Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Goli baje, coconut chutney, curd, Chana dal payasa, Methi dal, Capsicum curry, Beetroot curry, Kosambari, Jeera rice, Chapathi( Picture below).



Beetroot 2 peeled and cubed

Toor dal 1 cup

Tamarind juice 2 tblsp

Turmeric ¼ tsp

Hing a pinch

Sambar powder 2 tsp

Jeera 1 tsp

Mustard 1 tsp

Curry leaves 1 strand

Oil 2 tsp


1) Pressure cook toor dal and beetroot together for 3 whistles.

2) Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, cumin and curry leaves.

3) When it splutters add hing, turmeric and toor dal mixture and cook for 2 mins.

4) Add tamarind, Sambar powder and salt and let it cook for 10 mins on low heat (add water if required).

5) Turn off the heat and garnish with cilantro and serve.


I had previously posted recipe for goli baje. This time I tried my dad’s (you heard me right) recipe. I liked this version more, as it was soft inside and crispy outside.


All purpose flour 1 cup

Yogurt 1/2 cup

Ginger 2 tsp finely chopped

Green chilies 1tsp

Curry leaves 1 strand

Hing (asafetida) a pinch

Baking soda 1/2 tsp (Optional)

Sugar 1 tsp


Oil for deep frying

The changes I made this time was,

  1. I used only all purpose flour and did not add besan.
  2. Mix curd and all purpose flour to the consistency of a chapathi flour and let it rest for 15 hours.
  3. The next day before 1 hour of making goli baje I added all the other ingredients listed and little curd to make dough which is neither too thick nor thin.
  4. Drop a tablespoon of mixture in hot oil and fry until golden brown.



Urad Dal 2 tsp

Curry leaves 1 strand

Green chilies 2

Ginger small piece

Tamarind paste 2 tsp

Coconut 1 cup

Salt to taste

Oil 1 tsp


Mustard 1 tsp

Hing a pinch

Oil 1 tsp


1) Heat oil in a pan and add urad dal and sauté for 2 mins.

2) Then add green chilies, curry leaves and sauté for another 2 mins until you get a nice aroma.

3) Turn off the heat and grind Urad dal mixture with coconut and other ingredients.

4) And season it with mustard and hing and serve with goli baje.



Moong dal washed and soaked for 2 hours

Carrot grated 1

Cucumber finely chopped 1

Tomato 1 small finely chopped

Cilantro to garnish

Lemon juice 2 tsp

Salt to taste


Mustard 1 tsp

Urad dal 1 tsp

Hing a pinch

Red or green chili 2

Curry leaves few

Oil 2 tsp


1) Mix all the ingredients mentioned above in a bowl.

2) In a small pan heat oil and add mustard and urad dal, When it splutters add curry leaves, chili and hing.

3) Add it to the carrot mixture and serve.



Toor dal 1 cup

Methi leaves washed and finely chopped 1 bunch

Green chilies 2

Tomato 1 finely chopped

Ginger 2 tsp finely chopped

Turmeric ¼ tsp

Mustard 1 tsp

Jeera 2 tsp

Curry leaves few

Hing a pinch

Salt to taste

Oil 2 tsp


1) Pressure cook toor dal with green chilies and tomato for 3 whistles.

2) Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, cumin, and curry leaves, when it splutters add ginger, hing, turmeric, methi leaves and sauté for 5 mins.

3) Then add toor dal mixture, salt and water if required and cook for 10 mins on medium low heat.

4) Serve with chapathi.

NOTE: Usually I add fried garlic at the end, this time I did not as it was Ugadi.


I tried this capsicum curry from Indira of Mahanandi Blog. I have not added onion, other than that i followed her recipe.


I have posted the recipe for both jeera rice and chana dal payasa.

I added some soya beans while making jeera rice this time.


Cham said...

This one is the real feast! Sounds u had a wonderful Ugadi!

Ashwini said...

Lovely thali Pavithra..Everything loos so tempting..It is making me hungry..I am yet to post my recipes.. Hope You had a wonderful Ugadi..

sowmya said...

superb thali...so tempting..

Shama Nagarajan said...

real treat..yummy

Asha said...

So many dishes, looks wonderful. I am posting one thali too tomorrow but lot less dishes than your's! :)

Love the Beets dish.

Happy cook said...

Wow looks like you had a delicious thali for the ugadi.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow wow that thali looks so inviting every thing looks so so so yummy

Keerthana said...

Hi Pavithra, mouthwatering thali! i dont how i missed this post...hope you had a nice festival!

Le @HC said...

Nice effort on a beautiful day such as Ugadi..

Suparna said...

Great looking thali! tha's a perfect feast for Ugadi. Must try goli baje smoetime had made it long back...yumm. Kudos to ur effort to cook up so many varieties gurl!
Have a great week ahead!

Anonymous said...

The thali looks wonderful. Goli baji is my fav snack.

Maya said...

What a lovely feast that is Pavithra. Those goli baje are calling out to me, my fav.

veggie belly said...

this looks like a wonderful, festive spread!

Shree said...

Great Thali.. goli baje.. yummmm Trust you had a wonderful yugaadi

LG said...

ohoo..enri superagi Ugadi acahrisidange ide. Ugadiya shubhashayagalu nimge. Ootada thatte nodi bayalli neeru bantu

Archy said...

Nice Ugadi thali !! Real feast pavithra..

Sujatha said...

very nice spread.. thali's are always a killer for me :)

Jayashree said...

What a lovely thali.....so many dishes.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

The thali looks delicious and colorful. So tempting.......:).

Uma said...

I can tell you had a great Ugadi just by looking at this thali! Wow, so many dishes! Every dish looks mouth-watering.

Purva Desai said...

Yummy and delicious thali...I am sure ur family had a grand feast

Sujatha said...

hey you archana's sil right? I am her friend frm blm. please send me a test mail @ sujaykestur@yahoo.com

Sia said...

I would have self invited myself if i had known u were cooking this delicious Thali!!! :)

Pooja said...

Nice spread of recipes..