North Indian Thali is a traditional Indian Lunch Meal having a mix of different appealing and coordinating dishes from the different Indian States in the North.
Whether you dine out or make a meal at home, this list of balanced dishes will make your life easy to simply follow this list and enjoy a feast!
My family and friends know about my love for Indian Thalis. I have an event themed on this as well. For the event, I got around 150 different Indian Thalis which was mind-blowing!
I have a handful of Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Thalis, that are so easy to plan and cook at home.
Do check out the collection of Veg and Non Vegetarian Thali on Cooking 4all Seasons and Vegetarian Thalis on Spice your Life!
Coming to this month's edition, as before I had a couple of requests coming up for having a Thali theme, and to make it easy for all, I included International Spreads as well.
For day 1 Thali, I chose to make North Indian Thali, which consists of different dishes combined in a well-balanced way to appeal to our palette. I decided on a menu and consulted Vaishali for suggestions. I then changed based on what she had to offer.
We really enjoyed feasting on this thali, though due to lack of planning, I ended up cooking a Thali during all the Weekends in March. Imagine having a Mega BM around the corner! Needless to say, I have been more stressed out during weekends, though the satisfaction of creating a beautiful thali surpassed all hardship!
Pudine ki Shikanji
Gulab Ki Kheer
This entire menu took me about 2 hours of cooking. I started with soaking the rice and putting the milk to condense it for the Kheer.
Next came the aloo that went into the Microwave for cooking
Dal in the Pressure cooker
I had the Paneer done the previous day.
When the milk for Kheer reduced to half, I added the other ingredients to cook. As we are going to serve this chill, let it cool down.
While the Rice was getting cooked, I got the dough for the Rotis ready.
Paneer gravy was made
Aloo was getting roasted in a slow pan.
Finally, the starter was made, which was a specialty from Vaishali's Restaurant and super hit.
There is another secret dish in this Menu that will be disclosed later..:)
Hope you enjoyed this treat!