Definitions

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  • n. An Indian meal comprising a selection of different dishes, usually served in small bowls on a round tray.

Etymologies

Hindi थाली, "plate". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hi, hmmmm .... thali is really mouth watering and new to me ... post the recipes soon ..

    Gujarati Series: Kathiawadi Thaali

  • This thali is made of wool: it has been whimsically hand-knitted and was purchased by my mother in a market in Pune, India.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • My mother knows that the beautiful thali is the banner of this blog, so she designed a matching apron for me!

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The thali is a giant tray with 6-8 small bowls inside.

    TravelPod.com Recent Updates

  • Halan: For the extremely lay investor, it is like a 'thali' meal, which is served to you rather than going and ordering 'a la carte '.

    Moneycontrol Top Headlines

  • The tying of 'thali' was followed by exchange of garlands and handing over the 'pudava', a piece of new cloth to the bride by the bridegroom, a long-followed tradition of matrilineal

    Daily News & Analysis

  • The time was getting dangerously close to the actual dinner time - the bridegroom ties the "thali" around the bride's neck and suddenly everyone knew what that meant - time to attack the buffet table.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • According to custom, Tharoor and Pushkar will be man and wife when he ties the 'thali' around her neck, exchanges garlands and hands her 'podava' or a new set of clothes.

    The Times of India

  • The tying of 'thali' was followed by exchange of garlands and handing over the 'pudava', a piece of new cloth to the bride by the bridegroom, a long-followed tradition of matrilineal Nair families of Kerala.

    rediff.com

  • Announces format will not be courses but a single "thali," a tray filled with 10 tiny dishes of food, modeled after Indian meals.

    Seattle Weekly | Complete Issue

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  • bradshaw of the future: 'A thali is a dish served on a flat plate. It's from Hindi थाली th�?lī "flat metal plate", which is related to Sanskrit sth�?l�? "a vessel, plate" from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- "to stand". '

    December 11, 2008