Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fifth Blog Anniversary - 2nd & 3rd Giveaways

Thanks for all the wishes and the interest in the first giveaway. That is still open, by the way. In case you're interested and have not left a comment or emailed me, please do so on or before Aug 20th.

I couldn't wait to announce the next ones. So excited about this!

"Subbamma's Store" is a small hole-in-the-wall shop that makes and sells the most amazing Kannadiga snacks, masala powders, special papads and even some specialty pickles and powders. They have been around for many decades and are a must-visit for anyone venturing into South Bangalore. Mention "Basavangudi" to a Bangalorean and chances are that Subbamma will figure somewhere in the conversation! They are well known for their "huragalu" (fried lentils), "congress and communist kadlekai" (varieties of fried masala peanuts) and holiges (obbaattu/puran polis). I bought some amla thokku the last time that was truly out of this world! For this giveaway, I will send two lucky folks (hence 2nd and 3rd) a selection of the store's goodies.

For a visual treat of some of their stuff, head over to One Hot Stove. (Thanks for sharing this, Nupur).

Here is one more post that talks about this very interesting shop.

As before, just leave a comment that you'd like to participate in this draw. If something from Nupur's post caught your attention, do mention that as well and I'll try to include that in your selection, if you are one of the winners. I can ship this only within India again. The next giveaway will be open to all, I promise! Please leave a comment mentioning your interest (or email me at mysoorean at gmail dot com, for non-bloggers) on or before Aug 21. I will draw the winners on Aug 22nd.

25 comments:

Satrupa said...

Wish you a very happy blog anniversary .... lotz of luv n hugs :)

Jayashree said...

Vani, congratulations on completing 5 years in blogosphere.
Irrespective of whether I win this giveaway or not, you & Nupur have tempted me enough with your posts to make me want to go to this store.

Chitra said...

Hey, Subbamma angadi goodies are mouthwatering. their kobbari mitai and nippattu are also yummy.

Chitra

Shama Nagarajan said...

Congrats dear..keep rocking.please join us in Celebrate Sweets - Sweet buns event .

Paaka Shaale said...

Gosh you have made me all nostalgic with the mention of Subbammana angadi!! :)I love their chutney pudi!!!

Prathibha said...

This one is really interesting vani,very nice thought for a give away..
But the pbm wid me is I like everything der kodubale,chakli,nippat,sandige,holige...I think I mentioned almost everything..I wish I win to enjoy these goodies atleast..:)

Prathibha said...

This one is really interesting vani,very nice thought for a give away..
But the pbm wid me is I like everything der kodubale,chakli,nippat,sandige,holige...I think I mentioned almost everything..I wish I win to enjoy these goodies atleast..:)

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Hi vani, Congrats for 5years in blogging world wish more to come.

I love all the things from Subamma stores my fav is congress, Kodbale, Nipattu, Sandige. I love saaru pudi also.

My email id is simplysara07@gmail.com

LG said...

Congratulations! I have heard so much about this store and tasted also(in a friend's place) that I now want to make a trip down to that place during my next visit to India. How are your children?

Ms.Chitchat said...

Congratulations on completing 5 years in blogosphere and best wishes for the coming years. Thanks for the giveaway and I am in for it. Items u have mentioned are quite interesting and new to me.My email is chennaijo@gmail.com

Sia said...

u r kidding right?! Vani, I don't participate much in giveaways but for subbamma's goodies i'm willing to baby sit ur kids, clean ur house and drive u around the city!!! n do include Kodbales ;) pretty plzzz...

Priya said...

Wow congrats on completing 5years, that truly wonderful..

individuel said...

That sounds delicious!

And congrats on your blogaversary!

Vani said...

Satrupa - thanks :)

Jayashree- thanks. N's pics are truly tempting, aren't they?

Chitra - I forgot about the kobbari mithai, esp the bella ones.

Shama- thanks. will certainly try to participate in your event. Though looking at my blog you'd have realized how rarely sweets appear here. Three in five years! :)

Paaka Shaale - someone else mentioned chutney pudi too. I haven't tried it. Will buy this time.

Pratibha - ha ha. true. everything is nice. Very happy to include you in the draw, girl :)

Vani said...

Sara - COngress, kodbale, nippit and sandige - all my faves too. Haven't tried their saaru pudi yet. Adding you to the draw :)

LG - next time you;re in blr, for sure. Kids are good. Hope yours are doing good too.

Ms Chitchat - welcome to my blog. New things to try. Happy to include you in the giveaway.

Sia - did you guys move back too?! And yeah, I'll be holding you for all the things you mentioned, if you get this :)

Priya - thanks. hope your jet lag is all gone by now.

Ind - they are delicious indeed! and thanks for the wishes :)

Pinky said...

Congrats on ur blog anniversary...even we have a store in mysore called as "Tindimanne: which is famous for chaklis kodbales, nuppittu etc......hmmmmeverybdy fav.cant stop munching on them as well

Varunavi said...

Congrats on completing 5 years of blogging and wishing u many more years of blogging......
Varu012@gmail.com

DEESHA said...

Congrats on the anniversary. Btw I love subbammanna angadi. Love all the goodies there

Sia said...

No, we r still in cold, cloudy, rainy britain :( That's why I am so eager ;) I just noticed its just for ppl in India :( I guess i'll have to wait till our next visit to India :D

♥Aps♥ said...

I 've not seen her angadi but listening to the items there makes me feel like junmping frm the monitor to ur house(if u have her store item in ur house) or going to her store ryt away!!!

BongMom said...

Aiyyyo, now wasn't this just the thing you should have shipped to friends in Amrika :-D
Kidding wonly and where is that e-mail

Priti said...

Congrats Vani ...wish you many more year ...wow I love everything from Nupur post but specially the masals :) ....love to get my hands on few of them :)

PJ said...

Hi Vani, Congrats on the 5th Anniversary. I was in Basavangudi a few months ago and had I known this Angadi , I would have bought loads of goodies there. I would love to be a part of the giveaway,everything there seems to be tempting :)

Vani said...

Thanks for the comments & wishes, all! :)

radha said...

Congratulations on turning five. I have not been here or on my own blog for some time now. A favourite recipe at home that I picked up from your blog is the Tomato saaru.