It would be no exaggeration to say that dal and chawal make up one of the lightest and most delicious daily North Indian meals and for all the right reasons. Our usual meal would not be complete without a humble bowl of dal with steamed rice dumpling and some foil on the side. This healthy combination really pleases the body and the heart. Be it dinner or lunch, it can be enjoyed at any time without any complaints. If you are also a fan of this comfort food, here we bring you the North Indian thali that forms a dal along with chawal, papad, achaar, raita and a sookhi sabzi. So without too much, let’s learn how to make these easy recipes and also how to put them together.
Here is a list of 5 recipes to put together a Thali in North India:
Arhar Ki Dal
Nothing feels as comforting as some steamed arhar dal dripping on a plate of rice – a simple, everyday classic recipe. Even an amateur chef can master the art of making this recipe. Find the recipe here.
Next we came up with a super quick and easy recipe that will become your regular weekday meal and it’s called aloo bhindi! Fine aloos meet bhindi strands to create a crisp and crunchy sabzi masaledaar. Click here for the recipe.
Boondi Raita Tadka
A classic bowl of boondi raita defines infatuation. Made with yogurt, crispy boondi and some seasoning, it brings plenty of flavor to the taste buds. Taking the taste game one step ahead, here we tried a unique boondi raita recipe that adds spicy and aromatic tadka to the dish. Click here.
Hare Dhaniye ki Chutney
Coriander chutney is popular with most Indian households but this recipe won’t disappoint! The strong flavor of coriander is wonderfully balanced with mint leaves and a few drops of lime juice. Find the recipe here.
Here we bring you another pleasant recipe where jeera is added to steamed rice to give a fresh taste to the main dish. Pair this with curries or curries for a hearty meal. Find the recipe here.
Add papad and achaar to the meal and you’re good to go! Try this out and let us know your experience in the comments section below.