Sep 23, 2011
03:26 PM
Café Connecticut

Thali Westport Becomes Thali Too Westport

 

            We were fans of Thali in New Canaan, then Thali in Ridgefield, then again Thali in New Haven, and most recently Thali in Westport. The restaurants’ fans were/are legion, showing that owner Prasad Chirnomula clearly knows the way to a diner’s heart. He showed that yet again with the opening of Thali Too in New Haven, a vegetarian version of Thali that was an instant hit with the Yale population thanks to the non-carnivore-crowd-pleasing menu and easy-to-digest prices.

Now Prasad has taken that winning formula to Westport, changing Thali Westport into Thali Too Westport (thali.com), “the first great Indian vegetarian restaurant in Fairfield County.” The menu is divided into Tiffin Menu (all-day snacks or light meals, available at lunch and dinner), Lunch/Dinner Chat & Other Appetizers (street-vendor-style snacks filled with chickpeas, potatoes, chutneys and thin crackers or lentil noodles), Hand-Rolled Breads from the Griddle, Basmati Rice Specials, Lunch/Dinner Entrées, Sides and Desserts. Most items ring up at just $3 to $9, entrées topping out at $14.

Among the many tempting choices you might consider Masala Dosa (thin rice crepe filled with tempered turmeric potatoes), Veggie Uthappan (rice and lentil pancake topped with peas, tomatoes, cilantro and green chilies), Pagoda (grilled eggplant, grilled tofu, sautéed spinach and garlic-tomato-honey sauce) and the popular V Burger (on a brioche)—all are $8 or $9. To wrap up your foray into Indian vegetarian land, indulge in a classic Indian dessert for just $5 more (hint: we’re addicted to Gulab Jamun, deep-fried milk balls in honey syrup, and Kulfi, frozen pistachio-flavored ice milk—double yum!).

And now (drum roll, please): Mention Connecticut Magazine now through Oct. 2 and take a third off your already reasonably priced bill—a real deal if ever there was one.

Thali Too is at 348 Post Rd. E. in Westport.  For more info, call 203/557-4848 or visit thali.com.

             

Thali Westport Becomes Thali Too Westport

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