Monday, December 15, 2008

The Mega Rice Mela Round up ~ Part 5!

Its my pleasure to present to you the final round of this wonderful Rice Mela. I would like to thank all my dear bloggers who have really done a great job of excelling themselves in trying to send me many entries. The previous round ups focused on individual entries and bloggers who have sent in entries within five entries. I thought I would get all those lovely ladies who have made me very happy by sending me so many for the mela!

I am very glad that all of you liked the round ups! Its been a great pleasure going through the recipes and getting to know the person through their posts. I am very sorry that I couldn't leave much beyond the thank you note at your blogs. But believe me, I read each and every entry.

I am giving the entries in no particular order!

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Rice Delights from Yasmeen!

First we have some delightful Rice dishes from Yasmeen! She has a beautiful blog named Health Nut, her pictures are great to look at and am sure her folks are very lucky to get to taste those yummy dishes she presents!

Yasmeen shares a treat to both soul and sole with her beautiful pictures of goodies along with gorgeous pictures of snow! I guess we can just have all her bowls of dishes she has sent in, watching all that lovely snow falling down on naked trees to create a serene sense in us.

The mango rice she has, sets the mood for a perfect luncheon!


Check out beautiful Fruit and Nut Saffron Brown Rice Pilaf. If you are in mood for preparing biryanis, then Yasmeen has a big list to offer. Be it with Fish or shrimp or lamb, you name them and she has it for you!

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Next set of yummy rice dishes comes from Pallavi

She calls her blog as All Thingz Yummy! Yeah all her posts look very yummy!

She brings in a variety of Rice dishes, that can come handy when you are in a hurry to fix a quick meal. Coming back late from office, Pallavi plucks few red and green tomatoes from her backyard to dish up an Easy Green Peas and Tomato Rice!

With lots of coriander leaves on hand, she thought she has more than enough to just use them for garnish, hence born a dish with its puree! The Coriander Rice. I am sure it was very aromatic.

Coming to her other dishes, Khichdi of course is a quick one you can make with lots of vegetables. This being a comfort food for many, finds its apt place in Pallavi's menu too! I am sure you will fall in love with muti coloured dishes and this one takes the lead in colouring the rice in all hues of Bell peppers.

While you at her place, I am you wouldn't want to miss her out tangy Gongura Tomato Rice or the Raw Mango Pulihora. And if you are a chicken fan, then don't miss out the Chicken Biryani! Finally last but not the least the famous Seasoned Yogurt Rice comes to soothe your taste buds!

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Shama Nags comes with her bunch of dishes.

Lets start with the breakfast shall we!

South Indians are fond of their Ven pongals. Why not, when you get a pepper flavored rice all hot for a breakfast, especially looking like Shama's, you wouldn't want to say no right!

When pongal is done, I am sure you would love to check out this delicious spicy dal keerai dosa!

Murukku any time of the day is my favorite, and looking at Shama's plate, sure makes me want to grab out!

Then we have an array of rice dishes making its way to the mela!

Capsicum sure spices the rice and what better way to eat capsicum than mixed and flovoured in a rice. This delicious rice variety is easy to make and quick to get done!

Dishes with coconut milk always turns out delicious. And especially when you add more vegetables to highlight the taste as Shama does with her Coconut milk Vegetable Rice, its bound to be very tasty!


Next one on the list is one that I can always relate to fond childhood memories and it is thenga sadam. It makes one helleva lunch box dish and seeing Shama's lovely picture, I can still imagine the taste!


I sure love garlic and if one can prepare an all together garlic rice, I am sure it tastes great! So Shama Garlic Rice, does sound interesting!

Then we have this healthy rice with pudina that Shama makes, I am sure the flavour of mint, added more spice to the tastebuds. Adding channa dal in rice sure sounds interesting and easy to make. And whats more its a good protein that you can give for your kids. So check Shama Nags version!

I only wish she completed the list by sending in a sweet!..:) While you are at her place, do check out her beautiful crafts! This is one talented lady!

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Next on the showcase comes from another buddy PJ from RM2!

PJ is all set to Seduce you...well I meant Your Tastebuds!

She blogs all the way from china and shares some very interesting facts, which make a good read!

She sends in couple of tiffins along with yummy rice dishes!

At times, when making a breakfast becomes a big task, this simple yet healthy dish comes to rescue. On top PJ says they simply love this when compared to the same old dish. Spiced Poha is the way to go!

Then comes this tangy Lemon sevai to seduce your tastebuds. Well thats what PJ says when she makes a sevai and all the varieties that can be possible with the base!

Then we have all the lovely rice dishes making their way!

A cookery show inspires PJ to cook up a new dish with Ridge gourd in rice. The picture looks very colourful, no doubt the taste will be fittingly so! While you are at her blog, please do have a look at the spicy Pepper flavored Rice. Not to miss out the colourful Capsicum Rice or the Carrot Rice.

