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, twelve-year old son, Siddharth, 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 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. As a software programmer, 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