Round Up of Jihva For Ingredients – Dal

This month’s JFI (Jihva For Ingredients) food blog event took place on July 1st. Well, to those of you who aren’t aware of JFI, its a revolving food blog event started by Indira of Mahanandi in May 2006, where each month, food bloggers from around the world, cook a dish based on an ingredient announced by the host of that particular month and post it to their respective blogs on the 1st of every month.

Jihva for ingredientsI am the host for this month’s JFI and the ingredient I chose was Dal (Lentils) and there were 45 participants from all over the world sending in over 50 different varieties of Dal dishes.

I have created a slide show with an image of each entry along with a caption of the blog name, participant’s name and name of the dish. (Place your cursor over the picture to view the caption)

Here’s are the entries which have been numbered exactly as shown in the slide show:

1. Saffron Trail – Nandita’s Cluster Beans Paruppu Usili
2. Saffron Trail – Nandita’s Comfort Khichdi
3. Myriad Tastes – Lera’s Moghalai Masala Khichdi
4. Ginger and Mango – LG’s Munthirikkotthu – Sweet Moong Dal Balls
5. Pinch of This and A Dash of That – Anu’s Chakrapongal
6. Taste Corner – BDSN’s Spinach Milagootal
7. Out of the Garden – Linda’s Channa Dal Poha
8. Out of the Garden – Linda’s Sweet Pongal
9. Smorgasboard – Biblo’s Parathas stuffed with Sattu
10. One Hot Stove – Nupur’s Mujadarah
11. Kitchen Wonders – Sumitha’s Masoor Dal Makhani
12. My Life as a Reluctant Housewife – Gabriella’s Lentil Salad
13. Indian Potpourri – Shynee’s Dal Makhani
14. Manpasand – Krithika’s Paruppu Urundai Rasam
15. Kodali’s Kitchen – Tanuja’s Purnaalu
16. Sugar and Spice – Priya’s Ven Pongal
17. Vineela’s Cooking – Annappodi
18. Vineela’s Cooking – Tur Dal Butternut Squash Kheer
19. Trial and Error – Nabeela’s Lentil Rice and Dalcha
20. Ruchi – Madhu’s Toor Dal Idly
21. My Samayal – Sudha’s Yellow Pumpkin Dal
22. Flavour Ride – ArSu’s Rice and Toor Dal Patties
23. Cascading Flavours – Ramya’s Idli & Adai
24. Akshayapaatram – Priya’s MLA Pesarattu
25. Akshayapaatram – Priya’s Amma’s Kakarakaya Pitla
26. Vindu – N’s (Mythili Friend’s) Dal Kootu
27. What’s For Lunch Honey – Meeta’s Couscous
28. Cook Almost Anything – Haalo’s Chick peas with Chorizo
29. Memories and Meals – Nav’s Dal Spinach
30. Gattina’s Azuki Bean & Coconut Milk Jelly
31. Gattina’s Beans in Sacks
32. Gattina’s Green Eggs and Ham
33. Mahanandi – Indira’s Pongali
34. Mahanandi – Indira’s Sunnundalu – Urad Dal Laddu
35. Happy Burp – Vaishali’s Puranpoli
36. Krishna and Arjuna’s World – Arjuna’s Pesara Poornaalu
37. Ahaar – Mandira’s Dal Makhani
38. Viaggi & Sapori – Orchidea’s Pasta with Lentils
39. Anthony’s Kitchen – Bachelors’s Dal Makhani
40. Aayis Recipes – Shilpa’s Sev Bhaji
41. Spicyana – Archana’s Rasa Vada
42. Menu For Today – Vidya’s Lentil Broth
43. Lima Beans Delhi Chaat – Sury’s Sindhi Garlic Dal
44. Past, Present and Me – Vee’s Sanna Mudde
45. Pusiva’s Culinary Studio – Pushpa’s Dal Farfalle
46. Sumi’s Kitchen –Sumathy’s Black Eyed Peas Kulambu
47. My Worksh0p – RP’s Moong Dal Payasam
48. Un Tocco Di Zenzero – Gourmet’s Lentils with Garlic Oil
49. Masala Magic- Latha’s Bottle Gourd Kootu
50. Cooks Hideout – Pavani’s Lentil Walnut Burger
51. Foodie Newbie – Sudha’s Chekkalu
52. Menu Today – Suyyam
53. En Ulagam – Revathi’s Urad Dal Halwa
54. Bhakshanam – Aparna’s Dal Makhni
55. Sailu’s Food – Dal Makhani
56. Sailu’s Food – Dahi Vada

Kudos to all of you for the wonderful entries with beautiful images and thank you for your participation in JFI-Dal event. I thank Indira for giving me this opportunity to host JFI and its the first time that I am hosting a food event and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Round Up of Jihva For Ingredients – Dal

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  • Tanuja

    Hi sailu,

    U have done a great job:)

  • Mandira

    What a great roundup! Thank you for hosting the event and for the beautiful presentation.

  • Lera

    Sailu, Wow ! your roundup seems to make dhal based dishes even more appealing .Good work and thanks for a lovely presentation & more so for your Time and effort..:)

  • Mythili

    Wow.. wonderful dishes and nice roundup. The slide show is amazing.
    I aam wondering though that you might have missed one of my entries – the spinach chick pea saute 🙂

    Good one there!!!

