Accolades and Mention
Dare to dream and desire to achieve !!
If you don’t go after what you want..you will never have it.
If you don’t ask..the answer is always no.
If you don’t step forward…you are always in the same place.
A dream becomes a goal when action is taken towards its achievement.
So Imagine with all your mind
Believe with all your heart
and achieve with all your might.
Some of my big and small achievements and mentions which has excited and motivated me.
Each and every mention is special to me and has been encouraging.
My story from struggle to success has been featured on one of the wonderful food blog by Shaheen Ali 🙂
The sweetest victory is the one that’s most difficult. The one that requires you to reach down deep inside, to fight with everything you’ve got, to be willing to leave everything out there on the battlefield—without knowing, until that do-or-die moment, if your heroic effort will be enough…
Learn more what she has to say in the ” Tea break with Shaheen” who has shared 5 wonderful stories of common people who thrived to success and are now established food bloggers.
Happy and humbled to be featured in this category 🙂
The link to the article is here
Yay!! Finally I won the grand finale competition of food styling and food photography event at Filfora – food group hosted by the 2 talented girls Shaheen Ali and Anshu Wadhwa Pande.
Thanks so much Rekha Kakkar di Di and Farukkh Shadab for all your kind words.
———————————————————————————————————It is a lovely feeling to see my summer drink styling selected as one of the qualifier round in
A GRAND FOOD STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT-in “Filfora- Let’s talk food group” that was judged by none other then very famous and renowned food stylist and blogger Farrukh Shadab and Shaheen Ali🙂WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT !!!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Before we announce the winners, we have something very important to share with you all. Last week was an eventful week again where our challenger 3 Farrukh Shadab challenged our participants to show case some beautifully styled summer drinks. She was very clear with her requirements that included
2. Icy Freshness
3. Summery Feel (bright)
4. Composition & Props
We would also love to give a special token of appreciation to all the participants who came up with such beautiful summer drinks. Believe me you guys gave a tough time to our judge to come up with final two.
So my dear family, please join me in congratulating our final two qualifiers this week …
Lubna Jumah and Hetal Kamdar . The entry from these two beautiful ladies just took our heart away. The images were not just beautifully styled but also fulfilled the requirements what our judge was looking for.———————————————————————————————————I am so happy that my paintings got selected for Kalakari event. So come and watch me live painting on this Sunday @11am-2pm as I am selected as one of the guest artist for Kalakari event.
My Pondicherry cuisine got a mention in ITS Potluck and is featured as Indian Foodie Tales under the album “Kehte hai humko pyaar se India Wale”It’s amazing to see an insight into the extensive cuisine of the Indian land…. with a dish dedicated to each region and me being a part of it.
I feel extremely honored and humbled to be the first Diva to start and share my 1st tip of food photography for the chain called
“99 tips of food photography by the “divas” of ALLARSH.
Click on the link to know about it
My interview as a “Gifted” Diva of Allarsh. So happy and humbled to be featured as one of the Diva food bloggers.
Guys click on the link below to know more about me, my future plans and my views about blogging.
Being Woman”magazine has published an exclusive feature and section of my recipes based on theme”Monsoon Cooking Fiesta” in July 2016 issue. Now that’s a dream come true??
“Efforts will release it’s reward only when you refuse to QUIT.”
I like to do more of stuffs that makes me and my family happy. Cooking surely tops the chart no matter what. Well I never set goals in it but once in a while when I achieve something it makes me feel good.
Super happy to see my recipe “Potli Pizza” in
The Cookbook- an Anthology of recipes by our Home Chefs:)
I cook for my family
I click for my friends
I blog for my recipe repertoire!!
Ad mist all this the appreciation and praises I get from you all is like icing on the cake??
Well I have a love affair with strawberries and February- the month of love. Most of the competitions that I have won had “Strawberry” as the main ingredient. Today again I won as the 1st runner up in a food event organized by the most gorgeous Anjali Inaaya Irfan Shaikh at “Chai pe milta hain” for my personal favorite dessert Strawberry mousse with strawberry coulis. That’s a happy me now ?
My Mango cheesecake Image got featured in
and this is what the editor has to say “We loved the mango image on your site and have featured it as blog post within a short, snappy article on recipes made with Digestive biscuits”.
Very happy to see my first interview as a food blogger on www.smartindianwomen.comunder the category Sheblog
Please click on the link below to read my interview.
When Opportunity knocks your door !!
Proudly made till the top 5 contestants in Amul Master chef promotional event at Powai 2015.
An absolute joy was to get an impromptu opportunity to live my dream. I had always dreamt of meeting the world renowned and a Michelin Star Master Chef and a heartthrob Vikas Khanna. I had neither any clue, guidance nor any plans of how to make it happen. But I kept dreaming.
22nd March 2015 was that memorable day for me when I went to see Master Chef India’s promotional event where I grabbed an opportunity to participate in an on-the-spot cooking competition. Totaling 100 participants and 3 serious technical rounds, I managed to reach the Top 5. Yay!! yay!!
I performed on the stage in front of an audience of at least 1000 people and my dish was judged by Vikas Khanna and Ranveer Brar. The top 6 Master chef 2015 India contestants’ were also present on the stage to motivate us. My dish was liked by both the judges and I got lovely compliments from them. Though I could not manage to grab the 1st position but overall it was an enthralling experience supplemented with gift hampers from the Chef himself. I was over flooded with euphoria as I got a chance to live my dream and to meet Master chefs Vikas Khanna and Ranveer Brar whose passion for creating wonderful dishes and commitment to their roots is totally an inspiration of love. All the wait and my performance had paid off. Got some lovely clicks with the master chefs and the top 6 contestants.
An evening, I would never forget and a turning point in my food career !
There was a ” Valentine theme” competition on facebook group wherein 6 of the best recipes based on specific ingredients would be published in Being Woman Magazine in February issue. It was very special issue with an ode to love that included our personal stories. I was happy and lucky that the judges loved 2 cocktails recipes of mine which I had specially curated for my hubby.
So here are the 2 of my Cocktail recipes that were published in Being Woman magazine February 2015 issue.
1) Pure Sin-Strawberry jell-o-vodka shots soused in wine.
2) Strawberry and Kiwi Sangria
My achievements on facebook food groups.
1) Winner of a Valentine contest in FFH group.
2) Won 3rd place in a Valentine contest of FFFA group for my Cocktail “Strawberry and Kiwi Sangria.
3) Won another facebook group contest # ECGuiltfree cooking in the veg main course category for my dish Aubergine and Tomatoes linguine pasta.
4) Winner of the day in EC Ghar ka swad contest for my “Mera Bharat mahan thali”
5) My post-workout bento box got selected in ECBeingwomancontest for Being Woman magazine.
6) Top 5 in #FFcupidstrikes event in Filfora group.
7) Top 5 in #sparklingsips event on a facebook food group “Filfora-the eatalicious group” for my mocktail Tropical sunny bliss.
8) Top 10 finalist of #Rang Rasiya event in Filfora group for my dessert Rangeela.
9) My very first win for the mocktail Spicy guava on EC group.