Thali is the Indian way of serving love. We Indians love to serve food no matter what the occasion is because the way to our hearts is through our tummy. A thali comprises of small portions of every flavour. According to Indian culture, a proper meal should be a perfect balance of exactly 6 flavours: sweet, salt, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy.
Magarpatta attracts young crowd to its 2 malls Seasons and Amanora. As it has attracted many footfalls, the numbers of food outlets have also increased. Many outlets are well established while some are trying to give tough competition to the well-established outlets.
Recently I visited Indian Zaiqaa, known for their indian thali’s, which is located in the food court of Seasons mall.
They have a variety of options to choose from veg and non-veg.
We were served Nimbu Pani first which I found average.
Then Chole Bhature made their way to the table.
Bhature were perfectly golden fried till it became crispy. They were round and fluffy.
Chole disappointed me. Something was wrong with chole. Maybe it was not fresh or some different masala being used for preparation.
And now the Tandoor Chicken Platter was served. Basically there are 16 pieces of chicken served with five different flavours. Well, everything was not perfect here but the kebab served in the platter was just amazing.
After we were done serving with the above delicacy the series of Thali started for which Indian Zaiqaa is famous for.
They have their special range of both veg and Non-Veg Thali’s:
We had the opportunity to have the following thali’s:
Goan Prawn Thali:
It had prawn fry, prawn curry, solkadi, chapatti, Rice, onion & Lemon. The thali didn’t turn up to our expectations. Prawn fry was good but the curry I felt was bit stale. Rice was tad undercooked and chapattis were cold. Only good thing this thali had was solkadi which was a treat to my taste buds.
Goan Fish Thali (Surmai):
This thali had surmai fry, surmai curry, solkadi, chapatti, Rice, onion & Lemon. Well I found this had same curry as Prawn thali and tasted exactly same. The case was same with rice, chapatti and solkadi.
Punjabi Murgh Thali:
Murg Handi, Murg Kadai, Lachedar Paratha, Murg Dum Biryani, Dal, Tandoori Salad, Raita and Gulab Jamun were the items present in the dish. This Thali was better than the previous two. Murg handi and Kadai tasted good and were worth having. Paratha was thick and soft. Dal was average while Biryani felt like having pulav. Gulab Jamun was exceptionally delectable.
Lucknowi Chicken Thali:
This thali included Murg Korma, Murg Tangdi fry, Murg Dum Biryani, Dal, Tandoori Salad, Raita and Gulab Jamun. Oh yes, this was the best among all thali served till time. Everything was so perfect about all the food items in the thali. Tangdi fry is the main attraction here. #Highlyrecommended
Lucknowi Veg Thali with Peshwari Dum Biryani:
Oh boy, this thali is heaven for the vegetarians. Delicious paneer chop masala tasted yum with Lachedar paratha. Veg Bhuna was scrumptious and so was yellow dal fry tadka. And gulab Jamun ended the evening on a sweet note.
Thank you Mr. Shivam and Team Indian Zaiqaa for hosting us.
Parking: Cars and two wheelers can be parked in the mall parking by paying parking charges
Operation Hours: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily
Average Cost: INR 300 for two people (Exclusive of taxes and charges)
Address: 3rd Floor, Food Court, Seasons Mall, Magarpatta, Pune.
- I was called for the Complementary food tasting at the restaurant.
- These are my personal views. You are most welcome to accept or deny on the same.