Announcing Indian Cooking Challenge!

>>  Thursday, June 11, 2009

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Growing up I always remember looking forward to all our traditional festivals and more so to the delicious dishes that are made for the occasion. Each festival has specific sweets and savories. And Amma goes all the nine yards to get them done. I have enjoyed so much being a part of the helping hand for her. Of course, I was the sole person enjoying all those treats before anybody gets to taste. Even now thinking of the fun, makes me get so nostalgic.

Over the years, this tradition was seen giving way to new ones. We then saw home cooks learning all the traditional dishes, who would come home and make for us. Those typical Kai Muruku, Badursha etc. Then came a period, when even getting a home cook making these seem a waste of energy. But the cycle repeats right. Amma now makes whatever she can at home, rest when I remember that I got to learn, I ask her to teach me. Like the Kaja, we all love that so much. We just stopped making them, as its so time consuming. But I loved the experience of making it all myself and finally recording it too.

I have had many readers ask for authentic recipes. I have sent Amma's recipes to them, saying though I haven't personally tried them, I have tasted the results and every time it turned out awesome. When I realized this, I was feeling funny that I had never taken up the challenge to make them myself.

I am sure many of you feel the same as I have felt. Many of you would love to learn the authentic dishes that our elders made. Would want our children enjoy these treats the same way as we did as kids. While I was asking Amma to teach me those treasured recipes, it struck me that I really don't know many of the traditional festival food. I would love to learn them, especially in my current hectic schedule, I may not be inspired enough to take up the task. But throw a challenge, then I all for it.

Naturally I thought so would many of you. You all must be having your family treasured recipes that you have not made yourself yet. I know making those authentic forgotten dishes, learning them would surely spice our life enough! Don't you agree?

Come join us if you are game for it!

This event is going to be called Indian Cooking Challenge! and below is the logo


Indian Cooking Challenge Rules:
  • Bloggers if they want to join this event, should have at least 30 posts and have been active for the last 3 months.
  • Members cannot miss this event more than 2 times in a row.
  • If somebody is not able to take part, it should be informed in prior.
  • In their blog post, should explain in detail their experience while cooking the dish along with the verdict.
  • Elaborate pictures if accompanying are most welcome.
  • Should display the logo of Indian Cooking Challenge in their blog, along with a link back to the event announcement.
  • Should leave the details in the ICC Blog under each challenge, that way members can visit the other member's blogs.
  • The recipe details will be sent out to all members, and should be followed as per the details given, unless and until they cannot use or consume any of the ingredients listed.
  • Like if the member is Vegan, they can substitute the ingredients needed for the recipe with a Vegan choice.
  • Vegans do not eat -
    1. dairy (milk, paneer, ghee, butter, yogurt, cheese)
    2. Honey
    3. Eggs
    4. Of course any kind of meat
    5. Paneer water/whey
  • Other items used for baking or related items can also be replaced with something different if need be.
The posting date is 15th of every month!
Other details:

  • Special cooking gadgets will be suggested along with the recipe.
  • Alternative ingredients will be suggested
  • We should be able to come up with an alternative for Vegan specific requirements. If its not possible, the member can be excused.
  • The recipe should mostly be given for 4 people or small servings.
  • Other references will be cited.

The members will be choosing an authentic recipe to work out for the month. A Tried and tested recipe will be given to the members and they will have to try it out and post it end of the month.

Yeah yeah, you can say I got inspired by the Daring Bakers group! But I wanted it to be based on an Indian theme, hence trying out our Indian authentic dishes!

Please confirm in the comment section your interest to be part of this event. I am still working on the list of recipes and once I have the members, hopefully I should be able to get a comprehensive one which will be challenging. Your ideas are most welcome, so please share them.

Those interested to contribute to the list of dishes that are complex in your cuisine, kindly list them out in the comment section. I will take a complete list and put it for polling!

Expecting your enthusiast participation!
Update: Those interested to join this group, please read through the rules and leave your email id for me to contact you. Without email ids, its very difficult for me to communicate!


343 comments :

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine June 11, 2009 at 10:51 PM  

What a thought Srivalli! We are in...we will cook something authentic specially for your event..

Simran June 11, 2009 at 11:04 PM  

Count me in!

Madhuram June 11, 2009 at 11:11 PM  

Way to go Valli. Hope you got my mail.

Kamalika June 11, 2009 at 11:52 PM  

Im in Valli...

Pavithra June 12, 2009 at 12:16 AM  

Wow thats really fantastic ideal valli..count me in.. we will participate the event and make them gr8..

Priya June 12, 2009 at 12:16 AM  

Wow wat a wonderful thought Sri..COunt me in...

Srithan and Srihas June 12, 2009 at 12:39 AM  

Hi srivalli,

Count me in

Divya Vikram June 12, 2009 at 1:36 AM  

I am in! One dish I suggest is athirasam!

