Karnataka Cuisine: What a feast it is!

Food blogs are fascinating ways to learn about different cuisines, new dishes, new ways to prepare old dishes, and importantly, gives ides of what to cook up for the simple daily dinner, or even the special feast coming up.

Have to confess, M looks through a few food blogs every day to figure out what new dishes to conjure up every evening to tame her impatient, ravenous husband. Yes, I am well fed! ๐Ÿ˜›

As I have elaborated before, food blogs have an important advantage, they are not written by celebrity chefs mixing ingredients in designer kitchens for TV fans. These are written by your average householders, who are always time-challenged to cook something delicious yet simple and healthy for their loved ones – their own spouses and kids. Yes and in their cooking you find the most precious spice of ‘love’.

But how do you track the seemingly millions of food blogs out there? Over the last several months I have tracked several Foodies and listed them in my Food to Live For blogroll on ArunShanbhag.com

A useful trend amongst foodies is to organize a ‘Round-up’ based on an ingredient or festival. Contributors post recipes on the theme and an organizer rounds-up and links the recipes in a large post.

Asha of FoodiesHope, recently organized a Round-up of “Regional Cuisines of India: Karnataka.” Foodies from around the globe recreated traditional dishes in modern kitchens and also conjured up new recipes with locally available ingredients.

Asha, received 368 contributions and has painstakingly sorted and summarized it in four posts. If you even remotely like Karnataka Cuisine, this is verily food nirvana:

  1. Appetizers and Snacks
  2. Breakfast and Brunch. (Includes a dazzling variety of dosas!)
  3. Dishes for the Main Course
  4. Spicy Powders, Desserts and Else.

So take a few minutes to visit her posts, identify the recipes you like, click through for the complete recipes. Since some of the contributors were already on my Food to Live For blogroll, we have tried several of these dishes at home. Yumm! No doubt I have not had a chance to post – coz we were busy eating :-))

8 thoughts on “Karnataka Cuisine: What a feast it is!

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  1. heh heh Sia!
    M loooooves to cook new dishes – particularly she has been inspired by your blog and over the last several weeks she has been replicating several dishes from your site. Just over the weekend, we tried the jolada roti (and my aunt visiting from india helped) – it came out excellent! What a treat! I must have finished off 5-6 of them!

    And I do help in the kitchen; my job is to scrub the pots and pans! and M is ever grateful for that! :-))

    Were busy with family thus did not get a chance to post much, but surely will.

  2. LOL arun… poor M. i hope u r assisting her in kitchen ๐Ÿ˜‰ and i dont mean just eating what she cooks… he he he… common take a small break from eating and post few pics to show us what u have been cooking and eating ๐Ÿ˜€
    wishing u and M a very happy dasara ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. WoW Asha! That is quiet a feat!
    I noticed that you did not take a break either – you are continuing to post:
    “I’ll have whatever your are having!”

    and truly a huge pat on the back to all your contributors!

  4. Thank you Arun!! Phew!! It’s exhausting just to see that list!:D

    Final count was 366 photos including some non-food entries. I had stopped counting after it reached 200!! I think we bloggers are a great bunch, good people! I am grateful all the contributors who made it spectacular success! :))

    Glad you and M putting all the round ups to use! Enjoy Dasara this weekend.

  5. Lakshmi – you know I’m well fed, coz I have the energy to do so many things;
    and even though I am extremely hungry every evening, I never stop elsewhere and eat out before I get home.
    Well, almost never;
    well, … sometimes when i am really, really hungry, I do;
    but then I should, or I’ll pass out or something, no?

    Heh, i’ll email you the commentary and my translation of the gayatri mantra from ‘prarthana.’

    and then suddenly i connected with the essence of your prarthana even more

  6. ๐Ÿ˜€ – so how well fed are you?

    btw, yesterday my other half was very curious to know the meaning of gayatri mantra – and i dint happen to know. ๐Ÿ˜€ which was very strange because it keeps appearing in my head, on my lips quite randomly and i dint have clue of what those few words, that i love for the energy they bring me, mean. we did a google search finally (on my mobile, since there isnt an internet connection) and figured out an approximation. and then suddenly i connected with the essence of your prarthana even more ๐Ÿ˜€ .

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