Soulfull 8 years!

August 20, 2014 at 6:51 am 10 comments

The blog officially turned 8 this August! Still on a high after attending the first ever Indian Food bloggers meet, I almost forgot that it’s been 8 long years since the Food blogging bug first bit me! I can still vividly remember the day, long long ago when I discovered this wonderland through the gorgeous Mahanandi.

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This gastronomic journey, more than anything else, has been such a precious learning experience for me. On my way I have also discovered my passion for baking and a whole new world of Food photography. Reading, learning and imbibing everything shared by all the talented, generous and ever encouraging Food bloggers has enriched my culinary life and opened up many new avenues for me. So a big Thank you to all my Food blogger friends, for being so inspirational and encouraging throughout this ride.

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A huge THANK YOU to all the readers of My Foodcourt. To those who have stuck around for a long long time- posts or no posts. Thank you to all the new readers and to those whose comments & message are ever so encouraging. To those who check on me when the blog is silent for long- everyone Thank you very much.

And now to today’s Soulfull post. Of the cart load of Goodies we received at the #IFBM2014, the one from Soulfull was tried, tasted and over as soon as I returned back. I had heard great reviews about Soulfull from Food blogger friends, mostly on Twitter. This got attested when the fussy daughter finished the Soulfull Choco fills-Nagli bites without any fuss and was asking for more. I immediately checked with them if they deliver products in Nasik and to my delight they do! The son loved the Granola bars and I did not get even a glimpse of the bars.

The Adai mix packet at the outset did not receive such a warm response. The fussy one declared- not another dosa. I promised her, no dosa.

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Both kids love Appe – dosa + veggies in a cuter Avatar. The Appe pan/ Aebleskiver pan is currently my favourite pan to use. The kids love their ‘Pancake appe’ made with the Appe pan. The Adai mix, instead of being served as a plain old dosa was dressed up with some veggies and served as cute little cocktail bites. I made an Indian version of the Chimichurri sauce- a Cilantro mint Chimichurri sauce, which was relished with the Veg Adai Appe.

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From no more Dosa to more ‘Cocktail Adai Appe’ pls,the Soulfull Adai mix was a hit with the kids. I particularly liked the predominant flavor of Asafoetida in theAdai mix.

This is one of those dishes that has to be served and savoured as soon as it is made. A perfect rainy weather snack- here’s the recipe for Cocktail Adai

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Cocktail Adai with Soulfull Adai mix Recipe:

Makes~ 10-12 Appe

Ingredients:

1 cup Soulful Adai mix

½ cup homemade buttermilk

1 cup water to make a thick batter (or as needed)

2 tsp fine semolina/Rava

A handful of (total)veggies (I added Sweetcorn, chopped onion,chopped Spinach and grated carrot)

1 tsp chopped coriander

Oil for drizzling

Method

Mix the Adai mix,Rava, buttermilk and water and keep aside for half an hour.

Mix in the veggies.

Heat a Appe pan/ Aebleskiver pan ( I use a non-stick one)

Drizzle oil in the cavities.

Drop spoonful of the batter in the Cavities.

Cover and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes or till the bottom is golden brown.

Use a wooden skewer to turn each Appe and cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes.

Serve immediately.

 

Cilantro-Mint Chimichurri Sauce recipe

Makes~ 1 ½ cups

 Ingredients

1 cup firmly packed fresh Cilantro/Coriander

¼ cup mint leaves

3-4 garlic cloves

½ small onion chopped (~2 tbsp)

1 Tbsp lime juice

1 Tbsp wine Vinegar

¼ cup olive oil

½ tsp Crushed black pepper/ Red chilli flakes

Salt to taste

 Method

Pulse together the onion, garlic in the blender/food processor.

Add the Cilantro and mint leaves and pulse till just crushed

Take out the mixture in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients and mix.

Refrigerate if not using immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

Entry filed under: buttermilk, cilantro, coriander, Cuisines of the world, durum wheat, Food Photography, For the little wonders, IFBM, Monsoon Magic, Quick eats, semolina, veggies, water.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anjali Koli  |  August 20, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Happy anniversary to the blog and you, Madhuli! and what a way to celebrate just after the high from IFBM. Wishing you many more such and looking forward to your lipsmacking creations.

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    • 2. My foodcourt  |  August 23, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you Anjali for all the encouragement

      Reply
  • 3. Siri (@Sirime)  |  August 22, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Hearty Congratulations Madhuli on your 8th blog-o-anniversary! Mahanandi is one of my favorite blogs too who inspired me to start on my own. I spoke to her once on phone and what a lovely, down to earth lady she is.

    Here’s wishing you lots of delicious and fun times ahead!.

    Cheers,
    Siri

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    • 4. My foodcourt  |  August 23, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you Siri for you warm wishes. Agree with you, I met her on my trip to Sugarland in 2011.She is so warm and generous and I felt I had met a long lost friend!

      Reply
  • […] of the contests related to the event are still on. The one from Soulfull won me a gift voucher! The sparkling Himalayan contest is still on.  We were gifted a bottle of […]

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  • 6. outofthegarden  |  September 3, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Madhuli,

    I stumbled in after a long time away from here — your blog is looking fantastic! Congrats on eight years! The adai mix appe looks good enough to eat right off the page 🙂

    All the best!
    Linda

    Reply
    • 7. My foodcourt  |  September 6, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you for the kind words and encouragement

      Reply

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