North Indian Thali

BM # 16  Day 7

7th day and the last day for this version of BM…next month we start a new version, friends do check the details here.I love hosting elaborate formal dinners, I try to cook everything at home in a planned way so I can enjoy the meal with the guest.I hate to be in kitchen while guest are around.This is the  North Indian meal I cooked recently…we invited our friend's son and daughter in law.....the newly wedded couple.The meal was much more elaborate with some more snacks and desserts.I would have loved to click the whole spread,but I did’nt want to click in front of the guest and I did’nt want poor lighting. Coming to the menu…

Drink
Musky Khus
(musk melon with khus flavoring,served with  club soda)

Snacks
Aaloo tikki
(mashed potatoes ,spiced and fried to a crisp golden)
Paneer Paandaan
(paneer triangles marinated and roasted in leaves)

Main course
Makhmali Paneer
(soft cottage cheese cubes in creamy coconut sauce)
Daal Tadka
(simple daal with the flavoring of garlic,onions and fenugreek)
Jodhpuri Aaloo
(baby potatoes with fennel,sesame seeds)
Bhindi Daal
(bhindi cooked with tuver daal,tempered with mustard and whole red chillies)

Rice
Saffron rice
(rice cooked with milk and saffron)

Breads
Onion parathas
(Indian whole wheat flat bread with onions)

Accompaniments
Faalsa salad
(berry salad)
Green chutney
Pickled onions 
(baby onions with vinegar)
Orange yogurt


Jodhpuri Aaloo

500 gms.......... baby potatoes
4tsp ..................oil
1tsp.................. cumin seeds
1tsp.................. fennel seeds
1tsp ..................sesame seeds
2-3 .....................whole red chilly
Pinch asofetadia
½ tsp................. chilly flakes
¼ tsp................. turmeric pwd
½ tsp................. red chilly pwd
½ tsp................. dry mango pwd
1tsp................... coriander pwd
Salt to taste
Peel the boiled baby potatoes.
If the size is bigger cut them in two or bite sized.
Heat oil.
Add cumin seed, fennel ,sesame seeds ,hing and whole red chilly.
Add all the spices and immediately add the potatoes.
Toss well and simmer for a few mins.
 Garnish with coriander.

Saffron Rice
1cup................. rice
2tsp.................. ghee
½ cup............... milk
½ cup............... water
A large pinch saffron.
Salt to taste
Wash and soak the rice.
Heat ghee and add rice.
Roast the rice till dry.
Add milk,water and salt and saffron.
Transfer to a rice cooker.
Cook till done.
Garnish with fried onions  / shahi jeea

Makhmali Paneer

Bhindi Daal

Daal Tadka

Jodhpuri Aaloo

Orange yogurt

Faalsa Salad
(incidentally the faalsa are from my garden)

Musky Khus


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#16
This goes to Valli's Thali Mela


Here is a small recap of the thalis I posted this week....
South Indian Breakfast Thali
The Sunday Lunch..Sindhi Kadhi Chaawara
Indian Railway Thali
Delhi Chaat House
Jain Parna Thali
Mumbai Beach Food
Enjoy!!



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