Contest of the Month

Contest 2017 February Winners

It was a real pleasure to do the monthly contest again after couple of years. I asked for a healthy appetizer and you all really delivered some delicious and healthy recipes. I enjoyed reviewing all the entries, but there were too many good ones. It really did take me some time to choose the winners this month. Here are the top three entries. Congratulations to the winners and all participants:

1st Place: Crispy Quinoa Spinach Patties by Aarti Sharma
I liked this recipe because not only is it healthy, but also easy to prepare.

1st Runner Up: Stuffed Mushrooms with Tomatoes and Oats by Dhara Shah
This was a beautiful presentation, very tempting, and no fuss appetizer.

2nd Runner Up: Baked Moong dal Kachori by Khalid Shaikh
This recipe looks very tempting also, especially as many are trying to avoid fried food.

Congratulations to all three of you!!

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

  • Sasi K
  • Jyoti Moghe
  • Prachi Mishra
  • Sharada Tiwari
  • Kellie
  • Jennifer Walters
  • Shab
  • FaNay
  • Asha Sharma
  • Mukund
  • Shivang Bhatnagar
  • Yoshiharu Sogi
  • Ketaki Toye
  • Chris Morrill
  • Divya Rajesh
  • Mrs Kalaimathi Rajesh
  • Nikita Kale
  • Navneetha
  • Soumya Komuravelli
  • Kelly
  • Lakshmi Aggarwal
  • Jay
  • Poornima Shandilya
  • Lubna
  • FN
  • Vaishali Leuva
  • Rajesh Karthikeyan
  • Poonam Bachhav
  • Darshana Shah
  • Donna-Marie Ryan
  • Vandana
  • Ayushi Garg
  • Karkuzhali Praveen
  • Dr.Farhat
  • Madhavilatha Jonnadula
  • Uma Pandit
  • Sundari Nathan
  • Madhavilatha Jonnadula
  • Drashti Dholakia
  • Garima Tyagi
  • Meena Mohan
  • Mansi Kamboj Verma
  • Richa Jain
  • bhakti pande
  • deepu krishnan
  • ruchi srivastava
  • Pavithra M Adiga
  • Divya Ravindran
  • Hidemi Walsh
  • Mamatha Gampa
  • Geetha Ss
  • Suguna Shivananda
  • Aarti Sojitra
  • Sapna Nichani
  • Upasana Bir
  • Pratibha Veerisetty
  • Nitesh Agrawal
  • padmalatha padmalatha
  • nimi haroon
  • Rejani Deepu
  • Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan
  • megha patil
  • Bhavya
  • Smitha H
  • Jyoti Jain
  • Priyanka Patil
  • Aayushi Manish

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Contest 2017 February: Healthy Appetizer

The contest is back again at Manjula’s Kitchen!! It has been a few years since I’ve done the contest, but I would like to try it again. I really enjoy seeing what my viewers are able to come up with and hope this will encourage more people to think outside the box and experiment in their kitchen. See below for details on the contest for this month:

Specific Rules for this Month

  • The recipe must be a recipe for a Healthy Appetizer.
  • You may use any ingredients for the recipe, as long as it can be considered a healthy appetizer (no deep frying, not too much sugar, etc)
  • It must be vegetarian and also egg-less.
  • Please submit only ONE recipe.

General Guidelines

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.

Submission Details

  • 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 February 25th, 2017.
  • The winner will be featured on the homepage with the new recipe and a link to their website (if available).

1st Prize: $150 gift certificate from Amazon.com
1st Runner up: $75 gift certificate from Amazon.com
2nd Runner up: $75 gift certificate from Amazon.com

**Anyone can join this contest**


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Contest 2014 December Winners

There were many many recipes sent for the December contest. It took a long time to review all of them and I truly appreciate all the hard work you all put into making these recipes. As tough as it was, I narrowed the entries down to these top five recipes. Congratulations to the winners and to all participants:

1st Place: Cranberry-Walnut White Fudge by Anandhiram

2nd Place: Fusion Delight by Hetal Malde

Congratulations to both of you!!

Fusion Delight Recipe by Hetal Malde

Fusion Delight by Hetal Malde

Sabrin's Date Choco Fudge Recipe by Sabrin

Sabrin’s Date Choco Fudge by Sabrin Osman Sattar

Thank you to everyone else that also participated in the contest:
  • Gyanayatan
  • Payal Shukla
  • Aditi
  • Madhur Jain
  • Priscilla
  • Pooja K
  • Swathiamarendra
  • Rajesh Sharma
  • Kaleena Soorma
  • Indira
  • Megha Sharma
  • Adelina Srinivasan
  • Poonam N Narkhede
  • Anu Kollon
  • Sandra Dombek
  • Pavithra M.adiga
  • Hema Bhatt
  • Archana Pai
  • Sam
  • Suryaasija
  • Kanwaljeet Chhabra
  • Manju Vinod
  • Rangadevi
  • Ayusi Das
  • Padmasini
  • Umi Patel
  • Sunita Raghav
  • Kalpana Tatwal
  • Mizna Jaseem
  • Sudha Ramanathan
  • Melanie Booth
  • Bhavesh Jaglan
  • Riddhi Rasalawala
  • Jagpreet Saini
  • Connee Sheckler
  • Vedika
  • Jamuna Somani
  • Bijal Shah
  • Priyanka
  • Priyamvada
  • Namratha Dikkala
  • Vinita
  • Arpita Nath
  • Mifra Haleem
  • Hidemi Walsh
  • Supriya Gupta
  • Shweta
  • Minu Hariharan
  • Jinaljain
  • Trish
  • Falie Dusara
  • Rida Kamaal
  • Ramyavem28
  • Raashi Khurana
  • Nick Kokoshis
  • Divya S.raj
  • Hafsahhaleem
  • Indumati
  • Bharathi
  • Shamsheeda
  • Niharika Jangid
  • Proma
  • Nadira Ibrahim

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Contest 2014 December

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 28th.
  • 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**

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Contest 2014 November Winners

Thank you for sharing what you are most thankful for. I enjoyed reading all the entries posted on the forum page. Here are the two winners that I selected at random from the posts. Congratulations to both of you.

1st Place: soniya_ag

2nd Place: shalu.physio

Thank you to everyone else that participated in the contest.

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