Contest 2013 October

Navratri festival has just begun this month starting from October 5th till October 14th. During this festival, the Hindu deity Durga is worshipped. As part of the celebration, many people avoid grains as way of cleansing and purification. Devotees also refrain from consuming onions, garlic, meat, and alcohol during this time. In observance of this festival, this month’s contest is to make a grain free recipe using either potato or taro root as the main vegetable.

The specific rules are the following:

  • You can do any type of recipe (appetizer, dessert, etc)
  • You have to use either Potato or Taro root as the main vegetable.
  • You may not use any grains in the recipe.
  • You may not use onion or garlic in 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
  • 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 October 27th.
  • 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
2nd Prize: $25 gift certificate from

**Anyone can join this contest**

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6 thoughts on “Contest 2013 October

  1. Navratri Reciepe for contest

    Sweet Potato Kheer

    Navratri is round the corner and give regular Sabudana Khichdi, Sabudana Vada a break and try this out very healthy and quick Sweet Potato Kheer. Its absolutely healthy one for Toddlers or kids.

    Preparation time : 10 mts
    Cooking time : 30 mts
    Serves : 2 people –

    1 Sweet Potato boiled
    1 1/2 cup Milk
    1/4 cup Sugar
    1/4 tsp Cardamom powder

    Boil sweet potato in a pressure cooker until 2 whistles.
    After potato is boiled, peel its skin and mash it up with potato masher.
    Take mashed potato in to a kadhai.
    To that add milk and sugar and mix well.
    Put it on a high heat and bring it to a boil.
    Then add cardamom powder, mix.
    Lower down the heat and simmer over medium heat for 10 mts.
    Serve hot or chilled!

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