100th Post and a Giveaway: Le Creuset Mortar and Pestle

January 25, 2011


Note: This contest has now ended. Congratulations to Meera, lucky #2!  Thanks to everyone for entering and sharing your favorite Indian dish!  I have some fabulous new ideas.

I neglected Hungry Desi’s first birthday.  And then its second birthday.  So I am ringing in my 100th post to Hungry Desi with a giveaway.  A little thank you to all of those who make it fun for me to blog about cooking Indian and vegetarian food, to those who read about my adventures in feeding my new daughter and who try out a recipe and are kind to let me know how it turns out.  And a welcome to those of you who may be new here!

The contest rules are simple.  To win this Le Creuset Stoneware Mortar and Pestle, just leave a comment telling me your favorite Indian dish.

You can get up to two additional entries (for a total of three entries) if you share a link to this contest on your blog, Twitter or Facebook or add Hungry Desi to your RSS Feed. Don’t forget to leave an additional comment on this post for each additional action.

For example, you might want to tweet: @nithyadas is giving away a le creuset mortar and pestle on hungry desi.  leave a comment at http://tinyurl.com/6cyp6hd to win!

A winner will be selected via the random number generator next Friday, February 4th at 8:00 pm EST and then I�EUR(TM)ll arrange to have theses items shipped to your home. (Note: Unfortunately, this is only open to U.S. residents).  Best of luck!

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Ruby January 26, 2011 at 12:34 am

I love your blog Nithya! My favorite indian dish is sambar. Yum!


Meera January 26, 2011 at 11:14 am

Congratulations on your 100th post!! Fave dish= dahi baingan. Cooked to perfection at Bukhara Grill in NYC.


penny January 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

Bhel Puri. I live in DC now and its harder to find on menus, but whenever I see it, I always order it.


Anjali January 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

Thanks for the NYC fav’s list. I’ll check ’em out next time I am in the City.


Longsleever January 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I am a fan of Gobi Masala

It’s also a good introductory dish to people that are not sure about Indian cuisine.


Nive January 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Congratulations….my favorite Indian dish is Paneer tikka…thanks for this giveaway….


Pavani January 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Congrats on your 100th post. My all time favorite dish is Hyderabadi Bagara baingan..


Usha January 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Congratulations on your 100th post! My favorite is dum biryani, chicken or mutton.


anitha January 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Congrats Nithya. My favorite dish is chicken biryani.


Beckie Sommerville January 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I love Tandoori Chicken! YAY for 100 posts!


Mini January 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

My favorite Indian dish is Pav Bhaji. Thanks for the giveaway!

Congrats on your 100th post.


Stephanie January 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Yay!!! I have to agree with one of your posts about the sides being more important than the dish! Raita and tamarind sauce are essential…. But I’ll go with baighan bharta or bhindi masala.


Lisa January 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I love tandoori style tofu!


Tazeen January 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm

It’s so difficult to choose a favorite Indian food, but my top few would be:
-My mom’s chicken biryani
-My mom’s Bihari Kabab
-Baingan raita (to go with biryani, of course!)
-Fresh naan. Seriously, what could possibly be better than hot fresh naan, straight from the tandoor?


Another Nithya January 26, 2011 at 6:03 pm

From your namesake: bisibele bath


Soumya G January 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm


Congratulations on your 100th post.My fav thing to eat is Pani Puri the way you get it in bombay…

Soumya. G


KateLynn January 27, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Thank you for this blog! I love malai kofta & tandoori shrimp.


Rekha January 27, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I found your blog by searching “nutella”! I am enjoying browsing through the recipes. My favorite dishes are my mom’s uppama and lemon rice. All the best!


Liz January 28, 2011 at 12:45 am

rice flour and coconut dosas stuffed with spicy cauliflower and tomatoes, made by me

or saag paneer and naan, from a good restaurant

Thanks for the chance. I was just making something out of Dakshin the other day and was wondering what the masala would have been like with a mortar and pestle instead of an electric grinder.


UpstateNYer January 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Love Le Creuset! And favorite Indian dish = black-eyed pea curry!


Ambika January 28, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Hey! Congratulations on yoiur 100th post! My favorite Indian dosh would be Palak Paneer – Anytime!!!!


Cheryl W. January 29, 2011 at 12:25 am

My favorite Indian dish is Murgh Tikka Haryali. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.


Cheryl W. January 29, 2011 at 12:30 am
Cheryl W. January 29, 2011 at 12:30 am

I am following your RSS Feed.


susitravl January 29, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I love Naan – but that isn’t really a dish, is it? I’ll go with chicken biryani.


Noel January 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm

This is really tough. I love love all kinds of Indian pickles, especially the southern varieties but…. I am ravenous over samosas. I learned how to make these fried, puffy “dumplings” in college and have been addicted ever since. I’m grateful to live in Chicago where I find they’re plentiful on the north side.


Smita January 30, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Favorite indian dish is mom’s homemade tamarind rice (puliyogare) 🙂


susitravl January 31, 2011 at 12:44 am
Pavani January 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I’m following your RSS feed.. 🙂 Will be back to comment to get my third ticket (chance) to win.. tks


Jasmine January 31, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I love the essential spice section! My favorite Indian dish is Palak Paneer, but I’m thinking your honey butter brussel sprots are an easy second!


Liz January 31, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Hi, I linked you to my facebook page. I’ll see if any of my cooking friends show up here and comment!


Jennifer February 1, 2011 at 4:58 pm

So hard to decide – that’s why I always way over-order when I get Indian food. I think a good dal makhani is my fave, though.


SixBalloons February 1, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Definitely butter chicken!


Leif February 1, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Congratulations on your 100th post!
I love starting off with Samosa Chaat.
Next, either a Chicken Vindalu or Chana Masala….served with fresh Naan, of course.
Finally, a Mango Lassi to finish thing up.

Liz, I’d love to hear how you make the stuffed rice flour and coconut dosas.


Leif February 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/JellyPA/status/32571338736533504

Want a le creuset mortar and pestle? @nithyadas is giving one away on hungry desi. Leave a comment at http://tinyurl.com/6cyp6hd to win!


Leif February 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I’m following your RSS Feed!


dma February 2, 2011 at 11:43 am

Hard to pick one. My mon’s methis alu sabzi.


Tazeen February 4, 2011 at 2:38 am

I added you to my RSS feed! 🙂


Farah February 4, 2011 at 3:26 am

For me, naan and seekh kabab is so simple, but one of my favorite things of all time to eat!


meredith January 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

my fav indian dish is palak paneer


meredith January 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm

i added Hungry Desi to your RSS Feed.


meredith January 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm
Kirsten Figueroa July 4, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Very good post. Will read on…


spark June 3, 2015 at 4:08 am

Thanks for finally writing about >100th Post and a Giveaway:
Le Creuset Mortar and Pestle — hungry desi <Loved it!


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