The 3rd and 4th week of May will be hosted by Sandhya Ramakrishnan
She will be announcing the event on her blog by May 16th with theme "Snacking all the way". All Kid Friendly Snack dishes, it can again depend on individual idea on what they consider snack for their kid. Please however ensure it's either lunch box packed or evening snack.
Weekend Special Dinner
This is typically what you will plan for your weekend dinner meal. It can be simple as a wrap or can be elaborate. It can be anything special.
For a typical South Indian family, regular South Indian food will be normal, so special could mean a wrap or a pasta. Or an elaborate meal such as baking a pizza from scratch. So let your creativity work and showcase what you will make for your family.
This can include Cooking mode, Utensils, Molds, Recipes etc.
For example, if there is no Kulfi mould, you can use a small bowl/paper cup. Muruku Press for western recipes.
No oven? Try pressure cooker.
Substituting 7" pan instead of 9"? then what are the things you need to watch out for (like the difference in time in baking and filling the batter)
The list can be endless. Don't limit yourself to the lists I have mentioned. Anyway that you substitute, share those ideas and recipes.
Season Fruits/Veg on Spotlight
This refers to the fresh produce in your region. In India, it would be Mangoes. So select either fruit or vegetable that's fresh and available in your region during this season. You can either cook one Fruit/Veg for 3 days, else showcase 3 different fresh produce
Traditional Temple Recipes
I wanted this theme to only showcase those typical Temple recipes. Since it will be extremely hard to get the actual recipe, you can create your own. However please make sure these are offered in temples. And not just the regular neivedyams we prepare at home.
This theme refers to all those commercially available food products.
For example like Pancake batter, Ketchups, Jams, ready to use batters etc.
A north Indian who does not know how to grind Dosa Batter, they can make at home. While this will not be accepted for a south Indian.
A North Indian can try their hand at making Tamarind Rice Mix etc
Other examples would be Homemade Tomato Sauce, Mayonnaise sauce, Puliyodai Ready to Mix packs etc. Anything that's not your cuisine, that you have been buying it as ready to use packets, now you try your hands at making it at home.
All Parsi Food, it can be any course
Special Theme - Do three weeks and for the 4th week you get to do the special theme.