SUMMER THALI MENU
Café Gandhi offers 5 different thalis – and you are also able to compose your own.
There are 3 thalis to choose from on the summer menu.
Our waitress, who was sweet and charming (such a bonus in Geneva), explained the concept very well before suggesting we try the vegetarian (Colombo) at CHF14 and chicken thalis CHF15 to share.
Each platter consisted of 7 small bowls of food.
WHAT WE HAD
We took our time and shared both thalis – making for an appetizing and colourful feast of flavours and colours.
The Vegetarian (Colombo)
We started with the salad options –including the baajaar salad of onions, tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper and fresh coriander and the Chhola salad which is chick-pea based.
The Raiita is a cucumber, tomato and Indian yoghurt salad.
We scoop up the delicious Bartha, a caviar of spiced aubergines – served at a luke-warm temperature, with chunks of Chapati.
The Mixed Pakora – chickpea flour fried dough balls are lovely and light and the fruit salad of mangoes, grapes and kiwi is a refreshing finish.
The Cochin – chicken Thali – also has the same Chhola salad, Raiita and Bartha and fruit salad, but adds a deliciously fresh chicken tikka salad with radishes, carrots, orange juice and shrimps!
You also get a bowl of mixed Pakora and then an unbelievably tender and perfectly spiced Tandoori chicken thigh.
The Pondichéry is a fish-based Thali – with a salmon based fish curry and shrimp salad added to the other dishes. The price is CHF16.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
We loved the idea of being able to try so many different dishes and of sharing the plates. It’s very sociable and lots of fun.
The portions were generous enough to leave us very satisfied and the flavours complemented one another beautifully.