June 30, 2010

My Legume Love Affair (MLLA) # 25 - an event annoucement

It is a month-long legume party where everybody is cordially invited and it is my pleasure to unexpectedly host July's edition of My Legume Love Affair (MLLA), a brainchild of Susan of 'The Well Seasoned Cook'. Thank you Susan for this wonderful opportunity.

Do you know...?

A legume in botanical writing is a plant in the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), or a fruit of these specific plants. A 'legume' fruit is a simple dry fruit that develops from a simple carpel and usually dehisces (opens along a seam) on two sides. A common name for this type of fruit is a pod, although "pod" is also applied to a few other fruit types, such as vanilla. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, soy, cashews, and peanuts. Source: Wikipedia

A legume can be fresh or dried beans, lentils, pulses, and/or sometimes edible pods that contain these seeds, & derivative products like tofu, besan, fenugreek, carob, peanuts, etc. are among some of the other edible plants in the legume family which can be used for the event. P.S: vanilla is a member of the orchid family and is not a legume.

Please note that the "legume" being used for the dish must be the main ingredient rather than an auxiliary one. MLLA is all about the legumes of any sort as the main draw.

Some simple rules of participation -

1. Post any Vegetarian dish featuring a legume of your choice from now to July 31st 2010. Use of logo is optional.

2. Multiple recipes are allowed (although only one submission will be counted towards the random drawing).

3. Recipes submitted to other events are permitted  and also recipes from archives  are accepted if and ONLY if reposted as current.

4. Provide a link to this announcement post and Susan's main MLLA host line up in your posts.

5. Send your details - Name, Recipe URL, Location (A MUST) and Photo (any size) with a subject line of 'MLLA' to info(dot)siri(at)gmail(dot)com.

6. Non-bloggers can also participate by sending in their recipes with the details mentioned above to the same email address. Such entries too are qualified to win the random drawing. 

7. Here is the fun part. Susan is graciously sponsoring two exciting prizes for this edition of MLLA.

a) Randomly selected without influence and purchased by Susan (shipped worldwide): Brilliant Food Tips and Cooking Tricks:  5,000 Ingenious Hints, Secrets, Shortcuts, and Solutions by David Joaquim. Susan does not receive any compensation from Amazon.

b) Hurst Bean Box - A case of six bags of the winner's choice of Hurst Bean products, suitable for every diet, provided by Hurst Bean. (Due to shipping restrictions, this prize can only be awarded if the winner is a U.S. resident.) FTC Notice: In May 2010, Susan, at her request, received two Hurst Bean complimentary products which are not available for purchase in her local markets. Susan does not generally accept free products from Hurst Bean nor is she financially compensated by them.

Let's get cooking! Shall we? :)

To check out previous editions of MLLA. Click here.

For more creative ideas about how/what to cook with legumes, check out Suma's Delicious Dals from India Roundup.

until next time,


  1. Hey Siri, just yesterday I happened to post my 'Mung dal' recipe on my blog. Can I send my entry to you? Thanks. :)

  2. Will surely send an entry.Love the new look Siri.Its been long since ?I visited here.Hope you are settled by now

  3. Lovely topic and shall post a few recipes for sure.


  4. Sonia - Mung dal is a perfect entry sonia. please send it for MLLA. :)

    CL - Thanks dear. I am still in the settling process and all-in-all it has been fun.

    Sanjeeta - will wait for ur entries. :D

  5. Looking forward to send some recipes
    Please could you add my July event to your event page

  6. happy hosting, will try to send some

  7. Yeh - I linked it already..lemme send u the mail :)

  8. Congrats Siri on hosting it this month. Will surely participate.

  9. Just sent u my entry.
    Happy hosting.

  10. Hi Siri,Mailed u my entry just now.Hope u got it...

  11. Good luck for the hosting plan...

  12. hey siri,r frozen peas and chickpea flour in...let me knw

  13. They are definitely in Sanyukta :D

  14. The peanut rice has been mailed your way :-)

  15. hi siri
    mailed you my entry now. hope you have received it

  16. Hey there!!! I recently made a Urad Dal chutney :) Can it be sent as an entry? Please let me know.


  17. Anu - Most definitely YES Anu. please send it over. :).



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