Calling out to all food enthusiasts out there, especially those who fancy a lavish Indian meal! In a bid to satisfy all those cravings, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray has introduced a brand new offering, the 'Shahenshahi Thali - The Largest Thali on the Palm'. (Why only the Palm Jumeirah, why not the whole of Dubai? We don't have an answer to that!). However, if you are among those who have a voracious appetite, then perhaps this thali is for you. Available at the chic North Indian specialty restaurant, Amala, from Eid onwards, this special thali is rich, royal and humungous.
What's the speciality? It claims to weigh a whopping 13 kgs! And it consists of 35 different Indain dishes, all conceptualised by Chef Dirham Haque. Some of the mouth-watering dishes include:
• Miskin Nihari - Prime cuts of Indian lamb simmered for 24 hours in its own stock flavoured with brown onion and potli masala. A recipe dating back to kitchens of Begum Zeenat - a Mughul Empress
• Silbatte ke Shammi - Slow cooked and hand pounded lamb and lentil galettes- favourite of Bijris Qadir
• Bharwan Aloo- Stuffed tandoor cooked potatoes
• Gosht Baoli Handi - Indian lamb curry flavoured with Kashmiri red chili, fresh fennel and dry ginger
• Firdausi Biryani- Royal Moghul biryani- a favourite of Nawab Asaf ud Dulah
• Shahed e Jaam- Royal condensed milk dumplings cooked in sugar syrup
Clearly, it's a meat-centric thali though there are vegetarian options too. Of course, you will have to forget the 'calorie' word if you are going for this one. Priced at Dhs 150 per head, the thali will be available during Eid, from the 15th to the 23rd June, and after that based on reservations. So, up for the challenge?