Monday, September 7, 2015

Gujrati Thali

BM # 56
Week : 2 , Day: 1
Theme: Indian States
State : Gujarat

We begin with a new week and for this we will focus on Indian State Cuisine. We will do six posts and pick any Indian state for a day.

Well, living in Gujarat naturally my first choice is my own state. Gujarat is situated on the western side of India and has four regional cuisines, each different than the other , yet with many similarities. The Gujaratis are simple people and their day to day food is a simple lentil, with rice, a veggie with a chapati, some salad and buttermilk.

I have made many Gujrati Thalis with different menus, but this Thali is special. This is a Thali which I cooked at our hotel with the help of my chef. We had some guests at the hotel who were staying over a month. These were young boys who got bored of eating the hotel food and requested some change from the typical menu. Gujarati menu sounded good, but I knew my chef would not give them authentic Gujrati food, so I decided to cook and took his help with boiling and chopping. We had to cook for more than 100 people.

The Gujarati Thali menus are kind of fixed, so we followed that.

( a daal which is sweet and sour with peanuts and dry dates)

( chickpea and curd curry, again it has a hint of sweetness)

( a potato curry with gravy, again slightly sweet )

( ivy gourds cooked simply with everyday spices, tempered with mustard)

( whole lentils , slightly sweet, with thick gravy)

( whipped curd with grated beet root)

Leele chutney
( coriander and peanut chutney)

( diced onions, tomatoes and cucumber mixed with lemon and sugar, a simple salad)

( steamed lentil cakes)

(fritters with fenugreek with a hint of sweetness )

( a sweet made from hung curd,a favorite among Gujaratis)

( thin small wheat flat breads)

( boiled steamed rice)



Since Daal and Kadhi are always a must in a Gujarati menu I have posted these and a couple of other recipes from time to time. You could check them on their respective links.

For today I shall give you the following recipes.

You could check some of the Gujarati Thali's that I have posted earlier

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 56

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  1. wow wow wow!!! thali queen... the thali looks beautiful..

  2. Its not a surprise for me when i saw your thali, i know that you will definitely make thalis for this week's theme and you are... Thali looks absolutely stunning.

  3. Wow wow wow.. Yet another Gujarati Thali. Simply superb. amazing

  4. Your thali looks so elegant and beautiful. I wish to taste all the dishes from that thali.

  5. One more gujarathi thali..Looks absolutely delicious and love each dish in this spread..

  6. I am expecting this from you one more Gujarathi thali every thing looks so inviting

  7. aur kitna sathaayenge ??? we never tire seeing ur thaalis though.. wonderful spread.. so much to learn from these....

  8. Wonderful spread. We expect no less from you!

  9. Stunning spread Vaishali, your guests were so lucky that they got to enjoy this feast prepared by you..will enjoy looking!

  10. Such a yummy and yummy filling thali you got there Vaishali.

  11. Our Thali queen is back. Awesome spread Vaishali. Cooking for 100 is no joke and you have done a great justice to the thali..

  12. You are like a genie come out with new thali after another. Love it.

  13. I don't think I will cook such an elaborate meal ever in my kitchen. :) The thali looks fabulous.

  14. From u I expected no less. What a gourmet feast!!!!!

  15. Girl, u cooked for 100 people!!! AWWWWWW, wish i could come to your place and taste ur love vaishali! !!! This is awesome, totally ,monstrously awesome!!!