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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Foodabulous Fest - (Ramzan & Mango Season) (July 1st to 31st) with Giveaway

        Really honoured to host this event Foodabulous Fest (July series). Thanks a lot to Preethi Garg of Simply TADKA to give me this wonderful oppurtunity. Specially this month, the month Muslims would love to share their recipes as Ramadan in nearing.

       "Foodabulous Fest" is originated from (food +fabulous + festivals) where we can prepare fabulous food for specific festivals and special days to celebrate. It’s a monthly series which celebrate
every month with monthly festivals and special day.  

      This event is not about only cooking and sharing but also the random winner will be  surprised with 2 fabulous salwars as a giveaway. To be eligible for that the sponsor's pages should be LIKED.

Logo of event

      In July month, there is least number of festivals which celebrate in India. Here is list of some festivals and special days which celebrate in July. 

9 July
Parents Day
28 July
Guru Purnima
22 July
Mango Festival
 July Month

        Ramadan (Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar. Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the five pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon. The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramida or ar-ramad, which means scorching heat or dryness. 

        Each day before dawn, Muslims observe a pre-fast meal called suhoor. At sunset, families hasten for the fast-breaking meal known as iftar. Dates are usually the first food to break the fast; according to tradition. Also the main items served would be cut fresh fruits and fruit juice along with fried dishes like samosas, pakodas etc.The spread of 'iftar' can be grand sometimes with dishes varying from vegetarian to non-veg dishes along with a variety of juices.


Rules for the event:
  •  The event runs through the month of (July 1st to July 31st).
  • Any course of meal but related to Ramzan or Mango ingredients recipe. 
  • You can link in veg & non-veg entries. Both are accepted. (No pork please)
  • Use linky tools to enter your recipes at the end of post or mail me on (
  • You have to Like my page , ie Saju's Taste through Facebook & Google +. 
  • Also add yourself as follower in Saju's Taste (top left side below categories in my blog..add yourself there)
  • Like the facebook pages of Nityasya & Peach Collections, our sponsors (to be eligible for giveaway)
  • All those who are participating in this event (by linking their entries) should leave a comment below.
  • No archives please, only fresh entries can add during the month of July.
  •  Usage of logo is compulsory; it's recommended that you use it as it helps spread the word.
       In case you have a problem using linky tool you can send the details to ( in the following format using subject line of Foodabulous Fest- Celebrate July Series  
  • You’re Name
  •  Email- id
  •  Blog Name
  •  Blog URL
  •  Recipe Name
  •  Recipe URL
  •  Picture (300px).

  •  For the Non-Blogger: You can share your recipe with details and pictures to in the following format using subject line of Foodabulous Fest- Celebrate July Series.
OR a better option for Non-Bloggers:
  • Post your recipe with pic in your facebook profile along with event announcement link.
  • Then link your facebook recipe link below in the linky tool.
  •  I will post the round up within ten days after the event gets over.
   The first winner will receive a fabulous salwar from Nityasya.
Nityasya Giveaway Salwar
            The second winner can choose any ONE salwar from the Peach Cotton Collections Album according to its availability.
Salwar options from Peach Collections

Looking forward for lots of recipes for the Month of July’s celebrations

Link in your recipes here....

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Savoury Semolina Cake (Eggless)

                   A perfect breakfast or a tea time snack...Really healthy with veggies without any frying or even eggs...Having semolina in a slightly different way rather than the traditional upma.....Good for diabetic patients, kids (can avoid the green chilly for them) & I suppose all...since we love having this as an evening snack along with a hot cup of tea..My baby too loves it..

                   I actually got the idea of baking such a healthy cake from a wonderful blog called Tickling Palates of Radhika Subramanian .... May be the photo that was captured in that blog was what caught my attention...Thanks to Radhika...

              Thinking of a  diet, this food would definitely suit you....It will keep your tummy filled for a longer time too...Give it a try & let me know...



1. Rava/ Semolina/ Sooji - 1 cup
2. Yoghurt - 1 cup
3. Carrot (grated) - 5 tbsp (1 carrot)
4. Green Peas - 1/4 cup
5. Beans - 5-6
6. Ginger (grated) - 1 tsp
7. Green chilly - 1 (slit into two & finely chopped)
8. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
9. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
10. Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
11. Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
12. White Sesame seeds (white ellu) - 1 tsp
13. Salt - 1 tsp
14. Vegetable/ Coconut oil - 3 to 4 tbsp


~Chop beans & green chilly.

~In a large bowl mix rava & beaten yoghurt.

~Add chopped beans & green chilly, grated carrots & ginger, peas, chilly powder & combine well.
~The mix might be a bit hard. (Do not add water)

~Heat oil in a small pan & pop mustard & then cumin seeds.

~Add this mustard cumin tempering to the prepared rava mix & combine well, which will make the batter smooth.
~Try tasting a little bit & adjust salt & chilly powder according to your taste.
~Now add baking soda & mix well (add baking soda just before baking)

~Grease your baking pan & pour the batter into it.
~Can bake in a loaf tin or bundt pan.
~Bake for 30 mins. (can pressure cook too.)
~Unmould the cake & cool for 5 minutes.
~Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the cake.

Here you have a wonderful wholly packed tummy filling snack ....

Linking to : Soumya's FR - Eggless Baking - Sweet or Savory & Swathi's FR Event

Linking to : Kalyani's Healthy Me, Healthy Us

Linking to : Nupur's Whats with my Cuppa 2 

Linking to : Sameena's Breakfast Recipes

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