Saturday, March 28, 2009

Clicking for BloggerAid!

We celebrated Kaaradiya Nombu with great aplomb. Suganya's spoken about the festival here beautifully. This was a very important festival for my mom and she did keep a 'vrath' and all that for my dad. Very obviously, I did not do all that, and made sure A helped me with this. I also tied the sacred strand/thread. See? I like the pic, so putting it up ;)



I was waiting for this festival to eat the Nombu Adais slathered with butter and, A and I were waiting for the festival to use our new bamboo steamer. Ya, this time around (our first, actually) we used bamboo steamers to steam our Nombu Adais. Traditionally, an Idli cooker/utensil is used. However, with great forethought (the Idli gadget is way too much stuff to clean up :D) ,we decided to use our newly acquired bamboo steamer.

We are not posting the recipe right now since we are sending this to BloggerAid for the BloggerAid cookbook aimed at creating great school meals as part of the World Food Program, a UN agency. This event requires us to send in our recipe through email to them, while not posting it on the blog. We hope that we've done our small bit towards alleviating hunger in the world.

Since this is a bamboo steamer and its wood and all that, this pic also goes to Jugalbandi's CLICK- Wood event! Yay! :D



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47 comments:

Lavi said...

Nice Click's..Bamboo Steamer Looks Great..Nonbu ada's looks Perfect!!

giz said...

Thank you for sharing your recipe with BloggerAid. I can't wait til this cookbook is available.

Ivy said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe and good luck with the click.

Arch said...

That bamboo steamer is really nice, first time i'm seeing one!Those nombu adais have a pretty shape..And great work, helping with Blogger Aid...Way to go !!

Holler said...

Nice photos! I can't wait to see the recipe to go along with it! The cookbook is going to be great once it is finished.

Madhuram said...

I love the sweet adais very much. Being telugu people we don't celebrate it, but since we lived in Chennai we made these adais quite so often. My grandmother used to prepare it for me.

Bellini Valli said...

Thank you very much for submitting this delicious recipe to the BloggerAid cookbook and for raising awareness for this project.

SJ said...

1 stone 2 mangoes aah? (by this I mean, 1 dish 2 events) Like it!

veggievixen said...

in response to your comment, if you put the squash "fries" on a baking sheet with a healthy drizzle of olive oil and roast them at about 350, they get nice and crispy after a while. you can take them out when they're just soft enough to eat, or leave them to crisp up for a while. it's just like roasting potatoes. good luck!

Arundathi said...

Love the steamer photo. Beautiful.

Elyse said...

What a great cause--sharing your recipe with BloggerAid. I can't wait until the cookbook comes out!

Donna-FFW said...

I am so anticipating this cookbook.. you are wonderful to contribute!!

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

lovely photos!

Priya Sriram said...

Loved both the pictures! :)

Bamboo steamer looks really cute! :D Nice theme for click!

Deepa Hari said...

Nice clicks...lovely bamboo steamer...nombu adai looks great.

Indhu said...

like the bamboo steamer... and yeah... nonbu adais with butter = heaven :)

Sig said...

I've been meaning to get a bamboo steamer for a while .Everything tastes better made in such traditional utensils :) Love the pictures especially that first one. Did you make that? Very pretty :)

Laavanya said...

The adais look perfect and that's a nice snap with the bamboo steamer.

Soma said...

Great Click! a lovely steamer.. i need to get myself a bamboo one:-)

bee said...

thanks for a very delicious entry.

Nags said...

I love it!! :)

Cham said...

Like both click!

Vibaas said...

click looks very nice. kozhukattais are yummy :-) Btw, u just had this nombu? we did it couple of weeks back!

Rajee said...

Looks like kozhukattais. Is it? I never used bamboo steamer. Can u pls help me how to use it? What can we cook using it?

Cakelaw said...

What a great entry for Bloggeraid!

Raaga said...

I didn't do the nombu this year... or last... :)

I do plan to make the adais for dinner one day though.

sra said...

Nice pic. Like the flower in the first pic as well.

Usha said...

Nombu adais look perfect, loved the bamboo steamer too !I made mine the usual idli thattu way, got to look for these cute bamboo steamers before the next time :-) Nice entry for the event!

Priti said...

Both the clicks are nice and cute :)

Chitra said...

great pics,never seen bamboo steamer,love the dis too.waiting for the recipe:)

delhibelle said...

interesting pic.
never had nombu adai, would love to try it

Vegan_Noodle said...

I've always wanted to use a bamboo steamer!!

The BloggerAid cookbook sounds like a neat project!

burpandslurp said...

love it!
and what a noble thing you did! cool!

Maya said...

Nice Click and great looking adais! The bamboo steamer looks good. You had asked abt the canned jackfruits, I got both the raw and ripe ones in can in the Indian stores.

DEESHA said...

I had never heard of a bamboo steamer until now.. the festive is soo new to me, goona read abt it right away

AnuSriram said...

Wow.. the steamer is eye catching! Lovely click!

Varsha Vipins said...

That steamer looks great ..:) n the Ada's are so yummy..liked the first pic too..pretty flower..:)
Have a great week ahead..:)

Superchef said...

nice click and those adais look so perfect!

Red Chillies said...

totally love it. Great click.

Jayashree said...

Like the first pic.....and the bamboo steamer.

LG said...

Loved the first pic and I read abou nombu adais in atleast 4 blogs today so I got to make it soon. Good job with click.

miss v said...

i just found my bamboo steamer about a month ago. now i can put it to use!

Suganya said...

I have read somewhere that cleaning a bamboo steamer after a while becomes a hassle. Is that so?

And, thanks for the mention. Charadu looks lovely on you :)

A_and_N said...

Thanks everyone :)

@Vibaas: Oh, we celebrated it in time. Just timed the blog post for today :D

@ Rajee: It essentially works as a steamer, Rajee. So kozhakattais will be great, am sure!

@Suganya: Thanks for visiting and the compliments :) A bamboo steamer is tough to clean if you leave it for later. We, almost immediately wiped it with a wet cloth/tissue, and let it dry. I've heard that you can even do a quick wash and make sure it dries really well.

Hannah said...

Oh, lovely! This makes me wish I had a real steamer... I just stick a wire rack inside a big pot of water when I need to steam things. Yours is so much more elegant!

Sakshi said...

So we get the recipe now or still have to get our hands on that book? :( I haven't had Adai's like for a century now....sobs

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