August 29, 2007

Express Cooking Round-Up Part 2

Let's take a break and have some dessert! After going through all these meal entries, don't you wish more of us had blogged easy desserts too? Despite my teasing, three brave bloggers have decided that its better to fill the stomach with dessert than no food! I agree wholeheartedly with them. If they can't have bread, let them eat cake!

Simply Spicy: Pal Payasam

Lazzat:Kesar Bhaat in Five

Curry Bazaar: Shahi Tukde

Pasta and Noodles:
To continue with the round up, Pasta and noodles are versatile and if your family likes it, they present a wholesome express meal. Keep it as simple as you like or make it elaborate with a cream sauce, but it still doesn't take up too much time.

The Spice Café: Pasta Aglio O Olio

Padma’s Kitchen: Express Pasta Meal

Food Matters: Lemon Thyme Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon

Kadchhi ke Kamaal: Pasta with Vegetarian Bolognese

Hunger Pangs: Pasta with Red Peppers and Feta Cheese

Curry Bazaar: Pasta in Tomato Sauce

Curry Bazaar: Chinese Hakka Noodles

Married To A Desi:Linguini With Spinach, Artichokes and Hearts

CrazyAboutFood: Cilantro Pesto Pasta

Sharpen Your Knife: Chopped Turkey With Tarragon Sauce

Cooking Pleasures: Whole Wheat Pasta

Chachi’s Kitchen: Noodles with Green Beans

Malabar Spices: Pasta With Meat Sauce

Roti Meals:
Some of the bloggers were experienced enough to create a Roti/Chappathi/Phulka (Call it whatever you want, its the Indian Tortilla)meal in the time specified. Some made it from scratch (wow!!!!) and some sensible ones made the side dish while the rotis defrosted!
So here are the Roti Recipes...

When My Soup Came Alive: Palak Dal With Fried Chappathis

Tried and Tested recipes: Mutter Paneer With Chappathi

Spicy Khana: Egg Curry With Chappathi

Soul Food:Sukhi Dal With Phulka And Salad

A Mad Tea Party:Rotis With Taro(Arbi)and Lentils.

Food-n-More: Mutter Paneer and Frozen Phulkas

Yum Blog: Rotis With Snake Gourd-Lentils Curry

Miscellaneous Dishes:
These could qualify as a heavy snack to tide over evening hunger pangs or as a light dinner for those days when you just need something fast but not too heavy.

What's For Lunch, Honey?: Garlic Shrimp on Toast

Sreelu’s Tasty Travels: Tomato Chaat

Out Of The Garden: Spinach Soup with Idli Croutons

Neivedyam: Nut Cutlet

Lemon And Chilies: Summer Salad

Kajal Dreams: Tricolored Sandwiches

Jugal Bandi:Bean-Nut Salad

Jugal Bandi:Pita Pockets

From My Palate: Besan Ke Cheelay

Aroma Hope: Jhatpat Frittata

Daily Musings: Chicken Fry fit for a Burrito

Curry Bazaar: Rongi Cutlets

Spice_D: Veg Fajitas

Cooking Adventures:Black Bean Quesadillas

Malabar Spices: Three Pepper Quesadillas

Cookery Corner; Veggie : Black bean Quesadillas

Chef At work: Usal Pav

Andhraspicy:Zucchini Dosa

The Budding Cook: Cauliflower au Gratin

A Pinch of Spice: Egg Rolls

Malabar Spices: Pav Bhaji

Other Recipes:
Fusion:Sweet n Sour Raita
Yum Blog:Poori With Kurma


Pravs said...

looks so nice shaheen ! So many mouth watering dishes :)

FH said...

Another great collection, thanks for your hard work:)

Padma said...

Great Job....great collection Shaheen! and this event was a grand success with so many entries

Mandira said...

what a collection shaheen, even if I cook a meal a day, I'm set for many days ahead :) thank you for the event and the great roundup.

TBC said...

Great collection of recipes & good job putting everything together.

sra said...

That's a neat and elegant round-up, Mallugirl! Thanks!

Bharathy said...

I can hear that sigh of relief,after a succesful event!!!
Neat Round up!!Thanks a lot for your hard work!!

Meeta K. Wolff said...

WHat a roundup and what a spread. Great job sweetie!

Anonymous said...


This was why your blog was not opening.Good job..


Anonymous said...


just a suggestion,I don't know how practical...if all the jhiva for ingredients..i mean all the rounds were posted in one blog..i mean a separate blog it would be convenient for all those who search .....same for all the other round ups....



amna said...

shaheen! trust me when i say the wait was worth it :) love ur simple yet effective round up.. thank u so much for hosting this event! looking forward to more from you :)

Anonymous said...

hi Shaheen,

that was neat and lovely.
no slide shows which will take more than 30 mnts to open!!!!!(speaking of express meals within 30 mnts that is)
so, now ur blog is a one-stop-shopping err, i mean cooking spot:)

thanks for the event and the beautiful roundup


sdf said...

An awesome web-recipe index to locate a recipe for a quick meal. Very neat looking roundup you've got there. I am going to add a link to this from my blog.

Thanks for the great work!

Anonymous said...

Dear Shaheen

(got the name now ;) sorry!),

What a fantastic round-up, and a great resource of quick and delicious dishes! Thanks so much for hosting and introducing this event! This was a great idea!

What is the count of dishes in the end? :) I know it will take me ages to look through them, because I want to check out each one!

Anonymous said...

thts one grand round up shaheen :) congratulations n thanks for hosting , coz now we have so many express meals handy :)

Anonymous said...

Applause!!! Awesome Roundup Shaheen. This is just great. Your blog is now a "Cookipedia" (I made that up) U know what I mean.
Pats on your shoulder for the amazing effort and hardwork you put in :)

Bharathy said...

I scrolled down (actually today) to see more than 100 entries!!!!Yaaay!!

Lets have a separate portal for this..More than 100 recipes of 30 min quick meals!!:)..

archana said...

I am impressed with the roundup Shaheen :) It must have been really hard for you to sort and categories the entries. Thanks a lot :)

Viji said...

That's lovely Shahee. Viji

Sharmi said...

so many wonderful entries. so you can pic one every day for saving your time:)

Srivalli said...

great round up and very hard work...this is yet another wonderful collection!

Sreelu said...

excellent round up, shows all the effort that went it. Now take a chill pill and relax

renuka said...

sorry iam visiting after quite sometime agreat round up