Hi – welcome to my blog !

I’m Nithya & this is a space to document and share my love for all things food.  Hunger is a universal affectation and food its sole medicine. I hope to share & learn with fellow foodies and budding cooks, recipes and ideas for fulfilling and comforting food. Food that transcends borders and creates a warmth in your heart. Although the mainstay at our home happens to be traditional South Indian vegetarian food, I love experimenting with different ingredients and cuisines, so you will find recipes from all over the globe here (albeit vegetarian only!).

My love for food

I am a serious foodie and will never pass up an opportunity to try anything new in terms of food. I’m a true blue vegetarian and think that the ‘egg is vegetarian’ argument is bonkers. I love street food and gourmet with equal gusto. I am currently discovering the culinary paradise that Chennai has to offer. DH & family have very picky palates but love good food. What’s the point of stressing and working long hours and travelling? Earning a living. Which boils down to having your basic three meals a day. A good meal.

My style

I am not a meticulous cook; I rely on instinct and approximation. I am not exacting with my measurement of spices, and I don’t strictly follow any recipe to the ‘t’. I trust my instincts, use aroma and taste to guide me, and tweak the recipe around to suit my tastes. I am also a lazy cook – I like recipes that are hassle free, and do not involve elaborate preparations. I am prepared to exert a certain amount of effort for a recipe, but I’m certainly not happy if its laborious – I would probably just lose interest halfway.

Happiness is

I love the bright colours and smells of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs & spices. Just simply spotting a bunch of fresh green coriander in the market would make me very, very happy. I love to feed people, and I’m really glad when I get the chance to satiate someone’s hunger through my cooking. A compliment from them when they truly like my food, makes me even happier 😀
India is such a diverse country that holds so many different cuisines – you have something new to learn everyday. You never run out of things to cook, there’s something new to challenge you everytime. All that is needed is an open mind, and genuine interest to experiment. And of course, if I end up exhausting the repertoire of  Indian cuisine (doubt if that will EVER happen), I have world cuisine to explore!
I do hope that you try out these recipes in your kitchen. I’d be glad if you enjoy making them and eating them as much as I do !  🙂

One Comment Add yours

  1. mmprabhu says:

    Hi Nithya, it’s a very nice blog. The photographs are amazing and very well complement your writings. I have read through your previous recipes as well. I am sure that your writing will inspire and motivate cooking enthusiasts to try, taste and serve your recipes. Keep experimenting food and writing. All the very best.

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