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    South Vs North Challenge - Learn & Excel


    Welcome to the South Vs North Challenge..

    Participate and learn new regional recipes from all around India!!!



    This event come challenge is like a never ending journey through which you will be able to learn more of other regional food and even excel in it. 

    Interested?? Read further.


    There are 35 states in India and each region has its own special cuisine. We can generally categorize them into the North Indian Cuisine, the South Indian Cuisine, the West Indian Cuisine and Eastern Indian Cuisine. Each cuisine has its own specialties.

    Though we Indian bloggers post many recipes from all around India, we tend to post more recipes from the region we belong to. For example a south Indian will post more recipes from south Indian cuisine and few North Indian recipes and vice-versa. This is due to the lack of exposure to the other regional foods.  Some may learn different regional recipes through experience, books, friends and neighbors. But still you may not excel in it. By participating in this challenge you will learn more regional recipes from fellow bloggers from different regions. 



    An outline about the challenge.....


    People from varied region of India will be participating here and there will be two groups THE SOUTHERN and THE NORTHERN teams who will be challenging each other with their regional recipes. To be clear the South will challenge the North team with an authentic south Indian recipe and the North team will challenge the south team with an authentic North Indian recipe and both team will have a month time to prepare and post the recipe on their space.

    The team member who poses the challenge should make a new post and write what challenge she is posing. She must also give a short introduction about the recipe, the ingredients needed, preparation method with s
    tep by step pictures and picture of the recipe and publish it. A link tool will be placed on the same post and the members must link the recipes to her space. Participants must add a link to this event page along with the even't logo. 

    If suppose the south team member has a doubt regarding the recipe she can contact the members of the North team and get more ideas. The team members will prepare the recipe that has been challenged and will post it on their space. The team with the highest points will win the challenge and will be the winner of the Month. 


    Learning and experimenting is definitely necessary in cooking world to excel. This journey or challenge will help you learn, improve and excel in other regional recipes and get more knowledge about them. 



    More about the challenge;



    • I have narrowed down the categorization into two groups to make it simpler. The Northern Group and the Southern group.
    • THE SOUTHERN GROUP - Bloggers from southern and Western states of India will form the South group. 
    • THE NORTHERN GROUP - Bloggers from Northern, North-East and Eastern states of India together will form the North Group.
    • Both teams will challenge each other with their regional authentic recipe on the first of every month. 
    • The teams have a month to complete the challenge. (Just one recipe a month) i.e., a month time will be given to prepare and post the recipe. 
    • So who will challenge the other team? A member of one team will challenge the other team. The one who poses the challenge will run the event at her space.
    • There will be challenges within the teams also at times
    • Post the logo and link of this page along with the recipe. Then link it to the event space. 
    • Points will be given to each team accordingly.
    • The team with the most number of points will win the month's challenge
    • Those participating in the challenge must be my follower and post this logo on their side-bars along with a link to this event page, that's the only rule.

    Those interested send me a mail to divya.pramil@gmail.com
    While sending the mail; 
    State which group and state you belong to and whether you are willing to participate!!

    Refer the following to find to which team you belong to;


    The Southern Group - (South Indian and Goan bloggers will Form Southern Group)
    1. Andhra Pradesh 
    2. Karnataka 
    3. Kerala
    4. Tamil Nadu 
    5. Pondicherry 
    6. Union Territories Of Lakshwadeep Islands
    7. Goa

    The Northern Group - (North Indian, North-East, Some West Indian and East Indian bloggers will form Northern group)



    1. Delhi
    2. Haryana
    3. Jammu & Kashmir
    4. Himachal Pradesh
    5. Utter Pradesh
    6. Madhya Pradesh
    7. Punjab 
    8. Uttaranchal
    9. Arunachal Pradesh
    10. Assam
    11. Bihar
    12. Jharkhand
    13. Orissa 
    14. West Bengal 
    15. Rajasthan
    16. Gujarat
    17. Maharashtra

    Advantages of participating;

    1. You will learn new regional recipe.
    2. More traffic and links to your space.
    3. Guest hosting opportunities.
    4. Get more blogger friends and exposure.
    Bloggers who are not foodies can also participate!!

    Challenge, Learn and Excel!! Enjoy Every Moment by being a part of this Event!!


    Grab the logos you like; 



    The Northern Group Logos!!







    The Southern Group Logos!! 








    Wish to participate send me a mail soon with the following details;
    1. Your Full name;
    2. Blog link; 
    3. The State to which you belong to;
    4. Regional Cuisine you excel in;
    Wish to see your responses soon!! Have any doubts?? Send me a mail!!

    I Invite you all to join me and lets learn together :)
    We have totally 79 members in our group...!!

    SNC event and round ups!!!

    SNC -1 (October 2012)
    Challenge for Northern team - Mysore pak; Challenged and Hosted by - Divya Prakash
    Challenge for Southern team -  Bhel Puri Chat; Challenged and Hosted by - Shruti Dhingra 
    Total no. of participants - 18 out of 40 
    Winning team - Northern Team 

    SNC - 2 (November 2012)

    Challenge for Northern team - Adhirasam; Challenged and Hosted by - Yashodha
    Challenge for Southern team -  Gulab Jamun; Challenged and Hosted by - Pallavi 
    Total no. of participants - 26 out of 47 
    Winning team - Southern Team 

    SNC -3 (December 2012) 

    Challenge for Northern team - Medu Vada; Challenged and Hosted by - Sherin Deepu 
    Challenge for Southern team -  Misal Pav; Challenged and Hosted by - Meena Bhatia 
    Total no. of participants - 32 out of 54
    Winning team - Southern Team


    SNC -4 (January 2013)

    Challenge for Northern team - Vadakari; Challenged and Hosted by - Ramya 
    Challenge for Southern team -  Ghewar; Challenged and Hosted by - Manjula Bharath
    Total no. of participants - 27 out of 58
    Winning team - Southern Team

     SNC - 5 (Feb 2013) 

    Challenge for Southern team - Green Peas Kachori With Spicy Dum AlooChallenged and Hosted by - Sanoli
    Challenge for Northern team - Paal Kozhukattai - Challenged and Hosted by Tamil
    Total no. of participants - 35 out of 62
    Winning team - Southern team



     SNC - 6 (March 2013) 

    Challenge for Southern team - Chana Dal Halwa/Barfi; Challenged and Hosted by Kirti on behalf of Northern team 
    Challenge for Northern team - Hyderabadi BiryaniChallenged and Hosted by Swasthi on behalf of Southern team  
    Total no. of participants - 36 out of 80
    Winning team - Southern team


    SNC - 7 (April 2013) 

    Challenge for Southern team - Kandvi; Challenged and Hosted by Hetal Acharya on behalf of Northern team 
    Challenge for Northern team - Karupatti AapamChallenged and Hosted by Shama on behalf of Southern team  
    Total no. of participants - 27 out of 80
    Winning team - Northern team



    SNC - 8 (May 2013) 

    Challenge for Southern team -  Dhokar Dalna; Challenged and Hosted by Nabanita on behalf of Northern team 
    Challenge for Northern team - Qubani Ka MeetaChallenged and Hosted by Angel Khan on behalf of Southern team  
    Total no. of participants - 23 out of 80
    Winning team - Southern team


    SNC - 9 (June 2013) 

    Challenge for Southern team - Channar Jalebi; Challenged and Hosted by Chandrani Banerjee on behalf of Northern team 
    Challenge for Northern team - Chettinad Pakora KulambuChallenged and Hosted by Priya Suresh on behalf of Southern team  
    Total no. of participants - 24 out of 80
    Winning Team - Will be announced soon


    SNC - 10 (July 2013) 

    Challenge for Southern team - Rajasthani Platter; Challenged and Hosted by Manjula Kanted on behalf of Northern team 
    Challenge for Northern team - Vendayakeerai Parupu Urundai Mor KulambuChallenged and Hosted by Sowmya on behalf of Southern team  
    Total no. of participants - 15 out of 83
    Winning team - Will be announced soon


    SNC - 11 (August 2013) 

    Challenge for Southern team - Kesar Pista Kulfi; Challenged and Hosted by Shruti n behalf of Northern team 
    Challenge for Northern team - Paasi Paruppu Payasam Challenged and Hosted by myself on behalf of Southern team  
    Challenge closed
    Winning team - Will be announced soon


    SNC - 12 (September 2013) 

    Challenge for Southern team - Falooda; Challenged and Hosted by Minnie Gupta on behalf of Northern team 
    Challenge for Northern team -  Ellu Poorna Kozhukattai; Challenged and Hosted by Vijayalakshmi on behalf of Southern team   

    Challenge closed
    Winning team - Will be announced soon



    Those wishing to join us contact me!!
    Check out our members here!!


