The Winning Story

There is a complaint that I am not posting about indian cooking much for long time...Its time to relieve the blame that made on me..I got a call to take part in cookery contest for rotary conference that held in chennai trade center....I didnt ask any further detail and planned to go ahead with a dish...Later the concern caught me in person "Are you going to cook Sangakala unavu?"..I just looked back to confirm if she is asking only me....I raised my brows and she explained It should not be any dish,only the ancient food...
So,I need to do cook the dishes with the limited ingredients which was available in BC's...Its must be with Brown Rice,Hand pound Rice(Kai kuthal Arisi),Kavuni Arisi(Black Rice),Ragi,Whole Wheat............


                             I have chosen the theme to make all the three southern states of ancient breakfasts that is made in clay pot(Man Panai)....I have heard many times about karnataka modhee from my grand mother,She explains this interesting breakfast for workers how they made it in karnataka on her childhood days....From there,I got the modhee procedure...For Kerala,I choosed kelvargu Puttu,which is easy and breezy and my favourite one..And for the last, our Thai Tamil nadu breakfast,Kai Kuthal Arisi Modagam Sweet/Sour dishes which i got from Aachi(chettiyar aunty),Mogana Kalavai(Ancient Sambar) and Karupatti Kapi.....


And One more Category of any healthy drink....I chosed to make Herbal Sip which is made out of 5 kinds of green leaves....I really had a big time doing the whole process....I geared up my friends(ya,the real ones) and my husband to help me....One of my friend helped me to search on sangakala unavu source,the other helped me to take care of hansika and the other took care of my american guest....I had put my mind off  on all these issues except getting done for the contest.....

There goes my final breathe for the contest,I won it on both the categories......Appa,Alai Vidugna...I felt as such when i won.Though it was tough,I luved the whole experience trying new dishes on Ancient (Healthy) Ingredients for last 20 days..I enjoyed every bite of other contestants dishes too(still relishing it).....It really took a new turn in my cooking...Sure,I am going to post all the winning recipes soon and also would luv to cook more of our ancestors healthy dishes....

59 comments:

  1. Thats cool,congrats on the win and you look good in saree...!

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  2. Wow..! congrats priya..thats a very happy news.. :)

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  3. Congratulations Priya. I love all those Mann Patharams. Looking forward for the recipes.

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  4. Congrats Priya for the win. And best wishes for more of such victories.

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  5. All your hard work paid off...you owe me one(u know what)!

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  6. Congrats on the win... keep up the good work..
    Reva

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  7. Congrats n hugs Priya..wish you many many more such beautiful achievements to come :)


    US Masala

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  8. Congrats Priya... and wish you many more victories. Keep rocking as ever.

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  9. Congrats Priya...LOL at your reaction..Aala vidunga :)

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  10. congrats priya...
    Wish u more success to come :)

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  11. Congratsssss dear :) You always rock.. Dishes lan super traditional and new to me. Waiting for the recipes :)

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  12. congrats priya....manpaatharam samayal is great ....

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  13. Congrads Priya! Your entries are Great and no wonder you won for it!

    Saree suits you!!

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  14. Congrads Priya! Your entries are great and no wonder you won for it!

    You looks Great in Saree!

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  15. Congrats Priya! Thats a lot of research there! Waiting 4 the delicious recipes!

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  16. hearty congratulations priya.lovely contest and u wud have worked out hrd.

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  17. Ur entries are truly marvellous,no wonder u won the contest, Congrats Priya..

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  18. Congrats priya, No wonder u won the competition..

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  19. hearty congrats... What a wonderful experience - thanks for sharing with us :)

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  20. Congrats dear !!! wish u more and more success !!!
    First time here..U have wonderful collection of recipes...Glad to follow u...

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for ur wonderful comments...

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  21. Congratulations, Priya! Wow, you're amazing. Btw, which one of them is you? The one in green in the middle? Thank you for stoping by my blog earlier and hope to hear from you more often. Have fun and enjoy your day & your winning. :o)
    Blessings, Kristy

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  22. Thanks Priya, for your lovely comment on my blog. Congrats, wish you more success in future. You have a wonderful space.

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  23. wow! love the items you chode priya. congrats! looking forward to the traditional sambhar recipe.

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  24. Thank you ,ladies.....I am excited with all ur wishes...
    @kristy...Thank you for ur blessings..I am the one in the green saree.

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  25. @Kamakshi Diamond
    I know...Its a treat. :) Will give u soooon

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  26. Congrats priya...You deserve it..Great to hear from you...You lost your weight too..i think so...

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  27. Priya,what an amazing trip of learning and showing off your skills :) You have made the food bloggers proud and I congratulate you on being a winner for this event.Thanks so much for sharing this event with the rest of us and also posting the picture :)I loved this post and look forward to the recipes now:)Keep it up!!!

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  28. Thanks for dropping by,you have awesome collection of recipes..Congrats for winning...

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  29. Hey many congrats,also thanks for encouraging a beginner like me....

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  30. Congrats Priya ...eagerly waiting for all the recipes ...Hope you all are feeling better now ..

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  31. Hi , Sorry I mistook you with another Priya ...that's why I asked u as Hope u all r feeling better now ...

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  32. Hearty congrats, Priya! Sounds like you shared a nutritious and delicious breakfast with drinks. Way to go girl!

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  33. Congrats. Looking forward to your winning recipes.
    Mimi

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  34. congrats Priya.For making all the healthy delicious breakfast dishes of all three states kudos.

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  35. A few cool awards are waiting for you in my blog, so check it out and collect from me.
    Aaha Oho

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  36. Congrats Priya, wishing you more of such accolades.

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  37. Congrats, the menu sounds incredible. You have put good effort to bring it down...very ethnic, authentic and incredible:)

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  38. Congrats on your victory. The dishes look very awesome.

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  39. congrats dear......
    keep rocking :)

    u look gr8 in saree....

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  40. wow, you are such a great cook, congrats.

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  41. This is Lovely, Priya! :) Sorry for the late comment here..missed the post :(

    Congrrrrrats!!!! :)

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  42. Congrats priya.You have selected very interesting dishes. Wish you many more good moments like this!

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