Summer Special Mela Round Up

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After the unexpected delay in getting the entries together, I have finally managed to do it. Especially in the old fashioned style of collecting all the links, pictures and making a collage really takes so much time. I am really not sure how I managed to do all this manually in the olden days!
When I had announced Summer Special Mela, I had great plans of making picnic dishes/ Refreshers/ Easy and quick evening snacks. However for a greater part of the month we had rains through the month and I only managed some of what I had decided.
That didn’t mean I didn’t get them from others. The 60+ entries that cam, surely made up! Thank you everybody for sending this across. Do let me know if I have missed out any entry.

Aara’s Sweet Tangy Poha
Anitha Kirubakaran’s Oats Lassi
Deepali Jain’s Woodapple Sherbet
Deepika Jain’s Mango milkshake
Jaleela’s Kesar Pista Kulfi

Nalini Suresh’s Rose Kulfi
Nayana’s Carrot Apple Gingerale
Pallavi Purani’s Multigrain Beetroot Tart
PJ’s Beetroot Smoothie


Pooja Agrawal’s Orange-mango-coconut refresher
Pravina’s Mango Halwa
Preeti Shetty’s Watermelon popsicles
Uma’s Chikoo Milkshake
Veena Krishnakumar’s Eggless Chocolate Custard

Harini M sent four entries
Apple dates and pistachios shake,
Chocolate truffles
Chocolate filled cookies
Strawberry nutella thumbprint cookies

Jayanthi Padmanabhan’s Onion vathal
Easiest Chocolate Pudding
Baked Potato Wedges
Corn Cheese balls

Krithi Karthi’s Tomato Red Bell Pepper Soup, Coconut Rice , Tomato Onion Chutney

Pavani was so sweet to send me so many! check out her Vanilla Ice Cream, Mocha Ice Cream, Plum Tomato Chutney
Watermelon Salsa, Mango Gelato, Milk Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate Custard, Homemade Tortilla Chips with Creamy Avocado Dip

Priya Suresh as always also quite a few for the event!
And with her beautiful pictures, it is surely a treat!

Mixed Berries Icecream
Strawberry Lime Granita
Kesar Pista Kulfi
Tiramisu Parfait
Vanilla Pannacotta
Watermelon Chickpeas Salad
Watermelon Lassi


Rajani send across some bright and colour entries and made the summer very exciting. My kids loved her angry bird cupcakes..

Angry Birds Cupcakes
Minty Lemonade
Mango Banana Milkshake


Saraswathi Ganeshan Grape Granita
Fudge Popsicle
Grapes Carrot Juice

From Vaishali, we get to see her creativity taking form…Fruit Donut Bites with custard Thandai Phirni
Banarasi Lauki Ki Kheer

And finally from me,
Chocolate Tart with Chocolate Fudge topped with Ganache
Coconut Buns
Chocolate Biscotti
Onion Bhaji
Bun Samosa
Cheesy Onion Mini Focaccia
Chocolate Panna Cotta with Agar Agar
Cinnamon Mini Sugar Rolls
Vegetable Spring Rolls
Burritos Stuffed with Red Beans with Tomato Salsa
Eggless Spinach, Cheese and Paneer Quiche

That brings us to the end of the Summer Special Mela. Thank you everybody for contributing the entries. I am looking forward to the Dish dish Mela

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  1. Beautiful roundup Srivalli. I always prefer to do the manual roundup and I love it but with so many entries it must have taken a long time to put together!Now i have bookmarked so many recipes to try but not sure when I will find time to actually cook them 🙂

  2. Manual way, the painstaking way.. but still there is a charm with it.. so many entries, should have taken a lot deal of your time.. bookmarked many of them.. thanks for visiting my space and posting your lovely comments.. For vazhaithandu soup I had added onions and tomatoes, but no veggies.. so when we strain and have just the veggies remaining, we make a stir fry of it.. just do the tempering with mustard seeds and soaked moong dhal and transfer the strained veggies(onion, tomatoes and vazhaithandu) to it.. thats all no waste.. I have mentioned that too in the same soup post itself.

    Thanks again for your time and comments..

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