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Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Tamilnadu Thaali

Today's thaali comes from the south Indian state of Tamil nadu which involves around rice. The side dishes, curries and lentil based dishes are eaten along with rice and a dollop of ghee. 

Here's what on this vegetarian menu is:
Mango pickle 
Beans paruppu usili
Cabbage poriyal
Peerkangai kootu
Mor kuzhambu
Steamed rice
Thengai sadam
Paal Payasam
Microwaved Appalam / Papad
Thayir / Yogurt 

Beans paruppu usili (Beans - Chanadal curry) - Soaked Chanadal / Split chickpeas is ground, steamed or sauteed until dry and is added to cooked beans. It can be eaten with rice or as an accompaniment to sambhar rice or rasam rice.  Recipe can be found here.
Cabbage poriyal or Cabbage curry - Cabbage is seasoned and sauteed and rounded off with addition of shredded fresh coconut.
It can also be eaten with rice or as an accompaniment to sambhar rice or rasam rice. Recipe idea can be found here.
Peerkangai kootu - A lightly spiced ridgegourd - bean preparation. It can be prepared using moongdal, lentils or split chickpeas alone or with a combination of them. The recipe idea is here.
Mor kuzhambu - A yogurt based spicy gravy that can be eaten with rice. the recipe can be found here.
Thengai saadam / Coconut rice - A quick and spicy rice preparation with coconut as the star ingredient. The recipe can be found here.
Chakli and Thattai - These spicy crunchy snacks would be great accompaniment to the meal. Chakli recipe can be found here and thattai recipe can be found here.
Paal Payasam - A rich rice and milk pudding or kheer eaten as a dessert.
The meal is rounded off with a serving of thayir saadam / yogurt rice with a pinch of salt added to it.
This goes to Blogging marathon #74, under the theme 'Thaalis/Spreads'. Check out the page to read what other marathoners are cooking.



Srivalli said...

Now I can go sleep! Your thali looks fabulous Suma..such simple dishes, yet they make a great meal..enjoyed your thali tours..

Rajani said...

My husband loves these delicious everyday thalis. I also love South Indian flavors and this platter looks so nice!

Sandhiya said...

Wow. Again a wonderful thali,Love each dishes in the spread and lovely presentation.

Priya Suresh said...

If you serve me this Thali, i will be definitely the most happiest person in this world, fantabulous spread and delicious foods. Well done Suma.

Archana Potdar said...

Simple yet deicious. Love teh thali but I was drooling over your gujarati thali how did I end up here?

Chef Mireille said...

another fabulous spread

Harini-Jaya R said...

Wonderful platter yet again. I enjoyed all the thali meals presented in this series.

Sarita said...

Omg what a amazing Thali ! It looks great! Yummy recipes

Usha said...

Another delicious thali!! Everything on the thali is mouthwatering and wonderful spread.

Pavani N said...

Another absolutely amazing thali Suma. I've bookmarked all your thalis for inspiration :-)