Navya posted on 23rd March

From Nepal To North Karnataka: Bangalore’s Must-Try Thalis

Restaurants, big and small, are showcasing regional delicacies aplenty with their thalis. Food from nearby coastlines and around Karnataka are as popular as plates filled with treats from far flung places such as Nagaland, Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. We recommend that you get ready to discover whole culinary traditions with these thalis.

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Khandani Rajdhani


Experience food filled with neighbourly love as you dig into the Nepalese thali here. We recommend that you try the authentic mutton or chicken thalis that come with rich meat curries {loaded with spice that aren’t at all similar to the curries from North India}, rice, a portion of vegetables {usually saag which is a some kind of leafy vegetable}, and daal along with curd, papad, achar {an authentic freshly made one to add a tangy punch} and salad. 

Where: A/5, Ground Floor, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala

Price: INR 200 upwards

Contact: 080 41102071

Timings: 11am – 11pm

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Bhojohari Manna

Fill up your tummy with Bengal’s favourite eats that are part of the mini and maxi thala. There’s Luchi {puris}, Bhaja {vegetable}, Alur Dom, pulav, chutneys, papads and Bengali mishti to tuck into.

Where: Find a Bhojohari Manna near you, here.

Price: INR 240 upwards

Contact: 080 25503666 {Koramangala}, 080 26593666 {JP Nagar}

Timings: 11am – 4pm, 7pm – 10.30pm

Check out their website here.

Chubalas Curry & Rice

This tiny nook in Kamanahalli has delicious thalis from Nagaland. There are vegetable and chicken versions. However, the best picks are the pork, smoked pork, and fish thalis. Along with the mouthwatering, spice-filled non vegetarian curries, you’ll be served a helping of rice, veggies, dal, and boiled greens.

Where: 21, Praise the Lord Mansion, Nehru Road, Kammanahalli

Price: INR 170 upwards

Contact: +91 8971878224

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Gam’s Delicacy

A traditional Assamese Akhaj {thali} is available for feasting here. Aromatic Joha rice, a staple in Assam, occupies pride of place at the centre. Around it, you’ll find bowls of mati {black gram} dal, vegetable and herbs that have been fried, and pitika {a mash of a vegetable, usually potato, that’s done up with onion, mustard oil and chillies}.

Where: 972/C, Ground Floor, S.T. Bed, 4th Block, Koramangala

Price: INR 210

Contact080 25502233

Timings: Noon – 11pm

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Check out their website here.

Hotel Fishland

Seafood reigns supreme at this legendary restaurant. Ask for the Limited Special Seafood thali and you’ll get a plate of rice, fish curry and fry, and a vegetable that can all be washed down with a cup of buttermilk.

Where: Sujata Complex, 1st Cross Road, Gandhinagar

Price: INR 150 upwards

Contact080 22258080

Timings: 11am – 3.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Kamat Lokaruchi

Mealtimes, at this highway eatery, are all about homely treats plucked from all over Karnataka. Try their Ragi Mudde meals that come with soft, melt-in-your-mouth Ragi balls along with a delicious curry made from greens. The fresh, hot Jowar rotis are the highlight of the North Karnataka meals.

Where: Janapada Loka, Archakrahalli, Ramanagara, Bangalore – Mysore Road

Price: INR 140 upwards

Contact: +91 9008555933

Timings: Noon – 3.30pm, 7pm – 11pm

Khandani Rajdhani

This chain of thali restaurants is where the Dhokla rubs shoulders with Dal Bati Churma. Stuffed with the best from Rajasthani and Gujarati cuisines, you can eat your way through an ever growing stack of ghee-doused rotis, various Kadhis and vegetables, and a long list of sweets and farsans. For Navratri, this year, their special menu includes Banana Cutlets, Jackfruit Subzi, Sabudana Khichdi and Khas ke Kheer.

Where: Find a Khandani Rajdhani near you here.

Price: INR 350 upwards

Timings: Noon – 3.30pm, 7pm – 11pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Mavalli Tiffin Room

While you sip on a fresh juice, vegetables, Bisi Bele Baath, rice along with sambhar and rasam, fruit salad and sweets arrive in record-speed as part of their special meals. Your hand-to-mouth action will have to be super quick to keep up with onslaught and the servers don’t give up till they’ve ensured that you are sufficiently fattened up.

Where: 14, Near Urvashi Theatre, Lalbagh Main Road

Price: INR 290

Contact080 22230471

Timings: 12.30pm – 2pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.


