My foray into photo-blogging

I’m a first time mom and I’ve decided to stay at home for the next few months looking after my dear little son. While I’m taken up with his cooing and tumbling and totally squish-able smiles, I also have this pressing urge to be creative. I’ve always striven to be creative in the kitchen and I think the kitchen is proving to be the perfect platform for me express this need, at this point in my life. So this blog is about capturing my efforts in the kitchen.

My husband and I are total foodies, and in the past, in order to satisfy our gargantuan appetite we’ve eaten huge quantities of what qualifies as junk food (fast food, confectionery etc.). For this reason, I also want this blog to serve as a food diary; I think this would make me more conscious of what I’m plating up at the dinner table and work to check the food habits I’m inculcating at home. As for the dishes I prepare, I may not always have the time to go into the nitty gritties of the process, but I will try my best to blog the finished effort in pictures, from Sunday to Sunday. I hope you enjoy this food journey with me!

Sunday – September 19, 2010


Oriental Noodle Salad

Recipe adapted from Tamasin Day Lewis’ Good Tempered Food


Figs with Young Pecorino and Honey

Recipe adapted from Yottam Ottolenghi and Sam Tamimi’s Ottolenghi


Monday – September 20, 2010


Uncle Ben's Sweet and Sour sauce with Chicken and Vegetables on a bed of rice and watercress


Chargrilled Asparagus, Courgette and Halloumi

Recipe adapted from Yottam Ottolenghi and Sam Tamimi’s Ottolenghi


Tuesday – September 21, 2010

Spiced Vegetable stir fry


Recipe adapted from the Wagamama cookbook


Thursday – September 23, 2010


Papaya Chutney


Friday – September 24, 2010



Adapted from Ottolenghi’s new book Plenty


Saturday – September 25, 2010


Abhi waits for his Full English Breakfast at a small cafe in Clifton village


Moroccan Harissa Chicken

Take-away from the specialty store Cook


Sunday – September 26, 2010


Egg Biryani (Tamil Nadu)

Recipe adapted from Pratibha Karan’s Biryani


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  1. #1 by priya on September 28, 2010 - 9:27 pm

    simply superb priya…yummy yummy!!!

  2. #3 by Sumitha on September 29, 2010 - 5:21 am

    Great Start Priya! Awesome presentation too! and the dishes look totally yumm!! Keep goin!!

  3. #5 by Paul on September 29, 2010 - 6:43 am

    Super !!!

    • #6 by priya1380 on September 29, 2010 - 9:21 am

      Thanks Paulie. Your suggestions have been duly noted and I will be working on them this week.

  4. #7 by Bhavna J. Mishra on September 29, 2010 - 7:47 am

    Hi Priya
    Congratulations, this is lovely. I am a ex colleague of Neil from Reckitt Benckiser and we are now i could say old friends. I live in Dubai.
    I am working on a cookbook of what i call the “accessory recipes”; I love to cook as well and i am thrilled to see your pictures. I am working with a publisher in UK and looking forward to coming out with the book before the end of the year.
    So well done on your initiative, look forward to your updates.
    Good Luck.

    • #8 by priya1380 on September 29, 2010 - 8:29 am

      Thanks Bhavna! I’m quite the amateur when it comes to taking pictures, but I’m glad to see that they are having the desired effect. ‘Accessory recipes’, wow that is a phrase I haven’t come across before; curious to see what your book will be about. Thanks again for stopping by and all the best for your venture too! 😀

  5. #9 by Ana Cristina Elliott on October 4, 2010 - 11:03 pm

    Prya, just looking at your blog made me want to binge on lots of food. I still remember that meal you cooked for Andrew and I, there was an unforgetable pistachio cold desert and I could have had the whole lot all by myself,What was that again?
    Anyway you also look delicious in your picture!

    • #10 by priya1380 on October 5, 2010 - 6:50 am

      That was some full-fat exceedingly sweet Indian ice-cream called Kulfi! Hopefully, you will find healthier things to try here. 🙂

  6. #11 by Julie on October 5, 2010 - 3:56 am

    Hi Priya,

    Wow everything looks so good. Hope I get to try out some of the recipes. I saw another interesting blog called Ria’s collection. thanks for sharing and making me hungry!

    • #12 by priya1380 on October 5, 2010 - 6:54 am

      Plan a trip to Bristol and I will feed you. 🙂 I will check out Ria’s Collection too. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. #13 by Malini Balachandran on October 5, 2010 - 6:49 am

    Great going Priya… Will write to you for the recipes I want 🙂

    • #14 by priya1380 on October 5, 2010 - 10:33 am

      Thanks Malini! Sure email me anytime, will be glad to share the recipes.

  8. #15 by Rakhi Netto on October 5, 2010 - 6:58 am

    Priya, really applaud your creativity , will be trying out some of these,
    gosh does not look like the work of an amateur,
    Keep posting!!!

    • #16 by priya1380 on October 5, 2010 - 8:46 am

      Thanks chechi! I owe the inspiration to Yohann.

  9. #17 by gargi on October 5, 2010 - 7:40 am

    lovely idea priya, and your dishes are beautifully presented as well. Bon apetit!

  10. #19 by Smitha on October 8, 2010 - 6:25 pm

    The food looks amazing!! I’ve recently tried to put in some creativity in this department and this has (apart from making me hungry at 11pm) inspired me to continue my efforts:) Have fun!!

    • #20 by priya1380 on October 8, 2010 - 9:16 pm

      That’s great! I’m thrilled that you are feeling quite inspired too! I know you are vegetarian, so I hope you get some ideas from here.

  11. #21 by Vipanchi Raghu Chattopadhyay on October 18, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    Hey Priya this is absolutely wonderful! Didnt know there was such an exotic cook and photographer in you! The food looks yummy and exotic and like so many others have mentioned – the presentation is luring too! Will send you requests for the recipes I want..altho I eat only Veggie stuff ..hubby eats anything that moves!

    • #22 by priya1380 on October 18, 2010 - 10:11 pm

      Thanks Vipanchi! There’s loads of veggie stuff here and more will be coming. Send me your requests and I will be happy to share the recipes with you.

  12. #23 by Anjali Rajan on November 15, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    Hey Priya,
    Was just goin through blog……awesome girl:) Loved your recepies…..super:) Keep it up.

  13. #24 by Neethu on January 21, 2011 - 6:53 am

    Hi Priya,
    Neil had recommended to check out your blogs….and am really amazed! Great work dear! Thanks for sharing all those wonderful recipes…enjoyed reading all ur blogs…keep ém coming!
    God Bless!

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