This post is for Blogging Marathon 42 under the theme "South Indian Dishes". Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 42 here.
Thali, (meaning "Plate" in Hindi) according to wiki, is a selection of various dishes on a plate. It is a characteristic representation of regional dishes. Every region has its own unique menu to showcase and the best way to portray this is in a wedding. A South Indian thali consists of rice, dahl, sambhar, rasam, ghee, payasam, pickle, pachidi, kari (veggie side), koootu, vadam and chips and some sweet and it is served on a lengthy banana leaf. Among this, Kootu constitutes an important side in a Thali. It is a mixture of veggies in a dahl - coconut paste. Today's recipe is the most popular version.