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Round UP of MLLA 32 Helping

What an Excellent Turnout !!!  Legume loaded Fifty Submissions.. A little delayed Round Up for this event.. but a fully successful one!! Applause well deserved ! So beautifully picturised and posted.. Each and every effort from each one of u is cherished and appreciated. I m  just loving it!!!{ Kindly give me a buzz for any corrections / omissions .I will action on it right away } I have thoroughly enjoyed my inbox loaded with mails everyday…

             Spicy Tamarind Blackbeans
           Lisa  – Lisa’s Kitchen 

Janet – The Taste Space

Harini-Jaya – Tamalapaku
Harini-Jaya – Tamalapaku

Mediterranean Style Soybean Gratin
Rachel – The Crsipy Cook

Eggplant & Lentil Curry
Zenobia – RAWk Me!


Kidney Bean Salad
Zenobia – RAWk Me!


Ambreen – Simple Sweet n Savory
Krithi – Krithi’s Kitchen

 Black & Butter Bean Sabji
Madhavi – Vegetarian Medley


Raining Burgers. A post on Barley-Bean Veggie Burgers
Anu Nandu – Mrignayani


Hyacinth Beans Kurma 
Veena Arvind – Kitchen Celebrations


Eggless Banana Black Bean Brownie
Sadhna -Sensible Veg


French Style Lentil Soup
Lady A – Noshes , Thoughts & Reves


Chickpeas stuffed peppers served with Tomato Sauce
Megha – I 2 Cook


Harini-Jaya – Tamalapaku
Satya – My Innovative Kitchen 
Sonia – One Creative Kitchen
Vatsala – Show & Tell
Priya Sreeram- Bon Appetit

Spiced Green Lentils with Spinach & Basmathi Rice
Chris – Gourmet Fashion


Bean’s Poriyal
Devi -Devi’s Blog

Cauliflower Fritters
Akheela – Torviewtoronto


Dhokar dalna / Steamed lentil cakes in light ginger gravy
Sukanya – Saffron Streaks


Pumpkin Black Bean Enchilladas
Priya Mahadevan – Priya’s now serving


Mint Ambode
Vidya –  Vegetarian Recipes from India and from the world


Lasooni Dal
Vidya –  Vegetarian Recipes from India and from the world


Flax Peanut Ladoo
Denny – Oh Taste n See blog


Palak Chole
Denny – Oh Taste n See blog


Cabbage Soy Mince masala 
Denny – Oh Taste n See blog


Cinzia -Cindistart


Red Lentil with Cumin and Fried Onions
Soma -eCurry


Curried Navy Bean Soup
Soma – eCurry


Bottle Gourd Kottu
Sangeeta – Sangi’s Food World


Lima Beans & Spinach Pakora
Sangeeta – Sangi’s Food World


Shanvi – Kitchen Secrets


Cluster Bean Usli
Shanvi – Kitchen Secrets


Mango Chickpea Rice 
Priya – Priya’s Easy n Tasty Recipes


 Brown Rice Idli 
Priya – Priya’s Easy n Tasty Recipes


  Moong Dal with Watercress 
Vanessa -Sweet Artichoke


Alasaandhyachi Oosali 
Raksha- Raksha’s Kitchen


White Bean Dip with Pita Chips
Usha – My Spicy Kitchen


Usha- My Spicy Kitchen


  Sweet Potato & Peanut Soup 
Bala Shankar – My Life Together


Adai – Lentil & Rice Crepe
Priya –  Mharo Rajasthan’s Recipes


Raw Green Chickpea Biryani
Pari – Foodelicious


Chickpea Winter Salad
Catherine – Get Self Sufficient


Black Bean Brown Pattice
Mythreyi – Yum! Yum! Yum!


A Vegan Canelli Gratin
Valerie – City | Life | Eats


Cream of Green Bean Casserole Soup
Susan – The Well Seasoned Cook


Now comes the most awaiting and most interesting part of the round up !!! Drums roll…. 
And We have 3 Winners !!! The Random Drawing came quite handy 🙂

Congratulations  Cinzia of Cindystar. She resides in Italy and has sent us her delicious Falafel for this event.Beautifully picturised 🙂 You get to chose your food related book of your choice from Amazon. ..Since she is an international winner…I had to pick one more winner. The lucky one is Sonia of My Creative Flavours. She has sent her delicious Rajma Curry! Heartiest Wishes.. You get to chose from the Hurst Bean Products.Susan will get in touch with you for the shipping details…

We have a third winner to this lovely event… It is Anu Nandu – Mrignayani . Anu .. you get to pick a food related book from Amazon too . Susan has been extremely kind in extending the cookbook prize to a participant of MLLA32 who has not won before…

Congratulations to the winners once again !!!

