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Event – Cooking With Seeds – Fenugreek Seeds & A Guest Post

EVENT:  COOKING WITH SEEDS - FENUGREEK SEEDS 

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     Today has couple of firsts for my blog. This is my first venture into hosting a blog event and thank Priya for having giving me a chance to host her wonderful event Cooking With Seeds(CWS). Visit her blog for some exciting recipes and events !
     I also have my first guest post at one of my wonderful friend Deepa’s blog over at Foodlyrics. When Deepa requested for a guest blog I easily accepted to do one but the big question was deciding  what to post. Check out her blog for more info.
     Coming back to the event, the Cooking With Seeds event for this month features the use of fenugreek seeds. Fenugreek is used both as a herb and a spice, and are known by different names in different languages: Methi in Hindi/Marathi/Punjabi,Bengali, Oriya,Menthya in Kannada,Menthulu in Telugu,Vendayam in Tamil, Ulluva in Malyalam,fenugrec Sénegré, trigonelle(french), fieno greco (italian), alholva, fenogreco(Spanish).(Source: Wiki) With so much of culinary use and the medicinal properties of fenugreek seeds, I choose them for this month CWS event.

Culinary Uses of Fenugreek:
The seeds are used in variety of preparations including pickles, chutneys, powdered chutneys, spice mixtures,pastes, seasonings etc. 

Medicinal Properties of Fenugreek:
      Fenugreek is a natural source of iron, silicon, sodium and thiamine and helps in soothing and relaxing inflamed tissues. It also helps in removing allergens and toxins from the respiratory tract and is beneficial for treating allergies, bronchitis and congestion. Another useful medicinal property of fenugreek is in reducing the sugar level of the blood, it is used in diabetes in conjunction with insulin. It also lowers blood pressure and is said to be a substitute for cod liver oil.

Here is what you need to do:

1)Prepare any recipe/remedy with fenugreek seeds, both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes are accepted from 6th February 2010 – 5 March 2010
2)Post as many recipes in your blog, more than one entries per person are allowed..
3)Link back your entry to this Cooking With Seeds - Fenugreek Seeds event page and to
Priya’s Event Announcement Page.
4)If you have any interesting tips, those are welcome too !
5)Will accept the old entries, if they are reposted with this page link..
6)Using Logo is very much appreciated..
7)Email to: 
denufood@yahoo.com with subject as Cooking With Seeds (CWS-Fenugreek Seeds)with following details:

Your Name:
Blog's Name:
Recipe Name:
Recipe Url/Link:
Picture of the dish:
Please make sure to send your delicious entries before 6th March 2010.

8) If you  don’t have blog, no problem..please email your entries to the above email id, i'll include them in the roundup.

36 comments:

ruchikacooks said...

Hi SE,

I have visited here before and just saw your post on Deepa's. I found a couple of blogs by posting a recipe and checking out other versions too! Strange ways we meet people nah?

Your potato recipe looks yummy as well.

And congrats on hosting the fenugreek seeds event. Will try to send an entry.

Kanchan said...

yay !! Your First event .. Obviously Count Me in !!

Loved your guest blog too .. about recipe will comment there :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a nice event,will surely send in some entries, recipe in ur guest post was really very unique and spicy....loved it ...

Priya said...

Great choice SE and thanks for hosting CWS..will send my entries soon..

Pari said...

Hi SE, happy hosting and will now go and check your guest post.

Joanne said...

What a fun event! I definitely don't cook enough with seeds or know enough about them.

I will totally be sending an entry!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice choice,I will sure send in my entry!

Jagruti said...

congrats for hosting an event...i'll try if i can send one..

Asha said...

Hi SE, I just posted one Kurma with Methya. Do you want me to send it you. Can't post the logo, so don't know whether you will accept.

Enjoy the event, great choice.

Malar Gandhi said...

Bumped into Deepa's space and enjoyed reading about you.:) As I told you before' ur recipes always fascinate me...enjoy the firsts to the core' they are truly special:)

Will send you some entries, as fenugreeks are my fav' spice/seeds:)

Asha said...

Oops! I didn't see the start date, saw only March 10th but it's okay I guess! :)

I will send it you once I link your post soon!

Rachana Kothari said...

Congratulations on hosting this wonderful event! Will definitely send something:)

Sarah Naveen said...

Great event and happy hosting..Will surely try to send in some recipes..

Gulmohar said...

Great guest post SE..congratulations !!! Will surely send in something for this event !

Rohini said...

Hearty congrats and wish you all the best for your first event! I'll surely send in my entries soon :)
Saw ur post on Deepa's blog, wonderful recipe da!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Good luck for your first event.

Vrinda said...

Nice event with gr8 healthy ingredient..will try to send in something...

Padma said...

Nice choice of seed. Happy hosting. Count me in :)

Siddhi S said...

hi SE...i saw ur guest post thr n it luks very tempting...nice recipe...hey very good theme for the event, vl try 2 send smeting

Cham said...

Good choice letme think what i can bring for u!

Spice said...

Hey dear, congrats for your first guest post and all the best for your event hosting...will surely send u something...

Spice said...

dear, just checked your guest post...nice one...love the dish....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats for hosting an event SE. Will try to send atleast one entry. Loved your guest post at Deepa's blog.
Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

Sayantani said...

Hi SE, first time here and I must congratulate for having such an wonderful page. you have an incredible collection of recipes. love your page.
as for the contest i need to clarify if dishes with panchforon in it would be counted. (panchforon is a bengali spice mix where methi is one of the five seeds.)

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice blog..first time here..will participate for sure

Sowmya said...

hi...first time here...wonderful blog...and all the best for your event...count me in..
Cheers,
Sowmya

An Open Book said...

Hi,
First time on your blog...and a rather interesting ingredient...I have a doubt though, cCan fenugreek powder or methi leaves be used? or does it have to be the seeds itself?

SE said...

@An open Book....seeds in any form(powder, paste) will do...but not methi leaves..as the event is cooking with seeds !!

Padhu said...

Nice event Will try to participate
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

Swapna Sree said...

Hi,
First time here,,,like this event..are any hair oil with fengugreek seeds allowed?????

http://swapnasridhar.blogspot.com/

susvaad said...

I am all over it.I will definitely send in my entry.Thanks for hosting this event.

Padhu said...

Can I send pickle recipe for this event as fenugreek seeds are an important ingredient in pickles.Kindly let me know

Padhu said...

I have sent you my entry
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/02/gooseberry-pickle.html

Kiran said...

Hi SE ,
I am Kiran.I am a new blogger and my blog is http://kiranjay.blogspot.com .
Yesterday when I was browsing I came across your blog and wanted to send in a recipe.I just sent a "Mamidikaya Menthibaddalu" recipe
for this event.Hope it is acceptable.Let me know.
Thanks,
Kiran

Shabitha said...

Hi,

I have sent you my entry for the fenugreek seeds event..Happy Hosting...

healing herbs said...

Great info!

Fenugreek Seed

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