Fasting and Feasting

This Navratri, try some of these innovative thalis in the Capital that pack plenty of flavour for the nine-day festivities!

Lifestyle Insider Navratri at Elan - The Lodhi, New Delhi

Dine with Elan at The Lodhi
Rejoice in the fervour of the auspicious nine days of Navratri with satvik flavours, savouring the wholesome ‘Navratri Thali’ at Elan – The Lodhi, New Delhi. There’s a wide array of dishes that are crafted to complement this auspicious occasion. With traditional delicacies that include Kuttu ka Samosa, Arbi ke Kebab, Hari Mirch ka Paneer, Arbi ki Curry, Kuttu ki Poori, Makhane ki Kheer, Fruit Lassi and more, fasting during Navratri was never this satiating. Every Navratra Thali sold enables The Lodhi to feed the occupants of an old age home an identical Thali, as a way of giving back to the society. (Until 25th October 2020; From 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Lunch) and 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Dinner); Price: INR 2,500 plus taxes)

Lifestyle Insider A colourful innovative thali for Navratri by the chefs of DLF Emporio and The Chanakya

Navratri Thalis with a Twist at DLF Emporio and The Chanakya
At the DLF Emporio and The Chanakya in Delhi one can now ring in the nine-day long festivities with a refreshing twist. Giving the traditional Navratri thali a delicious makeover, the chefs at Café C and MKT and Café E and Cha Shi bring back their unique curation of not one, but three different cuisines to treat your tastebuds – Oriental, Coastal, and North Indian.

Lifestyle Insider A thali for Navratri at DLF Emporio and The Chanakya

Savour the sumptuous delicacies of North India with their special Anar Raita, Kuttu Puri, Paneer Makhni, Sabudana Papad, Samak Matar Pudina Chawal; Cantonese Tong Sui Soup, Crispy Fried Lotus Stem, Tossed Asian Greens, Asparagus and Chestnut Dumplings, for an Oriental joyride, and Kadala Manga Salad, Arabi Nilgiri Fry, Paneer Moilee, Kuttu Masala Dosa, Pappali Halwa, and much more for a coastal culinary journey down south.

Lifestyle Insider Navratri Snacks at DLF Emporio and The Chanakya

To top it all, there are snacks with satvik flavours to accompany the lavish main course spread – sweet potato chaat, sabudana bhel, and tikki, and arbi fry, as you fast with fervour this season! (Until 25th October, 2020; From 11am to 8pm at Café E – serving Navratri Snack Specials only, and Cha Shi (DLF Emporio); 11am to 8pm at Café C (The Chanakya) – serving Navratri Snack Specials only; 11 am to 11:30 pm at MKT (The Chanakya).) Price: Thalis INR 950 plus taxes and Snacks INR 550 plus taxes.

Lifestyle Insider Navratra Special dishes at Comorin

Delicate Flavours create a Gourmet Thali at Comorin
And at the Comorin on Golf Course Road in Gurgaon (part of the Old World Hospitality group), the Navratri menu delicately – and in a delicious way, shall one say – strikes the balance between fasting and feasting. Ingredients such as sweet potato, sago, paneer, arbi, and fruits have been brought together to create mouth-watering dishes including Phalahari Mawa Seekh, Flaked Almonds; Sago and Coconut Khichdi; Figs and Paneer Kofta Curry, Bhuni Shakarkandi ka Halwa, and more.

There have never been so many options to dine out during the Navratras as there are today!


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