MBP:Easy Breezy Breakfast Event announcement

Simple Indian Food is proud to guest host the very popular MBP-Monthly blog patrol event for the month of January 2009. MBP was started by Coffee of The Spice Cafe and after various interesting themes, the theme for Jan '09 is Easy Breezy Breakfasts. Please have a look at the following notes regarding the event, some of them in Coffee's words

1. You will have to cook something from fellow bloggers (the “from” has to be a blogger and not any other cooking site!!) posted recipes. Please post only vegetarian recipes for the event since this is a 100% Vegetarian blog. No eggs please.

2. Post a pic of the final recipe on your blog linking it to the blogger (whose recipe you made) and to this event. Whether to make it a post or no, is entirely your choice. You can just put a final pic or put step by step pics or if you have made any variations you might want to highlight that or post the whole recipe. Its entirely upto you. But one final pic and a link to the blogger and this event is a must. Also link to the event announcement and Coffee's MBP page..Pls use the logo to popularise the event.

3. Email your name, permalink of your recipe/pic only and a permalink of the blogger from whom you made this dish to easycrafts@gmail.com with ‘MBP Jan '09 ′ as the subject line. You neednt send the pic, I will pick it up myself from your blog.

4. The event ends on 31st Jan '09 and the roundup would be up by the first week of February. No late entries please.

5. There is no limit to the number of entries that you might want to contribute. If you don’t have a blog, you can still email the post and the pic to me and it would be published in my blog on your behalf.

Looking forward to your delicious entries to the event..

WYF: Kitchen Gadget event roundup

Thanks to all of you for participating in the event..

Lakshmi Venkatesh of Kitchen Chronicles: Kuzhi Paniyaram

Some more awards

Since I am not able to blog regularly, this month's theme for the WYF event has been postponed..Hoping to get back to regular blogging soon

Some of my dear friends have shared a few awards with me...Thanks a lot

Thanks Ramya for the awards

Thanks Vibaas

Boiled rice flour ladoo


Boiled rice
1 cup sugar
2 tsp cardamom powder
Roasted nuts

Wash the boiled rice, dry it well, dry roast till light brown, cool and grind to a fine powder. This powder can be stored so that the dish can be prepared within five minutes.

Measure 1 cup of the rice powder and add powdered sugar to it. Add cardamom powder, dry nuts and about 3-4 tbsp of melted ghee. Mix well and make balls. Adjust the quantity of ghee required for making ladoos.

Healthy and tasty ladoos ready to serve.

Sending over Boiled rice flour ladoos to Pallavi's Sunday snacks grab and go event
how to make ladoos, quick ladu, instant sweets recipe,

Butter murukku


1 cup gram flour (besan)
1 cup rice flour
2 tbsp white sesame seeds
Salt to taste
1/4 cup butter
Oil to fry

Beat the butter and salt well. Add the flours to it and mix well. Add sesame seeds to it and make a soft dough with water. Put into murukku maker and directly press it into hot oil. Fry till the hissing sound stops.

Cool and store in an air-tight container.

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Inji (Ginger) Thuvaiyal


2 tbsp Blackgram dal
3-4 Red chillies
Salt to taste
2 tbsp grated coconut
A medium sized bit of ginger
Bit of asafoetida

Dry roast the blackgram dal and red chillies. Grind it to a coarse powder and add the rest of the ingredients to it and grind well again. Add water to make a thick and a bit coarse paste.

Serve with rice.

Few more awards and a tag

Thanks Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes for the friendship award, Kreativ blogger and Great buddy award.

Yasmeen of Healthnut
has also passed the Great buddy award and Kreativ blogger award..

Kitchen Flavours of Yummy Food has passed the Friendship award, Great Buddy, Kreativ blogger, Butterfly award, Chocoholic award, Yum yum blog award, Hard working blogger award and 360 deg Foodie award as well as the same tag.

Thanks all of you for the awards and tag.

