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Bhojanam / Thali / Platter # 18

South Indian style, Satvik meal platter, made on stove top / in an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker using Pot In Pot method.
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Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:40 mins   CookTime:40 mins   Cuisine: Indian

Hello Friends, this is the platter which I cooked over the weekend. And of course, its South Indian. Rather than during weekdays, I love to cook & serve my family during weekends. Which I truly enjoy, for the reason, during those 2 days we all sit peacefully & eat together without any hurry burry.  And now, this thali has:

Salad:  1)Steamed Fresh Broccoli  Sides: 1) Stuffed Eggplant / Gutti Vankaya / Bharwa Baingan 2) Okra / Bhindi / Bendakaya Stir Fry 3) Broccoli Dal / Pappu  Main: 1) Steamed White Rice  2) Plain Roti / Whole Wheat Tortilla Condiment: 1) Mamidikaya Perugu Pachadi / Raw Mango – Yogurt Chutney  Fruit: Fresh Cherry Tomatoes & Baby Plums

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My Daily thali / platters collection⇒   Bhojanam / Thali / Meal Platter

Festive Thali(s) / Platter(s) collection⇒  Vindhu Bhojanam / Festive Lunch 

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Tips & Plan to follow:

The main prep work for this thali, is to clean & chop the okra / bhindi. That itself takes 15 mins. Then to grind the required masala for the stuffing of baby eggplants. And even the ground paste for the dal and for the mango yogurt chutney / perugu pachadi. All this grinding takes 10 mins in my spice blender / mixie. Next, I did the chopping of veggies for dal, chutney, which took 5 more mins.

At first I started with the dal and rice. And the Instant Pot for making the dal.., so I made both Dal and plain white rice using PIP (pot in pot method) in an Instant Pot. Which means, added all the ingredients of the dal in the inner pot. Above it put an insert, and placed the rice bowl on the insert. Closed the rice bowl with lid.

Set the mode to PRESSURE COOK, under HIGH PRESSURE for 5 mins. (for both dal and white rice). For 2 cups of white rice, I did not soak but just washed and used 1:2 ratio of rice : water.

At the end of this post, you can find the accessories which I used. [Previously, I used to do the same way in a stove top pressure cooker]

While its cooking,  got on with the okra stir fry. Simultaneously stuffed the baby eggplants / vankaya, with the ground masala paste.

Kept an eye on both curries, by stirring in between, and on the other stove finished off the mango yogurt chutney / perugu pachadi.

After the natural pressure release (NPR) of the Instant Pot pressure cooker, finished off the tadka / tempering of the dal. 

Steamed a cup of broccoli florets in the Microwave, but took 10 mins though.

At last, I made the dough for chapathi / tortilla using my food processor within 3 mins.  Rolling & Making 5 chapathi / tortilla(s) takes just 5 mins. 

All items made simultaneously but attentively.🙂 Multi-tasking and using all gadgets available is the key.

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