Poornima Nair June 12, 2009 at 3:22 AM  

Wow..this is a great idea...count me in, even if I may not participate all the time, got diet restrictions.

shoba June 12, 2009 at 5:35 AM  

I am game. I don't have a food blog per se, but I love cooking and
I can definitely take up the challenge and post something.

Malaysian Delicacies June 12, 2009 at 6:54 AM  

Hi,
Good idea.I have to see the list first.Hopefully its something I can prepare!!Waiting eagerly....

Shifa Firoz June 12, 2009 at 7:06 AM  

im in!!!!!

Sanghi June 12, 2009 at 7:07 AM  

Authentic dishes event.. Good thought..! Will send some..!:)

Priti June 12, 2009 at 7:41 AM  

Gud going..U can count me but I'll not be regular one too...if that's okie ;)

Sush June 12, 2009 at 8:23 AM  

Hi Srivalli,

very nice idea, count me in. Since my mom is here for a month, I can surely do something new with her help & post it :)

Roma June 12, 2009 at 9:31 AM  

This is exciting , Srivalli. Please count me in.

Kayal June 12, 2009 at 10:34 AM  

I am here. Count me in.

Divya Kudua June 12, 2009 at 10:39 AM  

**Throw me a challenge and I am all for it**..Yes,yes yes!!!

Priya Narasimhan June 12, 2009 at 10:50 AM  

Hi Srivalli,
Nice idea. I will deinitely participate...badusha and adirasam are the items/bakshanams that came to my mind reading your post.
Priya

renuka June 12, 2009 at 10:53 AM  

Count me in sri,an oppurtunity to try them out

jayasree June 12, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

Valli, even I was thinking it would be nice if someone starts a similar event on indian cooking like the DB challenge. I am so happy that its you and I know you are a perfect host.
Count me in.

Saraswathi Iyer June 12, 2009 at 11:41 AM  

Hi, I am also in

Padmaja June 12, 2009 at 11:55 AM  

Valli.. Atlast something to motivate me and drag me into blogging, so count me in

Padmaja June 12, 2009 at 11:56 AM  

Count me in..

Sumi June 12, 2009 at 2:00 PM  

Iam in too.It makes blogging even more interseting.

Lakshmi June 12, 2009 at 6:32 PM  

Please count me in too :)

DEESHA June 12, 2009 at 7:12 PM  

Iam in, Valli ..

Mythreyee June 12, 2009 at 9:58 PM  

I am in

Raje June 12, 2009 at 10:37 PM  

This is going to be great. Count me in too.

Mints! June 13, 2009 at 6:06 AM  

Oh such a nice idea! I am in. Want few Maharashtrian recipes in there?

1. ukaDiche modak (steamed modak)
2. GuLachi poLi -

Sheetal Sutar June 13, 2009 at 11:27 AM  

Hi Srivalli !!!

Just got to blogging a month back.So many drafts are still pending to get published. This is something really encouraging to try out our old good healthy dishes. Thanks a ton...
Few Maharashtrian/Konkani dishes:
1. Ukadiche Modak
2. Patholi
3. Dhondas(Cucumber & Rava steamed burfy)
4. Gavhachi Kheer
5. Shevya and naralacha ras
there are so many .... So I am in for this challenge..

CHAITRA June 13, 2009 at 2:24 PM  

First of all let me appreciate you for that wonderful idea!!I am in for the challenge.

DK June 14, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

I am in..and u know it :)

rekhas kitchen June 14, 2009 at 7:18 PM  

I know you are the only person who get all this wonderful ideas of course I am in valli. my choice is boondi laddu and kakinada kaja.

Pooja June 14, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

Wow what a great idea! I'm all set to go :)

Pari June 14, 2009 at 10:31 PM  

Hi! An interesting concept . Would like to see the challenge . Will consider based on the availability of the ingredients.

Uma June 14, 2009 at 11:18 PM  

Great idea Srivalli!! I will do my best in the challenge :)

Anu June 15, 2009 at 3:40 AM  

Count me in...
I can definitely take up the challenge and post something.

Vani June 15, 2009 at 7:44 AM  

Love the new look of your site, Srivalli! This challenge sounds exciting.

Nirmala June 15, 2009 at 8:59 AM  

Valli, I was searching for this post in cooking4allseasons :) As we have already talked through mail count me in. I am preparing a list too. will share it with you along with the recipes.

