Sweets and Snacks , yes this is the theme for the September Mega Marathon 2019 . Every year we have two Mega Marathons . April and September are the months when we post everyday except Sundays .
The concept of Mega Marathons started when we met at Ahemedabad for BM # 25 Meet .Since then there has been no looking back . At least I haven’t missed any of these .
This September we planned on a theme where the first week we would make sweets , the second week pick one state and make snacks , third week is a free week where we can post any snacks . Last week is a mandatory week where we all will be cooking the same snack on the same day . It would be interesting to see the perspective and presentation of different friends .
The first week I have picked some Indian sweets and desserts . Some traditional , some fusion .
The second week I have picked my very own state – Gujrat . Gujrat is famous for its farsan and namkeens . Each city / district has its own specialty . So for the second week I shall post city specific snacks .
Third week I shall continue to post from Gujrat . It’s during the festive season of Diwali that every house gets busy preparing these snacks . These snacks are a common sight in routine too , and they have a good shelf life .
For Both week 2 & 3 I shall be posting fried snacks , which have a good shelf life , we could call them jar snacks too . I made these snacks over 3-4 days , with the help of my cook . Since we do not eat much fried stuff , I packed some for the BM #100 Meet , and some for my daughter . Some were packed to give away to friends .
Week 4 is a mandatory week , we all shall be posting the same snack on the same day . For one of the days Valli decided on Sakinalu . It looked alright , but when we actually tried , it was something that needed practice . Usha’s mom and aunt were kind enough to demonstrate this typical snack . Finally the snack had to be replaced by a simpler one .
Here are some of the previous Mega Marathons that we have been working on –
April 2014 – A Re -cap of The Indian Food Odyssey……A Journey of 30 Indian States
September 2014 – Re Cap of Around the World in 30 Days
April 2015 – Re cap of Fire up Your Oven
September 2015 – Recap – Buffet on Table
April 2016 – A to Z , 26 Traditional Sindhi Sweets
September 2016 – The Sandwich Festival…over 40 Sandwiches ! – Recap of Cooking Carnival 2016
April 2017 – A – Z Baking Around the World – Re-cap,26 Egg less Cakes!
September 2017 – Protein Rich Recipes
April 2018 – Explore the Flavors – How to make 26 Lip Smacking Street Foods from India
September 2018 –Flatbreads and More – How to make 26 Indian Flatbreads
Do come back tomorrow when we shall begin with our first post under the theme Sweets & Snacks !