A variety of North Indian dishes in today’s Thali. A comfort meal of Dal fry and Jeera rice, Aloo matar gobhi subzi, Mujh Chetin a delicious radish raita from the Kashmiri cuisine, kuchumber/ raw salad which is served with almost every meal, raw mango pickle North Indian style ,Rajasthani papad and a Mittha / saffron flavoured rice from the Himachali cuisine.
Posting a traditional Punjabi thali prepared on Lohri, the harvest festival celebrated in Punjab, a region in North India. Groundnuts, mustard, sugarcane and radish are harvested after the winter season. This is a festival dedicated to the girl child.
A Thali with Sattvik and non Sattvik food to celebrate friendship day..
In India, the first Sunday of August marks friendship day. Friends wish one another, go out for lunch or meet over coffee. Exchange of yellow roses and chocolates is also common.
Sattvik food are those preparations without the use of onion and garlic and are prepared on auspicious occasions and when one is fasting.
Food items which use whole spices, garlic and onion are enjoyed on all other days.
Here is a Thali which has a mix of both for all my friends.
On the platter are rice, dal, double beans hummanna, idli, chutney, pathrado, gulab jamoon, curds and mixed vegetable pickle, in the sattvik section. On the other side are double beans Saung, moong Sannakhotto, tomato omelette and chutney, slices of onion, vermicelli kheer, Andhra Avakai pickle and masala chaas.
Papad is common to both. It has been rolled and shaped into yellow roses which symbolise friendship.
Sharing a Thali today of Rice, Dalithoy, Pigeon peas and yam Ghashi, Tender cashewnuts upkari, fried drumstick fritters, Coriander leaves Gozzu, Yam pickle, Cucumber pachadi, sweet Khichadi and buttermilk. Recipe links to all the items are given below.
Sharing a Thali today of Rice, Mangalore Cucumber Koddel, Mangalore Cucumber and potato stir-fry, Mangalore Cucumber and drumstick Ambat, Mangalore Cucumber peel, Jackruit seeds and potato stir-fry, Patholi , Lemon pickle and Masala buttermilk. Recipe links to all the items are given below.