7 Easy Recipes to Make Healthy North Indian Thali


It won’t be an overstatement to say that dal and chawal are one of North India’s lightest and tastiest daily meals and for all the right reasons. Our weekday meal is simply incomplete without a humble bowl of dal with steamed rice and papad. This healthy combination truly satisfies the body and the heart. Whether for dinner or lunch, it can be enjoyed at any time without any complaints. If you are also a fan of this comfort food, here we bring you a North Indian thali which is the dal with chawal, papad, achaar, raita and a sookhi sabzi. So, without much ado, let’s learn how to make these easy recipes and also how to put them together.

Here is a list of 5 recipes to assemble a North Indian thali:

Arhar Ki Dal

Nothing is more comforting than a steaming arhar dal washed down with a plate of rice – a simple everyday classic recipe. Even an amateur cook can master the art of making this recipe. Find the recipe here.

Aloo Bhindi

Next, we found a super quick and easy recipe that will become your go-to weekday meal called aloo bhindi! Succulent aloo meets fibrous bhindi to result in a masaledaar and crispy sabzi. Click here for the recipe.

Boondi Raita Tadka

A classic bowl of boondi raita defines indulgence. Based on yogurt, crunchy boondi and a few spices, it offers a multitude of flavors to the taste buds. Getting a head start on taste, here we tried a unique boondi raita recipe that adds a spicy and aromatic tadka to the dish. Click here.

Hare Dhaniye ki Chutney

Coriander chutney is common to most Indian households, but this recipe will blow your mind! The irresistible taste of cilantro is beautifully balanced with mint leaves and a few drops of lemon juice. Find the recipe here.


jeera rice

Here we bring you another comforting recipe in which jeera is added to steamed rice which gives a refreshing flavor to the main course. Pair it with your choice of curry or dal for a hearty meal. Find the recipe here.


Add papad and achaar to the meal and you are good to go! Try this and let us know your experience in the comment section below.


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