When I started food-blogging approximately 2.5 years ago, JFI was the first event I ever participated and felt a very special attachment to the event and more-so with Indira, the person who conceived this event idea. Finally, I get to host my all-time favorite event, here at my blog. :)
As Indira says - Jihva, the Sanskrit word means taste, desire and deep longing. This powerful word also represents tongue and taste buds.
..and the ingredient chosen as the theme must be a natural one, preferably related to Indian cuisine.
Fennel (Hindi - Saunf; Telugu - Sompu; Tamil - Shombu), also called sometimes as 'sweet cumin' is an aromatic spice very widely used in Indian & Middle-eastern cuisines. Added to any dish, this spice accentuates its taste & flavor profile. Most importantly, its numerous medicinal values make it even more valuable.
...also did you know according to a Greek myth, knowledge came to man from Olympus in the form of a fiery coal contained in a fennel stalk.
So, let us all celebrate this stimulant spice all this month and create some creative and tasty recipes with it..
Here are some simple rules about what to do -
You still couple of days left for January's edition of JFI - Ragi, hosted by dear Madhu.
UPDATE: JFI: Entries received until now.
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