7 Things I Say More Often:
2.Lets see
3.Ok ok

7 Things I Did Before:
1. Learned Typewriting
2. Tried to learn writing Tamil
3. Went to different classes for crafts
4. Slept slept and slept long hours
5. Enjoyed winters in North India
6. Enjoyed my trips to my grandparents place
7. Travelled a lot

7 Things I do now:
1. Cooking
2. Cleaning house
3. Blogging whenever possible
4. Embrodiering my half finished saree
5. Crochet
6. Checking out old recipes book
7. Watching some movies

7 Things I Want to do:
1. Travel and see as many places possible
2. Finish all my half finished embrodiery
3. Try making new dishes
4. Trying to allocate more time for blogging
5. Crochet the designs I have been collecting
6. Finish all my unfinished crafts
7. Clear all my pending personal work

7Things That Attract Me About Opposite Sex:
1. Honesty
2. Intelligence
3. Patience in dealing tough times
4. Smartness
5. Humbleness
6. Sense of Humour
7. Charity

7Favourite Foods:
1.Sambar vada
2.Samosa Channa
3.Alu Paratha
4.Semiya Upma
5.Potato Chips
7.Butter murukku

WYF:Party Food event roundup

Thanks all of you for your participation in the event. Of late, I have been held up with some personal work and so not able to post regularly on the blog. Extremely sorry for the delay in posting this roundup. Due to slow internet connection, I am unable to upload the pictures. The entries are in the order I received them..

Raaji from Raaji’s Kitchen: Broccoli65 , Kofta Balls and Gobi Manchuria

Moong-roasted dal-rava ladoo


1/2 cup whole moong(green gram)
1 cup roasted rava
1/2 cup roasted dal (pottukadalai)
2 cups sugar
1/2 to 3/4 cup Ghee
1 tsp cardamom powder
Few roasted nuts and raisins

Roast the whole moong in a dry pan to get rid of the raw smell. Grind it to a fine powder in the mill. Grind the sugar, roasted dal and rava finely. Add roasted nuts, raisins, cardamom powder and required ghee to it to be able to make balls.

Mix well and make ladoos of it.

Stays good for 3-4 days. Milk can be substituted for ghee but the shelf life would be just 2 days.

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1 cup Raw rice
1 cup Jaggery
1 tsp cardamom powder
Oil to fry

Soak the raw rice for 1 1/2 hours and drain out the water completely. Grind the slightly wet rice to a smooth powder in the mixer and sieve it twice to remove unfine particles.

Add a little water to the jaggery and allow it to boil. The required consistency is such that when a drop of the jaggery syrup is put into a plate of water, it should be easily formed into a soft ball with fingers. At this stage, add the cardamom powder and the rice flour slowly into the syrup. Mix well and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

Make equal medium sized balls of the mixture and pat it on a greased plastic sheet to form a thick poori.

Slowly put it into hot oil and cook till it turns dark brown on both sides in medium flame. Use two big spoons with holes to remove the excess oil. Repeat for rest of the balls.

Cool and store in an air-tight containter. Stays good for 5-6 days.
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Mixed legumes masala


2 cups of mixed legumes (chickpeas, black eyed peas, dry green peas, kidney beans, dry white peas, whole moong and any other legume) [Soaked for atleast 8 hours and pressure cooked]
1 big tomato (grind to paste)
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt as per taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves

Heat oil, add cumin seeds. When it splutters, add the tomato paste and dry masala powder. Cook for 2 minutes and add ginger paste. Add the cooked legumes and some water to get gravy. Add salt and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with pulkas/pooris.

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Awards Time

Sorry for the sudden disappearance from the blogging world..Due to some personal work, I have not been able to check out your blogs and post recipes on the blog as frequently as earlier. This is expected to continue for atleast another 2 months. However the events will go on and I hope to get delicious entries from all of you for the events. The roundup for the Party Food event would be up in a few more days as soon as I get some time. Meanwhile, a lot of friends have been very kind to me for passing a few awards which I wanted to acknowledge..Thanks friends for your affection..I have tried to include all the awards I received and updated the same in the sidebar as well..However in case I missed out any of your friendly gestures, I am very sorry about it. Please put me a word and I will include the same immediately.

Thanks to Ramya of Ramya's Kitchen Corner and Anu of Chandrabhaga for the Hard Working Blogger Award

Thanks Yasmeen of Healthnut blog, Anu of Chandrabhaga and Kitchen flavours of Yummy food for the Chocoholic award

Thanks Shama of Easy2cook recipes blog and Kitchen flavours of Yummy food for the Inspiration blog

Thanks PJ of Seduce your tastebuds, Kitchen flavours of Yummy food for the Butterfly award

Thanks Kitchen flavours of Yummy food for the Friendship award and Good Job award

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