Finally fusion creates a new dish and gets to be called Fusion Rice

Then we have two lovely curd based dishes because PJ loves curd so much. So much so that she makes a curd rice with poha too! That I must say is the first time I hearing but she says it turns out quick and yummy!

There are some, who wants a change always and some who never gets bored with the same dish everyday. And PJ belongs to the wonderful group of people who never gets bored of eating the same dish everyday. And her favorite being Curd Rice! Wow, the way she has decorated the plain curd rice, sure makes anyone to reach out!

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Next comes Vibaas who has some Delectable Vegetarian Recipes ...

Vibaas as she calls herself is a mother of 2 cute lil princes and she says they keep her on her toes. Well it doesn't look like that differed her from preparing such lovely treats!

Lets start with the Thattai shall we! For thats my very favorite snack. Vibaas sure rocks patting away such crispy ones, that her lil ones would've surely loved to munch on!

Then we have some very interesting dishes with poha, this tangy Lemon Sevai will surely make your day! Not to mention this Thakkali Aval .

This Puli Aval / Tamarind Poha is something thats been intriguing for a long time, will surely make it sometime soon.

Simple Veg. pulao is another interesting version from Vibaas, which her kids must've enjoyed!

And great looking plate of thakkali sadam or Tomato Rice is my fav too! Well if you always wanted to make Mor Kali like me, then this is the chance! Not sure what to do with leftover idlis? Then Idli Upma is the answer for you!

Finally we have an healthy version of Oatmeal Poha coming your way!

Thank you Vibaas for all your yummy treats!

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Divya Vikram is the next line bringing all Rice dishes for us! Mind you all Dil Se...

Divya Vikram, my friend from RM1, has always been a person who never disappoints me with her lovely entries. I got to know her better when she was part of the Recipe Marathon 1 and I know her to be very enthusiastic and lively. She looks barely out of college! But the dishes she dishes out at her blog are amazing!

I am listing alphabetically. I know she would have sent more but for the fact that she is on vacation!

The Carrot Rice she has sent, sets the thing on motion. She says its on experimental basis she tried it out. But it was a great hit at home. I know looking at the delicious picture, it was!

The Coriander rice next from her makes a perfect candidate for lunch box!

Corn Peas Cheese Pulao is her next invention! I am sure the corn and peas added great zing to the cheese!

Then we have this easy breezy pulao that gets done in minutes. The picture speaks more than what we can think!

The one pot meal makes a great dish for lunch box and so the Mushroom Peas Corn Pulao or Tomato Rice and the tofu added rice makes very interesting ones to know!

Finally we have the sweet rice made with Kalkandu! I love eating Kalkandu and getting to know that they make a rice with this was something I learnt after blogging. And Divya's looks so yummy!

Hop on her blog for many more interesting dishes!

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We have Vidhas's very Appetizing Recipes to the Mela!

Next comes Vidhas carrying a complete line of menu for everybody's needs. Starting from those delicious Murukkus, hopping on to an innovative dish with made with rice flour and Tapiaco. Had she not told me, I would never had guessed whats gone into making it!

Then we have all the interesting breakfast dishes lining up! Starting with the Appams. When its cooked so well, who can say no to it! Well if Appams are famous from one state, these Kuzhi Paniyaram are from Tamil Nadu. Kuzhi Paniyaram I love by ton, and if its prepared and presented so nicely, how can I not say yes!

Sevais, I am sure many are fond of. Needless to say her tempting Sevais with Vegetable or with Tomato, are must have anytime!

Don't be in a hurry to leave, for now comes all her variety rices in parade! From a tempting Vangi Bath to Shahi Vegetable Pulao, you have a wide choice to make. There is always something extra special when the dish goes with a name Shahi.

I am sure you will also be glad to check out her version of Arisiyum Paruppum, followed by a Green Rice, accompanied by the Mushroom Rice, Kovakai Rice and Vegetable rice!

Well with all these spicy dishes, she will not want to miss treating you all with an over dose of sweets. Kozhukattais make an interesting dish to be eaten, especially when its soaked in milk.

And this lovely red Aval Kesari is what she made, when her lil one started pestering her for some sweets. I am sure you won't believe if this takes only abt 10 mins to get done! And if you are in a mood for carrot, then check out Rice Carrot Kheer or Manoharam.

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Next set of wonderful collection cooks from Divya with her Easy Recipes!.

She says her blog is for Easy recipes, but she does have some very classic complicated ones too! Maybe easy for her you know! I got to know more about her when she joined the RM2. She is one lively person posting non stop daily with her toddler sitting on her lap! That I must say is simply rocking! She has sent in almost all types of dishes one can make using Rice. I have categorized them together for easy reference!

First comes all the breakfast dishes!

