Vrat ki Thali

Vrat ki Thali is a thali where a number of dishes are served together and enjoyed while a person is fasting. This week I have chosen Fasting Food as my theme and the previous two thalis were a Fariyali Thali and a Mini Fariyali Thali. Vrat or Upvas is the same as fasting, and I…

Mini Fariyali Thali

Mini Fariyali Thali is a thali prepared for fasting with special ingredients consumed while fasting. The number of dishes in this thali is quite less, hence it’s a mini one. Yesterday I had prepared an elaborate Fariyali Thali, where Sabudana Wadas was the highlight of the post. Sabudana is Tapioca pearls and very popular as…

Saurashtra Lunch Thali

Saurashtra Lunch Thali is where a complete Gujarati meal with dal, bhat, rotli, shaak are served together to make a complete balanced meal. Gujarati’s have fixed menus, the combinations are normally fixed and if you believe they have fixed menus for weekdays too. They must cook moong beans on a Wednesday. Thursday is a day…

Uttar Pradesh Thali

Uttar Pradesh Thali is a thali with a collection of special dishes cooked from this North Indian state, where the main cuisine genre is Awadhi. The cooking patterns of this state are similar to those of the rest of Northern India. Their food has influences of Kashmiri and Punjabi cuisine. The state is vast and…

Rajasthan ki Thali

Rajasthan ki Thali is a complete spread of Rajasthani curries, bread and sweets. It is a complete spread from the sandy deserts of Rajasthan.   Rajasthan is my neighbouring state and although there are so many cities of this rich, cultural state, we normally travel to Udaipur very regularly. Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur are the main cities…

Maharashtrian Rustic Thali

Maharashtrian Rustic Thali is a thali which has a spread of typical Maharashtrian dishes which complement each other. Bread and rice naturally follow. Today’s Maharashtrian Rustic Thali is a Thali made by a Maharashtrian lady with me just doing the finishing touches. A few months back we were in Nashik and like always we booked…

Jowar ki Roti

Jowar ki Roti is an unleavened Indian bread made with Jowar Flour or Sorghum. The roti is a speciality of Maharashtra. Jowar ki Roti is also called Jwarichi Bhakri, the same roti is popular in Karnataka as Jolada rotti. We Sindhi’s also make a similar roti with a slight variation and call it Jowar jo…

Bengali Vegetarian Thali

Bengali Vegetarian Thali is a Thali with a set of typical vegetarian Bangla dishes from the Eastern state of Bengal, India. Bengali Vegetarian Thali! well, probably it is very rare that a Bangla Family would serve such a Thali as Bengali’s love their fish! Rice and Fish are their staples! Their food is generally cooked…

Chettinad Wedding Spread

Chettinad Wedding Spread is a spread which is served for weddings of the Chettiar community of South India.   Chettinad Cuisine is the cuisine of the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. Food from this state is predominantly vegetarian due to the majority of Tamil Brahmins. Traditionally their meals are served on banana leaves with servings…

Sindhi Meal

  Sindhi Meal is where selected Sindhi dishes are put together to make a complete healthy nutritious meal. The dishes have to compliment each other.   Since I belong to a Sindhi family and realise that the Sindhi Cuisine is slowly disappearing, I wanted to make sure that I feature at least a few recipes…