Event Roundup – My Legume Love Affair #103

  The month of January has come to an end, so has the event of “My Legume Love Affair” #103. I would like to thank Lisa for the opportunity to host this month and to all who participated by linking into the event.   Below are some of the beautiful entries that I got linked up as a part of this event:   Chana Palak by Lisa’s Vegeterian Kitchen – nothing like this combination for a cozy winter night, right?     Including sprouts into our diet is becoming imperative due to its health benefits. Here is an interesting “Moong Sprout Dosa” shared by Padmajha.     Horsegram is an ingredient slowly coming back into Indian diets, after almost becoming extinct. Yeleena shares a delicious rasam off it.     In the south of India, there are wide varieities of desserts using lentils and Sandhya shares a drool-worthy Arisi Paruppu Payasam… 

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Event Round-up ~ My Legume Love Affair (MLLA) #92

  Finally the little event that was on my blog has come to an end. It has been an utmost pleasure hosting the Version 92 of “My Legume Love Affair”, conceptualized by Susan and hosted by Lisa. Even though the number of entries were limited, what was found was some wholesome use of the loved lentils. Off to each post one by one:     Rustic White Bean Cabbage Soup by “The Taste Space” With cabbage taking on the mantle of the best vegetable for weight loss, this is such a good way of clubbing up this boring vegetable with some white bean, making it filling and protein laden.     French Lentil soup with Mushrooms, Kale and Sundried Tomatoes by “Lisa’s Kitchen” – our host! Another soup overloaded with lots of flavors, especially that of coconut milk! I must admit that it is the coconut milk that had me… 

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WTML June – Event Roundup

It was a pleasure hosting the “Walk Through Memory Lane” event of Gayathri, over the month of June. I sincerely appreciate all the beautiful entries that have come across as a part of this event. This event has a giveaway, in the form of an e-cookbook called Essential Goa Cookbook by Maria Teresa. Do stay tuned to Gayathri’s post declaring the winner once this round up is done. I have received 60 entries as a part of this event. Off to the lovely entries received: 1. Elaneer Nungu Mocktail, Basundi and Orange Basundi, and Oriya Thali by Desi Fiesta 2. Maavilaku, and Onion Rava Roast by Gayathri’s Cookspot 3. Black Forest Cake, Black Forest Trifle, Fruit Custard, and Carrot Stir Fry by Fulls Scoops 5. Methi Soya Chunks Pulao by Sahasra’s Recipes 6. Cracked Wheat Pulao by Traditionally Modern Food 7. Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Cake, Quinoa Barley Lentils Haleem, Thai Jungle Curry , Marwadi Aloo Pyaj Ki Subzi, Soya Chana Palak Curry, Mango Cheesecake Parfait, Banana Split Milkshake, Badam Kesar Pista Kulfi,… 

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Bake Fest #31 ~Event Roundup

Time for another round-up! Thank you so much Vardhini for the chance to host the 31st edition of Bake Fest, that was a month long event up on the blog from May 2 to 31, 2014. Having to do the round-up is a challenging task for me, as I have to hold on to all my temptations and go ahead with putting up all the awesome entries that I have received as a part of this event. A hearty thank you to all my fellow bloggers and non-bloggers who have made this event a success!!! I received a total of 51 blogger entries and 2 non-blogger entries. Listing all of the lovely entries that came my way… 1. Chocolate Cake without Cocoa Powder, Eggless Mango Cake, and Eggless Mango Chocolate Marble Cake by Fulls Scoops 2. Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake by Prachi’s Veg Kitchen 3. Softest Wholewheat Bread, and Peanut Butter Cookies by… 

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South Indian Cooking ~ Event Roundup

I had hosted the South Indian Cooking event of Anuz Healthy Kitchen from March 15 to May 15. Thank you so much Anu for the opportunity to host this series!!! I am glad to have received some wonderful entries from various parts of South India… I will append them based on the area for easier understanding… Oh yes, thank you so much, all my blogger friends for extending your enthusiastic participation!!! Off to the entries, one by one… Kerala Recipes: 1. Meen Thengapal Curry/ Fish Coconut Milk curry by Shaain’s Cooknotes 2. Spicy Fish Curry and Spicy Prawns by Anju’s Recipe Book 3. Spinach Curry by The Kaleidoscopic Dreams 4. Beetroot Pachadi by Anu’s Kitchen Delights 5. Beetroot Pachadi and Chena Erissery by Poornima’s Cookbook 6. Kerala Fish Masala by me! 7. Appam and Vegetable Stew by My Culinary Journey 8. Naadan Ari Pidi by Remya’s Baking 9. Beef Fry by Blessings… 

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Healthy Diet: “Soups and Salads” – Event Roundup

A big thank you to Priyaakka for the opportunity to host the Healthy Diet event for the previous month, with the theme of “Soups and Salads“. Considering the move towards healthy eating, there is much emphasis on the importance of including a lot of soups and green healthy salads into our daily eating schedule. I appreciate every entry that came in as a part of this little event. I thought I would make two sections for salads and soups. Jetting off to see some of the wonderful entries that were linked in… First the salads…  1. My Style of Recipes linked in Cacik, 2. Dips Diner chipped in with Warm Lentil Salad 3. Chikku’s Kitchen plugged in Healthy Fruit Salad, Grated Vegetable Salad 4. Mayuri’s Jikoni chipped in with Red Cabbage Carrot Soup, Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad, Bean Sprout Salad, Beetroot Carrot Salad, Tofu Salad, Mango Paneer Salad 5. My Kichenette bought… 

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“Only Flatbreads and Parathas” January 2014 – Event Roundup

I would like to thank Pari for giving me the chance to host the “Only” event in January, which had the theme of Flatbreads and Parathas. It was declared in the announcement that there is a giveaway for this event, which is sponsored by Tarla Dalal’s office. Do keep your fingers crossed to see who turns out the winner for this event at Pari’s space! Meanwhile, I will go into the round-up of all the wonderful and drool-worthy entries that I have received. I will divide it into two sets: those eligible for the giveaway and those who aren’t. Looking into the entries that stand a chance to win the giveaway: 1. Nan’s yum-yums contributed with Beetroot Potato Paratha, Rajma Paratha, and Pumpkin Spring Onion Paratha 2. Cutchi Kitchen linked in Cabbage Paratha, Pudina Paratha, and Anda Paratha 3. Pari bought in Paneer and Spinach Paratha and Raw Banana Fenugreek Leaves Paratha 4…. 

