The staple Indian diet is said to be one of the most nourishing and complete diets in the world.
One such example of this is our famous Thali, a wholesome meal with all the required nutrients for a healthier life.
The Indian Thali, apart from being incredibly delicious, has several health benefits and is the best meal to boost immunity and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Thali, traditionally a staple meal format in every Indian household, is now popular in restaurants all over the world. ‘Thali’, in the most literal sense of the word means ‘a plate’ in most Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi and more.
The Thali usually has a serving of some kind of Indian bread, be it rotis, chapatis or naans, a serving of rice, a plethora of vegetable and dal preparations and even a few desserts in small bowls also known as ‘katoris’, placed on the Thali itself.
As a wholesome meal, Thali truly and a significant dish in Indian food history. It has been a staple in most Indian households since ancient times and is also a part of Indian weddings, pujas and other festive occasions.
Although the Thali is common to all of India, every region has its own special variant of the Thali. The kind of bread, vegetable and dal preparations and even the desserts depend upon the dietary culture, agriculture and climate of that particular region. The local cuisine of every region has a great influence on what is served on it’s Thali.
For example, a Punjabi Thali will typically have dishes like Chole, Rajma, Sarso Da Saag and more, a Gujarati Thali will have Dhokla, Sev Tamatar Nu Saag, Chass and more.
As scientifically explained, a balanced diet consists of proper portions of carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals so that the requirement of calories for the body is met in a nourishing manner. Each Thali consists of a variety of grains, pulses, legumes, vegetables and sometimes even fruits which contain all of the above nutrients, making it a completely balanced diet.
It has healthy carbohydrates in the form of rotis, chapatis, naans and rice, protein in the form of pulses and legumes and the required vitamins and minerals from the vegetables and fruits. Along with the basic food, a Thali also contains complementary side dishes such as Raita, Papads, an assortment of pickles and chutneys and some kind of drink like buttermilk, Lassi, Kokam juice and more.
There are a lot of health benefits of the Indian Thali, the perfect balanced meal. One of the main benefits is building good immunity. With every possible nutrient on your plate, you consume the best for your body. This helps build your immune system and fight off any diseases.
Because the Thali is such a perfectly balanced meal, it is also said to promote weight loss. It also has a lot of dietary fibres and nutrients obtained from the various vegetables which help in increasing metabolism and help in weight loss.
The Indian Thali is such a delicious yet healthy option for a good meal. The joy of devouring an authentic Indian Thali knows no bounds. Unfortunately, the authentic Indian Thali is not found everywhere across the globe.
However, there’s good news! We serve authentic Indian Thali filled with deliciousness that will take you back to India. Visit an outlet of Rajbhog Cafe and indulge in a flavorful Thali today!
You can find the nearest Rajbhog Foods Location to you and drop by to have a delicious meal!