Punjabi Vegetarian Thali at Little Haveli, Ultimo
There is always something extra fun about compartmentalised meals. Lunch boxes, bentos, mezzes platters. diy taco plates… who doesn’t like ’em? Thalis are the Indian version and are just the thing for when you can’t decide between Tarka Dal and Chana Masala.
Little Haveli’s Veggie Punjabi Thali is an all-inclusive solo banquet. Four different curries, raita, salad, rice, roti, a papadum and a sweet. And yes, it is as much food as it sounds!
Though I’ve probably had better, more memorable Indian, the curries and bread are tasty and morish. And while the cocoa-flavoured dessert seems a little superfluous, it’s a nice touch for sweet tooths all the same.
The bill: One Vegetarian Punjabi Thali – $11.90
The service: Table service, but don’t expect a smile.
Also on the menu: Main dish curries, curry/rice/roti meal deals, dosai
For ambience seekers: The atmosphere in this place can be non-existant, so get them to turn the music on!
Ultimo, NSW, 2008