Saturday, May 06, 2006

Curry Mela 16th

Like I promised, I am back for good.
Thanks to all my loyal visitors, for giving the support and encouragement to get me going.
Thanks to all those who sent me the feedbacks.
And the recipe requests...
I will reply to all the request, and try to prepare them.
I like learning by the age old hit and trial.. And all my recipes are born out of numerous Trials and Errors. And I keep learning.. I hope to try out many more cuisines in times to come.
I would cook Italian, Far eastern, Thai, French and every possible cuisine that exists.

I plan to make Anthonyskitchen a Food laboratory...
I have been mostly doing easy stuff because that was the theme of the Blog.
I wanted to spread easy to prepare recipes, so that Bachelors and others working or studying away from mother's cooking may find some easy to cook recipes.

But the Blog have been a self inspiration for me too.
I have started to cook much better since I started the blog.
I am still living a nomadic life, shifting from city to city.
I plan to settle down in a city of choice pretty soon, and the first thing I will do will be set up a Full fledged Kitchen... then you will see what a real passionate Chef cooks up lol...

Anyway I haven't decided on the city yet...
Maybe a few more months ;-)

Well, I guess we should move on to the 16th Curry Mela.
It's been fun so far... even though number of entries have fallen since I took a forced break.
I would appreciation more participation....
Curry mela will be a collection your entries and my favorite recipes Culled from the Food Blogosphere...

This weekend also I have collated an excellent aray of recipes from some amazing bloggers.
Hope you will enjoy...

Chocolate Cupcakes, and a basket load at that. Perfect way to start the curry mela.
And a black coffee to go with. Heavenly..


Check out this creamy and amazingly yummilicious Methi malai mutter, which sounds quite healthy too... Don't say butter is not healthy.. LOL


Nuvvu pappu fry (sesame-fry) , a very healthy dish. I love that picture too. Looks like an offering to the God. the way it's been framed, that is.


Another Sesame Based recipe, A whipping creamy sauce of bananas with sesame seeds, Sesame Banana..


Pepper curry ... the pepper would be tasty alright, but look at the amazingly rich gravy. You can feel it melting in the mouth... nahin??


Stuffed kakarkai, and i am sure gonna try it out.. I have been experimenting with Stuffed stuffs of late..


Onion fritters (onion pakodas), and who don't love fritters... One a rainy day, on a sunny day or on a cold winter evening. Onions fritters camn be had on any situations...No one can eat just one...


And with fritters, which can be prepared virtually everything, my favorite being Gobi Fritters and Baingan fritters and Prawn fritter, well I love them all, so i am sure I will also love this Fish Fritters. I have never tried it, so thank you dear...


Mixed vegetable curry sambar (Kerala Sambar), this is a very nice way of preparing sambar. Good changed from the usual everyday sambar, not that you can't have this everyday lol.


Kesar Sandesh I give a 10 on 10 for this.... ;-)

Need I say more. I brought a good amount of dry sandesh on my way back from kolkata this time. I wanted Noton Gurer Sandesh, but i just learnt that it is prepared only in the winter. but winter is so short in Kolkata , no?


Semiya / vermicelli Uppuma, an excellent entry on the Breakfast menu... Maybe i will make it for breakfast tomorrow... if I do wake up early...


Vegetarian mutton korma, confusing, ain't it? The blogger also agrees... This is a Vegetarian Non-Veg dish...


Sweet and Crispy and tangy Pani Pooris, another of my Kolkata favorites... No Gol gappas can match the Kolkata Paani Pooris .. I like it with a little chanas added in the potato-masala


Rohu Roe or Fish eggs, another of my favorite dish, and quite popular back in my Engg School Hostel, when I prepared it and shared with some friends.Ii used to have a small container a hot plate in my hostel room, and that was where i started learning how too cook actually.


Yam Kababs, would be such an amazing starters....


Strawberry shortbread tart , wow sweet and tart.. This sensous I'd say. Yummilicious and Aphrodisiac and what not...


Dahiwala Baingan inspired by saffronhut's recipe.
And I have more baingan recipe below...


Awesome Aubergine - Melanzane alla parmigiana, wait the recipe is of a cooked one lol. I chose this pictire because it looked amazing... But the recipe is also a great one...


Eggplant curry (kathrika gotsu), look simple and nice with those idlis... this is new to me though. Eggplant Curry with idlis... Would taste great, because it taste great with rice anyway.


Spring salad, a bowl of healthy vegetables. Give it to me any day


Ending the 16th curry Mela with this Ginger Sesame Hakka Noodle, with love......

Thank you.
I am sure you enjoyed this Episode of the Curry mela.. Let the entries come in for the next Curry Mela... The 17th Curry Mela


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My every saturday morning begins with browsing your curry mela. Love all the recipes that u display in this mela. Keep up the good work.
And as u said the blog really helps in improvising cooking skills and i have definetely improved. I have learned so much from my fellow bloggers. thanks to u guys.

5/06/2006 06:52:00 AM  
Blogger Luv2cook said...


Thank you for including my post. Have a great week ahead!

BTW, cannot wait for what a "then you will see what a real passionate Chef cooks up" he he...

5/06/2006 07:15:00 AM  
Blogger Tanuja said...

Hi Tony,

Another excellent round up tony, thanks.

waiting to see make more dishes from ur new kitchen. Happy weekend.

5/06/2006 08:55:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa CookingDiva said...

Great roundup! Thank you and have a great weekend :)

5/06/2006 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger Admin said...

@ Priya: I am glad you like the curry mela so much, and yes bloggin have changed our food I will start cooking or international cuisines soon..

@ Luv2cook: Wait for sometime lol

@ tanuja: Yeah.. i am comming lol

@ Melissa: hey dear, nice to see u..

5/07/2006 01:10:00 PM  
Blogger Caraf said...


5/07/2006 01:16:00 PM  
Blogger Admin said...

caraf: only if you can cook better :-)

5/07/2006 09:29:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Gosh, Tony!!! U know wat, I was teribbly busy tat I totally forgot to submit my entry to Curry Mela. Today, on Monday morning, I was shocked to c tat mine got included. Thank u sooooooo much to u too, dear.

5/08/2006 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger Caraf said...

see anthony,

you can cook, i can eat.

and if you start acting too smart, i can always beat you at your game...

i even once started a blog to show off my cooking skills;

unfortunately i started travelling and didnt have time to cook anymore...

5/11/2006 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Caraf:: That was an amazing blog.. I just checked it out..I am beaten in my own game.. Why don't you revive it..

By the way, The arrangement you suggested is very

5/11/2006 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Rumela said...

Thanks a lot. This is an interesting roundup recipe. At last I have found something interesting and unique to serve to my guests during the holidays. I am sure that they'll love all of this. thank you for shearing your post.

8/21/2009 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Rumela said...

aaah! onion pakodas! This has to rank as one of my favorite foods of all time! especially when eaten hot from the street vendors. I really miss the authentic onion pakodas and can't get it anywhere here in the US. Your version looks delicious! thank you for shearing your post.

9/01/2009 10:54:00 AM  

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