30 Mins Easy Veg Thali

30 Mins Easy Veg Thali

30 Mins
4 Person
10 Mins



Let me share with you a delightful experience I had with creating the 30 Mins Easy Veg Thali. As someone who loves cooking but often finds themselves pressed for time, discovering this recipe was like finding a hidden gem. Picture this: a busy weekday evening, a growling stomach, and the desire for a comforting yet quick meal. That's when I stumbled upon this easy veg thali recipe. With just a few ingredients and minimal effort, I was able to whip up a wholesome and delicious meal in no time. Since then, it has become my go-to option whenever I need to satisfy hunger pangs without compromising on taste or nutrition.




Recipe of 30-Minute Easy Veg Thali


Plain Rice:



  • Rice, soaked: 2 cups
  • Water: 1 litre


  1. Heat water in a pot.
  2. Once boiling, add soaked rice.
  3. Cover and let it boil.
  4. After boiling, reduce heat and cook until done.
  5. Strain excess water, let it rest covered for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Serve.






  • Tur dal, soaked: 2 bowls
  • Water: 6 bowls
  • Salt: ½ tbsp
  • Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
  • Oil: 1 tsp
  • Green chilli: 1 pc
  • Garlic: 3 cloves

For Tadka:

  • Ghee: 1 ½ tbsp
  • Jeera: 1 tsp
  • Hing: ½ tsp
  • Garlic, chopped: 2 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tsp


  1. Pressure cook soaked dal, water, salt, turmeric powder, oil, green chilli, and garlic.
  2. In a pan, heat ghee, add jeera and hing.
  3. Add chopped garlic, sauté, then add red chilli powder.
  4. Pour over cooked dal, cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve.



Liquid Paratha:



  • Wheat flour: 2 bowls
  • Salt: ½ tsp
  • Water: 3 bowls
  • Oil: 1 tbsp


  1. Mix wheat flour, salt, and water to form batter.
  2. Pour batter onto hot pan, spread thin.
  3. Flip when dry, cook both sides.
  4. Apply oil, serve.



Aloo Jeera:



  • Potato, boiled & diced: 4 pcs
  • Onion: 1 pc
  • Ghee: 1 tbsp
  • Jeera: 1 tsp
  • Green chilli: 2 pcs
  • Hing: ½ tsp
  • Salt: ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
  • Kitchen king masala: ½ tbsp


  1. Heat ghee, add jeera, green chilli, hing.
  2. Add onion, salt, turmeric, sauté.
  3. Add boiled potatoes, kitchen king masala, water.
  4. Mix, cook till done.
  5. Serve.



Rice Kheer:



  • Milk: 2 glasses
  • Rice, partially cooked: 1 bowl
  • Sugar: 2 ½ tbsp
  • Green cardamom powder: a pinch
  • Ghee: 1 tbsp
  • Almonds: 8-10 pcs
  • Cashew nuts: 8-10 pcs


  1. Cook milk and rice.
  2. Add sugar, cardamom powder, mix.
  3. In another pan, heat ghee, toast nuts.
  4. Add nuts to kheer, cook.
  5. Serve.

Enjoy your 30-minute easy veg thali!




About the Recipe:


The 30 Mins Easy Veg Thali is a balanced and flavorful meal that can be prepared in just half an hour. It consists of a variety of vegetarian dishes, including dal, sabzi, rice, roti, and salad, served together on a platter. This recipe is perfect for busy individuals or families looking for a quick and convenient yet nutritious meal option. With its simplicity and versatility, the 30 Mins Easy Veg Thali is sure to become a favorite among those who appreciate good food but have limited time to spare.



Cooking Tips:


  1. Plan ahead by prepping the ingredients and cooking utensils before starting to cook to save time.
  2. Use a pressure cooker to cook the dal and rice simultaneously, reducing the cooking time significantly.
  3. Opt for quick-cooking vegetables like spinach, bell peppers, or mushrooms for the sabzi to cut down on cooking time.
  4. Make extra servings of the thali components and store them in the refrigerator for quick and easy meals throughout the week.
  5. Experiment with different spices and flavor combinations to add variety to your thali while keeping it simple and quick to prepare.



Pairing Guide:


The 30 Mins Easy Veg Thali pairs well with a variety of accompaniments such as yogurt, pickle, papad, or raita. You can also serve it with a refreshing beverage like buttermilk or lemonade to complement the flavors of the meal.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 30 Mins Easy Veg Thali:


  1. What is a thali meal? A thali meal is a traditional Indian meal consisting of a variety of dishes served together on a single platter. It typically includes staples like rice, roti, dal, sabzi, yogurt, pickle, and dessert.

  2. How is the 30 Mins Easy Veg Thali different from a regular thali? The 30 Mins Easy Veg Thali is specifically designed to be quick and easy to prepare, making it suitable for busy individuals or families. It focuses on simple and minimalistic recipes that can be cooked in under 30 minutes without compromising on taste or nutrition.

  3. Can I customize the dishes in the 30 Mins Easy Veg Thali? Yes, feel free to customize the thali according to your preferences and dietary restrictions. You can substitute ingredients, adjust the spice levels, or add additional dishes to suit your taste.

  4. Is the 30 Mins Easy Veg Thali suitable for vegetarians? Yes, the thali is entirely vegetarian, making it suitable for vegetarians and vegans alike. It contains a variety of plant-based ingredients, including dal, vegetables, rice, and roti.

  5. Can I make the 30 Mins Easy Veg Thali in advance? While some components of the thali can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator, it is best to assemble the thali just before serving to ensure maximum freshness and flavor.

  6. How can I make the thali more nutritious? You can increase the nutritional content of the thali by incorporating a variety of vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Additionally, consider adding protein-rich ingredients like tofu, paneer, or lentils to enhance its nutritional value.

  7. Can I make the thali gluten-free? Yes, you can make the thali gluten-free by using gluten-free grains like quinoa or millet for the roti and opting for gluten-free alternatives for other components like the dal and sabzi.

  8. What beverages pair well with the 30 Mins Easy Veg Thali? Refreshing beverages like buttermilk, lassi, or nimbu pani (lemonade) complement the flavors of the thali and help balance the palate.

  9. Are there any dessert options for the 30 Mins Easy Veg Thali? You can include simple desserts like fruit salad, kheer (rice pudding), or yogurt with honey and nuts as a sweet ending to the meal.

  10. Can I make the thali spicy? Yes, you can adjust the spice levels according to your preference by adding more or less chili powder, green chilies, or other spices to the dishes. Adjust the heat to suit your taste buds.