Kitchen Khiladi 2017

Kitchen Khiladi 2017
Preliminary Round
Sunday August 27, 2017
Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, Sunnyvale, CA

Final Round
Saturday September 9, 2017
iGrill, Santa Clara, CA
This year’s competition was conducted in partnership with Bharati Tamil Sangam. We want to thank our primary sponsor Shastha Foods and other sponsors Sangeetha restaurant, Embed UR, Madras Groceries and Tirupathi Bhimas.

35 teams competed in the preliminary round and presented different interesting recipes with Little Millet & Zucchini as the main ingredients.
Based on the judges score and the audience score top 8 teams were selected for the finals.

Finals round, live cookout competition, was held before live audience. Contestants used Brussel Sprout and Oranges as the main ingredient for the main entree and dessert.

The focus of the competition is to promote healthy diet and healthy living. This year’s competition was focused on promoting the benefits of millets. Here are the recipes from the final round. Feel free to try them and enjoy them at home!

Top 3 winning teams won gold coins! Here are the top 3 finishers of the competition.

Position Team Name Members
First Archana Archana, Hitesh
Second Medha-Vinit Medha Pimpley, Vinit Deshpande
Third Annapoorani Divya Rajalakshmi Natarajan

Here is the list of top 8 finalists from the preliminary round in no particular order. Top 7 teams were selected by the judges and the 8th team was selected by audience voting.

Team Name Members
Jayaseela Vivek Team Jayaseela Vivek
OPOS Healers Visalakshi Venkataraman, Ravi Surilikam
Annapoorani Divya Rajalakshmi Natarajan
The Pressure Cookers Radhika Venkataraman, Pattammal Ganesan, Kartik Venkataraman
Medha-Vinit Medha Pimpley, Vinit Deshpande
Spice Girls Vanee Ramesh, Geetha Mani, Deepa Karthi
Archana Archana, Hitesh
Sasireka’s Team Sasireka Satish