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Monday, October 03, 2005

Food from thought!

While I was playing with the template of this blog, I was thinking about the visual stimulation that we get when we see food. Personally I find that the presentation of food is like 40% of whether I'll taste it and like it or not. And I'm sure same is the case with a lot of us.

So.... I thought of starting a little quiz event here! Its called "If thoughts could cook!" :D

And all we have to do is....
  • every fortnight, I'll post a mystery keyword which can be anything ranging from the appearence of food, to texture of food, to smells of food all the way to the ingredients.
  • All you readers have to think of the first 'vegetarian' dish that comes to your mind. Now that can be entree, main or dessert. And can be bland, sweet or hot!!
Its all upto your imagination.....
Just leave a comment that looks like this --> 'Keyword blah' = 'Dish blah blah'

And you never know.... the recipe of your imaginary dish might appear on this blog very soon!! :)

Are you guys ready for the first ever ITCC: 'If thoughts could cook' event?

The mystery keyword for Oct Part 1 is 'creamy'.

Tell me your thoughts......


Anonymous sherriff said...

keyword creamy = icecream

October 04, 2005 2:18 AM  
Anonymous sherriff said...

nice idea...i am looking forward to other key words

October 04, 2005 2:19 AM  
Blogger Art said...

keyword creamy = pastries

October 04, 2005 6:50 AM  
Anonymous Ricky2Nupur said...

Keyword Creamy = Dish Creamy Black Gram Dal (Kali Dal Makhni)

October 04, 2005 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Ricky2Nupur said...

Wow you are innovative, alright. I love this idea. It will be great to see more new ideas and more participation. It certainly will give you good "food for thought" on what is in-demand...;-)

Keep up the good work. I will post a link to this "event" on my blog pretty soon...:-)

October 04, 2005 5:02 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Sherriff: Nice! :)
And for sure... there are many more coming.

Art: Good one! :D *slurp*

Ricky: Waah! Thats a great one indeed. You really delved into the texture there Ricky. ;)
Thanks for that mate! Any publicity is good publicity - they say!! :D

October 04, 2005 7:09 PM  
Blogger shub said...

creamy--> creamy mushroom soup!! dunno where that came in from now! :)

October 04, 2005 8:00 PM  
Anonymous kaush said...

creamy --- creamy mango lassi! LOL i cnat believe i thought of that first!! pathetic me!

October 04, 2005 11:01 PM  
Blogger Sir Rocks said...

Creamy Soy nugget bake! Man I have to send you my Soy nugget recipes, considering you are fellow vege I am sure you will LOVE them. Hey think up a recipe for the bake will ya ;)

October 05, 2005 12:48 AM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Shub: Aah!!! Good one. Now thats one recipe I'll have to go hunting for! :P

Kaush: Ohhh! Wow! Thats a really good one. And so perfect too as our spring is just arriving. So excellent time for some juicy mangoes. :) Pathetic nahi...its something that i hadnt even thought of!

Sir Rocks: You visiting me Sir! *oh such an honor!* :)And yess.. great idea. I should go and uncover some bake recipes.
But yess... I would love to get your soy nugget recipes. And guess what I just made soy nugget curry for dinner tonight! :)

October 05, 2005 3:17 AM  
Blogger Meena said...

creamy = Paneer Butter Masala!

Wow! This is fun. Now I can't stop thinking about cooking something creamy!! Lol!!

Hey Nupur, how abt checking out my spicy food event called "I like 'em Spicy". It will be fun and tell your friends about it too!!

for details check out -

-Meena of 'Hooked on Heat'

October 05, 2005 6:10 AM  
Anonymous Ricky2Nupur-Cooking-Queen said...

If Thoughts Could Cook gets a permanent space at my blog...:-)

October 05, 2005 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nupur,I appreiciate your idea...Smart girl!!Keep it going!!

October 05, 2005 9:59 PM  
Blogger Gangadhar said...

Oh Nupur,anon is me...

October 05, 2005 10:13 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Meena: Hie there!! Oh... I have been checking your blog daily but no updates since that pic of sombre. I was thinking..where have you dissapeared! :)

Nice one!! Shall definately promote your blog too. I have to add a section on the side about various foodie blogs that I find as I go! :D

October 05, 2005 10:36 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Ricky: Thank you sooo much ji for the honor!! :)

October 05, 2005 10:36 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Ganga: LOL! Thanks so much.

October 05, 2005 10:36 PM  
Blogger Meena said...

Hi Nupur!

I stopped posting on "Over a Hot cuppa" I just concentrate on my food blog called, Hooked on Heat @

C u soon!


October 06, 2005 5:53 AM  
Blogger Sangeeta said...
creamy 'dark temptations' my fav dessert(chocolate cake...chocolate syrup and..icecream..and creaaaam) yummmmyy

October 06, 2005 7:28 AM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Meena: I know now! And I have linked enjoy a burst of new visitors! :)

Sangeeta: Oh welcome back! (been a while!)
And yummy indeed.... 'dark chocolate'..*slurrrp*!! :D Excellent choice Sangeeta.... I'll hunt for some stuff for you.

