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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 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 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 .

Announcing Global Kadai – Indian flavoured flatbreads !

 Excitement at its peak in hosting my first ever event …Thank you Cilantro in giving me this opportunity to host Global Kadai’s event this month. So wots the theme ??? Indian flavoured flatbreads….
Wot is Global Kadai?? “Global Kadai” is a  food blogging event, showcasing Global Flavors in an Indian version. This event will bring the creativity of food bloggers to try different recipes from around the globe giving an Indian twist.

Flatbreads is not a new terminology !!Infact its more like a  staple food for many of us.. We are all quite familiar with Paratha’s , Roti’s Puri ,& Tortilla’s.I was very surprised to learn that flat breads are not just Indian.. but very global…  So why not get Creative & bring out your imagination in creating Indianised Flat breads..  There are ample ways to get creative here.. Just get Vegetarian and cook ur Flat bread !!Happy Flat bread making  ….

According to Wikepedia,
A flatbread is a simple bread made with flour, water, and salt and then thoroughly rolled into flattened dough. Many flatbreads are unleavened—made without yeast or sourdough culture—although some flatbread is made with yeast, such as flatbread made with whole wheat flour. There are many other optional ingredients that flatbreads may contain, such as curry powder, diced jalapeños, chili powder or black pepper. Olive oil or sesame oil may be added as well. Flatbreads can range from one millimeter to a few centimeters thick. Flatbread was already known in Ancient Egypt & Sumer .
A whole variety of flatbread varieties from the world are listed here. Pick up any of them and give an indian & vegetarian twist. 


  • Use your imagination and creativity to prepare the above recipe using ingredients familiar with Indian Cuisine. Post your entries on your blog during the event duration.
  • If you already have appropriate entry archived, send it along linking back to this announcement page. There is no limit to the number of entries.
  • Provide a link back to this announcement page and also to Cilantro’s page and feel free to use the logo.
  • Email your entry to sandhyaskitchen@yahoo.com with the following details:
  • Name, Recipe Name, Recipe URL, Picture Attached
  • The deadline for this event is Aug 1st, 2010.
  • If you don’t have a blog but wish to participate in this send your entries with a picture, your name and recipe to the above email address the deadline.

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