Simple Everyday South Indian Thali

After,couple of weeks break,I am starting the blogging with Blogging Marathon 70th edition.For this week I choose the Thali as theme and sharing a simple everyday Tamilnadu style Thali.For this theme I wanted to share some other state Thali.But due to lot of personal work and my laptop issues,finally ended up in making a typical home style food.
Most of the recipes made for this thali were shared already but the beetroot poriyal is a pending post.So sharing the recipe and also used the beet greens and made kootu out of it.Will share the kootu recipe later.
The Thali consists of

White rice
Ennai Kathirikkai Kulambhu
Vellarikkai(cucumber) Thayir pachadi/raita
Beet leaves Kootu
Beetroot Poriyal
Paruppu Thogayal
Arisi Vathal/Vadam aka Ilai Vadam

Coming to the recipe,here I used roasted peanuts in the poriyal to give extra crunch.Instead of peanuts,boiled peas or channa dhal can be used.

                                                                                              Beetroot Poriyal 

   Basic Information

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


Beetroot(finely chopped)
1.5 cups
Onion(finely chopped)
1 (small size)
Green chilly/pachamilagai
2(slit lengthy)
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
1/8 tsp
2-3 tbs
2-3 tbs
Curry leaves/karivepillai
few leaves
1 tsp
2 tsp

 For the tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu
1 tsp
Urad dhal/uluthamparuppu
1.5 tsp
Red chilly/varamilagai
1 (broken)
a pinch
  • Wash the beetroot in the water for 3-4 times in cold water to remove the soil particles.Peel the skin and chop it finely.
  • Take the chopped beetroot in a pressure pan and add a pinch of salt and 2 tbs of water.Pressure cook it for a whistle.
  • Meanwhile heat the oil in a pan,once it becomes hot do the tempering with the ingredients.Add the peanuts and roast it for a minute.Add in the chopped onion,green chilly and curry leaves.Saute the onion for couple of minutes,then add the cooked beetroot,red chilly powder and salt.
  • Give it a mix and keep it a low flame for 2 minutes to become dry.Add the grated coconut and mix it well.Put off the flame.
  • Serve it along with rice and kulambhu.



It's a thali that my husband would love to relish :-)

I love such simple homemade stuff ! superb Nalini

So elegant and delicious looking everyday meal spread. Love the deep color of beets.

That is a lovely thaali though I don't have energy to cook that many dishes on a daily basis. :)

One of my fav poriyal and thaali pics looks absolutely tempting !

Simple and very comforting thali, just love this thali, my kind of comforting foods.

The beetroot poriyal is standing out in this thali..with the vibrant color it has..but I am loving the complete spread, it is such a treat to enjoy this fantastic spread.

OMG, Nalini, this is fantastic. Love your spread so much, especially the kathrikkai kulambu. I am drooling..

That is a yummy everyday thali!! I like the idea of placing a wax/parchment paper on the steel plate and then placing the bowls. I am going to steel your idea next time I make a thali. Otherwise, everything in the thali has a reflection.

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