Rustic Village Thali

Rustic Village Thali is a set of dishes served in a Thali which have been prepared in a village in rustic surroundings. For many years we have shifted to organic produce. The vendor who supplies our veggies and pulses and grains is an excellent cook, who cooks for college students every weekend. He has a…

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…