  • Ramya

    Excellent made it so memorable.Thank you.Sailu.

  • shynee

    God! 55 entries!! that’s amazing…this should have been a tough job for you…one more feather to your cap!! Congrats!!

  • Sumitha Shibu

    Such a wonderful round up Sailu! Excellent!You did a great job,I dont know which one to start, looking at all those dal recipes!

  • krithika

    Sailu, excellent job in hosting this event. YOu’ve given it such a festive feel and look. Look at all the entries. Its fun checking out all the entries.

  • Indira

    I know that you are not feeling well for the past couple of days, still you managed to put out this fabulous recap of all the entries. Thanks so much for the wonderful job you did and I can’t wait to go check all the entries that I missed visiting before. Thanks again Sailu and take care!

  • Madhu

    Hi Sailu,
    Hope you are doing well.Wonderful roundup and very nice recipes. Very nice presentations as always. Thanks.

  • nandita

    Been waiting this round up Sailu- I have been checking your page each day since 2nd and finally a wonderful round up. Luckily, there arent even any repeats-
    Looking forward to your recipe for weekend breakfast blogging event on my blog

  • Sumi

    kudo’s to you sailu..excellent round up.

  • bilbo

    its here, its here finally. I was so excited to see this. Good job . I hope you are feeling better now.

  • Meeta

    What a fantastic round-up! Hope you are feeling well and I would like to thank you for the brilliant effort you put into this.

  • Nupur

    Terrific round-up! I know I will be busy trying all these great recipes. Best wishes for your speedy recovery!

  • Paz

    What a wonderful roundup! I love the slide show — awesome! And wonderful list of foods. Thanks for putting it together.

    Feel better!


  • Nav


    You are a star! That is indeed an excellent roundup and amazing number of entries there. When you get a chance, Could you please make a small correction? Could you change my recipe from “Dal-Spinach” to “Spinach Kootu” please ? Once again, congratulations for this excellent work in organising this event. Hope you get well soon!


  • Aparna

    Hey Sailu

    Just Great Job!! The slide show is a hit in my locality. Thanks for including me though i was late by half a mile 🙂 … Hope i find some time to go through all the entries..
    Take care.. and get well soon.


  • Nabeela

    Wow….amazing round-up!
    The slide-show?……yup, it’s perfect!

  • Latha

    Hi Sailu,
    Woderful job Sailu. Lots of work and so much effort. Thanks a bunch for hosting this wonderful event.
    What awesome recipe. I can try something new everyday.

  • Vaishali

    A wonderful round-up, Sailu. A job well done!

  • Puspha

    A fantastic round-up. Congratulations to u!!

  • Ashwini

    What a great job hosting. I loved seeing the array of entries this time. I dont think I need to ever search for a dal recipe. Cheers

  • sudha

    Congrats sailaja..Great work. Innovative way of including all photos in a slideshow and btw how are you feeling now??.

  • gattina

    first I hope you get well soon!
    You did a fantastic job in this recap, all things are so well organized and neat, must have taken you a lot of time… thank you so much! I’ve already discovered many great recipes, it’s such a wonderful chance for us to share our idea/knowledge!

  • Sury

    Wonderful round up, Sailu. You were a perfect host. It’s such a treat to find so many lentil dishes at one place. Thanks for your fantastic efforts.

    Sorry to hear you were under the weather. I hope you are feeling better now. Best wishes :).

  • sowjanya

    Hi Sailu,

    Hope you are finding in good health now.Thats indeed a great round up. I feel bad to have missed it. Wish I would come up with a jhiva event some day.


  • santhi

    Fantasic roundup Sailu. Brillinat Job..

  • menutoday

    Hi Sailu,
    Apologies for the late comment. Record number of excellent entries and excellent presentation by you. Thank You.

  • shaheen

    Hi Sailu,
    Beautiful presentation. And a bookload of recipes to try out. Congrats on the effort put into compiling it. I have tagged you for an informal meme. See if you can contribute to it.

  • Manisha

    Sailu, hats off to you! I hope you’re feeling better and well rested now.

    I love the round-up and the variety of flavors in the recipes. This page has been bookmarked as a important resource! I love it!!

  • Sumitha Shibu

    Sailu where are you?waiting for more recipes….Take care!

  • Linda

    Hi Sailu,

    Thank you so much for this lovely roundup! Everything looks so beautiful and so nicely presented in your slideshow and link section to boot — so much work! It’s much appreciated. Hope you’re feeling better 🙂

  • Asha

    Hi, LOVE your site.LOVE those recipes.Inspired by you ,I
    opened my own blog. Thank you.Would you check out my blog,suggest any ideas and link me? Appreciate it.

  • Alison

    Sailu! I enjoyed this JFI Dal round up a lot. Dal is such an essential part of an Indian meal, that it just seemed natural for you to have selected this. Too bad I joined the blog world too late (just started mine), but thanks for posting the compiled list for us to read!

  • Chinni

    Sailu great job and nice collection.

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