As I said I can eat Appam anytime of the day, so I spent drolling at her picture for a while, remembering the last time I had. Its been a while, if I must confess. So these appams are a real virtual treat!

Next we see Divya taking up a challenge and comes with an innovative puttu using rice and bajra. Well any type of puttu, I simply love and she says though it tasted differently, I could see it was yum!...

Ghee Roast is perfect for any time of the day. And divya shares this with her secret of getting the perfect finish. I really ought to try it next time. For that perfect gold colour with a lovely dip into sambar, I am sure you won't want anything else, will you?

While you are still at the breakfast, do check out Instant idiyappam and Divya's version of Ven Pongal.

If there was an innovative curry, then this is it. She makes use of leftover rice and comes out with a different kofta in a malai base. I am sure it taste awesome. And this could be the answer for many with leftover bowls!

Divya knows just the right dish to make any Sunday special. Not just that, she says she makes this rice for most festivals and get together. No wonder she calls this Festive Biriyani!

Coconut Milk always a thing to impart when cooked with rice. With spices and rice flavour, it sure ensures to elevate your taste buds. Divya makes the same with veggies and spices for a feast!

Divya prepares this famous Hyderabadi biryani, which is a staple of the city. Its famed for its non veg variety, so Divya attempts to make a veg version with veggies and yet still made it look as appeasing!

Divya has had a field day with so many rice varieties. First came the brinji, then biriyani and finally this masala bath! I am sure her folks are happy that she ends up preparing so many delicious varieties! Do check on her Tomato Rice & the Coconut Milk rice.

Kara Bonda are a delicious snacks to have anytime, especially during tea time, they lighten the mood. So Divya gets into the mood of making some as everybody at home loves them. But she is worried on the shape, though I am sure it doesn't matter when the taste takes over!

Paal Paniyaram is a dish I always wanted to know how its made. So getting this entry from Divya was a sweet treat.

Then Divya presents her version of paal payasam which she learnt from a cook. She used condensed milk, no wonder it looks so creamy and delicious! With toppings of roasted nuts, I am sure with a small serving of this is enough to lure you to sleep!

Next innovative sweet dish called the Thengai paal Rings, is what she says is easy to prepare and this can grace any festival too! She uses rice flour along with coconut milk. Never heard of this combo but the picture sure tempts you to try!

Check out all her 22 interesting entries in one place!

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For a person who started blogging just 3 months back, 280+ is a heading spinning count! I really cannot imagine the patience and love this lovely lady seems to be having for blogging!

I am talking about none other than Priya Suresh of Easy N Tasty Recipes. All her posts are quick and simple, yet they leave you amazed at the variety she is able to come up! Think of an event, and she seems to be having a dozen tucked under her sleeves!

I came to know more about her when we become buddies for the RM2. Talk about an ingredient, as I told you she had one dish ready. I was really very excited getting so many, how many you want to ask? Well its 41 in total!

I thought I will work on them as she sends, but I wasn't able to keep up with her pace. So I thought I would put everything together and get you guys check them out yourself!!!

Starting the interesting Idlis she seems to be steaming away with a variety of stuffings and blended in! Be it an idli with Oats or the sprouted Moongdal or get more creative and preparing these lovely chicken stuffed in!

Those spongy dosas are a sure tempting ones! Finish it off with a sweet idli!

Well seeing all those delicious murukkus in one place didn't' do much on my diet! Each one more crispy than the other, I am sure her folks enjoyed munching on these munchers!

Talk about evening snacks and you won't be disappointed and you won't stop raving about these Rava Carrot Bondas or those savory discs that come to hunt you the Thattais!

I am sure with all these, Priya won't let you go without taking a look at her collection of sweet treats! The Thengapaal Kozhukattai is a sure hit any time and not to leave the innovative Carrot Poha Kheer

But this one takes the crown, a pudding with Paneer crowned by the pearly jewels.

Then comes a huge collection of rice dishes prepare with a variety of vegetables and masals. I am sure its never a dull day at her place with so many rice delights!

Cabbage Lemon Rice is an interesting blend of cabbage with lemon. If you never liked cabbage as such in rice, maybe the lemon adding will give you a zing!

Have you ever used carrots in so many innovative ways? Well check out Priya's healthy additions in so many ways!

Her blog is one place for all fried dishes with many twists and turns of vegetables. Be is Red Cabbage or the Snakegourd or with Zucchini.

Not to be left out with just veggies, she dishes out few non veg too, be it chicken or two prawn biryanis!

Phew, I am breathless counting Priya's interesting entries. I requested her to put all of them in one place for easy reference, you can check all the 41 entries here!

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Finally from me, most of the dosa varieties that I have blogged under 101 Dosa Variety are made with Rice.

The Idli Varieties are my favorite ones! Well these Rice Recipes come to our rescue too!

The one pot meals are always something that you can count on to dish on a hurry and most of time they are done in a jiffy!

