Mini Manipuri Thali

This is the fourth day of showcasing Indian States Cuisine .As I wanted to make simple thalis for the states so while searching for some thalis, I was sure to knew where to look up first.

Manjula posted various Thalis from all states in the last year mega marathon .So while going through her recipes again ,I ended up on this simple Manipuri Thali.I didn’t do any research or looked up on the internet .I completely followed her recipes and all the credit for my mini version goes to her.
I know I didn’t present the way she presented it.But still, here I am with this simple Manipuri meal.

Manipuri cuisine is the simple ,healthy and tasty .Most of the recipes use red chilli pepper instead of Garam masala and therefore the food is supposed to be healthy ,tasty and organic.The staple food of Manipur consists of rice ,fish and leafy vegetables.They like to grow fresh vegetables in their garden and prepare their own seasonal recipes.

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

Sana Thongba
Alu Kangmet
Chak Angouba
Khamen Ashinba Athoomba

Sana Thongba

1 cup paneer,cut in cubes1 potato,chopped
1/4 cup green peas
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 green chilli,chopped
1 tomato,chopped
1 onion ,chopped
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
salt to taste
1 tablespoon mustard oil
few coriander leaves,chopped

Heat oil in a pan ,add cumin seeds.As the cumin seeds starts spluttering ,add chopped onion.
Saute for 1-2 minute till onions are golden.
Now add chopped potatoes and tomatoes.
Add turmeric powder,red chilli powder,coriander powder and salt.Let the potatoes cook for 5-7 minutes.
Now add paneer cubes and milk.Cook covered until milk is absorbed.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.

Alu Kangmet

2 potatoes,mashed
1/2 teaspoon red chilly flakes
salt to tatse
2 teaspoon mustard oil

Heat oil in a pan ,add chilly flakes ,mashed potatoes and salt.
Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve hot with tan.


1 cup plain flour/maida
salt to taste
water as required
oil for deep frying


In a mixing bowl,add flour ,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 awok and deep fry the discs until light golden and puffy.
Remove from oil,drain on paper towel and serve hot with any side dish.

Chak Angouba

2 cup rice,cooked
1 cup mixed vegetables,chopped(cauliflower,potato,peas)
1 onion,chopped
1 green chilly,chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder
salt to taste
2 tablespoon mustard oil
few coriander leaves,chopped

Heat oil in a pan,add cumin seeds.
Add onion ,green chilies and saute for 2 minutes.
Now add salt,turmeric,red chili and coriander powder.Mix well and add the chopped vegetables.
Cook ,covered until veggies are done.
Add cooked rice,mix well and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot.

Khamen Ashinba Athoomba

2 plum tomatoes
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 bay leaf
a pinch cumin seeds
oil for frying

In a saucepan ,add water ,sugar ,bay leaf and cumin seeds.Bring to boil and set aside.
Heat oil in a apan and fry the tomatoes till the skin starts shrinking.
Remove from oil and prik with fork.
Add the tomatoes in sugar syrup and let them soak the syrup.
Serve and Enjoy !!


Serve-2  Cooking time-1 hour

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

Sana Thongba
Alu Kangmet
Chak Angouba
Khamen Ashinba Athoomba

Check out the Blogging
Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 56

Best regards,

Sapana Behl

16 comments on “Mini Manipuri Thali”

  1. wow the recipes are so comforting and simple.. they are so beautiful…

  2. Wow the Manipuri thali is. Treat ! Looks beautiful and all dishes look comforting . Yes we got to thank Manjula for those amazing thalis . Nicely presented , the meal looks delicious ,

  3. Usha says:

    Manjula is queen of thalis! Though your presentation is different from hers, yours is equally beautiful. You have presented the food beautifully. Everything on the menu looks delicious. Good job

  4. visual treat here Sapana…each and every dish is carefully crafted and done…it is also a simple cuisine, but looks delightfully light and healthy

  5. Such a fabulous treat, personally its not a mini thali, again an irresistible spread.

  6. What a delicious spread and well presented.

  7. A very tongue twisting thali there. Very appealing and bright setup.

  8. Srivalli says:

    so nicely presented Sapana, though I couldn't get the names properly!..:)

  9. Srividhya says:

    Amazing Sapana. Bookmarking all these. Kudos man.. never researched this much.

  10. Srividhya says:

    Great Sapana.. Bookmarking this.

  11. Sandhiya says:

    Wow.. Wonderful clicks..Love to try each dish in this spread Sapana.

  12. Pavani N says:

    Lovely Manipuri meal Sapana. The names of the dishes are quite difficult to pronounce 🙂 But they are look simple and delicious.

  13. Wow these look yum Sapana. I am finding it difficult to pronounce them but sound very flavorful.

  14. Beautifully presented dishes Sapana. They look so inviting..

  15. North Indian states gave everyone doing the BM a scare. I am surprised that Manjula came up with paneer and aloo recipes from there. The meal looks doable and yummy.

  16. I had made the sana last year also but that sweet tomato dish looks so unique and interesting

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