My son has become so obsessed with vegetarian thali nowadays. When he was in India for summer vacation, he would go to restaurants several times a week just to have veg.thali. He told me over the phone very often that he had a big lunch for just a dollar(rs->$). Here is my version of the same .
Ulunthamparuppu Saadham (Black gram Dhal & Rice),
Collard Greens Kootu
Aviyal(Mixed Vegetables in Coconut gravy)
Vadagam(sun dried onion&urad balls)