Contest of the Month

Contest 2014 August

One of the festivals this month is Krishna Janmashtami falling on August 17th.  This festival is the annual celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna. As part of the celebration, grains should not be consumed during this day of fasting. In observance of this festival, this month’s contest is to make a grain free recipe.

The specific rules are the following:

  • You can do any type of recipe (appetizer, dessert, etc)
  • You may not use any grains in the recipe.
  • You can use milk, yogurt, paneer, nuts, fruit, seeds, etc as examples.
  • You may not use onion or garlic in the recipe.
  • It must be vegetarian and also egg-less.
  • Please submit only ONE recipe.

In general I will only consider recipes that I feel are complete in regards to ingredients, measurement, and instruction. From there I am looking for creativity and a recipe that my viewers would enjoy to prepare on their own. I will be judging on overall recipe and presentation also.

Below is my checklist:

  • Be Creative!
  • Ingredients should be listed with measurements.
  • Method must be explained clearly, so it’s easy to follow.
  • Please include your NAME along with the recipe (as you would like it to appear).
  • Search the web for ideas. There are many resources available.
  • Please send me a detailed recipe to contest@manjulaskitchen.com
  • You must also send original picture(s) of the recipe – do not simply grab a photo from the web. Otherwise your recipe will not be considered for entry. If the photo is too low resolution, I cannot accept the recipe.
  • The deadline is August 29th.
  • The winner will be featured on the homepage with the new recipe and a link to their website (if available).

1st Prize: $100 gift certificate from Amazon.com
2nd Prize: $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com

**Anyone can join this contest**


Contest 2014 July Winners

I was happy to see many entries for July. I went through all of them and these are the five most complete and best recipes. Below are the winners this month and the top five entries. Congratulations to all participants:

1st Place: Tropical Papaya-Chia Pudding by Shreya Sinha

2nd Place: Papaya Berry Kulfi by Amy Raymond

Congratulations to both of you!!

Papaya Berry Kulfi Recipe by Amy Raymond

Papaya Berry Kulfi by Amy Raymond

Thank you to everyone else that also participated in the contest:

  • Purnima
  • Manisha Gupta
  • Shruti Soumya Panigrahi
  • Kavita Kolli
  • Manik K
  • Gayatri Potluri
  • Smita Kothari
  • Mathusha
  • Ankita Agarwal
  • Nekath Patel
  • Sushma
  • Jagruti Vyas
  • Girija Janakiraman
  • Alice
  • Shweta Maheshwari
  • Arthi Viswanathan
  • Werdelicious
  • Kitchenqueen
  • Joy
  • Binky
  • Sree
  • Bhavani
  • Prachi Agarwal
  • Indira
  • Riya Jain
  • Bhavesh Jaglan
  • Jamie
  • Swati Jain
  • Ruchi
  • Palak
  • Henriette Faber
  • Kayal Kalidass
  • Premisha Saviour
  • Vrinda Mahesh
  • Priyanka Basu
  • Saijusadanandan
  • Madhuri
  • Anusha
  • Nisha
  • D. Dhayalan
  • D. Dhinakaran
  • Arumuga Priya Shanmugavel
  • Sonam
  • Lovey
  • Yelena
  • Shilpa Rajput
  • S.geeth Priya
  • Subathra
  • Sudhamani
  • Hina
  • Anasuya
  • Prachi Gupta
  • Kanchana Iyer
  • Anu Saxena

Contest 2014 July

For July Contest, I am looking for Papaya recipes. You must also use any type of berry also.  The specific rules are the following:

  • It can be any type of Recipe (dessert, salad, drink, etc).
  • Papaya should be main the ingredient, but must also include some berry (blueberry, strawberry, etc).
  • I will be judging on creativity and presentation.
  • It must be vegetarian and also egg-less.
  • Please submit only ONE recipe.

In general I will only consider recipes that I feel are complete in regards to ingredients, measurement, and instruction. From there I am looking for creativity and a recipe that my viewers would enjoy to prepare on their own. I will be judging on overall recipe and presentation also.

