Isn't it tough choosing food colors? I realized we use so few, so this time I am all set to challenge myself as much as you - the color for November is purple and black - if you have cooked anything that has any of these colors or both together send it in! I am sure you people are going to come up with some wonderful stuff this time, and it is going to be a whacky round up:)
1. Cook and post between 1st and 30th of November, 2008 - please do not relink earlier posts.
2. Send in any vegetarian dish (No eggs)
as long as the end product has hues of purple, black or both!
3. Raw vegetables are not allowed except if used as such in salads or juices etc.!
4. If your food is cooked from any other blog or site please link your post with the name of the blog/site rather than 'here'.
5. Please link your post to this post announcing the event.
6. Email me at
replacing the (at) with @ and (dot) with . alongwith these details
- subject line - FIC - November
- Your name,
- The name of your blog and its link,
- The name of the dish and the link, and 'No picture' (I shall pick it up from your blog)
6. If you do not have a blog, just email the recipe and a picture.
Here we go - this time down to earth..no red carpet rolled out for my dear friends... just walk in with dust on your feet - sometimes getting your feet muddy makes you feel most alive - if green is the colour of youth, red of vivacity, brown is life itself! Brown is the soul, the crust, the real you!! How about indulging in some brown therapy for your tummy?
FIC-Brown Round up
This time I stuck to the tried and tested alphabetical order of names of participants, so that hopefully I do not leave out any entries including mine;)
She also sent these prize winning almond puris - want to why the health nut sends in a fried sweet dish? Check up her blog:)
Arundathi's Whole wheat pancackes
speak of the goodness of wheat, buttermilk and brownsugar and her inspiration for these is her namesake - Arundati of Escapades
! Somehow these remind me of Indian Crumpets! Probably it's because of the dollar size? Look at the syrup oozing...ummm!
Last time Bharti
talked of ecological footprints in her green post
. This time our 'health nut but chocolate loving Lady' has done a beautiful write up on the 'evils' of packaged food which drove her to make her own healthy and tasty chocolate pudding
for her daughter from Alton Brown's recipe
! A look....or a lick?
Updated on 5th Nov. 2008 - I just missed the flour that started it all - Bharti's Spelt bread which has the earliest Biblical bread references! Go back in time:
Dibs made this whole wheat flour halwa, godi halwa
esp. for her nephew as made by Papu Pati:
Divya Vikram of 'Dil Se'
serves everything - a porridge, a side dish and a bread:) Here they areRaagi Porridge
- healthy, nostalgia arousing and nutritious. If you are fond of savouries try this version.....
......and if you have a sweet tooth try this. I have fed my kids with both the versions when they were little, and my older one likes the sweet version even now!
Spiced Mango Bread - At this time of the year? It is meant to keep you tempted till Summer:)
She (Jayasree) also sent in this double bonanza of date cookies and an eggless date cake - Looks like its treat time in Kailas Kitchen:)
How about a pazha pradhaman - a flavorful mix of ripe bananas, jaggery and coconut milk - my dil goes droo....oo....oo....oool! Also from Jayasree.
I had to jog her memory a bit to get these yummy dill flavored mosuru vade
here from Lakshmi of Taste of Mysore!
These completely remind of me of the vadais you get at Bangalore. This style of flavoring is subtle, tasty and native to Karnataka.
Here's a second recipe from Lakshmi (Ragi Idli
) - inspired from Indira of Mahanandi
, this one is sure to make weight-watchers and dieters happy.......
............and a third one - this time the dishes are straight from the party table! Enjoy these hot onion pakodas
alongwith the payasam prepared by her friend:) Thanks Lakshmi
Lakshmi Venkatesh of Kitchen Chronicles sent in three yummy recipes:
Power packed soya manchurians - Lipsmacking!!
has just shifted to a new place, and you know what she does to keep herself from feeling lonely? Well, she dishes out delicacies. Are you ready for this Indian Fast Food? Presenting 'Bread Chana
Meera wants us to Enjoy Indian Food, and she tempts you with a delicacy from Khambat - Halwasan!
- A cute name and a tasty sweet from Orissa!
Ramki of One Page Cookbooks
has sent in this page that shows us 'n' number of ways with a poori changing just the base, the additives and the filling. Click to go:)
Soma of e-curry
made some stuffed pears
- all spiced up and ready to be devoured!
Sunshinemom of Tongue Ticklers...... (me) - Two of my favourite foods - bread and mushrooms
A vegan Swedish Tea Ring:
Dhingri Badaami or Mushrooms in almond gravy:
Sushma of Savi-ruchi
is first time on FIC - Welcome! Check out her step by step recipe for this vegan paradi payasam
(Kheer prepared with rice, jaggery and coconut milk).
Sushma also presents the Mangalorean delicacy - Golibaje
. Some how I seem to hum 'Oh goli taaro...goli baje, goli baje.....' instead of dhol baje, from 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam':) But its true - I am fida over this bajji!Sweatha of Tasty Curry Leaf
too had a double offer this time: Delicate lace cookies and decadent brownies - better scrape the bottom of the dish and enjoy the brownies - the recipe promises to taste great!Microwave double choclate brownies
Not a fitting name, but she insists on calling herself 'The budding cook
', and then serves some professional looking crisp, perfect adais
!! Does she sound like a budding cook at all???
Welcome to FIC, Ujwal
! Ujwal's Kitchen is a lab, and brings in the flavors of Navratri - the decorations and the festivities that go with Ayudha Pooja when she prepared this rava payasam
. The USP? the payasam is made with coconut milk and jaggery, and it is vegan!
Ujwal's Kitchlabs is still carrying the festivities - here are some delectable Diwali faral - Shankarpali (From Vaishali of Happy Burp!) .....
.....and Malpuris from "Oota Upahara" by Jaya V. Shenoy.
Uma from Essence of Andhra
loves pickles and chutneys! This time she has sent in some hot and tangy cucumber pickle - how about having that with some steaming hot rice?
How do you celebrate any event - with a sweet of course! Uma
presents these delicious, low cal, healthy date laddoos
. Grab them if you can;)
Vandy of 'Vandy's Culinary Adventures' takes us on a traditional trail with her delicious gulgules. She says these are a must for 'Karva Chauth' - an annual fast observed in North India.
Vidhya of My Recipes is on FIC for the first time - Welcome Vidhya. I am glad to have 'panakam' - a delicious vegan coolant and a tasty 'naivedyam' (offering to Gods) here.
Aside: One of my friends at office enlightened me when she said that what I thought to be a typical Tamilian 'naivedyam' takes different forms throughout India, slightly varying from region to region. Makes sense when you see the method and the nomenclature:
Panakam in extreme South, panak in the Konkan Region, Panha in Maharashtra and Panna in the North. I am not giving any recipe links as the internet is flooded with many versions!
Hope this round up fires up your ovens, and gas tops as it is doing mine!! Don't forget 'Purple and Black'. If there are any omissions do leave a comment so I can get back and rectify.
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