My Legume Love Affair #31: the roundup (part one) 1
Hosting the 31st edition of MLLA, created and orchestrated by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook was, as in previous occasions, a lot of fun. Throughout the month of January, I have received contributions from around the world, delicious variations (savory or sweet) on the theme of legumes.
Hosting an event means having the pleasure of collecting and then sharing the collection, of savoring in solitude each dish as it comes into my mailbox, and then inviting everybody to the final banquet.
For each submission, I will give you the official information (author, blog name and post title) and a one-line description that summarizes it — a tiny taste that will entice you to follow the link and read the details.
Now, make yourself comfortable, then follow me on a journey of flavors, colors, traditions and culinary creativity.
Heather of girlichef prepared Hoppin' John
Encouraging fortune in the New Year with a bowl of Hoppin' John on New Year's and a second serving on the day after New Year's.
Siri of Cooking with Siri prepared Black eyed peas Kootu
or: what happens when Hoppin' John meets South-Indian kootu on New Year's
Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen prepared Poee/Poli bread with spicy black eyed peas curry (from Goa) — Goan cuisine includes addition of vinegar, spices and chili powder resulting in a unique taste to curries
Savitha of Savitha's Kitchen prepared Mochai Kuzhambu / Val beans Curry
Bad weather turns Savitha's son into a food stylist
Lisa of Lisa's Kitchen prepared Black-eyed peas with a creamy yogurt sauce
Fragrant spices, creamy yogurt and parsley to accompany a New Year traditional legume
Janet of The Taste Space prepared Tamarind Lentils
Tangy tamarind with warm and savoury spices coated lentils in a soupy sauce
Siri of Cooking with Siri prepared also Under 15 Mins: Tofu Makhani
Siri promises that even the non-tofu-lovers will end up asking for a second helping
Chitra of Chitranna prepared Peanut Chaat
Cold weather inspires Chitra to make a different kind of chaat and a tasty one at that
Preeti Kashyap of Write Food prepared Dal Bukhara
Preeti grew up thinking the name of this dish was kali dal, but it happens to be called dal bukhara. Bukhara is a city in Uzbekistan
Krithi of Krithi's Kitchen prepared Moong Bean Curry
A simple and healthy curry that can be prepared in less than 20 minutes
Roshan of roshan's cucina prepared Frinjole Mole (Chickpea Spread)
A "cousin" of hummus: same chickpeas but different seasoning
Dalia of Septyni virtieniai (Seven Dumplings) prepared Couscous and Beluga Lentil Salad With Kiwi
The lentils look like black caviar (though they partly loose their black color while cooking)
Saumya Roy of Cooking guilty pleasures prepared Medley of Daals
Not enough Toor daal for the recipe? No worry: mix and match four kinds of daal and lunch is on the way
Nivedita of Nivedita's Kitchen prepared Fresh Green chana chutney
If you can find green chickpeas, you can make this cheerfully-colored chutney
Lisa of Champaign Taste did me the honor of preparing Pizza-inspired Beans
A bean dish that incorporates flavors normally associated with pizza: tomatoes, garlic, oregano, mozzarella
Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen prepared Chili Sem Carne (Vegetarian Chili)
What goes into a chilli depends on who is cooking it, but a chilli isn’t a chilli without chillies
Ambreen of Simply Sweet 'n Savory prepared Egg & Gram-flour Halwa / Anday Besan ka Halwa
A delicious dessert that takes only 15 minutes to prepare
Priya Srinivasan of Enveetu Kitchen prepared Silken Chickpeas Gravy - Inspired from Holy Cow Blog
Garnished with fresh coriander, it is served hot with roti or rice
Lori Lynn of TASTE WITH THE EYES prepared Summer-in-Winter Soba & Chick Pea Soup
A cool fragrant heart healthy soup for a mid-winter heat wave
notyet100 of Asan Khana prepared Tomato Dal
A set of dishes for a meal of many flavors and textures
notyet100 of Asan Khana prepared also Tadka Dal/Fried Dal
Cauliflower gets cooked without onion and goes together with tadka dal
Pam of Sidewalk Shoes prepared Crisp and Spicy Roasted Chickpeas with Lamb
Just 8 oz.of ground lamb, mixed with chickpeas and green beans, make a wonderful dinner.
Akheela of torviewtoronto prepared Fenugreek Leaves Potato Curry
A nice combination of color for a curry that can be served with rice or stuffed in rotis
Graziana of Erbe in Cucina (Cooking with herbs) prepared Ethiopian-Style Legumes Soup
Inspired by mit’in shiro, an Ethiopian dish made with different types of pureed legumes and many spices
Satya of My Innovative Kitchen prepared Soya Beans Curry
This easy-to-prepare curry goes well with hot hot phulkas
Rachel of The Crispy Cook prepared Pea Salad in Endive Cups
A great mustardy, lemony, cheesy pea salad served in crisp leaves of Belgian endive
Pavani of Cook's Hideout prepared Warm Lentil Salad with Grapes
In between blizzard and winter storm advisories, it's time to enjoy a salad full of flavor
Sadhana of Sensibleveg prepared Kale Sambar (Stew)
Superfood kale shines in this tasty South Indian curry
Krithi of Krithi's Kitchen prepared Toor dhal Chutney / Paruppu chutney
Subtle and earthy, this chutney goes well with fenugreek idli (steamed rice cakes)
To facilitate reading, I have divided the submissions into two sets. The roundup of My Legume Love Affair #31 continues in this post: please, follow me there to savor another set of delicious dishes from all over the world.
1 A note about the title of my post: legumi che passione! is not the literal translation, but my personal rendition of the original My Legume Love Affair.
I am blown away by the amount of entries. Everything looks mouthwatering. Thank you for hosting and for the wonderful roundup, Simona :D
Posted by: Heather @girlichef | February 02, 2011 at 08:42 AM
simona, Part one is fantastic. so many interesting recipe.
let's see part two!
Posted by: brii | February 02, 2011 at 10:01 AM
Thank you, Simona, for great job done and for so nice introduction of participants.
Meals look so different and so interesting - I am really impressed. I am going to visit blogs of participants, I am full of curiosity.
Posted by: Dalia | February 02, 2011 at 11:30 AM
Lovely Roundup Simona
Posted by: honeybeecooksjackfruit | February 02, 2011 at 08:10 PM
That's a great round up.....all the recipe's look lovely..
Posted by: chitra | February 03, 2011 at 05:40 AM
Thank you so much to all of you for the kind words: I am glad you enjoyed the roundup.
Posted by: Simona Carini | February 03, 2011 at 12:03 PM
Posted by: Graziana | February 04, 2011 at 01:01 AM
Great round-up Simona! No surprise that this event endures!
Posted by: Lori Lynn | February 04, 2011 at 03:30 PM
Thank you, Graziana and Lori Lynn. Thanks everybody for participating.
Posted by: Simona Carini | February 07, 2011 at 10:05 AM