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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Ginger Thali


When I saw ginger being chosen for this month's JFI by Rosie, I thought of presenting a GINGER THALI. Thali is an Indian meal served on a big platter with several dishes arranged in small cups beautifully, increasing any body's appetite. Depending upon the region, the main dish would be rice or rotis / pooris. I am calling my meal as Ginger Thali because this is a simple meal (mainly South Indian minus dessert) prepared using ginger.
Every dish (except rice) served on thali is prepared using atleast a small quantity of ginger. Don't assume that all dishes are gingery. Even if you have slight inclination towards ginger and Indian food, then these dishes are right for you. The gingery taste is subtle in most of the dishes with a few exceptions like ginger-tamarind chutney and ginger gojju.

What is the menu then? Come and explore. Please click on the image to view the recipe.

PongalGinger ParathasGinger GojjuMoongDal Ginger Vada
Ginger Tamarind Chutney
Dalia ChutneyGinger RasamYogurt Rice

Hope you enjoy!!

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17 comments:

Asha said...

Suma,BEAUTIFUL thali!! My My!! What a great array of food!I have to go through all of them slowly!Thanks for all these.

Seema said...

Suma,
You are great gal. Seriously , that thali looks so very authentic and mouth watering. As Asha said I will go thro the recipes slowly.

Suma Gandlur said...

Asha & Seema,
Thank you for your lovely comments.

Jasmine said...

wow. that looks so mouth watering. feel like jumpind into the pc screen and eating it all up.

Asha said...

Suma,for plates www.hotdishes.com and look for Dhokla plates.
Try to get in FH through Mozilla,Netscape or FireFox!Working for some,fingers crossed!:)

RP said...

What a spread!
So creative of you to make such a feast for the JFI-ginger.

Sumitha said...

I am so glad i found your blog,so many recipes with ginger,Oh my God!Love the thali!

mandira said...

Lovely presentation suma, you've captured the ginger in its myriad flavors. great job!

Vani said...

ABsolutel LOVE your ginger platter, Suma! What a nice idea to incorporate all courses with ginger and present them all together in a thali! Neat! :)

Sia's corner said...

just beautiful... god!!! how u managed to cook so many dishes?

Suma Gandlur said...

Jasmine & Vani,
Thanks.

Asha,
Thank you for the info. I have noted it down.

Rp, Sumitha, Mandira & Sia,
Thanks ladies for your lovely comments and dropping by my blog. Pl keep visiting.

padmaja said...

Hey suma
Wonderful presentation and delcious dishes. Almost all are my fav. MY SIl live is IL, so next time when I visit her, I'm going to knock ur door, better watch out:D.

Suma Gandlur said...

Padmaja,
Thanks. You are welcome.

swapna said...

hi suma
great thali..
today morning only i tried ur rice flour dosa ..they came good..but forgot to take the picture in the busy..

bee said...

what a fabulous site you have!!! i've added you to my links.

bee

Gini said...

What a spread. That is what I call creativity and dedication. This is amazing.

Suma Gandlur said...

Swapna,
Thanks. Happy to hear that the rice flour dosas turned out well.

Bee,
Thank you very much. I am glad you liked my blog. Keep visiting.

Gini,
Thank you.