April 3, 2009

"Lets go nuts : Almonds" - Round-up

Hey Friends,

Welcome to the round-up of Lets go nuts : Almonds. Today, I have 56 entries including one entry of mine, for your culinary pleasure. It was amazing, getting a chance to guest-host the fun event Lets go nuts, started by Aquadaze of Served with Love. Thanks Aqua, for this wonderful oppurtunity.

I received a very good response all through the month of March, with many talented bloggers sending in their wonderful entries with almonds. They comprised of an awesome array of dishes ranging from snacks, cakes, sweets and beverages, to salads and even curries. I think this round-up gives a fair representation of the range of recipes showcasing Almonds. I've divided the entries into a few categories for your convenience. I thank everybody who sent in their wonderful dishes made with the nut-in-the-spotlight! In the unlikely event that I missed any entries, please let me know by sending an email to jz.tastytreats@gmail.com.

For a change, in addition to the pictorial round-up, I've also included a movie with the entries. It plays a song from the movie Delhi-6, a new favourite of mine, along with the slideshow. For those who dont know, the music of this song was done by the Oscar winner A. R. Rahman. The movie contains the entries that I received until noon, March 30 because I had to leave on a trip in the evening. I sincerely apologise for this drawback. But the picture round-up include those entries received the day after as well. I will be returning home by next week, but dont forget to check back because I will be posting regularly. I will update the movie with the missing entries when I get back home, I promise!! ;-)

Without further delay, feast your eyes on the entries showcasing the delicious nut, Almonds!! Dont forget to leave me a word if you loved the movie and the round-up.


(For those who might be checking this out at the office - the slideshow has a music playing, so you might want to turn off the volume ;-))

Fried Snacks

Daktyla from Ivy of Kopiaste... to Greek Hospitality
Kajjikayalu from Vijaya of Daily Meals
Gujhia & Thekua from Priyanka of Asankhana

Cakes & Muffins

Eggless Orange Almond Cake from Gopi Shah of Health N Taste
Chocolate Almond Muffins from Apu of Annarasa - Essence of Food

Eggless Banana Muffins from Trupti of Recipe Center

Dundee Cake from Poornima of Tasty treats

Armenian Chocolate Cake with Almonds from Bindiya of In Love With Food

Cherry Almond Cake from Bhagyashri of Taste Buds

Sacher Torte from Aquadaze of Served with Love

Almond, Flax & White Chocolate Nutella Pizza from Jennifer of Savor the Thyme

Puddings, Halwas, Burfis & Brittles

Rose Kalakand from Priya of Priya's Easy Tasty recipes

Pineapple Pudding from JZ of Tasty treats

Almond Cashew Pista Slices from Shree of ShreeZ
Cashew - Almond Halwa from Anupama of Mitho Limdo
Almond Choco- brittle from Gayathri of My Adigemane..

Carrot Halwa from Sharmilee of In my passionate world.... :)

Almond/Badam Burfi from Poornima of Tasty treats
Almond Burfi from Aparna of Sumi's Weblog
Coconut ladoos by Uma of Essence of Andhra
Almond Cashew Choco Burfi by Madhumati of Madhu's Food Journal

Almond Halwa from Shri of Ecouter
Dates and Almonds Sweet from Vidya of Delectable Vegetarian Recipes

Almond Pedas from Trupti of Recipe Center

Kheer/Payasam from Aquadaze of Served with Love


Almond & Oat Cookies from Poornima of Tasty treats
Spice Cookies from Swapna Pravin of Cooking with Swapna
Eggless Almond Cookies from Trupti of Recipe Center
Almond Crescent Cookies from Divya Kudua of Easy Cooking

Lemon Snaps from Bharti of Veggie Foodist

Beverages : Shakes & Kheer

Almond - Carrot Kheer from AnuSriram of Chandrabhaga
Masala Milk (Saffron and Cardamom scented Almond Milk) from Usha of Veg Inspirations
Beets n' Broken Wheat Kheer from Priya of Priya's Easy Tasty Recipes
Strawberry Jam Badam Milk from Priya of Priya's Easy Tasty Recipes

Dates and Almonds Milkshake from Vidya of Delectable Vegetarian Recipes

Badam Milk from Madhu of Madhu's Cooking Gallery
Strawberry Power Shake from Mahimaa of Indian Vegetarian Kitchen

Watermelon Almond Smoothie from Priyanka of Asankhana


Apple - Almond Salad from Divya of Dil Se..

