Global Kadai Jan 2010

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Global Kadaiis a new food blogging event, showcasing Global Flavor in an Indian version. This event will bring the creativity of food bloggers to try different recipes from around the globe giving an Indian twist and thereby creating a new look at Indian influence on Global Cooking. More details here

I will be hosting for the Month of January 2010, which incidentally marks the 2nd Anniversary of Cilantro. Each month the host will choose a Non Indian recipe from around the world and the participants will modify the recipe the Indian Way.

The recipe featured for this month is “Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies” by Karen Ginnis. Take a look at the recipe here.

The recipe is also given below for your reference.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1/2 cup German sweet chocolate, grated
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup German sweet chocolate, grated


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, ground pecans, 1/2 cup ground chocolate, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.
  4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill 1 to 2 hours, or until firm.
  5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  6. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until the cookies are firm to the touch. Cool 1 minute on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack.
  7. For the coating, sift 1/2 cup of the confectioner's sugar and 1/4 cup of the ground cocoa into a shallow bowl. While cookies are still warm, roll them in the coating.
Here are the guidelines for participating in Global Kadai:

1. Use your imagination and creativity to prepare the above recipe using ingredients familiar with Indian Cuisine. Post your entries on your blog during the month of Jan 2010.
2. If you already have appropriate entry archived, send it along. There is no limit to the number of entries.

3. Provide a link back to this announcement page and feel free to use the logo.
4. Email your entry to with following details
* Your Name
* Blog Name
* Blog URL
* Recipe URL
* Photograph of final dish.
5.The deadline for this event is January 31st, 2010.
6.If you don’t have a blog but wish to participate in this event, send your entries with a picture, your name and recipe to before the deadline. I will post the recipes with your picture in my blog and include it in the round-up during the 1st week of February.
Looking forward to your involvement. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Interested to host this event?

To host this event, send me an email or write a comment. I will update the list below as soon as someone is interested for that month.



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  1. I will try to join in. If you had said make the same recipe i would have done in a jiffy.
    To Indianise well for that i will have to think.

  2. Lovely event... I would love to host it - anytime from May is fine with me :)

  3. Wish to host for June..Will try to indianize this cookies and send to u..

  4. Great start. I am not a big baker but would give this some thought.

  5. Indhu, May goes to you and June goes to Priya. I will update soon and Thank you for your participation.

  6. An interesting event. I will try to modify this recipe

  7. Nice event,will try contributing!!

  8. I am all about Indianising the recipes. I am in on this. This is fun.

  9. I would like to host this Event Cilantro!!

  10. Thanks for your response,i prefer December!!

  11. I love a good challenge and this seems like one. I have a question and a request.
    Q: Is there no baking powder/ soda in the cookies? Do they come out flat circles or stay round balls? (Ok that was 2 questions)

    R: I would like to host in Aug, if the spot is still open. If not, whatever month is open, I will try to do it. Thank you.

  12. This is a nice concept Cilantro.

  13. Hi.. I am new to this blogging.. I don no nothing about this.. In the beginning i don know whether u l visit my blog.. And thats wat i meant by links..

  14. Hi,
    I maintain an Indian cooking blog( and would love the opportunity to host this event in either October or November. You can reach me at
    Thank you,

  15. wish you a happy, healthy, tasty 2010.

  16. Hi Cilantro, happy 2010. Sounds like a fun event. I am taking it easy this year from cooking too much. Enjoy! :))

  17. A great event!It is a coincidence, I made Mexican wedding cookies too in my prev post.Looks like this year is filled!!

  18. Hi,
    I would love to host the event, but it seems that the whole year is filled up. If you have any free slots next year do let me know.

  19. Dear Cilantro,
    I have updated a cookie recipe on my blog today... please drop in to see, and if i can send it to this event:)
    Thanks in advance:)

  20. Good one for a vent Cilantro, enjoy.I am taking a little break from cooking for events.

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