Friday, August 22, 2008

T-T at Jugalbandi

When Zlamushka announced this month choice Jugalbandi for her Tried & Tasted event. The first thing flashed in my mind, it is gonna be tough to pick one dish!
I don’t think, this duo needs any intro in food world! But, in case if someone never came across their spot.

Hey, you want to Laugh-Learn & Love?

Laugh: Check how the cluri has puffed like puris ! You gonna roll down, I don’t know how many times I red that post. Another one, which enjoyed a lot, Tête à tête: Woman-to-Woman well written by Bee :)

Learn: When you and I want to prepare the dinner or lunch. We just check the fridge or pantry for vegetables but this duo dig the soil of course to get their treasure, cut some green leaves for salad or pluck some fruits for dessert. Or look what is available for their season avaibility in their backyard farm from sweet berries, swiss chard to corn! Their posts remind my botony class, with all the nutrition fact & value! Definitely I am learning something in each and every post.

Love: who wouldn’t deny their picture is talking, expressing an unique style! They are Photo Amateurs. I always see their pictures and forgot even reading their post, that is the reality! Their healthy dishes seen through their camera lenses never failed to win your heart!
So go ahead and explore all the options they give u - sure you gonna LOVE it!

For the recipe, I really struggled to pick one. One month is not enough to try all their recipes!
I never tried any vegan recipe and when i noticed fruits and nuts cake! I chose to make fruits & nuts “War” cake.


Changes made are very mild which Bee has suggested: Rum substituted by rum imitation by 2 tsp, didn’t soak the dry fruits. I use ½ cup of orange juice and 1 ½ cup of water too cook the dry fruits. One cup of light brown sugar!
Baking time was little longer, took one hour + 10 min.





The proof you can see in my picture. If u don’t have a sweet tooth like me, u sure gonna adore all their sweet treats and this one is must keep recipe (because it is Guilt Free and i go nuts for nuts). I feel Rum is key secret ingredient to bring the flavor :) As the chef and sous- chef don't booze substituted with imitation!

The second one is Barley with spiced yogurt! I would have never thought making “thayir barley”, followed their suggestion of adding fruits: I mixed some sweet champagne grapes & slightly riped mango!



The second one will be entering the MBP-fruit fare hosted by Aparna, event started by Coffee.
Finally, I can send to Madhu event “Your recipe Rock


So what are you waiting for go to their place and help yourself!

Have a great weekend!

39 comments:

Divya said...

Hey Cham, great looking dishes! I did not know about the T-T event, seems pretty interesting.
Will see if I can cook up something from the Jugalbandits too.

Divya Vikram said...

Both entries look lovely Cham..Nice write up about Jai and Bee..Pics look great..

kamalagk said...

Nuts cake looks absolutely delicious...I have big list to try from their blog..Both turns out great!!!

Paru ... said...

Wow..the fruit and nut cake looks absolutely delicious Cham..I love this cake...Great post..

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

the nuts and bread/cake look mouth-watering....loved the other one as well....lucky your hubby and kid who can eat all this..

bee said...

wow, cham, that cake is spectacular. if you don't have rum, use cognac or grand marnier. thanks for the kind words.

Cham said...

Mitr-bay:why don't u stop and pick all those goodies Dear :)

Suma Rajesh said...

enjoyed reading post..and both the pic r tempting me..great entry cham..

Padma said...

Cham, both the dishes are wonderful, unaware about this event. I agree with you on Laugh-Learn and Love with Jugalbandi!

Lemme see what I can come up on their website!

Siri said...

Lovely post Bee. the cake looks yummy! so does the other barley dish!

Hugs,
Siri

sowmya said...

the fruit and nut cake looks superb!!

Uma said...

nice selection of recipes Cham! I know how hard it is to pick just one. Lovely pics too.

notyet100 said...

I CAN JUST SAY WOW,..NICE ENTRY AND NCE POST,..:-),..HAPPY BLOGGI ND JAMASTHAMI....CEEYA SOON,..

Swati said...

Awesome fruit and nut cake Cham... The yoghurt too looks great!!

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

Lovely entries .. cake looks gorgeous

Laavanya said...

That fruit & nut cake looks so loaded & delicious. Great choice of recipes.

Sireesha said...

Fruit and nut cake looks delicious and yumm yumm

SriLekha said...

an event for icecreams and milkshakes is going in my blog! participate in it!

Priti said...

Nice post Cham :)...cake is looking so gud and yummy...my nephew had a looked & asking...when you going to make this too, though he knows that all my experiments with baking has been disaster so far :(

Aparna said...

I had seen this Thayir Sadam at Jugalbandi, and true, I would have never thought of adding fruits to this rice either.
Thanks for the MBP entry.

david santos said...

Great posting and good food!
Thank you.
Have a nice Day.

delhibelle said...

I had'nt seen these two at JB..great picks.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Cham
the dishes have come out very well and i loved your cake..well you substituted brandy with an imitation...but doesnt matter, eh ! the aroma must be invigorating and Mmmm.. the yougurt recipe is one of my favourite.

Pearlsofeast said...

Wow Cham, the cake looks stunning and I am drooling dear.

Sunshinemom said...

I loved the cake! Looks very flavourful. I am going to try this soon, but with the imitation rum:) Your eulogy about the jugalbandits is perfect! I feel the same way too when I am seeing their pictures(and forgetting the post)! Bee must be so proud of this one post:)

news.linq.in said...

wow...! mind blowing..!
feel liek if i were there to taste.

Madhavi said...

Lovely entries, both look moth-drooling. Pics r very tempting!!!

Archy said...

Wow.. Cake looks so nice and puffy !!
Thank you for letting us know about this event :)!!

Sujatha said...

thats a nice little background about jugalbandi, cham!

Your cake looks super delicious! I love that texture.. and thayir barley.. as you said.. is totally new to me.. Good choice, Cham!

Suma Rajesh said...

a small treat for u...plzz collect from my blog :)

meeso said...

Both look good, I really love the cake!

Paru ... said...

Lovely dish Cham..

I have tagged you for a MeMe :) Check out my blog for details..

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

If you lived in the South bay area, I will be a regular visitor at your home esp. during meal times.

Madhuram said...

Loved both the dishes Cham. Especially the picture of the "war cake" has come out very well. Since I have also tried the barely yogurt, I know how good it tastes. Thanks for sending it to the event.

Dibs said...

Both look yummy. I am happy to use Rum rather than 'rum substitute'. :-) A little in the cake really does no harm!!

Sangeeth said...

YummY!!!!i luved the cake...

Cham said...

Bee: Thank you to share such a wonderful recipe and i will consider ur substitute!
Thanks everyone to dropping by and encouraging me

SweetDesigns said...

fantastic post!! They both look wonderful. I will have to try that bread for a friend, she will love it. Great Pictures!!

zlamushka said...

Wonderful entries. I love the barley dessert and also the War Cake :-) thank you so much for thinking of T&T again ...