Winter is in full bloom here and with that there are a few dishes that are making way to our table more than at any other time of the year. 'Soups' for examples comes to my mind first. But there are lot many things that we cook mostly in winter that keeps us warm and going. So here I am with my first event here -'Winter Warmers', very apt for the season, I believe. I look forward to your contribution, be it a piping hot soup or a warm salad, a warm halva or a sizzling brownie. It can be even a hot cup of tea or coffee! The options are numerous and varied.. So, friends send in your delicious entries! Here are a few rules of the event, you would like to know:
1. Make something thats keeps you warms and going during cold wintery days.
2. It can be any course of the meal.
3. Recipe has to be strict vegetarian. No eggs allowed!
4. Multiple Entries are welcome. Old entries are allowed with new entries. That means if you are sending two new entries, you can send two of your old entries for the event.
5. Please send in your entries starting today, 15th Dec 2010 till on or before January 30th 2011. Roundup will be there by first week of February.
6. Bloggers can simply send your Name and URL of your recipe at email@example.com (theveggiehut AT gmail DOT com) with the subject of "Winter Warmers" with the following details-
Recipe Name and Url:
Picture of the dish reduced to 300px:
Non bloggers can email me your name, recipe and picture at firstname.lastname@example.org (theveggiehut AT gmail DOT com) with the subject of "Winter Warmers"
Lets have alook at the ingredients:
4 large carrots.
1/4 cup chopped onions.
1/4 cup chopped coriander.
1/4 cup coconut milk( You may increase or decrease it by 2 tbsp)
1 bay leaf.
Salt and pepper to taste.
2 tsp Sugar (Optional).
1. Wash and peel the carrots. Cut them into chunks. In a pressure cooker add the onions. cloves, bay leaves and chopped carrots.
2. Add a cup of water. Pressure cook it on a medium till two whistles.
3. Let it cool down. Take out the cloves and bay leaf and discard. Churn it in a mixture till smooth and creamy with no lumps.
4. Heat a pan and add the mixture. Bring it to a boil and lower the gas.
5. Add the chopped coriander leaves and coconut milk. Season with salt, pepper and sugar and stir. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Serve hot with your choice of bread.
I love this soup a bit sweet but my husband likes othewise so I donot add the sugar in his part. You can make your choice.
Send in your 'Winter Warmer' recipes for my event and enjoy your winter. Cheers!