, onions & salt. All dishes are prepared with utmost precaution, without using ordinary cooking oil. The Place offers an elaborate vegetarian menu & street food which also happens to be economical. You can have Street Food, Fast Food, North Indian, South Indian, Desserts and Chinese food items at Haldiram. For Navratras, the thali will cost you around Rs 500 for 2 people.
Where: MG Road, Cyber Hub (DLF Cyber City), Sohna Road, Ambience Mall, DLF Phase 1
A Parsi food flag bearer in the city, SodaBottleOpenerWala will be serving mouthwatering dishes during the fasting period. The special thali includes the likes of Sabudana Kheer, Kera nu Cutlet; Vrat ka Falooda, Gwarfali cutlet, Khattu Meethu Kaddu, Kuttu atta Poori, Vrat ke chawal; Sabudana papad; Sabudana khichdi; fruit and nut salad in a traditional thali.
Where: Ground Floor, DLF Cyber Hub, NH-8, Gurgaon
Call: 01246518801, 8527636633
The Ancient Barbeque:
The Ancient Barbeque in Gurgaon joins in the Navaratri celebrations these nine auspicious days with a delicious and scrumptious spread of delicacies. The lunch and dinner buffet dishes include Dahi ke kebab, Paneer Malai Tikka, Barbeque Fruit kebabs, Kache Kele Ke Pakode, Aaloo aur Shakarkandi ki Chaat along with main course Tamatari Lauki, Aaloo Zeera, Samak ke chawal, Kuttu aur Singhare ki poori along with lip-smacking desserts.
Where: The Ancient Barbeque, 2nd floor, Good Earth City Centre, Sector-50, Gurgaon
Cost: Lunch – Rs 299 plus taxes, Dinner – Rs 399 plus taxes
The first meal is in accordance with the Navratra rules which include no food grains, salt, onion, garlic. The ingredients that can be used are certain vegetables, potato, sago, and kuttu /singhade ka atta. Gurgaon being a gastronomical paradise keeps its citizens hogging on fantastic fare with amazing Navratri Thali even during this austere fasting period.