The word "Thali" refers to the way meals are eaten in India; where a mixed selection of delicious dishes are served together on one platter. They offer a wonderful way to experiment with Indian flavours and dishes and to discover the rich and diverse range of this cuisine.
From familiar and classic Indian dishes like Tadka Dal and Matar Paneer alongside less familiar ones such as Pomegranate Spiced Chicken and Konkani Jackfruit Stir-Fry, these recipes will encourage you to explore the varied and vibrant range of food, flavors and textures across the Indian subcontinent, and give you the confidence and skill to create your own perfect thali. Featuring a thali inspiration section at the end which showcases four stunning regional thalis to recreate at home, as well as menu ideas to help you mix and match recipes as you like, Thali is a joyful and creative approach to Indian home-cooking that will excite and inspire.
Maunika Gowardhan is an Indian chef and author. Born and raised in Mumbai, India she is now based in the UK. She regularly contributes to a number of publications including, BBC Olive Magazine, BBC Food, Sunday Times, Telegraph and is the contributing editor for Vogue India where she shares all the latest on the global Indian food scene.