Thali is a new vegetarian restaurant in Patel Plaza near North Dekalb Mall. I hadn't been to this plaza in a couple of years. I saw a lot of new restaurants that I want to try.
I met a group of friends for a sampler dinner. This is the appetizer thali. The style of food is more south Indian. My absolute favorite was the one at the front, which was a batter-fried green chile. It was quite spicy but the batter did a good job of smoothing things out. The chat-style dish at the top was also very good. We then had another thali for the main course. The dishes were varied, featuring some standards and some unusual things as well. Everything was very well spiced. We then had a rice course, including both white rice and lentil rice. I've never had lentil rice before. I really enjoyed it. Just watch out, it's very filling. Finally, we had a dessert course.