Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Announcing "Serve It" series... Serve It - Steamed

After the rip-roaring success of the Serve It - Fried event (with 117 entries), here we are with the next theme for the Serve It - Series. The theme for this month is "Steamed". If frying makes everything taste better, Steaming is nothing less compared to it. There are authentic recipes in every cuisine which are steamed. 


Steaming makes the food healthier and the amount of nutrients lost is very minimal compared to other methods of cooking. Steaming is when the food is cooked in steam or water vapour. It should not be confused with boiling, where the food is dropped into hot water. It is also different from double boiling, where the food's contact to the steam is undesired e.g. melting chocolate.
Here is the list to give an idea on examples of steamed foods...
When Idli, Idiyappam, Puttu(Pittu), SevaiKozhukattai (Modak),Momos, Dhokla, Paruppu urundai etc.,. makes the predominant Indian Steamed Foods, Dumplings, Dim Sum, Manapua, Shumai (Siu Mai) are few examples of the Oriental foods. However steamed vegetables and fish are always made in all cuisines.
Here are the guidelines for the event:
1. You may send in any entry that has been ‘Steamed’. Not to be confused with boiling/double-boiling/bain-marie method of cooking. Please do not link entries which are pressure cooked with water. If using the pressure cooker for steaming that is OK. 
2. Both Vegetarian as well as Non vegetarian entries are welcome. Although, No Beef/Pork/Alcohol please.
3. Please link back to this announcement page and also to Denny's page.
4. New entries are appreciated, however if you are sending archived entries, please re-post as latest (with a date in September 2011) and update with both the links to the announcement page and logo.
5. Usage of logo is mandatory.
6. Last date for submission of your entries is September 30, 2011
7. To send in your entries, just link your entries using the below linky tool. 
8. Non-bloggers also can send their entries with a picture to the below email-id.
9. If you have a problem in linking email us your problem to serveit[dot]series[at]gmail[dot]com. We will try to resolve it.



32 comments:

  1. Wow wonderful event...

    Valli
    http://ammajirecipes.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-favorite-dish.html

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  2. hi krithi, steamed food sounds really good. am your follower now, have a great day

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  3. Sounds gr8! Hope to come up with something for this :-)

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  4. Love this idea aand looks so good.
    Rita

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  5. nice event will send in m y entries very soon :)

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  6. wow, that sounds healthy to have steamed theme. I will surely try something :)

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  7. nice event..this time will send the entries..:)

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  8. Nice topic for this month. Surely link mine.

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  9. Nice and wonderful event. Will try to send some.

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  10. Linked an entry dear....happy hosting....:)

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  11. Happy hosting dear :) Will send in my entry soon..

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  12. This time finally i will have something to share for the event :) Wait for my next post ;)

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  13. just send my entry :) ammini kozhukattai

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  14. i make cakes in rice cooker does it come under steamed !!!!!!!!!!??

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  15. Happy hosting krithi :) will send my entries soon

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  16. I will be happy to participate in this wonderful event Krithi - Happy hosting :)

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  18. I just posted my link! Yelai Vadaam :) I found Denny's link in your previuos event announcement page! :)

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  19. Hi Kirthi thanks for pointing me in this direction. Just posted the dhokla.
    Do check out my event and send me your entries.

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  20. Hi Krithi,Its a healthy Event(Serve It Steamed) and I luv participating in it.Thanks for the opportunity.

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  21. Nice event Krithi will definitely send in an entry

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  22. Nice event Krithi. Just linked my post.

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  23. Hi Krithi,
    Just linked two entries... happy hosting dear:)
    Reva

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  24. Krtthi, I definitely have a few recipes I would like to link -I will get them in on Monday for sure - have company this weekend and will be occupied with that - have set up next post for tomorrow - check out the giveaways...

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  25. awesome healthy recipe collections...fantastic roundup krithi..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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