Hello! My name is Shilpa. Welcome to Easy Indian Cookbook. Easy Indian Cookbook is all about simple and delicious cooking that is quick, healthy, and nourishing. This is a tool that will help you eat real food while enjoying the process of cooking.
To Begin With...
A techie by profession, my passion lies in cooking, photography, and traveling. I love to cook food for family and friends, and most of all my biggest fans - my little kids and my food critic - my husband.
"Cooking is love, made edible"
My little girl is a foodie by heart, just like her dad. She absolutely loves and enjoys eating and never hesitates in trying out new food. It is soul-satisfying to watch her lick her fingers after finishing her plate of food.
"I love having picky eaters and making more than one meal at dinner time," said NO.MOM.EVER.
My son is a very picky eater, just the opposite of his elder sister. There is nothing that can impress him easily. It is very difficult to make him try out new foods. He has a few favorite foods and doesn’t want to step out of them. Every time I make something new, I keep my fingers crossed that he will at least taste it!
"People who love to eat are always the best people" - Julia Child
My better half is a big foodie and he absolutely loves his food. He introduced me to lots of new cuisines and inspired me to try them out at home. Cooking for him gives me so much joy and happiness.
My Blogging Journey
I began my food blogging journey in 2016 with SpicyTamarind where I share traditional and modern recipes that are loved by my family. They are some of our family favorites, especially my daughter’s. On some days, I cook elaborate meals and include everyone’s favorite dishes but on some, I just want to stop at a one-pot dish.
My inspiration behind Easy Indian Cookbook comes from those easy-to-make wholesome dishes. Being a busy mom of two very active kids, these recipes are perfect for me to juggle everything easily.
What You Can Find Here
My aim with Easy Indian Cookbook is to create and share recipes for quick and easy food that tastes great without spending hours in the kitchen. I want to share nourishing and healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Most of the recipes I share here can be made in under 30 minutes, making them perfect for busy weeknights (and weekends). I will also share meal prep ideas and storing suggestions where possible which will make them really easy.
Here, you can find:
- Easy (mostly Indian) recipes
- Step-by-step instructions
- All tips and tricks
- Ingredient substitutes where possible
- Answers to the most common issues you may face when making a recipe
- Storage and meal prep tips
Stay in Touch
If you have any suggestions or want any recipes or want to know more about me, drop me a note on my contact page.