The next FIC
is being hosted by my dear friend and daring baker Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen
. She has decided to paint the month orange
!! Do rush in your entries to her!! Here is her logo:). Click on it to know more, and please be sure to follow the rules. Since Aparna is a lacto-ovo-vegetarian (Eggetarian), you may send recipes containing eggs too
which I do not accept usually! Take a look at the rules well, and please accompany your posts with pictures, as this is all about how your food looks!!
January started with Mumbai running the Mumbai Marathon
. I ran one too but it was a little different! I call it "keep in pace with the entries marathon"!! Entries kept coming in and everyday I would religiously reply - please excuse me if I had missed any! I am not one to forget manners but keeping up pace with the filled inbox has been a little tough with sports days, parents days and haldi kumkums to attend:) - but hey! I am not complaining about the lovely entries received!!
This is the fun part - looking at each recipe, admiring them, sometimes envying, sometimes inspired, always happy to get introduced to a new blogger, to know another human being better, to graduate from 'all the best' to 'hugs', and to be a part of the event!
Thanks a lot for the lovely contributions made by each one of you, and for thinking about FIC while posting your recipes.
This FIC saw many new participants, and it gives me pleasure to introduce them to those who have been here before and supported the event from its inception
. Not all, but quite a few are new to blog world too.
FIC FIRST TIMERS - Welcome:)Supriya Raman from Ode 2 Food
) sent a good looking White Bean Soup
She is happy and so am I that she is baking a lot more eggless these days:) - Check out Smitha's eggless lemon muffins at Kannada Cuisine!
Corn kernels and jaggery - sounds awesome doesn't it? Vijaya of Daily Meals sent in these tasty sweet corn fritters or Mokkjonna Burelu. She says that these are traditionally made in her village when fresh corn ripens in the fields!
i which she recreated from her memory of the ones she had at Jamnagar - and she says it is impeccable!
Mum's preparation - Moong dhal sambar with idly from Chitra of Ratatouille! Got to be tasty:)
Dal from any region sounds tasty any time - here is a parippu chaaru from Maria of Maria's Menu!
Archy from Archy's Recipe Book serves Chana Dal Wada - crisp on the outside and soft on the inside:
Raaga of The Singing Chef sent in karunaikazhanga mashiyal - have it with plain or lemon rice.
A whole platter - Venn Pongal, Chakra Pongal and Ullundu Vadai! From Smitha of Dabbu's Recipes:
Arundhuti of Gourmet Affair keeps it sweet and simple - A conventional Bengali sweet rice called Mishti Pulao - Rice and dessert in the same morsel:)
Warm, homely and quick - try this besan dosa/vegetarian omelette from Keerthana of Kitchen Vibes
.Maya of Konkan World
recreated this plantain subji/curry
from memory of what she had at her friend's place, and suggests a variety of ways with it:Suma Gandlur from VeggiePlatter
sent in healthy Sprouted Peas subzi
for her sister and FIC:Indy of Adhi Potoba served Toor Dal Khichdi
to his wife and says the results were spectacular. This one is made a little differently. Check it!Aparna of Sumi's weblog
starts at the very beginning. How to make ghee
:Aquadaze from Served with love
brings a delicious Paneer Jalfrezi
adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor's recipe:VnV from Veggie Monologues
made stuffed acorn squash
for dinner - looks so tasty I could devor one whole stuffed squash there!!SuperArtsy Supriya from So What's New Today?
