>> Sunday, June 16, 2013
The best compliment and something that made me so happy was when PJ told me that she has her this page ready and keeps checking for the announcement. She eagerly waits for the themes to be announced and it feels like giving your exams. I was so touched with her words. Of course each of the BM members show such dedication and commitment to their themes, that I try to push myself to get the best theme possible.
Now before I digress and keep talking for hours, let me proceed!
For those of you who are landing here for the first time, then please check out these posts on Blogging Marathon, you can read about all the history, the thought process that's gone in everything in one place in the BM#18 intro
24, 25, 26 July
- Should take up 2 weeks of BM without fail. It can be any two weeks.
- Will have to post on all 3 days with 2 weeks without fail
- Same theme can't be taken by one blogger.
- Should follow the accepted theme all 3 days, meaning if you choose one topic like Rice, you should post all rice based recipes all 3 days.
- Should link to the Blogging Marathon page.
- Is expected to actively give feedback on others post.
- Mandatory reading and commenting on fellow participating member.
Kid's Delight Edition for June will be hosted by Kalyani. She is calling all moms to make Finger Food for Kids party. Finger Food as you know is anything that are individually served or handled by hand. So ideally all mini versions that will suit the little ones will be great. I guess you can make both sweet and savory!
Kid's Delight - Summer Special (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)
With the heat of summer, she decided that it would be great to serve some Room Temperature/Chilled Foods. Basically, any food not served hot - anything from sandwiches and salads to ice cream, chilled desserts and smoothies.
Cooking with Curds
Has to be used as a savory dish. can be a gravy, rice, dal
Dallying with Dumplings
Dumplings are cooked balls of dough. They are based on flour, potatoes or bread, and may include meat, fish, vegetables, or sweets. They may be cooked by boiling, steaming, simmering, frying, or baking. They may have a filling, or there may be other ingredients mixed into the dough.
Dumplings may be sweet or savoury. They can be eaten by themselves, in soups or stews, with gravy, or in any other way. While some dumplings resemble solid water-boiled doughs, such as gnocchi, others such as wontons resemble meatballs with a thin dough covering.
Again you can't do only fried dumpling for all days, it has to be one method each day!
There is something special about certain dishes being paired. While most dishes in Indian cuisine is always paired with something or the other, there are specific ones that are famous. I requested my BM friends to share their cuisine combo dishes and we nearly hit on 106 such dishes. Some were something I have never heard.
So I decided to pick about 15 dishes from the list. And you can select any 3 and do this theme. Recipe is yours, however it has to follow the cuisine specific. Meaning if you are going to do Adai Avial, which is a specialty of Tamil Nadu, you got to follow the cuisine rules.
There are some very common dishes I only hope everybody won't end up doing Kadhi Chawal!
Daal Moong Satpuro
Matar poori with aalu ki subzi
Stuffed dal poori with Alalu ki subzi
Puttu Kadalai curry
Fritatas with garlic bread
thavala vada-coconut chutney
Rasgulla with Rabdi
Peas kachori -Dum aloo
Tea Kadai Menu
As in any state, Tamil Nadu has it's own specific dishes that are featured in the roadside tea shop. The list may run a long line, however I have shorten to just these.
In one of the FB groups that I am member, I saw a menu card that listed out this. So this theme is inspired from that Menu card and I hope there are many takers for this theme. I know couple of sets are quite hard, so I included two simpler ones. Again I hope people don't settle for simpler things. Like Masala Vada and Samosas are not allowed!..:)...I simply gave this because a roadside tea shop is incomplete with these dishes!
Each day should be from one of the list:
1. Butter Biscuits, Kelveragu Biscuits, Rusk
2. Kamarkattu, Jav Mittai, Seeni Mittai,
3. Pattani Kadalai, Ver Kadalai, Uppu Kadali
4. Kadali Urundai, Ellu Unrundai, Pori Unundai,
5. Bread Butter Jam, Coconut cream bun
6. Masala Vada, Onion Bajji, Samosa,
Eg: The dishes can be Butter Biscuits, Seeni Mittai, Bread Butter Jam
All the posts should be posted along with Tea/ Coffee.
Get it Rolled!
Any dish that's either served as a roll or cooked as a roll.
Example Seek Kabab, Almond rolls.
Again it can't be just sweets on all days. Each day should feature one category.
Savory Baked Dishes
As the name says you can bake savory dishes and it can be cakes, cookies, casseroles, pies etc
Your native special recipes: The recipe can be anything, any category. Only thing is it has to be your native special.