I am doing the first ever round-up for my recipes this time and I want to thank my amazing and talented Italian food blogger Manuela Zangara of Manu’s Menu (http://www.manusmenu.com/) for that! This is because she tagged me in the 7 Links Game, and this is catching up fast in the blogosphere with its uniqueness. If you don’t know yet about how to play this game, I will tell you about the rules:
The nominated blogger must publish seven links of his/her own blog for the following categories (but only one link for each category):
- The most beautiful post
- The most popular post
- The most controversial post
- The most helpful post
- The post that was surprisingly successful
- The post that did not get the attention it deserved
- The post I am most proud of
The blogger then nominates up to five more bloggers to take part in the challenge and the ball rolls on. So isn’t it a fabulous game? I am so excited about sharing my seven links now. So here they are:
When I was clicking the pictures of these colourful, fruity popsicles, I had an intuition that it should get selected in atleast one of my favourite food porn sites and it really got selected in Foodgawker! I admit that I am just learning the basics in food photography and the acceptance definitely gave me the passion to do even better in photography and take food photography even more seriously. I was amazed by the huge amount of traffic this post generated from Foodbuzz, Foodgawker, Facebook, Twitter and Google and even more, when I saw this in Foodgawker’s “Most Popular in 7 days” list!! Thanks, all, for appreciating the picture!
If you take the number of comments into account (91 comments so far), the Thai Tom Yum Goong recipe is by far, the most popular among the 32 posts since I started my blog! I guess it is the uniqueness of the fresh Thai ingredients (especially the lemongrass), which made it the winner among my readers’ eyes. I think, Tom Yum Goong is the recipe not to be missed if you love seafood!
Although, there is nothing which I’d mark as “controversial”, but since there is this category in this challenge, so I included this post under this because initially few of my readers were wondering how lychee would taste with cauliflower. But later they were convinced and happy with the results! Thanks for giving this dish a try, dear readers! Unless we invent new dishes or new combinations, we will only be recycling heirloom and the common recipes, isn’t it?
The whole world loves the amazing variety of parathas cooked in India. But, there is a huge chunk of foodies worldwide who are compromising on buying them frozen from superstores or spending a lot of money in Indian restaurants. I was so happy when I received appreciation from many of you when my readers said that the recipe is of great help in making an authentic Indian paratha at home with my step-by-step instructions. Thanks again!
This fried rice was a result of a small experiment in my kitchen, when I was amazed by the citrusy smell of the orange and lime peels I was about to discard! This came as a surprise to many of my readers and I was honoured and humbled that one of my bloggy friends, Wan Maznah, of Cooking-Varieties wrote this about the recipe (I was the winner for the Food Frenzy June 2011 recipe challenge for this recipe):
“One more great exotic Fried rice recipe to its collection. This submission from Purabi Naha called Citrus-Zest Fried Rice is simply the best in culinary I have ever encountered. My vote for this recipe.”
Thanks, Wan Maznah, for those encouraging words.
6. The post that did not get the attention it deserved: Piquant oyster mushroom curry with bamboo shoots and bell peppers
This was a fusion dish. I think this post deserved more attention, although I was not entirely dissatisfied with the number of comments or traffic generated by this post during my initial period of blogging. Maybe, I was not concentrating enough on pictures as I was quite new to food photography during that time.
Biryani speaks volumes about the art of Indian cooking. I am proud of sharing this unique recipe in Cosmopolitan Currymania, which, although elaborate, but will yield something which is so authentic, so aromatic and so royal! It was a matter of pride also because this was my first post ever in any International magazine (the article was featured in Zomppa).
All said and done, it time to tag five more bloggers! Here are the nominees:
- Vicki Bensinger of In-home culinary classes
- Malou Nievera of Skip to Malou
- Nava. K of Nava-K
- Wan Maznah of Cooking-Varieties
- Sissi of With a Glass
Last, but not the least, I’d like to thank awesome Jay of Tasty Appetite for passing me this beautiful award! Jay has a wonderful blog full of innovative and yummy recipes for you! So don’t miss to check out Tasty Appetite! Thank you, Jay, for awarding Cosmopolitan Currymania with this!