monsoon medley roundup and the winner

Blogging and bloggers are just inseparable or conjoined and this I have realised after a month-long self-imposed exile, I was dying to come back to this exciting world of blogging and finally have managed to blog my first post in September, struggling hard the writer’s block syndrome. All these while, I have travelled a lot, read some books and renewed my interest in meta physics with a brilliant book by Steven Weinberg, I have just come across and when I have come back to US, seasons have changed.

Summer is gone, leafs are turning yellow and pinkish signalling the onset of Autumn and back home in India, the gloomy clouds have paved their way for bright and clear azure blue Autumn sky. The onset of Autumn ushers us in to the festive moods, today being the first day of Navratri, followed by Durga Puja, memories which every true blue Bong love to cherish and the firecracker lit Diwali nights.

Its time to bid adieu the Monsoon and welcome the Autumn festivities, so here I am with the roundup of Monsoon Medley, an event organised to celebrate the moods of monsoon. The next event in the Healing Foods Series will be held here shortly and the theme is Coconut to celebrate the festive month October.

I have received some of the spicy and savoury appetizers to enjoy the Monsoon and would like to thank my readers as well as my blogger friends who have supported me in this venture and bow to all those who have liked my Fb page and become the subscriber of saffronstreaks.

Kalyani of Sizzling tastebuds has sent largest number of entries, followed closely by the Deepa of Hamari Rasoi and Nupur of UK Rasoi. Thanks dearies for your enthusiasm, you gals rocks.

Now, scroll down to enjoy the spicy and savoury snacklets and the lucky winner is….

Entries are as follows :

1) Radhika of Tickling Palates  has sent us : Vegetable Bonda


2) Saraswathi of Sara’s Corner : Vegetable Cutlet

veg cutlet

3) Renuka of Cumin and Cardamom : Bread Rolls

4) Neha of Much More than a Homemaker : Cheesy Bread Rolls

Cheesy bread rolls

5) Khushi of Yummy Food : Baby Corn Lollipop  and Sweet Jackfruit Nuggets

6) Akheela of Torview Toronto : Spiced Soup Rasam


7) Lubna of Kitchen Flavours : Murmur Chaat / Bhelpuri Andhra style

bhel puri

8) Harini of Tamalapaku  : Black Eye Peas Fritter and Aloo Bread Bonda

 Buckwheat Chakli and Apple Bajji

9) Ambreen of Simply Sweet n savory : Spinach fritters

spinach fritters

10) Pinky of Pinks Recipe Diary : Hara Bhara Kabab

11) Najla of Foodie Corner : Spring roll

spring rolls

12) Ramya of Ramya’s Recipes : Easy Bread Pakora and Corn and Mushroom Cups

13) Vaishali of  Ribbons to Pasta’s : Rajma Galouti Kebab and Gobi Paneer Chilly

rajma galouti kebeb

gobi paneer chilly

14) Aarthi of Munch munch Crunch crunch : Kunukku and Kai Murukku

15) Kalyani of Sizzling Tastebuds : Spicy Mixed Bhajias ; Fried Moong Dal ; Stuffed Mirchi Bhajji & Dal Vadai

  mixed bhajias    fried_Moong_Dal        dal vadai

Healthy Carrot Paneer Bonda ; Basil Chilli Cheese Toast ; and  Cheesy Snacklets  

paneer bonda    chili cheese toast

Cheesy snacklet

16) Kaveri of Palakkad Chamayal : Dahi Kebabs

dahi kebabs

 17) Shaista of Mix Calculations : Veg Chicken Roll

18) Denise of Oh Taste n See : Ragi Mint Pakoras


19) Archana of Mad Scientist Kitchen : Corn and Sprout Salad

20) Nupur of UK Rasoi : Masala Bati ; Potato Zucchini pancakes; Vermicelli Cutlet ; Cheese Vada and Garlic Bread with Potato Layer

masala bati 

potato zucchini

vermicelli cutlet

 cheese vada

garlic bread

21) Deepika of My Life and Spice : Bread Pakora

22) Deepa of Hamaree Rasoi : Soyabeen Cutlets ; Sabudana Vada; Bread Pakora; Spinach Cutlets ; Aloo tikki / Potato Cutlets

soya bean cutlet    sabudana sago fritters

bread pakora

spinach cutlet

aloo tikki cutlet

23) Sree Valli of Ammaji’s Recipes : Spicy Corn Cakes

corn fritters

From our very own Saffronstreaks : Banana Blossom Appetizer ; Fish Kabiraji Cutlet ; Crackling Spinach ; Hara Bhara Kabab; Shami Kabab ; Spicy Chicken Wings ; Samose gobhi ke and Zucchini Fritters

…….and the winner is entry no 15 as generated by



Congratulation Kalyani , you have won the giveaway –  “Monsoon Medley” a cooking book by Masterchef Sanjeev Kapoor. Kindly send me your mailing address in India with in three days, so that we can ship your book at the earliest.