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With this the Rice mela comes to an end. Please take time and go through each and every dish, Lot of efforts have gone in, in bringing all these lovely entries in one place, so I will be happy if those efforts are fruitful and this is really used to full extent! I really hope I haven't missed out any of entry, but do let me know!

Thanks to all bloggers who have sent in their entries, its been a great pleasure going through each and every entry for the Mela!

Have a great week ahead!

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26 comments :

Vidhya said...

This is really great Valli. Thanks for all your effort you have put on. will try most of it...

aquadaze said...

I am trying to catch my breath...and all I had to do was READ your round up. In fact, just writing a simple post on my blog takes up quite a bit of my energy. Can't even imagine the time and energy you must have expended in patiently reading and writing about every entry in your lovely round ups!

vidhas said...

Hi Valli,

Great job Valli. I have no words to say for this lovely round up. Thank you so... much for giving this opportunity and for the lovely comments you have made. AS a new blogger this will be a great opening for me.

Pearlsofeast said...

This is awesome Srivalli. Well done.

Uj said...

Wow.. amazing collection.. Really appreciate your patience in making this work. I guess http://kitchlab.blogspot.com/2008/11/nutritious-black-channa-pulao.html entry is missing from the round up. Let me know if I am mistaken

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats amazing Srivalli,I am sure u have a lots of patience:)

PG said...

this is such a wonderful collection of rice recipes. I have already found a couple which I will try. Srivalli, I'm out of ords, but thank you so much for all your effort , you have done such a good job!
BTW, one request, if it is possible: that you put a link to all the other parts here too, at the botom maybe. So, I can come here and have a link to all of them. Then i could keep a link to the round up as well at my blog. Thanks a ton!

Vij said...

Great job valli! I enjoyed reading each entry. Gr8 effort and patience girl!

Shreya said...

Really commendable, your patience in organizing so many wonderful entries and presenting it in such a neat round up, 5 parts too! Bookmarked:-)

Priya said...

Another awesome roundup Srivalli...am glad n honoured to see all my posts, always loved ur way of presenting a person also their dishes...Love ur energy level n nonstop hosting the events for pushing fellow bloggers like me to continue more n more..Thanks a lot for such events..

Sunshinemom said...

Valli, I have to salute you!! You did all this with kids on your lap! Amazing! Great round up. I too was surprised by that count - 41 entries from Priya! Simply great:)

DK said...

Puff..pant...wheeze...P H E W!

I am out of breath just glancing thro the entries ..! Woman - You jus an another marathon now - did u realize that? ;)

bookmarked all the 5 parts for reference. Thanks for putting all this together...Its a mamoth task indeed.

Alka said...

Oh my my ! its you valli who need to get a trophy or medal for compiling so many recipes all together....as i always say ...valli surely gets a special package of 48 hrs per day by GOD while we ordinary ppl get just 24 hrs to do our stuff .How could one otherwise explain this MAHA MEGA roundup along with managing 3 kids,a job, a home,few blogs and roundups of other events simultaneously...oooo my mind is boggling with just the thought of aggregating all the work ;-)

Adlak's tiny world said...

Beautiful and gr8 effort sri... wel orgonised Mela. love all the round ups and way of yr presenting the each dish with lovely words..

Then wat next madam.....

Pallavi said...

As always.. Great roundup Srivalli. And the collection is just awesome. I am not done checking all of them yet.. but surely will.. There are so many !!! :) Thanks !

yasmeen said...

Valli,I awed at your efforts to put all the rice wonders together ,all with interesting and appreciative words.You rock girl!

Kalai said...

I'm so exhausted reading the whole roun-up. You are amazing to have so patiently and meticulously put it all together, Valli! Am bookmarking the whole round-up. :)

Srivalli said...

Thank you everybody for your kind words. I am happy and glad everybody liked the round up...

Uj, I am sorry, I seem to have overlooked the first mail...updated the part 3 with your entry...thanks for the note!

Varsha Vipins said...

Speechless..Hats Off..n Thanks a lot.:)

Mallugirl said...

a yrs supply of rice recipes..amazing work. how are the twins?

Simran said...

Gosh! that was one interesting round-up. Lots of work for you I must say, but a great collection for all of us.

Radhika said...

Amazing.... I've no words to express srivalli.Great work you sure do have a lot of patience..
Thanks.

Sharmila said...

You have done such a wonderful job Sri! Looks like you 'marathon' is finally over. :-)

Vcuisine said...

Lovely roundups Valli. Like a cookbook now. Tks for all your effort. It helps many people. Viji

pooja said...

Wow..Really a feast for the eyes.Nice roundup

Archana said...

Gr88 round up Srivalli, though im posting very late but i really appreciate all the effort u hv taken to go through each n every recipe n presentin them so beautifully....will go through each n every entry as n when i get time :)

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