Now coming towards this event, i would like to thank Nayna of simplysensationalfood for giving me this oppurtunity to host her " Flavours Of ...." Series .This is the very first event on Palate Corner and im super excited to guest host the Flavours Of Rajasthan event , at the same time little nervous but i am sure my fellow bloggers and my non-blogger friends wont let me down and to be very frank they always encourage me and boosts my energy level way up high .
Well ,now let me start with a little background of Rajasthan and Rajasthani cuisine .Rajasthan is kinda a semi- desertic land , full of colourful and exotic natural and architectural beauty,it still holds its royal charm and is the most vibrant part of India.Famous for its majestic forts and magnificent palaces, it is a glorious land of courage and boldness. It is the most vibrant part of India and blessed with, stretches of sand dunes, serene lakes and natural surroundings.It doesn’t matter, wherever you travel Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer or Udaipur, you will come across some of the most unexpected mind-blowing architectural wonders, local fair or a bustling bazaar and ofcourse their traditional mind blowing cuisine . These are more or less vague sketches about the era, the history of Rajasthan is not something that could fit into a paragraph or two...
Last but ofcourse not the least the main and important section of all..Rajasthani food ..
Rajasthani cuisine is a splendid array of colorful, spicy and unique dishes. Rajasthani food is incomplete without the mention of the famed Dal-Baati-Churma, a distinctive and signature dish of the state. A delicious, rich, flavorful and a whole meal in itself. On the other hand, Besan or gram flour is a mainstay of Marwari food mainly because of paucity of vegetables in this arid land. Savor the esthetic gatte ki sabzi (curried gram-flour dumplings) kadhi (curried gram-flour in yoghurt),papad ki sabzi and mangodi / badi ki sabzi ( dried split mung lentils). Another exotic preparation is kair sangri, and is served with mango pickle. Kair is a camel's favorite, a small, round desert fruit which grows on a prickly shrub; whereas sangri is dried wild leaves. The seeds and leaves are soaked overnight in water, boiled and then fried in oil, to prepare a mouth-watering delicacy flavored with tints of dried dates, red chillies, turmeric powder, shredded dried mango, salt, coriander and cumin seeds.
There is no dearth of desserts in this desert state. The Rajasthani cuisine whole-heartedly offers a wide array of sweet dishes, that will indeed satiate your half-filled appetite.No matter it is Jaipuri ghevar ,dil jani from Udaipur,sohan halwa from Ajmer ,malpuas from Pushkar ,rasgullas from Bikaner ,jalebis,pedas,ladoos..etc..
Rajasthani food in its various mouth-watering dishes, served sizzling hot, and you cannot forget the sublime intricacy of taste that will whirl around your tongue for the rest of your life.
SO come on lovely people ,wear your thinking aprons on & get started with delicious rajasthani delicacies ....
pls.note : the source of information has been googled and picked up from various sites .
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Following are the rules of the event :
1.Cook any dish which belongs to the state of Rajasthan between 1st jun to 31st jul 2011.
2. Since this blog is a vegeterian & " eggfree " blog so please all the entries( recipes/ dishes) should be vegeterian and eggless .No eggs in the baking goodies too :))
3. Multiple entries are more then welcomed.Archieved entires are also allowed but please do repost them with the link backs and logo.
4.Please try and put the logo in your post as it helps to spread a word about the ongoing event.
5.Please link back ur entries to nayna's event post as well this event annoucement post .
6.Bloggers do mail me all your entries with "Flavours Of Rajasthan " as a subject on firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details : -
Name of your blog
Name of the dish
Picture of the dish not more then 300 px.
7.Non- bloggers can just mail me the recipe name,recipe and a picture (not larger then 300px) please on email@example.com.
THANK YOU SO MUCH NAYNA FOR THIS WONDERFUL EVENT & LOGO !
HAPPY COOKING.....CHEERS ,