Thalis are the ultimate Indian legacy meals. They are vibrant, full of color, diverse in flavor, and wholesome. An Indian thali meal for festivals is a testament to the grandeur of our heritage and rich food culture. I am sharing with you the best Indian thali meals for every festive occasion.
What is ‘Thali Meal’?
The term ‘thali’ is a Hindi word for – plate or platter. Traditionally, a set meal is served in small-sized bowls arranged neatly on a round plate called thali.
Each region in India has its own thali meals such as North Indian Thali, South Indian Thali, Gujurati Thali, or Rajasthani Thali.
If one has to showcase Indian food heritage on a plate, what better way than to create a thali – a mélange of finest festive recipes.
Indian Thali Meals For Festivals
During the festival celebrations such as Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Eid, Lohri, Sankranti, and many others, a special Indian meal is cooked in each family.
A festive meal comprises hearty Indian main-course curries, vegetarian side-dishes, accompanied by a variety of raita, chutney, pickle, pulao, and chapati or paratha. The meal is always ended with an Indian sweet dish.
Creating a variety of Indian thali on a day-to-day basis is my favorite personal project. I have been working on it for past many years. If you and I are connected on Instagram, then you must be very well aware of my love for thalis.
For festivals, family get-togethers, busy weekdays, to seasonal moods, I have Indian thali for every occasion.
The USP of my thalis is they are practical, easy to make, nutritious, wholesome, and have every element of nostalgia.
Follow my meal-prep tips for the Indian kitchen to make elaborate meals like a pro.
Festive Indian Thali 3: Lohri/Sankranti Special Sarson Ka Saag, Makke Ki Roti, Peanut Chikki, White Butter, Jaggery