Thali Ideas

Thali literally translates to a round plate used for serving meals. Traditionally a metal plate made of stainless steel, brass or even silver is used for serving the meal. Different vegetables and meat in the form of curries and stir fries as well as lentils/dals are served in small bowls and roti/flatbread along with rice is kept directly on the plate. Usually, the thali consists of both main course and dessert and often includes salads and starters.

I absolutely love serving lunch or dinner to my family in the form of a thali. Whenever I can, I put together the regular dishes I cook as a thali. My typical thali is a combination of dal, vegetables/meat, rice, roti, salad, raita, and dessert. I think it’s a beautiful way of presenting my day-to-day cooking.

Here are some thalis I put up regularly. I hope you love them as much as we do and it inspires you to cook and serve a thali for your next meal.


  Click on below links for individual recipes. Naan – Soft, fluffy leavened flatbread made with plain flour Matar paneer – yet another famous punjabi dish. Cottage cheese and green peas cooked in a rich creamy onion-tomato gravy Kathal ki sabji – jackfruit curry. I will share the recipe soon Boondi raita – whisked […]

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  Click on below links for individual recipes. Palak paneer – Soft cottage cheese cooked in silky, mildly spicy spinach gravy and finished with touch of cream Baingan Bharta – Eggplants roasted on open flame and finished of with onion, tomato and minimal spices Naan – Soft, fluffy leavened flatbread in it’s signature tear-drop […]

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Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is a Hindu festival worshiping lord Ganesha. It starts on the fourth day of Hindu luni-solar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in months of August or September. The festival remembers Ganesha’s birthday, and celebrates him as the god of good beginnings, prosperity and obstacle […]

Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes



Click on below links for individual recipes. 🌿 Steamed rice topped with ghee 🌿 Sambar – pigeon pea lentils cooked with freshly ground spices and vegetables of your choice 🌿 Beetroot palya – I cook this similar to beans palya. Beets stir fried with minimal spices and topped with coconut 🌿 Ridge […]

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  Click on below links for individual recipes. Missi Roti – Gram flour and whole wheat flour flatbreads Baingan Bharta – Eggplants roasted on open flame and finished of with onion, tomato and minimal spices Mutton Curry – Goat meat cooked with onion, tomatoes and aromatic spices Kachumber salad – chopped cucumber, tomatoes, onion […]

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  Click on below links for individual recipes. Kadai paneer – cottage cheese cooked with onion, capsicum and freshly ground spices Shahi Chicken – Rich, creamy chicken curry with a nutty flavour Boondi raita – whisked yogurt mixed with boondi (tiny fried gram flour balls) Jeera rice – cooked basmati rice […]

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  Because you need to make the most of the holiday, especially if it’s on a Monday, isn’t it? 😉 This was our thali on Easter Monday. Click on below links for individual recipes. Kadai paneer – cottage cheese cooked with onion, capsicum and freshly ground spices Dal makhani– silky […]

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