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banana leaf thali recipe in 50 mins | south indian diwali thali | how to serve food in banana leaf with detailed photo and video recipe. basically, an easy and simple full meals recipe made in just 50 mins for friends and family. in other words, this post describes the efficient way to prepare a south indian thali with proper planning and reuse. this post also describes the correct and proper way to organise the individual food across the banana leaf to make it more appetising.
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banana leaf thali recipe in 50 mins | south indian diwali thali | how to serve food in banana leaf with step by step photo and video recipe. thali recipes have always been one of the popular choices for most of us. especially the south indian thali recipe served in banana leaf has a special place and desire for every south Indian. this post tries to address those desires in an efficient way and also describes the proper and correct order to serve this individual food in banana leaf.

well, i often get this question from my readers about the thali recipe and how to make it more efficient and quick. well, i follow 3 main thumb rules whenever i am attempting any thali. firstly, try to use a pressure cooker to cook both dal and rice in it. even better if you can add potatoes with it if you are planning any potato recipes. in this thali, i have cooked once rice and dal and used it to prepare lemon rice, plain rice, rasam, sambar and dali tove. secondly, organise the recipes in such a way that it compliments each other and you can reuse one or 2 ingredients. in this recipe, the sambar, rasam, tove and tindora fry use the same set of ingredients and hence you would save a considerable amount of time in preparing it. lastly and more importantly, delegate the chopping and cleaning of vegetables to someone else, perhaps your husband. this not only helps to hasten the thali preparations but also gives you the opportunity to enjoy it.

banana leaf thali recipe in 50 mins

furthermore, some more important tips, suggestions and variants to the banana leaf thali recipe in 50 mins. firstly, this thali is no onion no garlic thali and that is the way it is prepared in my hometown. but it does not mean that you should refrain from using onion or garlic. you may use it for dal, tindora fry or perhaps prepare some other side dish with it. secondly, in south india, the food is generally served directly to banana leaf and there isn’t any use of steel cups to serve individual food. i have used cups and cutlery from an organising perceptive but you may skip it totally. lastly, if you feel you do not need rasam, sambar and dal combination, you may skip or even add another variant as per your choice. but ensure to choose it wisely so that your cooking process becomes smooth.


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banana leaf thali recipe in 50 mins | south indian diwali thali | how to serve food in banana leaf

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easy banana leaf thali recipe in 50 mins | south indian diwali thali | how to serve food in banana leaf
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course thali
Cuisine south indian
Servings 3 Servings


Ingredients
 

for serving on banana leaf:

Instructions
 

tomato rasam recipe or udupi style tomato saar recipe:

  • a popular rasam recipe made with a combination of spices, toor dal, tomato and tamarind extract. it hails from the coastal place of udupi and is known for its taste, simplicity and spice aroma. it is generally made and served with hot steamed rice for lunch and dinner in the temple and every household.
  • mix veg sambar or south indian style sambar:
  • an aromatic and flavoured lentil soup recipe made with the choice of vegetables. it is a unique sambar recipe known for no onion and no garlic usage with a variety of vegetables. the flavour of sambar varies depending on the masala added. in this sambar, i have not added coconut and have just used sambar powder.

lemon rice recipe or chitranna:

  • south indian recipes are synonyms to the flavoured and spicy rice options it has to offer. easy and simple south indian staple food recipe made with boiled rice and a generous amount of lemon flavours. they are typically served for lunch and dinner, which can also be extended as the morning breakfast recipe. one such easy, simple and quick rice recipe is lemon rice recipe or chitranna recipe from karnataka.

dal thove or simple toor dal recipe:

  • a traditional and authentic udupi style dal recipe made with toor dal. it is simple and easy to make as it does not have many ingredients to be added yet solves the purpose and makes an ideal side dish. dali toyi or dal tove is one such dal variation made with just toor dal from the south canara or konkan region.

semiya kheer or vermicelli payasam:

