Wednesday, July 27, 2011

IFTAR NIGHTS

Dear Bloggy Friends.. 


Here I am posting my very first event.. It is such a pleasure to finally be putting my plans into action.. I initially thought of starting this event by 1st of august but then since its not very far from today.. and also it takes 2-3 days for me to get used to the fasting routine.. then I might end up not doing this event, and I am so sure, will keep postponing.. :)



Ramdhan is a blessed month for muslims and we cherish every moment of this month by offering prayers, reading the quran with the meaning, charity, and of course fasting.. in an effort to learn patience, humility, self-control and outgrow with empathy.. Purity of both thoughts and actions is important while fasting..


Fasting starts from dawn and goes until dusk.. Each day family gets together for the breaking-fast meal called the Iftar and typically we break the fast with dates.. and by minimal food and we go for the prayer.. then the family sits for an elaborate meal :) 



Now lets get to the event part..  


Event Name : Iftar Nights
Date : August 1st - August 31st 


The directions for this event are very simple.


1] Any dish can be sent - Appetizers, Main Course, Dips/Chutneys, Snacks, Desserts, Beverages.. anything :) 
2] Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian recipes can be sent.
3] Multiple entries are very much appreciated.. the more the merrier right :)
4] Archived entries are accepted.
5] Please link back to the announcement.
6] Please use the event logo in your post for better reach of audience.
7] Do leave me a comment after you link your post or after emailing it to me..
8] Non bloggers are welcome to send their entries to my email..  jabeen(dot)arif@gmail.com
Please follow this format if you are sending me an email..
i) Name 
ii) Name of the Blog 
iii) Blog URL
iv) Recipe name 
v) Recipe URL
vi) Picture reduced to 250 pixels


Giveaway :  Of course it is not complete without a giveaway.. well, this part will remain a surprise until later.. One winner will be selected and will be crowned and will be surprised.. with a prize and a certificate.. Participants will get a participation certificate from "comeletseat.blogspot.com" and of course soft copies will be sent to your email.. 

Winner gets a special mention in my post with the link back to his/her website (if available).. Participants/Runner ups will get the same special mention too.. 


If u live on Earth , U are so qualified for the giveaway..


Note : The more the entries.. the better the chances are for winning.. 
Start linking your recipes right away... Hope you all will give me your maximum support and love.
Feel free to email me with any question / concerns.. 


The Linky will be open from today until August 31st.. 11.59pm PDT



94 comments:

Kaveri said...

Nice Event! Will send in my entries..

Radhika said...

Happy Fasting and Good luck with the event. will link mine soon Jabeen.

Trisha said...

Mehjabeen what a wonderful event. Thanks for hosting! I can't wait to see all the delicious submissions. I hope you don't mind that I submitted quite a few - Chicken Biryani, Mixed Riata, Tornado Chops, Date Rolls, Kheema, Potato Chops, Beef Cutlets, Sheera, Gaajar ka Halwa and Moussaka!

Kaveri said...

Hai Jabeen,
Have linked my first entry to your event. Happy hosting

Deeksha said...

Happy Hosting! Have linked my entry!

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice event.. Will link in my entry soon..

Sini Cherian said...

thanks for leaving a comment at my blog. best wishes on your 1st event. will link my entry

saffronstreaks said...

wonderful event...count me too

happy hosting

Anonymous said...

This looks like fun! I will send in my entries soon!

Cheers,
yas
www.tickle-your-tastebuds.blogspot.com

Mythreyi said...

Mehjabeen,

Thanks for inviting me your event.Already the entries are looking super good. I have submitted my Drumsticks Comfort Curry to your event. Will plan to send more as there are no restrictions. :-). Nice to meet you. You have lovely space too.

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Mythreyi said...

Jabeen,

Thanks for inviting me for your event. you have a lovely space too. I have linked my latest drumsticks comfort curry and looking forward to submit more.

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Raksha said...

good one. will send my entries

Renuka said...

Thanks for visiting my site. I love your blog too...This is going to be my first event !

Malli said...

Mehjabeen,
Thanks for stopping by, inviting me and leaving those lovely words. I would love to participate in this great event and have added a few of my recipes!!

FOODILICIOUS said...

Happy hosting Jabeen!!..i have linked my first entry..hope u like it!!

sangee vijay said...

Very nice event...Happy hosting Jabeen..sure count in my entries...

Neha said...

Hey Mehajabeen...Happy hosting dear...Will surely send a few of my entries...
Cheers

Torviewtoronto said...

added my entry happy hosting
salaams

Junia said...

whoohoo for your first event :).

Sayantani said...

happy hosting dear. will soon link in my entries.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

happy hosting dear !! will surly try to send some entries!!

Ongoing Event - CC-Roti Pachadi/Chutney

Jehanne@thecookingdoctor.co.uk said...

