I thought I must at least make another thali before this month ends, for making it to the Indian Thali Mela. I have really enjoyed making these thalis and the many thalis that so many bloggers have made for me. I have always been so attached to the concept of Thalis. Even when I normally don’t order a thali in any restaurant, unless until out of need, I always examine my partner’s thali with keen interest and try to understand what’s on it.
So when I was thinking what I should select as a theme for my Cooking 4 all Seasons’ 5 anniversary, I thought the Thali would be a wonderful theme. I was skeptical if others would be willing to leg out so much efforts in cooking up so many dishes on a day and on top picturing it as such.
The rules were quite clear, I wanted the whole dish to be displayed and clicked in one whole picture. Which means we had to think of plates, bowls and other props. To make things more tough, clicking a thali has always been a challenge for me, with those steel plates, katoris, it always shines and not make the food so very attractive in a homely setup.
So to test waters, I proposed this idea to my BM friends, and I was shocked, surprised and pleased that so many came forward to take it up. Can you believe I got about 98 Thalis for the event.
I am so touched that so many took upon them to recreate state specific thalis, writing so much about histories etc.
So as a last minute whim I cooked up this lunch this weekend and I was so happy with the way dishes turned out. Hubby dear was furious that I worked so much, I was able to pacify him with good food.
Since we are going to be cooking only Vegetarian Food at home for the next 28 days, I thought I should try out some recipes from Krsna Prasadams. This is a No Onion, No Garlic Recipe
I made Vegetable Biryani, Carrot Tomato Salad, Pakoda Curry, Rasam, Store bought Chocolate Ice Cream.
Step by Step Picture Recipes
Rice – 2 cups
Water – 4 cups
Ghee or butter – 1/3 cup
Tomato – 1 large
Ginger, minced – 2 tsp.
Green Chillies – 3
Turmeric a pinch