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Mini Tamil Thali Meals

Discussion in 'Recipe Central' started by nandinimithun, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. nandinimithun

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    Here comes my mini tamil thali....It was filling and sumptuous...

    In the middle i have served rice, or saadham and topped it with a spoon of ghee.

    Arachuvitta murangaka sambhar
    Ingredients

    2 drumstick tender, washed and chopped to medium chunks.
    1/2 cup tamarind juice
    1 onion
    1 tomato
    1/2 cup cooked toor dhal
    Salt as per taste
    Turmeric 1/2 tsp
    1/2 tsp jaggery

    Things to roast and grind to fine paste
    2 tsp coriander seeds
    1/2 tsp chana dhal
    1/2 tsp urad dhal
    1/2 tsp methi seeds
    1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    5-6 Black peppercorns
    6-7 dry red chilly
    4-5 tsp dry grated coconut

    To temper
    1 tsp ghee
    1/2 tsp curry leaf
    1/2 tsp hing

    Method :
    Dry roast the things mentioned under roast, cool and grind to fine paste adding little water.
    Heat ghee in a pressure cooker add things mentioned under to temper, once the mustard seeds splutter add the onion, tomato and drumstick and saute until the veggies are soft.
    Now add the tamarind extract, and allow to boil for 5 mins.
    Now add the ground paste, salt, cooked toor dhal a glass of water, mix everything and bring to boil for 5-8 mins.

    Urulai koda milagai karamadhu
    (Alu capsicum sabzi)
    Ingredients

    2 potato
    2 capsicum
    2 onion
    1 tsp oil
    1 tsp mustard
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    1 tsp red chilly powder
    1/2 tsp kasuri methi
    Few curry leaf
    Salt as per taste.
    Method
    Wash and clean the veggies, into thick stripes.
    Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaf.
    Now add onion and fry for 2-3 mins, next add alu, capsicum, chilly powder, kasuri methi, salt, mix well, close and cook for 5-8 mins.
    Serve as a side dish with rice.

    Nellika rasam
    (Indian gooseberry rasam)
    Ingredients

    2 medium sized nellika
    1 tomato
    2 tsp rasam powder
    1 tsp cooked toor dhal
    Few curry leaves
    Salt as per taste
    Ghee, mustard, and hing

    Method
    Wash chop and grind nellika adding little water to fine paste.
    In a bowl add nellika paste, tomato pieces, rasam powder, turmeric, salt and curry leaf....
    When it turns frothy, switch off the flame and season with mustard, and hing.

    Muttai kose kootu
    Ingredients

    1/2 cup yellow moong dhal
    1/2 cup washed and chopped cabbage
    1/2 tsp turmeric
    1 tomato
    Salt as per taste

    To grind
    3-4 tsp fresh coconut
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    2 green chilly

    To season
    1 tsp ghee
    1/2 tsp mustard
    few curry leaf
    2-3 dry red chilly.

    Method
    Heat ghee in a pressure cooker add the things mentioned under to season..
    Now add cabbage, moong dhal, tomato, salt, ground paste, turmeric and 3 glasses of water.
    Pressure cook for 4 whistles.


    Onion tomato pacchadi
    Ingredients

    1 each tomato and onion
    1 cup beaten curd
    Salt and chaat masala as per taste.

    Method
    Mix the above things and serve chill.

    Apple and banana salad
    Ingredients

    1 each apple and banana
    1 tsp honey

    Method
    Mix everything and serve immediately
    Any choice of nuts can be added.

    Semia payasam
    Ingredients

    Vermicelli 1 cup
    Milk 2 cups
    Ghee 3-4 tsp
    Cashew & Raisins 1/2 cup (Mixed)
    Sugar 1 cup
    Cardamom powder a pinch

    Method
    Add vermicelli in 1 tsp ghee until it turns golden brown and keep aside.
    Bring milk to boil, when bubbles form, simmer add fried vermicelli and cook for 10-12mins.
    Add sugar and mix until sugar dissolves.
    Fry cashew and raisins in remaining ghee and add to the payasam with cardamom powder.
    Serve yummy vermicelli payasam immediately or chill.

    Suggestions
    1tsp rose water can also be added for a different and a delicious taste.

    Masala neer mor
    Ingredients

    1 cup curd
    2 cups water
    Salt as per taste
    1/2 tsp ghee
    1/2 tsp each mustard, cumin seeds and hing
    Few curry leaf and coriander leaf

    Method
    Add water and salt to the curd and beat it well and add coriander leaf.
    Season with rest of the ingredients and mix well.

    Hope, you enjoy the tamil thali as much as my family did....

    Happy cooking
     
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  2. Alyssum

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    HAPPY COOKING
     
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    very nice!! meal
     
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    Very nice meal. Please add recipe for vatha kulambu and sutta appalam
     
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    I love it!
    Love the picture, love the way you have given the recipe for each dish. Most of all I love that you added ghee!!
    Where do you live? (I'll keep it secret). Also get me @Archanaanchan and @GeetaKashyap 's addresses.

    I am off to make a timetable on which days I am going to... of course I am not going to make the dishes... come around to each of your homes.
     
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    Thank you @Alyssum
     
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    Thank you @amunique
     
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    Hi @mangaii : sure will add those recipes shortly
     
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    @kkrish
    Darling, yes i add ghee, because my grandma used to say its food for digestion and enhances the taste of the food....
    Thank you for the kind words dear
    Me, archu @Archanaanchan and geets @GeetaKashyap are neighbours:grinning::laughing:
    You can plan your brekafast, lunch and dinner at our places.
     
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