October 06, 2005 4:22 PM  
Anonymous deepakjeswal said...

Keyword 'creamy'
Food - Daal Makhani ....slurrrrpp....just went to Bukhara a few days back , and fell in luv with it's daal all over again ;)

October 06, 2005 11:40 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

DJ: Oh DJ! You and Ricky think alike..!! Good one... I'll definately post my version of 'daal makhani' soon. :D

October 07, 2005 12:16 AM  
Blogger Sir Rocks said...

Oh I always visit.... just that you dont know ;)

October 07, 2005 12:30 AM  
Blogger @$#!$# said...

creamy....hmmm that makes me think of the rice-kheer that mom makes..yum!

October 07, 2005 1:22 AM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Sir Rocks: :) lol!!
OK.... and where are my recipes?

@$#!$#: Ahh!! Nice... And guess what, its recipe is here on this blog too. Check it out...if you wanna make it to surprise your mom!! ;)

October 07, 2005 11:59 PM  
Blogger Invincible said...

creamy : vanila milk shake with cream :)

October 08, 2005 3:12 AM  
Blogger Invincible said...

and a great idea mate !!
so it would be 'recipe on demand' henceforth ?

October 08, 2005 3:33 AM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Invinci: Ohhhh!! That is really nice! *slurrrrrp!!* :P
And yeah.... that is the idea. I'll ofcourse pop in my own stuff from time to time. But ITCC will get the audience to involved....and get more ideas on the chopping board! ;)

October 08, 2005 11:24 PM  
Blogger Naina said...


M a DIE HARD FOODIE! Someday i wish to cook the kinda food i LOVE to eat. The way 2 a dude's heart is thru his i need the torch light :-D

Pasta it is...and m waiting for the recipe

October 09, 2005 12:38 PM  
Blogger Naina said...

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October 09, 2005 12:38 PM  
Blogger Colors said...

Hi Nupur...sorry for being such a late comer...pls dont mind! But i tell u...this is such an exciting idea!! Very my! we have all the talent around us....So...for me when i think of creamy I think of CAKES with thick creamy icing! Yummm!!

October 09, 2005 8:39 PM  
Blogger fullmoononearth said...

Very innovative Nupur :)
Well... creamy = Malai kofta
this is wat occured to me as soon as I read 'creamy'

October 10, 2005 8:15 PM  
Blogger AmitL said...

Nupur....the first thing which comes to my mind::Cream of tomato soup.Slurrrppp.

October 10, 2005 9:15 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Naina: LOL!!! :D
But a very good one gurl! And I have a white creamy pasta with mushroom sauce here on this blog already. And I'll find you some more very soon. ;)

October 17, 2005 9:59 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Colors: Better late than never I say! ;)

And icing...yummm!! Very good one Colors. That surely has be from one of the top ones of the creamy list. :D

October 17, 2005 10:01 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

FullMoonOnEarth: Ahaaa!!!
This is a very very good one. *slurrp* Gosh I will surely have to dig for that recipe. :D
Good to see you here.... cheers!

October 17, 2005 10:02 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

AmitL: Arrey waah!! Very niiice!
Thats a great one Amit....

October 17, 2005 10:03 PM  
Anonymous courtney said...

I think of the exquisitely creamy vindaloo I had for lunch, made with coconut milk. My friend gave me an extra helping, but not the exact recipe.

Oh, I'll get it out of her somehow!

October 18, 2005 5:03 PM  
Anonymous Divya said...

my comment didnt come!:-(
anyways it said that.....creamy..the word made me think a lot.....n then came to my mind...
choco milkshake with icecream.
'pallada pradhman'....which is a type of payasam
'kallan'.......which is..hmm.....a dish....will try to find the recipe for u!!
so theres creamy for ya!!

October 18, 2005 8:39 PM  
Blogger Sadie said...

creamy= creamy lemon pudding

I love your Blog! thanks for the recipes. I am recipe-less (for now)but you can check me out at

October 19, 2005 6:48 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Courtney: Ummmm...nice!!!

Lemme go dig some coconutm ilk recipes! TC...ciao

October 21, 2005 10:55 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Divya: Nice!
and I cant wait to get my hands on those recipes... so hurry up gurl! I'm waiting......

October 21, 2005 10:56 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Sadie: :D Good one!
And welcome to moi blog. And ofcourse I'll visit you very soon.....
see youa round! ;)

October 21, 2005 10:57 PM  
Blogger vkn said...

Hi Nupur:

It was my b'day yesterday, was thinking of to make something different and c-r-e-a-m-y dessert, and yes finally came up with the divine "Panchamrutham". What do you think of this? :-)


It is here -

PS: FYI.. Added you to my blogroll.

October 24, 2005 7:36 AM  

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