Contest Rules:

  • Be Creative!
  • Ingredients should be listed with measurements.
  • Method must be explained clearly, so it’s easy to follow.
  • Please include your NAME along with the recipe (as you would like it to appear).
  • Search the web for ideas. There are many resources available.
  • Please send me a detailed recipe to contest@manjulaskitchen.com
  • You must also send original picture(s) of the recipe – do not simply grab a photo from the web. Otherwise your recipe will not be considered for entry.
  • The deadline is July 27th.
  • The winner will be featured on the homepage with the new recipe and a link to their website (if available).

1st Prize: $100 gift certificate from Amazon.com
2nd Prize: $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com

**Anyone can join this contest**

Contest 2014 June Winners

There were many entries this month for June. I went through all of them and these five really stood out to me. Here are the winners this month and the top five entries. Congratulations to the winners and all participants:

1st Place: Honeydew Melon Kulfi by Anu Saxena

2nd Place: Cantaloupe Rice Pudding by Nisha

**Update: Original 1st place winner was disqualified after receiving note and verifying that recipe was copied from the internet. 1st place now goes to Anu Saxena and 2nd place now goes to Nisha.

Congratulations to both of you!!

Honeydew Melon Kulfi by Anu Saxena

Honeydew Melon Kulfi by Anu Saxena

Eggless Melon Cake by Prachi Agarwal

Eggless Melon Cake by Prachi Agarwal

Thank you to everyone else that also participated in the contest:

  • Monica Jain
  • Meghana
  • Maria
  • Bijal Samani
  • Saranjeet Kaur
  • Thangalakshmi
  • Jiya Lakhani
  • Zwiina Mariyam
  • Priyanka Saluja
  • Seema Sareen
  • Harshil
  • Alliha Raja
  • Nimisha Nohria
  • Ruaani Ahmad Baba
  • Vani
  • Dimpi Jain
  • Anna
  • Shruti Soumya Panigrahi
  • Payal Maheshwari
  • Jamie Flynn
  • Ashwini Bangaradka Musti
  • Renuka Swaroop
  • Roohi Manaf
  • Aakanksha Soni
  • Meenu Prakash
  • Priyanka Samaiya
  • Anjali
  • Hala Hassan
  • Barjish Sheikh
  • Divya Ravindran
  • Reena Rai
  • Francesca
  • Payal Maheshwari
  • Archana
  • Sujatha Natarajan
  • Fousiya Faizal
  • Mehar Banu
  • Payal Wattal
  • Wai Leng Loke (kelly)
  • Anu Saxena
  • Shauna Havey
  • Saranya Anand
  • Vienna
  • Sandhhya Raja
  • Fhami
  • Janani Koushik
  • Malvika Sharma
  • Gayathri Gupta
  • Prachi
  • Anusha
  • Yelena
  • Sonika Maheshwari
  • Hana Splichal
  • Shubha
  • Ramya Raman
  • Soumya
  • Priscilla
  • Harpreet Kaur
  • Nibedita
  • Anuradha
  • Bhavani Eswar
  • Srividhya Gopalakrishnan
  • Shreya

Contest 2014 June

For this month’s contest, I am looking for any type of recipe using melon fruit as the main ingredient.  The specific rules are the following:

  • It can be any type of Recipe (dessert, salad, drink, etc).
  • Melon should be main the ingredient. Examples of melon include watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, and others)
  • I will be judging on creativity and presentation.
  • It must be vegetarian and also egg-less.
  • Please submit only ONE recipe.

Here are some recipes I already have on my website using melons:

In general I will only consider recipes that I feel are complete in regards to ingredients, measurement, and instruction. From there I am looking for creativity and a recipe that my viewers would enjoy to prepare on their own. I will be judging on overall recipe and presentation also.

Below is my checklist:

  • Be Creative!
  • Ingredients should be listed with measurements.
  • Method must be explained clearly, so it’s easy to follow.
  • Please include your NAME along with the recipe (as you would like it to appear).
  • Search the web for ideas. There are many resources available.
  • Please send me a detailed recipe to contest@manjulaskitchen.com
  • You must also send original picture(s) of the recipe – do not simply grab a photo from the web. Otherwise your recipe will not be considered for entry.
  • The deadline is June 27th.
  • The winner will be featured on the homepage with the new recipe and a link to their website (if available).

1st Prize: $100 gift certificate from Amazon.com
2nd Prize: $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com

**Anyone can join this contest**