Monday, July 1, 2013

Rajasthani Thali ~~SN Challenge

When i opened my mail today i was surprised to see a Rajasthani Thali for this month's South vs North Challenge an event owned by Divya Pramil,seriously i was very happy to make some Rajasthani foods for today's lunch. Every first of the month, i'll be posting a North Indian dish as am a part of the famous South vs North challenge. The motto of this event is to exchange an Indian recipe between two teams. One team is Southern team (bloggers  born and brought in South India) and the another one team is Northern team (food bloggers born and brought in North India). Every first of a month, a blogger from each team will challenge a recipe from their origin and the opposite team have to cook the recipe challenged by the other team.

For our this month's challenge, Manjula Bharath of Desi Fiesta challenged the southern team with her Rajasthani Thali while Sowmya of Nivedhanams challenged the Northern team with a fingerlicking delicious Vendhaya Keerai Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu.

As per Wiki, Rajasthani cooking was influenced by both the war-like lifestyles of its habitants and the availability of ingredients in this arid region. Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred by them. Their food cooked in pure ghee is famous for it's mouth- watering aroma. Rajasthan's tastiest curries are based on the use of pulses or gram flour. Dry fruits, spices and yogurt are used in many delicacies. Rajasthan can also boast of a vast array of savouries and sun-dried snacks. Be it dal baati and churma or missi roti , one always ends up licking his fingers.

Coming to today's Rajasthani thali, Manjula shared 10 dishes, i prepared 9 dishes out of 10 and left one coz of the sun dried moongdal wadis, yep i dont get these sun dried wadis here and the weather is too nasty to make some at home itself.Thank god, i picked yesterday goond aka edible gum, also prepared the dal with yellow split moong dal instead of the green split moong dal as Manjula suggested, apart from it i followed the original recipes as Manjula shared and we had a Rajasthani feast today.I prepared boondis, bajra flour and yellow corn flour at home itself, eventhough i get them easily in Indian groceries.Since the motto of this event is to releve the challenge every first of the month, sometime we dont know about the ingredients we must need for the challenge. Obviously i dont hesitate a second to make few ingredients we might need for the challenges at home itself.

Here are the recipes i made for our today's lunch:
3)Bajiri Ki Roti - Millet Flour Flat Bread
4)Makkai Ki Roti - Corn Flour Flat Bread
5)Panchmel Ki Sabzi - Five Vegetables Dry Curry
6)Gatte Ki Kadhi - Gramflour dumpling in Yogurt gravy
7)Matta/Boondi Chaas - Chilled yogurt drink with boondis
8)Goondi Ki ladoo - Wheat flour and edible gum balls
9)Kesar Malai lassi - Saffron Creamy lassi

1+1/2cup Wheat flour
3tbsp Ghee

Mix the wheat flour, salt and ghee, make a stiff dough (add water if need).

Divide the dough as equal balls,roll it.

Preheat the oven to 375F, bake the batter for 15-20minutes until they turns brown on the surface.

Take the baked baatis out and dip it in pure ghee if you are health nut like me, just brush them with ghee while baking.

Enjoy with Dal.

Moong dal:
1/2cup Dal (yellow moongdal/split green moong dal)
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4tsp Garam masala
2/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4tsp Turmeric

Pressure cook the moongdal.

Heat the oil,let crack the cumin seeds; add the asafoetida powder, red chilly powder, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and cook for few minutes.

Add the cooked dal with enough water,bring it to boil.

Finally add the garam masala and let it cook in low flame for few more minutes. Sending this moongdal to my own event CWS-Yellow moongdal hosted by Manju.

Gatte Ki Kadhi:
For Gattas:
3/4cup Gram flour
1tsp Chilly powder
2pinch Carom seeds
1tbsp Curd
2tbsp Oil

For Kadhi:
2cups Beaten curd
1tbsp Gram flour
Few curry leaves
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Chilly powder
2tbsp Oil
Chopped coriander leaves

Combine all the ingredients given for gattas and knead as a firm dough by adding enough water.

Divide them as 7-8equal balls and shape them as rolls, boil enough water in a pan, add the rolled gattas and cook for 8minutes.

Drain the water and keep aside the gattas.

Combine the beaten curd, gram flour,curry leaves with a cup of water, whisk well and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, let splutters the mustard seeds,cumin seeds, asafoetida, once the seeds cracks add the turmeric powder, chilly powder and saute for few minutes.

