Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Iftar Moments Hijri 1432: Event Announcement

  Iftar Moments is back again.  I'm very happy to have the next Iftar Moments here in Taste Of Pearl City.  This is the successful second year for Iftar Moments.  Last year Ramadhan I had a very supportive and encouraging friend Reshmi Ahmed, who supported me all through the event.  Also Iftar Moments was my very first event and it was a huge success just because of all dear food bloggers who filled my inbox with lots and lots of entries.  I hope to have the same support from you all this year too.

 The much awaited month for Muslims all over the world,  the holy month of Ramadhan is here in just few days. Ramadhan is the month, where Muslims fast from dawn to dusk without food or water. This fast is obligatory on all adult Muslims - men & women - unless exempted. Hijri is the Islamic calender which starts commemorating  the year when Prophet Muhammed(SAW) immigrated from Mecca to Medina with his companions.  Iftar is the event where Muslims break the fast at the end of the fasting day at dusk.
 Normally we break the fast with few dates, juice, porridge but after that we have a meal which will be based on different ethnicity. So this meal can include rice, pasta, bread, noodles, roti's , curries etc.  To finish off the meal we also used to have some sweet or dessert.
 So this event is about the whole evening, your recipes can be from starter to dessert anything vegetarian or non-vegetarian. You can send as many entries as possible. Since the criteria of this event is very simple almost all the recipes which you post will  be suitable for this event.

Criteria for entry:
1.  Any dish - starter, soups, dips, sweets, desserts, main course, beverages, etc.
2.  Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian dishes are invited.
3.  Few Vegan, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nuts Free recipes are also invited - so some who are allergic can also find it interesting.
4.  I would appreciate if you could promote this event by placing the event logo in your post.
5.  Please link back to this announcement page.
6.  Recipes should not use pork (and its derivatives), animal gelatine or alcohol  (including wine, beer, etc).
7.  More than one entries - welcome!
8. Archived recipes are also welcome but please repost it again with the logo and linking back to this announcement page.
9.  When ready (from now until 31st July 2011), please email the following details at ayeesha.riaz@googlemail.com
a.  Name
b.  Blog Name and Url
c.  Recipe Name and Url
d.  Category of your dish
e.  Categories related to #3 - please specify separately.
f.  Image url
g. Country of residence
10. Non- bloggers are also welcome for this event. Just mail me your recipe and picture of your dish reduced to 250 pix width at ayeesha.riaz@googlemail.com


Iftar Moments without any giveaway, no way.  We are going to have two giveaway offer this time, our first sponsor is Chunky Bling.  Chunky Bling is a online jewellery shop, they have exclusive collection of jewellery from watches to rings, bracelets and necklaces  in the sizes you want. Chunky Bling is offering an Elegant Swarovski Ring from their collection to one of our lucky winner.  You can have a look at the collection from here.  If you like to win one of these gorgeous ring, start sending your recipes to Iftar Moments without any delay.  If you live in any of the following countries you'll be eligible for the giveaway.

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rica,  Saint Lucia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Phillipines, Portugal.

Also if you want to join their affiliate program and start earning some money, please contact them here.

Now coming to the second giveaway and our sponsor is Taste Of Pearl City on it's own.  Taste Of Pearl City is giving a Cook Book as a gift.  The details of the book will be updated later.  This giveaway is open to only Indian participants.  The book can be shipped only within India.  Don't worry if you live in someother country, if you are able to provide a shipping address in India, you are still eligible for the giveaway.

So now without any delay start sending me your recipes....


Vardhini said...

Nice event. Happy hosting ..

Event: Fast food not Fat food

Indu said...

This is a great event. I am definitely going to submit!

Deeksha said...

Happy Hosting!

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Happy hosting dear...

Mina Joshi said...

Happy Hosting. I'll send you you recipes soon

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Hey ayesha!! hope to get lucky this time too!!!! will send in some entries soon!!!!

Sravs said...

happy hosting !!

Ongoing Event - CC-Roti Pachadi/Chutney

Julie said...

Happy hosting dear..

That Girl said...

This may be the first year I don't know anyone personally observing Rhamadan.

a girl's diary said...

Hi ,

I have sent you my entries :)

Mrs.Ahmed said...

;) I would love to send my recipes to your event..!!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

Hapy hosting, Ayeesha! Would love to send my entries. Although, I won't be eligible for the giveaway :(

sonu said...

wud surely send my entries ..good event ..also m guest hosting my first event flavours of rajasthan if u feel like pls send some entries :)

Zainab said...

hello ayesha!...i would b happy sending you my entries. Its my first time ever and I dont know where to send you the recipes. Secondly should the recipes be veg or non-veg.

Swati Sapna said...

All the very best for your Iftar Event! Will definitely send in a few entries :)

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

Happy hosting..

cookbookjaleela said...

salam ayesha
Happy hosting

Plateful said...

Awesome event! One question, is the submission allowed during Ramadan or just untill the end of this month? Thanks for the clarification.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Salams Nash, the event closes by the end of this month.

Indu said...

Have submitted Chicken Mughlai to the event

Unknown said...

I have sent my recipe for chicken croquettes. http://sadaf-culinaryadventures.blogspot.com/2011/07/chicken-croquettes.html Hope you like it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ayesha
I have sent u 5 recipes, hope u have received them all, forget to mention country of residence: its US

happy hosting cant wait for the yummilicious roundup


Sadaf said...

Waiting for the event roundup.......can't wait to see all the delicious recipes.


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