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:

  • featured in the femina magazine issue (Oct 15 2017) in their featured article on top 50 bloggers in various niches. pic here.
  • featured in patrika newspaper (August – 2017). pic here. article has been featured in all the patrika newspapers across different towns and cities of india.
  • 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
  • my interview was published in foremost indian beauty and fashion website 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

many recipes from my blog are mentioned in the

  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

73 comments/reviews

  1. Dear Dassana,

    Please accept my heartfelt appreciation of your work. Each one of them is a hit…
    I wish you and the team very best in all your endeavors !!

    I have a suggestion /request for you. Would it possible to provide a provision for us to make a note of a certain changes we would make according to our taste preference ? Like for example I might have used 1 green chilli in place of two or 1/2 tsp less of chilli powder etc.
    This helps me to repeat the taste next time i make the recipe. Thanks.

    • thank you asha. also thanks for the suggestion. by providing a provision means, that the reader can edit or make changes and keep a note of it? if yes than currently with the program i am using it is not possible to make a note of the changes from the reader’s end. let me know if this is what you meant.

  2. Surviving based on your recipes..thank you so much..
    For helping out all bachelors away from their mother…

    • thanks a lot πŸ™

  3. Hi Dassana,
    I want to try your Hyderabadi veg biryani.
    Can I replace curds with something vegan?
    Would it still taste the same?
    I read somewhere that cashew paste can be used instead of curds.
    Can you tell me how many cashews and how to make a paste out of it?
    Thanks .

    • sushma, you can use thick coconut milk or cashew paste or cashew curd as substitutes for curd. just add a bit of lemon juice to get that slightly sour taste in the biryani that comes from curd. for cashew paste, soak 1/2 cup cashews hot water for 30 mins. then grind with some water to get a paste. for cashew curd, you can check this link –

  4. Thank you for making my single life more tastier! I’m in love with Indian food and now I don’t have to order them in restaurant and wait for them! I can make my own Indian dish! Just in few easy steps! I’m a biggest fan of yours now! Good luck and god bless!

    • Welcome Ashvitha. Thanks a lot for your best wishes and appreciation. Glad to read your positive words.

      • How to prepare cauliflower fried rice?

      • will try to add.

  5. I’m looking forward to using your recipes and to adapt a couple of my own for a change. I love indian spices, recently bought cardamom, pepper, allspice online from

    finally found some good place to source indian spices

    • pleased to know this avanti πŸ™‚ thankyou so much for your honest and positive words.

  6. Every recipe of yours I’ve made has been incredible, and everyone I’ve cooked them for still talk about the meals years later.
    If you were ever to make a cookbook i would do anything to get a copy and i know many others who would as well. thank you for your beautiful recipes and inspiration ~Colin

    • thank you very much colin. your comment has made by day πŸ™‚
      currently we are working on an app for both android and iphone and we will be launching it soon. we are thinking of having ebooks too. and we will begin to work on them once the app work is done.

    • Sweetheart you are the best. Love your work!!

      • thankyou so much geetika πŸ™‚

  7. Hi Dassana,

    Though my comment is coming very late to your website but your website is truly amazing. I am a silent and frequent visitor of your website πŸ˜‰
    You are an inspiration to me.. Keep up the good work.

    • pleased to know about a silent visitor thankyou vidushi keep sharing your views πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Amit and Dassana,

    Hope this finds you doing well.

    I am writing to you from a Bangalore-based lifestyle website, Polka Cafe. We would like to feature you in an article about food bloggers and their cooking expectations for 2016. Please let me know if you would be interested. All you’d have to do is answer one very simple question, and send across a photograph and a short bio of yourself!

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Priya Iyer
    Content Writer – Polka Cafe

    PS: I’m sorry for reaching out via a comment here. I did look for your e-mail ID, but wasn’t able to find it!

    • hi priya, you can take the bio and photo from the about page. if there is any question to be answered, then you can write to us at vegrecipesofindia(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  9. Hi Dassana
    I had no idea about how to cook food. After marriage the only way to learn how to cook was through websites. And yours turned out to be the most useful. Keep up the good job and I like the fact that you use photos to show the steps for the recipe as well. Thanks again.

    • we are pleased to know this niketa πŸ™‚ thankyou for your kind words πŸ™‚

  10. Hi…visit ur site often and I thought I might ask you make Indian version of kimchiβ€ša korean dish.pls consider to make it and share with us….

    • i know about kimchi. a korean friend has got it once for us. taken a note of the request. i will try to add when all the pickles at home get over πŸ™‚

  11. What an awesome cook you are! Love your website, love the detailed recipes, pictures, feels as though I am actually eating the dish! Veg recipes of India is truly celebration of vegetarianism and a blessing. You are a STAR! Love

    • thankyou bhavani for your positive response πŸ™‚ we are pleased to know this and glad you liked our food blog. god bless you and you are welcome.

  12. Hello Dassana, maybe you remember me. I am the German married to a Gujarati who loves all your recipes. Yesterday I tried another one, your moms Tometa rassam! My God, my Gujarati big boy loved it so so much and me also!!! Thanks. And now a checked ypur website and came to know that you are also living in Mumbai. Fantastic!!! I would love meeting you!!

    All the best, For Navrati I am going to Gujarat to my Inlaws house!!

    Lots of Love and Gods blessings


    • thanks caren. glad πŸ™‚ i am now not based in mumbai. i have grown up in mumbai. wish you also all the best for navratri πŸ™‚

  13. 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,

    • welcome manasi. glad to know that the recipes are helping both of you. keep visiting.

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