….and winner is….for Culinary Smackdown Battle Zucchini Time.

…end of the run, only one can be a winner and how hard it is to select one among many best.
When I started the competition, thought to follow the thumb rule, order all you guys, followed by request, cajole then beg….but believe I didn’t proceed after 2nd rule, would have helped for more spread of words!. Anyway thanks folks for taking effort to cook for this event and sending it thro’. Never thought 9 recipes will be submitted, it was fun to sit down and get into each and everyone’s recipe and select one. Can’t believe I’m judging a cookery competition fantastic feeling it is, though I laugh at it sometimes, you already know I’m still an amateur cook! 
Here are the recipes in the order of submission and added one special thing I liked in the recipe
Una carbonara speciale from Ely’s Nella cucina di Ely – addition of saffron in pasta is interesting!
Fruit nut palooza zucchini cake  from Devaki’s Weave Thousand Flavour, olive oil  and spices in cakes can get me down on my knees! 
Zucchini Fritters from Akheela’s Torview like the Indian flavour there!
Makkai ka zucchini from Deepika of My Life and spice, use of corn meal healthy version!

Ridge gourd and egg delight from Priya Sreeram of Bon Appetite, never had egg with veggies, it’s interesting!
Zucchini bread with toasted almonds from Nutan of Rice N Spice, liked addition of cinnamon and nutmeg in bread!
Zucchini pineapple ginger cupcake with maple cream cheese frosting from Zesty South Indian Kitchen,  maple cream cheese yum!
Zucchini banana bread from Treat and Trick, banana in it perfect for breakfast!
Zucchini kefta from My Tasty Treat never thought of making kefta with Zucchini !
And Now The WINNER you would have already guessed, it is Fruit nut palooza zucchini cake  from Devaki’s Weave Thousand Flavour. Congrats Devaki! send me your address, your gift is waiting to be despatched :) 
Congratulation all others as well. Wish to send you all those gifts packs may be next time will try to be more generous ha ha ..but will try all ur recipes soonish!
Now it is turn for Devaki to host the event for June, so lets tune in to see what theme she comes up with.
Catch you all in next post till then ciao from still sunny and beautiful Jyvaskyla, Finland!

PS: apologies for using all ur pic’s without permission..hope it is ok with you guys! If not let me know, shall remove it! 


  1. An Open Book says:

    oh shucks…i was just gonna message and ask u if it was too late to submit my entry :(
    so sorry babes, my blog anniv ended up bein on the 29th and dint have a choice but to wait…
    next time u host an event im totally in…
    thats a neat bunch of recipes u have there..yummm

  2. Anna Johnston says:

    Congratulations Devaki & apologies to Ananda dear – I cooked up a Zucchini dish (I’ll blog about it one day) for this competition but didn’t get it into you. I have been so busy during May moving house & getting into the swing of living over a different side of town (I know, excuses, excuses huh) – but I’ve suitably chastised myself & will eagerly be looking out for what Devaki comes up with, so I can get into this fun competition.
    OK., enough excuses from Anna :) – fabulous competition & judging Ananda :)
    Have an awesome week my friend :)

  3. Ushnish Ghosh says:

    Dear Ananda
    How are you? Congrats to you for this great success and best wishes to all participants. I got great recipes from here, thanks to you
    Have a nice day

  4. Catherine says:

    That must have been so difficult for you to choose a winner, Ananda. They all look fabulous! Well done to all the entrants 😀 and congratulations Devaki!

  5. Devaki says:

    Ananda – you are adorable and THANKS to you. I appreciate your choosing my recipe among such a talented group of fellow bloggers and a delish parade of dishes! Much appreciated :)

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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