Announcing My Legume Love Affair , Thirty Second

Hello   February!!! My love for Legumes is never ending for vegetarians like me. I have to thank Susan , face behind The Well Seasoned Cook for giving me this lovely opportunity to host this event.. Rather let me say I grabbed this chance ,when Susan invited the fellow bloggers last year to host this monthly mingling event . I am taking absolute pleasure in inviting all my lovely readers , fellow bloggers n non bloggers to participate in this 32nd MLLA.

A legume is a plant in the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), or a fruit of these specific plants. A legume fruit is a simple dry fruit that develops from a simple carpel and usually dehisces on two sides. A common name for this type of fruit is a pod, although the term “pod” is also applied to a few other fruit types, such as vanilla and radish. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils,carob, soy, and peanuts.

Source : Wiki

To Participate:


  • Prepare any vegetarian/vegan recipe with legumes as the star ingredient. Any cuisine, any course is acceptable as long as it features legumes as a dominant ingredient. (Please note : The term ‘Legume’ in French refers to any kind of vegetable.They are not included in this event)
  • Multiple entries are welcome (entries in English only please) although only one submission will be counted towards the random drawing.
  • Post a recipe between now and 28th February ’11 .Please provide a link to this announcement page and to Susan’s event page.
  • Send a mail with MLLA in the subject line to sandhyaskitchen[at]yahoo[dot]com with the following details.
  • Your name
  • Location (Optional)
  • Your blog name
  • Name of the entry/recipe
  • URL of your post
  • An optional photograph of the final dish that is  preferably resized to 400 X 300 (in pixels) or 300 X 400 (in pixels)
  • If you don’t have a blog but would like to participate, send an email with the recipe and the above-mentioned buy propecia generic finasteride details and your entry will be included in the round up & prize draw.
  • Recipes submitted to other events are also permitted.
  • Recipes from archives or older posts are accepted only if they are re-posted with a link to this announcement page and Susan’s event page.
  • Use of logo is optional. Click on the logo below to get the link.



All the lovely cooks ,pack yourself with your apron n chef’s cap and present a delicious recipe loaded with legumes.
1) Winner chooses any cookbook or food-related book from Amazon U.S. valued at not more than 15USD for the book itself.  This prize is offered by Susan at her expense and she will also absorb worldwide shipping charges.  F.T.C. Notice: Susan does not receive any compensation from Amazon.
2) Hurst Bean Box – A case of six bags of the winner’s choice of Hurst Bean products, suitable for every diet, sponsored by Hurst Bean. (Due to shipping restrictions, this prize can only be awarded if the winner is a U.S. resident.) F.T.C. Notice: In May 2010, Susan, at her request, received two Hurst Bean complimentary products which are not available for purchase in her local markets. Susan does not generally accept free products from Hurst Bean nor is she financially compensated by them.
3) Drawing Structure – If the winner is a U.S. resident, she/he will be the recipient of both Prizes 1 and 2 above.  In the event that an international winner is drawn, a second drawing will be conducted from the U.S. pool of entrants to ensure that the Hurst Prize is awarded every month.  In these instances, the international winner will receive the book, and the U.S. winner will receive the Hurst Prize.

What are you waiting for ??? Cook up , post it and load my inbox with ur legume loaded delight.

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100 th Post | BSI : Kidney Beans

M  orning fellow mates!I m really thrilled and excited writing this 100th post. Couldnt really believe… I m on century 🙂 Just decided… will celebrate my blog’s century hit with its century recipe ….in a few days!
I have grown each day , pondering my thoughts , tweets from my life ,writing about my hits & misses from my kitchen every week. Grown as a chef learning tricks and working with magic ingredients in the kitchen.

Taking pleasure in hosting this second event in my blog – BSI . Secret Ingredient I have chosen for this week is indeed Kidney Beans ( Rajma). This event is running on its 96th week.. indeed a good acheivement .. Keep it up ! Thank you Sowjanya from Ruchika Cooks for passing on this opportunity to me to host this week.

How do we go about it?
Cook with Kidney Beans as its primary ingredient and post it in your blog from Monday the 20th of September till Sunday the 26th of September.
I will select a winner from the list of entries received and the round up will be posted on Monday the 27th of September along with the name of the winner.

