Punjabi Thali in Sydney is by far one of the most popular North Indian choices. A ‘thali’ translates to a sectioned plate or a platter designed to contain small amounts of several different curries usually from the same region, to provide the consumer with a multi-flavoured dining experience, or when the client cannot decide on one meal and prefers to sample from several different items. So a Punjabi Thali is a selection of popular dishes and beads served in the North Indian state of Punjab.
Punjabi dining is mostly influenced by the agricultural lifestyle of Punjab is well noted for. Tandoori (grill style) cooking is what makes Punjabi food more unique from most other Indian varieties and has made its global mark in various parts of the world, and it is the combination of popular Punjabi curries and bread that contribute the perfect Punjabi Thali in Sydney.
A popular bread that’s often seen in a Punjabi Thali in Sydney is ‘Makke Ki Roti’. This is a dry textured flatbread that is made from cornmeal and is served alongside a spinach based curry called ‘Sarson Ka Saag’ that is also found in a Punjabi Thali in Sydney. Rice is not always served in a Punjabi Thali in Sydney, but if present, is paired with a rich butter filled lentil curry called ‘Daal makhani’ which literally translates to “Lentil buttery”.
Although most Punjabi curries are rich and cream based, some lentil curries do not contain butter or cream at all and can be requested to replace the default selection of curries if you are lactose intolerant or vegan. Similarly, Punjabi bread like ‘naan’ for instance can be replaced with ‘Makke Ki Roti’ if the client is gluten intolerant as traditional ‘Makke Ki Roti’ is entirely corn meal based.
Punjabi thalis are hence highly customisable and are also unique in their own way as are Thalis from other regions in India. For client’s that prefer not to indulge in a selection of curries that are spicy, a Punjabi Thali in Sydney is the ideal choice.
Are you craving Punjabi food? You will love our Punjabi Thali, come into any of our branches and find out for your self. Taj Indian Restaurant is famous for its authentic flavours and rich aromas.