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South Indian Thali

South Indian Thali | A full meal | Indian Thaali ideas & Recipes

A South Indian Thali is made up of a selection of various South Indian dishes.

There really is no"rule"as to what constitutes a Thali (read: Thaalee).

You're just going to have to fill it up with whatever YOU think makes a complete meal!🙂 South Indian Thali | A full meal | Indian Thaali ideas & Recipes

So what would constitute a full meal for you?A salad or hummus?😀

Indians are known for having elaborate meals.We have 2 kinds of dry veggies,1 veggie curry,2 soupy curries,curd,fried dumplings & fryums,pickles and at least 1 type of sweet.

But there can be more.Like I said – no rule.

South Indian Thali | A full meal | Indian Thaali ideas & Recipes

Here's what I made for my"South Indian Thali"–

South Indian Thali | A full meal | Indian Thaali ideas & Recipes

The dishes in this South Indian Thali are –

  1. Rice– Cook any kind of rice you like the way you want.I love simplePonni white rice.
  2. Sambar/Kulambu– A delicious soup-like dish made with lentils.There are so many types of Sambar that you can make.Thishappens to be my favorite.If you don't want to make Sambar,you can also makeVathal Kuzhambu.
  3. Rasam– Rasam or Saaru is a South Indian soup,traditionally prepared using tamarind juice as a base,with the addition of tomato,and chili pepper,pepper,cumin and other spices as seasonings.{recipe coming soon}
  4. PumpkinKootu– Kootu is a curry in which vegetables are cooked with lentils.They are liquidy.I have a recipe forChayote Kootuon my site.Pumpkin Kootu is similar to that.
  5. Potato Fry– The best part of Thaali (according to me!) is the potato fry!🙂 I've seen this on almost every Thaali I've ever eaten.And it tastes amazing with rice!Get therecipe here.
  6. Carrot Kosumari– Its a delicious Salad with a south Indian twist.磨碎的胡萝卜,coconut line juice and a tadka!{recipe coming soon}
  7. Medu Vadai– Deep Fried Goodieee!A lentil dumpling.Must -have!Recipe here.
  8. Fried Papad– Appalam or Papad is very common in a south Indian meal.Of course,we can't have deep fried snacks everyday.But once in a while,fried Papad is a wonderful addition to the meal.There's no recipe.Buy the papadand deep fry!!
  9. Curd– Curd is plain yogurt.Curd Rice is as required to a south Indian as water is to people!😀 {How-to post on making curd at home coming soon}
  10. Mango Pickle– A pickle adds a kick to the meal.I love thespicy mango avakkai pickle.But use what you have & like!!
  11. Akkaravadisal–""End every meal with a dessert and you'll be happy!!".😀 It is not always possible.But if you do decide to have a feast,why not make a sweet too?Akkaravadisal is a sweet made with cooked rice & lentils.{recipe coming soon}.You can make anysouth Indian sweetof your choice.

Take a large plate and arrange tiny cups on the edge of the plate.Fill each cup with these dishes and serve hot!!

This is just to give you an idea of how the Thali is.You can make dishes that you like.

What would you make for your"Thali"?🙂

South Indian Thali | A full meal | Indian Thaali ideas & Recipes

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