My sister who lives in Sharjah, invited my family and me to Rajasthan Al Malaki restaurant for lunch this Friday. My sister and her husband are big fans of their food and they wanted us to try the food at Rajasthan Al Malaki.
Thankfully there was no traffic from Dubai to Sharjah,as it was a Friday. We are not familiar with Sharjah roads, so we had to rely on GPS to get to the restaurant.
In the weekends the restaurant gets crowded and people have to wait for a long time, hence my sister booked a table for us. The minute we reached the restaurant, we realized that it is a popular place as we saw a huge crowd waiting outside to get their table. Reservations are recommended on weekends.
The restaurant is mid-sized, we felt it was a bit cramped. I liked the furniture. The tables were adorned with Rajasthani art work and the walls were filled with Rajasthani paintings.
Rajasthan Al Malaki offers vegetarian food from the state of Rajasthan in India. It is a restaurant that serves Rajasthani Thali.
Thali is an Indian meal made up of a selection of various dishes. It simply means a round platter used to serve food.
On weekends they have special thali- Royal Thali. All their thalis are served with Chaas or Flavored Indian buttermilk. It is a nice way to digest a large meal.
The thali is served with condiments like Papad,Pickle, Salad and Chutney.
We were served 2 types of starters, Kaddi and Rice, 4 types of vegetables, 3 types of Roti, 2 types of sweets and popular Rajasthani dishes like Dal Baati Churma, Gatte Ki Sabji, Pachkuute Ka Saag and Dahi Vada.
You can expect a royal feast. The Dahi Wada was excellent.
We liked both our starter- Veg Cutlet and Sandwich Dhokla.
The Kaddi, Vegetables And Rotis were good. It tasted like homemade food. Gatte Ki Sabji was outstanding. It is a cooked gram flour dumpling with a spicy curd gravy. It is a specialty of Rajasthan cuisine and a must-try at Rajasthan Al Malaki. Another must-try is the Khichdi. It is a simple and basic dish, prepared with rice and lentils.
As for the desserts, we had Moong Dal Halwa and Angoori Basundi. The Moong Dal Halwa was delicious, we didn’t like the Angoori Basundi as it was too sweet and flavorless.
The service was very good. The pricing is very reasonable and affordable. Rajasthan Al Malaki serves delicious, authentic and tasty Rajasthani food. I must say,it is one of the best thali restaurant in UAE.
Regular Rajasthani Thali- Sunday to Thursday : 25 Dhs per person
Weekend(Royal) Rajasthani Thali- Friday & Saturday: 30 Dhs per person
Kids under 8- Half Price
Location- Behind DPS Sharjah Primary School, Muwailih Commercial, Sharjah