Special Thali

BM #71 Week 3 Day 1 -

For this week I have chosen to highlight an entire meal as in a thali. Today's meal shows a special platter which is typically prepared when we have close friends over. In this thali I made.. 

Rice, Roti, Salad, Dondakaya Fry, Capsicum Masala, Mango Dal, Drumstick Rasam, Lemon Pickle, Beerakaya Pachadi, Papad, Yogurt and Instant Dates Kheer.

Capsicum Masala

Ingredients - 

Capsicum /Green Bell Pepper , seeded and chopped 1 cup
Onion, chopped 1/2 cup
Tomato, chopped 1 cup
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad dal 1 tsp, cumin seeds 1/4 tsp, curry leaves few)
To Grind - 
Roasted Peanuts a handful
Walnuts 4-5
Dalia/Puthana/Putnala pappu/ Roasted Gram 2 Tbsp
Sesame Seeds 2 tsp
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Green Chilies 3-4
Coriander leaves few

Capsicum Masala

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the mustard seeds pop and the dals are brown, add onion.

Saute onion and after it is golden brown, add the tomatoes and chopped capsicum and cook until almost mushy.

Grind the ingredients into a fine paste and add it to the simmering vegetable mixture adding a little water as needed.

Cook for a few minutes so the flavors blend in.

Remove from heat and serve it warm with rice or roti.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#71.

Preparation Time 25 minutes
Serves 4-5


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Omg, thali looks absolutely incredible. Capsicum masala makes me hungry Harini, its looks very rich.

  3. Pavani Says:
  4. Very interesting gravy with peanuts and walnuts. Will have to try this capsicum curry soon. It looks delicious.

  5. Srivalli Says:
  6. That's an awesome thali Harini..very nice..and I love this capsicum masala...will have to make it sometime!

  7. Srividhya Says:
  8. adding ground walnuts is interesting. I should give it a try. very yum

  9. Delicious masala and walnuts is an interesting and healthy addition to the masala. That is a yummilicious meal.

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