Kicking off the Indian festive season is the Navratri, the nine days of fasting followed by feasting. If you are looking for places for the best Navratri thalis in Lucknow, check out our recommendations.
ARYAN’S FAMILY DELIGHT RESTAURANT
Aryan’s has some 10 outlets in Lucknow, all of which serve Navratri-special food during the Navratris. Their Navratri Thali is a simple affair – a combination of vrat vegetables like Aloo Rassa, pumpkin, Arbi accompanied by 4 Kutu puris, a choice of Makhana/Sabudana Kheer or sweet curd and salad. Simple yet so, so delicious! They also have a la carte items for Navratri like Kutu Aata Samosas and Sabudana Khichdi for mid-meal snacking. The outlets are good for in-restaurant dining, but they also have a home-delivery option.
Price: Rs. 260
Locations: Hazratganj, Gomti Nagar, Bhootnath Market, Chowk, Kapoorthala, Vikas Nagar, Rajajipuram, Phoenix Mall and Telibagh, Lucknow
Aloo Chaat, fresh mithi lassi served cold, in kulhads, aloo ki sabzi, rasedaar lauki, sabudana or lauki ki kheer (in rotation) and shakarkandi ki falahaari chaat, along with options of either kuttu ki puri or rice served with fruit salad. This menu is alacarte but there is also a special Navratri thali available.
Price : Rs. 400
Timings: 12 noon to 10:30 pm
Location: Green Restaurant by Neelkanth, Vivek Khand, Gomti Nagar Near Neelkanth Sweets, Lucknow
Contact: 091516 65555
Navratri is a party at Bikanervala with the option of ordering 1 Falahari puri to having the full thali, which consists of Shahi Kofta, Kuttti Ki Puri, Arbi ka achar, Aloo chips, Salad and Rasgulla. Apart from the thali, they also have falahari namkeens & snacks vary from Aloo & Badam Lacha to Falahari Dry Fruit Mixture. And we are not done yet. Stop by for some pre -puja chaat snacking with Sabudana Tikki, Aloo Chaat, Fruit Chaat and then indulge in some sweets. Gulab Jamun, Makhaney ki Kheer and Paneer Jalebi are some of the mouth watering delights on offer.
Price: Navratri Thali – Rs.300 to Rs.360
Timings: All Day
Where: Bhoothnath Mod, Faizabad Road, Indira Nagar
The Navratri Thali at Madhurima is as delicious and as much in demand as their sweets. It consists of aloo and arbi ki sabzi, Paneer Makhani, Chhena Dahi Bada, Mewa Kheer and salad along with Kutu Puris.
Price: Rs. 307
Timings: 12 noon to 11.00 p.m.
Location: Vibhuti Khand II, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
For the glutton in you, head to the thali paradise in Lucknow – Panchvati Gaurav. Some four types of vegetables including potato, paneer, pumpkin and arbi, two types of pakodis, Sabudana Khichdi, sabudana papad, puri, salad, kheer and sweets, in an unlimited, eat-all-you-can Navratri thali version!
Price: Rs. 350
Timings: 12 noon to 4 p.m. for lunch and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and dinner
Location: First Floor, Sai Tower 2, Sector-F, Kapoorthala, Aliganj
ROCCA, at HYATT REGENCY LUCKNOW
This Navratri, try the thali at Hyatt Regency specially curated with different preparations of vegetables, 2 varieties of cutlets, fresh cut fruits and rice, sabudana papad and kuttu ki purI – all prepared as per Navratri customs, along with a glass of coconut water or lassi. Available from Sept 29 to October 8, 2019.
Price: Rs. 699+ taxes
Timings: 12 noon to 11 pm
Location: Rocca, Hyatt Regency, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
L14, at HOTEL RENAISSANCE
Let the festivities begin with a mouthwatering spread of Gulkand Gulab ki Chaach, Tomato Soup, Aloo Motia Tikki, Arbi Kurkuri, Samak Ke Chawal along with Raw Papaya Salad. And if that hasn’t gotten your taste buds watering, then Makhaney ki Kheer and Dry Fruit Khoya ki Burfi in desserts sure will. This is apart from the staples on the Navratri Thali. Available from Sept 29 to Oct 7.
Price: Rs.699+ taxes per person
Timings: 12.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Location: L-14, Renaissance Hotel, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Le Bougainvillea, the coffee shop at the hotel, has the Navratri thali on its menu for the period of Navratri. On their thalis is an assortment of vegetables like potato, sabudana cutlet, Kutu puris with accompaniments like fruit salad, papad, raita, kheer as well as a glass of lassi. The restaurant is flexible and will whip up whatever else it is that you’d like on your vrat wali thali.
Price: Rs. 599
Timings: 1 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. for lunch and 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner
Location: 8, M.G.Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow