Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Roundup of Healing Foods - Banana.. The Winner is....

Here is the much awaited roundup of Healing Foods - Banana. I would like to thank Siri of Cooking with Siri for giving me the opportunity to host the event and Pritya books for sponsoring the giveaway. I didn't go wrong on choosing Banana as the theme to host for Healing Foods and am happy I selected that. I received 73 entries from 55 participants not including two entries from me. That was a lovely and great participation from all of you! Thank you!! 
Here comes the entries in the order I received..

1. Kamakshi from Sanctified Spaces sent Banana Stem Raitha
2. Aarthi of Yummy tummy sent Banana Fritters and Raw banana fry

3. Deepthi of Good food recipes sent Banana Coconut Crispy fry
5. Vaishnavi of Simple Vegetarian Recipes sent Banana Shikarni
6. Denny of Oh Taste N See sent Plantain chips and Banana Chocolate Chip Icecream

7. Dhyuthi of Melange sent Vazhakoombu Vanpayar Thoran
8. Uma Shankar of Jaya's recipe sent Banana Dosa
9. Ramya of Hot from my Oven sent Banana Pecan Breakfast Muffin
10. Shylaja of South Indian Recipes sent Vazhakkai Podimas
11. Sunanda of Sunanda's Kitchen sent Muskmelon Banana Smoothie
12. Khushi of A Girl's Diary sent Bancake and Lychee Banana Sunrise Mocktail
13. Lata Raja of Flavours & Tastes sent Vazhakkai Podimas
14. Gayathri of Gayathri's Cook Spot sent Eggless Banana drop cookies

15. Mahi Arun of Mahi Arun's Kitchen sent Plantain Eriseri, Banana Walnut Cake and Pazha Kachayam
16. Deeksha of Dee's Kitchen sent Banana Orange Smoothie
17. Sravani of Srav's Culinary Concepts sent Banana Icecream
18. Chitra and Dibs of Chitra Amma's Kitchen sent Vazhai podi
19. Vardhini from Vardhini's Kitchen sent Plantain Podimas
21. Kalyani of What's Cooking sent Banana Stem Curry
22. Kaveri of Palakkad Chamayal sent Nendram Pazham Payasam/Nendram Pazham in Coconut Milk

23. Alessandra of Only Recipes sent Banana Flower Salad
24. Nirmala of Nirmala's Kitchen sent Eggless Banana Bread
25. Sameeja of Experiments with Taste sent Pazham curry
26. Mugdha of Cooking Fundas sent Ripe Banana Fritters
27. Sangeetha of Typical Indian Cooking sent Red Banana Roast
28. Rajani of Kitchen Trials sent Cool Cool Milkshake and Yum Yum Breakfast
29. Priti of Indian Khana sent Plantain Stir Fry
30. Anu of Anu's Healthy Kitchen sent Quick Banana Bread Pudding and Healthy 10 minute Banana bread

31. Shy of Shy's Kitchen Chronicles sent Easy Peasey Banana Bhujiya
32. Amy from Savory Moments sent Banana and Pineapple sage smoothie
33. Raven from Cook Eat Delicious sent Banana Crumb Muffins
34. Zareena of My Experiments with Food sent Banana Coconutty Almond Cake and Vazhachund Thoran
35. Binitha of Your Tastefully sent Pazham Pori
36. Vimitha of My Culinary Trial Room sent Muskmelon Banana Smoothie
37. Gopika of The Kitchen Affaire sent Vazha koombu Thoran

39. Shubha from Kuch Mere Dil Ne Kaha sent Balehannina Appa and Baked Garlicky Banana rolls

40. Savitha from Savitha Kitchen sent Banana Muffins and Spicy Green Plantain Fry

41. Santosh Bangar from Santosh's Kitchen sent Banana Chutney
42. Sudha from Malaysian delicacies has sent Banana and Almond Frangipane tart
43. Sowmya from Sowmi's Kitchen sent Plantain Fry
44. Shanavi of Kitchen Secrets sent Raspberry Banana Parfait
45. Sushmitha of Sin Foodie send Chocolate Banana Cupcakes
46. Radhika of Tickling Palates sent Banana Milkshake
47. The Compulsive Cooker from Smart Snacks sent Banana Stuffed Croissant
48. Anjali Shukla from Spice n Sugar Tales sent Banana Fruit Cake
49. Vatsala from Show and Tell sent Eggless Apple Banana cake
50. Divya of Exquisite Corner sent Ethapazham Varatiyadhu
51. Tamanna of Dazzling Kitchen sent Frozen Chocolate Banana pops
52. Sandhya of Day2Day Indian Cooking sent Banana Malpua with Rabri