Hi, came across your lovely blog from the Iftar event discovery..I shall definitely send you an entry, and in mean time if you want some iftari recipes yourself, pop by to my virtual home:-) Glad to know you share the scientific background, tho I'm afraid my cooking can be far from healthy at times!
jehanne

Mythreyi said...

Jabeen,

Now you made me come here more, just linked up another entry Spicy Sweet Corn Chat.

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Bikramjit said...

I like this event , I love it .. yesssssssssssss Now all i need to do is copy all these recipess and droooollllllllllllllllll

thank you thank you :)

Prabhamani said...

Hey Jabeen., nice event dear!!Will try to send of Mine...Best Wishes da.. :)

Neha said...

Hey Mehjabeen..I've linked my entry...
cheers

Vidhya said...

Happy hosting dear will surely send my entries soon.

cookingvarieties said...

salam mehjabeen. ramadan mubarak to you. wow ! august 1st is my birthday.. great day to start fast and thanks for your invitation, insyaallah i will participoate. i wont feel bad if i dont stay at top 10, cos this is very stiff and challenging.
i will submit at least one recipe, because you invited me to do so :) many thanks for remembering me dear :) if i do, it will definitely be my first...hellpppp !

Rani acharyulu said...

Nice Event...happy hosting my dear Jabeen, i will sen my entry soon.Thanks for inviting me for such a wonderful event..all the best:)

Ash said...

Happy Ramadan!

Ambreen said...

Happy hosting! Will surely link my entries soon. Have a blessed Ramadan, Jabeen :)

Parsley Sage said...

Awesome event! Good luck on your fast :)

Bharathy said...

Love your space, girl :)
Have a blessed fasting and happy hosting the event! :)

Jehanne@thecookingdoctor.co.uk said...

Jabeen..thanks for following the blog..check out my Iftar giveaway for you and also your readers here..:-)

Plateful said...

Hey Jabeen, this's such a wonderful event. I'll sure link my recipes and check out other recipes for new Iftar ideas. Thanks for hosting and giving us the opportunity to participate. Ramadan Kareem!

Jaleela Kamal said...

salam Jabeen
The great event,
Ramadan mubarak

schmetterlingwords said...

Hi Jabeen, I guess you were already following me. Anyways, thanks for visiting again and for your lovely comments. Great event. I shall surely submit my entries. :)

Reva said...

Ramadan Mubarak Jabeen. Have added my recipe to the list:)
Reva

Laxmi said...

Sorry didnt see this one.. otherwise would have sent some entries.. Thanks for adding me in your blogroll. I am now searching here which one to select for coming wednesday..

Renuka said...

Thanks again for hosting this event, I have added some more recipes to your list.

Az said...

Posted Raspberry Lemonade.. Love your space..

Sadaf said...

Asak Mehjabeen, Thanks for joining my blog (My Culinary Adventures http://www.sadaf-culinaryadventures.blogspot.com)and letting me know about this wonderful event. I have linked my recipe for Chicken Croquettes. Hope everyone likes it. Happy Hosting. Looking forward to more events on your blog.

Ramya said...

Hi Jabeen,

Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. Will surely send some entries.
I am also hosting my first event. Please check
http://ramyasrecipe.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-first-event-fusion-foodpasta.html

nishaslifestyle.blogspot.com said...

wow mouthwatering receipes...gonna grab my fav from here...

nishaslifestyle.blogspot.com said...

got so many yummy yummy dishes...

Zareena said...

Lovely event Jabeen. Will send my entry soon.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Salams Jabeen, Ramadhan Mubarak to you and brother. Congratulations on your first event, good to see the overwhelming response, will link my recipes soon :)

Food Glorious Food! said...

Wonderful event! I shall join soon!

schmetterlingwords said...

Hi Jabeen, I have added the following entries to this wonderful event. 1. Zereshk Pulao, 2. Lamb Biryani, 3. Printen and 4. Strawberry Shortcake Cookies.

Ramadan Kareem and happy hosting :)

Sadaf said...

Just love this event.......am back with another entry. This one is for Chicken Bread......a baked alternative to traditional fried iftar snacks like samosas,spring rolls etc. I hope you like it.It can be frozen also which makes life much easier during Ramadan and paves the way for more ibaadah.http://sadaf-culinaryadventures.blogspot.com/2011/08/chicken-bread.html

Mythreyi said...

I have linked up Colorful Noodle Plate Entry Jabeen. Wow, look at the growing yummy long list here....

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Vimitha Anand said...

Linked in my entries dear...

Santosh Bangar said...

nice event sending some recips

Nupur Mehra said...

Submitted quite a few now.. Great going Event Jabeen.. !

Nupur
http://uk-rasoi.blogspot.com/2011/08/masala-baati-rajasthani-flavor.html

Shireen Sequeira said...

Just sent you two entries Jabeen! Thanks for hosting & Ramadan Kareem to u!!

Nirmala's kitchen said...

