Indian Vegetarian Thali – First Time Trying Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

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Growing up, I always dreamt of visiting India so I could fall in love and dance in the rain like Kareena Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Shar Rukh Khan and the likes. However, I grew up and life happened; I still haven’t gone to India but nothing says I can’t “faith it till I make it, right? So when my friend, Mariam offered to take our other friend (Len) and I to a vegetarian Indian restaurant, I was really excited! I was gonna try the Indian Vegetarian Thali for the first time.

I shared some snippets on my insta stories (why aren’t you following me on Instagram? You’re missing a lot o).

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Len and I

So, where did we go?

She picked the Saravanaa Bhavan restaurant, located in Mississauga (a city very close to Toronto). It had a really homely ambience with low lights. After getting to a comfortable table in the restaurant and choosing what we wanted from the menu, Mariam led us to wash our hands as most of the meals would be eaten with our hands. Reminds me of Amala and Pounded Yam, innit? After washing our hands, the first course arrived a few minutes later. Since she was more conversant with Indian cuisine, we allowed Mariam choose the meals; she chose the Dosa and the Indian Vegetarian Thali.

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First Course

This is called DOSA; a crepe-like food made from fermented batter and served with mashed potatoes and chutney. It is usually served hot and eaten for breakfast but we had it in the afternoon (who is judging?? Lol). It originated from South India and is rich in carbs, Vitamin C, B and protein.

DOSA is an Indian crepe-like food made from fermented batter and served with mashed potatoes and chutney. Click To Tweet
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Digging into The Doha

You can see the potatoes right in the middle.

Main Course

The next and main meal was the Indian Vegetarian Thali

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According to my research, The word, “thali” is a round platter used to serve food.

Our platter contained a bowl of rice, a bowl of beans, various chutneys, vegetables, yoghurt (they call it “Dahi“). The Indian Vegetarian Thali usually contains various foods and sides that possess 6 different flavours – sweets, salt, sour, etc. It also had a snack that looked like a doughnut.

I really enjoyed the Doha and the rice, plus the crackers that came with the meal. My favourite one of the meals on the platter was the sweet called Gulab Jamun – it tasted like soft puff puff infused in a sugar syrup. It literally melts in your mouth and is an absolute delight. If you’re having a bad day, just get like two of them and you’re good to go lol.

food-blogger-in-canada, nigerian-lifestyle-bloggerVegetarian Thali

Their meals are quite affordable and you get a good portion for the amount you pay. I definitely recommend the Indian Vegetarian Thali if you are looking to try Indian vegetarian food. The place was also really clean, intimate and the waitresses were very courteous.

They are located at :

Hurontario and Eglinton Intersection,
4559 Hurontario Street, Unit 12B, 
Mississauga, ON. L4Z3L9

You can also order online via their website:

Have you ever tried Indian cuisine and did you love it? Let me know in the comments below.


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Word of The Day

“But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the royal rations of food and wine … Then Daniel asked … ‘Let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.’ … At the end of ten days, it was observed that they appeared better and fatter than all the young men who had been eating the royal rations.”

(Daniel 1:8, 11–12, 15)


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