Welcome to spiceindiaonline.com your ultimate source for Indian recipes online.
I am Mullai, who is cooking and curating content for this portal. I believe that it is the aromatic spices that give a unique flavor and distinguishes the rich, diverse, and countless varieties of Indian dishes that come from different regions.
I welcome you to try out my recipes that were gifted to me by my grandmother, mother, mother-in-law, and my friends. Occasionally, I curate recipes from cookbooks, magazines, and websites. A majority of recipes you find here are born out of my own culinary experiments – I am greatly encouraged to publish the outcomes of my experiments, when they have the endorsements of my own celebrities: husband, Madavan(GT), fourteen-year old son, Siddharth(Sid), and family members. I am also very thankful to my family and friends for their kind co-operation and encouragement.
My style is confined mostly to simple home cooking methods. I have no formal training in cooking. I develop my cooking skills by continuously trying out different recipes, especially that of South Indian States: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh. I do venture baking and other International recipes once in while.
Besides cooking, I do have other interest and that includes listening to Ilayaraja songs, exploring my Nikon, watching TV soap opera, enjoy eating out especially Thai food and love collecting traditional Indian kitchenware. These are the few of my favorite things!
I have been updating, organizing, and sharing information of Indian recipes in the site, since it was launched in 2006. On average, I update at least 10 new recipes a month (the number doubles when Siddharth lets me have more “lab hours”). I get about 1000 unique visitors every month (so says, Google Analytics). But I think I am not in a business – rather I am in the business of widening my network of friends who love Indian foods.
Half the credit to keeping SpiceIndiaOnline alive should go to my better half. Madavan takes care of all the technical stuff. I will have to cook, taste, and rave about it in writing (and of course, taking what is worth a 1000 words, using a Nikon DSLR camera). What a nice division of labour!
To become a good cook, all you need are good ingredients, time, and patience. If you are new to cooking Indian food, I encourage you to start easy and as your confidence builds, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish. Any help, let me know. For questions and comments submit a feedback here.
Mrs Mullai Madavan
Publisher and Editor
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