Explore the flavours of Rajasthan’s kitchens on a humongous plate at this decked-up restaurant. On a regular day, you’ll be treated to limitless servings of classics like Dal Bati Churma, Kadhi, Vadis and an assortment of vegetables. Special occasions like Navaratri, this year, will see you feasting on Sabudane ki Tikki, raita, kheer and fluffed-up puris.

Where: 710, 3rd Floor, 8th Main Road, 80 FT Road, Indiranagar

Price: INR 340 upwards

Contact: +91 9620771098

Timings: Noon – 4pm, 7.30pm – 11.30pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.


Their Maharashtrian thalis range from the simple to the indulgent. Their Gala Vegetarian Thali is crowded with a dry bhaji, Varan {that’s made with three types of pulses}, phulkas, rice and regular condiments like pickle and papad. Their most expensive offering the Splendid Gala Fish Thali, on the other hand, includes Surmai fry, fish curry, Prawn Sukha along with rice and roti. Meat lovers can order up chicken and mutton thalis.

Where: 120 P, 2nd Floor, Santosh Tower, Adjacent EPIP Bus Stand, Whitefield

Thali Price: INR 170 upwards

Contact080 49652548

Timings: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 7pm – 11pm

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While Andhra-style biryani here might be tempting, we suggest you save it for another day and go for their unlimited vegetarian thali. Along with the steaming rice comes pappu {dal cooked with greens}, staples like sambar and rasam, and the palya {sauteed vegetable dish} of the day. And, if you really can’t do without something meaty, order a side of Chicken 65 along with your meal and tuck in! Read more about it in our review here.

Where: 31, Church Street

Price: INR 160 upwards for meals

Contact: 080 25587389

Timings: noon-3.30pm and 7-10.30pm

The Great Indian Thali

Staying true to its name, this restaurant offers you quite a spread that begins with the welcome drink {buttermilk} and goes on to include starters {think tandoori pineapple and veg cutlets}, main course {everything from dal and paneer to karela, and gobi masala make an appearance here}, Indian breads and rice. And, portions of halwa, shrikhand and rasgullas to end your sumptuous meal on a sweet note.

Where: 612/1, Lotus Building, 80 Feet Road,Koramangala 4th Block

Price: INR 395 on weekdays and INR 489 on weekends

Contact: 080 65471151

Timings: Noon – 3.30pm, 7pm – 11pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Mahesh Lunch Home

Their recently introduced seafood thali is what you must try here. Along with the rice and palya, expect specials like seer fish, prawns {in a tomato-based gravy}, clams {nicely cooked with ground coconut}, crab, and sardines, all to please the seafood lover in you. They also have a chicken thali which comes with kebabs, chicken curry, chicken korma and chicken sukka.

Where: 136, Ground Floor, Cears Plaza, Residency Road, Opp Bangalore Club

Price: INR 275 plus taxes for chicken thali, INR 375 plus taxes for seafood thali

Contact:  080 41311103

Timings: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 7pm – 11.30pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.


Bekal’s Kerala-style thalis include vegetarian, chicken curry and fish curry meals, and a Bekal Special Meal which is available only on Sundays. Served with rice of your choice, a spread of curries, pickle and a sweet dish, the meals here can be accompanied with one of their popular sides like the Syrian Meat Fry. Read more about it in our review here.

Where: 38, 1st Floor, opposite Jeevan Bhima Nagar Petrol Pump, 10th Main, Jeevan Bhima Nagar

Price: INR 800 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 9845315891

Timings: 12.30pm – 11pm

Find them on Facebook here.


Samaroh’s wholesome vegetarian thali is a lavish seven-course meal that starts with an amuse bouche of sorts {Keshar Mewa Boondi} and chaat before moving on to the starters like Palak Paneer Samosa, and a Methi Makai Seek. But, make sure you leave enough space for the mains. There are dishes like Palakwali Dal and Kolhapuri Kofta to be paired with the rotis. Oh, and chilled lychee Shrikhand for dessert, too. Read more about it in our review here.

Where: 7, Vittal Mallya Road, above ICICI Bank, opposite Mantri House

Price: INR 550 {weekdays} and INR 650 {weekends}

Contact: 080 41203600/700/800

Timings: noon – 3.30pm and 7 – 10.30pm

Find them on Facebook here.


The thali at this Kerala restaurant is best paired with their fish curry or fish fry. So, order a veg meals {you get rice, sambar, rasam, a veg dish of the day and papad} along with sides of your choice. We suggest the flavourful Surmai Fish Fry. Read more about it in our review here.

Where: 52/2, Basement, Church Street

Price: INR 250 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 7259710033 or +91 9900499190

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Find them on Facebook here.

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