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CWS Rice December 2013 – Event Round-up

Rice is great if you are really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something  – Mitch Hedberg First of all, let me thank Priyakka for allowing me to host the  CWS Rice Event  for the month of December! A hearty thank you to all of those who have whole-heartedly participated in this event!  Since rice is one grain that is so unavoidable as far as our Indian palates are concerned, I was overwhelmed by the responses I received. Next time, I go blank as to what to cook for lunch or if I crave for a rice dish for dinner, I am sure I would come back to this page of mine to refer to the lovely recipe ideas provided by all of you!!! I am just wondering how I am going to control my hunger pangs while I complete this round up – I know, it needs a lot… 

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Favorite Recipes – Payasams/Kheers: Event Round Up

It totally missed my head that I was supposed to do the round up for the Favorite Recipes Event that I had hosted for October, on the theme of Payasams/ Kheers! First of all, I thank Swathi for giving me the opportunity to host the event. Going on to the round-up, I received a total of 17 delicious lip-smacking payasams/ kheers, let us go through one by one – I am really wondering how I am going to control myself while I finish up this round up!!! Thank you so much ladies for sending me all these droolicious payasams! I wish I could taste them rather than just gaze at the pictures! 🙂 Lauki Ki Kheer and Makhana Ki Kheer by Simply Delicious Lychee Payasam by Elephants and the Coconut Trees Badam Kheer by Samayal 2 Impress Carrot Semiya Payasam by Cook-Ezee Aval Payasam and Semiya Payasam by Cooks and Facts Unnakkaya… 

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Foodabulous Fest September 2013 – Event Roundup

First of all, let me thank all of you who have come ahead and participated in making the Foodabulous Fest event for the month of September 2013 a success. Let’s quickly run through the round up for it! Though the theme I had fixed was for Onam specialties, I received quite a bit of mixed entries. I guess I will do the round up by splitting up the entries as “Onam Specialties” and “Other Vegetarian Specialties”. I received a total of 40 blogger entries + 2 non-blogger entries, which I have included in the round up below. Hope I have not missed out any entries! First, looking into the Onam special dishes: Vegetarian Sides: Avial/ Mixed Vegetables, Cucumber Pachadi, and Mambazha Pulissery by Cooks and Facts Koottu Curry by Kachus Delights Muringakka Thoran/ Drumstick Stirfry. Kumbalanga Pachadi and Avial by From My Own Kitchen Pickles: Kadumanga Achar by Shaain’s Cooknotes Inji Curry from The Humpty… 

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Mission Explore Food: Lentils from June 5 to July 5, 2013 – Roundup!

Time for the roundup to the “Mission Explore Food: Lentils” which was held from June 5 to July 5, as a part of the Mission Explore Food series cohosted by Sheelu and Pallavi! First of all, let me thank all of those who took the effort to participate in the above event and make it a success. I received a total of 45 entries, and I hope I will do justice to append  all of them below: 1. Aara from Sweets & Spices made for us the Tadka Daal, Daal Dhokli, Rava Idli, Chickpea Salad, and Protein Rich Indian Flavored Soup 2. Nayana from Nayana’s Kitchen Creations contributed with the Dahi Wada 3. Nilu of Kitchen Serenity provided us with the Moong Ki Chilkewali Daal, Panchmel Dal, Dahi Phulki, Vegetarian Dalcha, and Instant Sambar 4. Shey Divine of Just Not the Cakes brought for us Black Eyed Peas Raita 5. Linsy of Home… 

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“Tried and Tasted Event – Maayeka” from May 19 to June 15, 2013 – Round up

Below is the round up for the “Tried and Tasted Event – Maayeka”, the event by Kitchen Chronicles that was hosted by me between May 19 to June 15, 2013. I had received a total of 9 entries, which are appended below: 1. Kitchen Serenity – Nilu prepared the Rajasthani Gatta Curry 2. My Cooking Journey – Sandhya prepared Aloo Methi 3. Cuisine Delights – Chandrani had made Lauki Chana Dal Mix Curry 4. The Brave Cook had made Tomato Puri 5. Sanoli of Sanoli’s Kitchen had made Karela Subzi, Corn Capsicum Masala and Khatti Meeti Moong 6. Aara of Sweets & Spices had made Sweet and Sour Mango Pickle 7. Wok and Munch – Lakshmi Priya had made the Sabudana Thaleepeeth Thank you so much to all those who participated! 🙂



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Round up for “Story Telling with Food” event – my post #100

I am at crossroads today. Can you see that number over there? 🙂 When I started this blog, I really didn’t know whether I would continue with this, how much time I would dedicate for this, whether I would post on a regular basis – so many questions… Even when I have reached post #100, I still have questions in my head – will I continue with the same interest? Alhamdulillah… Till now, I have been very lucky, or should I say, blessed? There are so many people I would like to thank at this juncture – if I start, it would sound like an Oscar speech. 🙂 Without even typing anything, I know that some people will understand who I mean to be really thankful to. Their continued support and encouraging words have been the backbone of this blog and all I’ve done so far. Then all you people… 

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