November 24, 2008

Cutlets wrapped in Roasted Eggplant blankets - Fight against plagiarism

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What kind of person steals others hard work and take credit?
There have been many a bloggers who have been victims of plagiarism and just completely fell off the blogging world.
Writing a food blog is a lot of hard work, and almost becomes an extended part of oneself. In some cases, we look for some kind of a creative outlet through this work.
Cooking, taking pictures, in many cases coming up with your own recipe is not easy. And bringing it all together in a cohesive manner is even more tougher.
Malar Gandhi of "Kitchen Tantra" has been a recent victim of plagiarism, and has voiced her concerns in her post.
So please voice out your support to her and many others. This could happen to any of us.
Leaving comments and appreciating ones work is not only what we food bloggers are here for.
And if you have any suggestions about how to deal with this issue, please leave your comments on Malar's blog.

Support, and let the world know that we won't let our fellow blogger(s) down.
Voice it out, and voice it out loud.
Probably as big as this Eggplant!

brinjal

Keeping today's recipe simple...
Remember my Garbanzo and Potato cutlet?
This is just kicking it up a notch, making it look pretty and what not...
Would be a perfect appetizer for a party and fun events.

Cutlets wrapped in Roasted Eggplant blankets

Ingredients:

Garbanzo Cutlets

Large Eggplant - 1
Salt - To taste
Pepper - To sprinkle
Olive oil - To roast eggplant slices

Method:

Make the Garbanzo cutlets and set aside.

First

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Slice the Eggplant into thin slices lengthwise.

Heat oil in a large flat griddle.

Lay on the eggplant slices and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides and cook till soft.

slices

Wrap the cutlets in the roasted eggplant slices and seal it with a toothpick.

Bake until lightly brown and crispy.

bake

Remove and serve along with tomato sauce or chutney/dip.

Works well as an appetizer.

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69 comments:

  1. Looks lovely.I am imagining the taste.
    I fully agree with you.Plagiarism should be stopped.my best wishes with Malar.What happened to here and another fellow blogger injipennu could happen to us as well....

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  2. very nice idea of making eggplant baskets anu...very cute...it has become a practice now a days...donno when ppl will grow! pathetic...it is irritating...

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  3. we just h ave to look out for our friends n fellow foodies i guess!

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  4. I'm sorry to hear Malar's pictures were plagiarized. I agree with her that recipes being copied is less of a worry. Afterall most recipes are based off of each other (how many different recipes can there be for something like boiled rice?!). Claiming someone elses photos as ones own is just wrong. Your write up only goes to show how supportive the food blogging community is. Your post also reminds me why I blog - to share and connect with a group of supportive, generous people.

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  5. nice idea Divya.. looks pretty.

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  6. OMG...great idea friend.

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  7. very creative Anu, looks delish.

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  8. these look so nice and healthy . I m gonna try these. I always wonder how am i going to cook aubergines. this is a nice recipe :)

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  9. Looks pretty the brinjal wrapper. Very sad to hear that her reci and pict are copied, the admin of the site should be notified and hope something should be done.

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  10. a very innovative idea anu..as always..Its a beauty

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  11. Looks lovely.. nice & delicious...

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  12. Tempting Cutlet wraps :)
    I appreciate your efforts of raising awareness about plagiarism.We have to find ways to better protect our content on blogs.

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  13. This is so delish and healthy...will deef try the cutlets.

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  14. I've seen many sites that use my recipes, but luckily most of them at least mention that they found it at my site first.I have seen the occasional site or two that says nothing about the recipe or where it came from, and that is extremely frustrating, I can only imagine how frustrating it is to have your images stolen as well. So ridiculous.

    Anyway, at first I thought these were from a restaurant you went to, the presentation is great and they sound delicious.

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  15. those wraps look so pretty Divya! Wondering how these taste! So sad and so scary about this nasty plagiarism.

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  16. WOw wat a lovely idea..good idea of making eggplant as blankets...quite interesting..

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  17. Lovely presentation Anu they are inviting... I did read abt what happened to Malar and did post some comments in ifoodtv each and everyone of us should raise our voice against this. By doing so will teach the others too a lesson...

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  18. Yes dear, we should raise our voices loud to stop this kind of theft.
    Eggplant wrap looks tempting. This is a great party recipe and I have bookmarked it.

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  19. Plagiarism is one thing that annoys me no end. I am agahst at people doing 'day light robbery'.

    Loved your unique idea, can serve as a great party appetiser.

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  20. Those are cute Anu. I didn't see the post title first and i thought it was some leaf :)

    I like RamyaV's idea of posting comments on the ifoodtv website against it.

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  21. The previous post was from me. Used my son's id, by mistake :)

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  22. Looks absolutely delightful, love this idea...you are right there is one chutney in your blog too, I forgot about that or I would have tried that with my peppers...isn't it a shame about the plagiarism...

