April and September 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 khichdi. We are not used to eating rice for dinner, still, all the elders were happy and gladly had it, as all the khichdi were really good.
I did AtoZ Quick 30 Minutes Meal in C4AS
Before I go into the recap of this series, let's take a look at what we have been doing in the past years.
We have been doing the Mega Blogging Marathon since April 2013, with the below themes:
April 2013 was a weekly theme.
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 Street food 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!
A for Amritsari Wadi ki Biryani
B for Badshahi Pulao
C for Chak Angouba
D for Doddapatre Soppina Chitranna
E for Eerulli Chitranna
F for Fada ni khichdi
G for Goli Bhaat
H for Holud Mishti Pulao
I for Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam
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
U for Ulava Charu Vegetable Biryani
V for Varhadi Aloo Bhat
W for Waghareli Khichdi
X for Xacuti Paneer Coconut Biryani
Y for Yakhni Vegetable Soya Pulao
Z for Zafrani Kofta Coconut Pulao
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Suma Gandlur says
Valli, this is a news for me. I always used to think that I am the one who plunges into BMs without any preparation. In fact, people like Vaishali would have finished their cooking and I wouldn't even have finalized my list of recipes.
You planned and executed it so well that you have come up with an exciting array of dishes. Loved allyour dishes and glad to be apart of this marathon.
Vaishali Sabnani says
Valli, you are a rock star and kudos to you to cook 52 dishes...seriously only you can do it . loved all your recipes and all I can say that each one has been really good inspite of you cooking at a stretch.
Parthasarathi K says
Congratulations on your successful completion of Mega Marathon of Briyani,Pulao and Kichdi!!
What amazes me is your high-octane drive and sustained interest in conducting such programmes and keeping your blog pulsating all through the year!
Sushma Pinjala says
Hatsoff to you Valli, posting 52 dishes on time is not a easy thing to do. Thank you so much for giving us such a good themes and allowing us to show our talents. Congratulation on 100th edition of BM.
Thank you for your kind words Sir, appreciate you taking time to check out the posts.
Kudos to you Valli. I cannot help but be in awe at your dedication and determination to maintain 2 blogs. Bookmarked some wonderful creations which sounded very easy in your words 🙂
Superb recipes for the series Srivalli. Hats off to you for planning ahead and doing 52 dishes and each dish is so much different from the other. Loved how you use the fresh home made masalas Great compilation!! Loved every bit of the series!!
Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth says
I am always in awe with how you manage to consistently post on two blogs and that too participate in every BM that you meticulously put together... I wish I had half the energy you had.. may the Almighty preserve it and protect you from black eye! I am pinning this page, since it has yours and everybody else's amazing creations for this series, that literally had me gawking... Kudos to all you ladies who pulled it off fantastically!
I used to be like this, never prepared for the mega BM in advance and usually cook click and blog on the same day. Only for the last two BM I have prepared everything in advance. But the thrill of doing it on the day is a wonderful experience. But managing two blogs at the same time is such an awesome feat. I enjoyed all the pulao and biryani this month.
I need to learn the art of planning from you. 51 dishes in weekends is a herculean task. But you did it. You are the real marathon queen. Awesome valli.
Renu Agrawal Dongre says
Wow doing 2 marathon's without preparation is rather tough and a bit task. You managed it so well. All the recipes in this are very good and a must try.