Weekend Thali

Here is a typical weekend lunch thali at our place for day 6 of BM #15 featuring Tomato Raitha.

In the thali are - Mixed Vegetable Rice/Fried Rice, Tomato Raitha, Alu/Potato Fry, Red Chori Beans Masala, Phulka/Roti and Homemade Lemonade. 

The Raitha which is an accompaniment to the vegetable rice, is so simple to make and yet it takes the the taste to another level. 

Ingredients - 

Onion chopped 1/2 cup
Tomato chopped 1 cup
Green Chilli 1-2 (or to taste)
Salt as needed
Mustard Powder 1 tsp (Optional)
Yogurt 2 cups (or as needed
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp (optional),  Jeera 1/2 tsp, Asafoetida a pinch, Curry leaves few)
Coriander leaves, Red chilli powder and Chaat Masala for garnish

Tomato Raitha

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated sauce pan, add oil and the seasoning ingredients. After the mustard seeds pop, saute the onions until they are golden brown.

Add the chopped green chillies and tomato. Sprinkle turmeric and salt as needed.

After the tomatoes are mushy, remove from fire and set aside to cool.

Grind the mixture upon cooling and mix it in the beaten yogurt/curds. Adjust the salt , garnish and serve!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#15. 
Also sending it to Valli's Thali Mela.

Preparation Time 15 min
Makes 2 1/2 cups
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, April 21, 2012


  1. Never tried raita with tomato ,sounds delicious

  2. Srivalli Says:
  3. What a wonderful plate!..very nice dishes Harini..

  4. nice looking raita...with tomato, must be delicious...nice thali

  5. Suma Gandlur Says:
  6. I too make a similar version. I hate the one with raw onions. :)

  7. Usha Says:
  8. My recipe is pretty same as yours. Thali is colorful and inviting!

  9. divyagcp Says:
  10. Delicious spread of dishes.. Loved raitha with Tomato..
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  11. Delicious and lovely plate. Wonderful preparation.

  12. Priya Suresh Says:
  13. Yummy platter, raita looks fabulous and just love it..

  14. Padmajha Says:
  15. Again a wonderful play of colors on the platters.What a pretty and tasty thali...

  16. what a colorful thali, ur dishes alway give me the impression that you are in complete control of your recipe...with the platters, it kind of re-confirmed the belief...u seem to know what you do always--

  17. rajani Says:
  18. The platter looks lovely, but my eyes are on the potato fry. They look really yummy!

    Here, for weekends, we either visit my in laws(good food) or spent the entire two days in restaurants :))

  19. love the thaali..very colorful and attractive....n love the tomato raita....

  20. Superb looking thali!!
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  21. Love this raita for the color and taste and not to mention how quick it can be made!!! but i dont add chat and mustard powder, must give it a try next time.

  22. Jayanthi Says:
  23. Lovely looking platter. The potato roast is super crunchy and I love the balanced spread...super!!!

  24. Rasi Says:
  25. Another simple yet tasty thali.. loved the raitha.. we do it a similar way but i don't grind

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  26. very yummy platter..

  27. Suparna Says:
  28. lovely spread..hungry now!!

  29. Suparna Says:
  30. lovely spread..hungry now!!

  31. preeti garg Says:
  32. delicious ....feel tempting

  33. preeti garg Says:
  34. Look Awesome.....perfectly made....too yumm!!!!

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