About Us

about us:

namaste, hello & welcome.

i am dassana. my name means “search for insight” ( many readers ask me the meaning of my name and hence i have mentioned it).

i have done my post graduation in education. after working as a high school teacher, i quit my teaching career and joined the corporate industry where i worked as quality analyst & trainer for some years. web development happened when i quit my corporate job and i took a keen interest and learnt a lot about it.

i started this blog in feb 2009. i left my full time corporate job before i got married and a year later, i started to blog, not because i wanted to, but due to a lot of insistence from my husband, amit. he encouraged me so much and this blog was created.

initially i just wanted to document the family recipes, but later the blog paved for me to try various recipes from different regions of india and different countries. i was a hobby blogger from the year 2009 to 2010. then for about 1.5 years due to personal and work commitments, i could not give time to blogging and hardly blogged. beginning of 2012, i started to blog professionally and became a full time blogger.

i am amit - a computer engineer by profession. i have initially worked in telecom companies as a programmer. i was involved in my own work and professional commitments and in my free time worked on the blog. once my professional commitments got completed, i joined the blog full time in 2013.

while dassana works on the recipe development and photography, i work on the technical aspects like web design, development, server maintenance and content promotion of the blog. together we both work on content creation, recipe selection and social interactions like emails, comment threads, social media. its a lot of work and we are always short of time but not of ideas. thats why if you have been a regular visitor, you will always see some changes happening on the blog.

apart from blogging, we both are into meditation and occult teachings, having a strong spiritual background. there are many spiritual masters and books which have inspired us on the path. we get a lot of emails about our religious background. we personally don’t believe in caste, creed or religion. for us humanity is the only religion.

about the blog: this blog is a vegetarian blog with vegetarian and vegan recipes. mostly indian but some world cuisine as well. there are some baking recipes as well.

cooking is one art that is deeply instilled in dassana. as she has done her graduation in home science, she got professionally trained in cooking as well as baking & confectionery. she was trained both in indian as well as international cuisines. whatever she know about cooking, baking and confectionery is thanks to her training in food science, food technology, nutrition & dietetics as well as the cooking classes she would have every week.

most of the recipes are in step by step pictorial format. they are easy to understand and relate too. all the recipes are tried and tested in our kitchen. the recipes in this blog are taken from our families. some are traditional indian recipes. some recipes are adapted from dassana’s home science notes & various cook books. some recipes are the ones which dassana has created and developed.

beginning toward the end of 2012 dassana was on a vegan diet. she had to resume a vegetarian diet due to some hereditary health issues. we also have a family which is not vegan and we cook vegetarian food for them. we do make recipes with organic dairy products like organic milk, organic paneer and organic cheese.

about food practices & habits: even before we started to blog, we would buy organic and this habit has stayed even today. all our grocery stuff is organic produce from grains to sugar and flours. we even purchase organic vegetables and fruits. we cannot get all the vegetables &  fruits organic in india. but we do buy whatever we can. hence you will see fewer gourmet fruits or imported vegetables recipes on the blog.  we buy local vegetables and fruits to ensure that this supports the farmers of our country.

we always prefer home cooked food whether its making a simple pizza or a loaf of bread. we believe in cooking with fresh ingredients which are easily available. we do not use any processed food like ready made purees, spice pastes, ready to eat stuff etc in our cooking. as a result we have sound health in our family. we do not fall ill or spend any money on the doctors. eat healthy and stay healthy is our motto.

about cooking: cooking is an art. there is science too. a perfect cook combines the art of cooking with the science of food and adds his/her love to the food… right from the preparation to the finale. the inner feeling also guides us in the process of cooking. the colors, texture, flavors and aroma also inspire and fuel our creativity when we cook.

the recipes on the blog are good as well as tried and tested and may be sometimes unique as well. if you are looking for something new, than this website is a place you should visit again.

about indian food: indian food is diverse as well as vast. there is so much variety that we bet one cannot find such a massive variety in any country. from simple everyday recipes to complex recipes, from a basic dal to a rich biryani, from a light meal to a full thali meal. there are thousands of varieties of food that one gets in india. not to forget the sweets and desserts too. yet another indian culinary delight is the indian street food.

the recipes are also markedly different pertaining to the different regions. the north indian food is different than the south indian food. then there is the rajasthani, gujarati, maharashtrian, goan food – which forms the western belt and the central belt – the bihari, agarwal, awadhi and lucknowi cuisine which is again very different. in between there are parsi, east indian, sindhi and iranian flavors too. not to forget the north eastern states as well as kashmiri cuisine. so welcome to the land of indian food.

about photography: the styling and photographs are all done by dassana. till the mid of october 2011 we were using nikon camera for taking the food photographs. we use canon eos rebel t3i in october 2011 with EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens & f 50mm f/1.8 canon lens for all our food photographs. dassana is not a professional food stylist and this part does get reflected in her photos. hence some of her food photos are weirdly or “differently” styled than what is generally the norm or what you see in the web or food magazines.

initially when we started the blog, the pictures were taken from a mobile phone. already, we have updated some of the older posts with new pictures and we keep on updating the older mobile photos with the new camera pictures. so the upgradation of pictures on previous posts is an ongoing process on this blog.

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advertising & revenueour blog is monetized for ads. so your views and the clicks helps us earn some money, which eventually help us in running this blog in terms of server costs (which is very expensive) and the cost of other programs/software. the blog receives 2,006,469 pageviews  and 821,048 unique visitors per month (as on Sep 2013). to keep such a high load of traffic going, we pay for expensive servers and programs. other reason being we have a lot of pics hosted on the servers and they take up considerable bandwith. also not to forget all the hard work that goes in selection of ingredients, recipe testing, developing, photographing and writing the content.

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You can contact us by writing to us at vegrecipesofindiaATgmailDOTcom. 

{ 464 Responses }

  1. Apurva Gupta says

    Hi,

    I don’t know how to say this but i just simply love your site!!!
    The photography the recipes the presentation the whole look of the website
    is mesmerizing. I just got married moved to USA hardly know how to cook,
    i am an engineer working with a huge company here hardly have time to cook
    but when i go through your website i want to cook and also eat at home.
    i mostly see my recipes from your website and they remind me of my mom
    which is the best thing anyone could do to anyone.
    i also use to blog but due to marriage and work i stopped but you guys are such big
    source of inspiration who make me want to cook and to start blogging again.
    i want to thank you guys to get such a fantastic recipes to us and to make the website
    so soothing and relaxing to read. Oh i would just not stop writing… its so good! :)

    • says

      thanks apurva for this motivating as well as sweet feedback. i suggest you start blogging again because you writing has a flow or may i loved reading your comment. thanks again. always good to know that blog is making people life easier.

  2. Neha says

    Hi Dassana,

    Would like to thank you and Amit for running this blog. You recipes are a savior for me as i have recently started cooking (Got married a couple years back and i enjoy making occasional meals for my husband) Not only are your recipes simple to make but the output is amazing :)
    Thanks for doing such a great job!

  3. Kevin says

    Hi.I’ve seen many paneer recipes on many sites but yours seems to be the easiest. Can I use milk made from milk powder or uht? The only thing that worried me is vinegar aftertaste as you don’t rinse the cheese to get rid of it.Mostly because I’ll make paneer barfi with it.Can I use white cane vinegar? Is a teaspoon enough and will there be the aftertaste in the barfi?Someone in the comments said that yogurt can replace vinegar. This is a great idea.Please tell how much should I use and if I can put the cheese in a fine sieve or a clean kitchen towel instead of cheese cloth.Can I keep it frozen for six months or a year? Thanks

    • says

      hi kevin, i am not sure how the paneer made from the milk powder milk will turn out. vinegar has an after taste. if you rinse, then there there is less after taste. with yogurt there is no after taste. you may need about 2 to 3 tbsp of yogurt for 1 litre of whole milk. you can place the cottage cheese in a fine sieve. avoid freezing for such a long time as that of six months. milk items are perishable and its always better to consume them as soon as possible.

  4. Marta says

    Hi!
    I recently found your blog and I have to thank you for all the beautiful and inspirational recipes. Not only they are tasty, easy to follow and very well captured in the pictures, but also I find them a great help with anyone trying to follow the best recipes to balance their doshas. It’s perfectly organized and I love to come here and search for new recipes to try.
    Cooking is a passion for me, and now I have even more reasons to try new and healthy recipes. Thank you and keep up with the excellent work! Congratulations! :)

  5. says

    Hi Dassana and Amit. I absolutely adore your blog. It’s so clear and easy to follow. I love the step by step pictures and the recipe table at the end of each post. You inspire the cook inside this sixteen year old.
    Thank you so much for each and every recipe- keep going, you’re doing great!

    :)

  6. Lipika says

    Hi Dassana- Amit,

    I came across your website while randomly looking for a sev-puri recipe on google. The layout and presentation of the website (photographs, writing style, easy-to-follow summary of instructions) immediately caught my attention. The dish turned out exactly as I had wanted it, and I got hooked.
    A couple more recipes (your daals especially!) and this became my to-go place for any new recipe I wanted to try..
    As a grad student, I didn’t cook much at home, but these days I actually look forward to trying another one of your simple, homely, recipes every evening..
    Please continue to keep up the great work – for me it’s a way of being home away from home..

  7. Shubhada Pradhan says

    Hello Amit, Dassana,

    I thought I posted a comment earlier this evening, but since I cannot see it, I am writing to you again. I wanted to thank both of you for creating this blog and sharing your recipes. I like the way you present the recipes. They are also very easy to follow. My husband loves the dals, and ever since I tried some of your dal recipes, he loves the dals that I make. He also liked some other vegetable dishes that I made per your recipes.

    Regards,
    Shubhada

    • says

      hi shubhada, i can see your comment and replied to it too. just refresh this page on your browser and you will see your comments. thanks again and happy cooking.

  8. Shubhada pradhan says

    Hello Amit, Dassana,

    Everyone likes my dal preparations. My husband loves dals and used to prefer dals bought from out, now says that I should cook dals at home, since they come out well. My secret? Your blog. Your recipes are really good, easy to understand. Not only dals, I also prepare other recipes, and everyone loves them. Thanks for sharing the recipes!

    Shubhada

  9. ashish garg says

    Dear Dassana, Amit

    Thanks for the wonderful work you are doing. A compulsive cook, I have been using several websites to perfect my recipes which I normally cook for my family and friends. But once I stumbled open your blog, I have been coming back to it regularly. Amazingly written and simply depicted, it makes cooking even the most complex recipes very easy. Thanks to both of you, we are eating happier and more diverse, healthy vegetarian meals.

    Rgds – Ashish

  10. Shazia says

    Hello Dassana,
    How are you?
    Shazia here.. :) :)
    I am currently living in Delhi with hubby, Khurram..
    Basically I am from Lucknow, brought up in Rae Bareli (U.P)
    I am a housewife & love being so.. :) :)

    I have been following your most lovely & most loved by me, website & recipes for quite sometime..
    Sorry for not writing or commenting earlier on your lovely, simple & so delicious recipes..
    I sneaked in often, stole your recipes, tried them, always had success in trying but never thanked you..
    So thankless & mean of me naa!
    I always thought that I will write to you araam se, itminaan se, in detail..
    because I think you are doing the most wonderful job of sharing your lovely recipes with all of us..
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart..
    I have so much to write to you, for you & about you, but don’t know exactly what to write & where to begin..

    So let me start this way,
    I truly love you & respect you & your work a lot..
    Apart from your beautiful recipes & Oh! so beautiful pictures,
    What I can see is a beautiful person with very beautiful & pure soul..

    It is said that God is in the details…
    Same applies for the details, hard work, passion, precision, enthusiasm & your pure love for food..
    I can see all your virtues through your food & pictures..
    The unique bright light in your pictures which always shines like the bright gleaming Sunlight, I feel that, thats You, Your Heart & Soul & your passion for food shining through.. :) :)
    everything on your website is so pleasant, so beautiful, full of positive energy & happiness..
    No one can be sad after seeing your website.. :) :)

    All of this sums up in one very apt Quotation ~ “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”
    + I feel even more sincerer & purer Love you have is that of your Husband Amit.. :)
    I thank him from the core of my heart for encouraging you to do this, if it was not for him, we would have to do Dassana (“search for insight”) of good food & a lovely person like you.. ;D ;D

    Some of your recipes I tried are Kaddu ki Sabzi, Sooji ka Halwa, Veg Pizza, Matar Pulao & yesterday I tried Tomato Omelette and many more recipes, sorry I can’t remember all of them right now (so mean of me naa! :P) & all of recipes turned out delicious as I always wanted it to be..

