6 Dec 2011

Announcing "Royal Feast - Biriyani" and a Giveaway..

Hello friends,

My blog second anniversary is here and I am glad that I have reached this milestone. Actually I started this blog 2 years back but began to blog for real a year back. I want to say "Thanks a million". It was all possible because of  the love and support of you guys.

Actually I should have prepared a yummy dish to celebrate but I am happy just drooling over the dishes in all your blogs. Then it struck me, why not announce an event?

Yes, I am happy to announce my first event "Royal Feast - Biriyani" . Coming to think of it, this is the season of baking cakes, cookies and anything and everything to do with a oven and there are so many events happening in the blogosphere.

Do we need really need another event ????

Yes, yes, yes.... because of the theme...:) Personally I love biriyani, anytime anyday...

Biryani, who can say no to a plate of this dish which is fit for the royal. Do we have any occasion that goes by without this dish being served? Be it vegetarian or non vegetarian, wedding menus, party food, Birthday treats, Sunday lunch or just a meal for two, this dish fits in perfectly. Absolute comfort food...

There are umpteen number of varieties of preparing biriyani and just by varying the spices and cooking method and process, different flavours can be obtained.

In TamilNadu , we have Ambur, Dindugal, Arcot, Vaniyambadi, Thalapakattu, Kongu etc varieties of biriyani prepared in various parts of the state.

To know more about this dish and the origins please visit the page dedicated to this dish Journey of the Biriyani.


Rules for the event :

Because of popular demand I am including pulao/pilaf recipe also to be linked to this event..:)

a. Just cook a biriyani or pulao dish - veg or non-veg and post it in your blog from Dec 06 to Jan 25 2012.
b.Please link to this announcement page and usage of the logo is mandatory.
c.Archives are welcome only if reposted and linked back to this announcement page.
d.Use the linky tool at the end of the post to link your recipes.
e.If you are having any problems linking up, just send me your recipe with your name, blog and recipe Url, pic to my email:kaarasaaram@yahoo.co.uk.

Coming to the interesting part, as this the anniversary for my blog , I am having a giveaway to celebrate this occasion "50 Great Curries of India" by Camellia Panjabi.
It is a wonderful book by a world class business women who has her roots from Mumbai . She is credited to have introduced regional Indian food to the outside world. The testimony stands with ever full house restaurants in Central London, not one but four... "Amaya", "Chutnay Mary", "Veeraswamy" and "Masala Zone".


Infact "Veeraswamy" is the oldest Indian restaurant in UK opened in 1926 and is still running without a frizzle or fuzz like a naughty toddler.....

Need more convincing , hop to the following pages to know more about the restaurants and the author....

Veeraswamy.com  and  What we really eat - Camellia Panjabi .


I own this book [another copy] and I wanted to give it to two of you. Don't worry I will not give you the used one. The one that you see in the pic is a new book, fresh from the printers.

Believe me, it gives us so much insight into Indian cooking. Some of the recipes are - "Chicken Pistachio Korma", "Madras Fish Curry", "Crab Curry" etc with a whole lot of vegetarian curries, rotis, sides and desserts..... and it is all yours.

What you need to do to enter the give away:

1.Of course you need to link your recipe to this event.
2.Follow this blog [button on the right hand side]
3.Follow me on Twitter [button on the left hand side]

Leave me a note in the form of a comment after doing all the three. Your recipe will be counted for the giveaway only after completing the "step 2 and 3". If you are already following my blog, just mention so.

Each recipe link is counted as one entry. Feel free to link up as many recipes as possible as each and every one counts as an entry. The book can be sent to anywhere in the world, to any continent to any country....

I will select two winners by the end of Jan and announce their names ..:)

So friends start linking up and make this event a success..:)




Enjoy...


Scribbled by Reva

59 comments:

Priya said...

Wow congrats and happy birthday to ur blogbaby Reva, briyani even i can have it anytime of the day..Happy hosting dear,will send my entries soon..

Raksha said...

Congrats Reva on the 2nd Anniversary.
I am the first to link a recipe here.

Would also like to participate in the giveaway.
SO following you publicly and on twitter too...

Vardhini said...

Congrats Reva and lovely event. Good that it is open until Jan 25th. Let me see what I can come up with :)

Vardhini
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sangee vijay said...

Congrats Reva on your blog's 2nd birthday...
great theme and really a wonderful giveaway too...


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Nalini's Kitchen said...

Congrats...happy hosting,will send you some of my biriyani recipes soon..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats on your 2nd Anniversary. Biriyani looks simply outstanding.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Suja said...

Congrats..lovely event..happy hosting.

Alpana said...

Congratulations............

Nithu Bala said...

Congrats Reva on your 200th post and your first event..love to see many more delicious posts from you...Definetly will send recipes..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Congrats reva,
lovely event, count me in :)

Sobha Shyam said...

Congrats on ur 2nd blog anniversary Reva, lovely event and will try to participate..

PJ said...

Congrats on the blog Anniversary Reva :).Nice theme and lovely giveaway.Will surely send in my entry..Happy hosting...

Mélange said...

Congrats Reva dear on your 2nd anniversary.Btw,it's timely that I posted one Biriyani..You know that's how friend are..haha..

Will link to the vent..Nice logo of your as usual..You are a born artist dearie.

Kaveri said...

Congrats on the milestone...wishing you many more years of successful blogging...

Wonderful event with a great theme..will surely participate.

