Event Round-up ~ “My Legume Love Affair” (MLLA) #109

  As you may know, I had hosted the MLLA #109 last month. Thank you Lisa for the opportunity to host the event. Moving on to the delicious recipes I received as entries for this event:   First up was “Ulundu Saadam” by Mildly Indian – a delicious South Indian rice combined with black urad dal, definitely a forgotten, goodness loaded recipe… Thank you for sharing, Seema…     An attempt at making “Handvo” by The Humble Lentil was the next entry…     Who wouldn’t love this “Tomato and Basil Chickpea Burger” by Roast Chicken & A Country Walk… Definitely a meal I would consider digging my teeth into!     This “Zucchini Broad Beans Peas Mint Soup” bought over by Allotment to Kitchen is just perfect for a cold winter night…     And finally my entry into the event – my favorite Chickpea Pulao… 🙂    … 

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Ramadan Meal Planning – Iftar

Yesterday, I did the post for Suhoor ideas, Alhamdulillah, so today I am going to have a look at the Iftar and after-Iftar meals. Iftar happens at the sunset, Maghrib time and just like Suhoor, is another important meal of a fasting day. The Prophet (PBUH) is said to have hastened to open his fast as soon as the call for Maghrib prayer would ring.   Sahl ibn Sa`d (Allah be well-pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “People will continue to be in a good condition as long as they hasten to break the fast.” [Bukhari, Muslim]   The sunnah of breaking the fast is with an odd number of dates, usually one or three. If not available, then it is to be done with dry dates or water.   At home, we like to keep our meals simple during Iftar. The… 

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Ramadan Meal Planning ~ Suhoor

I have been wanting to do a round up post since long time, but somehow I get so carried away with the drafts that I have. So I keep going on posting whatever I have to, but now I thought, with the month of Ramadan coming, why not I collect a few of my recipes and pool it at one place so that it becomes easier for all of you to find out. 🙂   “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous. ” (Surah Al Baqarah: 183)   Ramadan, I stress is not about eating, rather controlling your food intake for maximum benefit. A heavy Suhoor will not allow you to have a good working day. A heavy Iftar likewise will not give you the energy to go ahead with the long night prayers…. 

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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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