Thursday, December 07, 2006

JFI - Jihva For Ingredient - Jaggery

Jaggery, the queen of all sweeteners, hold a special place in my heart. Not only for the health benefits that it brings, but also for that wonderful taste that's unmatched by any other type of sweetener. That's why I chose 'Jaggery' as the ingredient for this month's JFI.

My heartfelt thanks to the wonderful bloggers and non-bloggers who chose to participate in this month's JFI, inspite of all of your busy lives. Many have sent in multiple entries. Many have tried new recipes. Some of you have 'created' new recipes. Kudos to all of you!!! Anupama sends a tip on how to break down a big slab of Jaggery within seconds with the help of the microwave. Indira of Mahanandi has written a wonderful article on Jaggery and Palm Sugar, so did Mathy Kandasamy. [ETA: Sandeepa had written about Liquid Date Palm JAggery
- 'Khejur Gur'.] Thanks to these people, I learnt some more about my favorite ingredient. Without further ado, let's goto the recap. (Please mouse-over for the names of the entry and participants. Click on the image to get to the entry and the participant's blog.)


Rice Crispy-Jaggery Sweet from India By   IndiraCaramelized apples with icecream By MathyJaggery and Coconut Puffs By IndiraCracked Wheat Coconut Fudge By RinkuCranberry Apple Chutney By Vee




Ginger Brittle By HyderabadiGud Dosa By MeenaDeep fried pumpkin Puris By ManasiGulpohe By AshwiniAllam Pachchadi By Vini





Jaggery Blancmange By ChandrikaJaggery and Beetroot Halwa By DeepzJaggery Cake By ChefAtHomeJaggeryJelloJiggler By AshaJaggery Lemonade By RP




Jeedipappu Paakam By SRAPottu kadalai Urundai By Just For FunKalthappam By ShaheenKinnathappam By RPMethi Kadhi By Pooja





Hot milk infused with Palm Sugar By MathySweet And Tart Triangles By AnuOatmeal Pudding By MadhuParamannam By LakshmiPaasi PAruppu Paayasam By JustForFun




Payesh By SandeepaPori Urundai By PriyaPraline By LindaPuran Poli By MenuTodayDryfruits Til Chikki By Meena




Sukhadee By PoojaSweet Fenugreek Pongal By LakshmiammalSweet Poha By MandiraUkkarai By PriyaUnniyappam By Annita




VankayaBellamPachadi - IndiraVella Aval By MenuTodayVella Sundal By MenuTodayCoconut Chikki By ViniPuranPoli By Sri





Cranberry-Clove-Palm Jaggery Marmalade By IndiraHalsinahannu Appa by SmitaMothagam By MaheswariMethi Kheer By KiranPaasi Paruppu Paayasam By Kay




Sesame Sweet Rounds By SwapnaCarrot Jaggery Parathas By Vaishali





The next month's JFI is hosted by Ashwini of Food For Thought. The ingredient that she has selected is 'Coconut' for January's JFI. Yummmm! Happy hosting, Ashwini!

22 comments:

Deepz said...

Hi kay,
Thanks for posting the roundup so soon. Now I have a place to look for recipes to use the remaining jaggery that I have. Hope you r doing fine with the newborn.

Inji Pennu said...

Wow!What a roundup! Kay this is the first time here, I think! And weee i got to put the first comment for the wonderful JFI.

Who on earth would think with jaggery one can make so many dishes. And what a pucca Indian ingredient you chose!

Dilip UK said...

Hi Kay...sorry i did not contribute but great to see all these dishs with jaggery...lots of dishes i never seen before..i am learning a lot for sure...just goes to show how creative we foodies can be...~smile~...thanks

Indira said...

Hi Kay,
clusterfree roundup and lovely job. It is so interesting to read all the jaggery entries. What a great effort from your side! and thank you for organising.

Menu Today said...

Hi kay,
Great round up..Thanks

sra said...

Nifty round-up, Kay. Hope you had a happy birthday. Thanks for considering my entry

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Hi Kay,
wonderful job!...being a busy mother, U did a great job and kept your words and posted on time.Now I got many ideas to cook with Jaggery..By the way to day is your birthday as I remember??...Wish You Many Many returns of the day...and wish you lots of happiness and a peaceful life to you and ur family..and lots of hugs to your little angel:-))..Have a great time with her.

Asha said...

Beautiful visual treat of a round up, Kay!!Thank you so much for taking time to do this:))Looks wonderful.

Sri said...

Oh! Kay Thank you I am really elated. Thank you! Thank you!.Yay!!! my first post to be submitted in an event.

Shaheen said...

That was fast work. What a roundup and waht versatility with jaggery!

Krithika said...

Wow ! What a round-up. YOu've done a great job despite being a busy mom.

swapna said...

Hai kay

thanku for showing my recipe in ur blog.nice to so many recipes with jaggery one time.nice work done by u.how is ur kid?have a nice time with ur baby(girl/boy?)...

RP said...

Kay, what a neat round-up! And look at all those yummy jaggery dishes! Loved it.

Maheswari said...

Great round up...good work..thanks

rooma said...

Hi Kay, could not take part for this month..... but i m drooling at all the recipes in the round up... great job, keep going!!!

www.mykhazanaofrecipes.wordpress.com

Chef at home said...

Kay,

Neat roundup.thanks for considering my post.

Priya S&S said...

you did a great job Kay ! what a roundup !!!

KrishnaArjuna said...

Kay
Belated bday wishes to you. How is Meera doing?
Looks like the JFI event was a big hit. I wanted to send an entry too but that never realized, one of these days I will post it on my blog.

Priya S&S said...

Wishing peace, health, and happiness in 2007 and always. Happy New year to you and your family !

Sri said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Kay. How is your little one?

Bhargavi said...

Hi!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Have A Blessed New Year to u n ur family.
Good daY!

Kay said...

Thanks guys! We are doing fine with the tiny one. Hope you all have been doing great too...