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Winner romps home after impressing judge with Chettinad cuisine

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Winners being honoured at the end of the regional round of The Hindu Our State Our Taste competition in Pudukottai on Sunday

Winners being honoured at the end of the regional round of The Hindu Our State Our Taste competition in Pudukottai on Sunday | Photo Credit: HANDOUT

V. Umaiyal Vairavan was adjudged the regional winner of The Hindu’s ‘Our State Our Taste’ cooking competition held in Pudukottai. 

In the competition, she made 22 dishes that represented Chettinad cuisine. Participants may choose to cook any kind of dish, but a minimum of two dishes should be prepared and one of which must represent the flavour of Tamil Nadu, with ‘Namba Ooru Namba Savorit Pasta.’

Chef K. Damodaran, who was the judge for the competition, said that the judging criteria was based on the taste, texture, flavour, and presentation of the dishes. With several excellent dishes by the participants, he said that it was hard for him to pick the winners. 

K. Dhivya Pandiyan  was adjudged first runner-up, and R. Sasikala  the second runner up. Consolation prizes were also given to the participants.

R.M Lakshmanan from The Hindu Group; P. Aravind Raj, Vidiem’s authorized distributor;  R. Arivazlagan of Savorit and Naga Distributors;  D. Senthil Raja,  Area Sales Manager, Madhuram;  N.S Krishna Raj, partner, RKG; and R.K. Rajesh, Brand Manager, Kaleesuwari Refinery were present at the inaugural and prize distribution ceremonies.

The title sponsor is Vidiem Appliances, and the cooking contest has been powered by Savorit and Madhuram Rice in association with RKG Ghee and Cardia Advanced Groundnut Oil.  The event has been hosted by The Hindu, and the media partner is Hindu Tamil Thisai

The associate partner is Naga Food  and LG Asafoetida is the asafoetida partner. ITC Mangaldeep is the divinity partner and Everest Masala is the spices partner. The banking partner is Karur Vysya Bank,  Luxury car partner is Volkswagen and magazine partner is Aval Vikatan.. GEC Partner is Kalaignar TV and newschannel partner is Kalaignar Seidhigal. In Pudukottai, the venue partner is MA Grand, Pudukottai.


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