Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmas and New year Giveaway !!

Hey folks ! Christmas is nearby and the joy is bursting from every corner of this Country. Every store to be precise ! Its a jolly time, with London beaming like a bride moving towards the Alter. I am packing up to fly to my land soon, and leaving all the cold and chills behind. And before I say Sayonara to the blog for a month, as a token of appreciation and love that my readers have given me I wanted to announce this giveaway :)
People living in  north of the UK must have heard of Prashad, a restaurant famous for its authentic Indian and fusion dishes. They are a passionate, family run restaurant  which uses authentic recipes and methods handed down from generations, along with new and creative ideas conjured up by their highly experienced chefs. It was started by Kaushy and Mohan Patel 22 years ago, and since then it has grown from a small deli to a 60+ seat restaurant, which has gained recognition from Gordon Ramsay as Finalists on Channel 4’s Ramsay’s Best Restaurant 2010, been named in The Michelin Guide and The Good Food Guide, won numerous awards including Yorkshire Life Chef of the Year and Morrison's Magazine Great Grub Award et al.

Since not everyone can visit this highly acclaimed restaurant,  you can learn the chef’s own secrets and recreate the Prashad magic at home with Kaushy’s highly acclaimed, award winning cookbook Prashad ! And thats what this giveaway is about :)

I am extremely delighted to announce this event and giveaway of this book "Prashad"  to my readers. The word "Prashad"-  a material substance of food that is a religious offering in both Hinduism and Sikhism, which is consumed by worshipers. Literally, a gracious gift to the God.

I skimmed through the book when I recieved my copy from Bobby, the owner. And let me tell you, it is a very well thought cookbook with organised chapters and tempting pictures.  The book starts with Kaushy telling us all about her childhood in India and her love of cooking which was heavily influenced by her grandmother. She describes her move to England and the early days of Prashad as a small deli right up to the brilliant family run business it is today. This is followed by a list of important ingredients and helpful tips. I like how Kaushy encourages readers to substitute other ingredients if those she suggests are difficult to find. She also offers alternatives for hard to find ingredients so that you don’t need to skip a recipe just because you happen to live somewhere where fresh fenugreek leaves simply aren’t available.
66 of the 112 recipes in this book are already suitable for vegans, and the remaining are easily modified. There are plenty of photos, detailed descriptions and each recipe is clearly marked with it's suitability for various dietary requirements. From eye-catching starters to delicious street snacks, from amazing main courses to the most incredible side dishes, pickles, chutneys, breads, drinks and sweets, you are going to find some of the best Indian recipes you’ve ever tried in Prashad!

First the good news !! This giveaway is open for both Bloggers and non-bloggers. And there are not only one, but TWO copies to win !! One will be sent to the Indian address and one copy is reserved for my UK friends. 
And now, as goes for every event, there are some simple rules to be followed as below:
  • Link any recipe for Christmas and New year to this page. The use of Logo will be appreciated
  • Link as many new or archived recipes, but they should suit the occasion and festival. Update and repost the recipe with this announcement page link 
  • Since its open to all, linking the recipe is NOT mandatory but that will fetch you highest points  in the raffle-copter below and hence will increase your chances of winning
  • Link as many recipes as you want to increase your chances of winning
  • Non-bloggers can send me an email with the recipe and photo and I will publish that here on your behalf
And since I would love to make my Christmas special too, some other rules for the raffle-copter entry as below: 
  • Follow my Blog by Bloglovin or Blogger
  • Like my FB Page- UK Rasoi
  • Share this giveaway on your FB Or twitter
When you have done all three of the above, please leave your email id in the comments below. Once I announce the random winner, you will be contacted for your Indian address and the book will be shipped there.
BONUS For our UK readers !! 

For all my UK friends, there is an extra copy kept. And you dont even need to link a recipe for that, or provide your UK address. So once you have completed the rafflecopter criteria to enter, simply leave a comment below with your email id and the word “UK RESIDENT” in front of it, and I will take you from there.

Some T&C:
  • Competition ends 15th January 2014 6.00 pm
  • This giveaway is open to all readers WORLDWIDE, with Indian address to send the book.
  • The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter (which uses and announced on this page.
  • The winner will be contacted by e-mail, if they do not respond within a 7 days another winner will be chosen.
  • All entries will be verified, failure to follow instructions correctly will result in participants being disqualified. Please do not cheat
  • Contact me at for any doubts or queries

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I would love to win one of these cookbooks. Have heard a lot about Prashad, the awesome food they serve, unfortunately it is too far away from us, so I will have to make do with the cookbook! :-)

  2. I would love to win one of the cookbooks - I haven't linked in a recipe yet and have already liked ur page on FB, followng u on BlogLovin and shared ur giveaway on my personal FB ..e-mail id - and UK resident..=) Good luck!!!

  3. I would love to win one of the cookbooks - I haven't linked in a recipe yet and have already liked ur page on FB, followng u on BlogLovin and shared ur giveaway on my personal FB ..e-mail id - and UK resident..=) Good luck!!!

  4. I have done everything as you mentioned above my email id is and I am a resident of India..... thanks and all the best girl :)

  5. Hi i had a problem while linking my recipe. My mail ID if you can delete the Hyderabadi Biriyani i can relink it. Link has come without uploading the recipe photo. Thanks. Do reply. All the Best for your lovely event.

    1. Hi Eliza, sorry about the issue. Dont know what the issue is, but if you could send me the recipep ost link I could attach that for you :)
      Send me the link at

  6. I am getting the same problem again while linking.

  7. am i missed any of ur rules i dont think so. if yes wat i ve missed to do?

  8. lovely giveaway and so would love to win this.

  9. Lovely giveaway . Already following you on blogger , liked your FB page and shared about this event.
    FB name -sapana behl
    I am an Indian resident and love to win the book . Linked my entry Eggless Orange Cake.

  10. lovely giveaway and would love to win this. Haffas kitchen

  11. have mailed my links 2 days back. u have not attached. want any more details. please reply me

  12. following u thr blogger n FB.FB name :Smitha Kalluraya
    mail id

  13. lovely event and giveaway ..will surely link in recipes .Please check on going event at

  14. Hi Nupur! I have linked my recipe and liked u on FB [FB name - Padmajha].Will link a few more after I post them
    And, I have been eyeing this book for a while now and hope I can win it through your blog.
    mail id -

  15. lovely event and giveaway ..will surely link in recipes . On going event Plz check

  16. Hi Nupur,
    have linked my recipes..liked your Facebook page...shared your giveaway in my Facebook too.

  17. Hi Nupur,I have visited Prashad and have loved their thali loads..loved their dal especially. I would like to get the book and try out their simple yet flavourful recipes. I am a UK resident yet have link my kaju curry as it is my favourite.

  18. Awesome giveaway!!! Just linked two of my recipes and will link some more tomorrow. Happy new year!!!

  19. This place is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful and stunning. Even though a few Halls are equally appealing and fascinating in their history, acoustics, and aesthetics, I'm tempted to still give this place a slight edge.

  20. just wondering , winner is announced for this?



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