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Great Ahmedabadi Thali! (may I say… with little Maharashtrian touch)

Locate on CG road this place is hard to miss as you pass by. Called up to confirmed about the rush and availability; reached the place by 8:15 PM and the place was nearly full.

Ambiance-
Big dining hall (read big conventional dining hall) with wooden furniture, low levels of illumination. Somewhat aged just like mother in law!

Menu-
Standard Thali

Tried- Thali

Stainless steel heavy gauge place and bowls and the serving was done in five minutes flat.

Dal: Usage of tomatoes; little touch of sweetness.
Kadhi: Fried using mustard seeds and green chilies; very sweet.
Paneer Masala: Thick red brown gravy/paste with thin slices of Paneer; little spicy.
Cauliflower fry: Dry preparation with finely chopped cauliflower; little spicy.
Potato gravy: big pieces of boiled potatoes in orange gravy; sweet sour.
Val (field beans) in gravy: Local Val seeds in red gravy; sweet sour preparation. The seeds were not as bitter as they taste in Maharashtra.
Shev-Matar chaat: Partially mashed yellow peas, topped up with chutney, shev and finely chopped onion. Little spicy, not very sweet.
Dhokla: Decent
Matar Gujhiya: Excellent filling of green peas with spices.
Papad: Udad
Salad: Chopped cucumber, tomato and cabbage with some masala.
Green Chutney: Little spicy.
Tamarind Chutney: Sweet and sour.

Chapati, Bhakhri and Puri: Served warm.

Khichdi: Fried using black pepper and clove. Very mellow and tasteful with ghee.
Plain Rice: White and non-sticky. Great
Basundi: Slightly thicker than usual and sweet.
Gulabjamun: Soft but cold.
Chach (butter milk): Not very sour decent on salt.

Overall presence of white sugar in the meal was bare minimum indicating little different style of preparation and taste. Overall very nice experience.

Summary –
Ambiance: 3
Taste: 4
Food quality: 4
Service: 4 (quick and courteous…coordination using snapping fingers)
Value for money: 4
Overall: 3.5 to 4.0

Worth mentioning:
Located at 4th floor and not more than 4 people can board the lift that to with adjustment.

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