Today I am sharing a special Thali meal . I have been thinking of posting a Full thali meal recipe for a long time. Finally managed to click and share the recipe with all my lovely readers. It is a very simple yet delicious meal. Special Thali Meal (Vegetarian) is curated as per my Family’s taste and liking. I am sure you will love it to. I have Used my Husband’s precious Silver Thali to serve.

What is a Thali meal?

Thali meal usually comprises a variety of dishes served on a plate ranging from rice , roti, poori, dal, veggies ,curries,pickle,papad , sweets etc.. There are many types of thali meals which vary from state to state and region and region. It is a balanced meal . I prepare Special Thali meals (Vegetarian) during festivals which usually comprises of traditional recipes. Today’s thali meal consists of simple yet delicious dishes.

What is Foodiemonday Bloghop Theme?

Sasmita who blogs at Firsttimercook suggested the theme #TimeForThali where we share our Thali recipes . Many of my co bloggers were happy and agreed to share their thali recipes this week. Do check out her space for amazing odiya recipes and also recipes from around the world. I would love to try her Ghanta recipe. Check out all the thali meals from our group this week.

My Special Thali Meal (Vegetarian) Consists of:

  • Rice
  • Masala Roti.Check the recipe below.
  • Dal Tadka. Check the recipe here.
  • Bhindi Aloo Curry. Check the recipe below.
  • Pickle Spiced Beetrrot Raita. Check out the recipe here.
  • Stuffed Chilli .Check out the recipe here
  • Amla Pickle (Made by Mom)
  • Kesar Mawa Chocolate Squares (Dessert).Check out the recipe here.

Recipe for Masala Roti:


  • 2 Cups Whole wheat Flour
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1.5 Tsp Cumin / Jeera
  • 1/2 Tsp Chaat Masala
  • Handful of Kasuri Methi
  • 2 Tbsp Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped fresh Coriander.
  • Salt to Taste
  • Water for Kneading
  • Oil


  • Take a wide bottom bowl. Add all the above ingredients except oil and water. Mix well and you will get a crumbly texture.
  • Add water slowly and combine all the ingredients to form a soft dough.
  • Allow it to rest for about 20 mins.
  • Divide the dough into equal parts. Dust some flour and roll the small dough ball into desired round shape.
  • Heat a griddle pan. Transfer the rolled Roti on the hot griddle . Brush oil on both sides and cook until both the sides are nicely done.
  • Once done transfer the rotis to a hot case.
  • Masala roti’s are ready to serve.
  • You can also roll them as Lachha Parathas and serve.

Recipe for Aloo Bhindi Curry:


  • 3 Medium Size Potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 15 Bhindi washed ,dried and cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
  • 2 Onions Finely Chopped
  • 3 Red Tomatoes Pureed
  • 2 Tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 15 Cashews
  • 2 Tsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Haldi
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Amchoor
  • Finely chopped fresh coriander


  • Heat a wide bottom Pan. Add oil. Once the oil is hot add mustard and Cumin. Add chopped onions.
  • Once the onions are slightly browned add cubed potatoes and roast on medium flame untill the potatoes are half done.
  • Add the chopped Bhindi and amchoor powder.
  • Roast on medium flame untill nicely done. Ensure the potatoes are cooked and bhindi is not mushy.
  • Grind poppy seeds, cashews and tomatoes to a fine lump free paste.
  • Once the aloo and bhindi are nicely done add haldi, Pav bhaji masala ,chilli powder and salt. Let the masala cook for 2 minutes.
  • Next add the tomato mixture and mix well. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes on low flame.
  • Turn off the heat. Garnish with fresh Coriander and serve.

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  1. Such a wonderful delicious looking thali Preethi. I want each and every item that’s on the thali. Love how you’ve prepared bhindi with potato curry. I must try that recipe as I usually make dry stir fried bhindi. Must have been a wonderful treat for your family to have all their favorites.

  2. Beautifully presented thali with good food. All the dishes are so tempting. It’s been ages I have made this kind of spread… great job

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