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  23. beautiful presentation anu

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  24. The cutlet looks delicous Anu, great idea of wrapping them in eggplants :)

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  25. The eggplant wrap sounds like a lovely addition to these cutlets :)

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  26. Anu ...
    Its a great idea dear ..The cutlet looks perfect ..The eggplant blankets looks cute ..keep it up da .great work

    Then as u suggested i made changes in my blog k .. :) thanks for ur support and encouragement :)
    love
    veena

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  27. Anu, thanks for the info on my pics..i left a comment on that person's post and her solution is to simply block my IP!
    Anyway, she can't go too far with this sort of theft..thanks again for your support

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  28. what a lovely recipe! I'll try this out someday.

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  29. This is a great new idea..thanks!

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  30. Nice idea of wrapping cutlet in eggplant. Very creative and nice presentation.

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  31. Looks very tempting. Nice and innovative recipe.

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  32. looks lovely n yummy snack yaar

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  33. Your idea of enveloping cutlets in eggplant is very unusual.
    I'm sure these would steal the conversation at any party.

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  34. Cool idea Anu,I am a lover of eggplant and feel like gulping your wrapped cutlets...!!

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  35. Wow just beautiful and they looks so elegant, perfect for a party.

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  36. What a lovely idea. Looks good.

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  37. The cutlets alone look fabulous, and the roasted eggplant is just genius!
    I don't know what we can do about plagiarism, it seems to be cropping up more and more lately. I have seen a couple of blogs who seem to think it's ok to take photos from google and pass them off as their own. :(

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  38. This is one different and yummy snack Anu...

    Regarding the comment u left on my blog..The answer is "No" ....that person never took my permission to add my kesari picture to her recipe.

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  39. Wow nice job on the wrapping of the cutlets... you cut the eggplant slices perfectly. These would make perfect apps :)

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  40. looks lovely! a wonderful idea, so yummy and so full of healthy veggies too.

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  41. wow .. that looks totally delicious .. cool idea with the eggplanr blankets

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  42. Thanks for the support and standing by me, dear. I will never forget your gesture. The post about Plagiarism is very thoughtful and noble. My heart felt thanks to you. Btn eggplants wrapped up.....wow amazing dude. Looks very rich and inviting...

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  43. Cute little cutlets wrapped in eggplant. To me they look nicely wrapped for the winter. Delicious looking cutlets. Unlike many, I love eggplants and would like to try them.

    It is pathetic to know about Plagiarism but it is sad that there is no way to stop them. We just have to look out for our fellow bloggers.

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  44. very novel idea of you to wrap them

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  45. Looks really cute:-)

    Its sad that people can copy others hard work without a spck of guilt:-(

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  46. Eggplant is my favorite. I love what you have done with it here.

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  47. It is just awesome idea..good one...

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  48. Looks yummy. I tried the same thing once, but the stuffing was feta mixed with lemon juice and chillies.

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  49. Loved your innovative idea. book marked one.

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  50. nice and gret idea of wrapping with eggplant..

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  51. the cutles look so amazing~!!!i lobve to have them right now..its 4:15 pm...quite a tea time....

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  52. such an Innovative idea and looks grt.

    appreciate the effort taken for plagiarism and this cowardly act of stealing some one's hardwork should be stopped.

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  53. a very different and creative recipe Anu.. good appetizer for a party menu. Should catch anyone's attention in a party!

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  54. nice recipe..great idea..

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  55. Anu I tagged you for Bread Baking. No hurry...

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  56. This is really an impressive dish. Looks delicious.

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  57. I do make eggplant fry ... but roasting the thin slices is a good idea. And yes, I wish there was some way we could keep our bolg contents and snaps safe.
    Maybe keeping a lookout for each other's blogs in cyberspace will help.

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  58. Very creative and unique one sounds very tasty and delicious...

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  59. Looks delicious..Very creative.. I agree with you we spend a lot of time to make posts, click snaps edit them and some one just uses them without considering the hardwork that we put in and also do not give the crdit. Its really bad!

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  60. Very creative idea, Cutlets look crunchy and cripsy wrapped in a lovely roasted eggplant...

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  61. Plagiarism is awful and you're right to call attention to it, Divya.
    I love those eggplant blankets: a really creative idea and they sound delicious.

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  62. What a beautiful way to serve, Divya!! Hats off!

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  63. Oh boy, this is such an unusual recipe. Sounds yumm.....-Rekha

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  64. i love eggplant... and this is just amazing... what a creative way of serving this... :) btw, those triangles were inspired by filipino cuisine, turon, but of course, the caramel sauce was just a twist... :)

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  65. That looks lovely! Wonderful display!

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  66. That looks wonderful, such perfect little packages. I would be proud to serve them! (And even happier to eat them)

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  67. I love eggplant and that looks delicious and original :) Thanks for the recipe

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  68. Looks really great... can't wait to try it out..

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