Peckish? This massive Indian platter that should do the trick.
Amala on the Palm is laying on what could be the UAE’s biggest thali – weighing a staggering 13 kilograms and featuring 35 north Indian delicacies in one giant platter.
The massive spread will be launched during the Eid holiday and will be available until Saturday June 23. It costs Dhs600 but it’s allegedly for four people – though we think we’d give it a good go by ourselves.
The restaurant is housed in the swanky Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, so you’ll do well to remember your table manners while your digging in to your dhal.
The hotel’s chef de cuisine Dirham Haque has worked for ITC Maurya’s famous Dum Pukht restaurant in Delhi, and says the thali will take guests on an “exciting culinary trip to the dining rooms of India”. We are fully on board.
Haque said: “It will be an unforgettable experience as we are getting dishes like Firdausi biryani and Miskin nihari which were firm favourites of 18th century Avadh Nawab Asafudallah and Zeenat Mahal, wife of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.”
Other tasty dishes include silbatte ke shammi (slow cooked kebabs) bharwan aloo (stuffed tandoor cooked potatoes) and shaed e jaam, milk dumpling cooked in sugar syrup.
We can’t wait to fill our boots.
Dhs600. Open Sun-Thu 6pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 1pm-4pm, 6pm-midnight. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0000).