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thali (थाली) (today's sample record)

Language: Hindi

Description: A dish, originally from Gujarat, in which a number of different foods are served on a metal plate, from which the dish takes its name. Traditionally the sweet dishes are served to the right, the savoury to the left, and breads and rice in the centre. The little dishes on the thali are called katori.

A very pretty thali in Kerala, with thanks to Elaine Pamphilon and Chris Marvel

Ethnicity: Indian Subcontinent
Most frequent country: Widespread

See: bati, katori

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