Bharathy June 15, 2009 at 10:56 AM  

Valli,
I am up with the List from Kerala

(Payasam Category)
1.Ada Pradhaman(jaggery/milk)
2.Pal Payasam
3.Chakka Pradhaman
4.Ethapazha(banana) Pradhaman

(Appam Category)
1.Aethekka appam (banana fritters)
2.Ilayappam
3.Unniyappam
4.Neyyappam

(Halwa category)
1.Ari/Godhambu Halwa(rice/wheat halwa)...cereal
2.Chakka/ethappazha halwa(jack fruit/banana Halwa)...fruit

(Misc)
1.Ethakka(raw plaintain)sarkarapuratti
2.Aval(Red rice flakes)Nanchathu
3.Aval Vilayichathu

"Flashed in my mind just now" items :)
...will surely rethink abt the list :)

Love,
Bharathy :)

Miri June 15, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

OMG - only you could have thought of this Valli! I think its a great idea - not sure if I even have the time or energy to promise to participate but will definitely support you from the outside ;)

Miri

lata raja June 15, 2009 at 3:31 PM  

Hi, I would love to!!Will await your announcement.

Srilakshmi June 15, 2009 at 8:09 PM  

I would definitely like to take up this challenge! Great going..

Parita June 15, 2009 at 10:38 PM  

This is fantastic, what a grt effort dear, count me in...

Ivy June 16, 2009 at 12:08 AM  

Shall be looking forward for the roundup to see some of these original Indian recipes.

Miri June 16, 2009 at 10:56 AM  

My suggestions to add to the list:

Lavang Latika
Mysore Pak
Dharwar Peda
Puran Poli
Basundi
Boondi Ladoo
Rava Ladoo
Choorma Ladoo
Besan Ladoo
Narial Barfi
Coconut Ladoo
Sohan Papdi
Karha Parshad
Kaju Katli
Chiroti
Diamond Cuts
Malpua
Jilebi
Gulab Jamun
Kala Jamun
Mohanthal
Kalakand
Milk Peda


Tamil specialities:
Manoharam
Jangri
Chandrakala
Adhirsam
Kamarkat
Badhusha
Thirattu Pal
Golden Jubilee
Pori Urundai
Kasi Halwa
Tirunelveli Halwa
Sweet Boli
Sweet seedai

Heop this helps!

Malini June 16, 2009 at 12:55 PM  

Sri, just went through the event details...nice innovative thought...count me in....

Happy cook June 16, 2009 at 5:10 PM  

When it comes to traditional food, i am the last one as i don'tknow that many.
Wonderful event.
I am sure looking forward to the round up.

Cooks June 16, 2009 at 7:35 PM  

Great idea Srivalli. Pls add me in.

RV June 19, 2009 at 12:00 AM  

count me in Srivalli. I would be glad to be part of it.

Viki's Kitchen June 19, 2009 at 7:05 AM  

Count me in...
Just now voted for Jangiri:)
want to vote for boondhi ladoo too...Temptations:)

bindiya June 20, 2009 at 7:34 AM  

hi count me in too!

Archana June 22, 2009 at 1:09 AM  

count me in. Great challenge

Thanu June 22, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

I'm in. Nice concept!

Varunavi June 27, 2009 at 7:28 PM  

Nice event srivalli,they are so many dishes which our mom and granny used to do and now we are not doing it.ex:-

chakodilu,gavalu,madata khaja,kakarakayalu,i would recollect only this of my granny's festival dishes :)

Ann June 28, 2009 at 3:58 PM  

Sri,thats a great event..inspiring lazy woman ike me..!! Can I come in dear ..love to participate

Srivalli June 28, 2009 at 4:28 PM  

AnnSure, will send out an invite soon

Divya Rao June 30, 2009 at 5:38 AM  

Would love to make something for this event Srivalli!

Nithya June 30, 2009 at 5:34 PM  

Can you take me in too??? or am I late????

Sathya Sankar June 30, 2009 at 8:08 PM  

Gr8 idea sri, love to cook our authentic indian food...count me in..

Ann June 30, 2009 at 9:42 PM  

Sounds interesting :) count me in

Arundathi July 1, 2009 at 12:59 PM  

Valli - is it too late to join? Didn't know what ICC was about and just read the introduction. Do let me know. Thanks.

Mangala Bhat July 1, 2009 at 5:22 PM  

Hey .count me in ,,Is it starts from now or .already stared ?plz let me know ..love to participate:)

myspicykitchen July 1, 2009 at 7:07 PM  

i didn't know about this challenge... you announced this challenge when I was on vacation... i think i am late for the first challenge... can i join for the next one?

Jaya Wagle July 1, 2009 at 7:26 PM  

Srivalli,
You echoed my sentiments when u talked about losing our traditional recipes because of the changing times and constraints of the clock. I have been searching for my departed grandmother's Bhakarwadi and Chiroti recipes for a while now. Also my reason for starting my blog.
I am not clear about the procedure but count me in. Do I need to sign up for the challenge? Let me know -- jayawagle@gmail.com.

vidhas July 1, 2009 at 10:17 PM  

Awesome idea. count me in!! Is archive allowed, I have posted rava laddu earlier .

Ashwini July 2, 2009 at 2:43 AM  

i guess the event started already, can i join?? just came to know abt the event.. pls lemme know..

