Zero Oil Thali

Zero Oil Thali is a spread of Indian dishes which are cooked with absolutely zero oil and yet it’s a great spread which tastes delicious . You don’t miss the oil or ghee .

 

Since the last two days I have been posting Thalis. Day 1 , it was a Sindhi Thali, Day 2 it was a Rajasthani Thali and for Day 3 under the theme Thalis and Spreads I wanted to cook a Bengali Thali , I had kind of short listed the menu but then realised that the authentic Bangla cooking uses mustard oil . I simply love this flavour but my hubby just can’t take it . As a result I gave up the idea of the BanglaThali . Search began for a fresh Thali . I pulled out my cook books and I saw a Zero Oil cookbook . Yes , this sounded interesting . I planned the menu spot on and revolved it around Rajma which was already planned for lunch . After I finished cooking this meal , I realised that we can cook most of the dishes without oil or fat .

 

Eating fresh is the key . Any freshly cooked food tastes wonderful , if it is zero oil then all the more . I finished cooking this entire thali in a little more than an hour with four gas burners and partly cooking in microwave . Trust me zero Oil cooking tastes equally good and you cannot make out that the food has been cooked without oil . Above all eat your hearts content and not feel guilty .

 

So here is the menu that I have selected , I wanted to add a leafy green veggie , but since this was not a planned thali I cooked with the veggies in the frig .
Menu
Anarkali Salad
Vegetable Kebab
Rajma Masala
Gobhi Mattar
Steamed Rice
Chapati
Coriander Chutney
Fruit Custard

 

Anarkali Salad

 

Anarkali Salad
Anarkali Salad is a healthy delicious and a crunchy salad with a mix of fruits and vegetables . The salad gets its name Anarkali from pomegranate which is called anar in Hindi .

 

 Vegetable Mint Kebabs 

 

Vegetable Mint Kebabs 
 Vegetable Mint Kebabs are Kebabs made from Vegetables , mint and nuts . They are made on a non stick griddle and taste awesome even without a drop of oil .

 

. Zero Oil Aloo Kandhari 

 

Zero Oil Aloo Kandhari 
Zero oil  Aloo Kandhari is a rich gravy dish made with onion , cashews , poppy seeds and potatoes . The name Kandhari comes from the Kandhari deep red variety of pomegranates used for the gravy . This dish got 5 star rating from the family .

 

 Zero Oil Rajma Masala 

 

Zero Oil Rajma Masala 
Zero Oil Rajma Masala is kidney bean Indian curry , where the beans and spices have been cooked all together in a pressure cooker .Quick , simple , yet authentic and delicious .

 

 Zero Oil Gobhi Mattar
Zero Oil Gobhi Mattar
Zero Oil Gobhi Mattar is a dry side dish which tastes amazing . The ginger and green chilly garnish is the highlight of the dish and takes the dish to another level .

 

 Fruit Custard

 

Fruit Custard
Fruit Custard is a no frill dessert . The dessert is made with very little custard powder , to keep the dessert very light . Fresh fruits are added to give nutrition , color and taste.

 

For today I shall give you the recipe for Kanadhari Aloo, which were super hit. And yes if you are fond of Thalis and Spreads then here are a few

 

 

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Zero Oil Thali
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
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Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Servings

11 thoughts on “Zero Oil Thali”

  1. I loved all your Thali posts. But, this is has just left me awestruck. ZERO oil!

    A great spread of healthy food. Taking inspiration from you!

  2. Hi
    Thanks so much for sharing zero oil recipes..the thali looks stunning and I am sure must be tasting wonderful..it’s difficult to imagine that all this is done with zero oil … definitely bookmarking to cook this especially the mint kebabs

  3. Omg di thali with zero oil , Seriously I can’t even imagine trying it 🙂 how well presented and all the dishes are looking mouthwatering.. Such an innovative way to make a thali healthy as well . am out of adjectives now , simply awesome 🙂 eyeing on those kababs 😀

  4. Zero Oil thali, omg seriously i cant imagine making a whole thali without oil. How beautiful those dishes looks and am sure that none will notice that this thali is zero oil coz of the flavors in those alluring dishes.

  5. Wow Vaishali, whole thali with zero oil — that is just amazing. All the dishes on that thali look so well thought out and balanced. Kudos to you for coming up with this awesome idea.

  6. Some times words seems to be repetitive, but I can’t help it. You make everything with such a perfection that i fell short of words so they seem to be repetitive 🙂

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