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Summer special Vegetarian Thali

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Summer special Vegetarian Thali is a light and refreshing meal that has the summer special veggies served along with gluten-free and refreshing Takachi kadhi.

Summer special Vegetarian Thali. Clockwise from 6'o clock served is roti, Kadhi, Bhindi, Watermelon Rind Sabji, Aloo Baingan Sabji. Tomato in centre and a glass filled with water alongside

Today’s Thali

My today’s thali consists of simple no onion no garlic bhindi(okra), aloo baingan, watermelon rind sabji (using the white flesh), Takachi kadhi, tomato and roti/paratha.

Takachi Kadhi (Yogurt/curd & Gram flour Soup)

My family loves kadhi and especially the plain one without anything in it. The daughter calls it soup and she enjoys it with roti. I love kadhi in all forms. This Pakodi wali kadhi is my favourite and pairing it with steamed rice is my comfort food.

Sabji/Dry Vegetable

For me kadhi is incomplete without bhindi or baingan. Whenever I make kadhi or either of the veg I pair them along. This time I had both the veggies and decided to combine this into my summer thali. 

Watermelon Rind Sabji

I made this thali during summers here. As the Summer season was in full swing, we had loads of watermelon. I try to use the whole watermelon whenever possible. Hence made this watermelon sabji using white rind. And if you are thinking about how can I use the green hard rind of watermelon, check out this Watermelon Rind Sabji using the green part.

This is my second entry for the thali marathon, which is a month-long marathon where we would be sharing different thalis and platters for the whole month except Saturday. 

My first thali towards this theme was this North Indian Vegetarian Lunch Thali.

So in Today’s Summer Special Vegetarian Thali I have

  • Bhindi /Okra Sabji (No Onion No Garlic)
Close up look of No Onion No Garlic Bhindi or Okra

Close up look of No Onion No Garlic Watermelon Rind Sabji using the white flesh

Close up look of No Onion No Garlic Aloo Baingan sabji , that is Potato and Brinjal Vegetable

Plain Kadhi, yogurt and gram flour based soup

  • Tomato & Paratha/Roti
Close up look of Roti/Paratha

PS – As said in my earlier post on North Indian Vegetarian Lunch Thali, I am sharing the recipes individually for each of the above in Separate posts. For some the recipes would be there on my blog, for some I would be adding on so please bear with me.

Summer special Vegetarian Thali is a light and refreshing meal that has the summer veggies served along with gluten free and vegan kadhi.

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Srividhya Gopalakrishnan

Monday 7th of September 2020

Love these amazing combination and each and every dishes. I love watermelon rind and I have been using them in all different ways this year. Delicious no onion no garlic thali.


Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Thali looks so inviting with lot of side dishes. I have bookmarked your watermelon rind subzi when you posted. should try during next summer.

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Sure do. Thanks Naramadha


Thursday 3rd of September 2020

good deal , thanks, it works well

Suma Gandlur

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

That is sure a comforting and everyday style meal. Did you prepare the watermelon rind curry the same way you did the green part? I just froze some white part of the watermelon skin a few days ago and would like to give it a try.


Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

I love pairing Mor kuzhambu (South Indian version of Kadhi) with bhindi stir fry. My Husband likes it with beans usili or green plantains though. Plain Kadhi and rice is a great combination too. I love the platter a lot, a treat for sure!