Pari July 6, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

Hi! I would like to be a part of your event from the month of July.Can you pls send me the details of the event.

Pari July 6, 2009 at 10:51 AM  

I did not get an invite from you the last month , hopefully I will get it this time.

Aarthi July 8, 2009 at 3:23 AM  

Hey valli,

I would like to participate in the event.Between to which id do i send in the post?

Aarthi July 8, 2009 at 5:13 PM  

Even i like to participate.let me know to which id i should be sending.

jayasri July 19, 2009 at 11:53 PM  

hi valli, i would like to participate, which id should i send and would like to know where u are announcing the next after the rava ladoo which i missed please...

satya July 21, 2009 at 2:44 AM  

Hi,
Even i am interested in participating this challenge.I posted about authentic recipes in one of the public forum, but no response in that :(.Glad see huge response here for this event.

My list as of now is Aaviri kudumu,Steamed Bhendi,Vanaka pachi pulusu.

Will add more soon.

Thanks

arti agarwal July 22, 2009 at 11:17 AM  

hi, count me in. I am rajasthani and i want to share my traditional recipie "Kanji Vada"

Ammu's July 31, 2009 at 4:55 AM  

Hi Srivalli,

I would be interested in this.. Please let me know more details if this is still open...

Regards
Sreevalli

Nutan July 31, 2009 at 5:41 AM  

I would like to participate.

anubhavati July 31, 2009 at 7:31 PM  

Hi Srivalli,

Please do count me in and let me know what I need to do in this regard. Any time ready to participate and learn and grow!!!

Regards,

Shobha

Mere Chulhe Se..... July 31, 2009 at 7:32 PM  

I came to know abt this today only. Was surprised to see everybody posting Dhokla recipe.

Srivalli August 1, 2009 at 10:54 AM  

Sreevalli, Nutan, Shobha, please leave your email ids.

జ్యోతి August 1, 2009 at 11:34 AM  

I am also interested to join u. Can i ?? my mail id is

jyothivalaboju@gmail.com

my blog..

http://shadruchulu.com/english

prasukitchen.blogspot.com August 4, 2009 at 11:44 PM  

i would love to participate but would like to know is this still open Here is my email id .sana.akula@gmail.com

Jyoti V August 6, 2009 at 1:57 AM  

is this event is still running if yes pls let me know at panchpakwan@gmail.com

bhagyashri August 6, 2009 at 2:46 PM  

Hey, I dont know how I missed this one, but just came to know about this. I guess it was because I did not get a chance to blog hop for the last few days. Count me in, my email is bhagya03(at)gmail(dot)com

radha August 6, 2009 at 2:56 PM  

i also want to hav fun in and depending on availability of ingredients here in HK ;-)

Horizon August 8, 2009 at 2:53 AM  

Pls add me in the ICC
Seema
gopalan.seema@gmail.com

karuna August 9, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

I am in for this one.
I just posted a recipe on my blog, can I send that in ?
nice idea though.

Lebouffe August 11, 2009 at 7:37 PM  

Would like to join in

Aparna Prabhu August 12, 2009 at 7:50 PM  

Can I take Part in this Challenge...i wud love to be a part of it......i have prprd Khaman Dokhla today...so m all ready....my mail id is milap21@gmail.com

Creativecook August 13, 2009 at 8:39 AM  

If it is not too late, I would like to join!

Rinkub@aol.com

Ammu's August 15, 2009 at 1:38 AM  

valli.sunil@gmail.com

Mere Chulhe Se..... August 15, 2009 at 11:32 PM  

I am interested in this event. Can I join now if so my email id is sujusri99@gmail.com
http://sujukitchen.blogspot.com/
Thanks in advance.

s August 17, 2009 at 10:08 PM  

im very interested...my email is sheebs27@yahoo.com

anubhavati August 21, 2009 at 12:44 AM  

Hello Srivalli,

How can I add the ICC Logo to the sidebar as a widget ? Do let me know if you can help me here.

Rgds,

Shobha

Lone Acorn August 26, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

Hello Valli

I too want to be a part of the Indian Cooking Challenge.

My email is -
loneacorn at gmail dot com

shaliniv August 28, 2009 at 12:10 PM  
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shaliniv September 2, 2009 at 10:45 AM  

Hi sri,

would love to be a part of ur contest. count me in

thnxxxxxx

Mail id: venkatesh.shalini@gmail.com

Anisha September 22, 2009 at 12:52 AM  

Hi Srivalli,

This is a really nice idea. But what if you want to participate and don't have a blog. Would it be mandatory to have a blog?

Priya Srinvasan September 23, 2009 at 4:06 PM  

Hey Srivalli
I m Priya Srinvasan. Newbie to Blogging. Love Cooking. I would like to be a part of this Challenge.

My E-mail Id : vaasupriya@gmail.com

Hope to hear fm u soon.
Have a Great Day.

