Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Announcing an event to Celebrate Indian Flatbread ~ Roti Mela!

When I announced Dosa Mela, I never knew it will get everybody so excited. I had it in mind more because I was interested in knowing all the varieties that one can make with Dosa. But the response it got, was really overwhelming. Even after the roundups, I got many bloggers sending their entries, all of them eager to includes theirs in the round up. So I will be doing an update post with the pending entries.

Apart from this, many of you wanted to know what's next! Infact many wrote saying they would love to have another such event celebrating something that's common. So what better than Indian Flatbread. I love all types of rotis, stuffed parathas, naans, khulchas. The variety is endless! I use all types of flours and its so interesting to know how one cooks with them!

I have tried to cover most varieties that were easy to make at home, but I am yet to try out khulchas, so that's one challenge for me!

So the rotis can be plain, stuffed, savory or sweet!. Some of the typical varieties that I can think of are:

Chapati, Roti, Akki Roti, Puri, Phulka, Paratha, Stuffed Paratha, Puran Poli, Naan, Rumali Roti,
Kulcha, Bhatura, Luchi, Tamil Nadu Parotta, Kerala porotta, Roti prata, the Singaporean variant.
Roti canai, the Malaysian variant.

Just google away and you will have so many to choose from!

It can also be one of those from regional cuisines, like from Kerala, Pathiri, etc. By Roti, I am referring to everything that's made as dough and rolled out, or patted out or flipped out and cooked on a tawa, pan, tandoori!


So this is going to be everything that comes under Indian Flatbread category. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have all these in one place!.

To participate in this event, please have these in mind!

1. Cook anything related to Roti and all its varieties and post it on your blog from now till June 20th 2008. Can send in as many entries are you can! I will never say no to a Roti too!

Flour used can be anything, right from APF, wheat to Jower or even Chesternut flour! anything and everything under Sun. But sharing your family secret recipe, or something unique will be great and exciting!

Please also include details on how easy or difficult making that dish is, other notes that you feel is important. Everything in related to preparing your dish easy, will be appreciated!

2. Add a link back to this event announcement, would be nice if you can include the logo!

3. Please send me an e-mail to cooking4allseasons@gmail.com with the following info.

* Subject Line: Roti Mela
* Your name
* Your blog name and link to the post.
* Dish Name
* A picture of the dish (250 width).

4. Non bloggers can e-mail me the recipe and the picture and I will include it in the round up.

5. If you feel you want to participate but can't find time enough, I will accept already posted entry, if you create a NEW POST linked to this announcement. But it will be really fun to create a new dish!

I will work on the code to put this on side bar, meanwhile you can just include the logo if you are interested!

Looking forward to all your enthusiastic participation!

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65 comments :

Jayashree said...

You are on a roll, girl.....count me in for this mela...

Divya said...

Another event in a roti mela..??wow wow wow!!I am in...

Btw,have tagged you for a meme,pls chk my blog.

kamala said...

Another Mela...Looks so interesting srivalli.

Siri said...

Lovely theme Srivalli..:D Count couple of entries from me..

Siri

Trupti said...

Roti Mela..that's nice idea. Now we will have lot of varieties of rotis

Asha said...

HeHe! Good one Sri, love to cook a roti for you. Yes, I will be posting for you tomorrow and send you URL and photo as well.
I have pretty bad allergy attack this Spring, tough to manage with itchy, watering eyes and runny nose but I will be back tomorrow and will be blogging less a bit though!:)

satya said...

Great idea Srivalli.Looking forward to learn the difference between kulcha and naan.:D

ANJALI J. said...

Yey! How much i hoped someone should come up with such Event.. Finally u did it.. can i send the entries which i already posted in my blog? i will of course post it again as a new post. can i?

Divya said...

wow Roti mela ...I am definetly in

Madhu said...

Would definitely participate in this one. I missed your Dosa mela.
Thanks for conducting this event.

Medhaa said...

wow this is great and I have so many in mind, they are sindhi dishes. And now we will learn many more ways to make flatbreads. Great Idea.

Cham said...

Wow, another round variety! I know what i am going to send u! Love this theme too Srivalli :)

maybelles mom said...

Oh, I will definitely do this at least once if not many more than once. We eat chhapathi all the time.

Uma said...

another interesting event! Count me in, even though I am not a perfect roti maker (all my rotis get amoeba shape). Please wish me good luck in making a perfect roti for this mela. Thanks for hosting this.

