Monday, 13 October 2008

Monthly Mingle: Sensational Sides Round up

This month Meeta from What's for lunch, Honey? has given me the honour of hosting her Monthly Mingle. Side dishes are so often neglected in our house, and I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that, which is why the theme for this month's mingle is Sensational Sides the idea being that whoever wants to take part makes a great side dish using whatever ingredients you like.

There has been a flood of fabulous dishes for this mingle. check them out....

Sangeeth Raghunathan from Art of cooking Indian food has made Baingan Bhartha

Mona from Zaiqa-Modern Hyderabadi Cuisine made Baghare Baingan

Lisa from Lisa's Kitchen has submitted Cheese and Sage Damper Bread

Nags from Edible Garden made Aloo Gobi

Ivy from "Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitality" has made some Bulgur Pilaf with Vermicelli as well as some other side dishes

Srivalli from "Cooking 4 all Seasons" made some Pepper Chicken Curry

Sushma from "savi-ruchi" sent in Bhindi Besan (Okra & gram flour sidedish)

Sia from "Monsoon Spice" made Paneer Makhani/Paneer Butter Masala

Usha from "MySpicyKitchen" has submitted Broccoli Moong Dal Stir Fry

Soul Chocolate from "My Gourmet Kitchen" has sent in 2 dishes: Steamed Oysters and Mini Pizzas

Sweatha of "TastyCurryLeaf" served up some Potato Goulash

Cham from "Spice-club" sent in Nilgiri Chicken kurma

Sharon the newlywed from "Culinary Adventures of a New Wife" made a Asian Cucumber Quinoa Salad

Rupali jain from "North Ki Rasoi Se..." sent in Paneer Achari

Mansi from "Fun and Food" made 2 dishes: Instant Khandvi and Healthy Brown Rice & Barley Salad

Hetal from "Isha's Kitchen" made Potato (aloo) Fry

Yasmeen the "Health Nut" served up Shahi Badami Khorma

Miri from "Peppermill" has entered in Prawns in Spicy Tomato Sauce - a South Indian side dish very popular with rice or breads

Priya Suresh from "Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes" has been busy and made 8 entries!!!!! One of which was Pepper Prawns

Divya Vikram from "Dil Se.." made Baingan Bharta

Shifali Katyal of "Recipes and More" made Yummy Nutrela

Mahima Jagtiani from Olives and Basil sent in Grilled Cheesy Shitake and not so fiery chillis.

Arfi from Homemades made some Orange and Avocado Salad with Orange and Mustard Dressing

Vandana Rajesh from cooking up something nice sent in a tomato chutney

Tigerfish from Teczcape - An Escape to Food sent in Shrimp-egg "cookie"

Soma Rathore from "eCurry" made some Palak Paneer: Spinach with Indian Cheese

Chris from "Mele Cotte" sent in Roasted Applesauce

Sireesha from Mom's Recipies sent in Aloo Baingan /Aubergine and Potato Curry

Deeba from Passionate About Baking sent in an assortment of favourite side dishes

Dell of Cooking and the City made a Tomato & Bean Salad

Srimathi the from "Few Minute Wonders" sent in Healthy Mutter Paneer Made Easy

Siri from Siri's Corner served up some Paneer Bhurji

Sudeshna from "Here I Cook" made Malabar Chicken

Jude from Apple Pie, Patis, and Pâté sent in Whole Pumpkin Baked with Cream and Cheese

Sunshinemom from "TONGUE TICKLERS......" sent in Dhingri Badaami

PG from My kitchen stories made Pumpkin baked with Potatoes

Anna from "Morsels & Musings" sent in Acar (Indonesian pickle)

Jen from "Real Good Taste" made Couscous, Shopska Style

Supriya from "Queen of my kitchen" served up roasted veggies & pasta

And finally Meeta our Monthly Mingle Queen has made Fig, Pear & Bacon Wraps

That's all folks! Thank you all for such great entries! You made it a fantastic round up.

(PS if you're looking for the bookmarked recipes round up, check back tomorrow)


  1. That is lot of side dishes! All entries are delicous and thank you for the wonderful round-up!

  2. Wow, what a round up!! Good job, Ruth. More recipes to follow up.

  3. Thanks for the great roundup and theme!

  4. Great great array Ruth...& loads to bookmark. Well done on the mingle! Cheers Deeba

  5. Great round up Ruth! all looks delicious, what a lovely range of side dishes. some great ideas there, I love everyones creativity :-)

  6. This is great! Thanks for rounding this all up. I adore sides and am psyched to see so many more to try. :)

  7. fantastic ruth! this is one of the hottest roundups! will surely come in handy for future refernce! thank you so much for hosting this session it was a lot of fun!

  8. Thanks for the Sensational Round up.Happy to be a part of it

  9. Great Round up Ruth and a lot of stuffs too!!
    Thanks for giving us a chance to send our creations in.

  10. thanks for the great roundup! I've always liked sides and appetizers more than the main dish :)

  11. WOW thia is one great round-up Ruth - well done everyone :)

    Rosie x

  12. that's a wonderful round up! thank you!

  13. Wow thats a yummy round up...

  14. a great roundup Ruth! thanks for all your hard work:)

  15. thanks for hosting! there are some really interesting recipes as always.

  16. Lovely roundup Ruth! Thanks for hosting this..:)



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