Amu September 27, 2009 at 2:54 PM  

Sri, I would like to be part of this challenge. I have newly started a blog to fight my health challenges with right and exercise.Your "Indian Food Challenge" will be inspiration to cook and something to look forward to when Iam feeling low.

Anu Ramesh September 29, 2009 at 5:02 AM  

Hi Srivalli,
Your blog is really inspiring and informative. :) Im a newbie.. would love to participate in this event. If you can add new members, request you to add me.. I will ask my mom, MIL and aunt for some authentic recipes and post it.
Waiting for your confirmation mail eagerly.

Happy Dassehra.
Regards
Anu Ramesh

prasu September 29, 2009 at 11:55 PM  

Hi Srivalli,
It's very nice idea.....i would like to join this event. my maid id is prasumuvva@yahoo.com

shanthi September 30, 2009 at 1:23 PM  

Count me in Srivalli. My ID is setlur.shanu@gmail.com

Avisha September 30, 2009 at 8:04 PM  

Hi,
I would like to join the The ICC, and have few questions.Can u email me at
simplysindhirecipes@gmail.com
I have really liked your idea.

Nutan September 30, 2009 at 11:16 PM  

Hi Srivalli,
I would like to join the ICC. My e-mail is nutan.dodbele@gmail.com. Thanks.

Anu Ramesh October 1, 2009 at 4:12 AM  

Hi Sri,

I forgot to give my email id, its reach.anuramesh@gmail.com.

Take Care
Anu

srinithya October 1, 2009 at 5:16 AM  

hi srivalli,
can i participate in this event

Rohini October 1, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

Hi Srivalli,

I am new to the world of blogging and I am all up for the challenge! Can you kindly send me the details? My mail id is : rohini.mail2me@gmail.com

Regards
Rohini

Rani Shankar October 3, 2009 at 1:58 AM  

Hi Srivalli,
Iam Rani and I have staretd my blog few days bac..
Let me know the challenge details and I would join.
Also take a look on my blog aathish.blogspot.com - Still many things to get published and completed

Rani Shankar October 3, 2009 at 2:04 AM  

Hi
My email id is
indirani@gmail.com

Bhagi October 29, 2009 at 11:02 AM  

Hi SriValli,

I'm new to blogging 2 days to be exact and would love to participate...Can I still join???
do check out my blog
http://www.everythingaboutcooking.blogspot.com
Thanks

Arundhuti S. Rama November 1, 2009 at 3:57 PM  

Hi Srivalli,

I would like to be a part of the Indian Cooking Challenge.

Please mail me at gourmet.affair@yahoo.com

Arundhuti

Khaugiri November 3, 2009 at 9:21 AM  

Hi Srivalli, I am eager to participate in this challenge!!!!

Swathi November 3, 2009 at 9:37 AM  

Srivalli,

I started bloging lately can i join in Indian cooking challenge. My e-mail id is iyerswathi9@gmail.com.
My blog is http://kitchenswathi.blogspot.com/

swathi

Bhagi November 5, 2009 at 1:54 AM  

Hi Srivalli
my mail id is BhagiSM@gmail.com
and my blog http://www.everythingaboutcooking.blogspot.com

Khaugiri November 7, 2009 at 9:10 AM  

Hi Srivalli, I am eager to participate in this challenge!!!!

EmailID: pbiniwale@gmail.com

srinithya November 9, 2009 at 2:24 AM  

hi srivalli .please count me in.
my email id is srinithyav9@gmail.com

meena November 10, 2009 at 1:01 AM  

Great Idea! I would like to participate too.... My id is
meenaarun@gmail.com

Swathi November 17, 2009 at 10:31 PM  

Hey this sounds like a great idea I would love to participate ... swathi.kadur@gmail.com.

Madhurya December 7, 2009 at 4:38 PM  

Hello Valli,

I'm in. Just started blogging last month.
I suggest Modakam varieties, Seedais, Appams.......

RasoiGuru December 14, 2009 at 11:54 PM  

I want to be part of this too if its not too late..
My blog is --
http://rasoiguru.blogspot.com/

jayashree December 15, 2009 at 7:57 AM  

Going by the adage ' better late than never ', I hope I'm not too late.
Count me in ,so that I too can be a part of all the exciting activities.

Valli datta December 18, 2009 at 12:41 AM  

Hi

SriValli, i would like to participatein ICC.....and please add me in your mailing list and let me know....

