India is known for its rich and spicy food. The Indian cuisine is a platform where there is scope for lot of innovation and creativity. Given most Indians are natural cooks the few passionate cooks have gone one step ahead and gotten into the digital space to record and share their cooking journey with fellow food enthusiasts. Here we have listed 20 best food blogs by Indians on following points in no particular order.
- Frequency of blogging and updating the blog
- Blog optimization
- Swiftness in responding to comments of their blog audience
- The clever usage of social media channels to promote their blog and their consistence on social media channels
- Innovation and variety of dishes they have tried out & shared with their followers & audiences
If you are looking for an authentic tambrahm recipe then you should visit saffrontrail. Saffrontrail is Nandita Iyer’s blog. Based in Bangalore now, she has worked with Ogilvy Healthcare (Mumbai) as a strategy planner in the past and is a well published writer and columnist. Her articles have appeared in Men’s Health, Mint, BBC Good Food, Femina, DNA, Complete Wellbeing, Mother& Baby, Yowoto.com among others. She has been blogging since 2006 and recently she has launched her YouTube channel in 2014. Graduated as nutritionist, you can notice a lot of health aspect related to her recipes in her blog. She also conducts culinary workshops for individuals and corporates with nutrition and healthy cooking as prime focus.
You can follow her on Food Gawker, Pinterest and Instagram.
2. Sailu’s Food:
Sailaja Gudivada from Vizag is the brain behind Sailu’s Kitchen. Apart from being a food blogger and food photographer she is also an organic gardener. She uses produce from her own vegetable garden to make mouth-watering recipes. Given her origin, her blog has all the spicy Andhra delicacies covered. Anybody looking for the right recipe for spicy Andhra style prawn curry should try this recipe. Being a food enthusiast, she doesn’t stop with what she knows best. Sailusfood.com has rare to find recipes for Indian festivals.
Sailaja Gudivada is active on Pinterest and G+.
3. Passionate About Baking:
As the name suggests, it’s a food blog about baking, cooking, food photography, food trends, cuisines and cultures. Deeba Rajpal believes in ‘Doing Food From Scratch’ and her posts reflect the same. She loves baking with fruits, baking whole grain bread, exploring new ingredients, alternative flours, gluten free foods etc. She writes an online baking blog for the Times of India in the name – The Rabid Baker.
She also develop recipes on request which include which include baking using alternate grains like oats, buckwheat, amaranth etc. So, if you have some confectioneries in your mind you can write to her.
She has cleverly added a “Recommended for you widget” in her blog that helps her readers to explore her blog more!
4. Sharmi’s Passions:
Sharmilee Jayaprakash from Coimbatore started cooking only after marriage and started her blogging venture in 2009. It is when she was an expectant mother and was searching for a recipe that she got introduced to blogging. She quit her 7yrs IT job to become a full time mother and blogger. She is passionate about cooking through the days and now loves to experiment different cuisines. Her blog has a good number of ‘How to’ cooking videos that will help the cooking amateurs.
5. Padhus Kitchen:
This blog is the brainchild of Padhu Sankar who loves cooking, traveling, and gardening. Her blog focuses on simply easy-to-cook Indian veg recipes. Padhu with her South Indian roots has always followed traditional methods to keep herself healthy and fit. This lifestyle of hers has encouraged her to write a blog on health & beauty tips as well. Padhu has a passion for gardening and has a small kitchen garden in her back yard, where she composts her kitchen waste and uses it for the garden again. Her blogs on cooking basics are a boon for all cooking beginners. Her step-by-step photo tutorials for the recipes make cooking look very simple and inspires anybody to try their hands-on cooking.
You can follow her on G+, Facebook and twitter.
6. Manjulas Kitchen:
Manjula Jain writes on simple and practical recipes that reiterate the authenticity of Indian vegetarian cooking. Her video tutorials and written tutorials will make fundamentals of Indian cooking easily understandable. Manjulas Kitchen has a wide range of Vegan recipes listed on her blog.
The website allows guest blogging, and has an active forum and also conducts monthly contests thereby encouraging a lot of food blogging community traffic to the website. She is also an active food vlogger and has uploaded more than 350 video tutorials on YouTube in the past 8 years. This blog is a must try for vegans.
Manjula uses G+ and Youtube to promote her blog.
7. Cooking Shooking:
A curious 12 year old has a unique interest unlike other kids of his age. When Yaman’s friends are playing with ps3 and computer games, he is busy innovating new recipes, delicacies and making videos for his YouTube channel. He has been blogging for only 3 years now, but his archive has quite a huge number of recipes that will inspire anybody to cook. All his videos highlight his love for what he is doing which makes the one we watch out for.
