Aprils and Septembers really breeze past us and while we have been preparing for these Mega Marathons, the day we start, it feels like we reach the end of the month in no time!
This April we decided to do Biryani / Pulao / Khichadi Festival in either AtoZ order or random, either from India or International.
I decided to do Indian dishes in the AtoZ Order of Biryani / Pulao / Khichadi in this space.
I am never prepared well ahead and I have always managed to cook over the weekend in a marathon style and cover all dishes. Since the theme was with grains, I wasn’t sure if I could manage as I had to do 51 dishes in both the blogs. I had only 1 dish ready ahead.
I realized we can do anything if we plan well and can execute it. So I had about 3 to 4 cooking marathons over the weekend and even over the weekdays, I managed to cook khichdis. We are not used to eating rice for dinner, still, all the elders were happy and gladly had it as the khichdis were really good.
Before I go into the recap of this series, let’s take a look at what we have been doing the past years.
We have been doing the Mega Blogging Marathon since April 2013, with the below themes:
April 2013 was weekly themes.
September 2013 was ABC Cooking
April 2014 was Indian Food Odyssey
September 2014 was Around the world in 30 days
April 2015 was Fire up our Ovens
September 2015 was a Buffet On Table
April 2016 was a Journey through the Cuisines
September 2016 was Cooking Carnival!
April 2017 was AtoZ Baking around the World
September 2017 was Protein Rich Dishes (My choice was AtoZ Bengali Sweets)
April 2018 was Explore the Flavours – A to Z International Streetfood on SYL
April 2018 was Explore the Flavours – A to Z International Flatbreads on C4AS
September 2018 was “A to Z Flatbreads and More” – A to Z Indian Flatbread on SYL
September 2018 was “A to Z Flatbreads and More” – A to Z Dosa Varieties on C4AS
A to Z Biryani/Pulao/Khichadi Festival!
B for Badshahi Pulao
C for Chak Angouba
E for Eerulli Chitranna
F for Fada ni khichdi
G for Goli Bhaat
H for Holud Mishti Pulao
J for Jackfruit Biryani
K for Kathal Biryani
L for Lima Beans Biryani
M for Moti Pulao
N for Navratan Pulao
O for Orange Pulao
P for Parda Biryani
Q for Qubooli Biryani
R for Ram Pulao
S for Shahi Khichdi
T for Tiranga Pulao
V for Varhadi Aloo Bhat
W for Waghareli Khichdi