  • a simple vermicelli noodles or semiya based dessert pudding filled with thickened milk and dry fruits. it is perhaps one of the simple indian dessert recipes relished for small or big occasions by amateur or professional chefs. kheer recipes are generally served during the meal or can also be served chilled after the meal as dessert.

moong dal kosambari or moong dal salad:

  • this is a typical south indian salad served in every function of ours. i love to prepare salad as it is a very simple, healthy and tasty dish. the dal is rinsed and soaked for 30 minutes and combined with vegetables of choice to make it attractive and nutritious. these protein-packed salads can also be consumed without any reason and also provides all the required nutrient and supplements to make it a balanced meal.

cashew tindora palya or dry sabji:

  • a simple and easy stir fry recipe made with ivy gourd or also known as tindora. there are many recipes derived out of this veggie, but the popular recipe in the south indian stir fry variant. the recipe is an ideal side dish to the rasam rice or sambar rice recipe and can also be served with chapathi or roti for dinner.

how to serve on banana leaf thali:

  • along with all the above dishes prepared, also serve salt, pickle, papad, curd, banana and rice topped with ghee to make it a complete meal.


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how to make south indian diwali thali with step by step photo:

tomato rasam recipe or udupi style tomato saar recipe:

a popular rasam recipe made with a combination of spices, toor dal, tomato and tamarind extract. it hails from the coastal place of udupi and is known for its taste, simplicity and spice aroma. it is generally made and served with hot steamed rice for lunch and dinner in the temple and every household.

mix veg sambar or south indian style sambar:

an aromatic and flavoured lentil soup recipe made with the choice of vegetables. it is a unique sambar recipe known for no onion and no garlic usage with a variety of vegetables. the flavour of sambar varies depending on the masala added. in this sambar, i have not added coconut and have just used sambar powder.

lemon rice recipe or chitranna:

south indian recipes are synonyms to the flavoured and spicy rice options it has to offer. easy and simple south indian staple food recipe made with boiled rice and a generous amount of lemon flavours. they are typically served for lunch and dinner, which can also be extended as the morning breakfast recipe. one such easy, simple and quick rice recipe is lemon rice recipe or chitranna recipe from karnataka.

dal thove or simple toor dal recipe:

a traditional and authentic udupi style dal recipe made with toor dal. it is simple and easy to make as it does not have many ingredients to be added yet solves the purpose and makes an ideal side dish. dali toyi or dal tove is one such dal variation made with just toor dal from the south canara or konkan region.

semiya kheer or vermicelli payasam:

a simple vermicelli noodles or semiya based dessert pudding filled with thickened milk and dry fruits. it is perhaps one of the simple indian dessert recipes relished for small or big occasions by amateur or professional chefs. kheer recipes are generally served during the meal or can also be served chilled after the meal as dessert.

moong dal kosambari or moong dal salad:

this is a typical south indian salad served in every function of ours. i love to prepare salad as it is a very simple, healthy and tasty dish. the dal is rinsed and soaked for 30 minutes and combined with vegetables of choice to make it attractive and nutritious. these protein-packed salads can also be consumed without any reason and also provides all the required nutrient and supplements to make it a balanced meal.

cashew tindora palya or dry sabji:

a simple and easy stir fry recipe made with ivy gourd or also known as tindora. there are many recipes derived out of this veggie, but the popular recipe in the south indian stir fry variant. the recipe is an ideal side dish to the rasam rice or sambar rice recipe and can also be served with chapathi or roti for dinner.

how to serve on banana leaf thali:

along with all the above dishes prepared, also serve salt, pickle, papad, curd, banana and rice topped with ghee to make it a complete meal.
banana leaf thali recipe in 50 mins

notes:

  • firstly, i have not used any onion and garlic in preparation of the thali. if you are comfortable, then feel free to use it.
  • also, i have kept the thali simple so the preparation and cooking time is less.
  • additionally, you can also prepare chapati or poori to have a complete meal.
  • finally, banana leaf thali tastes great when eaten hot and with bare hands.

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