We’re thrilled to announce that Maunika’s second book, Thali (published by Hardie Grant) will be released this October.
Thalis are a celebration of fresh ingredients that encompass the whole range of flavours of Indian cuisine and display to perfection its sheer regional variety. ‘Thali’ literally translates as ‘large platter or plate’, and it has come to mean a complete meal on a platter, made up of a variety of components including curries, stir-fries and dry vegetable dishes, all served in little steel bowls, historically known as dunas.
When it comes to understanding the cuisine of India, there really is no better way than to explore a thali. Hot, sour, spicy, crispy, tangy, and sweet: these are the flavours our palates yearn for, and the thali offers the marriage of all these flavours on one plate. Maunika Gowardhan’s Thali provides plenty of fresh recipe inspiration that not only shows you how to create delicious tasting Indian food in your own kitchens, but how to balance the variety of flavours and textures within each one when creating your own thali at home.