Thanks,
Valli Datta
http://sakhi-indiancuisine.blogspot.com/

shobana December 29, 2009 at 11:35 PM  

hello srivalli,

how do i join ICC??

sonu.shobu@gmail.com
soupsndesserts.blogspot.com

Thank you.

simply.food January 1, 2010 at 8:34 PM  

Wow sounds great how can I join in??
http://simplysensationalfood.blogspot.com/

Ann January 5, 2010 at 11:12 PM  

Hi Srivalli - I've been seeing delicious posts from ICC for a while now. I would love to join and learn more about indigenous Indian foods.
Ann
www.splitpearsonality.blogspot.com

aaluke@gmail.com

Sheetal Kiran January 10, 2010 at 1:50 AM  

Hi Srivalli

I came across this wonderful challenge on Ruchika's blog. I would love to take up this challenge and learn to cook traditional, authentic food as made by grandmothers of the yore. Since I am reading this a year later, please let me know how to go about it. Thanks so much, I look forward to cooking with everyone!

Kalyani Chandar January 10, 2010 at 2:39 AM  

I am ready for the challenge. Include me.

http://versatileindianrecipes.blogspot.com/

Shari January 15, 2010 at 3:11 AM  

Namaste! I would love to join this challenge, if still possible. Please email me and let me know.

Thank you!

mxgirl737@gmail.com

Jagruti January 16, 2010 at 3:43 AM  

Hi Srivalli

New Bloggar...how can i join in? is it too late?

mail:- joyofcooking247@googlemail.com

http://joyofcooking247.blogspot.com

Cheers

AshKuku January 18, 2010 at 11:20 AM  

I wanna be a part of your challenge too... It is nice & enthralling to c all participate.... But I do not see a post regarding the event of this month..so how does one get to know about it????? Please throw some light..... to help.....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Anshu January 19, 2010 at 12:46 AM  

Hi....Good idea
Please count me in
anshu.paul@gmail.com

Srivalli January 20, 2010 at 9:49 PM  

Kalyani & Ash, please leave your email id for me to send in the ICC invite.

Kalyani Chandar January 24, 2010 at 3:13 AM  

Hi Srivalli, my email id is kalyanichandar16408@gmail.com

Jyoti January 25, 2010 at 12:03 AM  

I wanted to join in too..

My Id is theveggiehut@gmail.com

Cheers

Jyoti

Meena Rajesh Krishnan January 27, 2010 at 2:33 PM  

HI Srivalli,

Your awesome food blogs are an inspiration to newer bloggers!

I find that most of your recipes fit my motto - Healthful Decadence!

I would love to be part of this recurring event!

My email: msfun98@gmail.com

nirmal's blog January 27, 2010 at 8:28 PM  

nirmala
I am very eager to join the cooking challenge.My email id is nirmalaguru@gmail.com

TAZAIKA January 28, 2010 at 9:12 PM  

Hi sri let me know the details 4 ur event,im game for it,my id is foodcapital@hotmail.com

Fathima January 31, 2010 at 8:01 AM  

Interesting concept! I would like to give it a try as well! Please email me at fathimasthattukada@gmail.com

Richa February 4, 2010 at 2:42 AM  

hey interesting...........me too I love cooking ,i have so many ideas of indian cooking......just started my blog a month back...count me too....waiting 4 ur email.

Rajmi February 5, 2010 at 9:37 PM  

Hi,
I would love to be a part of this. I have a special blog especially for Indian cooking.

Count me in too.

Bhagi February 11, 2010 at 12:49 PM  

Hi Srivalli
This is Bhagi from http;//everythingaboutcooking.blogspot.com
(sry 'm not able to leave a comment on the ICC blog)....I'm having some trouble with my laptop and have the pics of this month(feb 15 reveal date) in it...so won't be able to post the challenge..once its fine I'll post it.....thanks
Bhagi

angee February 14, 2010 at 2:09 AM  

Hi your idea sounds great. Im a budding blogger. would like to participate. my id is spicyturnovers@gmail.com

Latha February 15, 2010 at 5:34 AM  

I would love to participate in this event. I am new to the blog world. Please include me in your list.

Lathagan@gmail.com

Thanks.

Swapna Sree February 15, 2010 at 6:04 AM  

I would like participate in ICC
my email id is swapnasree.pa@gmail.com
http://swapnasridhar.blogspot.com/

Simi Mathew February 15, 2010 at 8:18 AM  

I would like to be a member of ICC.
simi.reuben@gmail.com
itsallaboutfood.wordpress.com

TAZAIKA February 15, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

Hi srivalli I posted do check out bye take care

Cooking Foodie February 15, 2010 at 3:48 PM  

Srivalli, I would like to be part of this challenge.
cookingfoodie@gmail.com
Thanks!

Vaishali Sharma February 16, 2010 at 3:14 AM  

Hello Srivalli

I would like to join ICC Challenge.
I understand it might be late for this month but I am ready to join from next month onwards.

My email id is vbhutani03@gmail.com
Blog- http://zestyflavors.blogspot.com/

Umm Razeen February 17, 2010 at 12:46 AM  

A superb idea.Count me in

Smitha February 17, 2010 at 9:53 AM  

Hi Srivalli,
Have been a slent reader of ur blogs all this time...Just recently I started my own blog and now I think I am ready to join the ICC...So count me in and please send me the details too...will be looking forward to it.

