North Indian Thali is a Thali which has assorted and selected dishes from different regions of North Indian states of India.
Ideally, I should have planned a thali, picking each North Indian state and compiled the Thali, but this is one thali that I made for a formal dinner, so could not plan the way I wished. However, a North Indian Thali with dishes from the Northern part was planned for our BM #100
. It was a thali which was a real royal thali and it was so much fun creating it.
Today’s North Indian Thali has all the dishes that are our standard menu for guests. Meals normally begin with snacks and Tikkis
are a favourite in our house. Matar ki Tikki is mom’s recipe, which we so dearly enjoy. A paneer dish is a must, this Shahi Paneer recipe has been shared by my younger daughter and it is mandatory for her to cook this for us whenever she is in India. You can imagine how delicious it must be.
Next comes a Dal. Well since hubby prefers a light Dal it is perpetually Moong Dal. I give it a twist every time we have a guest . For a dry side dish Bhindi or Aloo are made, today it is Bhindi! A semi gravy dish is a must so it can be either some kind of leafy Palak Corn / Palak Aloo or Methi Aloo
in season. I picked Turiya ka Bharta
When we talk of accompaniments, some kind of Dahi Vada
is a must. Today we have Mirch ke Dahiwade which are super delicious .(by mistake I have tagged them as Dahi Gujiya, sorry about that ! )The meals are incomplete without rice and bread we have Ajwain Parathas and a rich Shahjahanvi Biryani. In fact, the biryani takes the cake. It is a super flavorful one.
To any meal, the finale is always a dessert. For today its a Royal Custard. The vanilla custard is a no-frill dessert. To make it exotic saffron has been added along with nuts and Rose petals.
I have been posting Flatbread Special Thalis and today’s North Indian Thali is the 4th in this series. We are making these for the Thali and Platter Festival
for September Mega Marathon and for today I shall share the recipe for Ajwain ke Parathe
Here is the menu
Aloo Matar Tikki
Mirch ke Bhalle
If you are a North Indian Thali fan, here is yet another Thali that I prepared for a dinner, which has a typical guest menu I described above.
Let’s look at the Thali’s I have posted so far for The Thali and Platter Festival-
Day 6 Parathe wali Gali ki Thali
Day 6 Kaddu ki Khatti Meethi Sabzi
Day 7 Sindhi Meal
Day 7 Sev ka Raita
Day 8 A Meal from Kerela
Day 8 Nadan Urulaizhangu Curry
Day 9 Chettinad Wedding Spread
Day 9 Potato Masala
Day 10 Bengali Vegetarian Thali
Day 10 Anarosher Chutney
Day 11 Gujarati Farsan Platter
Day 11 Dudhi na Muthiya
Day 12 Pakora Platter
Day 12 Stuffed Whole Onion Pakora
Day 13 Chatpati Chaat Platter
Day 13 Chatpati Chole ki Chaat
Day 14 Sindhi Breads
Day 14 Aatey jo Chilro
Day 15 Udupi Tiffin Recipes
Day 15 Sada Dose
Day 16 Marashtrian Mix Platter
Day 16 Matar ki Karanji
Flatbread Special Thalis
Day 17 Maharashtrian Rustic Thali
Day 17 Matar ki Karanji
Day 18 Himachal Pradesh Thali
Day 18 Babru