  • Recipe Name:
  • Link to the recipe (for bloggers)
  • Photograph 
  • Email to sandhyaskitchen AT yahoo DOT com.
  • Use of Logo is mandatory
  • Older entries are accepted provided, you link it to BSI and to this event announcement.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still participate in the event, just send me the recipe details along with a picture and email me .

Any Q’s, please send an email to sandhyaskitchen AT yahoo DOT com or just leave a comment out here.If you would like to know more about the event BSI, have a peep into our previous hosts.

Here are our previous hosts:

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Global Kadai :Flat Bread | Round Up 2

It has been a pleasure hosting this lovely event! Thanks Cilantro …  More than all , I m glad that there is a lovely collection of paratha’s and other flatbread’s .Most of it are quite well described and well written .
Please do let me know if I have missed any entry . Thank you for such lovely support ! Cherish them all.

My own entries for this lovely flat bread event include Gobi Paratha .From the archive ,
Aloo Methi Paratha , Coriander Roti  & Methi Thepla

Smitha from Taste Buds has shared with us 4 of her yummy recipes Carrot Soya Chapathi , Chole Bhature, Palak Paratha & Paneer Paratha

Sac Boregi: Turkish Flat bread with Feta cheese with an Indian touch . This lovely delicacy comes straight from Zesty South Indian Kitchen . Great work Swathi.

Denny sends us 2 special entries : Minty Cottage Cheese Paratha & Rosemary Scallion Parathas

Nandini brings us Healthy sprouted green moon paratha from her Kitchen.

Indrani from cipro online pharmacy Recipe Junction  is here with Atta, oats and spring onion paratha

Akheela from Torviewtoronto shares with us her Avacodo Roti

Sayantani from HomeMaker’s Diary brings us Aloo Methi Paratha & Whole Wheat Tortilla

Reshmi is here with Methi de Paratha

Aloo Paratha , Onion Paratha & Peof parathas Chapathi  .Wot a beautiful set of  flatbreads… from PS od Spicy Turnovers.

Deepthi Sidana shares with us Mooli Paratha . Yummm!!

One more Brocolli stuffed paratha… Sender is none other than Swapna of Simple Veg Cooking

I m soo glad to see some many varieties of Carrot Paneer Paratha….  Thanks Jeyshri( Jeyshri’s Kitchen).. You rock!

Aparna from Aparna’s Veg Cusine is sharing with us her Aloo Peas Paratha

Rachna of Sizzle n Spice brings entirely 2 different varieties : Sago Thalipeeth & Stuffed Corn Paratha

Aipi is here with tasty n healthy TOfu Methi Thepla .Great click Aipi!!!

The last minute rush .. but v much in time.. entry comes from Nayna of simply food.
Glad u made it !!

Global Kadai – Flatbread Event | Round Up 1

Thank you sooo much for participating in this event.. and for sending such lovely flat breads.. I m sure to give it a try to most of them gradually !! Flat bread’s being something I totally relish .. This event being my first one , I have spent more time working on the round up.. Guess its just a matter of putting it together….first ones are normally time consuming… I havent been able to visit blogs this week… coz of the round up ..
Will post the Round Up 2 in a few days!

Mina Joshi from Authentic Vegetarian Recipes  has sent 5 delicious flatbread’s..She was the first one to send her entries to this event!! 

Priya from Priya easy tasty recipes is second ..in sending her entry!! thank you for sending it at quite an early stage!!!

VIjitha Shyam ( known as VS to the Blogging world ) has come up with Sweet Poli..

Sanyukta Gour ,so creative with her presentation is here with Carrot Wheat Tortilla’s & Spinach Paratha’s

UmMymoonah from Taste of Pearl City is here with  Carrot Paneer Paratha’s. Love the Paneer ones.. Will try adding Carrot next time..

Nivedita , quite good in bring her N Karnataka Cusine.. makes her way with 4 authentic recipes.


Srividya Anand from Vegetarian Zest presents Chana Dal Paratha

Rupali Jain ( North ki Rasoi Se) with her Nan . THanks for this recipe Rupali.. Bookmarked for my future try.

Mythree from Pakaja Recipes…is sharing Gobi Paratha too..

PJ of Seduce your Taste buds brings us Spring Onion Paratha

Heathy Stuffed Tofu Paratha’s , Brocolli Stuffed Paratha’s  & Aloo Gobi Paratha’s travel a long mile from Super YUmmy Recipes! THanks Sathya .