Saturday, 4 September 2010

Complete My Thali - Event Anouncement !

Yes...I am asking you to all please help me to complete my thali...I want my thali full, with lots of delicious flavours... very colourful and complete with nutrition....hang on hang on Jagruti...what are you doing? gone insane.....No, then just calm down and first explain to your friends what do you want? how do you want and when do you want?
Ok...coming to the point !   I am really exited to announce the event "Complete My Thali" Series ! Let me explain you what the Thali is?

"Thali (Hindi: थाली, meaning "plate"; IPA: [t̪ʰɑːliː]) is an Indian meal with contents varying from one regional cuisine to another. A thali is a selection of different dishes, usually served in small bowls on a round tray." (source : Wikipedia)
Courtesy Picture : Indianet Zone

The archetypal thali is made up of consists of Farsan (fried or steamed snacks), Sweets, variety of sweet and sour chutneys, pickles, salads,Raita and papad...not to forget rotis , puris, rice, daals and vegetable sabji or shaak..also in South India you can find thali, where you can find Sambar and rasam too...So in a nutshell consisting of a wide variety of different dishes providing nutrition, texture, flavours and colours. it is the way indians have traditionally eaten at home for centuries.

So in this series every two weeks a new theme will be taken to complete my thali with the variety of dishes....For this month I've chosen the theme as

       "Complete My Thali( CMT ) - Chutney"

Chutnies are important not only for snacks but they are an integral part of the main course too. Chutnies are generally spicy they can also be made sweet. In their absence an Indian meal remains incomplete. They're the perfect partner for a well made meal and a 'perker-upper' for a not so perfect one! you can use any type of ingredients ..the choice is yours..

After each and every round up the host will choose winner and will make winners dish....I will make that dish too, and in the end (about 6 months) I'll have my complete thali...

Every event comes with a prize, so when my thali is complete I will give the value of that one thali to someone else in the world who doesn't have the blessing of even a small amount of the food on the thali...The money will go to UNICEF....

How'z that? now let's talk about few guidelines

No limit to the number of entries.
Please use my logo and give link to my event page on your post.
Post the recipes between 5th of september 2010 to 5th of October 2010.
Dated entries will be accepted if they are re-posted and linked back to this event.
Send the entries to my email or Joy of Cooking form with the subject line- CMT-Chutney with the following details

1.Your Name

2.Your Blog name

3.Recipe Name
4.Recipe URL

5.Picture of your recipe

Also non bloggers can send their entries to my email ID and the subject line with your name, Recipe,and the picture of your recipe.

Please do not hesitate to ask me about anything regarding this event. also if you are interested in hosting this event please email me....

After this first month,  the theme will change every 2 weeks like this...CMT-

Chutney - Jagruti of Joy of Cooking
Pickle - Nivedita of Nivedita's kitchen (5th october till 19th October)
Rice-Khichdi-Pulav- Priya of Priya's easy n tasty recipes (20th October till 2nd of November)
Sweets - Mithai - Mina of Authentic Vegetarian Recipes (3rd of November till 16th November)
Roti-Bhakhri-poli-Thepla-Puri-Rotla - Akheela of torview ( 17th November till 30th November)
Daal-Kadhi-Sambar-Rasam -  Priya Srinivasan of Enveetu Kitchen (1st Dec till 15th Dec)
 Farsan-fried snacks Madhuri of Cook Curry nook  (16th Dec till 31st December 2010)
Sabji - Shaak - PJ of Seduceyourtastebuds (1st Jan 2011 till 15th Jan 2011)
Kathol - Pulses-(any beans curry) - Lakshmi GS of Taste of Mysore (16th Jan till 31st Jan 2011)
Raita-chaas-lassi - Jay of Tasty Appetite (1st Feb 2011, till 15th Feb 2011)
Salad - Kachumbar -Sowjanya of Ruchika Cooks (16th Feb till end of February 2011)

let me know if you want to add anything here and ...


