top twenty indian food blogs by indian bloggers – 2013

by dassana amit updated June 27, 2013

top twenty food blogs, top twenty food blogs by indian bloggers

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. and 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: 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: - here comes my blog. nothing to say… am just going on…
alexa rank – 55, 676

3: 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: 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: 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: by sharmi- another site which is good. nice photography and south indian as well as indian recipes.
alexa rank - 77,248

7: 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: 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: 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: 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: by archana. all recipes with with videos.
alexa rank - 1,68,998

12: by jeyashree. south indian vegetarian recipes as well as baking recipes.
alexa rank – 170634

13: by kiran tarun- a site new to me. has lifestyle, photography and food sections. worth a visit.
alexa rank – 1,74,462

14: by shriya, nithu and arthi - had also never heard of many indian as well as international recipes.
alexa rank - 201,229

15: 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: by jay. south indian recipes. both non vegetarian as well as vegetarian.
alexa rank: 219,674

17: by vaidehi -  google changed to so when i checked vaidehi’s site with the extension of, it gave me a different ranking than with 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: by shuchi. vegetarian recipes incuding fasting or vrat recipes.
alexa rank: 243,890

19: by nisa. lots of kerala recipes, indian as well as baking and desserts in step by step format.
alexa rank -  254,770

20:  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: 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: 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.

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{ 57 comments… read them below or add one }

Rick February 13, 2014 1

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Rick February 13, 2014 2

Hey Nice article :)


dassana amit February 13, 2014 3

thanks rick


aneesh ahmad February 10, 2014 4

Great vegetarian recipes and great snapshots.


dassana amit February 10, 2014 5

thanks aneesh


deepu panicker February 2, 2014 6

I have just started blogging two months ago. Thank you providing such useful tips


dassana amit February 4, 2014 7

welcome and happy blogging.


deepu panicker February 2, 2014 8

very useful information. Thank you!


dassana amit February 2, 2014 9

welcome deepu


Saraswathi Nair January 26, 2014 10

Very useful site .I got very fruitful information about the cookery blog ..
I just started a cookery blog recently …


dassana amit January 30, 2014 11

thanks saraswathi. all the best and happy blogging.


Gruhkhoj January 21, 2014 12

Wow, nice site and informative informations shared….


dassana amit January 21, 2014 13

thanks Gruhkhoj


Hari Chandana December 24, 2013 14

What a wonderful list!!.. Great job, Dassana :)


dassana amit December 26, 2013 15

thanks hari chandana


recipesask December 11, 2013 16

i really liked the post thanks for the post.


suraj kumar jaiswal October 31, 2013 17

nice post thanks…!! vist for top 21 indian blogger 2013


Raksha September 23, 2013 18

Hi Dassana,

You have a great blog and I really liked the analysis made by you regarding the top 20 Indian food blogs.
Glad to know your blog and will be folllowing your blog now on.
My blog is and I hope you will visit me :)



dassana September 23, 2013 19

thanks raksha and good to know you liked the analysis. i will check your blog and visit it soon in a day or two.


buhary September 6, 2013 20

useful information..thanks


Pooja Agrawal August 25, 2013 21

Awesome work by you…Nice analysis and useful post…thank you very much for sharing the great information about top 20 food bloggers. this information is very useful for me as I am a new food blogger and own started in may 2013… I love you blog, recipes and pictures…thanks a lot for these great inspirational articles…


dassana September 11, 2013 22

thanks pooja. hope this helped you.


Rekha Srinivasan July 27, 2013 23

My name is “Rekha Srinivasan,” and I own
a blog on simple home remedies. I have been running this site for the past five years and many have been benefited through my articles. “My site gets listed among top 5 on Google search for Home Remedies Blogs.” I came across your website during my research. I really love your site for its useful information for the readers. I would love you to check my site and if you feel my pages would be informative to your readers, I would appreciate if you could add my site url to your link page. Thanks for your time in this request, and I look forward to hearing from you! Have a great day!


dassana August 1, 2013 24

hi rekha. firstly thanks. secondly, i don’t have any page where i am giving links to other blogs. if there was, i would have surely given your link. i just read your blog and you have nice articles there. all the best.


jeyashrisuresh July 11, 2013 25

Just came across this post today, Was too surprised to see my blog on 12th place, A real motivation for a budding blogger like me. Thanks for this post


dassana July 11, 2013 26

jeyashrisuresh, i just updated this post recently.


indiatopof July 2, 2013 27

Hi Thank you very much for sharing the information about top 20 Food blogs. All blogs are informative.


dassana July 2, 2013 28



Chowder Singh May 20, 2013 29

All are super blogs and have good content.


Nithya April 19, 2013 30

This is a great motivating post for new bloggers like me.. Thanks for the detailed information..


dassana April 22, 2013 31

welcome nithya.


happyfoodcorner July 29, 2013 32

congrats yaar!!


