Hi, I’m Smita. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Being born and brought up in the vibrant city of Mumbai in India, I take pride in being a thorough Mumbaikar! In 2013, I moved with my husband to the ‘most live-able city in the world’, i.e Melbourne, Australia.
I grew up in a family of foodies with expert cooks like granny, mum and my two maternal aunts. My earliest memories of cooking or rather baking have been as the little assistant to my aunt. Growing up, studies and profession (am a dentist BTW) kept me busy or maybe I was plain lazy and never learnt to cook.
It was only after moving to Melbourne that the passion for cooking, baking, and the likes fired up. Or probably because that was the only option if we were to get food in our tummies!
Then came the tweaking of mum’s traditional recipes as per ingredients available, Indianizing recipes from around-the-world, or just coming up with short-cuts when boredom to cook gets the better of me. I enjoy taking my recipes from the table to the screen and love the response that they usually get. (Oh, she cooks like a ‘Masterchef’! Ahem ahem!) Finally, I thought of creating an online home for all my culinary experiments.
The person most instrumental in the creation of this blog is my ever supportive husband, Salil, who is always ready to sample out all my food experiments. He helps me in food styling, photography, and maintain my sanity!
If you are starting out on your kitchen journey, you have reached the right place. Here, you will find simple recipes, (and few elaborate ones too) quick meals, weekly meal prep’ ideas; in short nutritious recipes that would help you survive. These work for me and hope they do for you too. If you do enjoy reading my recipes, do stop by to say Hello, share them on social media and subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss any of my posts.