Hi – We’re Nithya & Sathya – sisters who share a passion for cooking simple, but yummy vegetarian food 🙂 Welcome to our blog !
I’m Nithya & this is a space to document and share my love for all things food 🙂 I conceptualised and started writing this blog in 2013, shortly after I was married, just as a hobby; a way to document family recipes and help others who wanted to learn how to cook.
Hunger is a universal affectation and food its sole medicine. I hope to share & learn with fellow foodies and budding cooks, recipes and ideas for fulfilling and comforting food – the kind that transcends borders and creates a warmth in your heart. Although the mainstay at our home happens to be traditional South Indian vegetarian food, I love experimenting with different ingredients and cuisines, so you will find recipes from all over the globe here (albeit vegetarian only!).
My love for food
I am a serious foodie and will never pass up an opportunity to try anything new in terms of food. I’m a true blue vegetarian and think that the ‘egg is vegetarian’ argument is bonkers. I love street food and gourmet with equal gusto. I am currently discovering the culinary paradise that Chennai has to offer. DH & family have very picky palates but love good food. What’s the point of stressing and working long hours and travelling? Earning a living. Which boils down to having your basic three meals a day. A good meal.
I am not a meticulous cook; I rely on instinct and approximation. I am not exacting with my measurement of spices, and I don’t strictly follow any recipe to the ‘t’. I trust my instincts, use aroma and taste to guide me, and tweak the recipe around to suit my tastes. I am also a lazy cook – I like recipes that are hassle free, and do not involve elaborate preparations. I am prepared to exert a certain amount of effort for a recipe, but I’m certainly not happy if its laborious – I would probably just lose interest halfway.
I love the bright colours and smells of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs & spices. Just simply spotting a bunch of fresh green coriander in the market would make me very, very happy. I love to feed people, and I’m really glad when I get the chance to satiate someone’s hunger through my cooking. A compliment from them when they truly like my food, makes me even happier 😀
India is such a diverse country that holds so many different cuisines – you have something new to learn everyday. You never run out of things to cook, there’s something new to challenge you every time. All that is needed is an open mind, and genuine interest to experiment. And of course, if I end up exhausting the repertoire of Indian cuisine (doubt if that will EVER happen), I have world cuisine to explore!
I do hope that you try out these recipes in your kitchen. I’d be glad if you enjoy making them and eating them as much as I do ! 🙂
Hello, I am Sathya and I recently joined Nithya as Editor of a burst of flavor 🙂
I have contributed many recipes to this blog along with Nithya, my most favorite being Veg Pizza. It all started when I baked my first ever dish during my college days, a basic chocolate cake with one of those Pillsbury cake mixes. All it needed was 3 minutes in the microwave, with some ready-made Hershey’s Chocolate sauce and milkmaid on top. I clearly remember being so over-the-moon on having created this “masterpiece”, which my family as well as friends thoroughly enjoyed.
My pillar of support has always been mom, she pretty much liked anything I made and she only had words of appreciation (she’s not easy to impress, by the way) and that is what kicked it off for me- I soon saw myself following many more food blogs; watching cooking channels and videos on YouTube is still one of my major hobbies 😊I also love analyzing flavor profiles, I believe in the science behind balancing food which was all thanks to Nithya. She taught me how to balance flavors in my cooking. She has been my biggest inspiration and as sisters, we always seemed to share similar opinions over food-tasting.
Baking is and has always been one of my major strengths- I love baking anything from pizzas, cakes to pastries and the oven is a friend I cannot live without! 😃 Love street food, love anything sweet (thanks to my sweet tooth) and love authentic food from cuisines around the globe.
Bangalore is my hometown, also where I currently live. It has a strong cosmopolitan vibe to it, and it encourages culture in all forms. Bangalore is also filled with a lot of interesting cafes and restaurants featuring multiple international cuisines, and this makes it a hotspot for many food lovers and aspiring bloggers.
I hope my posts encourage you in some way in getting into your kitchen and get cooking! Any kind of feedback will be greatly appreciated 😊 Happy cooking!