May 3, 2011

New Event Announcement - WWC - Ragi for breakfast

I am Kalyani a.k.a Mom Chef of What's Cooking? Delighted to be hosting WWC (Wholesome Wholegrain Cooking) event with the theme - Ragi for breakfast (Ragi = fingermillet) . Originally conceived by Sanjeetha of Litebite, this event focuses on (and to quote Sanjeetha from her blog):
"....WWC is to get more creative ideas from all quarters of culinary world to boost the nutrition in our meals. I hope it will be fun & informative as well to experiment and cook with various wholegrain and add a new dimension to our meal and that is good health."

Finger millet is especially valuable as it contains the amino acid methionine. Finger millet can be ground and cooked into cakes, puddings or porridge. The grain is made into a fermented drink (or beer) in Nepal and in many parts of Africa. The straw from finger millet is used as animal fodder. It is also used for as a flavoured drink in festivals. Going by the names of Ragi (Kannada/Telugu),Kezhavargu (Tamil), Muthary(Malayalam), Nachni (Hindi / Rajasthani) etc, this wondergrain has loads of calcium which is even prescribed for 6 month old infants' food as Ragi Malt ! In India, Ragi recipes are hundreds in number and even common food stuffs such as dosa, idly and laddu are made out of ragi. Recipes such as Puttu, Ragi mudde, Bhakri, Ragi Sankati - all these bear testimony to the health wonder that is Ragi.


While Ragi for breakfast is the theme, the rules (slightly amended by me for pure vegetarian cooking) for this event running 1st - 31st May are as follows:


1) Contest open from 1st May - 31st May 2011
2) Please refer to the central theme of "Ragi for breakfast"
3) Hyper link to this post and  Sanjeetha's link along with the logo displayed alongside would be mandatory
4) Although we welcome archived entries, please re-post them with reference to this event.
5) Only vegetarian recipes welcome. No eggs or animal products please.
6) Non bloggers are also welcome to send in their entries to the following email ID.
7) Make a meal using the ‘Key’ ingredient and blog about it, send an email with "WWC - Ragi for breakfast"in the subject line to with the following information to this email ID : momchef77(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Your name
  • Your blog name and URL
  • Name of the recipe
  • Link to your post
  • Picture of the recipe (pls limit this to max 300 px)
8) Logo is as attached. Please use the same in all your entries :-)

Looking forward to all your wonderful healthy dishes. Please do spread the word around in your blogosphere, and welcome to the wonderful world of Wholegrains :)


Cheers
Kalyani

10 comments:

  1. Nice event will try to send my entry if possible. Do follow my events page for updates.

    Saraswathi Iyer
    www.simplysara07.blogspot.com
    www.sarafoodevents.blogspot.com

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  2. That is awesome -- I will certainly send some entries for this - happy hosting dear :)

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  3. Lovely write up K! Ragi being one of my favorite grains, would love to cook something up with this goldmine of health and send. Happy hosting!

    Lite Bite

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  4. Nice event,will try to send something.
    eager to see the event soon with nutritious dishes.
    http://soujishome.blogspot.com/

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  5. Added this event in my food blog events calendar! Happy Hosting!

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  6. Lovely blog out here. Will send in my entries soon. Happy to follow you.

    Do drop by my space when you get a chance. Will visit back often and hope you will do the same !!.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  7. Hi! nice healthy event. I've never used much of ragi. really looking forward to the round up and get to know new recipes

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  8. Tasty event and a healthy one!!!!Here i have posted ragi idiyappam

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  9. nice event.for your event go throught dainik bhaskar where you get more recipes at www.bhaskar.com

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Cheers
Kalyani

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