Saturday, February 7, 2009
Vegeterian Thali - A Veggie fun-fare
Last year when my parents were here with me, during Ganesh Chaturthi, my mom had prepared a veggie fun-fare for us. I still remember how tasty it was and that was when I started getting more into veggie food. Prior to that, veggie food was a side-dish in my house and it usually consisted of the regular stuff such as paneeeeeeeeeeer and potatoeeeeeeeeeee :)
I have been meaning to post this since last September but I have not been that regular in posting since then :( School and office-work take precendence and I am also trying to make time for some exercising as well. I realize exercising and blogging are a few of the fun things I do for myself. About exercising, I have not been that organized, but am trying to amend that..Amen!
The veg thali consisted of masala pulao with cholley masala, bhendi bhaja, white mushroom gravy and hot mango pickles. Will post recipes for some of these items shortly. Watch out!
This mango pickle is very distinct and unique to Orissa - it's sweet! Yes, it is sweet - I know a pickle being sweet is akin to blasphemy to some of you out there :) This one is made from Amba-Sada (not sure how this is made from Mango..should find out. Literal translation is rotten mangoes but trust me, that's not what it is!) and I think it came from the Sambalpur district of Orissa. No India trip is complete for us without us coming back with 2 bottles of this pickle! :)