Monday, 3 January 2011

Announcing - Compete My Thali Event

This is the  first event announcement on my blog this year and I am mighty glad it is starting with an event hosted for a worthy cause.

Its my turn to host - Complete my Thali event started by Jagruti of Joy Of Cooking.First a little intro about this noble event.CMT is a bimonthly event, where dishes are chosen to complete a thali .Thali as we all know is made of a  meal consisting of  sweets, fried dishes, chutnies, rice, samabar/dhal, rasam, poori/chapathi, sabji or vegetable dishes, pickles and pappads,practically something that is full of flavor,a mixture of textures and a nutritionally wholesome one.
This month we will be preparing sabji / shaak / porriyal / vegetable side dishes[dry] to be filled in as a part of the Thali. Sabji is an important part of the meal as they provide the requisite vitamins and minerals,keeps us full for long and has fiber [depending on the choice of the vegetable].

So send me your sabji's and a winner will be chosen in the roundup.Jagruthi will try out that winning recipe for the thali.

I call this a 'noble' event coz Jagruti will be donating the amount that was used to prepare the thali at the end of the event to a person who is not blessed to have even a single dish from the thali.Yes, the amount goes to UNICEF.

So dear friends let us cook for this worthy cause...I will post the logo shortly.

Here are a few guidelines for the event...
  1. Cook a sabji/ dry curry from any cuisine / any vegetable and post it in your blog.
  2. You can send in any number of entries.Archived ones are accepted if they are re-posted for the event.
  3. A link to this announcement and to Jagruti's original announcement is a must.
  4. Non bloggers are also welcome to participate
  5. The deadline is 17th January 2011

Send me the following details to
    • You name and your Blog's name
    • Name of the dish with the post URL
    • Picture of your creation[Please re-size your pics]

    Sometimes your mails are lost in the spam folder, so leave a comment on this post after sending your entries.

    And,Thanks Jagruti for letting me host this novel event :).I am very happy to be a part of this.
      So dear friends,cook up a yummilicious sabji for a wonderful cause and send them across..


        1. Happy hosting dear, will surely try to participate.

        2. Wonderful start to the new year Padmaja! Wish you a very happy new year. Look forward to sending my entry for this event.

        3. all the best dear.
          Will send the entries soon.

        4. nice event...happy hosting dear...
          I will try to send my entries soon...

        5. Hey PJ...thanks ! all the best ...will send some entry...on which e mail did u sent ?

        6. Happy hosting PJ..will send my entries..

        7. All the best dear..will send u some entries...

        8. Happy Hosting PJ!!! Will Surely send in my entries!!!

        9. Hey,

          Happy hosting...will send some entries...:)


        10. Nice event to start the New Year. Will try to send in my entry.

        11. hey ,im sending a recipe to u..

        12. Happy hosting for this event. I'll send you some recipes soon.

        13. hey chk out our entry at

        14. Sent in an entry

        15. Getting my post ready, will send soon. Happy hosting!

        16. Hey Padmaja.....

          I Wish you very happy ?Makara Sankranti.....

          I have send an entry....

        17. Sent in another entry

        18. Hi PJ - I just sent u an entry with 3 dishes for the CMT event. Hope u like them.

        19. I have sent my entries:

        20. Sent you my entry!

        21. Hi PJ,

          Sending two entries, sent a mail to you, but then as you instructed, just in case...


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