A to Z Quick 30 Minutes Meals Recap ~ Mega Marathon BM#99

Quick 30 Minutes Meals

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I have been doing April and September Mega BM on this space since the 2018 and its been hectic planning 52 dishes. However, as I always enjoy challenge, I have managed to accomplish the last four times, even it meant stretching beyond.

This April we decided to do Biryani / Pulao / Khichadi Festival in either AtoZ order or random, either from India or International.

I decided to do Indian dishes in the A to Z Quick 30 Minutes Meals. While I did AtoZ Biryani / Pulao / Khichadi on SYL

I am never prepared well ahead and I have always managed to cook over the weekend in a marathon style and cover all dishes. Since the theme was with grains, I wasn’t sure if I could manage as I had to do 51 dishes in both the blogs. I had only 1 dish ready ahead.

I realized we can do anything if we plan well and can execute it. So I had about 3 to 4 cooking marathons over the weekend and even over the weekdays, I managed to cook khichdis. We are not used to eating rice for dinner, still, all the elders were happy and gladly had it as the khichdis were really good.

Before I go into the recap of this series, let’s take a look at what we have been doing the past years.

We have been doing the Mega Blogging Marathon since April 2013, with the below themes:

April 2013 was weekly themes.
September 2013 was ABC Cooking
April 2014 was Indian Food Odyssey
September 2014 was Around the world in 30 days
April 2015 was Fire up our Ovens
September 2015 was a Buffet On Table
April 2016 was a Journey through the Cuisines
September 2016 was Cooking Carnival!
April 2017 was AtoZ Baking around the World
September 2017 was Protein Rich Dishes (My choice was AtoZ Bengali Sweets)
April 2018 was Explore the Flavours – A to Z International Streetfood on SYL
April 2018 was Explore the Flavours – A to Z International Flatbreads on C4AS
September 2018 was “A to Z Flatbreads and More” – A to Z Indian Flatbread on SYL
September 2018 was “A to Z Flatbreads and More” – A to Z Dosa Varieties on C4ASQuick 30 Minutes Meals

A to Z Quick Under 30 Minutes Meals

A for Achari Chana Vegetable Pulao

B for Bhuga Chawara

C for Cholia Chawal

D for Dal Khichdi

E for Ellu Sadam

F for Fodnicha Bhaat

G for Green Garlic Pulao

H for Hare Chane Ka Pulav

I for Ivygourd Masala Rice

J for Jevarisi Chitranna

K for Kadam Bhog

L for Lilva Pulao

M for Methi Matar wara Chawaran

N for Neyichor

O for Oralu Chitranna

P for Pariba Khechudi

Q for Quinoa Biryani

R for Raw Mango Rice

S for Shahzeera Pulav

T for Thinai Sambar Sadam

U for Ulundogorai

V for Vegetable Biryani

W for Watanyachi Khichadi

X for Xacuti Masala Rice

Y for Yellina Chitranna

Z for Zafrani Pulao

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  1. This series here makes a great lunch box series for busy Indian moms. An array of easy and tasty meal options to choose from. In spite of the time crunches, you haven’t compromised and delivered excellent dishes at both blogs. Great BM, Valli.

  2. I think this is one of the best themes you could have picked. Rice under 30 minutes definitely is a great theme. In today’s time everyone is so busy that we look for quick and easy recipes and all these recipes are excellent shares.
    wonderful round up.

  3. All your dishes are so simple yet flavorful dishes. I just love your way of adding freshly made spice powders to the cooked rice, they give so much fresh flavors and taste. I can happily rely on you for quick rice dishes.

  4. You just proved that last minute meticulous planning wins the day and you have set very high planning standards 🙂 Great recap post to bookmark.

  5. Superb recipes for the series.. easy and quick dishes for everyday cooking..loved every bit of it.hats off to you for regular and on time posting on both the blogs with a total of 52 dishes.

  6. This needs to be bookmarked. Wonderful 26 easy to make lunch box recipes are a must for every mom who prepares lunch box for kids. You have done an amazing job Valli. Enjoyed all the recipes thoroughly.

  7. This collection is a treasure to busy office people or people with kid’s. A wholesome meal getting ready in 30 minutes is just wow and you have given 26 here . Superb marathon, kuddos to your efforts.

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