Relishing a thali is a celebration in itself. Whether you're looking for proper Andhra meals or the most authentic North Indian meal with dal batti churma or butter chicken, a thali is sure to satiate all your cravings. So, here's a list of our favourites in the city and you tell us if you've tried them all.
From Rajasthan To Andhra: Here Are Hyderabad's Must Try Thalis
Got a thing for seafood? Then, you, my friend, must dig into the Special Rayalaseema Seafood thali that comes with prawns, fish alongside other regional delicacies like ragi sangati, jonna rotte and thali regulars like dal, sambar, rice, and curries. They also have other thalis like veg and non-veg that come with meaty goodness like mutton, chicken, kheema etc. This is love.
Price per thali: INR 249 to 399
The Spicy Venue
If traditional Telugu delicacies are your thing, then you cannot miss out on the South Indian Thali at Spicy Venue. We love the dal and the flavoured rice and usually, keep asking the staff to refill our dal. Also what takes us back to Spicy Venue is — Apricot Delight — a custard-based dish that’s made from apricot and hits the right spot.
Price per thali: INR 179
NorFest - The Dhaba
With a sweet ambience that deserves a spot on Instagram and food that's a truly gastronomical experience, a meal at NorFest is unforgettable. The Punjabi Special Non-Veg. Thali is perfect for those chicken lovers as it has a different curry every day. Accompanied by dal makhni, raita, roti, rice, and dessert, this is sure to fill your tum for all the right reasons.
Price per thali: INR 269
Ahobilam Foods - Millet Cave
Reminding you of an organic farm, Ahobilam Foods is a restaurant that serves food made from millets. If you are interested in exploring a different cuisine which is also pocket-friendly and healthy, we recommend trying this. The Millet Thali is served with millet roti, millet rice, brown rice as well as curries, sambar, and rice.
Price per thali: INR 139
Bringing the best of Rajasthani and Gujrathi dishes together, Rajdhani is an only-thali restaurant. Indulge in the dal baati churma, dahi vada, and different types of roti made from jowar, bajra etc. Relish the dal and aloo curries or the khichdi and kadhi. There is so much more that keep arriving in your plate even if you say no. End your meal with a glass of buttermilk or malpua and other desserts served with your thali.
Price: INR 490 and INR 250 on Tuesdays
Aromas Of Andhra
They have several thalis to offer. But what grabs the attention is the Bahubali Bhojanam that boasts of four non-vegetarian entrées (chicken, mutton, prawn, and fish) along with a bunch of vegetarian dishes and a plethora of staples. This thali can be shared by two people easily.
Price per thali: INR 999
This place is known for pulaos. But, they also serve some incredibly delicious thalis from coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema, and Telangana. The thalis are prepared in limited quantity and run out within a couple of hours. The best among all is the Seema Bhojanam thali which is the standard non-vegetarian one.
Price per thali: INR 365
Subbayya Gari Hotel
Get to Subbayya Gari Hotel if you are craving an all-vegetarian heavy meal of authentic Andhra delicacies. The food is served on a proper banana leaf with Coastal Andhra specialities like Kakinada Kaja, Punugula Curry, poornam boore, boondi, tomato rice, pulav, pulihora, gutti vankaya, gongura avakayi, perugu wada, payasam, and more. The restaurant is generous with its quantities, and the staff is warm and urge you to try every dish. The ambience is simple but festive because of the constant banter. In fact, eating a meal here is a wonderful experience as we are served more than 20 varieties like a Pelli Bhojanam (Wedding food).
Price per thali: INR 110 upwards