I have been doing April and September Mega BM on this space since 2018 and it's been hectic planning 52 dishes. However, as I always enjoy challenges, 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 khichdi. 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 in 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)
A to Z Quick Under 30 Minutes Meals
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
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