Holi – The Festival of Colors Event RoundUp

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Holi is one of largest and probably the most exhilarating festivals in India. Though a Hindu religious festival, Holi is played by almost all communities and it is the festival of colors. It is to celebrate the arrival of spring and also for the good harvest. People throw colored powder and water at each other, the entire country gets immersed in colors of joy.

It is the festival of colors. This year, Holi will be celebrated on March 27, 2013. So, to be a part of this colorful festival we ta Cook Like a Bong hosted Holi – The Festival of Colors event. The event was sponsored by CupoNation, and two lucky winners will get Flipkart gift vouchers worth 1000 and 500 INR.

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How can an Indian festival go by without mentioning food. So, that here’s how I came up with the idea to host an event for food for Holi. The event theme was to prepare a dish inspired by the Holi festival and to portray the different colors in the plate. We received loads of recipes from many bloggers and non-bloggers from all over the world. You can see the entries below. Scroll down further to know who the lucky winners.

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The post from non-blogger, Anu are here:

Bread Gulab Jamun

Bread Gulab Jamun Recipe
Dessert, Indian
  
Ingredients
  • *Bread-6 slices(brown part removed)
  • *milk-5 or 6 tablsp
  • *cardamom-5
  • *sugar-half cup
  • *water-1 cup
  • *almonds/cashews(optional)
  • *oil
Directions
  • >Mix bread and milk to a consistency so that u can roll balls from it...If U want U can make bread to small crumbs 1st.dough should not be soggy
  • >make small balls,fry them in oil or ghee
  • >Boil water,sugar and crushed cardamom till it become syrup(dont make it too thick,once it cools it will get more thicker)
  • >remove syrup from heat,allow to cool,then add bread balls
  • >atleast keep it for 1hr,or refrigerate,garnish with thinly sliced almonds

Choco Cup Icecream

Choco Cup Icecream Recipe
Dessert, Indian
  
Ingredients
  • Disposable glass
  • *chocolate
  • *ice cream or whipping cream
  • *nuts,biscut crumbs,fruits or wafers...
Directions
  • Melt chocolate by double boiling or in oven
  • Pour to glass and spread evenly with a brush or spoon
  • Keep in freezer for at least 1 hr and make sure it is hardened enough before you take it out
  • With a knife,carefully separate glass and chocolate,again keep in fridge
  • By this time you can prepare filling, either ice cream or whipping cream
  • Fill your cup with anything of UR choice(nuts or biscuit) and finally top it up with ice cream

And, here are the winners for the Flipkart vouchers sponsored by  CupoNation.

1. Vijaylakshmi of Virunthu unna vaanga

2. Saraniya of Sara’s tasty buds

Both of you please send me an email to bengalicuisne[at]gmail[dot]com so that I can send you the vouchers.

 Thanks to all those who shared your wonderful recipes for this event.

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Christmas Baking Event RoundUp

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Holidays are in the air. And, what better way to celebrate this holiday season with some wonderful baked goods from your oven for your loved ones. Put on your oven mitts and get ready for a great  collection of Christmas baking recipes.

Thank you all for the lovely entries that you sent for the Christmas Event 2012. Here’s the round-up.

Amrita _ Eggless Whole Wheat Dinner rolls

Eggless Whole Wheat Dinner rolls from Sweet’n’Savoury by Amrita

Sharmistha_fish_cabbage

Baked Fish (Bhetki) on a bed of grated Cabbage  from CookaDoodledo by SGD
Priya_Eggless Banana Muffins

Eggless Banana Muffins from Enveetu Kitchen by Priya Srinivasan

 Apple crumble

Apple Pear Crumble from Confusion Cook by Deepali Jain
Deepika_Cake Pops

Cake Pops from My Life & Spice by Deepika

Classic Cupcake

Classic cupcakes from Ghar Ka Khana by Sheelu

Eggless Molten Lava Cake

Eggless Molten Lava Cake from Nivedhanams by Sowmya

chicken roast

Roast Chicken on a bed of vegetables, served with butter rice from

COOK-A-DOODLE-DO by SGD

banana cake

Banana Cake from COOK-A-DOODLE-DO by SGD

Priya_Chocolate Black Pepper Sable

Chocolate Black Pepper Sable from Enveetu Kitchen by Priya Srinivasan

Rasgulla Blackforest Cake

Rasgulla Blackforest Cake from Desi Fiesta by Manjula

Eggless Cappuccino Biscotti

Eggless Cappuccino Biscotti from Confusion Cook by Deepali

Brownie Tart

Brownie tart with chocolate pockets from Sweet’n’Savoury by Amrita

Elbow Pasta Tart

Elbow Pasta Tart  from Confusion Cook by Deepali

 Eggless chocolate beetroot cake

Eggless Chocolate Beetroot Cake with Chocolate Lacquer Glaze

 from Confusion Cook by Deepali

Mini Apple Pie

Mini Apple pie from Cook Like a Bong by Sudeshna and Kalyan

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Event Roundup – Tried and Tasted Recipes

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All thanks to Lakshmi and Mallika Basu for this wonderful event. The event was originally started by Zlamuska and now carried on by Lakshmi of Kitchen Chronicles. All my thanks to Lakshmi for letting me host this event. And, of course a many thanks to Mallika for letting us borrow her recipes. She is the proud author of Miss Masala (you can get the book from Flipkart and Amazon). Here’s the list of entries for this wonderful event:

Ksenia of Tales of a Spoon has sent us a Jeera aloo recipe.

The Goan Prawn Masala recipe comes from Swetha of Our Cherished World and the Goan Shrimp Masala from Denny of Oh Taste n See.

Talking about the most prized possession of the Bengali culinary art, Kankana Saxena of Sunshine & Smile has shared the recipe for Fish Curry in Bengali Style

How can we neglect the harvest of the winter season, Gobhi Matar comes from Anamika of Taste Junction.

Curry Leaf of TastyCurryLeaf has shared the recipe for Tamatar Shorba.

To end with a sweet note, here’s Usha of MySpicKitchen sharing the recipe for Bhapa Doi, Bengali Cheese Cake

You can find the original links to Mallika’s Quick and Easy Indian Cooking blog down here:

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