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Friday, January 29, 2010

JFI: Fennel - an event announcement

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 -


1. Cook a vegetarian dish using 'Fennel' in any form (bulb, foliage, seeds etc) and post it in your blog from now and February 28th 2010. Eggs are allowed.

2. Please link this announcement & Indira's blog in your posts.

3. Multiple entries are more than welcome - more the merrier!

4. Send your details - Name, Recipe URL and Photo (any size, optional) with a subject line of 'JFI' to info(dot)siri(at)gmail(dot)com before February 28th 2010, midnight.

5. You can send in previously blogged entries too. All you have to do is link this event announcement in your post. No need to re-post it again.

6. Non-bloggers can participate by sending in their recipes with the details mentioned above to the same email address.


You still couple of days left for January's edition of JFI - Ragi, hosted by dear Madhu.

UPDATE: JFI: Entries received until now.

Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Ciao,
Siri

28 comments :

  1. Please let me know if these cutlets are good for JFI...

    http://sourashtrakitchen.blogspot.com/2010/01/sweet-potato-methi-cutlet-baked.html

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  2. RV - a perfect entry for JFI! Thanks.

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  3. Great choice Siri, enjoy the event. I don't think I have anything with fennel right now in my draft, let's see.

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  4. Siri, I know what I am going to make. Will send the link once I am done :)

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  5. Amazing theme shall make some and send in the recipe!!!

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  6. Wonderful choice- I will try to send one!

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  7. Hi Siri,

    Just love somph...Will def send in my entry for this event!!!

    Shobha

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  8. this is an event I do want to be a part of...and I know what I will make!

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  9. wow, a different choice..I love saunf..will try to send some entries.

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  10. I think i use fennel sometimes when i cook chicken dishes.

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  11. Excellent choice, will send my entries..

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  12. Siri,

    Great choice.......

    I will def try to send something

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  13. I am so glad you all like this month's theme for JFI :).. Hope to see some yummy entries all-month-long!

    Siri

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  14. Love fennel seeds flavor, and recently started experimenting with fresh fennel. Great Jihva ingredient and thanks for hosting the JFI, Siri.

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  15. HI...does it have to be an Indian dish? Can it be conti?

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  16. Indira - I am so gad you liked the Fennel theme :) even I am planning to make a dish with 'fresh fennel'..I have never tried that before!


    An Open Book - the dish can be of any cuisine :) thanks.

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  17. Glad that we could participate..Thanks Siri :-)

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  18. Nice event .Will try to participate.
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  19. Siri, check this site, I saw your blog there. They send comments in Japanese and as anonymous. Cham let us know about this and I saw your site.

    foodanddrinks dot sonorika dot com/top/

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  20. siri, hope you guys are ok with washington weather..

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  21. Oh oh..Take care while walking/driving siri. I am watching it on cnn and it looks pretty bad..We used to be in Boston and the day we were moving to TX we had the snow storm. Now we are so glad that we are dont have to move with the snow..and complaining when it hits 30's here

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  22. ruchika - thanks for inquiring dear. It is pretty bad here. It stopped to snow just now and there is piles to shove!..:(

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  23. Ashaji - thanks for letting me know ashaji. I just now emailed them to remove my feed.

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  24. First time on your blog, enjoying browsing! I will submit my recipe for JFI_Fennel - it's a soup using Fennel bulbs that I made last year. Hope that's okay!

    Thanks, VnV

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  25. Very lovely Siri. Just coming back from the kitchen with aroma of fennel taking me over while trying this recipe. Just coincidental...

    Soak and cook nutrela nuggets...In a skillet add 2 spn oil, redchillie powder, salt , turmeric and 1 spn fennel seeds, once roasted add nuggets, cook till done, now add ground paste of cooked (tomato, onion, panner) and seasonings....add dry methi at the end. Loved it with roti.

    Today's experiment with Soya nuggets and fennel...came out very well.
    Enjoy.

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