Lovely blog!!!Happy hosting.Will soon send some entries.

One Healthy Cook said...

Hi Jabeen... Thanks for Showing Interest in hosting my event... September is vaccant so I would love to fill that slot with your wonderful theme of hosting healthy breakfast :)

Ramya said...

Linked a fish biriyani now...Happy hosting

Plateful said...

Hey Jabeen, I've linked my first post :) Hope you have a blessed month!

Khushi (a girl's diary) said...

lovely event Jabeen...have sent my entries :)

Zareena said...

Hi Jabeen, I have linked my post. Please check. Ramadan Kareem to you too.

Priya Sreeram said...

Hi jabeen, Hope the holy month bestows all love n cheers to u n family- Happy Fasting & Feasting. Have linked 2 recipes of mine- more is in the offing !!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Wishing you a blessed Ramadan month dear. I have made a post for your wonderful event. Hope it suits the theme.
http://elitefoods.blogspot.com/2011/08/kaju-katli.html
More is on the way:)

Farwin@CookingitSimple said...

Hi Jabeen,Ramadan Kareem to you!Wonderful blog.I have linked my posts for the wonderful event.Thanks

Mom Chef said...

Wishing you a very blessed Ramadan Jabeen ! Just linked my entries !

themustardseed said...

Jabeen,
My best wishes for you on Ramadan and thanks for hosting this event. I have added my recipes. This is the first time I am participating in a blogging event so it is very exciting!
Thanks

simply.food said...

I have linked my entry.

sangee vijay said...

linked my 3rd entry :)

Rajani said...

Hello, I have linked a recipe to this event. Wishes for Ramadan.

Prabhamani said...

Hi da,linked my very first entry dear !!Let me try to post some more :-)

Nasee said...

AssalamuAlaikm jebin
mashaallah u started a very good event for all of us.It is quit interesting to put our recipes in this event.grt work.i ve added my recipes too.

schmetterlingwords said...

Hi Jabeen, I have added another entry to the event - Haleem. I see a huge response to the event here. Hearty congrats :)

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Hi Jabeen, I have linked my post. Please check

sangee vijay said...

hi jabeen
linked my another entry...glad to see so many responses to this great event :)

vaishali sabnani said...

hi..just linked my entry...u have a nice blog!!

vaishali sabnani said...

hellooo...added another entry....

vaishali sabnani said...

Jabeen...added another entry...

vaishali sabnani said...

jabeen....one more....hope u enjoy this one...

Amina Khaleel said...

Ramzan Mubarak... Visited your blog for the first time... Congratulations.. you have a wonderful blog...Sending my entries....

vaishali sabnani said...

hey jabeen....adding up my fourth entry...

vaishali sabnani said...

Jabeen, this is my fifth entry....n rt away posting the sixth one too...

vaishali sabnani said...

jabeen this is the 6th entry.....

Shilpa said...

Hello friend,

http://foodeventsannouncement.blogspot.com/ on this chalkboard I have entered in information about your event, so that foodie bloggers like us can find almost everything regarding ongoing food events on our blogspot. Please use the email section to add in your event and also spread a word amongst your blogger friends, so that they can also participate in the same. As we all know how tired some it becomes to search events and how depress we get when later we come to know that we have missed such event where we could have participated. A small effort from my side so that I and my friends don’t miss out any such event. In return all I need is follow http://foodeventsannouncement.blogspot.com/ and http://yummyfoodintummy.blogspot.com/ blog publicly :) Information to be entered in you email is:
Name of event:
Blog URL:
Event Logo attached
In subject mention: Event Announcements

Nimi SunilKumar said...

Happy hosting my entry is up!

soujanya said...

Hi jabeen i have sent 5 entries...before 4 and 1 now...i was unable to see in the list..so checked again i have sent 2 wrong address so sending now again...

vaishali sabnani said...

jabeen...another one...

azeeskitchen said...

Dear Jabeen..Please accept this gift from Azee's Kitchen
http://azeeskitchen.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/eid-gift-from-azees-kitchen/

sangee vijay said...

Hi Jabeen
"Eid Mumbarak"
my hearty Ramzan Wishes to you n your family...
wonderful event with awesome recipes..great work Jabeen...

Chandrani Banerjee said...

EID Mubarak Jabeen. I sent another recipe. Check this.

Ramya said...

Eid Mubarak...Awesome you have got 257 recipes to celebrate Eid

Shilpa said...

your 1st event and you got 257 minblowing recipes......... hey do check my first event i wish this also turns out a successful one as yours :) http://yummyfoodintummy.blogspot.com/2011/08/life-is-green-my-first-foodie-event.html Eid mubarak may Allah fulfill all your wishes...

Prabhamani said...

Hey Jabeen,i linked my entry here..Thanks da :)

sangee vijay said...

Eid Mumabarak....
linked my last entry to this event :)

Jaleela Kamal said...

wow great event,

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