    Now I very proudly boast about all the dishes I prepare in front of my Mother~in~Law.. :D :D
    Even proudly send her the pictures on WhatsApp.. :D
    I am sure now she won’t be able to think that I don’t know anything about cooking & keep her Son starved.. :D ;D
    But I must say that my Mother~in~Law is an exceptionally brilliant cook, whatever she cooks is delicious & very flavorful..
    I can never match her cooking skills..

    I am just a beginner in cooking, taking small small steps & I am very proud of my Teacher, my lovely Dassana Ma’am.. :) :)

    Whenever I have to look for a recipe, I just search it in Veg recipes of India & I always find it, it’s like Google for Food.. :) :)
    I am a non vegetarian & when I have to look for a recipe, I feel lost, don’t know where to look for..
    But it doesn’t matter, mostly I cook vegetarian & I know my quick fix is there at “Veg recipes of India” :) :)

    I know I have lots to write & express, just can’t organize my thoughts comprehensively right now, I know I have missed many things which I thought I would write, when I write to you..
    Will write to you soon..
    keep the great work going!
    My best wishes are always with you..
    God Bless all of us!
    Love & Light,
    s h a z i a

    P.S. ~ Its my humble request from you Dassana, I would love to see pictures of You & Amit together enjoying the food prepared by you. It would be a treat for me & all your readers. I will be very Happy.. :D :D

  11. priyanka kakkar says

    Hi dassana ,Amit

    You guys make a great team, I am a regular reader of the blog and I make sure to visit your blog at least once a day. I love the way the recipes are kept neat and simple.

    I was also putting thoughts into starting a food blog of my own. Few do’s /dont’s from both of you would be appreciated.

    Thanks ..

  12. Pallavi says

    I just want to thank you for the amazing blog you have put together. All my life I have had food cooked by my mom and never had to do any cooking. She passed away few months back and since then I have been trying to find my way in the cooking world to cook for my family. I stumbled upon your blog and choose to follow because of the simple steps and pictorial format which helped me to compare at each stage how i am doing. Now everyone is just a fan of my cooking, thanks to your wonderful recipes – starting from simple home dishes to restaurant style dishes. I cant do without going through your blog in my day. Please keep up the good work!!

  13. Sandip Barua says

    I found yours recipe is easy to cook and enjoyable to cook as a amateur cookist like me :). I want to know how can I comment on particular recipe ? Thanks.

    • says

      thanks sandip. comments were closed on most of the recipes for few days. now we have opened them again. so you can leave your feedback. we appreciate and love reading feedback from readers. we like to respond to every comment and because of tight work schedule and a technical update, we had to close the comments for few days.

  14. says

    Dear Dassana,

    I am a newbie in the field trying to make a mark. Your website has been so inspiring. I admire your hard work and dedication. The pictures are eye catching and your honesty shines through your writing.
    I wondered if you might have any suggestions on increasing web traffic? At times I wonder whether all my hard work will ever get its due…

    thanks and regards
    Anupama (http://easybitesonline.com)

    • says

      thanks anupama. there are many things one has to do to get traffic.
      nowadays making website is easy but getting traffic is difficult.
      one has to give very good content, make the site very fast loading, show more content above the fold (e.g. in ur case u can reduce the header image size), good blog design, sharing the posts in social networking sites, linking your blog with your google plus page and doing SEO on posts and so on. for food blog, good photohraphs are also important plus one has to write about the food/recipe one is posting.
      i suggest you to check these 2 blogs are SEO and traffic generation tips. as its a vast topic.
      shoutmeloud.com and quicksprout.com

      most important thing is to blog on topic/recipe in which you are expert. make a niche than on spreading content in different niches.
      all the best to you
      dassana

      • says

        Thank you so much. I really appreciate you getting back to me. For some reason I was expecting a mail with the response and therefore I did not come back to check. It is a lovely surprise actually. I felt I should understand and appreciate that you are busy! Managing my ‘new-born’ blog keeps me occupied all day; I can only imagine how many dedicated hours you must have put in.
        I will surely bear in mind your suggestions.
        Many Thanks again.
        With best wishes to you both,
        Anupama

        • says

          welcome anupama. yes i totally agree with you that maintaining a blog is very time consuming. specially true for food blogs where we have to click many photos and post them as well. i usually reply the comments in website only and very rarely use the email medium to reply to comments. all the best to your blogging passion.

          • says

            Thank you Dassana. I am trying to think and work around your suggestions:) I can see its going to be a steep climb!
            I have to say one more thing. I know many many many of your viewers must have said this. However, I have got to say that there is an honesty in your pictures which I do not see in any professionally photographed/styled sites:)
            regards
            Anupama

  15. says

    Your blog is amazing. I prepared a couple of recipes from your blog and it turned out really well. thanks for sharing them… love you guys!

  16. Angelo says

    Hi Dassana
    I love ur blog it’s really awesome and it helped me a lot as I m a student with love for cooking but never got to cook properly as macho ruled household that boys shouldn’t cook, but u really helped me a lot… I m really thankful that I bumped unto ur blog. It’s suppeerrbbb
    love ya
    Byeeee take care

  17. Saleena says

    Dear Dassana

    Greetings!

    Id like to mention firstly of how much i DISLIKE heading to the kitchen and preparing a single dish, until its one of those blue moon days where i enter the kitchen and stay there for hours cooking not one but several dishes at a go.

    I was looking for an aloo mushroom desi recipe online when i came across your website. Reading the numerous reviews for the Mushroom kadhai, without having a look at the ingredients, i told myself that the following day i would try the recipe. Its usual for me to see a recipe and then never make it but thankfully the scenario was different this time as i had promised my family that i would surely make them something.

    To my amazement i actually had every single ingredient required for the mushroom kadhai recipe and voila I ACTUALLY MADE THE DISH!

    I cannot express how YUM the dish turned out. It turned out a slight tangy but that was cos of tomatoes im sure. Id love to send on the pic to you. It was a fantastic recipe. A big thanks to you. Within just 30 mins of preparing the dish, the bowl was wiped out

    You have inspired me to go back to the kitchen and surprise my family with some amazing dishes through your website. MANY THANKS!!!

    I shall try your other recipes and surely keep you updated on how they turned out.

    • says

      hi saleena. cooking can be creative as well as fun. good to know mushroom kadai was YUM. you can also add a bit of cream and that will balance the tanginess of the tomatoes. do try some of the tried and tested popular recipes from the blog. they won’t fail. do update me and give your valuable feedback.

  18. SALEENA says

    Dear Dassana

    Greetings!

    I had written a long comment yesterday but it doesnt seem to show up on the page anywhere.

    Anyhow, I had googled aloo mushroom desi recipes and came across your mushroom kadhai recipe. I managed to prepare it with all the ingredients and turned out fantastic. Everyone at my end absolutely loved the dish.

    Thank you for a lovely recipe!

    Cheers

    • says

      welcome saleena and big thanks for this positive feedback. we didn’t received any comment yesterday. i also checked the spam folder if in case it has gone there by mistake. but its not there in spam folder. anyways happy cooking.

      • SASHI says

        Just went through your autobiography. No wonder, the radiance on your faces indicate your spiritual background as well. I was into meditation and am spiritually devout as well while I worked on Servers as well and am into IT, However, my imminent interest is PIZZA making. (Groan)..I don’t seem to get the timing right in the Convection Microwave. Or perhaps, it’s the mode I need to select. Any clues guys? Your time will be appreciated.

        Regards,

        Sashi

        • says

          thanks sashi. we have a recipe on the blog for making pizza. here’s the link – http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/veg-pizza-recipe-vegetable-pizza/.

          i had made this pizza in an ifb convection microwave oven. choose the convection mode of the oven. then preheat the oven at 200 degrees C. meaning let the oven run at this temperature for at least 10 mins. then stop the oven and place the assembled pizza on a tray or pan. again choose the convection mode and set the time. since everything is ready, you just to need to melt the cheese. so about 7 to 8 mins would be fine.

  19. Pascale Kull says

    Hello Dassana and Amit!

    I just found your blog a few days ago and since then I cook only indian food! We both LOVE it and as vegetarians it is simply perfect to not have to think about exchanging non vegi ingredients…
    Thank you so much for sharing with us!
    And luckily you are not a professional food stylist – after styling the food you can’t eat it anymore (hairspray, gloss, sticks….)! I prefer to see the things like they are :-) !
    Keep on blogging, it’s a wonderful idea!!!
    Take care,
    Pascale & Michael

    • says

      thanks a lot pascale and michael. i have read some bits on professional food styling and i just can’t do what they do like sprays, gloss etc. i prefer food to be styled with natural stuff. indian food is great and one can never get bored of it. there is so much variety. i agree blogging is a good idea.

  20. says

    Hi Dassana,

    I am sitting at my dinner table in front of a bowl of your Dal Fry. Your Dal Fry recipe was the first Indian recipe I ever tried :) I fell in love with Indian food in 2010 on a visit to Canada where I had Butter (Makhani) Chicken. I am Latina and my culture’s food is very flavorful so Indian food became my new favorite food. When I got back to the states I looked for the closest Indian restaurant I could find and had my husband take me there :). Unfortunately (or so I thought) they closed down and no more Tikka Massala or Dal Fry :( near my house. I mustered up the courage to try it in my kitchen so I searched Dal Fry on google and so glad to have found your site! I’ve made your Dal Fry 3 times and my family absolutely loves it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    • says

      welcome dorcas. indian cuisine is very rich and i am sure you will love it. i loved reading your comment and it made me feel good that the blog will be helping you in cooking delicious indian recipes.

      • SASHI says

        Hello Dassana/Amit,

        Don’t know if I gave it an amiss, but didn’t find any recipes on PIZZAS. I wish to cook it in a Convection model IFB MICROWAVE. Am a very strict vegetarian which implies that I do not consume garlic, onions either. Can you please help? I’ld appreciate it guys.

        Regards,

        Sashi

        • SASHI says

          And ofcourse to make your task easier, i got the PIZZA BASE, Sauce, Mozirella Cheeze, Capsicum ready.

  21. Lotus says

    Hi Dassana,

    I’m Vietnamese and I’m really interested with Indian food and tea, I have just found out ur blog today and searching for some tea recipes, it’s really nice and useful for me as I planning to open a tea house here in VN and searching for as much as possible receipes then trial making and tase before deceide the menu…ur blog neally useful, i love it… And I would like to ask for advise about tea and cake/ biscuist…served with, how to make it…and how to get some special ingrdient which I can’t find in VN…so many things to prepare for tea house plan, can i email to you and get your advise? :)

    Thanks a lot.

  22. Vibha says

    Hi,
    I just love ur website.tried orange cake today n it came out so perfect .im so very happy.
    Thank u so much dassana. Going to try whole wheat bread recipe tomorrow( I’m keeping my
    Fingers cross).im unable to comment on the recipes don’t know y. Nyways thnx again.
    Regards,
    Vibha

    • Imrana says

      Dear Dassana,

      Thank you so much for sharing the recipes! I love your website and the pictures are enticing enough to make me want to try.

      Have a fantastic day!

    • Vibha says

      Hi dasaana,
      I want to make mango iced tea but I don’t know the diff between black tea n normal tea bags. What if I make it with normal tea bags. What changes needs to b done.( I want to make it for my in laws , as I don’t drink tea at all I don’t know much abt it’s flavour )
      I have 28 ltr otg, my q is if I keep 2 loaf pans at a time ( for bread)then baking time will increase or do I need to chg temp also??
      I’m enjoying cooking everyday something different following ur recipe.
      Thnx

      • says

        hi vibha, the normal tea bags have black tea, unless mentioned green or white tea on the pack. when you buy the tea bags, it will be mentioned darjeeling or assam tea. darjeeling is very light and mild. assam tea is strong. there is a ctc blend also which is strong. whatever tea you use, just follow the same method. if you use darjeeling tea, the taste of the tea will be mild. if assam tea, then the taste of the tea will be felt in the drink. just don’t cook or simmer the tea. the baking time will be same. may be some more minutes. keep the same temperature. don’t increase.

  23. Indika Somaratne says

    Heyyy……Thank you very much for the nice recepies. you two are awsome….This is the best website I have every come across about Indian cooking. I am really inspired from your way of explaining.

  24. Ketkee says

    Hi Dassana,
    ohhh… I literaly I had to scroll deep down to post my comment. ;) I am really amazed be seeing your following list. I thought of reading each comment, bt its just not posiible.

    You have such amazing recipes and the addition of these wonderful photos, takes it all to higher level. I am really inspired to read about you, and hugely respect the dedication you put in each recipe,whether its preparation or the photography. I also like the way you presented this website and maintainance.

    I am fan of FOOD and PHOTOGRAPHY both so this is a delight for me. I tries hand at cooking mostly(some succeeds, some failed) but I am novice at photography. I read some where above that you are also starting a blog upon it so I am exited about it.

    You are doing great. Keep it up!!!!

    Thank you
    Ketkee.

  25. Swati says

    Hi Dassana,
    I love your blog and already subscribed 1 year back. I have noticed that you made some changes in your website. I could not post comment on the recipe and i dont know why.
    I made Garlic naan yesterday and first time it was not turned out good so i want to ask you why..but i could not post any comment over there..there is no option to post comment. could you please do the needful so that any one can post comment.
    The garlic naan which i made yesterday was very hard..i can say crispy…but i want it to be soft. Could you please tell me what went wrong.
    waiting for your reply…thans in advance
    Swati

    • says

      thanks swati. we are doing some changes thats why the comments were removed from some posts. the yeast has to proof well. if the yeast does not proof properly then the dough becomes hard and there is no softness in the dough. in bread recipes, the texture becomes hard or dense because most of the time the yeast is not proofed well. so use a good quality yeast. otherwise in a naan recipes, where the dough has leavened well… there is no reason why the naan should come out hard.

          • Swati says

            Thank you for your quick response.
            I love cooking and me n my husband both are foodie. I love your website and have already made lots of dishes, each dish came out awesome.
            I want to request you to share recipe of Bhakarwadi. I am sure you know about it as it is a maharastrian snack.
            I make Bhakarwadi at home by both frying n baking, we loves it, but I want to know your version of Bhakarwadi as you make every dish awesome.
            So waiting for your delicious Bhakarwadi Recipe

            • says

              thansk swati for your motivating comment. till now i have always been getting bhakarwadi from shops. i usually buy the chitale bandhu bhakarwadi. lets see if i can give some time to prepare the recipe and post it.

  26. Novice Cook says

    Hey
    I just came across your blog quite interesting. I have a problem may be you can assist me. i tried making the chivda but the flakes came out soft and not crispy and crunchy. i sealed them in an airtight container and all. just a few hours after making and they turn out soft. I used the white flakes. why is this? please help me thanks

  27. Bhakti Baandal Chalke says

    Hi Dassana,

    Your website is simply amazing. You are doing a really good job.
    I always search for recipes here when ever I have to make vegetarian food. I have shifted to USA last year for work. Since I don’t have my mom or mother in law around in the kitchen your blog always comes as a life saver to me!!

    I am also fond of cooking and I love trying out different stuff. I have tried a couple of recipes from your blog and the best one was Rawa Idly. My husband just loved it!!!
    I have my eyes on the banana cake now and am sure I am going to try baking that one.

    Please do keep up the good work.
    Cheers!!

  28. Anna Balchandani says

    Dear Dassana,

    Your website has been a Godsend to my family and me. Quite like yourself, I too have found myself going deeper and deeper into a spiritual journey and in the past months I just can not bring myself to eat or even look at any nonvegetarian food products. I’ve completely changed and restructured my cooking style and food habits. Fnding your site has been such a blessing and I have tried many of your mothwatering recipes and had great success with them. Your step by step instructions and pictures make them so easy to follow and there is so much joy in cooking these recipes. Thank you so much for all the loving care and effort that you put into your site. I think making fresh, home cooked meals for our families, especially children, is such an essential part of motherhood and it ends up nourishing not just their bodies but their whole souls and beings…. and your site helps me to do that :) so a big big big heartfelt thank you once again and keep up all the good work. Lot of love and blessings to you.

    • says

      welcome anna. nice to read your comment and the transformation which is coming in your life. all major religions and spiritual teacher have put emphasis on vegetarian diet for growing in spirituality. body-mind are one and any change in body affects the mind and vice versa. if we grow in meditation, love or any other spiritual practice then it naturally brings a change in our actions, diet and thinking. keep growing and thanks for your blessings.

  29. Miri says

    Hi Dassana,
    thank you so much for your wonderful blog! I spent some time in India and fell deeply in love with Indian food. Although my flatmates teached me some Indian dishes – or at least tried to, I am horrible at cooking! – I missed so many dishes back home…
    Searching for easy-to-follow recipes I finally found your page. I really appreciate the effort you made, the instructions are so clear and so detailed that even I manage to get through the whole thing without ending in a big kitchen desaster. Untill now I tried different kind of dhals, veg curries, salads, chutneys and the microwave khaman dhokla, everything turned out super yummy at first try.
    What I appreciate even more, all your recipes are veg and you offer useful advice how to make dishes vegan. Without any cooking skills it is a rather annoying and difficult thing trying to turn non-veg dishes veg…you saved me :-)
    You are really doing a wonderful thing with this blog, thank you so much!
    Best regards from Germany!

    • says

      welcome miri. its a pleasure to read your feedback. reading such comments, i feel the effort in blogging recipes is worth it and motivates me to blog more. keep visiting.

  30. Priyanka says

    This is really nice!
    The recipes are described very neatly. And the pictures give a perfect idea of every step.
    Thanks for all your hard work and efforts!!

  31. Anuradha says

    Hi Dasanna,

    Okies let me confess something! A few days ago I had an attack of viral. So I wanted to make Rasam, and was searching the net. And voila! I found your website! … there was this easy recipe of Rasam and thought let me try that, for my sore throat! It turned out to be awesome! :) Thanks!
    And so I went through your website and had a look at the ‘Idli’ recipe, and I was like Yum!
    Today I wanted to make some Karela stir-fry! So again I came to your website and browsed! But obvious the pictures taken, the way it was written I was wondering wow! ‘this Guy’ writes well! ( Please forgive me for that, for somehow with the suffix Amit I thought your were a guy!) :) :) so obviously was wondering who is this guy and browsed the net for a pic and there you go… I see a ‘nice lady with a warm smile’!! :D

    Please keep on writing and congrats for this nice site!

    Cheers,

    Anuradha

    • says

      thanks anuradha. the suffix amit is my surname. no issue with that. a few readers, even address me as amit. they think i am a guy :-) i am glad the recipes worked for you.

  32. Anu says

    Hi Dassana,

    I experiment with vegetarian cooking a lot, and have identified your blog to be very unique. There is a touch of perfection, sincerity and commitment in all your recipes and in whatever you write, and that’s what I like the most.

    May God bless you and have a good life, and keep the positivity with you always..:)

    And, thank you for all the recipes, I’d be keep experimenting :) Next in queue is your Tawa Paneer Masala, for my 10 year old son, who is a huge paneer fan..

    Love and regards.

    • says

      welcome anu and big thanks for your best wishes and feedback. you are very perceptive. i am kind of a perfectionist and sincere in my work. otherwise i don’t enjoy the work. if i am not total in my work then i feel something is incomplete.

  33. shraddha says

    Hi Dassana!

    Your website looks better ,and your recipes work magic.Thank you for sharing bits of love with us.I am in USA ,before i found you i missed home badly ,but you filled in the void with your magic.Thanks again!!

  34. sandhya says

    i simply love all your recipes, in fact started loving to cook once i chanced upon your blog.. simple ingredients, and even simpler cooking process!!! keep up the great work :)

  35. Sreya says

    This is the best blog on Indian food that I have read. The recipes are very easy to follow, and the food always tastes great. Thanks for helping novices like me!
    P.S. I really appreciate the high quality photos as well.

  36. manisha says

    hey dear dassana!! came across your beautiful world of cooking today… amaziiing wrk.. u must make an instagram handle.. i will definitely share this experience with my friends.. keep up!! i shall write nxt time when i bake my second bread..although first one was a flop show.. hahha..
    take cre
    namaste!
    mansiha kharbanda
    india

  37. navneeta dandekar says

    Thank you so much for sequential and simplified ways for cooking the foreign food at home.

  38. says

    Hi Dassana,
    I am a professional who has taken to cooking in a big way for the past 5 years. Cooking for me a stress buster. Slowly it started with learning the basic stuff. But now I have moved to trying difficult recipes and also different types of cuisine. Your blog is one of favorite places to search interesting recipes with simple ingredients. Even my family is amazed to see the kind of recipes i can pull off. Thank you so much for improving my cooking.

    Keep up the good work.

    God Bless

  39. Bableen says

    Dear Dassana,
    I consider myself a newly- turned -cook as it has been only recently that i nurtured the joy of cooking an entire dish on my own. I have been helping my mother with food for quite some time now, but the predicament of taking the charge on my own graduated me to start building recipes. I happened to grasp a look at your blog while searching for a source to rely on!
    and i couldn’t let it go without writing to you. Your work seems an inspiration to many. and most appreciatingly, your recipes are simple yet taste budding and quite easy to connect to!
    I tried kheer yesterday and people liked it!
    Thanks a ton for blogging it out and helping a lot like me!
    would like to add that I too graduated in Home science and later shifted to Mass communication as a career choice.Presently, I am working as a guest lecturer and an aspiring daughter-in-law to be!
    thanx and take care:)

    • says

      thanks for your words bableen. it does take some time to gradually move on to cooking entire recipes on one’s own. its all about learning and once the art of cooking is mastered, then the entire process of cooking not only becomes creative but also easy. in fact you already have the basic tools and experience as you have graduated in home science. i wish you all the best fo your future and happy cooking :-)

  40. shikha agarwal says

    hi,
    i am so impressed reading receipes they r easy to follow and believe me planning to try all wot ever i have gone through today… thank u, ur contribution has motivated me to try something new…

    thanks
    shikha

  41. geetika says

    Hi,
    I am living in Delhi and visited your this today for the first time, and loved the way you have explained the receipes. Will try mango kulfi and post the results.

    Thanks
    Geetika

  42. says

    Hello Dassana, I came across your website when I was hunting for Indian food bloggers. I write fiction and was looking for a back story for a character.
    Essentially I was looking for the Indian presence on the internet and was not too sure about the crowd i would find. However your post on Top 20 Food Blogs by Indian Bloggers really helped.
    I got a couple of great ideas for my character and wow I hit some sites with amazing recipes. So thank you for taking the time and research for writing that blog post.

  43. shweta says

    Hello Dassana,

    I have been looking for a recipe to make bread (slice bread for sandwiches) but we do not use yeast due to allergies.

    Can you please provide a recipe for bread without yeast (and of course without eggs). I found some soda bread/ irish bread recipes, but what I am looking for is sliced sandwich bread.

    I will be really obliged if you can provide one.

    Thanks for the great recipes you post.

    • says

      hi shweta. i have not baked for more than a month now because of the heat. i do plans to bake some cakes and muffins but its so hot now, just don’t feel like baking. i have got requests to add yeast free breads. i will try and see if the recipe works and will surely add.

  44. Anuja says

    Hello Dassana! Could you please share the recipe of Goan Bebinca? I have yet to come across a good recipe.. Thanks!

    • says

      hi anuja, goan bebinca is made with eggs and hence i cannot add the recipe. if i come across an eggless version (which i think is not possible as the recipe uses a lot of eggs) i may add it.

  45. Richa Arora says

    Hi Dassana

    This is richa from Famebox network, we develop Youtube channels for talented people like you. Would love to get in touch with you and discuss the same in much detail.

    Hope to hear from you soon

    Cheers :)

  46. Philip Arambula says

    Hello,

    I was hoping you could help me out and point me in the direction of the person who handles biz dev matters for your company.

    Thanks so much,

    Philip Arambula

  47. shabbir says

    This was my first time on your website. I must say that I was amazed at the amount of recipes I was able to find. many of my friends are turning vegetarians and I am always looking for veg recipes. I think indian veg recipes are the best. your recipes are clear and easy. Thank you for this website.
    Shabbir.

  48. leeja says

    hello dassana,
    i have been visiting your web page for quite some time and i tried your gajar ka halwa recipe and it was out of the world. my entire family loved it. thanks a lot n yea ur pics r out of the world!

  49. Nithya says

    Hi Dassana,

    I am a south indian living in Bangalore. I had to break my head thinking what side dish to do for chapatis as I was running out of options. I came across your blog and was more than happy to find so many gravies. Now my husband looks forward to dinners every night. My personal favourite is indian street food section as I am very fond of Mumbai chats and miss it a lot here…:( but now I can make it at home. Thanks to you..:)

  50. Nithya says

    Hi Dassana,

    I am a south indian living in Bangalore. I had to break my head everyday as to what side dish/gravy to make for chapathis. I had checked other blogs but was not very happy until I came across your blog. My husband too looks forward to dinners after a hard day’s work as I cook a recipe everyday from your blog. I don’t know how much to thank you. I love your indian street food section personally as I am very fond of Mumbai chats and miss them here..:( but now I can try it at home. Thanks to you…:)

    • says

      nithya, its not just you, even i have to think at times what to cook. btw i also cook from my own blog ;-) basically i started the blog as an online journal, so i can refer the recipes when i want to. and i still do it.

      your comment has made me feel so good. trust me, after a day’s work even we as a family look forward to having dinners together. do try the mumbai chaat recipes.

  51. Vignesh says

    Hey Dassana,

    I’m a 20-something bachelor living away from home. I love cooking and I look up new, interesting recipes to treat myself every weekend. Your blog has been of great help. I’ve been quite regular on here since late 2012 and I’d like to thank you for sharing your recipes.

    Cheers, I’m off to prepare dry aloo gobhi.

  52. ketki says

    Hi Dassana, I previously also commented about your recipes. Now again I am writing by reading about you. The meaning of your name is ‘search for insight’ and also you are a spiritualist. So, why don’t you read “Bhagvat Geeta as it is” by H.D.G. A.C.Bhaktivedant Swami Prabhupada. You can visit the nearest Iskcon centre or temple or download it online from iskcondesiretree/ebooks. I am sure your search for seeking the ultimate ownself will end here. With best regards.
    Ketki

    • says

      thanks ketki for the kind words. i had bought this book from vrindavan iskon temple. i must say that i liked the temple, food and ambiance there. very good for heart oriented or for people on devotional path. i recommend iskon temple to all my friends who are spiritual.

  53. Roma says

    Hello Dassana!
    I am a regular at your blog and love it very much. I have tried quite a few recipes from here as well. I especially like the write up that you do before recipes which generate lot of interest in the upcoming recipe. Great work. Keep up.
    This is embarrassing, but I must ask.
    Apparently you are working full time on this blog. Do you mind telling me how much you earn to take it up as a full time profession? I am unsure of how this works.
    You can reply on email if you don’t want to publish this.
    Thanks a lot.

  54. says

    Hello, Dassana,

    Can you tell us the names of some breadlike recipes that do not use wheat? Are there any others in addition to dosa? I need to eat gluten-free. We have a shop that sells all the alternative flours but only the son speaks English and he doesn’t cook. We LOVE Indian food. You have so many recipes to look through, so far I have only found dosa.

    Thank you!!!
    Pam

    • says

      hi pam. there are some flat breads that are made regionally with gluten free grains. these are made with finger millet flour (ragi in hindi), sorghum (jowar in hindi) and pearl millet flour (bajra in hindi, buckwheat flour (kuttu ka atta in hindi) and water chestnut flour (singhare ka atta). you can also use gram flour or rice flour to make some flat breads at home. apart from dosa there is also appam (hoppers) and many other variations of dosa. some of these gluten free flat bread recipes i have already posted on the blog.

  55. Radhika says

    Hello Dassana,

    Just came across your blog. Must tell you that its absolutely lovely. :)

    I am a TV producer and working on two shows – sattvik food and ‘cooking with consciousness’. We are currently looking for anchors for both shows.
    Would like to speak to you about the same.

    Please feel free to reach me on radhika.dang@lifemantra.tv.

    Cheers
    Radhika

  56. Rochelle says

    Namaste, i love your website! Last year around holi i made my dream trip to India and when i came back i was looking for recipes online and found your page. Got busy with work so did not have time to really get into it. Did make a few of your recipes, but not regularly. Now, a year later i am engaged. He is indian and a great cook. Starting april i am going to make 4 recipes from your website every weekend. So that i can be great at it by the time we get married. Wish me luck and thank you for sharing your great gift. Lots of love, Rochelle

    • says

      congrats on a new beginning rochelle. all the best. 4 recipes might become too much, so you can just start with 1 or 2 recipes during weekends. you sure will be good in indian cooking. its not difficult, but yes some recipes require plenty of time and patience. love and hugs.

  57. Amritha says

    hi dassana,
    I just love your blog a lot :-) have tried your orange cake, pizzas,spaghetti and currently the upside down apple cake is in the oven :-) Even though i loved to cook i had never tried my hands in baking until i moved out of India and found an oven in the apt(i did have a microwave before but it was only for reheating).I would like to thank you for the detailed recipes and lovely photos to compliment the recipe.They are so good and accurate that you just cant go wrong :-) i found your blog just a month ago and all set to try new recipes from them :-)

  58. Venkat says

    Hi Dassana,

    Glad to run into your website.
    I recently took to making vegetarian dishes; I was looking to expand
    the varieties of recipes I can do with my limited preferences/ liking of Veggies.
    .
    I can definitely use / do the expansive variety of dishes, especially from different region of India.
    My first try will be the Rajasthani Bhindi/Besan Masala.

    Thanks
    Venkat

  59. Jaya says

    Dassana, I love to eat, but never learned to cook. Am married now, living out of India, and ya, I feel the need to cook myself now..

    As you may imagine, I have been through several websites for some easy or simply explained recipes..and I haven’t stuck to one. After experiencing your site, I don’t think I will need to look at another site again! Simple, yummy recipes, so well written. The site is so easy to navigate, save recipes, search, download …kudos to both of you on such a great job! I eat a lot of non veg, but these recipes are so easy and tempting, I don’t feel the need to cook non veg!

    Cheers,
    Jaya

  60. Jerome says

    Congratulation Dassana for your excellent website. You share your culinary experience to everyone (to the whole world) !
    The site is very pleasant, pictures (photos shooting) are very successful and dishes seems succulent. You make us travel in India from north to south through your website.

    Do you plan to add in the topic “How to make”, some cooking tips for instance, how to have a perfect rice (volume of water/rice, cooking time, methods, etc.), which oil to use to make fry samose, bathure, poori, etc.

    Thank you once again….

    • says

      thanks jerome. oh yes… i do want to add the “how to prepare” but just not getting enough time to make these posts as they tend to be detailed with a lot of pointers and tips. in fact “how to cook rice” has been in to do list for about 3 months now :-) will sure add some of the “how to prepare” posts soon.

  61. angela eckersley says

    Hi love your site. Your receipes dont give quantity of ingredients. Would love to know how much of each ingredient to use in garlic naan bread.. thank you

  62. Nidhi says

    Hi Dassana … I have been following your blog for a while now and I really love your work. Whenever I have to look for any vegetarian dish, your blog is always the first I browse through. Thankyou so much for all your hardwork and keep up the good work. :)

  63. Jisha says

    Hi Dassana,
    It was such a pleasure reading abt u, indeed rarely we come across people like u.i just love ur way of presenting a recipie n the detailing.good luck!!!
    Rarely people make bread in India, n so was delighted to find a whole wheat bread recipie with u !!!!!! Cd u plz clarify few of my doubts abt it????
    U hav. Mentioned to keep the dough for 3 to 4 hrs for rising,is nt make the bread too sour r yeasty smelling n Indian climate?
    Whenever I tried whole wheat it was too dense even wit the help of gluten powder,finally 2 cup maida vz 1 cup atta was ok wit 1teaspn of Gloriana active dry yeast, still I don’t findmany holes n the bread like the commercial ones,if I add 2 reason it smells too yeasty too…any suggests?
    I use convection microwave, n dat 200degrees for 50 mts s slightly undrcooked -any idea abt the correct oven temperature?

    Thanks n advance!

  64. Gauri says

    Hi Dassana thanks a lot for your reply and thanks a lot for guidance on blog introduction it will be very helpful bye take care. all the best again and thanks again. :)

  65. Saloshini says

    I am looking for Dhokla receipe that uses yogurt or sour milk
    please email me some of these

    Many thanks for all your lovely receipes.
    I am also a vegetarian.
    thanks once again
    Saloshini
    South African Indian

  66. Gauri says

    Hi Dassana i am a big foodie so i go through many food blogs but i love your blog. the first recipe i tried from your blog was chocolate banana carrot cake and it was really tasty the recipe was easy :) now i am planning on starting my own blog and as you mentioned in introduction you’ve also made your blog by your own so can you please give me some guidelines regarding to that…. Always keep up with cooking.. all the best… and thanks a lot for your time..:))

    • says

      thanks gauri for the appreciating words. you can check the below link on how to start a food blog.
      http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/how-to-start-a-food-blog/

      if you are not technically inclined person then in blogger.com you can start the food blog very easily.
      it take some time to get used to blogging software and slowly you can learn many things.
      any doubt or if you want to add any feature to your blog then just google and there are plenty of blogs which shares turorials.
      there are many food blogs which are using blogger.com (google free platform for blogging)

      another popular blogging platform is wordpress ( i am using wordpress)… it is paid and also needs some technical expertise. if you like then you can move your blog from blogger to wordpress later on. as a beginner, i suggest sign into blogger.com using gmail account and start the food blog in 5 minutes.
      my best wishes with you.
      happy blogging

      dassana

  67. Aparna says

    I really like the way you have presented each receipe a person who does not know cooking will also learn from the pictures which are actual ones that’s the beauty of your blog. I have passion for cooking and keep visiting many blogs and receipe sites but yours is the best one i came across which explains in detailed. I would request if you can add mocktail receipes on this blog. Also if you can add few more international dishes vegetarian, thai, lebanese, mexican etc will be great.

    Best wishes

  68. Smitha says

    Hi Dassana
    Love your presentation, the details and the spirit of your blog, think i stumbled on urs looking for Idli recipe and it turned out to be successful. Thanks!
    One question, are you residing in India, if yes what is your source for organic groceries and vegetables. Could you please share. Do you use any online websites to buy grocery. I have found it very hard to get organic vegetables that are fresh.
    Thanks and good luck!

    • says

      thanks smitha. i live in india. i buy organic from a shop close by my home which home delivers the veggies and fruits. online, i purchase organic grocery from farmtofresh.com, naturalmantra.com and i2cook.com. i also buy veggies from greentokri.com. let me know where you live. i can help you. you can reply to this comment in an email.

  69. Jeshma says

    Hi Dassana,

    An amazing site..:)
    Just superb work…..awesomeeeeeeeeeeeee..
    You are truly helping super foodie people like me:)
    Keep up the good work…

  70. Vandhana says

    Hi Dassana,
    Just made your palak paneer and it turned out awesome..have been a fan of your cooking, the food turns out yummy. Was wandering, if you a recipe for paneer makhani. My son loves it eating it when we go out, was wandering if you have one so i can make it at home. Would love to know if you could share because i know it will turn out yum. thanks..:)

  71. alma says

    Dear Dassana, I am new to cooking as I didn’t have the chance to learn to cook as my mother passed away before she could teach me. Could you please give me a simple bhuna chicken curry recipe and a bhuna meat curry recipe. I know your a vegetarian, however you used to eat chicken before. I would really appreciate it if you could help me and would like to tell you I am a muslim. Thanks a million. xx

    • says

      i am sorry to know this alma. i have a few chicken recipes from my home science notes like butter chicken etc. i will have to click and send you the pics. also once i had made chicken mughlai following a recipe from sumeet mixer cookbook. the gravy is almost like bhuna chicken. so i will email you the pics in some days.

    • says

      bhuna meat curry is really delicious. I got a chance on two occasions to taste it. I really miss bhuna meat curry. I stay away of house and nobody knows how to prepare bhuna meat curry here.

  72. maniilal sabrimala says

    hi,
    i am a professional artist, and the founder and director af an art fraternity named ANOKHII,
    i love cooking too…. regards, manii.

  73. Naomi Shaw says

    Hi there!

    It’s such a pleasure to “meet” you! I was searching around your site, http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/ , and noticed that we cover a lot of the same things in our writing! I was wondering if you are accepting guest posts? If so, I would absolutely love to contribute!

    I’ve been a stay-at-home mother for several years, and in my free time, I do a bit of blogging on the side. But as my children are getting older, I find that I really want to get into writing full-time, and I was hoping you could help me reach that goal! I want more of an online presence and get my name out there.

    If you feel so inclined, please take a moment to read some of my samples at naomijshaw.jux.com. I would also be more than happy to send along a few articles I have published online if you’d like to read more. I enjoy covering DIY and crafts for home, but I also love writing about the realm of business, more specifically retail design.

    Furthermore, should you post the content that I submit, I will gladly share a link to the post on my social media accounts for increased exposure.

    I would love to collaborate with you on a few topic ideas if you are interested in a guest post (I’m not interested in monetary compensation). I am looking forward to hearing from you!

    Sincerely,
    Naomi Shaw

  74. Reshma says

    Hi Dassana!

    I accidently stumbled upon on your website. Loved your paragraph on caste and religion. Very rarely do I read/meet about people with such idealist thoughts. I am so proud to meet such Indians. I have always met Indians who say they are from Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat or Tamil Nadu, etc. Where is the Indian?

  75. Danny says

    Hi Dassana,
    It’s an absolute delight to stumble upon such a rich catalogue of vegetarian Indian recipes! I have been perfecting my Tarka Dal for some time now and have it for lunch every chance I get and can’t wait to try your recipe for parathas tomorrow to have with it. Thanks for sharing and may your gastro-spiritual journey continue unabated for years to come!

  76. Lauryn says

    Hi Dassana!
    Thanks so much for the pita recipe! They turned out delicious, soft(this is very important to my husband, he has eaten too many of the bricks I’ve baked in the past) and tasty and perfect with my hummus! I was also very interested in your spiritual beliefs that you posted in your about you section since I am currently doing a survey on different spiritual beliefs. Would you mind participating in the survey?

    Thanks, Lauryn

  77. Keerthi says

    Hello Dassana,

    I came across your website while I was looking for a recipe on Kaju katli and I must say you have wonderful recipes and makes me want to try each one of them. I am a big fan of Indian food and your website is a keeper on my favourites. Thank you for sharing your kitchen experiences, so we could also learn and motivate ourselves to experiment with different Indian cuisines.

  78. Raj says

    Hello,
    I just came across your website and am truly impressed by it. The blog entries are absolutely great – simple and clear instructions for recipes and the pics really put it all together very well.
    Just wanted to say thank you!
    Best regards.
    Raj

  79. Rhonda says

    I discovered your blog by accident when I went searching for some dal recipes. I am so happy I’ve found you! Your blog is beautiful and so well done. I love Indian vegetarian cooking; I’ve even roped my meat-loving husband into cooking as well. He tried to make naan for me on the weekend and it didn’t turn out as well as expected. We will try your naan recipe (and others) soon.

    Thank you so much for your time and hard work to create such a wonderful food blog.

    Rhonda

  80. SB says

    Thank you for the wonderful Moong Dal Tadka recipe! Even though I am an Indian, born and brought up in India, i left for college to Canada and now live in the US married to an American and for the past 7 years i have (shamefully) mostly cooked American and Mexican food! I do cook the occasional non veg and seafood curry/fry since my husband loves Indian food ( but not all the time), but sadly i just never learned more recipes. Tonight we had the Moong Dal with rice and mustard greens saag. Its one of my most favorite meals my mom would make when i was growing up and so i was so glad i found this recipe! My husband loved it too!

    I was also looking for a recipe with Pinto Beans Do you have any suggestions? I have used it to make Rajma before, but i was wondering if you had any other recipes with this kind of bean. Thank you!! =)

  81. poonam says

    hi
    just saw your site while i was searching for a recipe.
    i am really very impressed with step by step process of each recipe and your personal notes about the steps. the pics are really beautiful too. so clear and detailed. feel like making everything at once. (though i am one who enjoys reading recipes, not trying).
    keep the good work.
    thanks for the labour you took on all this.
    i can only say, kamaal hai, maza aa gaya.

    poonam

  82. S.S.VERMA says

    Madam!
    You have transformed me into a chef!

    Some time ago u published the recipe for Punjabi Wadis…it was monsoon at that time. Now that there is some sun in Mumbai I have the same drying in my balconies.

    Also thanks for the recipe for sirke wale onions……I appreciate your attention to detail.

    Next on my list: Bhagare Baingan for this weekend.

    Thanks again. Pls keep up the good work.And in casde passing thru Mumbai pls give me a call.

    S.S.Verma

    • says

      Thanks S.S.VERMA. Such comments are always motivating and it is nice to know that the blog is helping people in cooking good food at home. keep visiting and try more recipes. happy cooking.

  83. says

    It is so nice to meet you. I, too, am a teacher and have been involved in writing projects and photography over much of my 55 years. But my passion is cooking. I especially like learning all the intricacies of Indian cooking. I have bookmarked your blog and thank you so much for presenting this wonderful information.

    I discovered your blog whilst searching for a recipe that uses button mushrooms and fresh fenugreek and found your methi soup recipe. My version, based on your inspiration, came out great.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=668080516576177&set=gm.528354537262390&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

    I also enjoyed reading your bio and look forward to sharing your site with the 435 members of my Simply Vegan Facebook group.

    Namaste.

  84. Lin says

    Hi!
    loved ur blog n all the recipes looks sooo yummy!
    I got here on my eternal searching for an “ucma” recipe.
    it all started like 7years ago when i found a lil hindi restaurant in my city, i tried it n totally loved it, specially what the chef called upma, but i always tought it was “ucma”. i came back every time i could just to eat that yummyness but the chef got married few time later and quit that job, which made me so sad (and hungry!).
    Its been like a year since im a vegetarian, all my family wanted to be veggies but after a few weeks it was only me and when i tried eating meat again i just couldnt, iugh!
    Im mexican and its really hard to be vegetarian here, people almost took me for an insane girl, they even told me “how could u live like that?!” i think the same of them haha
    Well, so im sure im gonna try the upma as soon as i could get all the ingredients.
    If u even want some info about mexican food u can write me whenever u want.
    Thanx a lot n keep the good work!
    Lin

    • says

      oh… such a cute story. same thing here with the meat… i know it not easy. do try the upma. i hope you like it. sure, i will keep in you mind if i need any query for mexican recipes. i will mail you if required for the mexican recipes. i had made a vegetarian chili some time back and i do not have any reference point as how it taste authentically….. beccause i have never had it i was like i wish i knew someone mexican at that time.

  85. Mina says

    Hi Dassanna,
    There are many international cuisines in your recipes. Do you get all those things in India? Where do you live?.and also you are very pretty. I love your recipes , I have tried few of them.( indian ones).

    • says

      hi mina, yes living in india, you get these gourmet stuff in major cities and metros like bangalore, mumbai and delhi. if you are asking about the herbs like basil, parsley, celery etc, then i grow these in my balcony garden.

      thanks for the comment and also for trying the recipes.

  86. Mehak says

    Hello Mam
    Mam I need your help. Actually I am planning to attend cookery classes for baking. So I just need your guideline that what are the different items like cakes,tarts and breads etc. which comes under baking process so that I could ask about all items if I go to attend classes, I don’t want to miss any item.So please guide me ASAP.
    Thanks
    Mehak :)

  87. priya says

    Love your recipes and your ideals. Its hard sticking to something when there’s so much peer pressure to do the opposite. Well done! Is there a reason you use the small ‘I’ when you write your entries or is it accidental?
    Thanks!

    • says

      thanks priya. the use of small ‘i’ is not accidental and i write it purposely. i read one mystical book where the author have only used the small alphabets and i liked it. i always suggest that one should listen to inner voice or gut feeling.

  88. Blandina says

    Hi! I recently stumbled on your website, and believe me it is such a lovely site with those lovely pixs adding to the glory of the dishes…I first tried a couple of the recipes (no onion, no garlic) for Karva Chauth and my “mil” was totally floored. After that till date I must have tried atleast 9 of your recipes, and must say have got addicted to your site. Being a Goan myself and married to a north Indian, your site is absolutely welcoming…I look forward to trying many more of those yummy dishes…
    Last but not the least many thanks for creating this site and good luck to you…
    Cheers! Blandina

  89. pallavi says

    hi dasanna,
    I am very impress u r recipies.. I have make ur recipies.. so tasty. like restaurant taste.. thanks.. can u post somesweets? I search somany blogs.. bt this blog recipies is very nice. I like resturent style recipies.. so thanks a lot………….
    regrads,
    pallavi.

  90. Mr.Raj.H>M> says

    Hi Dassana,
    Accept my warm wishes for diwali,may god protect you and ur family.Also tons of appreciation flows towards you, for making my veg, dum hyderabadi biryani a delightful experience.I followed step wise method described and WOV!!!The texture,the whiff of aromatice spice,the taste,you made our diwali colourful and tastefull..I prepared it for about 20 people, and all were short of words to praise, and all the credit for it goes to you,even my family wants to thank you…….Your blog is visually creative and process amply simplified,which makes it easier to follow.
    Also, i m a veg. too and into spirituality and meditation,and ascribe to your way of thinking,so every time i make a new dish from your collection,my thankful note will be reserved for u, hope u would read it and continue doing the good work, All the best and God bless.

    • says

      hi raj
      much thanks to you for this very positive and motivating comment.
      i feel very good when i read such touching comments and specially when the recipe has contributed in bringing some smiles or made a occasion memorable.

      a meditator has to be creative. because creativity is also the door to divine.
      i wish you all the best in your inner and outer life and happy diwali to you and your family.

      best regards
      dassana

  91. jyothi anand says

    Well! your site is beyond words. I haven’t found anyone giving such a clear step by step instruction with mouthwatering pics. Gud goin……….

    Jyothi Anand
    Hyderabad

  92. says

    Hi Dassana!
    One fine day last month I decided to make a healthier cake and that’s how Google brought me to you :) I completely fudged up the wheat-apple cake you have posted :( (not your fault – my oven is new and I was testing it) But I knew I have found a great site which now is part of my favorites task bar!

    I read your thoughts about religion and God and gladly your name is as I would call ‘religion-neutral’ no one can guess what religion you follow :)

    Lastly a question – apart from being a wonderful cook, you communicate extremely well – have you ever thought of participating in televised cooking competitions like master chef India.
    And wishing you, your family and the site members a very prosperous Diwali!
    My best,
    RG

    • says

      Hi RG

      Thanks for appreciating. No, I have not participated in any TV show as i don’t cook non-veg food.
      Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous diwali.

      regards
      dassana

  93. Rede Batcheller says

    I now know it is possible to get to heaven without having passed away! I was hunting for the fig jam recipe I used last year and apparently didn’t save, and up comes ‘vegrecipesofindia’ and a good fig jam recipe. I’m just about drooling looking at everything else — I’ve done no Indian cooking in years but I think I just got dropped back into it! Many blessings, and thank you for all your work on all this!

  94. Michelle T says

    Hello,
    Where do you find organic milk in this country? I live in Dehradun and have no idea where to even look. I used organic milk in the States but when I moved to India I couldn’t find any. Thanks for your recipes.
    Michelle

  95. swathi says

    hi dassana

    I have been following your blog for quite some time now. I have also tried 2 of your dal recipes, needless to say they were awesome. I am an amateur cook as of now but have developed keen interest in cooking.I love experimenting on new recipes and cuisines.

    I was surprised initially by the unique cooking techniques you have mentioned in some of your recipes, food blogs usually follow simple techniques. But I love your blog, especially the dal recipe collection. Looking forward to trying out new and interesting recipes from your blog. Food bloggers like you make life so much easier for amateur cooks like me.

    Thanks a lot.

    • says

      welcome swathi and thanks for writing such a sweet comment. every one is amateur in the beginning but what matters is the willingness to learn and explore… and the persistence. so i feel u will be a excellent cook soon.

  96. Erin says

    Thank you for this beautiful blog! I’ve been (trying) to cook authentic Indian food in Texas for the better part of ten years, and have had limited success, largely due to vague descriptions in cookbooks without photos. I feel lucky to have stumbled across your blog. Please tell me you’ll be publishing a huge, glossy book soon! I would love to have all these recipes/stories/photos in one, permanent place.

  97. Anand says

    Hello Dassana
    Namasthe.. I stumbled upon this wonderful page in google search while searching for what is Dal which I should use to get best tasting sambar. I want to thank you for this wonderful sight and to your patience and details, I think your skills of Food technology and quality analyst are best used here. Thanks a ton.
    I was trying to see which blog (word press, google or paid website) when I pressed about us and your introduction about you was excellent. A lot of people would be curious to know how could you manage to get so many cultures, that would be great story in making.

    I am born in Strict Vegetarian family and Yes one always feel disconnected with others esp, when I go on camping with others but world over the vegan concept is becoming increasingly popular. I wish you all the best and hope to see a lot more recipes of vegan and vegetarian dishes from you, sorry you just raised the expectation levels ..:-) God Bless you.

    • says

      thanks anand for this appreciating. if we listen to our gut feeling then sooner or later we all will find our creative talent. i enjoy cooking and blogging so most of this blog is created spontaneously. enjoying what u do is the most important factor. this blog is using self hosted wordpress blog with thesis theme. god bless you too and thanks again for all the compliments.

  98. Archana says

    Hi Dassana,
    I stumbled on your website when I was searching for veg recipes when my hubby dear suddenly decided to turn vegetarian. We have been strict non-vegetarians :) all our life and suddenly to cook veggies was a nightmare! My favourite past time has been browsing recipes and trying them out. Guess your website never came into my radar (regretfully) because of our choice. But I’m so glad that I chanced upon your blog. It’s amazing. I tried quite a many of your recipes, but the best compliment I got was for your kadai panner. My daughter, who hardly eats veggies, just loved it! Your step by step description is so good and so easy to follow even for a novice. You make vegetarian dishes look more appetizing than the “others” :)
    Thanks Dassana. By the way, I’m konkani too.
    Look forward to bond with you over recipes :)
    Archana

    • says

      welcome archana. i can related to your feeling when your daughter complimented you on kadai paneer. at few occasions, i experienced the same emotions when i got good comments from people who are mostly into non-vegetarian food.
      keep visiting and sharing your feedback.

  99. Aroopa says

    Dear Dassana( दस्सना)
    You have à very nice food site especially for vegetarians.
    Is your name is an अपभ्रंश of the Sanskrit दर्शना?
    What is your mother tongue?
    When we write in the English script we never get the right pronunciation.
    Wishing you and ours a very auspicious VIJAYADASHAMI.

    • says

      aroopa. thanks for appreciating the site. my name is not related with ‘darshana’. my mother tonque is konkani. wishing you and your family auspicious VIJAYADASHAMI and navratri.

  100. Prajakta says

    Hi, I am a stout nonvegetarian for a simple reason that it was more easy compared to veg food.
    But i landed to ur site … and was quite happy with your style of cooking . I tried you rajgeera puri and it turned fab. My daughter (10) is a vegetarian and i am sure ur site will really help me.

    Photos are very tempting and really pushes me to try ur dishes. Today i will try your dhokla receipe.
    Bye and take care.

    • says

      thanks a lot prajakta for your genuine feedback. i have also replied to your microwave query. do try some more recipes from the blog for your daughter. even vegetarian food is easy to make.

  101. says

    Hi Dassana. It is really nice to know about you. Being a vegetarian in a household that also eats non-veg food is not easy. I am in the same shoes. You have an amazing range of recipes on your space. Love your food photography as well. I am from Mumbai too and I am trying to inculcate vegan recipes in my diet as I had a gall bladder excision three years ago. It is really a pleasure and a learning experience for me while reading your food space.

  102. usha says

    Hello Dassana, found your blog whilst looking out for indian recipes, and I really, really liked the simple-to-do recipes, and even more so, the pictures. That really helps. This is a brilliant site for indian cooking. Forge on !!

  103. shyamala says

    Love you so much Dassana!!!, for giving us such wonderful & perfect recipes, I am really very grateful to u! may God bless u…….:)

  104. T says

    Hi there, just wanted to stop by and say wow, I love your recipes. When I read about your roots: I said “WOW”, you are so diverse in yourself. I am craving some of your mumbai street food right now such as pav bhaji, veg sandwich etc. Thanks for meticulously putting all this together.

    I also want to take the time to say good job on separating vegeterianism ( i am a vegetarian) vs vegan vs fish-eaters etc

  105. Ansuya says

    Hi,
    This blog is excellent. I tried your fruit bread. It was very good. I am waiting eagerly for the apple pie post. Also the tips given to start a blog has given me an interest to start my blog. The tutorial in the internet for blogging is confusing. Hence can you mail me the step by step tutorial to start a blog and to host it using a free platform like bloggers.com.

  106. says

    Your posts are simply awesome. I was trying to make instant oat idlis and somehow they just did not turn out right. Then I ran into your idli post.

    Wah! Its a great post and then I bookmarked a whole lot of recipes I would like to try. Thank you for the wonderful step by step instructions and the photographs are great too. Wonderful job.

  107. Kiran says

    hi dassana,

    hats off to the efforts that are going into the making of this brilliant website. quality trumps as your stats also says.though you express doubts about your food photography skills, pictures are brilliant! your style of “no caps” is nice. i am trying to copy that style in this comment. :-). moreover it proves a point that having a training helps. method matters, especially in the bread making, kneading etc. will be compelled to regularly add to your page visits.

    kiran.

  108. Sana says

    Hello Dassana,
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the recipes, your thourough and comprehensive writing style. I am a vegetarian too eversince I was like 4 years old, and I can relate to you, because I’ve experienced the same things you had,from relatives, friends and whomever I meet. I love Indian food and looking forward to prepare some of your mouthwatering and awesome dishes to my family !!!!! So glad to have found your site and WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN LIFE. Finally, thank you SOO MUCH for sharing your recipes with us.

  109. says

    Had seen your space n number of times whenever I hit for some recipe in Google.
    But never checked the about section of your blog. Feel real great that you are a pure vegetarian more apt would be vegan, and was wondering how you could change to a vegan being in a your parent’s family which was a pure non vegetarian. Well glad to be at your space and following you happily in Facebook.. :) Your space is awesome with very good explanation of recipes you try out.. Real good work.. Keep going and rocking! :)

    • says

      thanks sangeetha for the positive comment and appreciating the site. i guess i became vegetarian at an early age, because of my interest in meditation. meditation was probably my interest in past lives too. meditation makes it impossible to eat non-vegetarian food. keep visiting the blog.

  110. says

    Thats the best “About Me” I have read so far. Congrats. Your site and recipes are awesome.

    Just a question, how are you showing so much ads in your webpage? Google adsense will allow only a maximum of 3 ads / page, right? In this page itself I saw 1 ad on header, 2 on right side bar, 1 on bottom and 1 on left sidebar. Can you shed some light on this?

  111. Priti says

    I love your recipes!! Thanks for sharing:)
    Can you post a recipe for cereal chivda or corn flakes chivda. Your recipes are delicious and healthy :)

  112. Dipika says

    I love your blog. I have made a few recipes and now I know that all the recipes I make from here are consistently good. I also read about your interest in spirituality and meditation. I am so happy to read about your kindness to animals too. I also used to be a non-veg but after meditating for a year the desire to eat it left me overnight, much to my own surprise. I started feeling a lot of compassion for animals, fish and insects.

    I still love cooking and eating delicious food and your blog is usually the first I will check out online. Thank you for the delicious recipes which you photograph and write out with so much detail. I am really glad your husband supported you in starting the blog. We would have missed out on so much otherwise :)

    God bless and may you keep growing in all that you wish.

    • says

      thanks dipika for writing such a motivating comment. such comments motivates me to keep on blogging.
      with meditation our energy vibration changes and it becomes difficult to eat non-veg food as we go deep in meditation.
      all religions and spiritual masters have given importance of vegetarian diet for making progress in meditation or spirituality.

  113. says

    Dassana,

    I love your recipes and your approach. We are a lot alike – vegetarian, computers, cooking. In my case, add art, jyotish, repairs and writing.

    While camping in France, I came across Walnut bread. It got me interested in bread making. The bread was sold by the weight, and only made in one bakery in this one village. It was a dark bread, with some rye in the dough. And had a bit of structure to it (not soft and spongy) and tasted “real”. Maybe the bread had some walnut flour as well – not sure. Food is treated seriously in France.

    I also got interested in Pizza making after my niece introduced my to Crusties’ pizzas in Sydney, Australia. One had a sauce of chopped mushrooms and garlic, topped by grilled asperagus stalks. All of a sudden, I realised that here was another area worth serious exploration! Then I found out there are many out there in internet land, seriously working in this area. I have just got two cast iron plates and seasoned them (like the dosa plates) to use for this. Luckily this also means I can make dosa on them, which is great when kitchen space is limited.

    It has been a delight to find you, and I have started to email your website to other foodies I know. Keep on with your website, and I hope your ad income increases by leaps and bounds so we can enjoy your company and ideas for a long time to come.

    • says

      thanks nimmi for writing this encouraging comment and as well sharing the website with your friends and also for your best wishes :-)
      keep on visiting the blog and sharing your views about recipes.

  114. pritika says

    hi dassana,
    I have been checking your website from long time but this is the first time I am writing to you. I love the way you explain about your recipes and put pictures of each and every step. This actually helps a lot if I have to try something new. I am not writing about recipes but about the website. I want to create a website and regarding that i need help from you. I would be obliged if you could help me regarding this.
    thanks,
    Pritika.

  115. Gilles says

    Namaskar,
    I’ve been following and exploring your blog for one year now, trying as many recipes as I can, and I wanted to take my hat off to you for this wonderful work! It’s so rare to find such erudition, clears texts, beautiful photos and good mood gathered together…
    Being a Hindi learner, I’m looking for a good indian cookbook in Hindi, equivalent to, say, “Prashad – Cooking with Indian Masters” for instance. Would you know such a book and how to get it ?

    I wish you all the best!

    Gilles, from France.

    • says

      namaste gilles. thanks a lot for your positive feedback. i have seen hindi cookbooks, but only of authors like sanjeev kapoor, neeta mehta and tarla dalal. i haven’t seen any equivalent in hindi of a book like Prashad – Cooking with Indian Masters. there is a local website called as bookganga.com. they sell indian regional languages books like hindi, marathi etc in different categories like food, culture, religion etc. you can browse through this website and search for the same book with the title or author or ISBN number on amazon. you can also browse through flipkart.com. but flipkart delivers in india. but they do have hindi cook books of the same authors mentioned above.

  116. Mohan Menezes says

    I accidentally found this wonderful site, I will make it a favorite from now on! Thanks for the great recipes. As a Canadian I hardly cook but after looking at the simple recipes, I am now motivated to help my wife in the cooking department.

    I complement you and your supportive husband. I like the brightness, the mouth watering pictures, the construction of this website as well as enjoy the easy reading and location of recipes as well. I will be following your success in the days to come.

    God bless and all the best to you!

  117. Smita says

    hi dear, I was searching for lauki soup and saw your site,its very nice of your site . I was also a teacher but at present at home .I like cooking very much and very much found of working on computer.I liked your site very much ,as since from when i am working on making a site.Please do suggest me some sites.

  118. Harpreet Singh says

    Good Day Dassana,
    I came accidentally on your site. I was trying to find instructions on making white butter.
    I have read your blog. It is very well written, very authentic and loved your attention to detail (camera) and your honesty (monetized ads). Many thanks to your husband for encouraging you to pursue and is now maintaining the servers . Well Done!! Ms. Dassana
    Keep Rising and Keep Shining!!
    Good Work!!

  119. Aravind says

    I accidentally landed to you web blog while searching for mushroom biriyani. Soon I realised your blog is much different from others which exist. All the write ups, photographs are excellent. You are a gifted multi talented person. Keep going.

  120. Namrata says

    Hi Dassana,

    Good Morning,

    I want to give you a big hug and say “Thank you”!! Off lately i have to be at work until 9 or 10 in the night due to which my husband has taken over kitchen department. All thanks to your detailed recipes that he has been following and cooking some awesome food every single day. So far he has made – Dum aaloo, Paneer Makhani, Paneer Jalfrazi, aaloo Palak, Thepla, aloo ghobi, Rasam and baigan!! All the dishes have turned out to be absolutely perfect and authentic. Aroma & Flavors are out of the world. I am not exaggerating by any means. All these dishes are way above and beyond comparison with some of the Indian restaurants around our area. Thank you once again for the lovely blog.

  121. AA_Mom says

    Hello Dassana,
    I came across your blog when searching for the bhatura recipe and have subscribed you since then. I should have done it earlier as I had seen your blog being mentioned on the various food blogs that I frequent. You have an incredible collection here and we all should thank your husband as well as he inspired you to start this blog. Thanks for the wonderful recipes.

  122. says

    Hey.

    I like your blog a lot. You share amazing recipes. Please keep it up. Its very inspiring.

    I have started my own blog today and am very new to the world of blogging. On the blog I will be sharing my life as it is. No photoshop, no make up :). I plan to also include a few recipes here and there in my blog. I have posted one salad recipe for Ramazan already. I was wondering if you would like to take a look at it and feature it on your blog. Or even make some suggestions with respect to the design and content of the blog.
    Appreciate your help.

    Regards,
    Zeffirra

    • dassana says

      will check your blog zeffira and will write to you after seeing your blog in my spare time. thanks for your kind words. blogging is good and creative as well. you will enjoy the whole process of blogging.

  123. Sonali says

    I found your blog thru Pinterest and love it the way you have structured it. Looking fwd to following u and your recipes.

  124. says

    Hi,
    I just stumbled across your lovely blog, via Tastespotting. I particularly love dals so will try some of yours and see how they compare to some of mine ;o). Am also interested to see the type of vegan curries you make. I like your blog layout in as far as Indian food from different regions. Very helpful. Best Torie

  125. says

    hello again.please do you have some indian and spicy recipes of dodka (ridge gourd luffa) or ghosavala (smooth luffa) and Matti gulla or green brinjal.thanks in advance

  126. Janhavi says

    First of all you have very beautiful name just like your beautiful blog
    I’m very impressed with all the recipes. I made kulfi today, it is in freezer now, but I’m sure it will be great. I like the way you wrote. I do eat satvik food almost everyday, no onion/no garlic no chilli. So is my family. Once in a while i use garam masalas to make occasional recipes, but everyday all natural organic ingridents make food heaven. Thanks for all the recipes here, keep writing :-)

    • says

      thanks janhavi. i hope the kulfi has turned out good. i agree on the use of natural and organic ingredients. i make satvik food on some days and on days when we don’t want to eat onion and garlic. but i do add some chilies :-)

  127. Bindu Jolly says

    Hi Dassana,
    I just wanted to say how impressed I am with your website and your repertoire of recipes! I stumbled upon your website last Friday whilst looking for imaginative Indian vegetarian recipes – something different to the norm I usually make. I tried 3 recipes over the weekend-Punjabi chana, kadhai paneer restaurant style and the Goan style chilli mushroom. What can I say? The recipes were amazing – really really good. I am so impressed you really are a culinary genius! Please keep the new recipes coming!
    Thank you!

  128. says

    Hi dassana,

    I really love the way you have made your website and you food recipes look mouth watering Im going try few soon,between please give me few tips to develop my blog too, im so new to it!

    Thanks,
    Noor

  129. Morgan LaRue says

    Aloha Dassana,

    Any interest in compiling your recipes into a cookbook? I would purchase it in a heartbeat! Your recipes are terrific.

    Kind regards,
    Morgan

  130. Nandita says

    Hi Dassana,

    I have spent the past couple of days browsing through your recipes and they all look just amazing! I already tried out your restaurant style dal tadka around 2 months back and have made it some 4-5 times ever since! Then I didnt have the patience to look through your website :)
    I was going crazy the past couple of days trying to decide what I can start out making using your website….I have decided to check on your website depending on the veggies I have at home and try out stuff. Hopefully I will be prompt in posting my comments for all the dishes that I try out!

    Thanks for running such an amazing website…it is awesome work! :)

    Nandita

    • says

      thanks nandita for writing the positive feedback. it not only motivates me but also helps the other readers to try the recipes. do share your honest feedback once you try more recipes.
      thanks

  131. geetanjali says

    hey hi… i came to know abt this site while searching for paneer recipe. and i fell in love. step by step recipe is very interesting idea and i wish you very best luck. plz continue your food journey.

  132. says

    Hi Dassana,
    simply blown away with your food photography. Would you like to showcase it on our website: http://www.mealnut.com ? We are creating a platform for home-chef to showcase, or sell their delicacies online. Keepup the amazing work :-)
    Thanks,
    Mealnut.

  133. Arpita says

    I cannot wait to make Garam Masala at home.
    I would like to request the recipe of “Masala Puri” which is famous in bangalore.I tried to find the authentic one where it gives how to make chaat masala at home,but cannot find it.my family loves ‘masala puri’ and I look forward for your recipe of the same.
    Warm Regards,
    Arpita.

  134. Arpita says

    This is the best veg recipes I have come across.
    I would like to know which garam masala you would use for North Indian curries like Punjabi dum Aloo?I use MTR which gives south Indian flavor.Pls let me know the alternative.
    Also is it ok to substitute Green Cardamom for Black?
    Thanks in Advance.

  135. Sham says

    Hi, Hope u can assist me. I am looking for a vegetable curry recipe made up of broad bean drum sticks papri and whole lots of other indian vegetables. This dish has fried pateria with it. Thanks Sham

  136. Chetan says

    Great Stuff, Awesome Website. Looking forward to being regular on your site and helping my mom n wife at the kitchen with my special dishes :) :)

  137. Punya says

    Hi Dassana, Stumbled upon your website one day searching for a random recipe. And now I am completely hooked on to it. So much so that I have it bookmarked and try and visit it almost every other day. I tried your recipe for Manchurian, though it did not turn out to be perfect, but my family really enjoyed it; I have been asked to make it again! :D I have planned to try all you paneer recipes since I am a big paneer fan. Sharing you website link with my mom too now.Btw, awesome photography :) Keep up the good work. Happy cooking!

    • says

      thanks punya for your feedback and also for making the recipes. do try the paneer recipes as well. they are good recipes. happy cooking to you too.

  138. Hazel says

    Hi Dassana, I had to make jeera rice for a party, & going through your web site, I tried your
    jeera rice, it is so tasty & simple to make. All the guest asked me if I bought the rice. I proudly said it is from a web site. Now I am hooked on to your web site. I am from Goa too.
    Lived in Bombay & now migrated past 17yrs. to Canada. Miss all the authenic good food.
    Keep up the good work. God Bless.

  139. Mark says

    Hi Dassana,
    I just discovered your website and I love cooking Indian Food. It’s brilliant… great recipies, lovely photos, easy to follow… its really a great site, thank you. Now I’m starving just looking at it!

  140. Jo says

    Hi Dassana,
    Just wondering how I unsubscribe to receiving email updates from your blog?
    Thanks, Jo

  141. Narayanan K says

    Dear Mrs.Dasanna,

    I have gone throough your website. It is one of the best website I have ever seen having so many recipes from various cuisines with pictorial guide. I appreciate that you do not want us to upload any new food items instead you will try and post it, which is really a good thought.

    I wonder whether you have added the pongal receipe in your south indian cuisine. If not please add, there will be so many who may like it.

    Keep up the good work!!

  142. louise burt says

    This is a wonderful site! Beautiful photography, clearly laid out and fab looking recipes that I can’t wait to try! Thank you.

  143. says

    Dear Dassana, seriously surfing this blog even for 2-3 mins gives my stomach a hard time!
    I must say, you have a brilliant aesthetic sense!
    This blog is a jaw dropping experience for Indian Cuisine lovers.
    - Fan #1

  144. Sonal says

    This is one of the highest quality food blogs I have come across! I love how you describe the inspiration for the dish before you actually share the recipe. And of course, the food photography and styling is perfection.

  145. Jo says

    Hi Dassana,
    what a fantastic blog you have! I am so pleased to have come across it! I have a couple of question for you out of interest: 1. what is your motivation for being vegan? 2. you use cashew, almond, and soy milk in some of your recipes, which one do you prefer and why? And what do you think about rice milk?

    • says

      thanks jo.
      1: after being a vegetarian, the next best thing that i could do was being a vegan. it will just follow if one is sensitive and meditative.
      2: for making tea, i prefer cashew milk. its easy to make and the tea tastes just like regular indian chai. for milkshakes and making indian sweets, surely almond milk works best. cashew milk tastes good in milkshakes too. soy milk is again for making tea, coffee and adding to cake batters. i usually end up using cashew milk more since it easy to make than making almond milk or soy milk. i have not yet tried rice milk, so cannot comment on it.

  146. Manju says

    hi dassana all ur recipes r very simple and delicious..i would like u to post creamy white sauce pasta in your blog..please..

  147. says

    Hi!
    Very tastefully written and imaginatively photographed.
    Special, more so as it is difficult to find a ‘veg-only” page that too with a wide variety of primarily Indian recipes.
    Congratulations to you!
    Keep it up!

    Cheers!!!

  148. Sonu Joshi says

    Wow, I just found your blog randomly while searching for pizza recipe from scratch and found this quite awesome. Fell in love with your lip smacking dishes.
    Apart from cooking and photography I would like to mention I love “Thesis Framework” too. I’m also using the same in most of my blogs :)

  149. suvarna says

    pl tell me, is this free or i have to pay something? bcoz i have submitted my e-mail id to get free news letters of recipes and they have sent me the e-mail in which they have mentioned thanks for your subscription and click on some link for confirmation. so, is this free or chargable? pl help me then i can continue.

  150. says

    Hi, I am writing to you from THE WEEK magazine, this is for our health magazine Smart Life.
    For the December issue of Smart Life we are looking at soup recipes
    fit for winter from five popular food bloggers based in India. In
    addition to their soup recipes we would also like to know more about
    them. Would therefore love to have you contribute to the story.
    The queries we would require answers to are as follows.
    When and how did you start blogging?
    What do you like to cook the most?
    What’s the most popular dish on your blog, the one that you got
    maximum positive responses for?
    Who is your inspiration?

    Would like to know if you are based out of Mumbai, if so, would you be willing to contribute to the magazine? We would need a photoshoot with you too.

    Regards,
    Sharmista Chaudhury

  151. marnie says

    WOW, what a wonderful collection of recipies, am so excited to find your blog. Congratulations and I wish you much luck and hope you keep posting for a long time. Thank you

  152. Kc2002 says

    Hi Dassana, I found your blog only recently and I love it. I’ts great that you have recipes from both the North and South! I have tried your Bhindi Do Pyaza and Mah Di Dal and both of them were delicious. Your proportions as listed in your recipes are very good and both dishes tasted authentic Punjabi! The photos are also a work of art! Think you and keep the recipes coming!

  153. Tina says

    Hi Dassana

    I don’t do this often but I hat to write to tell you how much I love your blog. Your blog is officially my go to place for any ideas, recipes, or reminders indeed for my every day and party cookings! Having recently got married I began to get irritated with having to run my mum or sister for even the smallest reminder about recipes – then I discovered your site. I religiously use it – it’s even got its own bookmark! Just wanted to say thanks as I honestly use your blog all the time.

    Thank you
    Tina

    • says

      thanks tina such a beautiful comment. you have really made my day :-) i am so glad that my blog is helping you with your everyday cooking as well as party cookings. to be very honest with you, my blog is an online journal for me too. whenever i have to make something which i have already posted, i come to my own blog and take the recipe ingredients. sounds funny, but this is how it is. i usually forget the recipe i create or develop except the ones i make often. so before i forget a recipe that i have created, i always write the recipe down on my laptop and then post it.

      once again thanks a lot :-)

  154. says

    Nice to meet you Dassana. I recently found your blog and really liked it. I am following your facebook page. When you get time, please visit my space and check it out.
    It was nice meeting you!!

  155. Mansi says

    Hey girl i am so happy and excited to see your blog.It made me feel so relieved as i am newly married and am always in search of good recipes and how to cook.Thank you

  156. says

    Hello from Switzerland. I am so excited I found your blog on FindingVegan!
    I adore Indian food but have no clue how to prepare it. I will be trying some of your recipes soon. I hope I can find all the ingredients :)

    • says

      thanks federica for your lovely words. do try making indian food at home. you will simply love it. i hope you are able to get the ingredients.

  157. says

    your blog and pictures are amazing .. specially the styling of your photos !! I’m glad that I found your blog and I’m already following your blogging .. keep doing what you are doing ..

    can I ask you from where you get the styling ideas and techniques ?

    regards,
    Maryam

    • says

      Thanks Maryam. Your comment is so encouraging to me.

      The styling ideas are because I am short of props :-)… It is like necessity is the mother of invention.

      So i think a lot on how to present food in a beautiful and creative way using whatever I have. But sometimes I just put the food in a bowl or plate and take quick shots. And sometimes i style the food. There are ocassions when what I have visualized does not look that great in the camera. But these instances are rare.

      Since I am a right brained person who sees everything in images, I see the food shots also along with the color combinations. I do trust my inner senses and my heart when i shoot. I don’t even plan. When i am cooking the food, I imagine creatively whatever little props I have to use which will accentuate the food, the lighting – whether i want back light or side light. It is more of a spontaneous creativity for me than planning. I would suggest you to just trust your heart and all the best shots will come from there.

      Regarding the techniques – I shoot in the Manual Mode and process all my images in RAW. Processing images in RAW gives me a lot of creative options and making minor corrections to the images like correcting the white balance or lowering or increasing the exposure. Also the way light hits and reflects on the food is very important. So i make sure that the light brings the best in the food and not dampens it.

      I will be writing more on photography on my other blog here: http://foodblogging.vegrecipesofindia.com/
      I have not started as I want to start from the basics to the advanced. I am still learning but I want to share whatever I have learnt so far with all my blogger friends out there. You can subscribe to this blog to get the updates. There are SEO updates as well on this blog.

  158. sasy says

    Hai dassana,my kid is fond of pulao & really loved ur yakhni pulao,it came out well.I never compromise in cooking that too for my son it shld b perfect & healthy.ur recipes are very helpful to me.

  159. Richa says

    I came by your blog while searching for the method to make moong sprouts, but all the recipes look amazingly delicious. I will be trying many many of them. The steps are simple and the pictures make the understanding of the recipe so clear.
    I am always wanting to try cook something different, but most of the websites give you complicated recipes or international style cooking – with lesser known ingredients. Your blog has so much to offer..
    Kudos on the blog and thanks again for the delicious recipes. :)

    - Richa

    • says

      thanks richa.

      i do agree that some websites give complicated recipes or sometimes the ingredients are not known. i try to keep my cooking basic unless otherwise if the recipe calls for it and use ingredients which are easily available or for that matter are easily available in india.

      thanks again for your lovely comments. do try the recipes and if possible share your experience on the blog.

  160. Demosthenes says

    I’ve never seen such beautiful recipes!
    The pictures, the attention to detail, the quality. Bravo!
    I’ll start trying them tomorrow.
    Thank you for sharing.

  161. says

    Hi Dassana,
    Thanks so much for stopping by on my blog & the lovely words. I m so glad to find your blog. You have a wonderful collection of indian recipes showcased in a pretty way. Hope to learn from you.
    I have lived in Pune for 2 years and was glad to find that you follow Osho. I visited the ashram often & it was really peaceful place to be.
    Take care
    Tanvi

  162. says

    Hello Dassana, came across your blog from mutual blog friend’s link list. It’s always a pleasure to meet a fellow food enthusiast who shares the same love and passion for food. Your blog has some wonderful recipes which I am planning to cook some time soon. The simple design of your blog with unique recipes, beautiful photos and wonderful narration makes it visiting it again and again!

    • says

      thanks sia for liking the design, photos and write ups. felt good. its always nice to hear positive comments and that too from a fellow blogger:-)

      do try the recipes and let me know.

  163. Anjali says

    Hi Dassana,

    I stumbled upon ur website looking for misal pav receipe and discovered lots more interesting receipes. Your blog is very interesting and well maintained with a good commentary and step wise photos. It will be great if you can also post ‘dabeli’ in your Mumbai street snack section when time permits.

    Keep up the excellent work…

    Anjali

    • says

      thanks anjali. dabeli is on my list to post for mumbai street foods. i had the recipe too, but have lost it somewhere. but will make the recipe and post it.

  164. Anu Parmar says

    Hi Dassana, was just searching for a basic cake recipe on google for my two years old daughter and your site just happened to me. your site is really an inspiration. Your idea to show all the steps wid pictures, make cooking so intresting and easy that people like me who don’t take much intrest working in the kitchen will start finding cooking an enjoyable task. Thanks for making my life easy and better wid your valuable ideas and recipes… May god bless u

    • says

      thanks anu for such beautiful comments. cooking can be a creative and satisfying. just make sure you cook what you and your family enjoy. and don’t forget to the add most important ingredient – your love… to the food…

  165. ramya says

    thnks alot, i dont know cooking, this website is my guru, dialy i will chk my mail for any recipes, and tomato rasam is simply superb, i would like to ask to include many indo chineese recipes like pasta, hakka noodles,, once again thnku

    • dassana says

      thanks ramya for your lovely comments. i don’t update the recipes daily, but try to update it once or twice a week. i will include indo chinese recipes as well in the future.

  166. Ashwini Phaniraj says

    Dear Dassana

    Very Thank full to you. I am Very much happy to saw this web. really wonderful recipe. thanks for the wonderful recipe.

    With Best Regards
    Ashwini Phaniraj

  167. Ramani says

    Hi Dassana,
    Like many others, I stumbled upon your website while looking for, can you guess, how to cook idlis in microwave.. I have the Microwavable Idli dish.. but did not try it before.. and of course I know Aunty Web comes to our rescue every time :). A few hours later, your how to make paneer in microwave took me deeper into your site.. and I really enjoyed browsing the diferent recipes …. Like someone else mentioned, I enjoy reading recipes on the web…. and of course trying them out. Your recipes look very nice and clear with great pictures. keep up the good work !!
    Ramani

  168. Usha Chinmay says

    Dear Dassana:

    I am so glad that i wandered over to this site of yours, the way u have presented the recipes and the recipes themselves are so good. I am someone who reads recipe blogs for happiness (i know i sound weird when i say that) and i was so happy reading through your posts. I can almost say that i love you though we have never met. I owe you.

  169. Mrs Malhotra says

    See again u deleted my comment!! I cant believe you follow Osho! As all followers take criticism in positive way

    • Mrs Malhotra says

      Apologies just saw that this comment is active and sweet puda one too is active. The one I did post about Karwachauth recipes which I cant find – regarding use of onion garlic in fasting food

      Apologies for overlooking

      • dassana says

        dear Mrs Malhotra, its alright. we all make mistakes in life. and thats how we learn and grow. in Osho teachings, we are not meant to follow Osho, but to find our source of wisdom and act through it.

        Osho never wanted anyone to become his followers. instead he wanted all of us, to awaken the buddha in us.

        thanks for touching the sweetest chord in me – my beloved master osho. but it is better to use the term lovers instead of osho followers.

        regarding the karwa chauth comment – i did not get a comment about using onion garlic from you.
        may be it would have not got posted on the website.

        i agree with you that we do not have onion garlic for fasting food. in the compiled list of recipes, i have put for karwa chauth recipes, i have used onion in the chaat recipes. but i had made these not on karwa chauth but on regular days.

        i thought people are wise enough to skip the onion garlic and make the recipes. but now i think i will put a note on the post mentioning readers to skip the onion garlic. thanks for that.

    • dassana says

      dear Mrs Malhotra, i have never deleted your comments. i have only recieved two comments from you – one is this one and the other is on the sweet puda recipe link.

      i don’t know what you are saying. in relation to the recipe i have always published comments where people have asked me about more details, info, given suggestions or even criticized the recipe. if i find the comments offensive or suggestive or absolute nonsense, i delete them.

  170. Rosa Kullstrom says

    Hi Dassana just searching for soya beea recipes I came to your blog. I must say it is wonderful so inspiring and clear. Thank you so much hope you keep up your vision. I am in New Zealand but born in Finland. Most of luck for your future
    Thanks Rosa

  171. says

    Hi Dassana,
    I ran across your site today looking for how to make flax seed paste and was pleasantly surprised and SO glad I found you. You cook similar to how I love to cook and I’m finding your recipes pretty awesome! I’m a vegetarian and have been most of my life and you do your blog right when it comes to cooking…You have PICTURES of what the dish is suppose to look like! I LOVE that. I’m such a visual person, people like us need that. Its a great aid. I think its an important key in getting to be a better cook. Thanks for your wonderful blog. I’ll be using it on a regular basis… Keep it up!!! Cheers!

    • dassana says

      dear vernon

      thanks for the encouraging and genuine comments which are rare nowadays. because people are so busy… they don’t even have the time to say a hello…

      i explored your site and found out we have one more common interest that is music. i am a meditator and disciple of enlightened masters buddha and osho… and according to osho, music is next to meditation and the right music deepens the meditative experience.

      i pray you grow both in creativity and spirituality…
      i will keep on writing about some delicious vegetarian recipes…. so do keep checking…

      love
      dassana

  172. Siddharth Shresth says

    Hello Dassana,
    Just stumbled upon your blog while searching for some mushroom recipes. Though I love Non Veg food, yet this blog has a lot of things to keep me busy for days, even months. You have a simple style of explaining which make things easier…I am curious about the herb mix that you are using. Which herbs do you usually mix?
    As a whole, its great work. Keep us drooling….

    • DASSANA says

      thanks siddharth for your encouraging and positive comments.

      i buy dried mixed herbs, either imported or indian most of the times. and the indian one has not failed me or the recipes in which i have used it ;-)

      i buy Herbes de Provence. the herb mix usually consists of thyme, marjoram, rosemary, basil, oregano, savory, fennel, sage, bay leaf

      more about Herbes de Provence here on wikpedia and
      here is the official site: http://www.herbes-de-provence.org

      for the italian seasoning i add dried oregano, basil, thyme, parsley, rosemary, red chili flakes, black pepper.

      also you could use the italian mix/oregano mix which we get with the pizzas when they are delivered home.

      you could easily make these herb mixes at home. google and you get the recipes for making mixed herbs at home.

  173. Sadhana says

    Hi Dassana,

    I read some of your recipies.I liked them a lot.I am a home maker with 2 grown up kids.I am experienced in cooking.My friends and family feel that I am an excellent cook.I have some of my own recipies which I learnt from my mom,I arrived at them with experience.Can I share them with you?How do I create my blog?I do have a bit of free time now.Please guide me.

    Thanks.I will continue reading some of your recipies.
    Do reply.

    Sadhana.

  174. says

    Hi Sis

    Hello I am Nazia I am new to ur site..happy to hear someone whozz a good devotee to God…
    I am strong believer in God as well

    I would love to discuss religion with u if u dont mind..

    Regards
    Nazia

    • says

      hello nazia. i am not a believer in god. i do not have any beliefs or faith systems. when i use the word god, it means the the existence all around me and even inside me. it does not mean some fatherly figure up there controlling our lives. it means the energy…… the whole cosmic dance.. or call it nature…the life that pervades in you and me and everywhere.

      let me tell you that god cannot be discussed. discussion is of the mind, intellect… god has to be felt in your innermost depths. how much ever you discuss, you will never be able to come to know god.

      • Mrs Malhotra says

        I agree with you Dassana, God can’t be discussed. My mom told me one thing when I was a kid querying why there are different temples, gurudwaras, churches, masjids when we say god is one. Her simple reply to clear my all doubts was ‘Religion is like River’ All rivers travel towards Sea to be submerged into the great ocean, similarly religion gives a pathway to all to walk towards and get submerged into God.

        • dassana says

          great answer from your mom. i totally agree. i don’t want to say anything more, because the answer is perfect.

  175. Sujata says

    Hi Dassana,

    I stumbled upon your website while looking for modak recipe. Great website! You have taken so many efforts especially the pictures at each step are so clear and detailed. Such a dedicated effort. Thanks! Sure you are doing everything with love and awareness. A lot to learn from you. Thanks and Best Wishes and May God Bless You!

    Sujata

  176. Manorama Ukidve says

    Hi Dassana,
    Stumbled accidently upon your blog. I think I was looking for vegetarian biriyani recipe. Amazing! You really have a lot of passion and patience to have a blog of this quality.
    What I found similar is that I too was a non – vegetarian initially, rather forced to be one and later I stood my ground and gave up meat and fish altogether. So I am really enjoying your blog since it has a good combination of vegetables recipes as well as paneer and egg and also basic recipes as well as special recipes.
    Also, I believe, having a family who eats meat helps one to be more adventurous with different spices (but that’s purely my opinion).
    Anyways, looking forward to reading the rest of your blog and trying out your recipes
    All the best !

    • says

      thank you Manorama.. your story is similar to mine regarding, eating non-vegetarian food… i admire your courage to go for vegetarian food… sometimes social and famiy pressures just don’t allow you to be yourself and do what you want to do… or eat what you feel like eating…. ;-)

      do give me feedback when you try out any recipe.

  177. praveen says

    frist of all
    i want to thanks for your great recipe you posted on your blog
    i have try many of them and like you i also want to spend time in kitchen for my family and friends.
    all recipe is superb.
    thanks
    thanks a lot
    one thing more i also want to post some recipe
    how i can?
    please mail me
    thanks
    praveen
    praveencrown1@gmail.com

    • says

      thank you praveen…. its feels good to know that the recipes have come out well…

      to make your own blog… so that you post your recipes… you need to buy a domain name…. then install wordpress in your web directory…. and start posting your recipes through the wordpress interface…. wordpress is an easy software that lets you make your site they way you want it.

      you can also, choose the blogger platform and start with a blogger account… the only drawback is that the images and other files are located on the blogger server…

      but with your own domain name, the images are located on the space you have taken from the web hosting service provider. so you have total control over your content material including the images….

      feel free to email me for any more queries…

  178. says

    Nice to know about you Dassana.
    you have a great blog here and i loved the way you write.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and for the sweet encouraging words.

    Like you say you use ingredients on intuition , that is the way it goes with me too ……. intuition leads us to eat what is needed at the moment….isn’t it ?

    • dassana says

      thanks sangeeta. intuition not only guides us to eat what is needed at the moment, but also guides us in making decisions in life.

  179. Sourav Das says

    this blog is awesome for veg loving peoples…..and I wish to make the every recipes published here

    • dassana says

      Hi Sourav. Thanks for appreciating and boosting my spirits. Its nice to know that you like the blog as well as the recipes.

      • Sangita says

        Hi Dassana,
        i am so happy to read your blog today morning.. first recipe i saw was Veg. Biryani- awesome answer to non-veg. biryani. the most impressive thing to me is your changing to be vegan diet. you are not just good at recipes but have good compassionate heart to all living beings :).

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