Indian Cooking Challenge Rules and List to Choose

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I am really overwhelmed with the response to the Indian Cooking Challenge event. To make it even more exciting and interesting, I have come with some rules. I hope these rules will help make it more interesting and something of a challenge to look forward. Suggestions and thoughts are most welcome!

The concept of Indian Cooking Challenge will work out like this.

Select a dish either sweet or savory.
Get a tried and tested recipe
Share it with members
Everybody cooks the dish and posts on their blog by the deadline.

Before getting on with the rules, lets talk about the list. For now I have about 35 different sweets and savories suggested by bloggers. Others are welcome to list out their choice too. Will be putting up a poll soon with the finalized list.

The Project Plan for Indian Cooking Challenge is as follows

Get the finalized list of items – Last Date is 17th June PST (EOD)
Polling on the choice of the month – Will end by 20th June PST
Announce the Choice of the dish – 22nd June
Get a foolproof recipe for the chosen dish – 24 – 25 June
Mail all the members the recipe – at the earliest by 27th or 28th.
First challenge will be for the month of July, which should be posted on the blogs by 28 – 29 July.

Other details:

Special cooking gadgets will be suggested along with the recipe.
Alternative ingredients will be suggested
We should be able to come up with an alternative for Vegan specific requirements. If its not possible, the member can be excused.
The recipe should mostly be given for 4 people or small servings.
Other references will be cited.

Indian Cooking Challenge Rules:

  • Bloggers if they want to join this event, should have at least 30 posts and have been active for the last 3 months.
  •  Members cannot miss this event more than 2 times in a row.
  • If somebody is not able to take part, it should be informed in prior.
  • In their blog post, should explain in detail their experience while cooking the dish along with the verdict.
  • Elaborate pictures if accompanying are most welcome.
  • Should display the logo of Indian Cooking Challenge in their blog, along with a link back to the event announcement.
  • Should leave the details in the ICC Blog under each challenge, that way members can visit the other member’s blogs.
  • The recipe details will be sent out to all members, and should be followed as per the details given, unless and until they cannot use or consume any of the ingredients listed.
  • Like if the member is Vegan, they can substitute the ingredients needed for the recipe with a Vegan choice.
  • Vegans do not eat –
    1. dairy (milk, paneer, ghee, butter, yogurt, cheese)
    2. Honey
    3. Eggs
    4. Of course any kind of meat
    5. Paneer water/whey
  • Other items used for baking or related items can also be replaced with something different if need be.

I think that’s about it, but will update once I get more. The logo is still not ready, will have it before we start.

Ok, the list for now

Update: wow its now 90 in total!!

7 cup sweet
Ada Pradhaman(Jaggery/Milk)
Aethekka Appam (Banana Fritters)
Ari/Godhambu Halwa(Rice/Wheat Halwa)…Cereal
Ariselu / Athirasa,
Aval Vilayichathu
Aval(Red Rice Flakes)Nanchathu
Besan Ladoo
Boondi Laddu
Chakka Pradhaman
Chakka/Ethappazha Halwa(Jack Fruit/Banana Halwa)…Fruit
Cham Cham
Choorma Ladoo
Coconut Ladoo
Dharwar Peda
Diamond Cuts
Ethakka(Raw Plaintain)Sarkarapuratti
Ethapazha(Banana) Pradhaman
Fried Ice-cream
Golden Jubilee
Gulab Jamun
Kai Muruku
Kaju Katli
Kakinada Kaja.
Kala Jamun
Kalkandu Pongal
Karappusa / Omapodi
Karha Parshad
Kasi Halwa
Kesari Bath (with rice)
Lavang Latika
Malai Sandwich
Milk Peda
Mishti Roi ( Sweet Yougurt )
Murukku/ Chakralu
Mysore Pak
Narial Barfi
Nethram Appam
Paal Peni
Pathi Peni
Payesh – Kheer – Rice Pudding
Pori Urundai
Pulli pitha/Dudh Puli (tiny coconut dumplings in sweetened milk)
Puran Poli
Rava Ladoo
Ribbon Pakoda
Rumaali Roti
Sohan Papdi
Suji Ladoo
Sweet Boli
Sweet seedai
Thirattu Pal
Tirunelveli Halwa
Tokkudu Laddu

Please update the comments section with your names that are missed in this post that you might want to try.

Looking forward to a great list in place that we all can enjoy!

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  1. Wow..things are moving quite fast and am so excited.Got a little scared checking out the names of the dishes..but whats a challenge without a bit of scary element:).I am in..waiting for the dish for July:)

  2. Great list of sweets!! Would love to try them all! Interesting challenge Srivalli! How about Kajjikaayalu and Palakova?

    Waiting for July challenge!!

  3. Sri, i wish can suggest Parotta, Parathas,Dal Makhani,Paneer butter masala,etc…Rules are really very prefect and am waiting for July's challenge..

  4. Nice event…n dat would be really fun to make a single and selected item by all the bloggers…I'm in to take part…I want to add Fried Ice-cream and Kesari bath(with rice) to the list….

  5. In Bengali sweets, I would suggest making 1. Patishapta, 2. Rasgulla & rasmalai, 3. Pulli pitha/Dudh Puli (tiny coconut dumplings in sweetened milk), 4. Malpua, 5. Sandesh 6. Kalakand etc.
    Ans Sri, I am in for the challenge

  6. Sri, well after going trough the list, I am getting nervous…well I want to add some authentic Bengali Sweets, as suggested by you… malpoa, lobongo lotika, pantuaa..I mail you the list shortly…

  7. Srivalli,
    I think many of the Halwa's are missing, Kaju Kathli, Besan ladoo. All recipe looks exciting. But some of them, I have not even heard. But as everyone says. It's a challenge. It will be fun.

  8. hi srivalli, has been on a blog hiatus for quite smetime.This challenge has inspired me to start again. i am also in.Dont know if its too late now.

  9. wow, i too want to participate in the event but i have already missed ur rava ladoo i think, can i participate from the next one as i don't do much sweets… this is going to be good and i can some try different kind of sweets ! which are quite a challenge in the list some of them i have never tried i think ! its quite exciting… thanks valli…

  10. wowow!! been out of the blogsphere for so long and missed soo much.. valli i too want to participate in the event but i have already missed rava ladoo , can i participate from the next recipe…pls mail the recipe i will surely try and post by the end of the month.

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