Gorge On Delicious Bohri Thali With Family At Thal Co!

Cuisines: Bohri

Filters: Dine-in

Attributes: Restaurants, Lively, Legendary

Bombay like most old cities in India is a milieu of cultures and community that bring with them their own food and flavours. While we hear of the legendary Parsi food joints of the city we don’t have much representation of the Bohri food. Creating a mark in this regard, the newly opened Thal Co. tries to furbish the Bohri community eating experience. The Bohri’s usually eat together from a big thali, 33 inches stainless steel plate. 7-8 people can sit together and eat from this. Nothing fosters unity more than breaking bread together from the same plate.

Located in an inconspicuous lane of Hill Road Bandra, it might be a task to locate this at first go. But it’s worth the hard work. The interiors are simple yet elegant. The tables are big with high back chairs and large sofas. Obviously, it’s meant for a larger group of family and friends who want to dine together. The walls have mirrors making this space look spacious and even royal to some extent. Trying the Bohri cuisine for the first time, our anticipation was for a detailed menu to guide us. But instead we were assisted by “Captains” ( as the waiters are called) and we didn’t mind.

The Bohri meal started with a pinch of salt, to arouse the taste buds. Then came the Salad. It contained Kachumber, Pickled Onions and the Kokum Batata. The Batata or potatoes were cooked in a perky sour Kokum gravy that was well spiced. For the appetizers, we had the more familiar seekh Kebabs and the Chicken Shahi rolls. What impressed us the most, and is one of their raving dishes is the Foil Chicken- Himachal Tangdi. When served on your plate it might not be the most photogenic dish. But once you open the foil you find your way to the most succulent pieces of drumstick coated with cashew paste and cream. These are then wrapped in a foil and cooked slowly for hours over coal. A chicken leg couldn’t have been cooked any better. There was more food awaiting us and came the “Kharaas” - the main course. The Nalli Nihari served with Naan, and the well-done briyani (there is an option for chicken/ Mutton). The Briyani was aromatic and rich but not greasy. That’s a sign of good briyani there. The food keeps landing on your plate and for some of us that might be a little overwhelming. They don’t have many options for desserts but we were served the Sitafal and Nuts Sancha- a homemade ice-cream churned to perfection. We didn’t need anything else.

For all those you needn’t want to tackle the Thali alone, you are encouraged to bring family and friends. But you can also opt for the a la carte option. The menu is changed every now and then so you have something new to try with every visit. Vegetarians this might not be your call. Beware they serve no alcohol. 

As the year closes take your whole clan out for some hearty meal and laughs at Thal Co. It’s time to bond over good food.

Where: Pooja Apartments, Ground Floor, Lane opposite Yoko’s Sizzlers Hill Road Bandra West
Contact : 022 30151543, 089569 88888

Fb Page : https://www.facebook.com/thethalcompany/

Author Credit: Amrita Ganguly

 

 

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