like the week one, week two of Summer Recipe Contest, part of LF’s Your
Recipe Contest, drew stacks of entries and votes. From a refreshing lemongrass
ice cream to carrot cake with vegan frosting and a lip-smacking Thalassery chicken
biryani, meet the 10 recipes that soared to the top of the contest this week.
This paneer kebab is a riot of textures and flavours when its two accompaniments. Think soft cottage cheese flavoured with powdered spices and relished with a tangy-sweet mango chutney and creamy coleslaw. No wonder it won with 612 votes!
Odisha’s favourite festive treat, pitha, gets a chocolate-y
makeover. Dessert lovers, you can prepare this simple and easy chocolate karara
pitha using semolina, sugar, chocolate, cardamom, salt, and water. This fried
dessert was liked by 503 users.
With 383 votes, this lemongrass ice cream - all the way from
Kodinar in Gujarat - stood at the third position in the Summer Recipe Contest. Lemongrass
stalks and leaves are used to flavour the ice cream while a delicious salted
caramel and ginger sauce elevates the flavour of the cold dessert.
No oven? Don’t worry! LF user Bharati Jhaveri from
Banganapalle, Andhra Pradesh, shared this no-bake carrot cake recipe which is topped
with a vegan frosting made using cashwers, coconut milk, lemon juice, maple syrup,
and vanilla essence. This no-bake dessert recipe was voted as one of the
winners by 364 users.
Make tea time more interesting with these mini bakies that
can be prepared under 30 minutes. Kadave garnishes it with a quick and luscious
chocolate sauce. These mini bakies earned 347 votes in the Summer Recipe
248 users voted for this Thalassery chicken biriyani posted
by Neethu Nambiar from Bengaluru, Karnataka. Think tender and juicy chicken
pieces cooked in a blend of spices and nestled in a heap of fragrant basmati
Choksi’s chocolate pastry, which got 240 votes, is the
perfect eggless bake recipe to try at home. It is finished off with a chocolate
ganache made from scratch and chocolate chips and can be prepared in an hour or
This restaurant-style vegetarian curry with deep fried potato
and paneer balls won with 235 votes in this week’s Summer Recipe Contest. It
can be enjoyed with a side of roti, naan, or a piping hot bowl of steamed rice.
Fulmamdikar shares a unique way of preparing traditional
gulab jamun at home. This gulab jamun recipe, which got 218 votes, doesn’t
require milk or mawa (khoya), so it makes for the perfect dessert for lactose
Bored of the usual vermicelli dessert recipe? This summer,
try Malhotra’s three-layered seviyon ki nazakat. Chilled mousse, seviyan ice
cream, and seviyan are layered on top of each other for this and garnished with
edible silver or gold leaf.