Contest of the Month


Contest 2014 April

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For this month’s contest, I thought a fresh fruit salad would be a great way to start the spring season.  The specific rules are the following:

  • Fruit Salad can consist of any type of fruit.
  • You may use vegetables in the salad, but fruits should be main ingredients.
  • Salad must be served with a homemade dressing. Be sure to include recipe for the dressing.
  • 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.

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 April 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 March Winners

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I received a lot of entries for march – it was great to see many newcomers. There were many good snack ideas and I enjoyed reviewing all the entries. Here are the winners this month and the top five entries. Congratulations to the winners and all participants:

1st Place: Moong Dal Fingers by Jyoti

2nd Place: Broccoli Pakora by Anandhi Ram

Congratulations to both of you!!

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

  • Sushma K
  • Shruti Soumya Panigrahi
  • Rani Acharyulu
  • Rachna Jaiswal
  • Mrs. Home Maker
  • Anubhav Rastogi
  • Carol Gomes
  • Aayushi
  • Robbie
  • Hidemi Walsh
  • Donna Windham
  • Saijusadanandan
  • Lislawren
  • Sagarika Sadhukhan
  • Shikta Mishra
  • Laxmi Cirisanagandla
  • Asheera ershad
  • Zanobiya
  • Swathi
  • Priya Ramesh
  • Sriya Saha
  • Bhagyashree
  • Vidhya
  • Sana Hurzuk
  • Vrinda Mahesh
  • Bhama Narayanan
  • Kajal Nagpal
  • Andrea Taylor
  • Melanie Booth
  • Manoj Kumar Pal
  • Pooja Srivastava
  • Kalpana Patnaik
  • Palak Panchal
  • Babitha
  • Rameshwari Bansod
  • Rehana Khambaty
  • Barbara Baseggio
  • Saranya Anand
  • Durga R
  • Bishnupriya
  • Rozy Jain
  • Amrita Sasane
  • Sonika Maheshwari
  • Priyanka Jain
  • Sahaana Chandran
  • Akshata Ghatikar
  • Prachi Agarwal
  • Jaya Chaubey
  • Priscilla
  • Vaishali Agte
  • Shweta Soni
  • Bhavani madhu
  • Sumees Culinary
  • Padmini Pappu
  • Pallavi Nahata
  • Chitra
  • Sandeep
  • Rakhee M
  • Piyusha Pilania
  • Vinita Dhaka
  • Shilpa Kanthalia
  • Sapna Mehta
  • Mitoshi Saha
  • Swathi Poondla
  • Aarti Sharma
  • Teena
  • Suresh Choudhary
  • Amit

Contest 2014 March

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This month, we celebrate Holi, which is the festival of colors. During this festival, the host generally offers dry snacks to guests. So the contest this month is to create any type of Dry Snack/Appetizer recipe. The specific rules are the following:

  • It can be any type of dry Snack/Appetizer
  • 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.

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 March 26th.
  • 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 February Winners

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All the dessert recipes that you submitted looked great. Thank you for participating and sharing them with me. Here are the two winners that I selected at random from the entries. Congratulations to both of you.

1st Place: Harish Arora (baklava Roll)

2nd Place: Aarti Sharma (Gajar Ka Halwa)

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

Contest 2014 February

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For the contest, I thought something sweet this month would be nice as Valentine’s Day is coming up. All you have to do is a share a recipe photo of any one of my dessert recipes on facebook that you have made at home. Please tag my Manjula’s Kitchen Page on the photo. Alternatively, you can also email the photo if not using facebook.

Two winners will be selected randomly from all the submissions.

Below is my checklist:

  • Take a photo of any one of my dessert recipes and share the photo on facebook (be sure to tag my Facebook page).
  • If you are unable to use facebook, you can also email your photo to contest@manjulaskitchen.com. Please send your name along with photo.
  • The deadline is February 28th.
  • The winner will be featured on the homepage 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 January Winners

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There were a good number of entries for January contest and many sent baked versions of the classic samosa recipe which was great. In fact, both top two entries I selected were baked samosas. There were other unique variations like pizza which was interesting. I enjoyed reviewing all the entries. Here are the winners this month and the top five entries. Congratulations to the winners and all participants:

1st Place: Money Bag Baked Samosas with Savory Pongal Filling by Adelina Srinivasan

2nd Place: Samosa Tokri Chat by Dipti Joshi

Congratulations to both of you!!

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

  • Janvi
  • Bhakti
  • Ria
  • Maitreyee Pandit
  • Sagarika
  • shruti soumya panigrahi
  • Allicens Chandler
  • Meenakshi Kapur
  • Hidemi Walsh
  • Aparna Anurag
  • Richa Gupta
  • Srividhya
  • Gia
  • Neelam Sutar
  • Rangadevi dasi
  • Priyanka Tyagi
  • Jiya Dixit
  • Kiran Jain
  • Mita Rana
  • Richa Gupta
  • Bharti ben Patel
  • Nayana Mukundan
  • Nav Sidhu
  • Richa Agarwal
  • Payal Pancholi
  • Priyank shukla
  • Neetu Sharma
  • Priscilla J
  • Akhilesh Kumar
  • Samantha Reddy
  • Randhir Damley
  • Nobuko Yamashita
  • Esha Kothari
  • Nibedita
  • Emily M. Walsh

Contest 2014 January

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To start off the New Year, this month’s contest to make a variation of my Samosa recipe. For example, you can create different outer shapes and change the inside filling content. A good example is Samosa Pinwheels recipe. The specific rules are the following:

  • You must do a variation of my Samosa recipe.
  • Examples of variations include making different shapes and inside filling.
  • 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.
  • The deadline is January 26th.
  • 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 2013 December Winners

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I hope everyone had a great holiday break and a very happy New Year. There were a lot of entries for December which were all really good. It was really difficult to narrow down the selection to five entries only. I wish I could select all the recipes, but here are the winners this month and the top five entries. Congratulations to the winners and all participants:

1st Place: Vanilla Panna Cotta with Orange Gelee by Maitreyee

2nd Place: Whole Wheat Carrot Walnut Date Cake by Shilpa

Congratulations to both of you!!

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

  • Amber Saleem
  • Bharti ben Patel
  • Rangadevi dasi
  • Currysutra
  • Rajesh Karthikeyan
  • Ami Patwari
  • Juliana Palmcook
  • Maya Vuppala
  • Anamika Sachdeva
  • Ayesha Banu
  • Shannon Li
  • Arthii Vijayakumar
  • Zev Winicur
  • Anu Saxena
  • Rameshwari Bansod
  • Dimple
  • Seema Mehta
  • Vedika Luthra
  • Divya Ravindran
  • Nisha Saraogi
  • Sabina Biju
  • Pragati Verma
  • Sahaana Chandran
  • Nibedita
  • Dipti Joshi
  • Saurabh Aggarwal
  • Mir Ali
  • Vijaya

Contest 2013 December

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The holiday season is in full swing so this month’s contest is to make a holiday egg-less dessert recipe.

The specific rules are the following:

  • The recipe must be a dessert recipe.
  • You may use any ingredients for 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.
  • The deadline is December 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 2013 November Winners

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I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving last week. I enjoyed reading all the things everyone is thankful for this year. Thank you for sharing them with me. Here are the two winners that I selected at random from the posts. Congratulations to both of you.

1st Place: Snygg

2nd Place: Bhawya

Thank you to everyone else that participated in the contest.