January 5, 2012

A Cookbook Giveaway

Hope everyone's had a wonderful start to the new year .. Now, Here's something that is going to make 2012 even better .. Yes, A Giveaway on Vegetable Platter !!!

I am delighted to giveaway a copy of the book 'The Dance of Spices' - Classic Indian Cooking for Today's Home Kitchen  by Laxmi Hiremath, to one lucky reader


The Dance of Spices by Laxmi Hiremath

Read more about this book Here


  • It is Open to Residents in INDIA Only !!! For people outside India, you may still enter & have it mailed to a person of your choice anywhere in India

  • Anyone (Bloggers & Non- Bloggers) can enter this giveaway.

To Enter To Win: -

  • Please leave One comment on this Blog post telling me, what kind of recipes would you like to see on Vegetable Platter next & any suggestion/constructive criticism to help me improve this blog further ( No Nasty Comments Please, they will be promplty deleted )
  • The contest ends on 15 January 2012, 8 PM IST
  • One winner will be picked randomly. Be sure to check back  for an announcement of the winner so I can get your mailing information

Good Luck !!!

45 comments:

chandhana said...

Hey Deepthi, Well I am the first person to enter.
Lovely blog that u have got.. post few more spice mixes that are traditionally used in Karnataka cuisine.
Keep up the god work girl!

Santosh Bangar said...

hi
Deepthi i think i want to see the tradtional and famous dish of karnatka
interesting giveaway

Priya said...

Interesting giveaway..WOuld love to see more authentic dishes from South India.

Nagalakshmi V said...

i love your soups and kozhambu type stuff so more of that please!

Zareena said...

Hey Deepthi, lovely giveaway dear. Your blog's new look is absolutely fantastic. I love to see more authentic and traditional sweets from Karnataka.

Darshita said...

Hi, I am regular visitor of delicious blog. Post more Vegan Recipes and Gujarati/Rajasthani Recipes. :)

Indulge said...

Nice giveaway. I would like to see some color on your blog template. It's very white, maybe change the background to a English Color theme since you have all English softer colors on your blog. I am not able to explain better what I am missing, I am really sorry about that. The blog is great and the way you present it is also great, so please do not change that. Lots of love and hugs for year 2012 to you.
Love Ash.

Indulge said...

http://hotbliggityblog.com/
I changed the background using this link. Please do not mind and delete the comment if it hurt you.
Love Ash.

Pinky said...

Hey deepthi

i love ur south indies series and wld love to see more of the traditional fare which we can hardly find outside in a hotel.

Aarthi said...

Hai Deepthi..This is such a lovely giveaway..I love collecting cookbooks and this will be great one to have with me..

I love if you do some baked stuffs in your blog since there is not much..

You blog looks so great because of the pleasent colours and light background in your blog..You can have a separate recipe index for your blog it will be great..Can't wait for the announcement day adn I am from India..


Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Prathibha said...

Deepthi,first of all lemme say that the rules for the give away are very simple and nice instead of those regular rules(I hope you understood what I meant)..After a long time entering the give away with much enthusiasm..
now coming to the context,I would like to see more of traditional karnataka variety and also the south Indies series was quite good..the new layout is quite gud ..I would suggest you to add recipe index..:)

Arch said...

Happy New Year !! I love the pictures you put up here, maybe you should consider doing some food photography posts on your blog...And more of the traditional recipes from Karnataka...Have a great year...

Rachana said...

Hey!

You have got a great blog!

Would love to see some more dishes from the Southern India.

Vijitha said...

Hey Deepthi
Firstly I must say that I am a big fan to your blog. I love the way you capture the pictures - simple and to the point.

For me, anything ethnic is wonderful. So I will be looking forward to see authentic recipes and read about the food you grew up eating.

Kitchen Flavours said...

No blah blah blah rules to enter.....that sounds great to me....simplicity always rocks buddy...love this refreshing look of your blog....there is everything which makes a clean blog....i would love to see more pictures of the recipes...than single clicks....:-)coming to the recipes...i love the traditional and authentic recipes in your space....keep posting.....hugs to you and kudos for the new layout....

Madhavi said...

Gal I always like your recipes, and want to see more traditional South Indian recipes :))

http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

Shilpa said...

Love giveaway's, have to say never have won any though, hopefully will get lucky this time:).Would love to see some Dosa recipes.

Amina Khaleel said...

nice giveaway..and your new layout looks fabulous.. i think if you include related posts or random posts, it will be more convenient to search for recipes...

Varietyislifesspice said...

hey, nice giveaway :) i guess u have a lot of wonderful recipes here that make veggie bellies happy....and of course beautiful clicks of them too..good going :) best wishes

Jay said...

wonderful giveaway Deesha..
will like to see more traditional dishes of South India..
love to win the interesting book this time..;)
Tasty Appetite

ally said...

happy new year!!
First of all kudos on the facelift for your blog.Your photos are impeccable, and are mesmerizing! Love to see more of your interesting recipes on vegetable curries!

Radhika said...

Rulesss. Simple and to the point. I like that as that is how your clicks on the blog appear too. More of soups please and something simple too...

Sum said...

You have a lovely blog, Deepthi! Love your pictures and all the recipes... Please add an index page, that'll help in searching all the stuff at once... As far as recipe choice goes, you have a wide range and keep it up :)

Sreelakshmi said...