Add now the curd mixture, again a cup of water ,salt and bring it to boil.

Keep stirring and cook until the kadhi starts thicken slightly, finally add the already prepared ghattas,bring it to boil,put off the stove.

Add the chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.

Bajiri Ki Roti:
1cup Bajra /Millet flour
Ghee as per need

Take the flour,salt in a bowl,make a well in the center, pour slowly small amount of water and start kneading the millet flour, add water if needed to bring the flour together.

Make a smooth dough, dont add water else ur dough will turn sticky, take more attention while adding the water to the millet flour.

Heat the griddle in a medium flame. Divide the dough into equal balls, dust the balls with the millet flour and roll them gently as medium circle.

Transfer the rolled roti to the hot griddle, once you see the tiny bubbles on the surface of the rotis, flip it and drizzle ghee on the surface,spread well over the roti.

Flip the roti again and drizzle again the ghee and spread it over the roti.

Cook on both sides until the roti turns slightly crispy.

Makkai Ki Roti:
1cup Maize/Corn flour (yellow corn)
1+1/2cup Warm water
Ghee (for rotis)

Combine all the ingredients to form a smooth dough.

Cover and let it side for 10minutes, divide the dough as equal balls. Flatten them by using the fingers and palm.

Dust it with enough flour and press it between two plastic sheets as flat roti.

Heat a tawa, transfer it to the tawa,cook on both side until they get cooked.

Panchmel Ki Sabzi:
4cups Cluster beans,long beans,capsicum,cucumber,french beans (chopped)
1no Tomato
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1tsp Chilly powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tbsp Coriander powder

Heat the oil in a pan, let splutters the mustard seeds,cumin seeds.

Add the clusterbeans, long beans,capscium,cucumber, french beans,salt and tomato, cook the veggies covered until they are half done.

Add the turmeric,chilly powder,coriander and cumin powder,mix well and cook until veggies gets well cooked and coated with spice powders.

Dont overcook the veggies and serve with rotis.

Matta/Boondi Chaas
1cup Yogurt
2cup Water
1/4cup Boondi
1/2tsp Cumin powder
A pinch Red chilly powder

Take all the ingredients including boondhi and blend till smooth.

Finally add more boondis to the chaas and serve chilled.

Goond Ki Ladoo:
1+1/2cup Wheat flour
3tbsp Edible gum/goond
1/2cup Powdered sugar
1/4tsp Cardamom powder
2tbsp Ghee for frying edible gum
3tbsp Ghee for roasting wheat flour

Heat the ghee in a pan, add the wheat flour, roast it in slow flame until the flour turns golden brown,allow it to cool

Heat the ghee, fry the ediblegum until they gets puffs and transfer it to a paper towel.

Now add the fried edible gum,roasted wheat flour,cardamom powder, powdered sugar and mix well.

Make medium sized ladoos from the mixture, if its hard to make balls, add 2 or 3 tablespoons of melted ghee and make balls.

1cup Milk
1/2cup Whipping cream
A pinch Salt
1/2cup Water
1/2tsp Saffron strands (soaked in warm milk)

Take the milk,whipping cream,salt,sugar as per need, water, soaked saffron milk and blend together until they turns smooht.

Pour it in a glass.

Serve chilled.

Enjoy the Rajasthani Thali!!!


  1. super priya.wish i could have some.lovely clicks.wonderful platter.

  2. Wow Priya! There are no words to describe this wondrful Thali. And as always you are the first to finish. Great. All the dishes look fantastic.

  3. Woo woo wo! So many things in one day ! Hats off to you , you are incredible.
    Rajasthani thali makes me craving to pick all!

  4. you got to be kidding me.. you posted on day 1 itself..and what a spread.. hats off Priya.. no wonder you win the fasted post every month.. I guess divya has to come up with a fasted after Priya award.. great enthusiasm... hugs!

  5. 'Tu Si Great Ho', Priya akka. Hats off to you and your effort. I am just spell bound now, how amazingly you made the whole thali within this few hours! Kudos!!!

    today's post:

  6. Congratulations priya...thats great....

  7. Awesome Priya dish looks so good a d love ur enthu .i already asked for ur energy drink and still haven't received it....plz send it soon.bice wrk dear

  8. u r great priya :) cannt explain the passion towards the food and recipe :) u proved once again :) great attempt ! loved every recipes !

