Greetings readers and Namaste!
Welcome to my blog!
As a little girl, living with my grandma in Zambia in the 1980s, I had it drilled it into me that I would be a nobody when I grew up if I didn't know how to cook Indian food and feed my future husband.
Over 25 years later and still no husband ;), I decided to write this blog to help alleviate the pressures put upon young, modern, Indian women to be all things to all people.
It is thought that an Indian girl who doesn't know how to cook traditional dishes from her region of origin would bring dishonour to her family...
Throughout my childhood and my adolescent years, I just wanted to be different from all Gujaratis and as a form of rebellion, deliberately refrained from learning how to cook Gujarati food. As I hit my mid 20s, my interest in and love for food as a whole, grew. I quickly realised restaurants that I visited were great but still not as fabulous as my mother's and grandma's cooking and so I decided to claim my natural birth right and carry on the cultural heritage bestowed upon me by learning over 250 recipes that my mother knows off by heart!...
I will be putting up at least one item of food each week on this blog and try and make it as easy as possible to follow. I hope you will join me in my culinary journey, Indian lady or otherwise... :)
Love, luck and enjoyment! xx