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Celebrating Navratri

As the city celebrates Navratri, we bring to you a list of places where you can enjoy special meals during the festival

india Updated: Mar 25, 2012 01:51 IST

As the city celebrates Navratri, we bring to you a list of places where you can enjoy special meals during the festival

Zazen
The meals served here for Navratri has been prepared keeping in mind the significance of the holy festival. The Navratri vegetable thali includes Kuttu Ki Puri, Vrat Ke Chawal, Sukhi Arbi, Paneer Ki Sabzi, Sabudane Ki Kheer, Sabudane Ke Papad. Apart from the thali, you can binge on fruit salad and sweet potato chaat.
Where: Dharma Palace, 3rd floor, Sec 18, Noida
Tel: 9711189126
Cost: Rs 199 plus taxes (per thali)

Sapice water trail
Their Navratri special dishes are mostly potato based and cooked using Sendha Namak. Go for their thali that includes dishes such as Kuttu Ke Atte Ki Puri, Sabudane Ki Khichdi, Sabudane Ki Tikki, and Aloo Raita. For desserts, they have Pineapple Halwa and Sabudane Ke Kheer. Do try their fruit based mocktails also.
Where: M-24, Greater Kailash - I, Tel: 8860080710
Meal for two: Rs 750 + taxes

Bikanervala
They have two variations of the Navratri thali. Apart from the regular Satvik items such as Kuttu Flour Puri, potato gravy, they also have items such as Shahi Kofta, paneer, potato chips and Bengali sweets.
Where: A-80, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar -2
Tel: 011-40540000
Cost: Rs 250 plus taxes and Rs 185 plus taxes.

Suruchi restaurant
This place, which is known for its authentic Gujarati and Rajasthani food, has put up an elaborate menu for the nine day long festival. The Vrat thali here will have different dishes on each day such as Shahi Paneer, Gobi Ki Sabji, Sabudane Ka Vada, Kuttu ke Aate Ki Roti, French fries, Fruit Raita and Kela Pakoda.
Where: Ajmal Khan Rd, Kishan Ganj, Karol Bagh, Tel: 011-66242835, Cost: Thali for R260, inclusive of taxes

Ignis
When here, you can choose from a variety that includes a Navratra Papad platter starting at R99 to the Navratra special thali for Rs 229. The thali includes Kuttu ki Puri served with Kache Kele Ki Subzi and Makhane Ki Kheer. Other dishes include Paneer Tawey Walla, which is a combination of cottage cheese cubes. For desserts, you can choose from Parsi Malai Kulfi. Where: B-45, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, Tel: 9810177466, Meal for two: R450+taxes

32nd milestone
Head to this place to try out some unique dishes such as Kuttu Ka Dhokla, Kache Kele Ke Kebab, Shakarkandi and Till Ki Tikki, Ajwain Arbi and Phal Dhari Kofta. You can also try their Fruit Shahi Rabri and Malai Burfee. Where: India House Restaurant, NH-8, Sector 15, Part - II, Gurgaon,
Tel: 0124-4870400, Meal for two: Rs 798 + taxes

Chutney
Visit this place for wholesome Navratri food. For starters, you can choose from aloo pakora or aloo chips. You can also try their Sitafal Ka Shorba, which is pumpkin soup. For the main course, you can have Samak Chawal, Khatta Meetha Seetaphal, Sunehari Kofta, Singhare ki Puri, papad, Kheera ka Raita. For desserts, they have Sabudana Kheer and fruit cream.
Where: Chutney, The Metropolitan Hotel, Bangla Sahib Road, Connaught Place
Tel: 011- 42500 200
Meal for two: Rs 700 + taxes

Spice market
Enjoy the festivities of the Navratras with the different types of thalis here. Go for the Vrat ki Thali, which includes fruit chaat, Kheera Raita, Dahi ke Kebab, Sabudane ki Tikki, Saunfiya Paneer Tikka, Aloo Tariwala/ Aloo Jeera (any one), Kache Kele ke Kofte, Sanwak ke Khatte Chawal, Sabudana Khichdi, Kuttu ki Puri. Also try the innovative desserts such as Sanwak and Khajoor ki Phirni, as well as Singhade ka Halwa. In beverages, you can try Shikanji and Masala Chaach.
Where: D-2, GF 18, Southern Park, behind Select City Walk, Saket
Tel: 9958453636
Cost: R495 plus taxes with one complementary beverage (Shikanji/ Masala Chaach)

Eatopia
At Eatopia, you have two options — either eat from Chaat Waat or Pahalwan’s Dhaba. At Chaat Waat, you can try tangy chaat items such as Shakarkandi Kachalu Ki Chaat. For the ones with a sweet tooth, there are Swank Rice Kheer, Singara Atta Malpua, Raj Bhog and Rasgulla. A special Navratri Thali, which includes Paneer Singhara Atta Pakora, Paneer Makahana Dahi Wale Aloo, Kheer Tamatar Raita, Kesar Paneer Sawang Rice, Sabudana Papad, Shakarkandi Kachalu Ki Chat, Swang Rice Dry Fruit Kheer, Singhara Atta Aur Aloo Ki Poori, is also available at Pahalwan’s Dhaba. Where: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
Tel: 24682001 (till 05), Cost: R169plus taxes (per thali)

Haldiram’s
The Navratri thalis here are very popular with the residents of Delhi. The thali comprises of Kuttu Flour Parantha, Shama Ki Khichdi, Fruit Raita, potato curry, Sabudana Papad and a piece of sweet. A single thali comes for Rs 208.
Where: Haldiram’s, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road Sarita Vihar
Tel: 011- 45204239
Cost: R208 (plus taxes) per thali

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Text by: Vaishali Bhambri, Aakriti Sawhney, Chirag Mohanty Samal, and Namya Sinha