How much do you like South Indian thali for dinner? Will you enjoy such food menu during next weekend? There are so many excellent food options in South Indian cuisine for an awesome dinner. You may have also tried South Indian thali at a restaurant in your city. But did you ever try homemade South Indian thali menu for dinner?
Certainly not! Haha!
Preparing a South Indian thali is too much challenging job – I mean you are possibly thinking that right now. In such case, I would say that it is possible to arrange a perfect South Indian thali menu for dinner for family & friends.
I tried some South Indian thalis at various restaurants in Mumbai. If I am not wrong, Thambi, Andheri was one of those restaurants. Probably I tried south Indian thali menu first time in my life there. Various chatnis were served and some of those were new to me. I tried South Indian breakfast buffet at the Westin Hotel in Mumbai too. There I tasted the most delicious idlis in my life. Idlis were very soft & super delicious. There were so many other places where I tried the South Indian thali menu in various cities.
Why should you have a Friday special vegetarian dinner?
If you are busy throughout the week due to your job then probably weekend is the best time for making something special. Funloving people are always in weekend mood from Friday evening straightaway, haha. So there should be something special in Friday dinner.
But in case, you are going to party hard next Saturday or Sunday then you may plan to have a light vegetarian meal for dinner for Friday dinner. South Indian thali menu is full of delicious, healthy & easy dishes. So it helps me to have a special dinner on Friday but still, I would not need to cut my plan for Saturday & Sunday special meal plan.
South Indian thali mostly served on banana leaves. In case, you are having such thali on a reputed restaurant then they will definitely place a green banana leaf on the plate before serving all dishes.
Homemade South Indian thali menu for dinner
I prepared masala dosa, mini idli, uttapam, sambar, additional aloo masala for masala dosa, tomato & garlic chutney. I prepared a large size uttapam what I cut into pieces.
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There can be so many other dishes in the South Indian thali menu. Instant Rava uttapam is my favorite that I love to include in that South Indian thali menu.
I already prepared some awesome uttapam at home a few weeks ago for breakfast. It is not just a great breakfast food. I would love to have those in dinner menu too.
There very few non-vegetarian South Indian food options what I can make to include in that menu. Egg dosa is one of those. It is very delicious & very easy to make non-veg South Indian food.
Apart from that, there are tons of chutney those can be added in that thali. I have already tried at least 8-10 South Indian chutneys at various restaurants. Till now, I prepared some of those at home too.
Is it actually possible to make South Indian thali dishes for dinner at home?
Preparing a South Indian thali is very easy because can prepare different such chutneys a few days earlier and store those in a refrigerator. You can even buy or make sambar masala for future usage what will always help you to reduce the time for preparing a south Indian thali. Same rice & lentils made batter can be used to make mini idlis, dosa & uttapam. So you may take longer duration for preparing a thali but if you are prepared then it would not take much time when you will plan for a South Indian thali.