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Jihva for Ingredients ~ (A Food Blog Event)

I am sure, like me, many of you enjoy participating in food blogging events and even thought of hosting. But rotating foodblog events are very few. Actually they are only two, the popular IMBB and SHF. I wanted to host one of those events, but it seems they are booked all through this year and next year also.

This new event – “Jihvā for Ingredients (JFI)” is for me, as well as for you food bloggers who wanted to host an event once in a while. Just like IMBB and SHF, it is a rotating event, that means instead of only one host all the time, different food blogger would host the event every month. I think this type of rotating events are more interesting to participate, the hosts not only bring their own personality to it, it is also a chance for us to visit and find new blogs and bloggers. More importantly JFI is not about the themes, it is about celebrating the natural ingredients, that we use for everyday cooking – one at a time.

What is Jihvā ?
Jihvā the Sanskrit word means taste, desire and deep longing. This powerful word also represents tongue and taste buds.

What is Jihvā for Ingredients?
I believe for Jihvā to happen, it’s all in the ingredients and how they are cooked. Jihvā for Ingredients (JFI) is online monthly food event, celebrating the Ingredients and what they can do for our Jihvā.

When, what and how?
The entries have to be posted on first day of every month. The host chooses food ingredient. To participate, cook a recipe with that ingredient and post it on your blog on the first of the month. Send these entries to the host, she/he will do the roundup and showcase all your entries within a week of receiving.

What are the guidelines to host?

1. Feature any natural ingredient and there are many.
2. I’d greatly appreciate if you could pick an ingredient related to India or Indian cuisine. (Which style of cuisine that ingredient prepared is, ofcourse it’s upto the participants).
3. Announce the event on your blog by 3rd of previous month. This will give plenty of time for the participants to shop, prepare, write and post their entry.

What is the JFI for May?

Jivaha For Mangoes - An Online Food Event
For May – it’s “Jihva for Mangoes” – ripe and unripe.

1. Prepare a recipe featuring mangoes (ripe or green unripe).
2. Post the recipe on your blog on May 1st.
3. Send me via email – the link to your post and a photo of the entry in 75×75pixel size.
4. Please include the title of post and your blog name.
5. I’ll post an entry along with you on May 1st and also will do the roundup of all the entries that I received by that week’s end.
6. Nostalgic tales, paintings, and drawings, anything related to mangoes is welcome from interested general (non-food) bloggers.

Interested to host this event?
To host this event, send me an email or write a comment. Reserved on first come first basis. I will update the list below as soon as someone interested in that month.

For 2006-2007

May 1st
JFI:Mango Recap
September 1st
Vineela’s Cuisine:Milk
JFI:Milk Recap
January 1st
Food for Thought:Coconut
JFI:Coconut Recap
June 1st
Baking Fairy:Strawberries
JFI:Strawberries Recap
October 1st
Cooking Medley:Ghee
JFI:Ghee Recap
February 1st
WTRT Jim?:Ginger
JFI:Ginger Recap
July 1st
Sailu’s Food:Dals(Lentils)
JFI:Dal Recap
NovemberOctober 21st
Vee:Special Edition
JFI:Diwali Treats
March 1st
Happy Burp:Potato
JFI:Potato Recap
August 1st
Me&My Kitchen:Flour
JFI:Flours Recap
December 1st
Better Tomorrow:Jaggery
JFI:Jaggery Recap
April 1st
My Work Shop:Tomatoes
JFI:Tomatoes Recap

My Email:

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Jihva For Ingredients,Zen (Personal) (Thursday April 13, 2006 at 2:51 pm- permalink)
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  1. When I was first new to blogging I waited very patiently for more than a year to host post IMBB, and SHF. The very scary thing is – the time actually flew by.

    I think it is a good thing for a new rotating host event to have been started, there are so many food bloggers right now, it gives a chance for more people to be able to join in the fun of event hosting and entering, so thank you.

    As soon as I get enough time off work to be able to do some proper cooking, I hope to be able to tke part in one of them, because I love indian fodod. It aint going to happen til after june however.

