Today I made a thali for lunch. I believe thali is a celebration of everyday cooking. While none of the dishes on their own are exotic, placed together they make an exotic meal. While my thali didn’t belong to any particular cuisine, I can put it under the broad classification of a North-Indian vegetarian thali.
My thali had the following dishes:
- Toor Daal (split red gram)
- Bharwan mirch
- Bhindi fry (okra)
- Plain Rice
- Roasted Papad (Poppadums)
- Dahi Bade
- Roti (Flat Indian Bread)
- Mango pickle
- Mango and cumin chutney
I think the two dishes that are not part of my everyday cooking are the Bharwan mirch (for which I’ve already shared the recipe
- Whisk the yoghurt to get an even consistency
- Put badas in yoghurt one hour before serving
- Sprinkle salt, red chilli powder and roasted cumin powder
- Add sonth just before serving
Just wanted to say that great work on this blog. Your recipes are inspiring (for others to cook too!) and your way of bringing your enthusiasm to words is infectious.
-R ( 9up 😉 )
Hey! Thanks Richa..
That was very sweet of you.. Nothing is more encouraging than the fact that I inspired others to cook! Do share your experiments in the kitchen too!
Haha…yeah, seeing your recipes reminds me of the more interesting stuff we used to eat at home. I only cooked roti-dal-sabji most of the time. The fact that what you put up here isn’t complicated stuff acts as a motivator to cook more variety myself…esp now that there are no “maids” to do it for you 😐
Anyway, what’s up with you?
Btw, post some simple noodle recipes as well (like the pasta ones) :-D.
Hey! Roti-dal-sabzi is a complete meal! In fact this weekend I thought of posting my everyday sabzi recipes that are done under 30 minutes :). And there are no maids here either! Not for cooking 🙂
For a quick noodle recipe:
I made this last week when Sikander asked for a chinese dish.. It was my first time with noodles. Quick and simple and reminded me of the desi chinese of childhood :).
-boil noodles, drain in cold water and set aside
-cut some red, yellow and green capsicum, spring onions in thin strips
-heat oil, add all the veggies, saute for some 4-5 minutes
-add salt, red chilly flakes, some soy sauce, vinegar and green chilli sauce
-add the boiled noodle
-mix well and stir fry for another minutes