If your pantry contains only a minimum of herbs and spices, then you are missing out on some of the exceptional and delightful culinary experiences. Herbs are truly nature’s special surprises packages to us . Great food can be prepared in the simplest of steps, and adding a little of a herb turns it into a masterpiece. Many of them are used for their medicinal, culinary and even spiritual usages. I’m mainly interested in knowing more about Culinary Herbs. This journey would definitely enlighten a novice like me.
Herb Mania is a monthly event that will be conducted starting from the 15th of every month. I will choose and post a different herb every month. The rules for the event are simple.
Use the Herb of the month in any form , fresh or dried in any dish which is vegan or vegetarian . All that I ask is the flavors of that particular herb be prominent and the dish be healthy. It need not be only Indian. Multiple entries are more than welcome.
In case its from your garden or you know a lot about it, I would love to hear from you. Your experience while growing it, tips to grow, medicinal properties, home remedies, storing procedures and anything that you know and want to share.
Post the recipe on your blog and if you could, post the picture also by 15th of every month. Link it back to this post. . I will post the round up in the week after the event is concluded.
Old entries will be only accepted if they are reposted for this particular event.The last date for entries will be 15th of the next month.
Email me your name, name of your blog , name of the recipe ,the picture sized to 100 X100 pixels ,permalink of your recipe/pic to ammaluskitchen(at)gmail(dot)com with Herb Mania – Herb of the month as subject.
If you do not have a blog, send me your name, name of the recipe and a picture and I will post it.
Ladies and gentlemen, I kickstart this month’s event with Mint.
Mint has many uses apart from being a culinary herb. The fresh fragrance of mint makes it an excellent room freshener. It is also known to act as a mouth freshener , mosquito repellent. In India , our very own Pudin Hara ( Mint capsules) is used to aid digestion , stomach ache. There are many varieties of Mint. You can read more about it here.
Looking forward to seeing a lot entries and encouragement from all of you.