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Mini Thali Series 2 – Lauki Dal & 2 more in a Diabetic-friendly Mini Thali | Easy Mini Meals | Diabetic Eating

As mentioned in my Diabetic Mini Thali (1), we prefer non-rice or non-carb dishes during the week. Although around Dusherra / Diwali, the plan goes out of the window (sadly when portion control is  required most), yet we come back to simple mini meals like today’s and make up for extra calories consumed (gulped) during the festivities.

One doesn’t need to be a diabetic to eat this thali, but considering that the entire meal for 2 was made in 3 tsp of oil, its always good to indulge in healthy food, isn’t it ?

So, here I am presenting 3 simple Mini Thalis this week as part of the same theme at Blogging Marathon # 70. They are simple to make, and easier on the wallet & tummy ! Do check them out and let me know how you liked them.

The recipes for the dishes are embedded at the end of this post.

So, we begin this week with a filling Diabetic Mini Thali

Prep time : 20 mins, Cook time : 20 mins ; serves : 2 adults

Spread consisted of :

  • Phulkas (puffed wholewheat flatbread / chapatis) – Vegan
  • Lauki Dal (bottle gourd cooked with split green lentils) – Vegan & GF
  • Karela Bhaaji (bitter gourd cooked with Onion and Tomatoes in very little oil) – Vegan & GF
  • Sookhi Bhindi (dry marinated Okra Saute)
  • Salad





  1. Love this home style healthy thali.

  2. vaishali sabnani

    The theme of the thali is very interesting..I would have never thought on these lines. The thali looks wonderful.

  3. Simple and hearty, homey and comforting thali.. Love it

  4. Gayathri Kumar

    I just love this type of simple meals. That is a beautiful, delicious spread..

  5. What a healthy and comforting thali.


    Wonderful theme Kalyani!! Simple thali with comfort food 🙂

  7. Priya Suresh

    Wow, this thali looks very healthy and definitely my kind of foods, so tempting to the core.

  8. cookingwithsapana

    My kind of thali. Looks so comforting.

  9. Chef Mireille

    love the vibrant color and creamy texture of the dal

  10. Your choice for the thali is excellent!…very nicely selected dishes!

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