Thali: A Joyful Celebration of Indian Home Cooking by Maunika Gowardhan

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    • Ingredients: cassia bark; coriander seeds; green cardamom pods; whole cloves; black peppercorns; black cardamom pods
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    • Ingredients: aubergines; mustard oil; white onions; green bird's eye chillies; tomatoes; coriander leaves; limes
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    • Ingredients: floury potatoes; garlic; cumin seeds; curry leaves; green bird's eye chillies; asafoetida powder; turmeric; coriander leaves
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    • Ingredients: cashew nuts; red chillies; black mustard seeds; urad dal; curry leaves; white onions; Kashmiri chilli powder; spinach; coconut; coriander leaves
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    • Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken thighs; white onions; garam masala; green bird's eye chillies; coriander leaves; pomegranate powder; Kashmiri chilli powder; ground coriander; garlic; fresh ginger
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    • Ingredients: chicken legs; chicken thighs; turmeric; onions; Kashmiri chilli powder; nutmeg; tamarind paste; coriander leaves; coconut; Kashmiri chillies; coriander seeds; cinnamon sticks; black peppercorns; cumin seeds; fennel seeds; cloves; star anise; white poppy seeds; garlic
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  • Home-style chicken curry (Tariwalla murgh)

    • joneshayley on March 04, 2022

      Really homely and comforting curry. Very mild, but hearty and warming. I increased the potato and decreased the chicken, to no detriment. Very nice

    • Stephenn31 on November 14, 2022

      Very comforting and mild curry. I reversed the potato and chicken ratio and it was still very good

  • Slow-cooked lamb & chickpea curry (Bengali mangsho ghugni)

    • joneshayley on March 02, 2022

      I was quite dubious as it is quite a thin, even so far as very thin, curry, but the flavour is there. The recipe instructions include ground coriander that isn’t listed in the ingredients so I added an equal amount to the cumin. The lamb is tender and the chickpeas add substance. The onion/ lime/ coriander topping adds a fresh dimension. I really enjoyed this.

  • Layered flatbread with carom seeds (Ajwain paratha)

  • Spicy aubergine raita (Baingan raita)

    • Charlotte_vandenberg on August 12, 2022

      Delicious. Definitely making this again, the combination of spices, roast aubergine and Greek yoghurt is fantastic.

  • Spiced paneer with tomato & green peas (Punjabi matar paneer)

    • Lepa on May 25, 2022

      This was good. I didn't precook the paneer and instead cooked it in the gravy.

  • Stir-fried spinach with ginger & coconut (Tamil keerai poriyal)

    • mjes on March 23, 2022

      My son loves poriyals so I chose this as a quick recipe to try a new cookbook. I used frozen curry leaves - quite standard for me because its 40 miles to fresh leaves. I used all Kashmiri chilies. An excellent recipe that will be repeated many times.

  • Spicy cauliflower with chilli & tomato (Rajasthani gobi rajwadi)

    • etcjm on March 15, 2022

      Excellent. Great depth of heat and flavour. Use a big pan or you make a mess when you coat the cauliflower. I really do recommend this dish and will definitely do again. I used half a tin of good chopped tomatoes as I didn't have fresh.

  • Parsi creamy chicken curry (Parsi kaju ma murgi)

    • etcjm on March 08, 2022

      Very good indeed. I used 10 chillies and it wasn't overly hot. (it also wasn't as dark red as the picture so maybe my chillies were small?). Was lovely and creamy and it will definitley be done again. Complex in flavour. I cheated and popped in the oven as had other things to cook on the hob - it didn't seem to make a difference.

  • Classic coconut fish curry (Kerala fish moilee)

    • etcjm on March 15, 2022

      Used frozen basa fillets as I wanted to use them up and they held up well surprisingly. It was good, but I don't think I have found a stand out fish curry yet. Did enjoy it - might try with different fish once more. Not bad at all - but not fab. Easy though - and leftovers were good!

  • Stir-fried ginger & green chilli prawns

    • etcjm on March 08, 2022

      Really good. Quite complex in flavour and crunchy with the number of whole seeds and the ginger matchsticks (not in a bad way). Will most certainly do again, and I think next time I'll get the bigger prawns as I think it would be even better.

  • Crispy fried lentil patties (Andhra masala vadai)

    • etcjm on March 08, 2022

      I didn't really know what these should have been like. Easy to do - but I think they were far too dry. I did cook and then pop in the oven for a short while - it might have been that. You need the chutney or a saucy curry. Leftovers weren't useable. I may or may not try again.

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  • Kavey Eats

    There’s a boatload of vegan and vegetarian inspiration in Thali, and most of the recipes are gluten free. Maunika also uses her recipes to give pointers on alternatives and accompaniments...

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  • ISBN 10 1784884588
  • ISBN 13 9781784884581
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  • Published Nov 11 2021
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 224
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Hardie Grant

Publishers Text

In Thali Indian cook and social media star Maunika Gowardhan serves up over 80 easy and accessible recipes that show you just how simple it is to create a Thali at home.

The word 'Thali' refers to the way meals are eaten in India; where a mixed selection of delicious dishes are served together on one platter. They offer a wonderful way to experiment with Indian flavors and dishes and to discover the rich and diverse range of this cuisine.

From familiar and classic Indian dishes like Tadka Dal and Matar Paneer alongside less familiar ones such as Pomegranate Spiced Chicken and Konkani Jackfruit Stir-Fry, these recipes will encourage you to explore the varied and vibrant range of food, flavors and textures across the Indian subcontinent, and give you the confidence and skill to create your own perfect thali.

Featuring a thali inspiration section at the end which showcases four stunning regional thalis to recreate at home, as well as menu ideas to help you mix and match recipes as you like, Thali is a joyful and creative approach to Indian home-cooking that will excite and inspire.

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