Friday, May 3, 2013

Winners: Street Food / Dhaba Food and Giveaway

Its here! I finally have the winners of the Street Food | Dhaba Food Recipe and Giveaway @ Annarasa ~ Essence of Food. Let me begin with a hearty Thank You to each and every one who participated in this Food Event and sent in all those delicious recipes. I received a total number of 70 recipe entries - 69 of which were collected via Inlinkz on the Contest Page and one that I received via email from a non-blogger. After a review of these entries and adding together the additional possibilities for entries via Twitter and Google Connect as per the rules, I used Random.Org to generate the two winning entries.

I would like to begin with guest posting the recipe sent to me by Jeeja Jaison who sent in the delectable recipe of Fruit Chaat. You can find her at her FB page: Manna N Quail. Here is what Jeeja writes:

Fruit chaat is delicious and simple to prepare street food in North India. This chaat is a blend of spices and assorted fruits based on seasonal availability.
Fruit chaat is a great way to eat fruits anytime. This dish is packed with nutrients and is also low in calories.

1 orange peeled and sectioned
1 apple peeled and cubed
1 banana sliced
1 cup cucumber peeled and cubed
1/2 cup pineapple cubed
4-5 strawberries sliced
4-5 grape  tomatoes
Few mint leaves for garnish

2 tsp chaat masala
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1.5 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds powder
1/4 tsp black salt

In a large bowl, combine all the sliced fruits, cucumber and tomato together. Add lemon juice and toss well. Add chaat masala, chilli powder, black salt and mix well so as to get a balance of sweet, spicy and tangy flavours. Serve cold with a garnish of mint leaves and roasted cumin powder.

You can use any fruit that you like and adjust the spiciness as per your taste.
Do visit her FB Page to enjoy more recipes from her!!
Now on to the all the lovely recipes that I received for the event ~ if you have not already visited the wonderful entries posted for this event, do stop by at Food Event: Your Favourite Street Food | Dhaba Food and Giveaway at my blog  to view links to recipes that you will enjoy. Do visit participants blogs to share some blog love:)
And now for the winners - a hearty congratulations to:
  1. Priya Anandakumar @ Yummy Foods - Priya's Virundhu. Recipe: Medhu Pakoda 
  2. Linsy Patel @ Home Cook Food. Recipe: Soy Manchurian
Winners kindly email me at annarasa[@] to confirm your email so that I can forward your well earned egift vouchers to you. 

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  1. i love chaats...not a fruit chaat person though, but this does look lovley

  2. Hi Apu,
    I am so excited and happy, thank you very much for selecting me as one of the winners. It was a wonderful event and really fun to participate it. Thanks a lot.

  3. Congratulations to the winners and thanks for sharing the recipe as well.

  4. stopped by to see this stunning blog...happy to follow you :)


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