Arundathi said...

you do have a passion for being busy!! how do you do it?! its a great idea, valli - we dont do anything very different at home but will definitely contribute...

Vanamala Hebbar said...

excellent srivalli...iam in :)

DK said...

somebody is on a ROLL! A good theme sri...count me in for sure

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW!... Excellent idea..... Looking forward to all the unique types of rotis....

bhagyashri said...

Lovely theme Srivalli! Already sent you my entry :)

Sunshinemom said...

Me too, me too....Rotis, Parathas and naans are my fav. too, and then I make it everyday!

Meera said...

Great idea, srivalli. I have already sent one on your way. probably you will be bored with me. Now all my rotis and paratha which are in the draft will finally be published. :-) Thanks for a wonderful event.

Suganya said...

You have energy for another mega event, even after 3 posts of dosa-mela roundup? Thanks for the extended deadline. Gives me more time :D

Siri said...

the surprise is out Srii.. do check either mine or Dhivya's blog..:D and let us know what u think!..

Hugs,
Siri

Divya Vikram said...

Count me in..Nice topic Srivalli..It is going to rain rotis in the blogosphere now..

SHUBHA said...

wow thats a good thing..... Another lovely event.I am so excited to do this.....i think i know wt iam gonna do :d

Hey i was wondering as ur doing another uppdate in the dosa round up can i send me one entry to u... I wanted to send it earlier but cudnt as it last date was over.
here is the link....

http://chutkibharpyar.blogspot.com/2008/04/mysore-masala-dosa-with-vaishalis.html

Bhawana said...

Hi Dear, I am joining for this event :).

Madhavi said...

WOW Roti mela...count me in for this mela dear!!!

notyet100 said...

i am sending some recipes for roti mela,,,dolet meknow when u get them

jayasree said...

Vally,I was thinking of suggesting this to you. There you are with the announcement. Thanks for the event.

Priya Arun said...

Dear Srivalli,

Gr8...I shall also contribute to the Roti Mela in my small way.

Take care,
Priya

SMN said...

Srivalli this is really nice event..all the best girl..

Srivalli said...

Jayashree, yep..thanks

Divya, I am excited..thanks..

kamala, thank you..hope you can send some

Siri, my pleasure!

Trupti, yeah thats my idea!

Asha, thank you..will check that out soon...and I am so glad you can send some

satya, me too..I am going to work on that!

Anjali..really...then maybe its you who whispered in my ears!..sure you can send old entries too!

Divya, thank you..looking fwd

Madhu, glad you will!

Medhaa, ahh..I am really looking fwd to those!

Cham, thats nice..looking forward to that!

maybelles mom, sure.. will be glad!

Uma, haha...those amoebas are also welcome!..we will give them a new name...but yes all the best for the perfect shape you are looking for!

Arundathi, yep..thats me!...thank you...pls do

Vanamala, thank you

DK, hhehehe..yep!...

Sukanya, yes, hope you can send some!

bhagyashri, thank you thank you!

Sunshinemom, will be so glad to get yours!

Meera, send in as many as your heart wants!

Suganya, hahhaah...thats made me go for another!

Siri, yep checked out..great!

Divya, thanks!.hope so

Shubha, do send them in!

Bhawana, thank you!..looking forward to your entry!

Madhavi, thank you

notyet100, thanks!

jayasree, so nice...thanks

Priya, so nice..do send them across!

SMN, thanks...hope you can send some!

Aditi..............:) said...

Hey this is a lovely activity ....i would love to participate.....whats the last date?

Mallugirl said...

another mela? i am still to work my way thru the dosa fest..but rotis in any form are a great idea. looks like u had a wonderful time at the meet.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Two events in a month! This is too much!! :)) I need a lot of energy to catch up with you! :D

Nanditha Prabhu said...

I am in.. this sounds exciting!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

wow! this one sounds cool..... gr8 going

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Thanks for the message Sri...have a lifeline until 20th June; will def send in something flat & rolled!! Ciao for now!

Neha said...

just send u my entry...on the way,

karuna said...

thx. roti mela wowo tht sounds really nice. i keep making so many different paranthas...dont even think about putting them down. now i will. thnx for the event. will send u the entry.

Srivalli said...

