December 5, 2010

OMG. KO Rasoi was published

Sorry about the OMG. As a ‘proper’ food blogger (giggles), I wouldn’t usually promote the use of such abbreviations, but there are times when the OMG and only the OMG will suffice. Except when it’s obligatory to apply the ZOMG, of course.



For someone with such a passion for cooking and writing, being recognised for it and getting published is a big deal. One of the best feelings I’ve ever had was finding out a KO Rasoi recipe was going to be published in a cookbook.
 Foodista cookbook
The Best of Food Blogs Cookbook was published in October 2010 by the online cooking encyclopaedia, Foodista. The dream began in 2009 when the brains behind called out to all food bloggers to submit their best recipes for a competition. The entries were divided into courses such as: appetisers, main courses, desserts and cocktails. Not being one to slam the door shut on a hot opportunity, I submitted my favourite recipe featured on KO Rasoi to date – Melt in the Mouth Paneer Kofta.
Entries were voted for by Foodista users and of the 1,500+ entries, just 300 were cherry picked for the finals. Needless to say, I was shocked and rather critical of my chances at making the final winners list.
However, when I got an email confirming KO Rasoi’s recipe had been selected to be featured in the Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook I could hardly contain myself. The list of 100 winners was announced at the International Food Bloggers Conference, Seattle and I’d have loved to have been there. I found out the news at work and was so tempted to run around the building screaming and dancing like a gerbil on espresso con panna.

It’s safe to say that seeing my name, words and photographs printed in a beautiful full-colour book among the likes of top food bloggers is utterly surreal – and also very humbling (bragging rights aside). I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who supported me throughout the selection process and believed in me. Who knows, maybe someday I’ll see my name and recipes in print again. You’ll definitely be the first to know.

Order your copy of the Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook here or here if you live in the UK. Amazon stocks copies of the book and you can get it delivered no matter where you are in the world. Buy the Kindle edition here and I’ll love you forever, I promise. Once it lands on your doorstep, grab a cuppa coffee and find me and my recipe on pages 94-95. There’s also a little snap of my darling mug (not the one you drink out of) in the back pages among all the beautiful people.



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25 responses to “OMG. KO Rasoi was published”

  1. Mina Joshi says:

    Congratulations Sanjana. You should also put your blog on Amazon. people who have KIndle can download it and you get paid for it.
    Oh – almost forgot! is the link to put YOUR blog on Kindle.

  2. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Congrats for the feat, Sanjana. Best wishes for more to come.

  3. artipatel88 says:

    Well Done 😀

  4. saint bapu says:

    well done & congrats

  5. Ushnish Ghosh says:

    Dear Sanjana
    OMG!! OMG!!! Thats great…Congratulation!!
    You cant imagine how happy I am to know this…Of course I am not surprised, who else can get such recognition!!.
    I am sure you will excel in every thing you try to do. God bless you and forever..
    Have a nice week ahead.

  6. astheroshe says:

    So many congrats! You deserve it ! 🙂

  7. Torviewtoronto says:

    Sanjana congratulation
    well deserved looks fabulous

  8. Jaisy James says:

    congratss dearrrr

  9. Anonymous says:

    Yay!!!! OMG,OMG – INDEED!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations are in order.
    Here's wishing you lots and lots of good wishes to excel in everthing you do.
    Great job little STAR!

  10. Vaishali Sharma says:

    This is indeed one OMG moment !! WOWWWWW!!!
    Congratulations Sanjana! You very well deserve this! You are excellent in what you do.

    Best of luck 🙂


  11. Sharmilee! :) says:

    Congrats…Best wishes in future too!

  12. AshKuku says:

    hey deary, that is a OMG! Oh! It is ONLY celebrations for you…. Kudos deary…. Wishes & Hugs))))


  13. Suhaina says:

    congrads Sanjana..thats amazing.

  14. Gayathri's Cook Spot says:


  15. Nimi SunilKumar says:

    congrats Sanjana!

  16. Priya says:

    Congrats dear, keep rocking..

  17. Anonymous says:

    Congrats! Well deserved recognition!

  18. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal says:

    Wow, OMG, it is seriously an OMG moment. Congratulations dear on such a presitigious moment. You will climb lot of heights, so get used to it 🙂

  19. Apu says:

    Congrats and all the best Sanjana!!

  20. Sailaja Damodaran says:


  21. Arti vyas says:

    Contests sanjana…you have made your forefathers proud!

  22. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets says:

    Congrats, girl! By the way, you are beautiful :).

  23. meeso says:


  24. Cooking Foodie says:

    I just saw this… Congratulations! Its indeed a thrill and very well done I must say… You have a fab blog and deserve to be published! Keep up the good work…

  25. Dilip Joshi says:

    Where can I buy your book in the USA, Sanjana?

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