Monday, November 19, 2007

Meal thali in my house this sunday

This sunday I invited my friend and her husband to have lunch with us and I made the items shown in this thali. From left to right,beans - kobbari kura(beans with coconut),mamidikaya pappu(mango dal), (stuffed brinjal with ginger green chilly paste) and beerakaya pachchadi(ridge gourd chutney) and also dry gulab jamun. Not one was left to take a picture of gulab jamuns.
the rest of the recipes follow here
Beans with Coconut
Wash and chop beans into bite size pieces and boil in water till tender. Drain off any excess water and keep aside. Meanwhile,grind together 1/2 cup of defrosted frozen coconut, 3 green chillies,1 tsp of cumin seeds and 1/2 tsp of coriander seeds to a paste without adding any water.
In a wide pan,add and toast popu and when popu is done,add cooked beans and saute for a minute or two before adding coconut paste. Season with required salt and saute for 5 mins. Take off from heat and serve with rice
Dal with Raw Mango
Pressure cook dal and keep aside. Wash,peel and chop mango and cook in water till soft and mushy. In a pan add and toast popu,add turmeric,cooked dal and mango and add red chilly powder according to taste. Green chillies can also be used.Stir and cook all this together for 5 mins and serve with rice along with sun dried green chillies
Stuffed brinjal with ginger ,green chillies and cilantro paste:
Take tender baby brinjals and make a "+" shaped slit. Coarsely grind ginger,green chillies and coriander to a paste. Add salt to this paste and stuff in brinjal. In a wide pan,add a tbsp of oil and add these stuffed brinjals and cook till brinjals are tender on all sides.serve with rice. This is one of the simplest and best curries that can be made with brinjal.
Ridge gourd Chutney:
Wash,peel and chop ridge gourd. In a pan add a tsp of oil and fry 1 tsp of urad dal,mustard and 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds and 1 pinch of fenugreek seeds.Add a big dash of hing towards the end.Take off heat and keep this popu to a side.In the same pan,add chopped rdge gourd piecesbig pinch of turmeric,1 tsp of salt , grape sized tamarind and 2 green chillies . Cover and cook till ridge gourd is cooked . Grind popu followed by cooked ridge gourd mixture. Stir together and serve with rice with a dollop of ghee.


  1. so when are you inviting me for this lovely thali :)

  2. thts such a comforting and homely looking thaali

  3. @Richa!Any time welcome home dear Richa!
    When spicy food like biryani gets boring try these kind of subtle comforting foods nags,they are truely comforting and easy to make .
    Thank you Srivalli

  4. Wow next time you can invite me too. As i love it

  5. I can join in for lunch anytime.. not only Sundays:-) What a spread..authentic home cooked meal.. i loved it!

  6. Stuffed Brinjal adhirindhi Madhavi!! :) Appetizing platter...


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