Aditi, welcome to my blog, looking forward to your entry

Mallugirl, glad you dropped...its my pleasure...do go around..and have fun..yep it was greaT

Lathamma, thanks...but both are in different timings..so can manage...I actually feel bored if something is not on me!

Nanditha, thank you!

Ramya, hope you will come out something

Deeba, sure you have..so send some lovely ones

Neha, got it!

karuna, will be great...looking forward to your entries!

Sangeeth said...

srivalli, this is the first time i am participating in such event so plz lemme know when u get my entry :)

Sunshinemom said...

I am sending you a roti PJ that needs to be answered, but it is in Tamil, and open to everyone.

Sunshinemom said...

Here is my contribution. No its not a recipe but I thought it might be fun.

http://tumyumtreats.blogspot.com/2008/05/can-you-answer-this-pj.html

Should I mail this?

Sunshinemom said...

Here is my aloo paratha..nothin' jhakaas:)

http://tumyumtreats.blogspot.com/2008/05/aloo-paratha-stuffed-potato-flatbread.html

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Hi Srivalli...just posted for the roti mela. Will send you a mail in a bit!! Cheers

Alka said...

Hi sri,
Unfortunately i haven't heard anything from M,regarding the plagiarism issue that we discussed earlier.So i m left with just two options,either make a hue and cry about it(which will make this whole event of u, very unpleasing)or simply request you to withdraw my entry(koki)from ur event .Coz i dont want to drag u unnecessarily in to all this and spoil all the enthusiasm of people putting loads of efforts to participating in this wonderful event
So kindly do the needful
Sorry again dear for all the botheration
Bye and all the best

Sharmila said...

Hi! I want to send an entry. How do I add the logo in my blog?

Happy cook said...

Srivalli i have send you today my mail with the entry.
Enjoy

Devi Priya said...

Hello Srivalli,

Thank you for inviting me for the Roti mela. I did send "Gobi paratha" as contribution to the Roti mela. May be it takes a day or two to get updated. I did not want to miss this wonderful opportunity, so I am sending it again just in case...
http://priya-kitchen.blogspot.com/2008/06/recipe-gobi-paratha-gobi-ke-parathe.html

--Priya

Usha said...

Hi Srivalli,

Roti's are always a wonderful idea according to me.I already sent you my entry yesterday

Usha
http://veginspirations.blogspot.com/

Madhavi said...

Hi Srivalli, I just sent u my entries for the event. Hope you got it, if not here's links. Don't want to miss dis event :))

1. http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/2008/06/mini-paneer-chilli-paratha-awards.html

2. http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/2008/02/italian-aaloo-paratha.html

Thanxx and take care
Madhavi.

Nandita Shenoy said...

Hi Srivalli,
This is exiting!!! I am posting my first entry in any event..Thanks for conducting this event...

I have already sent to you gmail id. & am sending it again now..want to make sure I am in it!!
http://foodydelight.blogspot.com/search/label/Indian%20bread

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

Thanks Srivalli for hosting the event.

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

hey for some reason iam unable to send it to your email
there is a failure in delivery

my blog's url is http://vegetableplatter.blogspot.com


The link to my dish is

http://vegetableplatter.blogspot.com/2008/06/carrot-rice-paratha_13.html

Please consider this as my entry

Thanks

Sheetal said...

Hi Srivalli,
I hv send u email for Papad paratha and Khasta Roti. Hope u hv received the email. Its such a lovely event!

Aartee said...

Hi Srivalli,
Have sent u a mail with the chili parotta recipe.. hope u like it!

Madhavi said...

Hi Srivalli,

I have sent u my entry, hope u got it. Hre's link one more time.

http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/2008/06/vegetable-paratha-oil-freeghee-free.html

Thanxxxx,
Madhavi.

Roopa said...

Hi Srivalli, I have send you my entry just now:) Hope you received it:)

Mythreyee said...

Dear Srivalli, I have sent my entry to you. Thank you for hosting and looking forward for the grand roundup.

Usha said...

Hi,I have added another post for this event this time with a sweet roti and have sent you the link.I am looking forward to the roundup.

Dee said...

Hi Srivalli, I've just posted my first attempt at naan with a link to Roti Mela. Can't wait for the round-up :)

Arfi Binsted said...

I hope you receive my entry :) Here's the link if my email is gone to your bulk hehehe

http://homemades.blogspot.com/2008/06/roti-with-lentils-and-spinach-curry.html

megha said...

can u tell me how to make roti in microwave/convection oven?

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