    96 comments:

    1. divya do u know how awesome you are

      first of all i m really bad in geography and here you named all states of india
      and maharashtra is in south group

      oh dear
      this is truly amazing challenge

      i m still not understanding the concept

      let me read tomm and see what i can do

      would love to be part of this but i hv to understand this totally zero in this

      really want to be but would confirm when i understood this

      Join my first event -- Be My guest

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      1. Hi Meenu thanks for your interest :) its just a simple challenge.. Northern team will challenge the south and the Southern team will challenge the north with their authentic recipes.. This will help you learn more regional recipes that's my idea. I will mail you the details clearly Meenu :)

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    2. Like to join divs...soon will mail you the details...

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      1. Thanks dear for the interest :) Waiting for you mail!!

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    3. What an idea ??? Looking forward to participate in this event :-)
      I am from Delhi but residing in Bangalore :-) which group is there for me ???

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      1. Hi Shruti Thanks for the interest dear :) Since you are from Delhi you belong to the northern group dear. You must excel in recipes from your region right?? So joining the Northern team would be better dear :)

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      2. Then final :-) I will represent Northern region !!!
        Will send you the mail tonight :-)

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      3. Wow thanks dear :) Waiting for your mail dear :)

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    4. Hey Divy...en thalai krrrrrrrrrrrrrnuuuuu.... suthuthu ma... hw u can? ippave kanna kathuthe.... will participate in this BBBBBBBBig event dear... so interesting...
      VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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      1. Ha ha ha akka pathu.. Dont fall down :P Thanks for the interest dear please do send me a mail Viji :) Am sure you will belong to the Southern Team!!

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    5. Very interesting & quite different concept. Will mail you soon.

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      1. Thank you so much Shailaja :) Waiting for your mail dear :)

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    6. Divya... konjam kastama daan irukku puriyuradukku... But room pottu yosichingalo...

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      1. Ha ha ha... Its s simple challenge only Vimitha but will sound bit tricky. After participating once it will be very clear, just a challenge between two teams within India. After the first event all your doubts will be clarified :)

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    7. Wow! Great Idea. Best Wishes.Mail you soon.

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    8. wow very different and nice idea!!! if I'm not wrong you forget about
      "heart of India" MP (Madhya pradesh)..... i would like to participate....
      I'm from bhopal....

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      1. Oops yes dear will check it and will update :) Please do send me a mail Bhavna!! And thanks for the interest dear :)

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    9. Wow.........what a nice challenge Divya! Lovely event, but not fully cleared to me dear. I belong with West Bengal basically, presently in US. So I will be in Northern team right?
      I will represent the northern team. Mailing you soon dear.

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      1. Thank you so much dear..Thanks for the mail!! Yeah dear you belong to the Northern team and hope your doubts are clarified!!

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    10. very nice event Divya! hats off to your thoughts! going to be a great event. will mail you soon

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      1. Thank you so much dear :) Waiting for your mail!!

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    11. yeah .....happy dance ...happy dance :-)
      Me got selected !!!
      shrutirasoi

      Today's Recipe
      My First Giveaway

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    12. Fabulous event! Hope it will come up with new recipes from each group!

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    13. oh dear..what a challenge!!!..will join south team..both tamilnadu and andra
      recipes

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      1. Thank you akka :) Will update your name too :)

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    14. wonderful thought Divya...will surely participate..

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      1. Thank you so much Maria Do send me a mail soon :)

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    15. ok i m in divya

      though still not getting it and well i m from mumbai and u have put mumbai maharashtra in south zone

      so what am i supposed to do now

      looks like back to square one. land utthe rah gaya lord baaki rah gaya hahah

      me stateless in the normal terms

      my state is not here in india at all *WINK*

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      1. Ha ha :) Have sent you a mail Meenu and yes I have made a small change; I have categorized Maharashtra under the North Meenu. I think this will be better. I'll discuss more in mail Meenu :)

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    16. ya me in north and technically or geographically maharashtra is north west and borders gujarat on north side

      so me being mumbaikar and from north is here otherwise as i say i m stateless by birth heheheh

      count me i divya

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      1. Definitely Meenu :) Thank you so much!! Welcome to the challenge :)

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    17. sooper Divya, Very interesting Event!! Mailed u my details...

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      2. Hey dear just send me a mail will make it clear for you :)

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    19. Lovely challenge & Awesome event dear, Happy hosting !!

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    20. nice.. can't understand on my first reading.. but later can understand.. :).. again appreciate ur patience to type this bigggggggg post...will mail u my details..

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    21. Divya,i want to join you guys, am from Pondicherry,so i'll go for both Pondicherry and tamilnadu.

