A Celebration of Indian Food and a Giveaway

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.

15 comments:

janet @ the taste space said...

Wow- a double whammy of events this month. Since I've been learning a lot more about Indian cooking, I will be looking forward to the round-up. :)

Thanks for the shout-out! :)

Miri said...

The round up is surely going to be smashing! And I gave a giveaway on my blog too!

FacelessFood said...

Hi, Great idea...I've emailed you my entry.

Elena said...

Great post. I like your blog.

Kavi... said...

Oh WOW!:D Indian!!!! Yay! I have a lot of entries. But will send the best one towards the end of this month! :-)

Raghavan Iyer said...

Thank you so much for the shout out Lisa and all your support over the years- it makes me happy to see folks enjoy cooking from the book.

Uma said...

Thanks for inviting me to this wonderful event Lisa! I will definitely send an entry pretty soon.
Uma@Trendy Relish

killerontheplate said...

What an interesting idea for the event..I am still new on the blogosphere so have a lot on my hands but I will surely contribute to your Indian Event Soon!!

Keen on Food said...

Hi Lisa - we're trying to think of our favourite recipe right now, no easy task but really excited to see the entries!

Theresa & Adam

Torviewtoronto said...

happy hosting sent an entry to the event
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Geetha said...

Lovely theme for the event, Lisa. Have just sent you my entry. Looking forward to the roundup.

Reeta said...

Just sent you my entry Lisa...
Happy Hosting.

Soma said...

Just mailed you my entry Lisa. Looking forward to the round up.

Mansi said...

Hi Lisa, just emailed you my entry! hope you got it:)

Mansi
http://funandfoodcafe.com

Kris said...

Oho, my... I am growing very hungry and nostalgic for my favourite Indian restaurant in Montreal. These recipes look fantastic! I have bookmarked not only this page but several of the individual recipes for future creation and, more importantly, consumption. Many thanks to you and to your contributors!