Thursday, September 8, 2011

Aug 2011 Event Round-up

The wonderful host for Aug was Vidhya of Sugar N Spice

Head on over to her blog to read the round up and see the winners. Also the current month's Host is Divya of Easycooking. Do send your Onam special dishes and other Kerala inspired food to her here

Here is a list of the dishes that were sent in: 

Ramya of Ramya's Recipe sent in this Mathanga Vanpayar Erisseri
 Ramya of Ramya's Recipe sent in this 
Yam Fries

Shoba Shyam of Good Food sent in this Coconut rice

Ramya of Ramya's Recipe sent in this Koottu Curry


Ramya of Ramya's Recipe sent in Egg Kothu Porotta

Ramya of Ramya's Recipe sent in Fish Biriyani

Umm Mymoonah ofTaste of Pearl City sent in Neythili Meen Aviyal

Rinku Naveen of Rinku's Kitchen Treat sent in Kallumakkaya Upperi

Reshmi Mahesh of Easy Cook sent in this Collard Green Stir fry

Reshmi Mahesh of Easy Cook also sent in this Kerala Puttu

Kaveri of Palakkad Chamayal sent in this Chammanthi Podi

Karishma J Anand of Effortless cooking, Easy baking sent in thisMultigrain power-packed dosa

Nashira of Plateful sent in these Chicken puffs

Najla of Foodie Corner sent in this Layered Moss Pudding

Kaveri of palakkad Chamayal sent in this Mangai Kootan

Indu of Indugetscooking sent in this Kottayam Style Red Fish Curry

Najla of Foodie Corner sent in this Spring Roll

Sobha Shyam of Good Food sent in this Savoury Kozhukattai

Sobha Shyam of Good Food sent in this Vegetable Kurma

Jehanne of The Cooking Doctor sent in this Stir-Fry Tapioca with saffron

Roshan of Roshan's Cucina sent in Pazham-Puttu

Divya of Easycooking sent in this Neichoru ~ Ghee Rice

Smitha Mohanan of Food my companion sent in this Fried dried fish

Lastly Vidya's dish Kaya Bhaji

Onamashamsagal! Happy Onam :)

Dear Kerala Kitchen Team,

Hridayam Niranja Onamashamsagal you all and to your families!

Thank you all soo much for being part of this community and helping to celebrate, preserve and share our wonderful heritage and our cuisine.
I hope you all have wonderful (and delicious) Onam celebration and a lifetime of blessings!

I am wishing you all on behalf of Ria as well as she is traveling between Kannur to Kashmir having a great time with her family and friends and in the meantime conducting cooking classes, winning all Kerala cooking competitions and making thousands of chocolates for a cousin's wedding favours!

I am enjoying having my mother visit me ( she is making not one, but two types of  payasam as I type :)  and delayed posting the July round up for which I apologize.
Also want to thank those who signed up to host, especially last month's host Vidhya who posted the August round up on her blog here and the current host this month Divya of Easy cooking who is waiting for all your Onam goodies!

Here finally, is the wonderful dishes you all sent in for July 2011 Kerala Kitchen


Vidhya of Kurry leaves sent in cherupayar dosa a breakfast crepe made with lentils

Ramya of Ramya's Recipe sent in Idli Upma a breakfast dish made with steamed rice idlis and spices

Swapna of Swapna's Cuisine sent in Dates Pickle which goes especially well with biriyani and aloo paranthas

Vidya of Kurry Leaves sent in Kadachakka Theeyal 

Ramya Ramya's Recipe sent in  Broccoli Thoran  /Broccoli stir fried

Ramya of Ramya's Recipe sent in Mushroom thoran / stir fried Mushrooms Kerala style

Ramya o Ramya's recipes sent in Kalan a spicy and tangy buttermilk dish

Vidhya of Kurry Leaves sent in Kumblanga Puliserry / a spiced yogurt or buttermilk based curry

Vidhya of Kurry Leaves also sent in Avial a medley of vegetables in coconut

Zareena My experiments with food Mampazha pulisseri  mangoes in coconut and yogurt


Sarah of Spooful of delight sent in some delicious Pepper roasted chicken 

Najila of Foodie corner sent in some Chicken Cutlets perfect for appetizers or as a side.

Ramya of Ramya's recipes sent in some Chicken Stew 

Akshaya of Akshaya's Recipes sent in some Kerala chicken curry

Ramya of Ramya's Recipe Mutton Biriyani

Vidya of Kurry leaves sent in some Mutton Biriyani 

Lena Rashmin Raj  of Lemon & spice sent in Kerala Mutton Roast


Lena Rashmin Raj of Lemon & spice sent in  Mathi Mulaku Curry Sardine in spicy red gravy

Ramya Ramya's Recipe Mussels thoran

Ramya of  Ramya's Recipe sent in some Mathi or Sardine curry

Ramya of Ramya's Recipes sent in some Dried Prawns Chutney 

Nashira of Plateful sent in some Chemmeen muringakka curry /Prawns and drumstick curry


Vidhya of Sugar N Spice sent in Unniappam

Najila o Foodie corner sent in Mango Layer Pudding 

Najila also sent in Banana Fritters 

Vidhya of Kurry Leaves sent in some delicious Mango Ice cream with carmelized mango 

Vidhya of A portion to Share sent in Banana Fritters

Sudha of Sabda's kitchen sent in Jackruit Halwa

Sarah of Spoonful of Delight sent in Banana Mango tango 

Jehanne of The Cooking Doctor sent in Neyappam

Swapna of Swapna's Cuisine sent in Passion fruit wine

Here are the winners!

For the best dish, I had to choose Swapna's Passion fruit wine!

For the best pic, I chose Vidya's mango Ice cream!

The Top contributor is Ramya of Ramya's recipes with 8 delicious entries!Congrats winners and thank you all for your amazing dishes! Here is your Kerala Kitchen member badges, do display them proudly on your blogs, we are so proud to have you on our team!

-Best wishes to you all!