Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Announcing RCI - Lucknow Cuisne for March 2009

It’s really great to host Lucknow cuisine here at my blog. Thanks Lakshmi & Vanamala for giving me this chance, which helped me to explore on Lucknow cuisine.

I was almost waiting for a year to host this RCI event. Now the most awaited takes its turn on me. Here I go..

RCI-Lucknow Logo

About Lucknow:

It’s the Capital City of Uttar Pradesh(UP).
This Multi-cultural city is the most populous state in India.
It is also called as City of Nawab’s.

Places to visit in Lucknow:

1. Bada Imambada
2. Hussainabad Imambada
3. Shah Najaf Imambada
4. Residency
5. Rumi Darwaza
6. Kaiserbagh Palace Complex
7. National Botanical Research Institute
8. State Museum and Zoo

For more details on places, visit here.

About Luknow Cuisine:

It’s a Rich Cuisine, where most of the cooking methods were formed to cook for the mughal kindgdom. It is also called as Nawabi style cuisine. It has a style of cooking called Dum Style Cooking(Cooking in low flame). The spice proportion will also be so defined and perfect here.

Many speciality’s of this cuisine are

1. Dum Briyani
2. Kebab’s
3. Kofta’s
4. Indian Bread’s Naan, Kulchaa’s, Paratha’s, Roomali Roti’s and Roti
5. Chaat Item’s

So Cook a Royal Rich Nawab Dish for your Nawab’s , picture it and send across to me.

Here are the Simple Guidelines for the RCI-Lucknow Cuisine.

(a) Prepare a Dish that is a Vegetarian[Egg’s are allowed].
Only Non-Vegetarian not allowed.

(b) Post as many Luknow Dishes with Recipes as you like on your blog this March 2009. More entries per person are allowed, but the rule is, it should come under Luknow Cuisine.

(c) Link back to this RCI-Lucknow Cuisine event announcement and to Lakshmi’s blog is a must.

(d) If you can include any regional info you would like to share about the lucknow cuisine in your post, it is very much appreciated.

(e) If you have any tip’s you wish to share on Lucknow dish, it will be so usefull.

(f) Use of the Logo to the event is also appreciated.
Url of the logo image: ""

(g) I will also accept your old post’s, but you should link back to this announcement post and to Lakshmi’s blog.
Re-Publishing old post’s for RCI-Lucknow Cuisine will make me more happy!

(h) E-mail me to glassofhoney(AT)gmail(dot)com
with SUBJECT as RCI-Lucknow and along with the following details..

Your Name:
Your Blog Name:
Name of the Dish:
Link/URL of the Post:

Attach a Picture of the Dish. Size does not matter.

(i) Deadline for all the entries will be the 6'th of April-2009. I will do the roundup by 10'th of April-2009.
(j) If you don't have a blog, but you want to be part of this wonderfull event, you can send me your Recipe along with the picture of the dish. Dont forget to mention your name and your location.

So Iam eagerly looking forward for your entries.

If you need any clarification’s on the above feel free to mail me glassofhoney(AT)gmail(dot)com or leave a comment below.

Courtesy: Wiki


Hope you havent forgot to cook for my RCI-Lucknow. Keep Pouring in.......
I know, you all find it difficult to find vegetarian Lucknawi recipe's. you can look for awadhi cuisine's veg recipe's too.
Below are few link's that will help you to explore more on lucknawi cuisine..


Wiki-UttarPradesh Cuisine

Food indif

Recipe for Lucknawi Kofta

NDTV GoodTime's Lucknawi
Vegetarian Kebab's in Lucknow
Keep Sending me ur entrie's..


  1. I had no idea that lucknow had such special food.. when we visited, we just ate homecooked south indian food since I had a relative there. But i remember the beautiful bada imambara and this stunning marble temple as well & some yummy chilli pickles we bought at a store.

  2. I will see what i can send you for the event.

  3. Lovely event! Will surely send something!

  4. I tried Lucknowi/Awadhi cuisine for the first time when I visited India in Dec. I was blown away by the sauces and flavors of each dish I tried. I will cook somethng for this event for sure,. I am looking forward to seeing fabulous recipes in the blogosphere for this event :)

  5. Hi Lavanya

    Iam very happy to announce this event. Thank you so much. And Thanks to lakshmi :)
    Will try to send you.

  6. Hi Lavanya

    Iam very happy to announce this event. Thank you so much. And Thanks to lakshmi :)
    Will try to send you.

    - Vanamala

  7. I thought u re hosting Pondy RCI next month.... Lucknow reminds biryani, yum, my mind is blank, I will try to find something!

  8. Great post..Great tips good work keep it up!
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  9. Wow, I didn't know Lucknow had a special cuisie. Will try sending something in!

  10. Nice choice of cuisine. WIll try to send in something..

  11. Trupti..Thanks for cheering me first!

    Laavanya..even i havent known about lucknow all these days. looking forward with what you have missed!

    Happy Cook, Anusriram, Madhumathi..Thanks for cheering me..looking forward for your dishes!

  12. Vani..Thanks for sharing your experience..You should send me for sure, as you have enjoyed lucknow food:)

    Vanamala..All Thanks goes to you and Lakshmi!!
    Plz send me recipe's, will be happy to receive from u!

    Cham..Iam also hosting Pondicherry..sure you should contribute to it, get ready!

  13. Thank U David!

    A and N..Great that i could open Lucknow's speciality to you!

    Divya..dont forget to send me your entry!

  14. will surely try to send in something..

  15. Lavi, this is a tough job, it looks like. :-) When I googled for vegetarian Lucknow cuisine, I didn't get any recipes. Have to do more digging, I guess.

  16. Wow awesome event. Hmmmm thinking ????

  17. I am a great fan of Lucknowi cuisine. Will sure send you something!

  18. Thats a great one...only I have to really research..:)

  19. Lavi, I reminded Vanamala to announce last week and she said would soon. didn't know you have announced it already. I will update! :))

  20. Nice intro, 'll try to send something..

  21. Sowmya..Thanks Gal..expecting ur entrie's...

    Priya..Looking forward Dear!

    Lubna and Mona..Hope you both will come out with a nice Briyani!

    Asha..Thanks for updating!! Iam expecting a Grand Thali from You!!

    Neha..Thanks! try to send me ur entry!!

  22. @ Sra..I appreciate you pointing me that i have given a hard choice of being vegetarian in lucknawi cuisine. will surely update this page with the results that i have found out to make it easy on vegetarian side!

    @ Srivalli..Thanks and i know its very hard to cook vegetarian recipe's choosen from the non-veg speciality cuisine.will help u on research!!

  23. Hi, I came to know about this event through Vani's blog. A very nice event. I think i will be sending a few entries:)btw, you have a very nice space here

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  25. Nice Event...I had a gud time googling infn about lucknow's regional facts....Just peeped in to tell that I just luved the logo!
    Am already in and this is the first event I m joining....will check if I can send in more :)

  26. Thank U Sharmilee..You are welcome to send more!

  27. Thank You for your Lovely Entries Neha..

  28. first time here..very nice event..after seeing lucknow recipes..i couldnt stand to make one..i will definetely give a try!!

  29. The city of Lucknow has a magical charm surrounding it. Be it its delicious cuisine or its heart melting culture, the city leaves an everlasting impression on its visitors. It is one of the few places where one can still find people saying 'aap', 'janab', 'pehle aap', etc. Even though flats have replaces Nawabi mansions, the city is still as charismatic as before. So, visit Lucknow and lose yourself in the magic and allure of the city. thank you for shearing your post.

  30. This is one of your best post...
    Thanks for sharing valuable information....
    Flats in lucknow


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