  9. It shows your passion towards food and blogging ! Great attempt priya ! HATS OFF Keep going :) HUGS TO U

  10. Wow!! Thali looks so yummy and delicious...

  11. How did you even manage to create the whole thali so soon! I think I saw the announcement post at Manjula's space just a few hours ago :) It's just amazing!

  12. mmm.. thats a lovely platter.. when i am thinking whether i've gt all ingredients, u've made it.. :)

  13. Awesome Priya! I am amazed at how quick and how well you made each and every dish in the thali! Lovely clicks as well :)

  14. you are really a great super women :) i think you might be having wings and wands in you hands aks :P really amazed with your enthu and very well made rajasthani platter :) am so glad that my guru loved this :)

  15. Oh. Priya!my dear,searching words to express . looks extremely delicious..!
    You are the Kitchen super star.

  16. Wow Akka.. you finished the challenge already?? Looks like a delicious and nutritious meal..

  17. I am totally tempted and won't mind inviting myself to ur place to relish these yummy dishes

  18. பிரியா உங்கள் கையில் என்ன மேஜிக் ஆ வைத்து இ ருக்கீங்க இப்படி கலக்குறீங்களே

    சூப்பர் சூப்பரோ ஓஓஓ சூப்பர்

  19. Wonderful thaali.. U r simply awesome :)

  20. awesome,drooling here,mouthwatering thali

  21. Wow,
    This looks so inviting! Thali is my favorite and this one looks incredible!

  22. thats a big platter :) hats off to ur effort sis :)

  23. I can say in one work.."Super Woman"...
    Thali looks yumm...

  24. Amazing! Loved every bit of your thali.. everything looks so delicious. :)

  25. Awesome Priya, and very detailed post. Great clicks!!

  26. What an awesome spread.I am feeling content just seeing the pictures.

  27. nicely done platter. so tempting.

  28. Oh my God.. So quick.. How you completed so many dishes ? You have some magic akka..

  29. wow..U R Awesome Priya! no words absolutely a delicious spread and u have done it in short time that too using homemade flours/booondis...great all the dishes..can;t wait to try it..

  30. amazing! wish I could join you for dinner :)

  31. the thali is absolutely fantastic :).. what a wonderful spread..

  32. looks fabulous and droolworth.

  33. Oh My God Priya... No words to say about ur talent and how fast u cook.... Hats off dear... Fantastic thali

  34. So happy to check out your latest post, Priya! It's been a while since we've visited each other's blog!

    Love all the amazing, and creative droolworthy delicious dishes, and desserts. Love the Moong Dal, especially and the refrshing yummy Lassi!

  35. brilliant stuff ! Wish I could eat the whole thing !

  36. You have a lot of patience priya . Your thali looks fab . Pls pss that plate to me

  37. Awesome platter.I love Rajasthani cuisine and your thali looks perfect. Great going.

  38. Priya, can I come to your place for lunch? That thali looks wonderful and dal-baati is my favorite Rajasthani food.

  39. hey priya , i am just speechless, how do you manage month after month to finish off the challenge on first and this months 9 dishes , thats simply too too much, hats off to your energy and enthusiasm , wish i had atleat half of your enthu....

  40. Really Priya, you are great. Very inviting and tempting platter.

  41. Your Rajasthani thali looks soo yummy and delightful Priya.. Craving for some now :-)

  42. OMG..... what a wonderful spread.. you are amazing priya :)

  43. I am amazed at ur energy level :) Just in a day, u did everything and that too looks neat & very very inviting !! Lemme know ur secret.. I definitely need some tips !!

  44. priya so exciting thali amazing spread so yum

  45. WOW! Mouth watering I cant wait to eat this… :)

    Great blog


  46. Wow this is amazing. Looks delicious.

  47. Wow ka awesome u r.. HATS OFF TO YOUR EFFORT!! I dont have enough words to appreciate your work :) All the pics are stunning and all the recipe looks super yummy, awesome platter :)

  48. so many dishes .thali make me hungry. hats of to u for superfast

  49. The thali looks very delicious and inviting.

  50. What a beautiful thali, its looks
    delicious. Thanks Priya.


  51. very nice.. like the step by step pictures most you have come up with i am tried the similar recipe, you have many of good recipes.. do try to visit my place when time permits love to have your feedback dear ..i have followed u glad if u follow me back.. Have a good day.....!


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