    Good luck with your mangoes in the meantime, Indira.


    Comment by sam — April 13, 2006 @ 3:44 pm

  2. indira, did you notice that it says ‘mailmeatmahanandU’? Isn’t it ‘mailmeatmahanandI’?
    You’re getting creative and enterprising by the minute :). Good luck!

    Comment by sandhya — April 13, 2006 @ 3:44 pm

  3. I know, IMBB and SHF, they are booked for all the months this year and next year, it seems. Very popular those two.:)
    I wanted to host an event atleast once, but not every month which is lot of work and time consuming.
    Thanks Sam! Appreciate your support and interest!

    Hi Sandhya,
    Thanks for pointing it out the major mistake. I’ve just corrected it.
    So when are you going to start food blogging? πŸ™‚

    Comment by Indira — April 13, 2006 @ 3:52 pm

  4. By God’s will, from June Indira. I can’t wait, but i’m swamped with work right now. Thanks for asking!

    Comment by sandhya — April 13, 2006 @ 3:55 pm

  5. I liked the name a lot Indira. Jihva…
    I know how hard it must be to host an event.
    AM I ready to do it??? May be…:):):)

    Indira replies:
    What month you are interested? πŸ™‚

    Comment by Santhi — April 13, 2006 @ 4:20 pm

  6. Good idea Indira! Mangoes eh? got to put my thinking cap on πŸ™‚

    I will on a blogging break from June-Aug (yay vacation), so after I come back, perhaps I will request to host.


    Indira replies:
    Both ripe and unripe, SF. I am sure you are going to dazzle us with your creativity. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to your participation.
    India trip? wow..I am jealous.:)

    Comment by Saffron Hut — April 13, 2006 @ 4:39 pm

  7. Wow i ve learnt a new word today…Jihva..nice name…I dont know if I want to host an event so soon bcoz it kinda intimidates me..but i would lov to show my max support and encouragement for your activity…Thanks for asking Indira!!But if I change my mind I will let u know!!

    Indira replies:
    Thanks BDSN.
    I know, at first I’ve also felt like that. But after seeing so many events and participating in many, I thought it’s time to host atleast once.:)
    Appreciate your nice words, thanks!

    Comment by BDSN — April 13, 2006 @ 5:27 pm

  8. Oooh–a fun new event! Let me look into my schedule and see when I can host. I have a big announcement coming up on T&S–well, you will see when it comes, and understand. But my schedule is going to become much more hectic, soon…..

    I love the name, btw–and the concept is great!

    Indira replies:
    A big announcement – a cook book? Your own cooking school? πŸ™‚ not fair to keep me in suspense. πŸ™‚
    I’ve to check your blog, everyday, don’t I? I’ll certaily do that.
    Looking forward to your participation, Barbara. Thanks!

    Comment by Barbara — April 13, 2006 @ 6:07 pm

  9. is it with ripe or unripe mangoes Indira.

    Indira replies:
    Thanks for your interest Lakshmi. It is both ripe and unripe mangoes.

    Comment by Lakshmi — April 13, 2006 @ 6:14 pm

  10. Great! I would love to host! Let me know!

    Indira replies:
    Hi Baking Fairy, Thanks for your interest. All months other than May are open to host. Your choice.
    I’ve just replied you to the email id of this comment. Please check it out. Thanks!

    Comment by bakingfairy — April 13, 2006 @ 6:23 pm

  11. Lovely Idea Indira.

    I will definitely participate this month. However,Going on vacation from may to aug…gimme another month to settle down and I will be ready to host. So September,maybe?

    So Excited!!!

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Vee. I appreciate your interest.
    Completely your decision, Vee. You tell me, I’ll put down that month on your name.

    Comment by Vee — April 13, 2006 @ 6:38 pm

  12. Hi Indira,

    I’ve been a silent visitor till now. But your enthusiasm to host an event has given me the enthusiasm to participate by sending an entry.

    Its a real nice idea.

    Thanks SNP.
    Looking forward to your entry.

