Saturday, August 2, 2008

Flower Power Jihva Roundup

Wow, this Jihva has been so thrilling for me. I was intrigued with wonder with each and every entry. It was way beyond anything that I imagined. I got an entry for all the flowers I wanted to see the recipes of and much more. I want to sincerely thank all that sent in their beautiful entries, and to Indira for giving me the opportunity to host Jihva.

In alphabetical order of flowers, here are your flower power recipes:

Arugula :

From Jugalbandi: Arugula, Fennel and Orange Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Avaram Flower

From Choicest Healthy Recipes: Avaram Flower Extract
Banana Blossoms
My Food Blog: Spicy Banana BlossomsSeduce Your Tastebuds: Vaadhapoo Poriyal
Seduce your senses: Vaazhapoo VadaiCooking 4 All Seasons: Vazhapoo Vadai ~ Banana Blossoms Nuggets!
From Illatharasi: Hibiscus MilkFrom Ammalu's Kitchen: Bissap , made with edible hibiscus flowers
From Choicest Healthy Recipes: Power Syrup
Mallemaala: Rosa De Jamaica SaladFrom Curry Bazaar: Karkade (Hibiscus Cordial)

Mallemaala: Quinoa Jasmine UpmaMallemaala: Jasmine Tea
Kachnaar ki Kali (buds of St. Thomas's Tree)

Guest Post (Sadhna, Meera and Sunita): Kachnaar ki kali ki sabzi
From Tasty Palettes: Lavender chocolate pots de crème
From Jugalbandi: Lavender-infused Sugar and Honey
Zlamushka's Spicy Kitchen: Victorian Era Lavendar CookiesYummy Food: Lavendar Ice CreamIndian Food Rocks: Lavender Mint tea

Soul Food: Lovely Lilies (Marzipan)
Neem Flower
Sukanya's Musings: Neem Flower ChutneyFrom Random Thoughts and Vegetarian Recipes: neemflower-rasam Paajaka Recipes: Neem flower riceFew Minute Wonders: Neem Flower Chutney

Orange Blossoms:

From Cooking From A to Z: Mango Yohgurt Icecream
Pumpkin Flowers
From Enjoy Indian Food: Pumpkin Flowers Subzi

Soul Food: Marzipan Roses
Soul Food: Rosy Ricotta Rasmalai
Asan Khana: Gulabi Sandesh
Cooking Station: Mix Veg and Fruit Juice with Rose Tea

Ahaar: Badam Halwa

Squash Blossoms
Evovling Tastes: Squash blossom and Basil Pakoras


Arundathi said...

that really is an amazing round-up! and so many of them sound familiar - didnt realize how frequently we use flowers in our food! :) thanks.

Srivalli said...

thats a lovely round up...amazing recipes...thank you for the efforts

musical said...

Very interesting and informative round-up, Rachna! Thanks a lot to you and the participants for these wonderful recipes.

Sig said...

Beautiful round up Rach! I loved your marzipan flowers, so pretty!

Manisha said...

Thanks for the round-up. Interesting how we use flowers in out cooking! Lavender was very new to me even though I guzzle it in ready-made herbal teas!

ServesYouRight said...

Genius theme! VERY WELL DONE!!


bee said...

that has got to be my favourite jihva choice of ingredient. thanks for hosting.

uvr said...

lovely marzipan roses....
I have a surprise for in my blog...

Suganya said...

You had chosen an excellent theme, Rachna. I totally enjoyed going through the roundup. Thank you!

Arun Shanbhag said...

WoW! WoW and WoW!
~ a triple double-u :-))

what an amazing collection!
makes me want to go out in the garden and do something with the lavender and hibiscus!

This is going to be great for the fall!
Thank you Rachna, for doing this!

LG said...

hi..I had sent an entry to you..did not find it here. Mix Veg and Fruit Juice with Rose Tea.. :(

Indira said...

Due to the recent move, I've missed participating in this lovely event. But looking at all the wonderful contributions makes me happy. Great job with the Flower Power Jihva, Rachna.

mallemaala said...


I am unable to get into the mahanandi site, any ideas what Jihva for Sep 2008 is?

Could you please send me the link
or reply here?

Thanx a ton and of course this month has been very special for me, my 1st Jihva,


Priyanka said...

Rachna thats a great round-up...the theme was pretty unique...really enjoyed going thru all the entries...never knew you could make so many different things from flowers.

.... said...

gr8 wonder y we love flowers..

Sireesha said...

Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi dear:))Everything looks awesome and lovely .Superb roundup...

Sharmi said...

Oh I missed this event. so many new recipes to learn. its been so long since I visited:)

Roy said...

wow, the pics of those dishes made me so hungry right now :)
also check out Soul Food Macaroni and Cheese for nice soul food classic recipes.

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