Mini Karnataka Thali

After tasting Mini Manipuri meal now we have come to Karnataka Last year when we were in Ireland we went to one friend’s home for dinner.They are from Karnataka and served us with their family favorite meal like tamarind rice ,lemon rice ,sambhar-rice,cucumber kosambri onion pakodi,papadam ,gulab jamun and ice cream for the dinner.My family loved each dish that we ate there to the core.So when I told hubby that I will make some dishes from Karnataka ,he immediately asked me to repeat the same dishes.
I tried to make everything but still forgot to make the pakodis and papad.

For sweet dish ,I was a little lost .After a lot of research, I made Chirotis and I am glad that we got a chance to taste such delicious and mouth melting sweet from the state.

Blogging Marathon#56
Theme-Indian States
Dish-Mini Karnataka Thali

Udipi Sambhar
Lemon Rice/Chitranna
Tamarind Rice/Puliyogare
Steamed Rice
Alugadde Palya
Cucumber Moong Kosambari

Alugadde Palya

2 Medium potatoes,boiled and cubed
i onion,chopped
1 teaspoon ginger,grated
1 teaspoon garlic ,grated
1 green chilly,chopped
few curry leaves
2-3 dry red chilli
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
a pinch aseftida
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt to taste
1 tablespoon oil

Heat oil in a pan ,add asftida,cumin and mustard seeds.
Let the seeds crackle.
Now add curry leaves,dry red chilli ,ginger ,garlic and green chillies.Saute for a minute.
Add chopped onion and saute for 2-3 minutes till onions are light brown.
Now add salt and turmeric powder.Stir and add potatoes.Mix well and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve hot.

Cucumber Moong Dal Kosambari


1 cucumber,peeled and cut in small cubes
2 tablespoon split moong dal
1 green chilli,chopped
2 tablespoon coconut,dessicated
salt to taste
1 tablespoon lemon juice

To temper
1 teaspoon oil
a pinch aseftida
1/2 teaspoon mustard leaves
4-5 curry leaves
2 dry red chillies

Wash and soak moong dal in 1 cup water for 2 hours.Drain and set in a bowl.
Add chopped cucumber over the dal. Add coconut,green chilli and lemon juice .
Heat oil in a pan and add all the ingredients for tempering.
Pour the tempering over the kosambari.
Just before serving add salt and mix well.Serve immedieately.

Lemon Rice/Chitranna

2 cup sona masori rice,cooked
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt to taste
2 green chilli,chopped
1 onion,chopped
1 teaspoon garlic,grated
juice from one lemon
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
a pinch aseftida
few curry leaves
2 tablespoon peanuts
1 teaspoon urad dal
1 teaspoon chana dal
few coriander leaves,chopped

Heat oil in a pan , add aseftida,mustard seeds and curry leaves.Let the seeds splutter.
Now add urad dal ,chana dal ,peanuts, garlic and onion.Saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add green chilli ,turmeric powder and salt ,mix well.
Finally add cooked sona masori rice and stir well until combined.
Add lemon juice and coriander leaves .Serve warm

Serve-2 Cooking time-15 minutes


Serve-4  Cooking time-1 1/2 hour

Udipi Sambhar
Lemon Rice/Chitranna
Tamarind Rice/Puliyogare
Steamed Rice
Alugadde Palya
Cucumber Moong Kosambari

Hope you will try the recipe at home and stay tuned for lots more.See ya

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

14 comments on “Mini Karnataka Thali”

  1. Usha says:

    Sapana, your thalis are not mini thalis. These are normal thalis. Again, everything on the platter is amazing.

  2. Kalyani says:

    very nice spread Sapana !! I like the new layout of your blog too 🙂 Will take ur help offline on how you designed it so well !!

  3. you call this mini thali? this is a beautifully done elaborate meal..i loved the colors and the combinations

  4. Gal dont say this thali as mini thali.. Wat an elaborate thali with beautiful dishes there, cant stop myself drooling here..

  5. That is a stunning array of dishes. The pictures are very bright and inviting.

  6. What a tempting and inviting spread.

  7. Srivalli says:

    Sapana, enjoying all your thalis and wonder why you keep saying mini, there are there so many! great efforts..

  8. Sandhiya says:

    Such a nice spread of dishes and i love your serveware..

  9. Srividhya says:

    I second Sandhiya.. amazing serveware

  10. Pavani N says:

    Wow, what a delicious Karnataka spread you got there Sapana. Looks amazing.

  11. Wow Sapana if this mini what pray is elaborate? Looks yum. Best Ade.

  12. I too am wondering when you are coming up with so many dishes, how come they are mini? I guess you are comparing these with Vaishali's thalis. :))
    Your Karnataka spread sounds delicious.

  13. Looks absolutely delicious. As every one has said, please don't call these mini. You need to see my thali to know what mini is. Loving all your elaborate spreads…

  14. what a flavorful spread – and lots of different rice dishes to try out

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