tasted this at Jhupdi inNew Jersey, and tried it at home - Turiya Patra Bhaji Renuka from Fusion shares her all time favourite custard
talks about the importance of lentils and the way it is to be served to infants here and here is her introductory dal from Spice Your Life
! Spice Your Life is first time on FIC:)Ramya of Mane Adige
serves another popular mixed rice delicacy from South India - Nimbekai Chitranna or Lemon Rice
presents twin delicacies from Orissa:Raji from Rak's Kitchen
cooked for three events, and the maida barfi
is for FIC. She says her Mamis are experts in making this but looking at the pictures I felt she is just being modest!Smitha (from Kadumanga)
and I agree on our love for mangoes - "It frankly doesn't matter to me how I eat the mango, I love it as is, sweet, sour or spicy, in a dish or as pickles...any day is a good mango day..." I believe so too, Smit esp. after a virtual slurp on the Mango saffron shake
!Laavanya from Cookery Corner made a Kadhi pakodi
and I had to make one yesterday because Jr.H saw this and started missing it!Ashwini from Nanna Adige
gives lemon rice a dilly twist - Dill Capsicum Lemon Rice
-Priya from her Sourashtrian Kitchen presents Dhai Amti
- Yogurt Curry, a tasty fusion recipe. Homecooked sent a fluffy yeast dhokla
- her MIL's recipe. Take a look - it is fluffy!Kanda poha or Aval Upma
from Ashwini:Varsha Vipins of Will-O'-the-Wisp
sent in twin delights:Superchef from Mirch Masala
has a delectable platter laid - Achari bhindi and Lahori Dal
.Jessica of Fearless Kitchen
cooked me a tasty Malay Yellow Rice
. Me? Yes! It was specially made for FIC - Yellow from 500 Hot & Spicy Recipes
! I am so honored:)Anu Sriram from Chandrabhaga
cooks up a quick taro root roast
/ chepang kizhangu fry:Deepa Hari
from Simple Home Cooking cooked a simple bottle gourd curry
from her Mum's kitchen.
Four treats from Sahaja (certified cook by grandmother) of My experiments in kitchen:
THE FIC FAMILY - Welcome again:)
I have grouped the rest of the entries into starters(soups, salads and appetizers), tiffin (breakfast, snacks & munchies), main meals (rice, gravies and dry curries), miscellaneous accompaniments (chutneys, pickles etc.) and desserts (sweets too).
(Soups, Salads and Appetizers)
Soma of e-curry sent in a lean, vegetarian version of traditional Ramadan Soup from Morocco - Harira. Perfect after the holiday season:)
Vij, from a Foodie in her cooking hat welcomed Prez. Obama with a celebratory Pumpkin soup - may we join?
Tasty and healthy chickpea soup from EC of Simple Indian Food:
Rajani, of 'Vegetarian in me' recommends this Arabic Lentil Soup - Shurba Al Adas, if you are in the Arabic region, with a dash of lemon. Sounds tasty!
Preeti of Khaugiri served Moong Dal salad - I too remember having had this as a part of wedding feasts in Bangalore. Light and tasty - try it!
Soon to be Mom, Dershana of The Footloose Chef has her tangy urges relieved with this tangy mango dip. Healthy and tasty.
TIFFIN(Breakfast, Snacks & Munchies)
Yasmeen of Health Nut true to her name, serves twin delights:
Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen, serves easy khaman dhokla - a low fat and healthy Gujarati dish. She is also hosting the February edition of FIC, and her theme is Orange. I am sure you have checked out already but in case you haven't please rush in your 'orange' entries over to her here.
Neha of #Tasty Recipes brings in street food flavor with paani poori - a puchka full of memories:)
Madhuram from Eggless cooking tries every possible alternative to eggs and produces delightful results! This is her vegan corn muffins from Taste of Home Magazine using Ener-G egg replacers:
Sushma of Savi-ruchi sends in this awesome pumpkin idli! Ever tried this?
A hearty brunch from Lakshmi of Taste of Mysore - Vothu Shavige/Rice Noodles:
Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes sent in many recipes and I have placed them in their respective categories (just in case you wondered where they are!). Even looking at her dishes seems a sinful indulgence - tasty dishes almost everyday!
Try resisting this steamy hot poha from Uma of Essence of Andhra.
Alka from Sindhi Rasoi presents a favourite Indian snack with a Sindhi name - patate ja pakoda - perfect for cold winters, or wet monsoons!
Ramki (One Page Cookbooks) sent in a page with ten Andhra lentil stews (pappu).
Here is a tasty one from Aamchi Mumbai - Ragda patties from Ujwal of Ujwal's kitchen!
