Mini Bengali Thali

This is the last day of posting cuisines from Indian States and as per decided before I wanted to make a simple thali.So for the end day I chose Bengali cuisine.The cuisine is best known for its delicate  flavors alongwith a wide variety of desserts.

Frankly speaking I was so happy with the results of Misthi Doi as I was skeptical to make it because of my previous failed attempts. But guess what, now I know how to make it.

The bhappa aloo were very simple yet delicious and tasted great with luchis.Cholar dal was a so different from my punjabi chana dal .The addition of coconut in the tempering gave it a nutty flavor.
Bengali khichuri is simple and filling one pot meal and can be eaten without any side or curd.The most appreciated dishes were misthi doi and soya chops.

The day I made this meal was sunny but by the time I finished cooking ,all of a sudden it was dark and rainy.The same darkness is displaying in my pics. šŸ™

Blogging Marathon#56
Theme-Indian States
State-West Bengal
Dish-Mini Bengali Thali

Cholar Dal
Plain Rice
Bhappa Aloo
Bengali Khichuri(Old Post)
Soya Keema Chops
Misthi Doi


1 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
water as required
oil for deep frying

In a mixing bowl,add flour ,oil ,salt and mix well.
Knead a firm dough using enough water.
Make small balls from the dough.Roll each ball into a round disc like puris.
Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the luchis until light golden and puffy.
Remove from oil,drain on paper towel and serve hot with any side dish.

Serve-2 Cooking time-15 minutes

Cholar Dal

1 cup chana dal/split bengal gram
2 green chilli,chopped
1 teaspon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
2 tablespoon ghee
1 tablespoon coconut,dessicated
1 teaspoon sugar
salt to taste

Wash the dal 2-3 times and cook in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles.
Now open the lid and add garam masala,salt ,turmeric powder and coriander powder in the dal.
Mash the dal a little.
Heta ghee in a pan and add shredded coconut,green chilli ,red chilli powder and garam masala.
Add the cooked dal in it ,mix well and cook for -3 minutes more.

Remove from heat and serve hot.

Serve-3 cooking time-30 minutes

The veg Bengali thali


Cholar Dal
Plain Rice
Bhappa Aloo
Bengali Khichuri(Old Post)
Soya Keema Chops
Misthi Doi

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

14 comments on “Mini Bengali Thali”

  1. This Bengali Thali rocks and u deserve Thali queen award.. Loads of efforts Sapana and truly you are inspring me, hats off.

  2. Usha says:

    I don't cook with chana dal that often. Cholar dal looks good and must try cooking with this dal more often. I know what you mean about the weather. It happened to me couple of days ago.

  3. Beautifully presented thali . After seeing this one even I feel like working on a Bangla one .. Have to wait for another marathon ?

  4. Beautifully presented platter, Sapana.

  5. Kalyani says:

    its just breakfast time here, but that dal is so inviting !! great platter.. well done on the Indian thali series, Sapana !

  6. Delicious and tempting thali.

  7. Sandhiya says:

    Such a nice spread of dishes..really it's a fest to our eyes..

  8. Sandhiya says:

    Such a nice spread of dishes..really it's a fest to our eyes..

  9. Srividhya says:

    OMG drooling here. Loved the clicks

  10. heavenly…looks very beautiful

  11. Srivalli says:

    Sapana, this is in no means confines to a mini thali and you have done such a wonderful job!..All your thalis this week have been such a feast..Kuods on the excellent job…with little kids, you still managed to make such elaborate meals..!

  12. Pavani N says:

    What a lovely Bengali thali Sapana. Everything looks so delicious and inviting.

  13. Wow with small kids you have managed making deliicous thalis. Loved all of them.

  14. Again this is one beautiful array of dishes. I love to try different dal variations and this one sounds yummy too.

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