At Sarpech Sunday is Thali Day!

Published: Tuesday, 31 July 2018


At Sarpech Sunday is Thali day! We are open from 1.30 pm to 7.30 pm every Sunday serving thali only so give mum a rest and come along and enjoy a unique dining experience which has been enjoyed across India for centuries.

The Hindi word ‘thali’ simply means a metal plate, normally round in shape and made of steel upon which food is served. With a population of over one and a quarter billion, 80% of whom are Hindu, thali is popular all over India from the Punjab region in the north to Tamil Nadu in the Country’s south. Dependant upon the region the dishes served in a thali can differ considerably but generally all abide by the principle that meals should combine six basic flavours or tastes, these being sweet, sour, spicy (pungent), bitter, salty and astringent (dry).

The thali consists of a number of different dishes all served in small bowls called ‘katori’ which are placed around the steel plate. Throughout the Indian sub-continent thalis have become a staple lunchtime treat. Basically, a feast on a plate!

Sarpech thalis offer a wide range of traditional dishes and native specialities and allow you to select a starter and main course all accompanied by a poppadum, chutney, daal of the day, vegetable curry, roti (traditional wholemeal flatbread), rice, salad, raita and pickle. These are all served on a thali with each individual diner receiving their own large thali plate.

Choose one of eight starter dishes and a main from a further eight main courses. Our main courses comprise two seafood options, a lamb rogan josh, three chicken recipes, a paneer plate or a soya malai dish which is particularly popular with vegetarians. All this for just £15.95 per person (seafood attracts a £2.00 surcharge) and there are further options of extra chutneys and naan breads which are charged separately.

To view our full thali menu, click here. To make a reservation call 01572 842 888 or use our on-line reservation form. We look forward to welcoming you.

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