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PJ said...

Reva, a quick question- Is Pulao allowed?

Kitchen Flavours said...

Congrats on hitting huge milestone.....wish u r space many more yum years to come....keep rocking.....

Roshni said...

Congrats on the 2nd anniversary of your blog!! Have to try and make a biriyani to send to you :-)

Reva said...

Friends, thankyou for your kind words and wonderful support without which this is impossible..:)

Please do leave a comment after linking in your recipe and following the blog publicly and in twitter..:)

Moreover puloa/pilaf is also allowed ..:)

Reva

Amina Khaleel said...

wow... nice event.. will try sending my entries soon..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Congratulations Reva on your blog anniversary and that's a super exciting event to celebrate this happy moment. Will surely send u some entries.

Keerti Prasad said...

Hey ! Nice event! And so innovative.. ! :)
Will post a recipe soon .. :)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Hi Reva !! Lovely and Easy Event. Hope i have followed you in both. Can u pls check as am facing some connectivity Problem.

Vidhya said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary.And a very nice event will try to send in my entry soon.

Kalyani said...

Many congrats on your event and also ur blog anniversary Reva.. I am already following your posts.. Will surely try linking up as it gives me ample time !
Congrats again !

Kalyani

ANU said...

awesome event Reva.....will sendit my entries soon...

Am already following you.....


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Christy Gerald said...

Congrats Reva and Happy hosting.I'm in

Gayu said...

Congrats on the second anniversary of your blog...I will definitely send in my entry asap..

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Usha said...

Me too, love biryani any time of the day will try to participate in this event

Shama Nagarajan said...

Congrats dear!!! Keep rocking

Taste Junction said...

Congrats dear on completing 2 wonderful years...and being there to inspire all of us..Biryani fest is such a great idea for the chilly winters..wl soon cook it and send it across..Love :)

Anisha said...

Congratulations on your 2nd Blogoversary... Great event I'd love to participate...

kokila said...

Happy Hosting!!!.I would love to participate.

Madhavi Iyer said...

Hey good event. I have linked mine, and following you here as well as in Twitter. :) Enjoy hosting.

Mahi said...

Congrats on your milestone Reva! I've linked few entries! Happy hosting! :)

Rathai said...

Hi Reva,

I am following your thread from now on. But I don't have twitter.

Rathai said...

I have created a Twitter account now and I have sent you a request. I wouldn't want to miss out on a once a life-time opportunity to win that book. Lol ;)

/Love Rathai

Prabhamani said...

Hi Reva ,Congrats for your 2nd anniversary!!Nice event and great give a way..Love to link in my entries soon..

Jaleela Kamal said...

Congrats Reva on your 2 nd blog Anniversary.
'nice event reva, Please check my link

faseela said...

congrats reva.........i have linked my dish....will try to link many more

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Congrats on the blog Anniversary Reva. Linked tw of my posts, I have been Kaarasaram follower from a while :) Hope that works, I do not have a twitter.

kokila said...

Happy hosting!!!
I linked my entries


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kokila said...

I added 3 entries of ur royal feast briyani.come and visit my blog


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Ramya said...

Congrats on ur blog birthday. I have linked an entry. Would do a re-post and add other entries as well. And for the giveway part, I dont use twitter :-( hope its ok..

Richa Priyanka said...

Happy birthday to your blog! Congratulations to you :)
Have linked my recipe and am already following you on blogger and twitter.
Will be great if you can participate in my event-
http://ambrotos.blogspot.com/2011/12/veggiefruit-of-month-cucumber.html

Umm Mymoonah said...

Hello dear, linked my entries for your wonderful event, happy hosting :)

Poonam Borkar said...

Hi Reva..first time in your space..loved your blog..very glad to follow you..i have linked one of my post to your event..many many congratulations on your blog anniversary!! :)

Sona said...

Congratulation to you and Happy Anniversary to your blog. I have linked my recipe for the event, and also following you on twitter as well as your blog.

Sharanya said...

congratulations and i have linked tomato pulao for the event...

deepsrecipes said...

Reva,
Following u..
Exciting event...Biriyani,is my all time fav..
Will send my entry soon..

Happy Hosting!

deepsrecipes said...

And..Pls visit my blog ..,Thanks..

sangee vijay said...

i linked my entry...following u everywhere :)

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sara's TASTY BUDS said...

hi reva , i had linked my post to your event

Amina Khaleel said...

congratulations on your blog anniversary... have sent my entry aloo methi biryani... following you on blogger... i don't have a twitter account...

Rasi said...

Congrats reva for the anniversary & hope to see more such celebrations :). Have sent in my link for Home special beetroot biryani & have completed step 2 & 3..i follow u & ur tweets :D

Sravs said...

Reva, Congrats dear :) Keep Rocking :) Great event !! Linked my entries !! I am following ur blog as well as in twitter !!

Asiya Omar said...

Happy Hosting! Nice Event.Love to participate.

Now Serving said...

Super lovely event dear - Happy I checked - I have linked my pulao to this event - Thanks for hosting :)

sabina said...

Congratz...on ur 2nd blog anniversary,my native is also CBE...I've linked my post to this event and following you on facebook and twitter....Thanks for the nice event..and by the way post the recipe of the biriyani recipe on the logo..becoz this is the same colour my grandma used to make when we were all kids..

Ramya said...

oh...i missed sending my recipes..i thought the linky would be open till 31 Jan. Can I send it to you by mail?

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