Menu for the day
Puri – Deep fried small flat bread
Soli Batata Bhaji – Stir fried par boiled potatoes with light tempering
Plain steamed rice –Steamed rice with a dollop of ghee
Ambat God Amti- Sweet and sour dal
Shrikhand – Sweetened curd cheese
I got a big whack for the way the thali is arranged from my mum..but I think she should be happy that I am attempting to make the dishes at home.
I realized that puris are not simply deep fried rolled out chapatis a little late in life. I rarely made these as the situation never required me to do puris. I will post my recipe for Puri at leisure as there are variants I make as per taste and need.
Soli batata bhaji
This is a simple stir fried parboiled potato vegetable. Like the pooja prasad, this always tastes great when it is served as naivedya. I am yet to understand how and why?
Shrikhand does not get much importance in my house as it is common as roti or dal. However, I avoid giving the store bought readymade stuff to son just because I think he has some allergy. I cannot deprive him of this so I sometimes make it at home. It also gets made when we have lot of cream or curd accumulated at home. Most of it gets made into ghee but some part is reserved for shrikhand.
Check the simplest recipe ever for Shrikhand here.