No Onion and Garlic Thali /Festive Thali


Third day thali is a special auspicious day or festival thali made in special occasions in our households.Mostly this thali is made on amavasay,karthigai and other special occasions and no onion,garlic is used.Also some of the specific type of country vegetables are only supposed to cook.Freshly ground masala powders are used to make sambar and other dishes.


The thali has
1.White rice
2.Avarakkai(broad beans) arachivitta samabar
3.Rasam
4.Vazhakkai Podimas(recipe follows)
5.Mochaikkai Masala curry(recipe follows)
6.Paasiparuppu/moong dhal payasam
7.Ulundu/urad dhal Vada
8.Thayir/yogurt






Vazhakkai Podimas


Coming to the vazhakkai podimas,its a dry curry and a great accompaniment for spicy kuzhambhu and sambar.This podimas can be made with or without onion also turmeric powder is added in some house holds,we don't add it and keep it in white color.Use a well matured raw banana/vazhakkai for this podimas.The tender ones will turned out mushy and it won't taste good.

                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                    
                    Vazhakkai /Raw Banana Podimas



                                                                  
   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 20 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 10-12 minutes
   Serves ~ 3(generously)


  Ingredients


  
Ingredient
Quantity
Vazhakkai/raw banana
2 (medium size)
Green chilly/pacahamilagai
2-3(finely chopped)
Ginger/inji
1 tsp(finely chopped)
Coconut(grated)
3-4 tbs
Curry leaves/karivepillai
few leaves
Salt
1 tsp
Oil
2 tsp



 For the tempering

Ingredient
Quantity
Mustard seeds/kadugu
1 tsp
Urad dhal/uluthamparuppu
1.5 tsp
Channa dhal/kadalaparuppu
1 tbs
Asafoetida/perungayam
a pinch
  
   Method 
  • Cut the raw banana into two and cook it in a boiling water till it becomes tender.Remove it from the water immediately.After cooling peel the skin and grate it with a grater and keep it aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan,once it becomes hot do the tempering with the ingredients.Add in the chopped ginger,green chilly and curry leaves.Add in the grated coconut and mix it well.Add in the grated vazhakkai/raw banana and mix it well.Simmer it for couple of minutes and stir in between.Put off the flame.
  • Serve it along with rice and kulambhu or sambar





Mochai Masala Curry/Mochai Curry



Fresh mochai curry is often made during the season ans here frozen ones are available in the market and often I make it for our lunch.This curry tastes awesome with simple rasam and curd rice.Here I made it in a dry version,if you want a semi dry version add one more tomato and increase the amount of coconut while grinding.
     
                                                                      
                                                            
                             Mochai /Field beans Masala Curry


                                                                  
   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 20 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 12-15 minutes
   Serves ~ 3(generously)


  Ingredients


  
Ingredient
Quantity
Mochai/field beans/sruti papdi lilva
1.5 cups(fresh /frozen)
Tomato(finely chopped)
1(small size)
Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/8 tsp
Asafoetida/perungayam
a pinch
Curry leaves/karivepillai
few leaves
Salt
1 tsp
Oil
2 tsp



 Grind to a fine paste

Ingredient
Quantity
Coconut
3- 4 tbs
Red chilly/varamilagai
3-4
Cumin seeds/jeeragam
1 tsp
Ginger/inji
1/2 inch piece
  
   Method 
  • Pressure cook the mochai with a pinch of salt for 2 whistles in a pressure cooker.Drain the excess water after the pressure subsides and keep it aside.Grind the given ingredients to a fine paste and set it aside.
    • Heat the oil in a pan,crackle the cumin seeds and add in the chopped tomato and curry leaves.Saute it until the tomato is mushy.Add in the cooked mochai and give it a mix.Now to this add the ground paste,salt and turmeric powder.
    • Mix it well,cook it covered in a medium flame for 5 minutes.Mix it well and simmer it for 2-3 minutes or until the desired consistency is reached.Put off the flame and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves if needed.



                                                                                                             
                                                                                        
                 




    Enjoy...............................

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    6 comments:

    Such a droolworthy thali again, that too without onion and garlic. Inviting Nalini, especially i love that fresh mochai curry, its too tempting. I cant imagine making vazhaikai podimas without onion, too good.

    OMG! Love the NONG thali. both the curries you presented are new to me. Bookmaked to try for sure.

    I remember mom making this podimas, but I don't know why, I stopped making them. The thali looks fantastic Nalini. I would happily finish it off..

    Awesome thali, Love it completely. I have never cooked raw banana like this before, would love to try it soon.

    so tasty and put together so effortlessly!thali look so appetizing nalini.....

    no onion no garlic thali looks so inviting. Really a treat to tastebuds. Looks mouthwatering.

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