BM # 70
Week 4, Day 1
Theme : Thali
A proper thali meal needs some planning in terms of preparation and execution. People mostly prepare a thali or any elaborate meal when there is some festival or guests are visiting. In my case, my fridge was empty to prepare a thali meal, but my drafts section was full. So I am taking you back to a meal I prepared in September this year for Onam.
With my dad visiting us, there was some motivation in preparing this mini sadya. If it was just the three of us, I don’t think I would have bothered. We had a full sadya the next day at a friend’s place, so Onam really was good :-).
Though the plate looks messy, it has twelve dishes in there. The chips and pickle are ready made, but everything else was prepared at home. Funniest part was that my fridge was equally empty that day also, so this is literally what I scrapped from all my resources – fridge, freezer and pantry.I wasn’t planning on capturing the sadya on camera, but I am glad I did!
The meal has
- Parippu pradhaman
- Beetroot kichadi
- pineapple pachadi
- Cabbage thoran
- Arvi (Chembu) mezhukkupiratti
- banana chips
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Recipe source: Ramya’s recipe
- 1/3 cup grated coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
- 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 green chilli or per taste
- 2 cups pineapple chunks (I used canned)
- pinch turmeric powder
- salt as needed
- 1/3 cup yogurt, whisked well
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 3-4 curry leaves
- 1 teaspoon oil
- Cook pineapple chunks with a little water and a pinch of turmeric powder. Add salt as needed.
- Grind the coconut, mustard seeds, jeera and chilli to a smooth paste adding water as needed. Add this paste to the cooked pineapple. Let it boil for a couple of minutes. Turn off the heat.
- Whisk the yogurt well and add it to the pineapple mix. Mix well and take off the stove.
- Heat one teaspoon of oil in a small pan for tadka. Add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Once the mustard pops, take off the heat and add it to the kichadi. That’s it!
8 thoughts on “Sadya on a plate – 2016 Onam”
Wow so glad you clicked this picture Rajani..the plate surely looks so colourful and inviting!..can never get bored looking at a Thali plate, especially a Sadya..
what a platter – the beetroot is so inviting
That is one beautiful thali. I am literally scrolling up and down again and again.
Am just drooling over that super traditional sadya, looks super delicious dishes there.
I’m going to learn some new traditional things today from your thali.
Such a beautiful thali. I am a great fan of your thalis, Rajani..
Wow! a traditional thali! looks so delicious
OMG Rajani, that thali looks soooooo traditional and delicious.