Blog url: http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

you can reach me @-- smitha.joga@gmail.com


thanx and TC
Smitha

Umm Razeen February 17, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

hai Srivalli! A real indian cooking challenge.
Email: nilouferriyaz@gmail.com
Blog: kitchensamraj.blogspot.com.

Count me in and Do send me the details

Pina Colada February 18, 2010 at 2:09 PM  

Hi Sreevalli,
I would very much like to be a part of this..please add me.
Blog : http://fuel4urlife.blogspot.com
Email: sermihafiz@gmail.com

Suma February 18, 2010 at 2:40 PM  

Hi Srivalli! I would like to know more about how i register as a member of the Indian Cooking challenge. Please let me know.

Srivalli February 18, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

Suma, thanks for the interest, please leave your email id or drop me a email.

? February 18, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

Hi Srivalli, I blog at
http://tiffincarrierantiques.blogspot.com/
How do I contact you with my email id to join the group?
Thanks!

Subhashini February 19, 2010 at 12:49 AM  

Hi
I am new to you blog and came acorss this event.I am also inersted and would like to join it.is it possbile now???
Regards
Subhashini

Vibha February 19, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

Hi, I am damn excited about this. Mail me at vibha07@gmail.com and I'd like to join the ICC

Payal February 25, 2010 at 5:03 PM  

Hi, I am Payal and fond of Indian cooking would like to join your challenge. My email ID is payalaeran@gmail.com

Cheers

SONIE February 26, 2010 at 3:43 PM  

count me in tooo......

Malini R March 2, 2010 at 2:51 AM  

Hi
I just joined daring bakers of the Daring kitchen but this sounds very interesting. I'd like to join. You can access my blog as well at www.rozkakhana.com

Malini

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal March 2, 2010 at 11:24 PM  

Please count me in for this challenge, my name is Priya and my email id is priya.mitharwal@gmail.com and I have recently started my very own blog which you can visit @ http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/

Thanks,
Priya

Srivalli March 5, 2010 at 12:34 PM  

Hello bloggers, please please leave your email id for me to send across the details

Suma Gandlur March 9, 2010 at 1:07 AM  

Srivalli,

I'd like to join and my email id is below. Thanks.

toveggieplatter@hotmail.com

Suma

TAZAIKA March 13, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

hi srivalli hows ur diet going on?all the best ,anyways my earlier had blogged had been copied.my new url is:http://foodscapital.blogspot.com
if you can kindly update this url in ur event 4 egg sandwiched:
http://foodscapital.blogspot.com/2010/03/egg-sandwiches-my-kids-favourite.html
and 4 icc challenge as well
thank you
take care

TAZAIKA March 15, 2010 at 5:53 PM  

Hi sri i have posted this months icc challenge.check out!!
http://foodscapital.blogspot.com/2010/03/ariselu-fried-indian-bread-with-rice.html

Srimathi March 15, 2010 at 8:33 PM  

Hi Srivalli,

My mail id is foody.guru@gmail.com. I would like to join your ICC group. Thank you.

~ Lopa March 15, 2010 at 10:55 PM  

Hi Srivalli,

I recently started my food blog, I would like to join your ICC group and participate in cooking challenge if you are still taking people in the group... let me know.... lopa07@gmail.com
Thanks.

Malini R March 17, 2010 at 12:44 AM  

malini.ratnam@gmail.com

I'd sent you a note earlier and haven't received anything to join the ICC yet.

Life is beautiful!!! March 18, 2010 at 1:46 AM  

Valli I am in....I am very new to this world of blogging and I need support here :) My e-mail ID is manjurajender@googlemail.com. Hope to meet many new ppl thru your contest :)

N S March 18, 2010 at 9:10 PM  

Hi Srivalli,

I started my blog recently and would like to join ICC. Please send me a mail if you accept my request, and my email id is feastinthekitchen@gmail.com.

Life is beautiful!!! March 21, 2010 at 8:16 PM  

//Should display the logo of Indian Cooking Challenge in their blog, along with a link back to the event announcement.//

Srivalli I dont know how to do this , can u guide me please?

Rajmi March 23, 2010 at 11:27 AM  

Hi,
I would like to take part in the ICC. I have a blog for Indian Recipes especially Vegetarian recipes.
http://indianspecialrecipes.blogspot.com

Contact me @ rajmiarun@gmail.com

RajmiArun

Madhavi April 1, 2010 at 9:33 AM  

great website and good receipes
www.maavantalu.com

Swarnavalli Suresh April 8, 2010 at 1:48 AM  

Hi Srivalli I'm a building blogger and I'm interested in becoming a member of your blog.

harini-jaya April 16, 2010 at 2:23 AM  

Hey Srivalli,
This is a very good concept and we being new bloggers, would love to join this challenge. Pl let us know how to proceed. Our email id is mail2tamalapaku@gmail.com
thnx

Leena April 16, 2010 at 8:35 PM  

what a nice idea to have traditional delicacies,plz count me in...

