Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Announcing RCI-Kongunadu Cuisine

First of all  i should say a big thanks to Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine for giving this opportunity for hosting Rci which is well know as Regional Cuisine of India, i have choose kongunadu cuisine as theme..The name Kongunadu originated from the term "Kongu", meaning nectar or honey.  The old kingdom of Kongunad ruled by the entire major dynasties - Chera, Chola, Pandya and even Mughals at one stage extended from Ooty to Pollachi, Udumalpet to Ottanchatram, Karur to Tiruppur and Salem to Erode. Surrounded by mountains, Kongunadu was able to maintain its identity and cuisine over time. Blessed with Bhavani, Noyyal Amaravathi and Cauvery rivers, Kongunadu cuisine reflects the richness of its  land...Kongunadu was blessed with enormous wealth, a pleasant climate and distinct features.   The erstwhile kingdom of the Chera, Chola, Pandya, Hoysala, invading Muslim rulers and finally the British gave to South Indian cuisine, a line up of hallmark delicacies like Pongal, VenPongal, Kalkandu Pongal, Ravadosa, Kootu, Ellu Urundai, Ezhanir Payasam, Pathanir Halwa,Arusi Paruppu Sadham,Santhavai ( Idiyappam), Kollu Masiyal, Parrupu Urundai Kuzhambu....Use of coconut shell as a  meat tenderizer, use of drumstick leaves to clarify ghee  and Panchamirtham  are some of Kongunadu’s culinary innovations.

Dating back to the 8th century the Kongu's have been recognised as the first people in South India to extract ghee from butter, jaggery from sugarcane juice and make copra from coconuts.As like chettinad cuisine, kongunadu cuisine also have their own traditional dishes..here is the map of kongu nadu if u never heard or havent seen earlier..

If u arent happened to cross this delicious cuisine, here are some of the links:
Daily Musings
One Page Cookbooks

Here are the rules for participation in the event:

Cook anything as vegetarian from Kongunadu Cuisine  and post on your blog from 1st sep to 30th sep 09.

Email me at Priyasuresh09@gmail.com with RCI - Kongunadu Vegetarian Cuisine in the subject and with the following details:

Your Name,
Recipe Name,
Blog Name,
Permalink to the post
Picture of the dish
Use the logo if you can.

Do send ur posts from archives, but repost ur entries...

Non-bloggers can definitely send their entries to Priyasuresh09@gmail.com..

Waiting eagerly for all ur delicious kongu foods..


Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Enga ooruuuuuuuuu...naan vandhuten...will post as much as I can ;)

Malar said... Reply To This Comment

naanum try panna poren :)

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

Happy hosting dear :)

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I will try to send my entry! Great choice :)

Nandinis food said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful event Priya!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Will try to participate, happy hosting.

ST said... Reply To This Comment

Great choice...Happy Hosting dear:)

Raks said... Reply To This Comment

I too have grown up from one of those regions,Salem :) I will try to get a recipe!!

Anshika said... Reply To This Comment

I had never hear of Kongunadu Cuisine before. That was nice of you to share so much about it. Indian history has some great cuisines which are losing their from. It will be a great way to go back to those times.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow what a cuisine you have selected for the event priya Will sure post some recipes for your event

Deepthi Shankar said... Reply To This Comment

nice event Priya ... Happy hosting. lemme see if I can come up wih something

Saritha said... Reply To This Comment

This cuisine is new to me,will check the link and will try to post something.happy hosting :)

CurryLeaf said... Reply To This Comment

New cuisine to me Priya.Happy hosting

lata raja said... Reply To This Comment

Kongu naadu, hey our region. Ippavae, whole of the month recipe list podaraen.

Vani said... Reply To This Comment

Did not know there was a Kongunadu, let alone a cuisine associated with the region! Daily Musings is one of my favorite blogs. Blogging has taken a backseat these days though. Too much going on. Will see if I can whip up something. Happy hosting, Priya! It's great that you chose a theme that not many don't know about and can now explore.

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of this cuisine before, its grt that you have chosen something so unique, will try to whip up something, happy hosting dear :)

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya!Im from kongu naadu !!would love to send some recipes..Are archived posts allowed?[got a new one as well]

Shaista Tabrez said... Reply To This Comment

never heard of it...will try to participate

Sashi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, it's our Region region. Will definitely send my Recipes. Count me also in. :)

Shanthi Krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Ennoda ooru. will try to send in something. Now the weather is very fine and also raining daily. super weather but hot too.

GR said... Reply To This Comment

ennoda ooru will post few entries