My dear friend Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes will be hosting the next two months of No Croutons Required. I will be the host for January, but for November I am going to invite readers to submit their favorite Indian dish. This one time event, unrelated to NCR, comes with a prize too. I will choose a random winner and will ship a copy of 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer at my own expense to anywhere in the world. I often rave about this recipe book because the offerings are easy to prepare and adapt to your preferences, diverse and just plain delicious. Though not strictly vegetarian, there are loads of vegetarian dishes that will keep you going. Inspired Indian cooks will not want to be without this extensive collection of recipes for legumes, grains, spice blends, appetizers and vegetables. Informative, charming and entertaining, you won't be lacking for ideas if you consult Mr. Iyer's cookbook.
And now for submission guidelines: Submit your most cherished Indian creation from any region of India. It can be an appetizer or sweet snack, spice blend, chutney or sauce, legume dish, soup, salad, grain dish, vegetable dish, bread, dessert or snack, beverage or an Indian-style fusion dish. Please note that I will only accept one entry from participants and the recipe must be vegetarian. Your post must include a photo that I will include in the roundup. A link to this post is also required. I look forward to your creations.
The deadline for entries is November 30th. Please send your recipe to herdcreature(at)hotmail(dot)com.
Congratulations to the winner of No Croutons Required October's squash challenge. So many creative and nourishing dishes and the choice was as usual difficult, but we have a winner. Congratulations to Janet of The Taste Space who submitted this gorgeous Butternut Squash, Coconut, and Lentil Stew. Good job Janet and Rob and I was most excited to read that Janet is acquiring more legumes as she wants to cook more from 660 Curries.
The theme for November's No Croutons Required will be hosted by Jacqueline and Dom of Belleau Kitchen. They are teaming up this month and the challenge is to select a random soup recipe from one of your cookbooks. Please only submit vegetarian friendly recipes. You can submit your recipe to Jacqueline or Dom or both.