Hello and welcome to my blog.

I am Anitha and I live in Chennai, India with my wonderful husband and our adorable Son.

I am a Chartered Accountant in a full-time job.

My interest in cooking developed over a span of time I would say.

I am a big fan of Mrs.Tarla Dalal’s cookbooks, the wonderful recipes and photos in her books inspired me to try her recipes and buy more books. I have a collection of about 100 cook books !!!

My roots are from Mangalore and I started this blog in an attempt to collect, document and share the traditional Udupi recipes which are the most cherished memories of my childhood. Now that I have made a beginning, I am also collecting and documenting traditional Tamil Iyengar recipes from my Mother-in-law. I am enjoying this new found passion of photography, food styling and blogging thoroughly.

Most of the recipes in this blog are from Tarla Dalal’s books, Mom, Mother-in-law and various sources including family and friends.

So go ahead, try these recipes and feel free to post your comments, ideas and suggestions at the end of each post. 


  1. Tried few of your recipes.They were great!! Thanks for your time and interest in sharing your recipes