May 29, 2006

VCC Q1 2006 - announcement of the result

Dear All:

First of all, thank you very much for your patience in waiting for the final results of My Dhaba's Virtual Cooking Competition Q1 2006. Now it is time to announce the first place winner of VCC Q1 2006.

My Dhaba team is hereby thanking all of you, our readers and supporters, for voting their choices in determining the first place winner of our first virtual culinary competition. For the past quarter Q1 2006, the VCC prize money was Two Hundred and Fifty US Dollars (250 USD) partially sponsored by Oman & UAE Exchange, Burka, Oman, which will be sent to the first place winner of the competition within ten working days starting from today. The sponsorship announcement is here.

And the winner of VCC Q1 2006 is...

Yes... it is Cooking Medley's Chapathi Chips and Spinach Chutney. Heartiest congratulations on this achievement Sam! Keep it up!

Here is the complete list of participating entries for your ready reference with their VCC entry codes that link directly to its recipe details on a click. We received the recipes for entries VCC05, 29, 33, and 40 via emails; those are posted separately at My Dhaba and also at My Dhaba's google group.

My Dhaba's Virtual Cooking Competition (VCC) Q1 2006
Theme - Appetizers (Any cuisine)

Asparagus Bruschetta with Goats Cheese by Vaishali Beet Chops by Sury Bruschetta Al Pomodoro by Haalo - Entry I

Chapathi Chips and Spinach Chutney by Luv2cook Entry III Chicken Lollypop by Mohammed Hussein Crunchy taco shells by Vineela
Desi Style Paninis by Luv2Cook Entry II Egg Delight by Priya Entry I Fabulous Fakes - Samosas by Saffron Hut - Entry II
Fattoush by Haalo - Entry III Focaccia and zaatar flatbread by Marcela Green Peas Samosas by Priya Entry II
Hariyali Tikki by Priya Balabhaskaran Herbed Crepe with Smoked Salmon and Radishes by Zoubida Italian Oven Vegetables by Meeta
Linguine with a sage burnt butter sauce and sautéed Sweet Potato by Haalo - Entry II Liver Fry by Anthony Mango Kesari Baath by Lera
Masala Wada by Tanuja Mexican Indian Chaat by Saffron Hut - Entry I Mirchi Bajjis and Spicy Puffed Rice by Santhi
Onion Masala Pakoda by Sumi - Entry II Onion Samosa by Priya Karthik Entry II Paneer Kabobs by Veggie - Entry I
Paneer Kababs by Sailu Entry I Persimmon Pudding by R Kebabs by Santhi
Pineapple Rasam by Ramya Entry III Pineapple-Ginger Ceviche of Scallops on Vermecelli with Coriander & Mint by Xianhang Zhang Pomfret - Charcoal Grilled by Sailu Entry II
Popcorn Shrimps by RP Entry II Pumpkin Soup by Menu Today - Entry I Rum & Pepper Painted Halibut by Darren Mitchell

Spinach Soup with Coconut milk and Chicken - Martian Soup by Meeta Entry II Stuffed Mushrooms by Sumi - Entry I Sweet Burger and Fries by Indira  Entry I

Thair Vadai aka Lentil donuts in yogurt by Karthi Kannan Tomato rasam by Ramya Entry II Vegetable Frittata by RP
Vegetable spring roll by Mohammed Hussain Asian Spring Rolls with Indian Mint Chutney by BDSN

Every vote really counted and your inputs certainly made a difference in the result of this competition. We hope that the right winner of this competition benefitted from your decision. What do you think?

To give you another update today, we are going to release the details and announcement of VCC Q2 2006 on June 1, 2006. Do you have any suggestions for its theme. Please feel free to let us know should you have any thoughts on this. More later then... cheers!



Blogger Sumitha said...

Hi VKN,I am so glad you have come back,was waiting for you,I am sure all the bloggers will be pleased to know you are back.After being inspired by you,I have started a blog of my own,do check it out!I never knew about blogs until one day i stumbled upon your blog searching for the recipe of Rawa dosa!Oh so happy that you are back.
And my Hearty Congratulations to Cooking Medley!

Blogger Menu Today said...

Good to see you back.
Thanks for organising the competition.
I suggest the theme of "Main Course" items for your June competition.

Anonymous Priya said...

Congratulations to Cooking Medley !!

And congratulations on the success of VCC , VKN !

Anonymous deepak said...

Pretty nice recipe site ya got here...i figured u'd appreciate this one too: : FREE Indian Recipes!

Blogger Kitchenmate said...

Good to see you back VKN. Hope things are much better. Glad to hear about the VCC results and congrats to dear "Cooking medley".

Blogger sudhav said...

Congrats to Cooking Medley

Anonymous Indira said...


Glad to see you back!
and thanks for this event.

Sam, you lucky gal, congratulations!

For theme - How about 'Indian Sweets'? Thanks VKN!

Anonymous sailaja said...


Nice to have you back. Hope all is well at home.

You did a great job and appreciate your time and effort that went into the event.

Congratulations to Sam!

Blogger RP said...

Good to see you back in action VKN. Looking forward to your posts.

Congrats Cooking Medley!

Blogger Bindu Vijayakumar said...

Congrats to Cooking Medley on winning this contest.

Blogger Ashwini said...

VKN I am glad to see you back. We were missing you. Hope all is well now

Blogger Vineela said...

Glad to see you return to your blog.
great round up.
Congratulations to cookingmedley for winning this competition.

Blogger BDSN said...

Hey Vkn,

Great effort in organinising this competition.Hope things r much better for you now..
I would like to appreciate other fellow food bloggers who took time to participate in this competition.They deserve a big applause too....!
Congratulations to CookingMedley for winning this competition.


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