Foodie's Hut Lunch Thali

Lunch Thali # 1 – 01 Jan 2018

Happy 2018 my friends! 

We spent the last weekend of 2017 at Sovereign HillBallarat, a place full of history!  We did a Goldmine tour; the mine tram ride was an excellent experience! We experienced the Australian life in the 19th century! An excellent place for the kids and a family too!

The first day we went to Creeswick Woolen Mill, located near Ballarat. Here not only we enjoyed the Museum, but kids also enjoyed the feeding the animal there. 

In the evening, we visited Lake Wendouree, Ballarat. A beautiful lake and nearby play area, what else one would ask in a holiday. There we settled for some hours and enjoyed the waterside.

Next day, we visited Sovereign HillBallarat. For a moment we time travelled and go back to 18th Century.  They entirely maintain the atmosphere, buildings, roads, Post office, Bank, every other thing, one can easily start believing that he or she is in the gold mine era. 


We enjoyed a cup of tea while kids were busy with making Gingerbread.  Then we headed for Goldmine tour.

And we finished the journey with a fun gold panning activity where we were searching Gold flakes; though we didn't find anything 🙂 the time spent was worth to us.

Those who follow my Bengali vlogs they know we prefer to pack our kid's lunch for travel, my friend cooked Daal and Bhat for kids, and I prepared Pasta for lunch, lamb kofta curry for dinner! Because I am a big fan of the prep-ahead meal, so I cooked a little extra kofta curry and kept it in the fridge. I had some boiled Masoor Daal in the refrigerator as well! All I did today, just cook the rice and fry Okra!
The meal is ready within 20 minutes!

The first lunch thali of the year-

  • Bhaat (steamed rice)
  • Fried Bhindi (Okra)
  • Cumin Onion tempered Masoor Daal(Red lentils)
  • Lamb kofta curry
  • Aam Bhapa Doi (Bengali style Mango Baked Yogurt) ( If you want to try the regular Bhapa Doi here is the recipe).

Foodie's Hut Lunch Thali

Lunch Thali - 01 Jan 2018

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