Thursday, July 1, 2010

India Round-up and July Destination

Welcome to our India round-up! We've got lots of great dishes to share so let's begin...

Our first traveler is Mary at One Perfect Bite, welcome to the group! Mary made Gobi Manchurian -- cauliflower fritters, they look delicious -- I bet those would be a great appetizer!


Next up is long time traveler Joanna at In Search of Lost Time who made Beef and Chickpea Curry and has a little secret to getting great Indian flavors stashed in her pantry :)


Our third traveler is Margaret at Tea and Scones, a big thank you to Margaret for suggesting India as our June destination! She made Aloo Palak, a delicious looking potato and spinach curry and also home made paneer cheese balls -- rasgalla, served in ras malai -- a sweet milk with nuts and spices. Wow, what a delicious Indian feast!


Our next traveler is Leslie at Lethally Delicious, I know Leslie from a couple of baking groups and am so glad she decided to join MKMW too! Welcome, Leslie :) She made hara shorva soup and chicken in a red pepper sauce, looks wonderful!


Kayte at Grandma's Kitchen Table is joining us for her second month of MKMW travels! Kayte made a full Indian feast, complete with hara shorva soup, dahi ka shorva -- cold yogurt soup, naan, Lal Masale Wai Murghi -- chicken in a red sweet pepper sauce, and Peelay Chaaval -- aromatic yellow rice...Kayte, are you sure you aren't operating a fine Indian restaurant in your kitchen? :)


Bringing a delicious drink to our Indian feast is long time traveler Christine at Kits Chow. She made Indian Mint Tea -- Pudina Chai, served in gorgeous tea cups and made with mint from her own garden, what a lovely presentation!


Finishing out our round-up, over at Nummy Kitchen I made a spicy Red Lentil Curry and badusha, a Diwali treat.


ETA: Jill at Jill's Blog is another new traveler this month -- she e-mailed me yesterday and I missed it until just a minute ago -- so sorry Jill! She made two delicious looking Indian dishes, Potato and Pea Curry -- Alu Matar, and Spinach and Potatoes -- Palak Alu; along with some yummy looking naan. Welcome to the group :)


Thank you so much to everyone who participated! What a great round-up full of delicious Indian dishes to try. Be sure to check out all of the blog posts to find more photos and recipes if you'd like to try any of these recipes yourself.


Now the moment everyone is waiting for -- our July destination! Drum roll please...

That's right folks, the United States of America! I've been traveling with MKMW for two years and I don't ever think we've "visited" the USA, so in honor of the 4th of July, please pick an American dish and post about it on your blog by July 31st and leave a comment on this post with a link to your MKMW -- USA recipe.

There are so many choices and interpretations of this destination, don't think you have to stick with the traditional American dishes, feel free to pick a recipe from a particular area of the country, off the top of my head I'm coming up with Boston Baked Beans, Mississippi Mud Pie, Southern Fried...anything really, okra, steak, chicken :) you get the idea.

And just a quick note, I don't have any country suggestions yet for August, so feel free to mention one if you have a particular country in mind -- if not we will use the random country generator -- that's always fun!

Happy traveling,



TeaLady said...

so glad to see so many posting. India was fun.

USA should be easy and hard. Regional or general. Famous or 'infamous'.

Great round up. Thanks for all this.

TeaLady said...

thanks for a great round up. All the dishes look delicious. Love Indian food. Thanks for letting me choose.

And thanks for all you do.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for including me. I'm off to look at everyone's posts!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous round up!!

I've been waiting for my real life to take a breath so I could join in, what a time to join up! How fun is this!!

I'd suggest...Canada, Cuba, Laos, Thailand, Venezuela, or Spain...of course...I don't know how recently you've gone to any of those countries either...just some thoughts! *Ü*

Rosabela said...

What a great roundup! Sorry I missed it this month, but I'll be around for the next one. Don't want to miss it. :-)

One of 'cantbelieveweate' recommendations is Cananda. I would really love to visit Canada in August for a change. It is my home country and I don't think we have visited it yet. They have some great dishes like the poutine and of course, butter tarts. Yum!

Carla and Michael said...

Great recipes from abroad. I just posted for July's USA challenge.

joannabug said...

Okay, here's my post

Corn, kielbasa and shrimp chowder

Can't wait to see what everyone else is cooking up!

Sweet and Savory said...

This is a great time to join you. The U.S. should not be a great challenge although, narrowing the food down, is daunting.

I am looking forward to this. Thanks for having this group.

Sweet and Savory said...

Here it is, my first contribution here.

Mary said...

Andrea, this is a lovely round-up. I'm honored to be included. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea, here's my link for July:

Torviewtoronto said...

Here is my entry

Bread pudding


Lexi @ Pink and Orange Coffee said...

Hi there! I am new here, but I just posted an american treat on my blog. I sent an email too...hope that is ok!

I think this is a GREAT idea, by the way. How cool that I found you this month!!!

Lexi @ Pink and Orange Coffee said... is my link:

Peggy said...

This is my first entry for this group. Thank you for letting me join in! Seems like fun.

TeaLady said...

America post is up

Looking forward to everyone elses.

Leslie said...

Sometimes it's good to just stay home...

Kayte said...

Here's my post for The United States: Wild Rice!