Now serving for office lunch or catering with a minimum pre-order of 15 thalis. Please contact us at [email protected] to place your lunch order in advance! Check out our events page below for information on our pop-up schedule.
Lunch Thali starts at $14
CHOOSE YOUR BASE
steamed basmati brown rice
basmati rice cooked with cumin, then quickly fried with lemon verbena and turmeric
a south indian semolina-based polenta, with crunchy fried dal (lentils) and seasoned with fried onions, mustard seeds, ginger and serrano chilis; ideal with flash-fried cashews as an optional add-on
STANDARD VEGETARIAN & VEGAN DISHES
lunch thali comes with ALL THREE vegetarian dishes:
chickpeas stewed with tomato, onion, warm spices, chili pepper, and tart mango
indian grilled street corn, cilantro, turmeric, jalapenos, paneer, lime, and kewpie mayo; vegan upon request
rich coconut-based bengali-style sauce, roasted cauliflower, fried cashews, pickled chili, and sour dates
OPTIONAL MEAT DISHES
but you can swap in a meat dish!
herb-yogurt marinated boneless chicken thighs cooked tandoor-style +3
lahori-style ground beef and potato masala, seasoned with garam masala, coriander, and green chili ; SPICY +4
Jeera Chicken Meatball
jeera chicken kebab, onions, bell peppers, and mellow spices +3
FRIED CASHEWS +1
SOFT-BOILED EGG +2
SHALLOT GARLIC CRUNCH +1
EXTRA COCONUT & TAMARIND CHUTNEYS +2
SOUTH ASIAN CHILI OIL +1
MAKE IT JUNGLI
pan-roasted weiser farms potatoes, crispy chickpeas, lime yogurt, tamarind, spicy mint chutney, and chaat masala topped with gram flour crisps +5
add any large (5 oz.) meat/veggie/vegan dishes to any thali lunch for +6
BROWN RICE +2
ROTI (2 pieces) +2
PICKLED CABBAGE +3
The word ‘Jungli’ is a Hindi and Urdu word meaning “wild child,” typically used to describe those who defy the rules of convention. In the truest spirit of the word, Jungli’s team is POC/queer/female-led and aimed at creating a dining experience that rejoices in their South Asian culture, inviting people from all walks of life to feed their inner wild child.
Jungli is a concept originally proposed through a succession of conversations between founder Rupal Patel and her cousin Abhi Patel. Jungli is inspired by the ways in which diverse immigrants from South Asia have impacted Los Angeles, and how Los Angeles has impacted our own culture and cuisine. Jungli Founder Rupal Patel brings more than a decade of experience working in agriculture, responsible supply chain management, and advocating for farm laborers in the food sector to the restaurant world by creating an inclusive platform to share the infinite adaptability of one of the world’s great culinary traditions. Abhi Patel has spent 15 years as a restaurant professional, compiling a discernible perspective of the industry. Executive Chef Ali Khan Haji takes lessons learned from generations of Ugandan-Indian women in his family, and incorporates the unique blend of ingredients, the depth of ethnic food traditions in Los Angeles, and the complexity of French culinary training to create a style of South Asian cuisine that could only exist in Los Angeles.
By focusing on shared ownership, responsible sourcing, and California’s unique food bounty, Jungli’s ethos is consumer conscious and can accommodate nearly any type of diet or lifestyle. Opened in March 2021 in downtown Los Angeles, Jungli currently offers takeout and delivery, with plans to open a brick-and-mortar location later this year.
“A New South Asian Specialist Brings the Heat in Downtown Los Angeles”
“…featuring South Asian dishes like green mango salad, saffron-filled clay pot rice, lamb burgers topped with butter lettuce and slathered with spiced aioli, and chai tres leches cake.”
SPECTRUM NEWS 1
“DTLA pop-up showcases diversity of home-cooked South Asian cuisine”
LA DOWNTOWN NEWS
“Jungli: South Asian Wild Child”
“Jungli, which translates to “wild child” in Hindi and Urdu, presents a fresh, modern take on South Asian cuisine.”
WE LIKE LA
“23 L.A. Ghost Kitchens With Exciting Options for Delivery/Takeout”
COVID Relief Donation Partners
10% of Jungli Lunch Thali sales will be donated to the following partner organizations throughout the South Asian region. For more information or to provide additional support for these efforts, see links below.