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Announcing My First Event- APS --- Rice ( Annam Parbramha Swaroopam)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I am so happy to announce my first event.. I choose Rice as my main ingredient for this event. The main reason i choose rice is, its a divine thing for most of the people in India and around the world, and its the main supper for many people around the world..

According to Hinduism, food is verily an aspect of Brahman (annam parabrahma swaroopam). Because it is a gift from God, it should be treated with great respect. The gross physical body is called annamayakosh or the food body, because it is nourished by food and grows by absorbing the energies from the food.
Rice refers to two species (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) of grass, native to tropical and subtropical southeastern Asia and to Africa. Rice is a dietary staple of more than half of the world's human population, making it the most consumed cereal grain.

A tale from Ancient India..

The Legend of the Rice

When men and women were stronger and of greater beauty, and the fruit of the trees was larger and sweeter than that which we now eat, rice, the food of the people, was of larger grain.
One grain was all a man could eat; and in those early days, such, too, was the merit of the people, they never had to toil gathering the rice, for, when ripe, it fell from the stalks and rolled into the villages, even unto the granaries. And upon a year when the rice was larger and more plentiful than ever before, a widow said to her daughter "Our granaries are too small. We will pull them down and build larger."
When the old granaries were pulled down and the new one not yet ready for use, the rice was ripe in the fields. Great haste was made, but the rice came rolling in where the work was going on, and the widow, angered, struck a grain and cried, "Could you not wait in the fields until we were ready? You should not bother us now when you are not wanted."
The rice broke into thousands of pieces and said "From this time forth, we will wait in the fields until we are wanted," and from that time the rice has been of small grain, and the people of the earth must gather it into the granary from the fields.

So here are the Rules for APS- Rice Event:
1) Prepare any dish with rice as main ingredient. It can be either Vegetarian or non-vegetarian.
2) Send 3 entries per person..
3) I will accept the old entries, if they are updated and reposted with the logo n link back to APS event. 
4) APS-Rice event starts from January 8Th - February 9Th. Entries should be send on or before Feb 9th @11:59 pm(CST)
5) Pls link your post to the event announcement and please feel free to use logo.. Post's without link back to this event would not be a part of the roundup.
6) Round up will be done after first week of event end date. 

7) Send Your entries to anitakonasani@gmail.com with subject as APS and with following details:
Your Name:
Blog's Name:
Blog's URL:
Recipe Name:
Link to the Recipe or URL:
Snapshot of the Recipe:

8)  Recipes from those who do not blog are accepted. Pls do mail them to my email id-- anitakonasani@gmail.com with your recipe details n a picture of the dish.


Pavithra Elangovan January 7, 2010 at 8:24 PM  

Nice event surely will get back to you...

Siddhi Shirsat January 8, 2010 at 12:59 PM  

hey nice event vl surely particiapte in it

Astha January 12, 2010 at 2:06 PM  

Hi Anita,

Does it have to be an Indian recipe only? You asked for three, so cn those three be a combination of different cuisines including indian?

Silpa January 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM  

Yeah astha. It can be any cuisine, rice as main ing...

Priya Suresh January 15, 2010 at 12:14 PM  

Just send my entries SIlpa..

Núria January 19, 2010 at 6:45 AM  

I would love to take part in the event. I couldn't agree more with rice :D.

I will just send one recipe... I hope that is ok.

Will do during my afternoon. Thanks.

Nivedita Thadani January 19, 2010 at 10:08 AM  

I came through Siri's blog.
I liked your space.
I am in for the event.
I have joined you.

Sara's Corner January 20, 2010 at 10:00 PM  

Hi, First time here you have a nice space and nice theme. I am in your event.

Veggie Hut January 21, 2010 at 10:54 AM  


Just chanced upon your blog from Divya's blog. I will send my entries soon. I am following you. Donot want to miss out on anything.




Jyoti V January 22, 2010 at 7:19 AM  

Hi Silpa,

I just send my entry..hope you have received it.

Jyoti V

ruchikacooks January 22, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

Hi, My first time here, nice even you are hosting. I
am in too.Will send you my entries soon!
Lov the loggo, it reminds me of the villages of south india.

Have a good weekend..

Perspectivemedley January 24, 2010 at 10:33 PM  

will send my entries sooon :)

Perspectivemedley January 25, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

Hi Anita... can I send a recipe with red rice?

simplyfood January 25, 2010 at 1:01 PM  

My first time here.Sending entry in .Lovely theme.

kitchen queen January 25, 2010 at 9:04 PM  

Nice event would love to participate.

Anonymous January 27, 2010 at 9:33 AM  

Hi Anita,

Nice event. Sending my entries.

Gourmet Affair

Vrinda January 29, 2010 at 2:18 PM  

Nice event and nice space..will try to participate...Happy hosting

Deepti February 1, 2010 at 2:38 AM  

hi!! does it have to be rice only or by products like rice flour will do??



Sowmya February 1, 2010 at 7:17 PM  

hi..i'm first time here...you got a very nice space ..very versatile...i'll send my entries to this event soon...keep rocking!

Hayley February 4, 2010 at 11:48 AM  


nice event, sure i'll send my entry too..


Joy Of Cooking

Raje February 4, 2010 at 12:20 PM  

Hi First time here. You have a nice space and will be happy to be a part of your event. Will send in a recipe soon..

? February 9, 2010 at 10:20 AM  

Hi will send in my entry too!

TAZAIKA February 10, 2010 at 7:19 AM  

I have send u my entries do let me know whether u got it.bye

Cooking for Pleasure February 12, 2010 at 10:03 AM  

Hey, sent in my entries too...hope everyone likes them!


TAZAIKA February 12, 2010 at 10:26 PM  

Hi anita,im waiting for confirmation frm ur side whether u got m entry.take care

Anonymous February 14, 2010 at 12:15 PM  

Nice article you got here. It would be great to read something more about that theme. Thnx for sharing this data.

Anonymous August 11, 2010 at 12:37 PM  

It is very interesting for me to read this post. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to them. I would like to read a bit more on that blog soon.

Kate Benedict

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