Rachana April 16, 2010 at 8:58 PM  

Hi Srivalli,
I would love to participate in the ICC event. Not sure if its too late already. Please send me the details when you get a chance.

Thanks
Rachana
RDRege@gmail.com

Roha April 20, 2010 at 12:31 PM  

Hi Srivalli,
I would like to join the ICC. My e-mail is frds.7861@yahoomail.com. Thanks.

Shubha April 21, 2010 at 2:49 AM  

Hi Srivalli...
Nice to see this ..
I am in for it...:) Where can i see the topic for the next event? can u guide me please??

Thanks and regards.. Also add me to the list.

Rachana April 22, 2010 at 7:49 PM  

Hi Srivalli,
I dont mean to bother you but I'm really excited to be part of the ICC challenge and dont want to miss any of the future challenges. I sent you a note last week but have not heard back from you. I understand if you have been busy but if you sent me an email with the information, I have not received it. I would really appreciate if you can resend it to me.

My email address - RDRege@gmail.com

Thanks
Rachana

Srivalli April 23, 2010 at 10:21 AM  

Hello Swarnavalli Suresh and Leena, please leave your email ids for me to send the details

Yenta Mary April 26, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

I would LOVE to try the Indian Cooking Challenge!!! Email = yentamary@gmail.com

foodfloozie.blogspot.com
twitter.com/foodfloozie

Roha April 30, 2010 at 1:24 AM  

Hi srivalli,

Roha here,
I believe am too late to participate,I didnt get your mail :(
i would like to be part of the ICC challenge and dont want to miss any of the future challenges.

http://hyderabadicuisinerecipes-angel.blogspot.com/

frds.7861@yahoo.com

Madhu April 30, 2010 at 4:26 AM  

Hi Srivalli,

I am new to blogging and recently started a food blog . i have seen the rules and would like to participate in this sweets event. would like to know more info. like when is the last date for this to submit and other things. hope u will get back to me . my mail id is : madhavi.lakshmi@gmail.com
and my blog id is : http://madhukitchen.blogspot.com. also would like to receive from u any suggestions to improve my blog.

asha May 15, 2010 at 2:30 AM  

Hi,
dis z asha, i would like to take part in the ICC. I have a blog for Indian Recipes. i need to know the details,my gmail id guna.jyo@gmail.com, website www.gunaash.blogspot.com,plz do reply me

Ameya May 16, 2010 at 8:17 AM  

Hi there,
My name is Ameya, and I am in the process of creating my food blog. I would like to join the ICC event. My email is ahanuman@tulane.edu. Please contact me regarding the event details and how I can join. Thanks so much.
Ameya

PranisKitchen May 16, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

hi i would like to participate in this event.
my email id is pranisworld@gmail.com

Madhu May 17, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

Hi Srivalli,

I would like to participate in the ICC event. pls mail me the details. my mail id is : madhavi.lakshmi@gmail.com

Nitha May 18, 2010 at 5:29 PM  

How do i join in? my mail id is nithakj@gmail.com

Nasrin May 29, 2010 at 2:10 AM  

Hi
I love ur idea. How do i join in ur group?
My mail id is mohamuda.nasrin@gmail.com

swapna May 30, 2010 at 2:35 AM  

Im a new blogger and would love to join ICC.My email id is swapna84@gmail.com

Kristin June 3, 2010 at 7:01 PM  

I am not sure if you are still taking participants but I am new to Indian food and would love to cook my way through with real authentic recipes.

Scraps June 5, 2010 at 11:16 PM  

Found your link via Food Floozie's blog. My boyfriend and I both love cooking as well as Indian food, so if you're still taking participants we'd love to join up!

My email is randomactscomics@gmail.com

Roochi June 6, 2010 at 4:00 PM  

Can I join this challenge now !
I would lov to hear from you. gmail id roochis.blog

Shree June 8, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

Srivalli, Can I join now. If yes can you please add a comment on my blog?

Shubha June 9, 2010 at 12:47 AM  

Srivali i still dunno if u added me to the contest... I didnt get any update... I would love to participate... please leave me a messgae on my blog of mail me at gems7882@gmail.com...
Thank u so much..

regards
TIA

Shubha

Srivalli June 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

Shubha, This was one of the reasons why I asked for interested bloggers to leave their email ids. It becomes very difficult for me to identify the email ids by clicking thr your profile. Will be sending the details shortly

Nimi SunilKumar June 9, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

hin srivalli..i'm happy 2 bump in to such a lovely event.Do count me in.My mail id is nimisrecipes@gmail.com

cheers
Nimi
www.nimisculinaryventures.blogspot.com

Vegetarian Yogini June 20, 2010 at 11:07 PM  

would love to participate! my email is adelina@gmail.com

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