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  at-Taiyebaat in collaboration with Department of Foods and Nutrition, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), organized Alavi Bohras Special Recipe Competition - "ALAVI MAA'EDAH".  ALAVI BOHRAS LADIES/GENTS OF ANY AGE  FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD participated in this online event.  The aim of such competition is to preserve, propagate and practice our age old traditions of cooking and Bohra diet.  Our new generation is vulnerable to Fast-food, snacks and unhealthy eating habits.  They should be aware of our nutritious food we take during different seasons and occasions.  In the time of social media rearing its head everywhere it proves an effective tool to reach to our youth.
   
 

Winners of the competition was decided on the following criteria/rules:

  • Use of Alavi culture - traditional cooking practice
  • Presentation style
  • 3 photos of Mithaas recipe (1 final photo of the recipe, 2 photos showing important steps/ process in recipe making, collage acceptable)
  • Usage of Healthy ingredients
  • A small write-up about history/fond story about recipe
  • Ingredients and method of cooking
  • Cost of recipe/serves
  • A small video clip of about 30 seconds (someone tasting your recipe) (OPTIONAL)
   
 

ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS

Overall an overwhelming response was received through 26 dessert recipe entries received till 15/10/2021. The age of the participants ranged from 10 years to 74 years. Of the 26 entries, 22 entries were of female while 4 entries were of male members of the community. Apart from Vadodara, recipe entries were received from Bangalore, Mumbai, Bharuch and Ahmedabad. The detailed list of recipe entries received is as follows:

  1. KHAJUR no HALWA
  2. MALIDO
  3. PAAV no HALWO/BREAD HALWA
  4. FUKALLU
  5. ZARDO/MEETHA CHAWAL
  6. FRUIT CUSTARD
  7. BEDA na MESOOB
  8. GOL PAPDI
  9. SO-DHAAN-NU (SODANNU)
  10. KESAR MAVA SAMOSA
  11. BATAKA ni JELLY ( POTATO JELLY)
  12. MILK CUSTARD
  13. MAVA SAMOSA
  14. MALIDO
  15. LOOKNI KELA/BOONDI KELA
  16. BEDA NA MESOOB
  17. BATAKA NI JELLY
  18. SHEER-KHURMA
  19. PAV no HALWO (BREAD HALWA)
  20. MEETHI GANJI
  21. RAWA no HALWO
  22. MAVA SAMOSA
  23. GOL PAPDI (SUKHDI)
  24. FRUIT MUTANJAN
  25. CUSTARD FRUIT BOWL
  26. MEETHI GANJI

Upon taking a close look at the list more than 1 entries were received of some of the desserts like meetha samosa (3), meethi ganji (2), malido (2), beda na mesoob (2), pav no halwa (2), golpapdi (2), bataka ni jelly (2) and custard (2) while single entries were received  of sodannu, sheerkhurmo, mutanjan, khajur halwa, chawal zardo, lookni kela, fukallu and milk custard.

The competition being completely ONLINE in nature, selection of the winners was to be justified, for which the following criteria - recipe and ingredients 25; plate design - presentation 25; eye appeal and cost 25; traditional and practicality 25, was used and every participant’s entry received a score out of 100 by a three member panel of judges. The three member panel of judges included an eminent person from Alavi Bohra Community, Nutrition Background and Culinary experienced person from outside community. For non-biased selection of winners, names and other identity related information like address, contact information, date of birth of participants were not disclosed to the judges. Only the name of the recipe, ingredients, method, and history or fond memory of the recipe and three clear pictures of the recipes were shared with the judges.

Based on the consolidated scores - three recipes namely

  • Malido (Zainab bu Shahiwala, Bangalore),
  • Kesar Mava Samosa (Shehnaz bu Tinwala, Ajwa road) and
  • Zardo (Nazimah bu Bhaisaheb, Ajwa road)

were selected and were given a cash prize of 1000, 700 and 500 respectively.  These winners were declared on World Food Day - 16 October 2021.  Also e-Certificate was given to all participants.

 
 
 
 
 
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