Aromas from the Kitchens of Bangalore spice up Dabur Hommade HomeStar contest

30 Bangaloreans showcase a variety of rich Indian homemade cuisine

10Bangalore, April 15, 2013:?Rich and elegant aroma from the kitchens of Bangalore spiced up the International Institute of Hotel Management at Indiranagar today, the venue for the Southern regional round for?Dabur Hommade HomeStar Contest,?a national culinary contest organized by India?s leading packaged foods Company Dabur India Ltd.?The winner of this contest, which aims to identify and acknowledge the unsung culinary talents in Indian homes would win a trip to?New York and dine with Michelin Starred Chef, Author, TV Judge and Host - Vikas Khanna in his restaurant named Junoon.

Ms Salini Khanna Charles, Director, IIHM, Bangalore, who judged the city finale today, said,??Given today?s hectic lifestyle and time constraint, cooking has become even more challenging for everyone at home. I salute all those women and men who day in day out dish out finger-licking tasty dishes for their family.? Dabur Hommade, with its ready-to-cook range of culinary pastes and purees, has made life little easier for all of us. It is indeed a great initiative by the brand to give an opportunity to the Queens & Kings of Indian kitchen to take their culinary skills outside the closed confines of their kitchen and share it with the world. The variety in taste and color that I found the participants bringing in today to the various dishes truly showcases the richness of Indian cuisine. This is a wonderful platform that?recognizes the tremendous effort homemakers make every day in making tasty dishes for the whole family.?

?Dabur Hommade HomeStar contest was flagged off by internationally acclaimed celebrity Master Chef Vikas Khanna a month back wherein people were invited to share their secret recipes from their kitchens at home. More than 5000 entries were received from across the country, with the city of Bangalore alone accounting for over 1,000 of these entries. After several rounds of screening by an independent jury, 30 shortlisted participants were called for the city finale today. The top three winners of the regional round would now join the finalists coming from Delhi and Mumbai in the Grand Finale to be held in New Delhi in May, wherein Master Chef Vikas Khanna would select the winner of the Dabur Hommade HomeStar contest.

?Mr Nitin Jain, Brand Head ? Hommade, Dabur India Ltd., said,??Dabur Hommade is an over 15-year-old brand made from the choicest, fresh ingredients that helps make tasty food conveniently without compromising on one?s individual touch. I see Dabur Hommade as an essential tool for all those who want to provide nothing but the best to their family even when hard pressed for time. ?The brand comes with the promise of making cooking convenient and less time consuming, while delivering the same taste of traditional home made food. Further extending this promise of supplementing homemade food with the element of convenience and taste, we came up with this contest that brings together home makers from across India on a platform where they can invent and explore their culinary skills and gain recognition.?We are of firm belief that truly great culinary masters are not to be found in restaurants or hotels, rather they are present in every kitchen across the nation. This contest is but a reflection of this belief.

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