One of the biggest oats recipe contests in India, Quaker Bring Your Tastiest Bowl, concluded in grand style with the winner taking home Rs. 50 lakh. 14 of India’s aspiring chefs from across the country showcased their culinary prowess, creating popular dishes with oats. Chef Vikas Khanna designed the finale that put the skills to real test with ‘Ek Muthi Quaker’ oats.
“I was overwhelmed by the innovative recipes that we received for the Quaker Bring Your Tastiest Bowl contest. The competition was extremely tough and the contestants rose to the challenges we set them. Congratulations to the winner and all those who made it to the finale. A perfect platform for hidden talent around the country, remarked Chef Vikas Khanna, Nutrition Brand Ambassador for Qaker Oats.
Deepika Warrier, Vice President – Nutrition Category, PepsiCo India quoted, “As one of most credible nutrition brands in the world, Quaker has been actively driving awareness about the benefits of oats and how easy it is to add ‘ek muthi’ or a fistful of nutrition to our daily diet without compromising on taste. We received a phenomenal response to the Quaker Bring Your Tastiest Bowl with over 6000 recipes and innovative yet healthier ways to enjoy Quaker oats.”
The Quaker Bring Your Tastiest Bowl contest highlights fun and interesting ways to enjoy your favorite food while making it more nutritious. It was a tough competition! Chef Vikas Khanna gave the 14 finalists a surprise bowl of ingredients and 30 minutes to prepare their tastiest bowls. Of the 14, Chef Vikas Khanna selected the top three dishes that took the contestants to the finale with last round some complex, must-use ingredients to prepare their final dish with.
Launched in May this year, the Quaker Bring Your Tastiest Bowl contest ran through 10 weeks and received over 6000 entries, and engaged with over 12million consumers. Food-lovers, homemakers and aspiring chefs from across the country emailed their renditions of the tastiest Quaker oats bowl via email and photos.
The top 14 contestants who competed at the Quaker Bring Your Tastiest Bowl finale today were: Naveen Gupta (Mumbai), Sandiya (Vellore), Varshha Shivnani (Kolkata), Avery Blazie Rodrigues (Mangalore), Shiny Annie Besant (Bangalore), Suman Ranjan Kumari (Chandigarh), S. Vasumathi (Chennai), Archana Harshad Pai (Hyderabad), Gargi Puri (Delhi), Nirma Sekar (Tamil Nadu), Preeta P Nikam (Ahmedabad), Abhinav Shukla (Mumbai), Adil Abdul Karim Memon (Mumbai) and Ritu Arora (Delhi).
The recipes that earned the 14 finalists a place in the finale included: Thai style Sticky Oats with Mango, Indo-Burmese Oats Chaat, Spicy Pep Pop Oats Chaat, Oats Mushroom Sukka, Healthy Quaker Oats Chaat with Nuts, Chocolaty Oats, Oats Carrot Dates Raisin Ice Pops, Konkani Jacfruit Oats Payasu, Hyderabadi Biryani, Quaker Oats Beet-Carrot Modak, Mango Oats Vegan Smoothie Bowl, and Oats Paal Poli.