Carribean Rice from Uma of Essence of Andhra

Murgh Nizam from Asha of Foodie's Hope

Chicken with Almond and Coriander Sauce from Superchef of So I Married a Meat-a-holic..
Spiced Almond Powder from Uma of Essence of Andhra

Chivda from Bhawana of From My Palate

Badaami Tangri from Swapna of Swapna's Cuisine
Almond Pate from Yasmeen of Health Nut
Shahi Badam Shorba from Curry Leaf of Tasty Curry Leaf
Cucumber-Almond Soup from A&N of Delectably yours,

Rice Krispies Snack from Uma of Essence of Andhra

Shahi Vegetable Kurma from Madhu of Madhu's Cooking Gallery

Microwave Chivda from Vidya of Delectable Vegetarian Recipes

Crustless Asparagus Mini-Quiches from Bee & Jai of Jugalbandi

Navaratna Kurma from Mahimaa of Indian Vegetarian Kitchen
Chilled Almond Soup from Priyanka of Asankhana

Almond Pilaf from Hema of Simply Spices

Baked Chicken Tenders / Fingers from Jennifer of Savor the Thyme

Meyer Lemon & Almond Green Beans from Jennifer of Savor the Thyme

Thank you once again for your enthusiastic participation and making this round-up a beautiful collection of awesome recipes!! The next "Lets go nuts" will be hosted by Poornima of Tasty treats.. and the theme is "Lets go nuts with Cashewnuts". Check out her event announcement.

Signing off from "not-so-sunny" California, JZ @ Tasty treats! Have a great day!!

PS: To those who sent in entries after the 30th, I'm so sorry for not responding to you till now, I will be visiting you all as soon as possible. Thanks for understanding!!


Mahimaa's kitchen said...

great round up... u have presented it beautifully.. i can't think of any suggestions :)

Madhumathi said...

What a great round up!!Love the song and the movie.You have done a wonderful job.All the entries are amazing :)

Ivy said...

JZ you did a great job with this roundup and lovely video and music as well.

bee said...

thanks for organising this. great job!

Superchef said...

that is such a wonderful round-up JZ!! soo many dishes!! :)

Have a great weekend!

Uma said...

great round up JZ! Love the song! Glad to be a part of this nice event :)

Priya said...

Well organised roundup JZ...lovely array of delicious almond dishes!

Trupti said...

that's a lovely round up JZ. Great Job. Drooling here by all these entries.

DEESHA said...

this is a lovely round up .. I just love almonds

Jennifer said...

great job with the round up and all the entries.

Khaugiri said...

Wow such a nice roundup! GR8!!!!

meeso said...

Wow, what a round up... will take me awhile to get through all those recipes... I'm sad I didn't find time to participate.

Vibaas said...

Very nice JZ :-)

Kavita Rao said...

Wow, this is one amazing array of almond dishes. I have bookmarked anupama's cashew-almond halva. It looks very promising.


Lavanya said...

nice round-up..worth to bookmark it!!

Curry Leaf said...

Love the round up so many new dishes to me .Happy that I could be a part of it.
PS:I too like 'masakali'

EC said...

Lovely roundup with lot of recipes....missed ur event

A_and_N said...

Excellent round up. Thanks for hosting the event and all the effort to post the roundup :)

bhagyashri said...

Great round up JZ! Thanks for hosting this event.

Swapna said...

Great round up JZ!!! Thanks for hosting the event and glad to be part of this nice event :)

Anonymous said...

This round-up is really mouth-watering. A real feast to the eyes and taste buds alike!