Update: this post has been updated with the latest stats of 2013.
this post has been in the pipeline for more than a month now. i get a lot of emails from readers on how to start a blog and on photography too. i spend quite some time answering the emails that flood my inbox.
if you are a newbie or already in food blogger, you can check the blogger resources page which can help you. a food blog is not only about good photographs and excellent recipes but also positive readers’ feedback as well as its growing number of visitors.
being into web development and seo, the way i look at a website or a blog is much different than how a normal person does. there are some tools through which one can gauge the website or the blog. and trust me its not about gorgeous photography or a beautiful post…. it is about the elements in a website and its pages. the coding, the linking, the navigation, the social sharing and many more things.
this list of top 20 indian food bloggers is based on the alexa traffic rank. alexa rank is a worldwide trusted global ranking system. it ranks websites and blogs as per the visits they get. this is a logical and stats based list which is directly proportional to the number of visitors a blog gets. in the internet world this determines your global website rank.
one advice for blogging especially to new bloggers – be sincere and honest in your work as a blogger. this is one crucial element that will always help you in your life as well as in blogging. be passionate but at the same time be genuine and true. lesser the number of the alexa rank its means higher the ranking of the blog. e.g. google.com and facebook.com are ranked no 1 and 2 respectively. so this means that both google and facebook are the top two sites globally.
i have included food blogs by indian bloggers only. i have not included the food websites. websites are different from blogs. in a blog there is a personal touch and some real person is writing the blog. plus a blog is updated more or less frequently.
do keep in mind that the alexa rank is not a static rank and keeps on increasing or decreasing for a variety of reasons. but the fluctuation is not very high, it is just a little here and there, unless some major work has been done on or with the blog or if the blog is not updated at all.
so now beginning with the top twenty food blogs by indian bloggers….
1: sailusfood.com by sailaja gudivada - started in nov 2005 and still going strong. focuses on andhra cuisine, indian cuisine, baking and kiddie foods.
alexa rank - 35,827
2: vegrecipesofindia.com - here comes my blog. nothing to say… am just going on…
alexa rank – 55, 676
3: padhuskitchen.com by padhu - south indian as well as indian food. still have to check out padhu’s site. it is new to me too.
alexa rank - 60,036
4: rakskitchen.net by raks anand - yet another surprise for me coz i never heard of raks kitchen:-( she has amazing recipes and i yet have to check them out. south indian as well as regional indian vegetarian recipes with step by step pics.
alexa rank - 62,761
5: chefinyou.com by dhivya karthik also known as dk - a great place to know and learn many indian and world vegetarian and vegan recipes. some recipes you must have not even heard of. and dk also gives a step by step pics of the recipes which takes a lot of effort and work. ask me…. to take pics while cooking, then to select the pics out of so many pics and than upload them on the post.
alexa rank – 73,070
6: sharmispassions.com by sharmi- another site which is good. nice photography and south indian as well as indian recipes.
alexa rank - 77,248
7: cookingandme.com by nagalakshmi also known as nags – a senior blogger whom i really like. i know of her blog even before i started my own. have never commented – on nag’s blog… out of respect i generally don’t comment on a senior blogger’s blog… i have only commented till date on three senior bloggers’ blogs. i know how much effort and hard work a blogger, especially a food blogger has to put in to maintain and run a good quality blog. and i respect this… plus seniority counts too for me.
her no nonsense approach to the food recipe is what i like and there are some excellent photos also to go along with. plus i just adore the recipe photos her amma sends so lovingly from kerala. from indian to asian to world cuisine plus some baking recipes and even photography tips too.
alexa rank – 97,653
8: passionateaboutbaking.com by deeba rajpal - all about baking. so if you love baking then you should head over here. deeba has shared hundreds of baking recipes from bagels to buns to brownies… to sooooo many goodies. do check out. plus arty photographs too.
alexa rank: 138,462
9: egglesscooking.com by madhuram- started in march 2008. all eggless baking recipes under one umbrella…. i have still not explored madhuram’s site. but think i should.
alexa rank - 143,915
10: mariasmenu.com by maria jose - a lot of kerala recipes here with some baking goodies too. the site has both vegetarian and non vegetarian recipes with nice pics.
alexa rank - 155,498
11: archanaskitchen.com by archana. all recipes with with videos.
alexa rank - 1,68,998
12: jeyashriskitchen.com by jeyashree. south indian vegetarian recipes as well as baking recipes.
alexa rank – 170634
13: kirantarun.com by kiran tarun- a site new to me. has lifestyle, photography and food sections. worth a visit.
alexa rank – 1,74,462
14: spicytasty.com by shriya, nithu and arthi - had also never heard of spicytasty.com. many indian as well as international recipes.
alexa rank - 201,229
15: ecurry.com by soma rathore - a senior blogger blogging from 2008. some great bengali, rajasthani recipes along with indian food, baking with some gorgeous photographs. i just like her rustic photography. has vegetarian as well as non vegetarian recipes.
alexa rank - 218,629
16: tastyappetite.net by jay. south indian recipes. both non vegetarian as well as vegetarian.
alexa rank: 219,674
17: chakali.blogspot.com by vaidehi - google changed blogspot.com to blogspot.in. so when i checked vaidehi’s site with the extension of blospot.in, it gave me a different ranking than with blogspot.com. i still felt i need to mention about this site. has a lot of maharashtrian recipes along with indian food. site is both in marathi as well as english. a simple site with a key focus on maharashtrian food.
alexa rank: 235,762
18: chezshuchi.com by shuchi. vegetarian recipes incuding fasting or vrat recipes.
alexa rank: 243,890
19: nisahomey.com by nisa. lots of kerala recipes, indian as well as baking and desserts in step by step format.
alexa rank - 254,770
20: mytastycurry.com by rekha kakkar. healthy vegetarian indian as well as baking recipes with beautiful photos.
alexa rank 257,177
two more blogs which are very close in the top twenty:
21: veggiebelly.com by sala kannan - great vegetarian recipes and great snapshots. plus a peekaboo on sala’s culinary journeys in the us of a and other countries. no wonder the site is so popular.
alexa rank - 261,155
22: veganricha.com by richa. vegan recipes galore. innovative, creative and genius. both indian as well as international recipes, veganized.
alexa rank – 268,000
enjoy the blog hoping and have fun
p.s: if you are a blogger and want to check your global rank, then just head over to alexa here. add your blog url and click on search. alexa will display your blog’s global rank.