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! :)

14 comments:

Sharmila said...

Waiting for the recipes ... especially amba sada. :-)

Asha said...

Hi P, how are you? Yeah, I am back now, took a looong break! :D

Thali looks wonderful, lovely plate too, mess style. Enjoy! :)

Asha said...

Hi P, yeah! I am back now, took a long break! :D

Thali looks wonderful, love the mess style plate as well. Enjoy! :)

Sunshinemom said...

Like Sharmila, I too am waiting for the pickle recipe esp. since you say it is unique to Orissa!

Usha said...

Yummm this vegetarian thali makes me hungry :-)

Srijit Mishra said...

Thanks Pragyan. Sorisha is a nice concept and mouth watering too. You might be interested in
http://saralamahabharat.blogspot.com/

Cynthia said...

This would be a delight to eat often.

Pragyan said...

Hi Sharmila and Sunshinemom: Oops, I don't have the pickle's recipe. Maybe next India trip, will try to beat it out of my modest mom and aunts who think all their cooking is simple and just a dash here and a dab there! :)

Hi Asha: Great to see you back! I have not been that regular in blogging these days..other personal committments taking away all my energy! Hope to back blogging with more energy hopefully soon!

Hi Usha: Same here! Thanks for visiting. :)

Hi Srijit: Thanks for visiting and for providing me the other so-informative blog. Loved it. You too have a great blog.

Hi Cynthia: Hey dear, yes, it is! That is soulful food...so miss it!

n33ma said...

Thali looks very inviting!

Pragyan said...

Hi Neema: Thanks, dear! Look forward to hear more often from you :)

Subhie Arun said...

hi ...thali looks grt...nice click yar...

Nithya said...

Looks absolutely yummy.. :)

Guess this is the first time I am here. you have a lovely blog. Will keep visiting from now on. keep it going. :)

Nags said...

oh yum! i get these for lunch from saravana bhavan here :)

Nags said...

looks super nice :)