Well, the Gujarati Dal from Sukham Ayu was the celeb recipe this month as Srivalli chose it for the Indian Cooking Challenge contest at her blog. Congratulations to PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds who is the WINNER of the lucky dip contest of this event. She is the recipient of an autographed copy of Sukham Ayu.
It was delightful to see the entries at the online contest; while some bloggers cooked the recipe as per the recipe, there were others who tweaked it because of non-availability of ingredients like yam & dried dates, but what was common to all was the positive response they received from their family.
Find below the bloggers who participated in the contest & what they have mentioned on each of their blogs . To view this on facebook, click HERE.
Srivalli of Spice Your Life started the event by posting the recipe. She says: “I was happy the dal turned out so well…All the vegetarians at home really enjoyed and kids will love to eat this with rice.”
Nutan of Rice ‘N Spice says: “This is an authentic Gujarati recipe from Sukham Ayu. I enjoyed making this dish & it was a perfect accompaniment with Rotis.”
Jayasree of Kailas Kitchen: “I literally ate only this dal and forgot about my rice. Basically, I love spicy and tangy food. The flavor and taste won me over.”
Reva of Kaarasaaram says: “When I first read the recipe, it sounded interesting as it had four flavours in it – sweet, sour, pungent & spicy. The first two flavours were the main ones with the next two flavours as undertones.”
PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds has included pics of kokum & dried dates: “I am so glad that Srivalli chose such an authentic & tasty recipe for our challenge this month…The dal is easy to make…”
Veena of Veena’s Veg Junction: “Thank you Srivalli for such a wonderful challenge. Thank you Sukham Ayu.”
Priya of Easy N Tasty Recipes says that she loved making it because: “…an easy, delicious, comforting, interesting and truly a new dal which goes for dried dates and my favourite veggies – yam and drumstick.
Veena of Kitchen Celebrations is an Ayurveda enthusiast and has incorporated Ayurvedic wisdom in her cooking & other aspects of life. She recognises that this dal has a lot of health benefits.
Ramya of Hot Fom My Oven says: “It is quite flavorful …spicy, tangy with a pinch of sweetness. A perfect accompaniment for rice…”
Nivedita of Nivedita’s Kitchen says: “…yummy…with all the tastes in the mouth. I had the taste of jaggery and very different taste from the dates. I had the taste of red and green chilly separately. It was just superb.”
Pavani of Cook’s Hideout says: “I own a copy of the book, but never made this dish, so thank you valli for picking this nutritious and delicious dish for ICC…I’m going to make this dish strictly per the recipe again when I have all the ingredients on hand.”
Suma of Veggie Platter says: “My dal was a tad sweeter because I added a bit more jaggery to it but I was not at all complaining. It reminded me of my Ammama’s Pulusu…We thoroughly enjoyed this dal and it is going to be cooked in my kitchen many more times.
Gayathri of Cook Spot says: “…very easy to prepare and went well with rice. The recipe called for drumstick. As we dont’ get drumstick now, I just substituted it with potato. It tastes just like the south Indian sambar minus the sambar powder.”
Scraps of Nibbles ‘n Bites says: “The flavor is both sweet and spicy and was wonderful over the basmati rice I’d prepared – the rice helped tone down some of the spice (could have held back a few of those red and green chillies). We loved it and were very happy to try this month’s challenge.”
Priya of Enveethu Kitchen says: “Actually i had my dal with Dosa. Liked it a lot. The Tangy, Sweet, a mixture of all Taste…An easy, quickie recipe and a nice change from the regular Tadka dal!”
Jayashree of My experiments with food says: “…A very simple, yet flavorful dish. Despite using familiar ingredients, the taste of this dal is something that was quite new to me.”
Vidhas of Appetizing Recipes says: “This recipe is very new to me and tried this for ICC for this month. It came out well and it is delicious.”
Rekha of Plantain leaf says: “…sweet and tangy lentil curry which is a perfect combination with rice and roti.”
Harini of Tamalapaku says: “…after going through many posts and mouth watering pictures of this dal from my fellow bloggers, I couldn’t stop myself from making it for lunch today. It surely is a very delectable dal.”
Bhagyashri of Taste Buds says:”…lapped it up with her Chapati & asked for more, and that in itself is a testimony. You can hardly expect a 3 yr old to appreciate something in a better way than that but then she went ahead and told me that the Dal was yummy!”
Ramya of Hot from my oven says: “It is quite flavorful…spicy, tangy with a pinch of sweetness.A perfect accompaniment for rice…”
Ankita of Eat Hearty – Stay Healthy says: “…when I came to know the recipe chosen I was even more excited as I immediately remembered having this dal a few weeks back at a friend’s place. I had loved it mainly because of the peanuts…”
Priya of Mharo Rajasthan’s Recipes says: “…forgot to soak fresh tamarind and compromised with store bought, so, the color is darker, but let me tell you that the taste wasn’t compromised.”
Raji of My diary of good food says: “This daal turned out great and was loved by everyone including my lil one who is otherwise not very fond of daals.”
Meena of Chettinad Fiesta says: “It got made in a jiffy. And it was very tasty. We were quite hungry and did not have the time or energy to make Roti / Rice. So, we had it with Wheat Dosa; and it was yum.”
Jayasri of Samayal Arai says: “Thumba chennagide means it’s very nice, I think the combination of dates and tamarind was very good!”
Kavitha & Gayathri of Kavithavin Kaivannam say: “…easy to make and tasted delicious…we had it with hot rice and potato curry.”
Shilpa of Kitchen Explorations says: “…the Dal was very different to any dal recipe that I’ve made…simple and delicious…”