Dec 30

Think Spice: Think Turmeric Event Round-Up

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About Think Spice:

Sunita of Sunita’s world started Think Spice in April 2008. She has even allowed several bloggers host this event (here’s the list from Sunita’s site) and I’m lucky to be host this popular event. Many thanks to Sunita.

Why this theme – Turmeric?

While searching for the right theme for the event, I found that turmeric (Holud, Haldi) was not covered by any one till date. Turmeric is one of the most used spices in any kind of cuisine, and when talking about Indian culinary arts, turmeric is just indispensible.

Event Metrics:

There were 56 entries in all, and I divided the entries into five broadly defined categories – vegetarian dishes, non-vegetarian entrée, whole meals, rice preparations and miscellaneous. Muskan of A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine was kind enough to search for some of the wonderful health benefits of turmeric in her post, and here’s the list:

  1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
  2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
  3. Is a natural liver detoxifier.
  4. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
  5. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.
  6. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

For an elaborate list of beneficial effects of turmeric click here.

And here’s the round-up:

Vegetarian dishes:

Non-vegetarian entrée:

Rice preparations:

Non-vegetarian whole meals:

Apart from these four categories there were 14 other entries which included rasam, sambhars, spicy powders, pickles, etc.

Please let me know in case I’ve left out any entry or gave an incorrect URL/blog name. You can email me or post a comment for this, and I’ll correct it.

The Think Spice event for January 2010 hosted by Nandini of Food Food Food. Here’s the complete list of round ups.

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  1. sugar plum

    Oh suc a lovely round with so many gorgeous recipes…lovely….

  2. Kanchan

    Hey.. wonderful roundup !!
    I think you missed me :'(
    My snap is there is the vegeterian Collage but link n names missing .. http://personaltadka.blogspot.com/2009/11/stuff-stuffing.html :'(
    .-= Kanchan´s last blog ..B’bye 2oo9 ! =-.

    1. Sudeshna Banerjee

      Just added the link, sorry to miss you out.

  3. Cham

    U ve done a great job- so many bright entries.
    Small correction: Cham of Spice-Club- Sudeshna!

    1. Sudeshna Banerjee

      Oops, thats a bad mistake, corrected it.

  4. EC

    Lovely roundup…thanks for hosting
    .-= EC´s last blog ..WYF: Tea time snack event roundup- Part 2 =-.

  5. PJ

    Hi Sudeshana,nice roundup but my entries are missing-http://seduceyourtastebuds.blogspot.com/2009/11/when-susheela-came-home.html and http://seduceyourtastebuds.blogspot.com/2009/11/kande-pohe-maharastiran-delight.html
    Happy new year !!

    1. Sudeshna Banerjee

      Extremely sorry for missing out the two recipes. Have updated it now. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. swathi


    An extra “p” in the cabbage thoran. please correct that. Lovely round up. Happy New year to you and your family

    1. Kalyan Banerjee

      Oops. Updated Swathi. Thanks. An eventful New year to you too.

      P.S. Sudeshna is on a trip up the Himalayas, so I thought I’d pay heed. :)

  7. Malar Gandhi

    Wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year.:)

    1. Kalyan Banerjee

      Thanks Malar. Wish you an eventful New Year too

  8. Ruchikacooks

    Wishing you and your family a very happy new year :)
    .-= Ruchikacooks´s last blog ..Recipe Marathon: Day 7: Ghar ka Khana (Simple home made meal) =-.

    1. Sudeshna Banerjee

      Thanks a lot and Happu New Year to you and your family too.

  9. jaya

    terrific round-up ..well presented …
    wish you and Kalyan and your entire family a very happy new year..
    Tummar MM Mingle er jonne dekhi kicho pathate pari ki naa :)..
    hugs and smiles

    1. Sudeshna Banerjee

      Thank you so much and wish you the same :). Mingle entryr janne apekhai roilam.

  10. Nandini

    Great round-up! A request – my mini idli pepper fry is missing in this round-up is missing. I’m resending them to yo’ e-mail inbox. Plz update.
    .-= Nandini´s last blog ..Shrimp Fried Noodles =-.

    1. Sudeshna Banerjee

      Sorry I missed your entry somehow. I have updated the post, please do check now.

  11. Indrani

    Excellent round-up, Sudeshna….so many nice recipe, bookmarked it..wish you & your family a joyous new year…..

    1. Sudeshna Banerjee

      Thank you so much :). Wish you a great new year, rather a wonderful new decade.

  12. Priya

    Excellent roundup, many delicious dishes..
    .-= Priya´s last blog ..French King Cake/Galettes Des Rois =-.

    1. Sudeshna Banerjee

      Thanks Priya.

  13. Ruchikacooks

    Awesome round up with colorful recipes..

    I’ve got one request though..My name is ruchika cooks..I guess you had an extra k in both aloo kari patta and khichdi :)
    .-= Ruchikacooks´s last blog ..Recipe Marathon: Day 6: Cabbage Kofta =-.

    1. Sudeshna Banerjee

      Thank you for the comment. Updated the post. :)

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