7 Easy Recipes to Make a Healthy North Indian Thali

7 Easy Recipes to Make a Healthy North Indian Thali

It would be no exaggeration to say that dal and chawal make for one of the lightest and tastiest daily North Indian meals and for all the right reasons. Our weeknight meal just isn’t complete without a humble bowl of dal along with steamed rice and some papad on the side. This healthy combination really satisfies the body and 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 that forms dal along with chawal, papad, achaar, raita and one 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 Dali

Nothing is more comfortable than some steaming arhar dal sprinkled on a plateful of rice – an easy, everyday classic recipe. Even an amateur chef can master the art of making this recipe. Find the recipe here.

Aloo Bhindic

Next, we found a super quick and easy recipe that will become your weeknight meal of choice and it’s called aloo bhindi! The delicious aloo meets the stringy bhindi to give a masaladaar and crispy sabzi. Click here for the recipe.

Boondi Raita Tadka

A classic bowl of boondi raita defines indulgence. Made with yogurt, crunchy boondi and some spices, it offers a range of flavors to the taste buds. Staying one step ahead of the taste game, 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 in most Indian households, but this recipe will blow your mind! The overwhelming taste of coriander is nicely 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 taste to the main dish. Combine this with your choice of curry or dal for a hearty meal. Find the recipe here.


Add papad and achar to the meal and you’re good to go! Try this out and let us know your experience in the comment section below.