  1. wonderful event...count me in...wil sendmy chutney entries soon....great thought for the event...all the best

  2. lovely event looking forward to send

  3. Dear Jagruti, Thanks for the reply..Now i can open you page...May be at that time some prob was there in my pc...actually all pages were opening except yours and another i was worried whether its my pc prob or your page prob....therefore informed you...hope you didn't mind....

  4. Lovely event....will send some!!

  5. that is a lovely theme.... love the title...

  6. Wow Jagruti,
    Very interesting and unique event. I think we can start our own "Thali Restuarant" once the round up is done.(Where one will get only thalis and everyday different combi) Hey how is the idea, ready to be a partner with me??
    I am in for the event!! And already few chutneys came in to my mind.
    All the best dear.

  7. HI
    I am very happy also that you are doing for such a noble cause, Keep up the work,

  8. Dear Jagruti
    This is an wonderful many dishes to learn...will be waiting to see all.
    best wishes

  9. Nice Event Jagruti!!! Count me in & Happy Hosting!!!!

  10. lovely event dear... u can count me one in it..

  11. For a wonderful cause:) I am ready to pitch in my recipes.

  12. jagruti that is such a wonderful event and so unique. Love love love the idea.
    Will try and send in something

  13. thats a wonderful thought behind this event. great theme and very generous of you Jagruti. am in for sure.

  14. Nice thoughtful event and appreciate that you are helping someone else in the world without food, which is the most important of all, will definitely try to send some:-)

  15. This is so exciting and would be a way for me to really delve into Indian cooking! Great event. I'm adding it to my calendar!

  16. HI
    Can you add Rasam in the theme, There are many recipes for different type of rasam and which is a must in South Indian Thali.
    (Just a suggestion)

  17. @ Nivedita
    yes..we can add rasam...actually I have mentioned rasam in the post..just I forgot to write in the list..thanks for reminding me..

  18. this is a wonderful thought dear. i have send you by email some entries. susan

  19. I won't be able to join in due to lack of skill and knowledge, but I will follow intently. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  20. Wish I knew a bit of Thali, so I could participate the event. But I am really happy and ready to learn something new.
    All the best to your event!

  21. interestin event, waitin to see all those delicious recipes

  22. Love the theme n the concept of filling the thali. Really admire u for linking it to such a noble cause . All the best for the event !!!

  23. Nice event for a great cause.Count me in.Happy hosting.

  24. woww..this is a super duper event...count me , im in.. :) belated krishna jayanthy wishes.. :)

  25. I never really know the meaning of thali, but have devoured it.. exciting event..

  26. Amazing blog... It was a visual treat! Each recipe worth trying here..
    This thali event is awesome and for such a great cause! All the best!

  27. Wow, a great event dear. Will surely try to participate.

  28. I forgot to say, what a wonderful and noble cause.

  29. I'm adding this to my blog food diary and seeing what I can come up with. I have just been given a load of cooking apples.

  30. Very innovative idea with interesting themes...Hats off dear for the noble cause...!

  31. Wow.. Wonderful event.. gr8 idea jagruthi.. happy hosting !!

  32. Lovely event..That's a wonderful idea !!! I'm in will send in my entries soon !!

  33. Jagruthi,
    Is it okay to link the old ones in the new one and send it? I have couple of them for this. BTW, it is very nice of you to donate to UNICEF.

  34. Very novel idea Jagruti.Sent u my first entry.Let me know if u got it and also would like to know if there are any free slots for hosting...

  35. Hi Jagruti,

    My first time here! Just sent my entry to the CMT- Daal event by Priya :)

  36. can we add icecream also dear?

  37. hugs !! for you for the thought you have..!! really wonderful..!! all the best.

  38. When someone writes an post he/she retains the idea of a user in his/her mind that how a user can know it.
    Thus that's why this post is outstdanding.


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