53. Soja Banu, a non-blogger has sent in the recipe for Banana Dates Cake. Here it is in her own words..
Banana Dates cake:
All Purpose Flour 1 ½ cups
Baking Powder 3 tea spoon
Salt 1 tea spoon
Baking Soda ½ tea spoon
Very Ripe Bananas 2(large)
Brown Sugar (packed) 1 ½ cups
Eggs 2
Butter 6 table spoon (at room temperature)
Sour Cream 100ml
Chopped Dates ½ cup
Banana extract (optional) 1 tea spoon
Vanilla extract 1 tea spoon
Cinnamon Powder 1 tea spoon
Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Keep aside.
Puree the bananas in the blender.
Toss the dates in some of the sifted flour mix.
Beat together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one by one, beating after each addition. Add the banana essence, vanilla essence and cinnamon powder. Add the sour cream and banana puree and beat until blended. Fold in the flour mix gently. Now add the dates and fold till well incorporated. Pour the batter into a 23 cm greased and floured cake pan and bake at 180 degree C for about 40 minutes or until done. Sprinkle icing sugar on top or frost with a Philly cream cheese frosting. (Optional).
54. My dear sister Suja, another non-blogger has sent this Banana Strawberry Muffins inspired from Joy of Baking. Here is the recipe in her own words..
Banana Strawberry Muffins
AP flour - 2 1/4 cups
Light brown sugar - ¾ cup  
Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp
Baking soda – ¼ tsp
Ground Cinnamon – 1 tsp
Salt – ½ tsp
Cut strawberries – 1 cup
Unsalted butter – ½ cup
Eggs – 2, large
Vanilla Essence – 1tsp
Banana – 2 large, ripe
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. 
Melt the butter and let cool to room temperature. 
Mash the bananas using a fork. I used 2 medium sized bananas. Add eggs to a bowl and beat lightly. Now add vanilla essence and mashed bananas to it and whisk together. Add the melted butter and whisk to combine. In another bowl, sift in the flour, light brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Fold in the strawberries until they are coated with flour. Now add the egg-banana mixture to this flour mixture. Stir only until the dry ingredients become wet and combine together. Do not over mix. Line a muffin tray with 12 paper cups. Divide the batter equally among 12 cups. Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 min or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
55. Akheela from Torview Toronto sent Banana Pancakes
And finally two entries from me. Baked Banana Blossom Fritters and Banana Walnut Bread
I believe I have not missed out any entries. And now to the much expected giveaway part, sponsored by Siri. I used randomizer to pick two lucky winners. And the winners are Shubha of KuchMereDilNeKaha and Mugdha of Cooking Fundas
Congrats Shubha and Mugdha!! 
You both win Cooking At Home With Pedatha - Awarded Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the World 2006, the book documents the culinary legacy of an illustrious Indian grandmother for posterity and Sukham Ayu - Winner of Best Health & Nutrition Book in the World 2009 – Second Place, this beautiful book has been researched at KARE, an idyllic Ayurvedic research & rejuvenation establishment near Pune.
Shubha/Mugdha, please send in your contact address to krithiskitchen[at]gmail[dot]com to get your prizes shipped.
Thanks everyone for participating and making this event a grand success!!
Expecting more support from you as always. Do check out and send in your entries to my ongoing event this month Serve It - Grilled.


  1. lovely roundup
    Kirthi my recipe is not included in this

  2. @Akheela, Sorry I did not get an email from you I guess.. Added now..

  3. Lovely roundup..I would also participated if knowing earlier..:(
    congrats to all the participants..all the recipes are soo gud..
    Thankq krithi to announce a lovely theme..

  4. Great round up Krithi, 70 + entries..Awesome..Congrats to the winners and happy hosting.

  5. Lovely Roundup Krithi, Even am also doing an event on for the first time :)

  6. what a tremendous participation and round up, Krithi - sorry I missed it - next time for sure!

  7. Wow...awesome roundup...more yummy delights..super Krithi n congratz to the winners...

  8. Oh My My ..what a roundup...I was travelling and couldn't participate.
    Bookmarked this page for lovely recipes.

  9. Awesome round-up,loved all the recipes and congratulations to the winners.

  10. Congrats to the winners... That was a lovely event and a yummy collection of recipes..

  11. Great round up! Congratulations to the winners!

  12. great round -up and sorry to have missed out on the fun ! anyweys congrats to winner and good job krithi !

  13. Omg, so many wonderful dishes with banana, absolutely great and wonderful roundup..Congrats to the winners..

  14. Amazing roundup dear. Lots of recipes to droolover them.
    Show and Tell
    Event - LGSS_Potato

  15. Awesome roundup! Kriti! A wide variety of dishes to try from ...

  16. Wow!! What a lovely Round up... I'm literally drooling at all those pictures.. Very appetizing. Congratulations to all participants :-)

  17. Lovely many delicious recipe to go through..totally drooling here and congrats to the winners..very well deserved..

  18. wooo.....I should congrats Krithi first...for such an amazing hard work.....70+ entries!! big thing......
    And heartiest congrats to Mugdha and Shubha

  19. wow...wat a wonderful round up...banana is commonly available yet, i have never tried so many dishes here....i came across some really interesting dishes....really...kudos to u for hosting such a nice event...:)

  20. Wonderful roundup,delicious recipes..

  21. These dishes look amazing! Fabulous roundup :)

  22. Lovely round up..:) Just back to blogging after a week long vacation... and what a good news to hear...thanks alot dear:).. will mail u my address right away:)

  23. awsm round up Kirthi :)

  24. Lovely round up Kirthi....:) Just cdnt blog regularly nw a days but this is a real good news to hear...thanks a lot dear..:).. will mail u my address soon..:)

  25. wow, what an impressive roundup dear. Congrats to the winners. dear, I cannot see most of the pics, I am not sure if it is just me, but please do check it out.

  26. Yes dear, I can see the pictures now and enjoyed them too :)


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