Wednesday, March 26, 2008

And the Award Goes to .....

I started the idea of awarding the recipes , because I was feeling that such wonderful creation should not go unnoticed . Also I see so many variation and creativity with cooking, presenting and describing the recipes which basically inspired me for the idea of awarding recipes. Cooking is an art and as just one category was not enough to judge it , I basically choose 3 to have winners with. It was my first experience with voting and awarding , I was little skeptical about the response . But all of you made it success , though some choose to don't vote, I don't know why ? I genuinely hope that from now on you will not forget to vote with the roundup comment section.

Without taking much of your time, Here are the Winners...

The best Presented Recipe

Most Authentic Recipe
Most creative Recipe
Well, for first two categories we didn't had any tough competition ,as the winners got fairly high votes then their competitors . For third category many of your voted for different dishes made by me, and I think, Mediterranean Eggplant soup is the deserving among them. I was reluctant to award myself for this competition, but as the rule says the most voted should be winner
, in future my recipes will be excluded from the competitions, somehow I find it little awkward :D and funny :p too , to award my own recipes. After all I started this award things to spread this word of love for you and your talent so you deserve it the most. Also I never thought you might be liking my recipes to this extend ;) , otherwise I might have thought of making that rule earlier . I am proud to get this place in your heart ,and I will try to keep this blog alive up to your expectations.

Thank you all , and a big round of applause :~ for all the winners including me :D .

Check out rules of VoW-Bittergourd and logo here. The last date for which is 15th April 2008. Send your entries soon ,and make your heart sweet with bitter gourd :) .

Did you check this lovely pink color of my drink :p???

Monday, March 17, 2008

VoW -Brinjal Round Up, An award and Voting begins today for VoW-Brinjal.

Do you remember , when we were in KG classes all students have one common favorite teacher who is most affectionate and little soft hearted towards all kids . I remember , my favorite teacher in kinder garden used to protect me from a naughty boy in a class who was sitting next to me. He used to tease me by telling me that he would eat my lunch box :( . I used to complain about him to teacher and that loving lady was keeping me by her side for the rest of all time in class. I was feeling so protected and pampered by having my favorite teacher around me . Its all about her loving me which made me feel like her even more . Many times I presented her my most favorite chocolate coz I was thinking that's the only thing people on this earth loves the most :O . And she lovingly accepted it all the time , even without giving me the slightest idea that the chocolate is the not something everyone likes the most :p.

Well, not always we are lucky enough to have such nice people around us, but if they are somewhere around , I feel myself lucky and protected too. Asha, is one such lady :k. I can see , everyone loves her the same way and I am not an exception to that. Above that she is a great fan of Eggplant/brinjal and that inspired me to give her something special for with this VoW -Brinjal round up :). I would love to dedicate this round up to her and this little gift is for you lovely Asha.

With this round up of the VoW -Brinjal I would also like to announce some new features which will be a part of all the events from now on .They are Awards - just a token of your achievement , creativity and presentation. All you have to do is to leave vote for your favorite entry from the round up,specifying for which category you are voting.
Comment section will be moderated till the last date of voting . Voting will start from the date of round up to one week after that .(i.e. For this week it will start from today that is 17th march to march 24 . ) Results will be declared in the next week . ) And the winners will be presented a nice logo as a symbol of their creativity in cooking.
The award will be presented in 3 categories, one for each.

  1. The most Creative recipe

  2. The most Authentic recipe / Traditional recipe

  3. The best presented recipe( by picture shown here).

You can Start voting for it from now ,Please mention for which category you are voting. Those comments will not be displayed for now till 24th . To display or hide your identity while voting is your choice.

Now , without taking much of your time , the round up is here for you all...





Eggplant as Starter &Soup
Mirch baingan by Asha
Eggplant fry by Divya
Beguni by Swati
Spicy chickpeas in eggplant "purse" by Gattina ( Not only recipe ,Check it out for her wonderful photography too )
Brinjal Fry by Mythreyee
Vaingan Bhajjille by Nanditha
Eggplant Salad by Swapna
Mediterranean Eggplant Soup by Pooja
Eggplant as Side dish
Brinjal Raita by Cham.
Eggplant cream by Chriesi
Vankaya Tomato Pachchadi by Suma
Baba ghanoshu By dhivya K



Eggplant as Main course(Gravy/curry)
Stuffed Brinjal by Rupa
Brinjal curry by Divya
Kathrikai Puli by Jayashree
Brinjal Gothsu By Vandana
Gutti Vanakaya koora by Laavanya.
Brijnal Bhajji by Usha
Badane ennegai by Sia
Brinjal curry with peanuts by Dhivya
Khandeshi Vangyache Bharit by Meera
Badane Masala by Sushma
Exquisite eggplant by Uma
Brinjal Daal by Lavanya
Bagara Baingan by Trupti
Ringan Bateka Methi Tuver nu Shaak by MS
Floating Brinjals by Anu
Eggplant Potato curry by Kalai
Kathrikai pitla by Sowmya
Kathrikai pitla curry by Deepa
Fried Brinjals by Bhawana
Brinjal Masala by Rina
Ringan Methi nu Shaak(eggplant- fenugreek leaves curry) by Pooja
Chana Baingan curry by Pooja
Spicy spring onion with eggplant by Pooja
Quick Baingan with Coriander by Pooja
Baingan Bhartha(Ringana no olo) by Pooja
Brinjal coriander leaves curry by Mythreyee
Grilled eggplant curry by Madhushree
Eggplant fry by Sudha

Eggplant as Dinner dish/One dish Meal with Eggplant
Vangi Bhat By archy.
Katrikaai (brinjal) Rice By EC.
Eggplant parmigiana By Saswati
Eggplant parmesan with penne By Ranjeetha
Sichuan Aubergine By Zlamushka
Eggplant parmesan By HC
Eggplant Pizza By Pooja


Next Vegetable of the week is Bitter gourd, last date for which is 15th April 2008. I will post the logo for VoW- Bitter gourd and badges for the winner for " VoW - Brinjal " in a day or two.


Keep on voting ends on 24th march 2008 . Vote for your favorite entry without missing category for which you are voting. Have happy week ahead, will get back to you soon. Till then have a happy time, enjoy the round up , and Bitter gourd lovers be ready to cook something nice again :) .


Update:
Kajal who is famous for her recipes with step by step pics , sent me this pictures few days back , with the idea that I would like to see this and told me that with her busy schedule she cant make it to participate in this month but she remembered to click this wonderful pic for all of us , when she visited a Farm last week and saw this. That's so lovely of you Kajal :) . Thanks a lot for sharing it. (Click on the Image for large view. )
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