Events Galore …

Events Galore …

I am the happy host of two wonderful events conceived of by my blogging buddies, Julie of Eruvum Puliyum and Vardhini or Cook’s Joy the two events are EP Series Cooking with Coriander or Sesame and Dish it Out with – Veggie recipes only for both events please TYVM EP SERIES – HERBS & SPICES – ROSEMARY and/or SESAME 1.The event runs for the period of 1st – 31st (specify month) 2012. 2.The theme for this month is “your herb n spice”.You can use one ingredient in a dish or use both but that ingredient should be one of the main ingredients.It can vary from starter,main dish ,dessert or any other recipes,sweet or savory anything.(No recipes which don’t follow this rule will not qualify for the event) 3.Bloggers and Non bloggers can participate.Bloggers can link their recipes using the linky tool below. 4.Recipe must be linked to this event announcement page and to Julie’s page. 5.Please Veg recipes only 6.Send in any number of entries.You can link in your old entries too but specific to the herb & spice,just add the link & logo,no reposting required. 7.Usage of logo is appreciated for all entries. 8.There are 5 awards for the BEST INNOVATIVE RECIPE AWARD, TOP CONTRIBUTOR AWARD,BEST HEALTHY DISH AWARD , PARTICIPATION AWARD & BEST PRESENTATION AWARD.So,Folks put on your innovative caps and think tight,do right and link in your recipes at the earliest before 31st (month specify),2012. Best Wishes to All. LINKY FOR EP EVENT HERE DISH IT OUT – With GREEN CHILIES 1. Make a dish using “Thyme & Green Chilies”. We should be able to taste the ingredients in...
Onion Flower Pakodas & Event Announcement

Onion Flower Pakodas & Event Announcement

Onion Flower Pakoras AKA Vengaya Poo Pakoda For those who saw these beautiful flowers as a garnish on my Paella Primavera post, this time I decided to use them in pakodas – just like I had used Zucchini flowers for bajjis last summer when we had Zucchinis coming out our ears :). This beautiful purple flower resembles a mum and is as potent as its stalk (green onions) and its bulb which is the onion itself – I guess it takes a while for these plants to mature enough to put out flowers, since these are  from the crop we planted last year. Hubby dear has been busy making me my veggie garden – my horrible allergies prevent me from being too active outdoors this time of year – and I am eternally grateful to have married this wonderful man who not only LOVES pottering around the garden, but has the greenest thumb Onion flower/Vengaya Poo Spring Onion stalk Method: For these pakoras, I used the simple, standard method of mixing equal proportions of besan (chickpea flour) and rice flour. Ass asafetida (just a pinch) some sambar powder/curry powder for spice and salt Wash these beauties well and dab dry with towel or wash before hand and allow to dry naturally Heat oil to fry Dip the flower into the batter and fry Drain excess oil from the pakoras with paper towels Serve hot by itself or with some ketchup Close up And now, I am happy to announce that my Blog is hosting the Bake Fest this month of May – This event is a brainchild of Vardhini...
Event Announcement

Event Announcement

My blog is guest-hosting hosting Mharo Rajasthan’s blog event – Veggie/Fruit a Month and the star veggie on my blog is the much touted (by me thanks to Dr Oz) and supposedly one of the healthiest vegetable – The Sweet Potato – or La Patate Douce or Chakravelli Kazhangu, Camote etc – If you have not cooked with this wonder veggie hitherto, please, this is your chance to give them a shot – here are some of my sweet potato recipes – Thank you Priya for giving me this wonderful opportunity to showcase my most favorite veggie   There are few rules of this event: ·              The chosen veggie or fruit has to be the STAR of the recipe. ·              It can be cooked in any way or can be in its raw form in the recipe. ·              It can be any course of the meal (appetizer/main course/side dish/dessert/beverage or breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack). ·              Recipe has to be strict vegetarian (eggs are allowed). This is simply to re-enforce the fact that we can eat veggies without any meat and also for all our vegetarian friends, who do not eat meat. ·              You HAVE to make new recipes and old archived posts are not allowed. This is just so that we try and make new fresh recipes ·              Please send in your entries before end of March 31, 2012. ·              Link your post to the original event post along with the event announcement for that month. ·              You can choose any kind of fruit/veggie that is featured. Feel free to mention the variety if you know. ·              Always try to buy and use locally grown veggie and fruits Please use linky below...
Sesame Cucumber Chutney & Event Announcement

Sesame Cucumber Chutney & Event Announcement

I am happy to announce a new event on my blog – The Big Chutney Chow Down – This was an idea that struck me as I have been making a bunch of different chutneys and said to myself – Superbowl weekend – and I’m pretty sure people will be dipping and spreading so — let’s make an event of it and see how imaginative my friends are – This will give us a good collection of all kinds of chutneys, Thogayals, spreads, pastes, marinades, dips, hummus and anything ground that is used as a side or mix – – I am including all the things that chutneys are called in different parts of the world – how’s that :)Rules are simple 1) Link your entry to my event using Linky tool below- and please run the logo on your blog along with the recipe  – Any number of entries are welcomed – 2) New and exceptional old recipes that you think must get more recognition are allowed – 3) Please provide an active link to this post on your blog post. 4)NO PRESERVES OR PICKLES please! 5) Please DON’T email your entries to me 6) If you have any questions about the event, feel free to email me at priyamahadevan@hotmail.com Aside – Please provide accurate measurements of ingredients with photos so that your photos will corroborate with the written recipe – this helps a lot of non-Indian followers who like the visual understanding of it – Go ahead and have a blast Look forward … I am kick starting this event with my promised Cucumber -Sesame Chutney –...

WINNERS of Blog Anniversary Giveaways

Lucky winners were picked by Random.org – The problem was I picked about 20 numbers before I could get 5 from the US & Canada and 2 from the rest of the world – Thank all my wonderful friends who participated and gave their whole hearted support to my event – left to me, I would happily dole out these gifts to all who commented – but restrictions being what they are I had to pick the first 5 US/ Canada Residents and first 2 out of US/ Canada residents Here are the winners from OUTSIDE of AmericaPremalatha Aravindan of Prema’s Thaligai -Singapore Swathi Sapna of The Weekend Epicurean MumbaiAs to which book will go to who will be a surprise – because it too will be very randomly picked The Winners in the US/ Canada arePrabha Mani of Prabha’s Samayal – 3 different kinds of PastasGopika Ram of the Kitchen Affaire – 3 different kinds of PastasMary of Inside a British Mom’s Kitchen – Pasta BowlPriya Yallapantula of Mharo Rajasthan – Pasta BowlMadhavi of Vegetarian Medley – Pasta Bowl For the US winners, please make sure you have fulfilled the event rules before sending me your addresses via email – Check event rules here please and make sure you’ve complied in all respects Prabha Mani and Gopika Ram will receive the Pastas from Pasta PrimaMary, Priya & Madhavi will receive the bowl courtesy again of Pasta Prima Here is another IMPORTANT CAVEAT – If I don’t here from you all within a week, I will be picking other winners ( I already have a bunch of numbers), so please...