Priya March 19, 2013 33

There is a query regarding purchase of OTG. I m bit confused about Morphy Richards and Bajaj. I want to buy 28 L Morphy but the problem with it is, its not having rotating fan inside, but same capacity bajaj is having the fan. On the contrary Morphy 40L has the fan. Is 40L really required for a family of 4. Mam pls suggest whether to buy 18L/28L or Morphy/Bajaj.or u want to suggest some other brand ? I m having IFB25sc3 convection microwave @ home.


dassana March 21, 2013 34

hi priya. i also have a ifb convection microwave oven. also there is a philips OTG without a fan. i would suggest you to see your requirements and also how often you bake. if you bake often and lots of stuff at the same time, then buying a larger oven would be an option. personally fan or not a fan does not matter to me. even the microwave oven has fan. i bake both in the OTG as well as in the microwave oven in convection mode. after baking so long, i feel OTG is much better suited to baking than a microwave oven. the finished texture and product is much better.


Soma January 14, 2013 35

I just came across this post! thank you. I must be one of those least informed and laziest bloggers who never cared to know that there can be so many kinds of ratings!! :) Thanks for all the info and boy am I surprise to see my name out there LOL. Thanks much for such kind words.


dassana January 15, 2013 36

welcome soma.


nags January 8, 2013 37

saw this post just today. thank you so much for the very kind words. not sure how i missed your blog all this while. love the layout :)


dassana January 8, 2013 38

welcome nags.


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rejo December 9, 2012 40

i think you are missing vahrehvah chef and majula in ther they are in top


dassana December 9, 2012 41

i did not include them as they are not bloggers. in this list i have included only bloggers.


Meeta November 9, 2012 42

Thanks for taking the time to put this list together. i just stumbled across it. Thanks for the kind words about me and WFLH. Cakes are fairly easy to photograph it’s the Indian curries I have trouble with :o)
Just a piece of information RE: Alexa ranking. Alexa ranking is measured in a fairly unreasonable and biased way. They only record those hits which passes through their systems.That means the visitors either have to Install Alexa Toolbar on their browser or the blogger should put an Alexa widget/plugin installed on their blog. It’s not a ranking system I personally care for and hope that many bloggers do not pressure themselves with these numbers. I’ve been blogging for 7 years now and trust me many of these ranking systems are not worth the trouble.


dassana November 9, 2012 43

Dear Meeta
Thanks for passing by and dropping the comment.
Yes, I do agree with you that alexa ranking is not 100% correct and sometimes shows incorrect data. But as of now, whenever some website talks about ranking then most of them use ranking data. Alexa is one of the top most trusted site for ranking. The point which you are raising that “alexa only record those hits which passes through their systems” is equally valid to all sites and thats make it fair.
what i mean to say will be better understood by this saying “life is not fair but it is not fair with all and that makes it fair !!!”. Yes at the same time, i agree that one of the way some website owner can trick the system is by installing alexa toolbar.


suhani March 23, 2012 44

u look very cute in the new pic dassana..


dassana March 23, 2012 45

thanks suhani.


usha Sharma March 23, 2012 46

Well done ,Dassana


dassana March 23, 2012 47

thanks usha


Chitra March 22, 2012 48

A very nice analysis and useful post. As I have mentioned earlier. I love your blog. Keep it up.


dassana March 22, 2012 49

thanks chitra for your encouraging comment.


Sharmilee March 22, 2012 50

Great Analysis done and am glad to see my blog one among them. And thanks for the mention too. I love your pics and have been a silent reader here :) Keep it going!


dassana March 22, 2012 51

thanks sharmilee. now you don’t need to be a silent reader like me :-)

hoping to see your blog go on the top soon.


family cook March 22, 2012 52

Very helpful post Dassana. I am proud of you!


dassana March 22, 2012 53

thanks family cook.


Anamika@madcookingfusions March 21, 2012 54

This has come in as a surprise post and really a pleasant one! Fantastic post and I think very useful. Wonderfully written, Dassana! I enjoyed reading every bit of it and got to know the top Indian Food bloggers, a good insight though…few I knew and rest I am happy to know now. Feel so much to learn, it’s so refreshing to know a person who is so open, honest and willing to help the newbies. Looking forward to have more post on such useful sharing from your end. I’m making my way slowly :), I use to hide behind my blog thinking someday someone will notice, till recently when I started commenting on other wonderful blogs, but still feel way to go but I am enjoying this to the fullest!!!!
Not to miss ….Female….Food blogger and on top of it web developer and a seo expert – deadly combo ….removing 7 from the number 17 is not far :)!!


dassana March 22, 2012 55

thanks anamika for such a positive and encouraging comment. it made my day.

even i am a laid back person and just made my way slowly. but i have done a lot of study as far as blogging and seo is concerned. i am very well versed both with wordpress and blogger platforms.

studying and implementing seo helped my blog to rank higher in the search engines. but i am lazy as far as social networking is concerned. so that was the downside for me.

i still have a long way to go and enjoy what i do….. blogging and food photography…. not to mention cooking different types of food and cuisine for my loved ones :-)


Maria March 21, 2012 56

Dassana amazing work done……kudos to you so many brilliant Indian Bloggers with so much of creativity. Great analysis done atleast it’s genuine and based on statistics and math. I am happy to know I am the 20th blogger nice feeling it gives………..thanks for appreciation and those liner mentioned for each one of us :)


dassana March 22, 2012 57

thanks maria. would love to see your site go up and up :-)