Tamil Nadu Hotel Style Mini Tiffin Thali offers you a variety of tiffin dishes served in mini forms. The menu I am sharing today is typically what's offered in many of the popular Vegetarian Hotels in Madras like Hotel Saravana Bhavan, Hotel Sangeetha etc. While tiffins are my most favorite meal and I always have a dilemma on what to choose between a poori or dosa, I have never ventured to order this mini thali as there are too many items for me to even cover. I have always enjoyed looking at it when others order it and even sometimes taste it.
I have also seen a limited dishes offered in this Mini Tiffin thali where the dishes offered is limited to 2 to 3. Whereas the full thali will have most of the tiffin items offered in mini versions. It really looks so inviting in its mini form. I bet one can't complete the whole plate.
When I was discussing this with Amma, she suggested I make Poori as well. I was almost tempted as I could then make Mini Masala dosa with Potato Masala serving for both. Then I dropped the idea as I knew it will be too much. As such Hubby dear confirmed that out of the entire plate, he will be eating only one. He doesn't like small portions of too many dishes in one serving.
I was relying on others at home to complete the whole setup.
The menu for Tamil Nadu Hotel Style Mini Tiffin Thali included;
The new dishes that were made for this thali were the Mini Idlis, Kalyana Pongal, Thakali Rava Kichadi & Aval Kesari. I have already shared Kalyana Pongal last week for Cooking From Cookbook Challenge as I had followed Meenakshi Amma's book. I wanted to coincide it with today's post. I wasn't so prepared.
Anyway, it's a delicious Pongal and you must try!
Today's recipe is going to be Thakali Rava Kichadi