Updated:08.02.09 - My golgappas:
Hema's recipes from Adlak's kitchen - she said "catch it!" Well! I caught, mouthed, gulped and burped!!
Preeti from Khaugiri sent many recipes in different categories, and here is her recipe for the traditional Maharishtrian favorite - Kanda pohe!
her favourite Gujarati snack that takes only about 15-20minutes:)
Surnali or Sweet Dosa brought to you from Poonam's Kitchen.
(Rice, Rotis, Pastas)
Updated 08.02.09: Easycrafts had sent me three entries out of which I had posted only one through oversight. Here is the tasty wholesome Moong kichadi she brought to FIC:)
What is better than coming back home from traveling to a simple
SIDE DISHES TO MAINS
(Gravies, Dry curries)
Madhu of Ruchii sent a tasty and simple pumpkin curry to be enjoyed with rice,roti or even dosa.
Jayasree of Experiments in Kailas Kitchen presents a true blue Kerala feast - Kaalan.
Simple and versatile poori koora from Uma of Essence of Andhra.
Are you busy - try this quick semi-dry cabbage and peas subzi to go with rice or chapati from Poonam of Poonam's kitchen.
DESSERTS & SWEETS
Mahimaa of Indian Vegetarian Kitchen serves a warm and comforting masala milk for the chills, and a tropical smoothie to beat the heat.
Uma celebrated her blog birthday a day after mine - Happy Birthday Twin:), and yummy besan coconut laddoos served to mark the occasion!
Sweet Pongal for Sankrathi from Hema of Adlak's Tiny Kitchen:
ONE PERSON - 13 ENTRIES!!
(Nagada bajao i.e., Drumrolls please!!)
I had to place her entries at the end as I felt she deserved a special place for the sheer blogging energy!! Please put your hands together for Shama Nagarajan of EASY2COOK RECIPES for all these entries from her!!
Tehari and Plaintain fry,
I missed quite a few entries this time, and am really sorry about it!
Sandeepa for Bong Mom's cook book has just had a second baby girl and is back with a bang after a long hiatus. She is an FIC first timer, and graced it with two lovely dishes, the first is a Thai Vegetable soup which is hearty enough for a light nourishing meal,
and a twist to regular khichuri made from her favourite Bong Mag Sananda - Paneer Khichuri.
For the first time, a non-blogger mailed me an entry for FIC!!
YACHNA KHANNA'S PLAIN EGGLESS CAKE
Thank you for the delicacy!!
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda. Make a well in the center and pour in the sweetened condensed milk, orange juice, vanilla and melted butter. Mix well and pour into prepared pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
RAVA KESARI (SOOJI HALWA) - SARITAVarunavi/Sarita from My Kitchen's Aroma
sent this to me a day before she started her own blog in an email. Thanks for the delicious rava kesari - she makes this every thursday as an offering to Sai Baba during puja.Ingredients
Sooji (samolina) 1 cup
Sugar 1 1/2 cups
Water 1 cup
Food colour 1/4 tsp
Ghee 1/4 cup
Cashew and raisinsMethod
1.Heat ghee in kadai, fry raisins and cashew and keep aside.
2. In the same kadai, add the rava and fry in slow flame stiring continuously careful not to burn for 5 mins till the raw smell goes
3.Boil water, add the rava slowly continuosly stirring with one hand without forming lumps. Now add food colour.
4. When all the water gets absorbed and the rava is cooked well, start adding the sugar and keep stiring for some more time until it leaves the kadai
5.Now add elachi,cashew and raisins.
I hope you enjoyed the round up as much as I enjoyed hosting the event. It was a long one, so there may be the slightest chances that I have left something out!! If you cannot see an entry you sent me please leave a comment here in this post, and I will definitely get back!! Do look up the new comeers to blogworld and to FIC, and leave your comments for the non-blogger - Yachna Khanna's recipe in my comment box.
THANK YOU FOR THE PLEASURE!
that was 205 entries, 109 bloggers, and 1 non-blogger!!
Labels: FIC - A blog event