This was one of the earliest posts I did. The state of Maharashtra. This was one of the easiest one as well, since I blindly followed Pradnya’s post, combining it with her rural Maharashtra thali and changing a thing or two here and there.
In India, you are not a mom, if you can’t make pooris. And in my case, it’s not as a mom I have been failing, but as a wife. My son doesn’t like poori, but it’s the man’s favourite food.
And with this thali, the pooris came out brilliant for a change. So the man was indeed happy!
Pradnya had made a sweetish dal with the thali. I went for a different version, a simple non sweet basic dal.
Varan-bhath (rice with dal) is a meal combination all over India and this is just one version.
Masale bhath is a spicy flavoured rice. Coconuts, cashew nuts, gherkins all go into this dish. This, apparently, is a regular item in the wedding feast menu.
Meal Idea : The Pumpkin Farm
- Puri : Deep fried whole wheat bread
- Batata Bhaji : A simple potato preparation, semi-gravy style that goes along with poori or roti
- Shrikhand : Sweetened thick yogurt preparation
- Varan Bhat : Plain rice and dal (lentil) combination
- Masale Bhat : Spiced rice with ivy gourd and nuts, a regular wedding menu item
- Capsicum Zunka : Capsicum cooked with gramflour, quick and easy recipe
- Mattha : Spiced butter milk