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Showing posts with label Thali. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Okra Fry - South Indian Veg Thali

Okra Fry - South Indian Veg Thali:

April and May are special months in our house, As April has got Ugadi and my beloved hubby's birthday on April 24th. On this same day, Master Blaster, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and well-known Kannada famous Actor Late Mr.Rajakumar's Birthday.
Aadya tasting his cake before he cut

Aditya - Aadya - Birthday

Our Family in Ooty
On May 5th it is my first son, Aditya's Birthday and on 6th my second son, Aadya's Birthday. This year the former turned 9 and the latter turned 1. But the celebration was very normal :(. This year we celebrated both of our sons birthday on 6th May and there were our family including our in-laws and our elder sister-in-law and their family.

On May 13th, my Father-in-law and Mother-in-law wedding anniversary. They completed 38th anniversary this year. Mother's day was also fell on the same day.
One more thing is my little sister-in-law who stays in Vizag had come down to celebrate her summer vacations along with their children and hubby for 5 days and we all had been to Deccan Plaza, Ooty Veg Resort called as Olives, is a Multicuisine Veg Resort but which was well sophisticated with maximum facilities. Hence the months, April and May is really special to us.

Elder SIL family
Younger SIL family

Recipe introduction:
South Indian Thali
South Indians have more rice compared to North Indians, and a South Indian Veg Thali definitely consists of poriyal, sambar/pappu, rasam, curds and rice. I have two fries instead of poriyal in this Thali.

My thali comprises of:
Carrot Poriyal
Okra Fry

In this post, I am speaking about Okra Fry.
Chopped Okra / Bhindi - 2 cups
Vinegar - 1 1/2 tsp
Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
Channa Dhal - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste (2 tsp)
Red Chilly Powder - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - few
Okra Fry
Oil - 2 tbsp

Heat wok/kadai with oil in that
Add mustards to it and allow it to splutter, followed by urad dhal and channa dhal Add vinegar to the mixture and immediately add Okra  to the oil and fry them well
Finally once you feel Okra is crispy or it is done, add salt and red chilly powder and mix well
Serve as part of your thali

Note: Vinegar was added to retain the shape of the bhindis. Learnt from my hubby.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hema's Breakfast Thali

Hema's Breakfast Thali:

I am seriously inspired by my friends blog especially Vaishali's blog - Ribbons to Pastas and the way she takes time to arrange her food for photo and for her family. No doubt children will eat little more food by seeing the decoration.

Yesterday night we had chopped mangoes (3 fruits) but we couldn't eat more. So I had put into the refrigerator by thinking that I could make Mango MilkShake, today. Today morning the milk came late and I couldn't prepare it at home. So quickly packed 3/4 of the chopped mangoes and 3/4th of pomegranate fruit into my lunch box. 

In today's Swathi book they had given sample "Britannia Savory Oats", my father-in-law gave me that also. I told fine, let me enjoy a beautiful heavy but healthy breakfast thali today at office.

Once I came into office kept my laptop aside and ran into pantry. Took two serving bowls and in one I had put "Britannia Savory Oats" powder and a full cup of water and left in oven for 2 minutes. This Savory oats comprises of Oats, cashew nuts, salt, spices and herbs (cumin, mustard, ginger, green chilli, asafoetida, curry leaf, parsley), yeast extract, and anticaking agent.

Ingredients for Oats Puliyogare:
Britannia Savory Oats - 35g packet
Water - 1 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup (Optional)
Puliyogare Mix - 2 tbsp
  • Pour Oats in a cup which is microwave safe and put hot water on top of it, mix it well
  • Leave the mixture in microwave for 2 minutes
  • Now add 1/2 cup milk and mix it well
  • Put puliyogare mix and mix it well
  • Decorate with peeled carrot slices and pomegranate seeds and keep it in breakfast thali

Second one in the thali was Mango Sekarni:
  • Peel the skin off from mango and smash it to make a puree
  • Sprinkle pomegranate seeds on it and mix it well
  • Add sugar and 1/2 cup of milk
  • Decorate with peeled carrot (as carrot is little sweet in taste it matches well). Keep it in breakfast thali.

Keep the other ingredients - Cocojel, Mazaa, Coffee.


Enjoy the breakfast feast.

Submitting this to:
Indian Thali Mela @ Cooking for all seasons hosted by Srivalli Jetti.

Mango Mania @ Pumpkin farm food hosted by Pradnya.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Engagement Thali - Mixed Fruits Icecream

Engagement Thali - Mixed Fruits Icecream:

Impressed by Thalis shown at Blogging Marathon - 15 I came up with this Thali. As my blog was celebrating Hema's Adugemane Marathon.

Oops, mine was a love marriage so it directly went to marriage and did not have a sweet function like Engagement which is called as "Lagnapatrike" in kannada. After a bride is selected for a groom, they held this function and write the date to fix the marriage date.

Sweet, snacks would be arranged and I have made the simplest one.

This Thaali contains:

Sweet   Chandrakala 
   Mixed Fruit Icecream
  Baby aloo masala
      baby aloos cooked well, sprinkled with pepper and salt


Milk - 1/2 cup
Papaya - 3 pieces
Watermelon - 3 pieces
Banana - 1/2
Sugar Sachets - 4
Butter - 1 tsp


Mash all the fruits and mix it with milk

Add sugar and mix it well

 Melt butter and add sugar to it, to get a caramelization effect

After 6 hours it turned out to be ice

One more shot in a diff angle

Thus, my marathon ends here:

Day 4: Orange Jam

Submitting this to: 

Indian Thali Mela @ Cooking for all seasons hosted by Srivalli Jetti.