    Comment by SNP — April 13, 2006 @ 6:57 pm

  13. Hi Indira,
    I am very happy that ur going to start an event.
    I have one doubt here, can i make any recipe with mangoes either ripe r raw and it has to sent to u thru mail.

    Indira replies:
    You certainly can, any kind of recipe but with mangoes as main ingredient. Ripe or raw green, unripe ones.
    Post it on your blog on May 1st and send me the entry via email along with photo.

    Comment by vineela krishna — April 13, 2006 @ 7:22 pm

  14. Congrats Indira on hosting your own food event. That is a big deal and glad you found the initiative to step up. I will be a participant for sure.

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Gini.
    Looking forward to your fabulous entry.

    Comment by Gini — April 13, 2006 @ 9:25 pm

  15. Hi Indira
    You can count me in – This is going to be cool. I got a question though – Does the post have to be one the 1st of every month ?? OR any range of dates to post the recipe ??

    Indira replies:
    Hi Revathi, thanks!
    1st of the month is easy to remember, that’s why I chose that date. But if it happens on a weekend, then the dates will be flexible from 1 to 3. But for May, it’s going to be on 1st. I hope that’s ok with you.

    Comment by Revathi — April 13, 2006 @ 10:45 pm

  16. just one recipe or more than one is allowed. let us know.

    Indira replies:
    Your interest, Padma.
    Please send me your entries with photos in 75-75 pixel size along with links.

    Comment by padma — April 13, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

  17. Hi Indira- great idea. Nice sounding name too. But as someone before me said it is intimidating. Don’t know if I have that kind of devotion. Maybe next year, hum… But I am as always willing to participate in your event.

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Mika, you know its fun to host an event atleast once. Try it Mika, I am sure you are going to enjoy the experience.
    Looking forward to your participation.

    Comment by mika — April 14, 2006 @ 2:21 am

  18. Indira,Absolutely wonderful name,”Jihva”, for a food event and to kickstart the show with “Mangoes” is so cool.Look forward to participating and probably host the event too ..:).

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Sailaja.
    Which month should I put your name on? πŸ™‚ Is July1st good for you?

    Comment by sailaja — April 14, 2006 @ 3:44 am

  19. Hi Indira,U r doing a great job starting a new food event. I would like to participate in this event:)

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Tanuja. That would be a great, I can’t wait.:)

    Comment by tanuja — April 14, 2006 @ 9:10 am

  20. Indira:

    Just sent you an e-mail. I would love and be honored to host this event! My thinking cap is on for May already and what a perfect ingredient πŸ™‚ for the summer month!

    Indira replies:
    Hi LC, I’ve just sent a reply, please check it out.
    I am sure, you are going to dazzle me with a mango recipe. πŸ™‚
    Looking forward to your contribution, thanks!

    Comment by Luv2cook — April 14, 2006 @ 10:23 am

  21. Goodness I do wish I had checked your site earlier. I am not sure I can commit for the end of the year πŸ™ BUT BUT love the idea Indira. Great name and concept. I am also relieved you have included raw mangoes in May as I was just planning to post a recipe on it. Count me in!

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Ashwini. You don’t have to commit at this minute. Wait few months, at your convenience email me.
    Raw mango recipe, what is it? ok… ok.. I’ll wait until May 1st. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Ashwini — April 14, 2006 @ 2:32 pm

  22. Wow! How wonderful! Indira, Can I host this food-carnival for December? (Thats my fav. month, any year)

    And I love it that the event starts from May! I’ll be ready to roll by then. πŸ™‚ Mangoes, huh? I dont know where in Toronto I can get ripe mangoes, but I’ll give it a try.

    Indira replies:
    Hi Kay, I’ve just sent you an email to the email address of this comment. Please check it out.
    December- the holiday month, that would be wonderful.
    Its easy to find mangoes in Toronto, no?:)

    Comment by Kay — April 14, 2006 @ 8:42 pm

  23. Hi Indira,
    To submit entries to this event, does it have to be new kind of recipes? Can I submit the dishes that are traditional?

    Indira replies:
    Recipe with mango as main ingredient, that is the only requirement to participate in this event, LG. Cuisine, recipe type – its all your choice.

