Saturday, May 30, 2009

Kreativ Blogger

Jisha has awarded me the Kreativ Blogger Award.... Thank You very much!!!

The Kreative Blogger Award comes with some rules :-

You must thank the person who has given you the award.
Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
Link the person who has nominated you for the award.
Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
Nominate 7 other Kreativ bloggers.
Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.
Here are 7 things about me :

Maya is the name of the little imp who already has me twisted around her tiny little finger- And she is barely 6 months old!!
Moved this December from Chicago - Already missing Chicago but loving California!!
I love to travel. Currently the only travel I do is through books and on the net!!
I enjoy cooking but more so eating and trying out new cuisines!!
It's the small things make me happy!
I love the orange Flavor.
I Enjoy Puzzles.

I would like to pass on this award to the following 7 Bloggers :-

Asha of Foodies Hope
Bee of Rasa Malaysia
Padma Rekha of PlantainLeaf
Shaheen of Malabar Spices
Sue of My Korean Kitchen
Pam of For the Love of Cooking

I know most of you might have already got this award as these do tend to go around a lot... so if you have already got one...just know I think you are all fabulously gifted!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Colors of Taste : Rice Flour

So this time something that is used very commonly in South Indian kitchen - The versatile Rice Flour. Called Ari Podi, Arisi Mavu, Rice flour, that can be used in so many forms, is the basis for many truly delicious dishes.....both savory and sweet. This powder is an essential in my kitchen...for a quick and easy kai pathiri, neer dosai ... or lacy nool puttu, ...or for sweet or savory Kozhukattai.. or the famous Avalos podi. Rice Flour is also extensively used in other cuisines especially Asian... so it has a more universal appeal in every kitchen.

Rice flour can be made from either white or brown rice. Generally the rice is wash and dried and then powdered. How finely the rice is powdered varies from region and recipe. Then depending of the recipe either it is used as is or is roasted.

The theme for this month is ....

Rice Flour / Ari Podi /Arisi Mavu

Any recipe that calls for Rice Flour as one of the major ingredient qualifies for this event.
This theme for the event runs from May 19th to June 19th.

The rules are simple :
This is a once a month event. So you get almost a month to submit your entry from the date of announcement of the theme of the month, which would be in last week ofthe month. Please feel free to use the Event Logo in your post for the event.
1. Post about it on your blog with picture during the relevant deadline. Past entries are gladly accepted, please make sure you edit the entry to mention the event and link back to the event.
2.You must provide a link to this post and the COT-Powders page in your entry post.
3. Your creation must be prepared for the Colors Of Taste - Powders event and cannot be submitted to any other blog event.
4. All entries must be vegetarian...sorry about that.
5. Please do not Repost.
6. No need to add picture, I will pull it out from your post.

Once you have posted your dish, send an email with "Colors Of Taste - Powders: Rice Flour" in the subject line and send to kadumangacolors(at) gmail (dot) com within the deadline.

Include the following details in your mail:
Name of the dish:
Name of the Blog:
Link to the dish entered in the event:
Your Name:

If you do not have a blog, just email the recipe and a picture.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Colors of Taste - Powders: Flavored Rice - Roundup

And so after a extremely hectic month is the roundup for the 2 part event - Flavored Rice - Indian and International varieties. Looks like this time everyone were very busy to try new dishes, so while I received multiple entries for the Indian section... the numbers for the International varieties have gone down... but this month I am also not complaining as I too have been very busy. I will be taking a break from blogging ...other than hosting the COT event for at least 2 months. I have a new addition to my family now. Maya is my first little one and she is taking most of my time; and as you can see the roundup got delayed by a couple of days. So without further delay here are the entries for the month of April.

Colors of Taste - Powders: Flavored Rice - RoundUp

Indian Flavors

KonkanWorld : Tomato Rice

Foodie's Hope : Iranian bhagali Polou