Thali (meaning "plate") is an Indian-style meal made up of a selection of various dishes, which are served on a platter. The idea behind a Thali is to offer all the 6 different flavors of sweet, salt, bitter, sour, astringent, and spicy on one single plate (technically the last two are actually forms of chemesthesis rather than true flavors). According to Indian food custom, a proper meal should be a perfect balance of all these 6 flavors.
Pictured here is a Gujarati-style, vegetarian Thali that has multiple vegetables, daal/lentils, papad, roti, rice, and sweets. 😋
Have you ever enjoyed a Thali? 🙂 #indianfood