    Comment by L.G — April 14, 2006 @ 8:52 pm

  24. hi indira, i wud be xtremely delighted to participate in this event. count me in.

    Indira replies:
    I’m sure you are going to delight us with your entry, Priya. πŸ™‚

    Comment by priya — April 15, 2006 @ 12:56 pm

  25. Ok. Thanks. Let me give it a try. This is my first time in participating in an event. So let us see.

    Indira replies:
    You are welcome, LG. I remember my first time – believe it or not, for ‘Sugar High Friday’ event, I sent ‘lime pickle’ recipe. I didn’t know that participants has to send only sugary recipes. Major faupax, but the gracious host accepted my entry and featured in her roundup.:)

    Comment by L.G — April 15, 2006 @ 1:49 pm

  26. I would like to be in. I think I will just participate now. Let me watch and learn how you girls are hosting. Then I will take my turn. I can see that the first several months are already taken, so its not going to be anytime soon.

    Indira replies:
    That’s superfine, RP. You know, It took me one year to host an event.:)
    Looking forward to your participation. Thanks.

    Comment by RP — April 15, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

  27. Hey Indira,
    COngrats on this wonderful venture. I am surely in- I have done some experiments with mangoes- gotto think of the best one for this event-Im sure it is going to be a great success

    Indira replies:
    Hi Nandita, I’m sure you, I’m going to receive the best mango entry from you. πŸ™‚ thanks!

    Comment by Nandita — April 16, 2006 @ 8:17 am

  28. Hi
    For the last 20 days i have been posting many recipes based on raw mango on my website under the title Mango Mirattals.can one of those be included for the May entry?

    Indira replies:
    Hi Srikala, I’ve just checked your website. wow… you got so many recipes with mango.
    Everybody would post on May1st and I don’t think its appropriate for me to make an exception just for you. Would you please consider posting a recipe with mango on May 1st? That would be wonderful and your entry can be featured on this event.
    Thanks for your interest.

    Comment by srikala — April 22, 2006 @ 3:20 am

  29. Hi Indira
    Thank you for your reply.I will post a recipe on May first.

    Indira replies:
    Looking forward to your participation, thanks Srikala.

    Comment by srikala — April 24, 2006 @ 4:43 am

  30. how fun!

    Comment by Gabriella True — May 2, 2006 @ 1:49 am

  31. drat! my digital camera is not working so I can’t take a picture. wah!!!

    Comment by Gabriella True — May 2, 2006 @ 1:51 am

  32. […] Jihva For Ingredients (JFI) is the new food blog event started by Indira of Mahanandi, which featured Mango as the ingredient for the month of May and Strawberries for June. I am pleased to announce that I am hosting JFI for the month of July and am happy to do so. […]

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  33. Hi Indira,

    I would love to host in April, if that month hasn’t been taken, or any available month for that matter. Not sure how I am going to do the hosting, as I am not much of a techie. I am surprised that I have come so far with my blog. But I am going to watch and learn. So pls count me in. Know that your site has been my inspiration start blogging.

    Excited to host

    Indira replies:
    Hi Sheela, thanks for your interest. Could you please contact me via email. My email id is Thanks.

    Comment by Sheela — June 21, 2006 @ 10:16 pm

  34. […] “JihvΓƒΖ’Γ’β‚¬ΕΎΓƒβ€šΓ‚Β the Sanskrit word means taste, desire and deep longing. . .” – excerpt from Indira’s original post introducing JFI […]

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  35. […] This is our entry for this month’s Jihva for Ingredients hosted by the lovely Sangeeta of Ghar ka Khana. […]

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  36. […] Indira from Mahanandi is hosting the first Jihva For Ingredients and it’s theme is mango. The purpose of Jihva is to celebrate natural ingredients and mango certainly is an object to be desired. There’s not much that beats the sheer pleasure of eating the unadulterated flesh of a ripe mango, it’s the real definition of “finger licking good.” […]

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  37. Would love to host this when ever the next free month is – thanks πŸ™‚ Priya

    Comment by Priya Mahadevan — April 1, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

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