Posts Tagged ‘contest’


Appalu (Rice Flour Delicacy)

Appalu are one Authentic dish in Andhra Cuisine which are famous for their soft texture and color and of course not overly sweet. This is an item the whole family can relish and forces you to make again… I bet!.


Ari Pathal (Rice Pathal)

This bread is called Ari Pathal (Rice bread). This is my moms recipe (from Kerala) . It is normally served for breakfast or for snack, it can be eaten as it is or with potato masala curry or with chutney.


Butternut Squash & Almond Baked Crumble

Butternut Squash & Almond Baked Crumble is a comforting, warming supper and stands well on its own, without the need for any side dish. It is rich and creamy tasting and is full of goodness.



Butternut squash Badam Halwa

This is one the simple and yummy halwa that is easy to make and tastes great. The richness of the halwa comes from the almonds added to it. Also this halwa is almost healthy as it inculdes a large amount of veggie in it. It has less fat than the traditional badam halwa but tastes almost similar to it.


Butternut Squash Gnocchi in Coconut Curry Sauce

Butternut Squash Gnocchi in Coconut Curry Sauce is an Indian-Italian inspired fusion recipe. Italian cuisine is my favorite and this is an Indian twist to a classic Italian soft dumpling – gnocchi. Hope you enjoy!


Caramel-Pineapple Phirni

I love phirnis, but this time I wanted to make them with a twist using fresh pineapple chunks. I had some leftover fresh pineapple chunks and also home made caramel syrup, so I decided to combine both together to create this beautiful looking phirni, which is a rich and wonderful dessert. If you are a bit lazy or don’t prefer to make your own caramel syrup, you can definitely get a store bought one. This fruity rice phirni tastes amazing when they served chilled, but you can also enjoy them warm. Adding cream is completely optional.



Chilled Emerald Soup with Cheese Crackers

This Sweet Spicy Soup is a perfect accompaniment for a garden party starter or a refreshing drink on a summer day.


Chilli Coconut Burger with Peanut Relish

This is a completely innovative Fusion Burger dish with a blend of Indian and eastern flavors.


Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream with Crunchy Toppings

Recipe submitted by Priya Ravi This recipe is a delicious chocolate flavored coconut ice cream with crunchy toppings. I made this for my daughter who actually doesnt like coconut milk because she hates the strong aroma from the milk. I used coco powder to bring chocolate flavor and it truly did wonders. Though she recognized […]


Chocolate Mango Fudge

Tangy mangoes are very much in season these days and this rice preparation made with this seasonal fruit is worth trying. Chocolate Mango Fudge is exotic, flavorful, very colorful, easy to make and quick to serve. You can amaze your guests with this recipe. I prepared this recipe today and it turns out pretty good so here I am sharing this recipe with all of you.


Coconut Kulfi

Coconut Kulfi is a great take on the traditional kulfi. If you love coconuts, then this recipe is a must try.


Coconut Surprise!

This dessert comprises of coconut burfi with a tinge of pineapple flavour served with coconut ice-cream and topped with dark chocolate flakes.


Colorful Antipasti Bread

This Colorful Antipasti Bread is a delicious, beautiful, and most importantly fun bread to make!


Colorful Veggie Wrap

Recipe submitted by Dipti Joshi This colorful veggie wrap is my favorite lunch box item. One bite of it and your kids will crave for more. It tastes the same whether it’s served hot or cold. It does not contain any chilies. The tomato sauce used in this recipe may be replaced by pudina (mint) […]


Contest 2010 December Winners

Friday, December 24th, 2010

I decided for this month to choose the top 2 winners rather than the voting. We’ll continue next month again with voting. The winners are below: The first place winner is Ayeesha Riaz (the sponge looks great!) and the 2nd place goes to Sangeetha Jagan for a healthy treat. I would like to very much […]


Contest 2010 June Winners

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

I have to apologize about the late announcement of the winners for my June 2010 contest.  I just got back from an enjoyable vacation with my family, hence the delay! I have returned and faced a difficult decision in choosing the winners! After much consideration, the two winners I have selected are below: As I […]


Contest 2010 June Winners

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Thanks to your support, I’ve gained over 2,000 likes last month. I hope the numbers will continue as I have more exciting recipes coming up this year. I have selected two random winners from the list of people that added me to facebook. They are: 1st place: Debbie Icebergsewell 2nd place: Matthew Bennett Congratulations! Please […]


Contest 2010 May Winners

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

This was another tough month in choosing a winner. There were many great recipes, but ultimately, I had to choose only two out of all the great entries. Here are the winners. FIRST PLACE: Charu Nagi wins again two months in a row! This unique recipe is called Kale Carrot wrap. The full recipe is […]


Contest 2011 April

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

April’s contest will be a fresh spring appetizer using two or more of the following ingredients: carrot cucumber celery banana apple As usual, you will be judged on creativity, and presentation (in addition to the recipe as a whole). Most likely, I will be selecting the top two winners myself for this month. Below is […]


Contest 2011 April Winners

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

This month, some of you submitted recipes other than an appetizer so unfortunately I could not consider them. I was really looking for something that was also fresh, as opposed to fried. Here are the winners that I selected. Congratulations to both of you! 1st Place: Priyam Saharia (Wonton Cups with Spicy Carrot and Cheesy Apple Filling) […]