Be it with her jaw-dropping fashion outings or fitness regime, Malaika Arora has been inspiring us for years. But what we love the most is her foodie side. We all know that Malaika takes her food very seriously. She shatters the myth that being fit requires eating only salads and soups. Her foodie shenanigans are well-documented on her Instagram. If you scroll through her feed, Malaika time and again offers glimpses of her delicious and sinful indulgences. Wondering what's in the store today? A delectable thali. She posted a snap of the meal on her Instagram Stories. To say the least, it is a wide assortment.
Malaika Arora's thali was all about comfort food. In total, it had nine bowls filled with different delicious curries and vegetables. We could spot a bowl of dal makhani, chole, a range of vegetables, some greens, raita, salad, roti, and a small mountain of rice in the center. Oh, and don't miss that piece of gulab jamun. “It's thali time,” she captioned the post.
Take a look:
We definitely share Malaika Arora's love for thali. After all, it makes for a complete and comforting indulgence. If you want to re-create Malaika's thali for your lunch, we are at your service. Let's get started.
1. Dal Makhni
Cook this punjabi staple dish with utmost perfection at home. A luscious, creamy dal Dal Makhni, loaded with butter is served with naan or parathas. Recipe here.
Chickpeas or chana are cooked with a host of spices such as bay leaf, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, among others. A spicy yet yummy bowl of chole can be relished with rice or piping hot bhature. Recipe Inside.
3. Aalo Ki Sabji
There are numerous potato curry preparations. But one recipe that instantly tug at heartstrings is hing and dhaniye ke chatpate aalo. Toss the potatoes in aromatic masalas, and lemon juice, and add a pinch of the pungent hing. Yum, isn't it? Click here for recipe.
4. Cucumber And Spinach Raita
While indulging in such robust flavours, you need a dish to cleanse your palette every now and then. Therefore, a bowl of raita is necessary. Cucumber and spinach raita adds freshness to your thali. Save the recipe.
5. Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamun is the perfect way to conclude the meal. Made with khoya and doused in sugar syrup (induced with cardamom), this gulab jamun recipe cannot get better than this.
Further, you can add some steamed rice, roti, and a side of salad to balance out your thali.