Sweet Celebration – Roundup & Winners!

sweet celebration-roundupHere’s the roundup that everyone has been waiting for! We received a lot of deliciously sweet entries, each of them so great it was hard to choose just 2 winners! However, we finally have winners in the Indian and Non-Indian category. The judging was based on originality, execution, instructions and presentation. But each entry was a winner in itself, so please enjoy the recipes below, as I am sure they will serve you well. Thanks so much to everyone for participating, and now on to the roundup!

Once again, thanks to Awesome Cuisine for sponsoring this contest, and each winner will receive a cash prize of $25.

Non Indian Sweets

Oat Fruit & Nut Bars – Pan Gravy kadai Curry
French Macarons with Chocolate – Parita’s Kitchen
Carrot-Fig-Walnut Muffins – Zomt Bakes
Vietnamese Coconut Flan – Priya’s Easy & Tasty Recipes
Mango Panna Cotta – Parita’s kitchen
Wine-Poached pears – eCurry
Pumpkin & Chocolate Bread pudding – Green Gourmet Giraffe
Red Agar Agar – Test With Skewer
Honey Cornflake cup – Stay at Home Mom
Nanaimo Bars – The Eclectic Cook
Strawberry tiramisu – Dhangitt’s Kitchen
Nammura hrisi – The Mad Chemist

Indian Sweets

Nankhatai – Cooking is Divine
Cassata Ice Cream Cake – Ramya Cooks
Anjeer Burfi – Sailaja’s Kitchen
Cross-Bred Chocolate Kesari – Pan Gravy Kadai Curry
Besan Burfi – Priya’s Easy & tasty Recipes
Apple Rabadi – Apple Crumbles
Rose Coconut Laddus – Malaysian Delicacies
Kesar Malai Pedas – My Kitchen’s Aroma
Kaju-Pista-Badam Burfis – Ramya Cooks
Boondi Laddu – Sumi’s Kitchen
Raagi Khoosh – Shanthi’s Cookbook
Shahi Tukde – Sailaja’s Kitchen
Vatalya Daliche Laddoo – Cooking Good Food
Gulab Jamuns – A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine
Adhirasam – Foodielicious
Kaju Rolls – Green is My Valley
Rasmalai – Passionate About Baking
Kalakand – Hot n Sweet Bowl
Kaju Katli – My Diverse Kitchen
Kaju Roll – Kalyani’s Kitchen
Kesar Badam Semiya Kheer – Curry in Kadai
Kheer-Rice Pudding – Chef in You
Rava Laddus – Kalyani’s Kitchen

And Now for the Winners! After a lot of deliberation, we decided that the 2 recipes below deserved to be a little above the rest because of their originality of concept and of course, the execution of the same.

sweet celebration-roundupApple Rabadi (Indian category) – A classic twist to an old-time favorite Rajathani Rabadi recipe; deliciously flavored here with milk, apples, cardamom & cinnamon

sweet celebration-roundupNanaimo Bars (Non-Indian category) – A traditional 3-tiered dessert bar that entices you with a combination of chocolate, custard and a nutty crumb layer.

Congratulations to both the winners, and thanks to everyone else for making this event such a huge success. The winners will be notified by email within this week.


  1. I can't believe it! Everyone had such GREAT recipes. What a great group and I'm SO glad I didn't have to pick a winner.

  2. thanks folks! yes, every recipe was a inner, but I had to pick 2:(

    glad everyone got a chance to celebrate sweetness:)

  3. Thank you so much for picking the Nanaimo Bars recipe! But I have to say that I think the best part about this contest is the list of wonderful new recipes for me to try. Especially the Indian sweets, which I don't have a lot of experience with cooking.

  4. great round up.Congratulations to the winners.THose recipes really deserve it.

  5. Thanks for bringing together lots of delicious recipes – it must have been a hard job to judge them – am quite hungry as I visit these recipes

    BTW Could you please amend the name of my dessert to read 'Pumpkin and Chocolate Bread Pudding'

  6. Excellent roundup..COngrats to Winners, they truly deserve it..

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