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      1. Hi Priya thanks for the interest dear :) Will definitely include you..Please do send me a mail!!

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    22. excellent challenge sure to learn more recipes...want to join this event....

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      1. Hey friends thanks for your interest.. You are welcome to join us!! Please do send me a mail :)

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    23. would love to participate in this event dear do add me in

      Priya
      Cook like Priya

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      1. This is very interesting.Though I am not eligible to participate in this challenge ( I'm from your neighbouring country),I wish all those participating my best wishes..:)

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      1. I did not get your mail dear..Can you please forward me the mail again? :)

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    26. wwoooooo very interesting theme..am in..!!!

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      1. Hey thanks dear..Do send me a mail soon :)

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    27. Such a Lovely event Dear. And you have a nice blog too. I like it very much. Nice collections.Thanks for sharing it... And Challenge I will take definitely. Basically I am from west Bengal.But Staying at Tamilnadu. Will participate for Northern Challenge. Right?

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      1. Thank you so much dear will include you too in the event do send me a mail soon.. :) And welcome thanks for visiting my space :)

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    28. Hi Divya, this is a truly delightful event, and I would definitely like to join. I love the idea, it's terrific. I am from Bengal (seems like you have a lot of Bengalis in Northern team).

      I have a question. I am from Bengal, but I mostly cook food from more northern part of India - like UP, Punjab or Kashmir. So can I post food from any northern state or do I have to post only from Bengal? For the record, Bengali cuisine as different from North Indian food as the South Indian food is.

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    29. am new to blogging as well as cooking....am a tamilian, native of kerala settled in andhrapradesh...so definitely come under the southern part:P

      would like to learn north indian recipes...willing to participate..wl mail u soon..

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    30. Divya, love to participate.. I am from South Trichy, Tamil nadu

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    31. I am in tooo…details on the way!!

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    32. hi Divya!i mailed you already ma.please check:)

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      1. Hi Ramya am so sorry just checked the mail now and have updated your name there..Am really sorry somehow missed the mail..Apologies :)

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    33. Hi Divya
      Just mailed you my details. Would love to be a part of this wonderful group

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      1. Hi Veena, I have not got your mail dear, could you please resend :) Thanks for the interest :)

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    34. Hi Divya
      Resent it. Please check and let me know. I hope this reaches you

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    35. Hi Divya,

      love to participate I hope am not too late to be part of this group :)
      Please check out my email :)

      I am from South,AP -Hyderabad :)

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    36. Hi Divya,

      Finally I have posted my first post for the SNC. Hope this is fine, please look into it.

      Thank you for giving me an opportunity to be a part of this SNC event.

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    37. Hi Friends ,
      I have completed Current month Challenge for SNC.
      Plz visit Dear.

      Esho-Bosho-Aahare

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    38. satyama solren....room pottu yosichingalo. awsome event...love to partcipate..mail anupren divya

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    39. Dear divya, though my name is in the southern team , i don't get the email notifications regarding the challenge. can you please check that out!!!

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      1. Hi Priya,

        You were in the group Priya you have sent me a mail too regarding this..Did u unsubscribe from the Google group, if so you will not get the mails, please check and let me know if I want to send the invitation again.

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    40. Priya, would like the post the recipe for February 2013; let me know if you rec'd my email? Thanks!

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      1. Divya, apologies for mixing up names! Let me know if I can go ahead and link my recipe at Sanoli's?

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      2. Received your m=email and just replied dear, sure you can participate :)

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    41. Hi Divya,I am very interested to participate..i will mail my details to you...

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    42. Hi Divya... I had sent you a mail stating my interest to join in... Please let me know... :)

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    43. I have sent you an email and would like to join.

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    44. hey divya... while updating this page, you forgot to change the month names in two of the challenges... :)

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      1. Hey dear thanks for letting me know, will update it now :)

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    45. Hi, sent you email, please reply.

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    46. Liberal use of rice and its products and diverse spices, along with coconut and curry leaves, make the cuisine of South India lip-smacking. Dosa, Rasam, Sambar Dal, and Payasam are some of the many major tasty food pieces of this district. Coconut oil is mainly used to arrange the various food pieces of this area.For more details about south Indian cuisines visit http://www.vaango.in/

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    47. Hi Preetha.. i would like to join this challenge.. i have already send u the mail .. plz do reply....

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    48. Hey Divya... awesome challenge yaar... sent u an email.

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    49. Hi Divya, I like join the group. Sent you a mail already.please do reply

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