8. Flavor Quotient:
Priyanka the author of flavorquotient.com is from Bengal and currently resides in Bangalore. If you are looking for a Bengali recipe this is the place you should be. Her blog has a lot of non-vegetarian recipes inclusive of snacks and appetizers. All the dishes are presented so well that spending five minutes on her blog will make you crave for Mutton Kosha
Kavitha Ramaswamy is the author of Foodomania. A chartered accountant based in Mumbai started Foodomania in the fall of 2012 to share her culinary experiments. The ‘what to expect’ and ‘what not to expect’ write up in her blog gives the visitor a clear idea of what to look for in her blog. A very simple and to the point recipe descriptions will want you to look out for more recipes from her. Her cuisine wise menu is quite an added attraction to her blog.
You can follow her on Youtube, G+.
10. Nalini’s Kitchen
Nalini is from Allentown, PA, United States. A homemaker and a mother of 2 kids Nalini started naliniscooking.com purely for her passion for cooking. For sumptuous south Indian recipes and never before heard podis follow her recipe. Her carrot and almond kheer oven method just made me get up to make it and have it.
You can follow her on Food Gawker and Taste spotting.
11. Raks Kitchen
Rajeswari Vijayanand has been blogging for 7 years. The step-wise picture tutorials make it easy for any beginner to cook. Bachelor’s recipes, one pot recipes and rasam varieties are the highlights of Raks Kitchen. For simple daily vegetarian recipes and quick-fix recipes you should visit her blog. Who will not want to try simple 18 dosa varieties?
Her short videos cover cooking hacks smartly and make cooking easy.
Follow her on Youtube, G+ and Pinterest.
12. Food flavors by Shilpi:
Shilpi is from the city of Jhansi and is currently settled in California. Indian vegetarian recipes, quick snack recipes are her blog’s highlight. She has been actively blogging for 3 years now and has started to vlog at early stages itself. Her YouTube channel has video tutorials for all her recipes.
Follow her on YouTube and G+.
13. Chitra’s Food Blog
Chitra started her food blogging journey in 2009 in the name ‘Ratatouille-Anyone can cook’ later on moved to a website chitrasfoodbook.com in 2013. Having born in south India, her blog features recipe posts on daily recipes cooked in different styles of south Indian cooking. Although she is a specialist of south Indian recipes she also provides recipes from other states and countries as well. If you like south Indian food with interstate and intercontinental taste, you must try this blog. Her occasional posts on tips-tips segment and cooking basics will interest you if you always wondered what went wrong when I followed the recipe right.
Follow her on Youtube, G+ and Pinterest.
14. Vegan Richa
This blog is maintained by Ms. Richa Hingle who is a specialist of vegetarian tea time snacks. Her recipes include a lot of gluten free alternatives. She has experimented on various types of breads, cookies, cakes breakfast bakes and more. If you are a vegan, you should try her blog.
Follow her on Pinterest and Instagram.
15. Cosmopolitan Currymania
This blog is authored by Purabi. Through her blog she resurrects those dying or almost forgotten Indian dishes. She has tried her hands on Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese ingredients and has shared it on her blog. Visit her blog if you are intrigued by using International ingredients in Indian dishes.
Follow her on Food Gawker and Taste spotting.
16. Madhura’s Recipe:
Madhura started blogging in 2007 after moving to USA. Her blog has recipe for everybody. Be it non-vegetarian, vegetarian, bakes, Maharashtrain recipes and much more. All her recipe descriptions are supported with a video tutorial.
17. Indian Healthy Recipes:
Swasthi, the author of this blog is born in Andhra Pradesh raised in Bangalore and is currently residing in Singapore. Her blog has healthy cooking recipes and restaurant worthy recipes with alternatives for unhealthy ingredients. Her diabetic recipe section has sweets that are diabetic friendly. Other specialties of this blog would be recipes for toddlers, kids, and lunch box.
18. Archana’s Kitchen:
Archana Doshi is the woman behind arhanaskitchen.com. Her blog is very simple yet very informative if you are in look out for tips on overall healthy living and yoga. Her ingredient based recipes is refreshing and enlightening. Weekly meal plans shows how innovative one can cook their daily meals.
19. Jeyashri’s Kitchen:
Jeyashri’s kitchen is authored by Jeyashri Suresh. Born and raised in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, she has always been interested in cooking. Right from her school days she has tried her hands on cooking while helping her mother and grandmother. After moving to Singapore in the year 2009 and becoming a mother she started sharing her recipes through her blog. The ‘Recipes for Guests’ section has a complete 3 course and 4 course meal. For out of the box and innovative cooking recipes you must try her recipes.
20. Sinfully Spicy:
Delhi based woman currently in Las Vegas, Tanvi showcases her love for spices, fruit extracts, edible oils & anything and everything which infuses aroma into food through Sinfully Spicy. Blogs on both vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipe blog has beautiful pictures that will make your mouth water by just looking at it.
Follow her on flicker, Pinterest and Instagram.
The above listed food bloggers have not only been cooking well but have also taken the smart route to reach out to food lovers by the clever usage of responsive designs and optimized blogs. And if you are still here you should go try one of the amazing recipes of these awesome food bloggers and share your picture with us.
PS: This blog is written and compiled by Ms. Vishnupriya Kannan, Social Media Executive, echoVME and is published by Ms. Amrutha Kuber, Social Media Team Leader, echoVME.