Cookbooks We Love

July 17, 2023

Small Plates, Big Flavors! Chef Joe Thottungal Shares Indian Recipes From His New Cookbook

On your next trip to Ottawa, book a table at the newly reopened Coconut Lagoon and, chances are, you might see some famous faces, like former Ottawa mayor Jim Watson or PM Justin Trudeau. Or stop in to the newer Thali for some casual fare served in small portions and enjoy the buzz. Thali means “plate” in English, referring to the circular platter with a beautiful array of dishes.

Author: Alexandra Whyte

Christian Lalonde


Recipes from My Thali: A Simple Indian Kitchen by Joe Thottungal with Anne DesBrisay. Photography by Christian Lalonde. ©2023 by Thali Restaurant. Excerpted with permission from Figure 1 Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher