press and media

even though i am a shy person, i have had a some shares of media and press mentions. this is despite the fact that i hesitate to promote my blog and focus more on creating and sharing good recipes. i believe creating good content is more important than self promotion.

veg recipes of india has been mentioned in the following media and press features:

  • drumstick rasam recipe published in timesofindia hyderabad edition. check the newspaper pic here.
  • the blog received a mention in maharashtratimes. check the newspaper pic here.
  • my interview with the roasted tomato soup recipe featured in the smart life magazine – you can read the image here.
  • a health magazine from the manorama group in their publication of dec 2012.
  • the blog was featured on the 2nd number on top 13 indian food blogs who use social media effectively. you can read the curated list both here and here.
  • mango iced tea published at the popular website thekitchn.com
  • my interview was published in foremost indian beauty and fashion website www.makeupandbeauty.com. the entire interview can be read here.
  • my interview by fellow food blogger helene published at food writer friday.
  • a very nice and touching testimonial by fellow food blogger divya at divyascookbook.com

many recipes from my blog are mentioned in the www.huffingtonpost.com.

  1. sweet lassi at slideshow
  2. methi matar malai at slideshow
  3. moong dal dhokla at slideshow
  4. south indian mushroom & peas curry at here and here
  5. peas kachori at slideshow
  6. radish sambar at slideshow
  7. punjabi dum aloo at slideshow
  8. garlic dal at slideshow
  9. garlic naan at slideshow
  10. mango iced tea at here and here
  11. sarson ka saag at slideshow
  12. bharwan bhindi at slideshow
  13. paneer butter masala at slideshow
  14. kashmiri dum aloo at slideshow
  15. mushroom biryani e dum pukht at slideshow
  16. mushroom vindaloo at slideshow
  17. bhindi masala at this slideshow
  18. bhindi bhaji at slideshow
  19. pomegranate vanilla mousse at here and here
  20. mushroom manchurian at slideshow
  21. egg paratha at slideshow
  22. mango banana papaya smoothie at slideshow
  23. baingan bhaja at slideshow
  24. muhamarra dip at slideshow
  25. kadai mushroom at slideshow
  26. punjabi style green chutney at slideshow
  27. peri peri sauce at slideshow

Comments

  1. manasi says

    Hi Dassana,

    I just love your website. You have represented all the dishes,especially North Indian,so nicely and very easy to follow.

    Me and my husband are big food lovers. Both of us always try to do something new in kitchen. Also, i am from Haryana and he is from Gujarat.

    Every time I had follow your recipe, it resulted in a delicious and yummy dish. When for the first time I was trying gujarati kadhi, I followed your recipe. And believe me. ..the result was soooooo amazing. He liked it so much that now every week he wants to have gujarati kadhi…

    Thank you so much for your blog…

    Keep posting yummy recipes

    Lots of love,
    Manasi

  2. jasneet says

    Hi Dassana and Amit ,

    I am a food lover . I appreciate good food more than anything and I have to say that this is the best food blog i ve ever come across . i tend to browse a lot of food sites everyday but the idea of showing clear pictures for each step in your blog is simply amazing and even more helpful than the videos . i really hope that you guys open a restaurant near my city ( kolkata) . I am eager to taste your recipes that look so delicious.

    • says

      thanks jasneet for this sweet feedback. glad to know that you loved the blog. keep visiting and make restaurant style food at home. cheaper, hygienic and healthy.

  3. Swati says

    Hi Dassana,

    I am your fan and a regular visitor of your blog. But from last one month(since you changed your blog)I could not comment on the specific dishes. Why it is happen ?? It’s quite irritating as if I want to ask something about that recipe and I could not ask or comment on that. I have raised this point couple of weeks before with my recipe question but I don’t know why ,my comment is no where

  4. Uttara says

    Thanks for doing this site. I had 4 liters milk go bad and used the paneer from it to make your Malai Kofta recipe. My family (4 people) ate it up in one sitting, it was so good! The cornstarch held the koftas together – they usually break when I fry it.

  5. Shivali says

    Hi,
    I saw your post in which you posted the dal bhukhara recipe and I saw you mentioned that there were more recipes in a femina issue . Can you please share what year and month was the issue?
    Thank you

  6. Shubhi says

    Hi just browsing through your Maharashtrian vegetarian recipes brought back nostalgic memories of the wonderful food my mother used to cook back in Mumbai. I am not a great cook, but have been inspired by your website to try a few. Thank you.

  7. shruti gupta says

    hi there!
    i was just looking for some websites for easy recipes and i came across your’s,and its absolutely perfect. :D the details are amazing and so easy that even an amateur like me can be pro at cooking. :) thanks and keep up the good work dude :)

  8. says

    Your recipes and website get better & better – my husband does most of the curry making and has made me such wonderful meals, thank you. Will you ever or have you produced a book?

  9. Bhanu says

    Hi Dassani,

    Love your website. Frequent here very often – read, every day :)

    Just a request, the new look makes the website look very busy and distracting. It might be nice to have colors to distinguish content or should I say, get the readers focus to the content.

    Hope you don’t mind my comment.

    Thanks,
    Bhanu

    • says

      thanks bhanu for your feedback. nice to have a feedback from a regular visitor. i guess its the first time you are commenting.
      even we don’t like the new look. its a new platform for us and we are learning things. probably by this week we will make the blog look better and pleasing to eyes. till then please bear with us.

  10. says

    Thank you for the time and care you have put into this wonderful blog. I love food and am so happy to have found so many wonderful recipes, thoughtfully and clearly explained! I only cook vegetarian or vegan food and this is a great resource:)
    Kind regards Frances

  11. jaee says

    Hallo,
    Thanks for your immediate reply. Now search icon appeares again. :)
    Today planning to cook paneer butter masala. :)
    M sure it will be as delicious as the other dishes that i have learnt from your blog.
    Regards,
    Jaee

    • says

      welcome jaee. paneer butter masala is one of most popular and most tried and tested recipe in the blog. i am sure you will like it… if you love north indian food or punjbai food.

  12. jaee says

    Hallo Dassana,
    I am a big fan of urs n ur recipies. I have tried many of them and they all have turned excellent.
    I read your recipies on my mobile Internet.I have one question here. Since today morning i cant see the search icon on the Menu page. Could you pls confirm whether it is removed? As it helps a lot to find the recipe quickly.
    Thanks.

    • says

      hi jaee

      thanks for pointing this out.
      it must have been removed by mistake.
      i just made some changes and the search button should appear now.

      keep visiting and your feedback and suggestions are always welcome.

      dassana

  13. Aarthi says

    Your website is beyond awesome..thanks for putting so much effort to give such clear, simple instructions and your pictures explaining each step. I love cooking but don’t know much. Have tried many of ur recipes, I only omit onion, garlic as I offer everything to Lord once, and they ve all come well.

  14. Debesh says

    Hi,
    I am a big fan of yours, especially I love the way each recipe is described along with the helpful pics. And, needless to mention, the photography is superb which really develops the interest to try it out. Just one thing wanted to mention, being an Odia I know there are many different varieties of food being prepared in Odisha, which really have a different touch and taste. I would love if you try some of them and add those to your website.

    Thanks.

  15. Jyothi says

    Hi dasanna,
    Firstly, let me congratulate you for carrying on such a wonderful blog.
    This is my 2nd most favourite blog after Sanjeev kapoor’s.
    I love the way you present your recipies and all of them
    the look of the dishes give me a lot of positive vibrations. I guess
    thats because of you spiritual mindset as u mentioned, i guess.
    May be thats the reaon i open this website quite regularly even if i am
    not in need of any recipie. Just taking a look and reading this recipie changes
    my mood for few minutes atleast.
    Please carry on the amazing job. Best wishes to you.☺️

    • says

      thanks jyothi for this positive feedback.
      we also eat the food by sight and smell. its important that food needs to be presented well
      and thats why a well presented food, even on internet can uplift the mood and can also make you hungry :-)
      lastly, i try to have a positive mindset while cooking and it makes a difference.
      keep visiting.

  16. Mitesh says

    Hello there,

    You have a fantastic website going on here and love the photography of cooking process and finally the finished product. I was wondering why are there no non-veg recipes…are you a vegetarian by any chance? Because it will be fantastic to have a website such as yours for non-veg dishes as well. Let me know. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  17. Yosha says

    Dear Dassana,
    I am a HUGE HUGEE fa of your blog. I was searching for masala mushroom and thank God I stumbled across your blog ad since then I refer to your blog for almost anything new that I want to try.

    The best part of your blog is the step-by-step pictures that you put. It makes it easier for people like me to know the progress of the dish. And you explain and write it in such simple language that there is no room for confusion.

    Thank you for helping a novice in becoming a pro. God bless you.

    • says

      welcome yosha. nice to know that the blog is helpful to you. such positive comments makes this blog a success and it encourages me too. thanks a lot for this comment.

  18. Pushpa Malini says

    Your blog is very good. You have given detailed info about the recipes so that any novice also can try the recipe easily.

    I went through your recipe “Naan with yeast”. I would like to know how it can be prepared in the usual tava.

    Hoping for the earliest reply.

    Thanking you.

    Your’s Sincerely,
    D.Pushpa Malini

  19. says

    I have a question. I am very fond of every wholewheat variation of every bread I want to make. I have been searching a lot for a good recipe of wholewheat pita’s and your pita’s where the first time I made them far the best. I live in Holland and want to know if I may place a translation of your recipe of the wholewheat pita. I know that this is in origin a recipe from the book The Bread bible, but you have given it your own turn. I hope you understand what I mean with that.
    With you recipe I surely would want to use your pictures. They are marvelous and give a good picture how to make the pitas. Can you agree with that?
    Thnx in advance, kind regards from Mariella Sormani

    • says

      mariella, you can use the photos and translate the post as well…. provided you give credit to the original recipe by linking back to my pita bread post.
      2ndly, you can download the photos and upload it in your website. as sometimes we stop image hot linking and in that scenario, it will be best if photos are hosted on your server.

      all the best

      kind regards
      dassana

  20. DeeAnn says

    Hi Dassana,
    I am undoubtedly the site’s biggest fan :-) here is why …
    Earlier this year, I had to venture into daily only veg cooking.
    I got married to my sweetheart of 6 years in Jan 2013.
    I am a Roman Catholic originally from Mangalore and grew up in a family that eats non veg 3 meals a day… Everyday. We are brilliant cooks but can only cook meat/ fish.
    My husband, on the other hand, is a Hindu pandit (from Delhi)… Never tasted meat or fish! Only eats eggs… And used to the most fantastic veg North Indian food made by his mum.

    Your website has been my only saving grace to get through everyday veg cooking!
    I have surfed every website, recipe blog … India has to offer… And tried everything…
    Yours is the only blog that gives me a hit dish every time..

    Bravo!
    Your Biggest Fan,
    Dee

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