Simplcity :). Nice blog, Deepthi. Would love more step by step pictures. Your chat ideas are very nice. I would like to see more specialities from North karnataka as very few blogs give information on that.

EC said...

Happy new year..

The book surely is an attraction for every foodie and I too would like to own it

I would like to see more of chats and eggless bakes on your blog

Regd ur blog, it would be easier to access your blog if you can create an organised recipe index

Keerthana @ LifenSpice said...

That's a wonderful giveaway and loved the new look of your blog:)

I would like to see more South Indian sweets recipes, the traditional kind. I'm very poor in this area and need to improve it;)

Priti said...

New year new looks Deeps? Loved the new look ...very pretty like you (dekh maska marr rahi hu ;))
I would say ....add few more recipe clicks, plus as for recipe I like your traditional recipes and since I do lot of experiment, I see you do the same and yours is interesting too..so I would like to your ur experiment recipes too ...

Prathima Rao said...

Heya...Love the new look!!! Happy new year to you!!!! A nice & refreshing, eye pleasing template u have here..This is a wonderful giveaway..Would love to see some eggless bakes & desserts on Vegetable platter ;)

Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Hi Deepthi,

Thats an awesome book for the giveaway!!! Wonderful kick start for 2012..

The template is so good!! esp i love the fonts..

Am happy with the way ur posts r.. stremlined i can say .. few baking would make it more awesome..

Bestwishes n Cheers!!!

chinmayie @ love food eat said...

the new look of your blog!
I am definitely interested more traditional local kannada recipes :)

Kalyan said...

I would love to see more mouth-watering desserts...relating to suggestions, here are a few which I would like to give to improve the visitor experience...firstly, it would be better, if you could restrict the width of the page to around 1000px since most old PC's has a max resolution of 1024x768...secondly you can increase the number of photos in each post as also remove the edges that you have presently in the photos you post. Smooth rounded edges or simply plain edges without any rounding present a better view. The current one looks a little rough...if you love dangling with your template code, then just below the blog name box you can add a graphical list of the major food categories....hope these will be helpful to you...Regards:)

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely giveaway happy new year

Curry Leaf said...

Deeps, VegPlatter has become more beautiful. As I have told you, I am visiting after a long time.
I would like you to blog more authentic and traditional recipes. Also would like to see your twists or own versions to these and also few bakes as well. Also do keep posting beautiful photographs food or otherwise.
You are doing beautiful work and do keep it up.

Cynthia Rodrigues Manchekar said...

Hi Deesha, Thank you for inviting us into your kitchen so many times and now for graciously offering to share this lovely giveaway with (one of) us.
I have recently bought myself an OTG, and am on the lookout for easy baking recipes that would help me earn the appreciation of my sweet-toothed 3-year-old daughter. Also, I am very fond of pasta but have not been able to create a good pasta dish in my kitchen. I hope you can help me out there as well.
I would also enjoy reading posts about your food memories, things you enjoyed eating as a child, and the magic and inspiration that you gleaned from your mother at home.
Thanks and happy new year to you and yours.
Regards, Cynthia

Poornima Nair said...

That's a cute header, nice look to your page. You have amazing recipes here, would love to see more of the same. Just keep them coming!

Ritz said...

Hi Deepthi,

I am reading your blog from last one month, but never thought of dropping a comment. This giveaway gave me a good reason to drop one. Actually I got married last month and I suck at cooking. Just to impress my husband and in laws I decided to cook food after seeking recipes online. I cooked around 3-4 recipes from your blog and guess what they all loved it. Now they ask me to cook new recipes every weekend. all thanks to you. Their favorite was palak paneer. Ammmm.. Coming to the question you asked for the giveaway:.... "I would like to see basic indian recipes with a twist to make them better than normal.. something that adds extra flavor to them.. like the restaurants.." Example would be Adding ajwain to puri dough makes them tastier. I guess I was clear :P Thanks once again:)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Deepthi,
Love your blog's new layout. And since I like your recipe clicks so would like to see more than one click per post ;-) I like the simplicity of this giveaway , it actually speaks about your taste. Remember we had a discussion abt this last Saturday ;-)
Just one thing you can make your blog header more attractive by adding some of your recipe clicks.
I would love to see some soups and salads.
And if you can try taking pictures without using the wooden plank then it would be refreshingly different without being predictable. I hope you didn't mind me telling you that.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Ramya Kiran said...

Hi,
First time to your space. You've got a wonderful collection of recipes.
Love to see more of North Indian Recipes from your blog.

Khaugiri said...

Luv your blog dear!!! it has nice collection of yummy recipes. I like all soup recipes. One request, can you please post some North karnataka recipes too.

Jayashree said...

Lovely give away, Deepti. Would like to see traditional Karnataka fare on your blog.

kavana said...

Hi,I would like to see some kids friendly recipes...first time here,nice blog.

Pari said...

Hi. I've always liked the neat look of your blog and the recipes too. I would love to learn traditional kannada cuisine.


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Raksha said...

first time here. Came here thru FB.

I really would like to see soem jams and cakes.

Nice giveaway.

http://rakshaskitchen.blogspot.com

Sharmi said...

hmmmmm Deepthi, Missed it :(
Lovely giveaway! How have you been, long time though, life is so busy, Belated new year wishes!

Carole said...

This is a post I did about 2 very good Thai cookbooks http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/cook-books-spirit-house.html