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Chitra's blog treats readers to a range of regional and international recipes!

Mar 24, 2018

Chitra's blog treats readers to a range of regional and international recipes!
Chitra's blog treats readers to a range of regional and international recipes! | Credit: Chitra

Credit:Chitra
Credit:Chitra

The internet is brimming with food bloggers who attract readers of different cooking capabilities and tastes. Right from complete novices who have never set foot in the kitchen before to experienced cooks, there are blogs that every one of them can enjoy and get inspired by. Also, with various types of diets being followed by people, many food bloggers put up particular diet recipes such as vegan recipes, paleo food, etc to make lives of their readers much easier and to make their daily food much more interesting.

Amidst all these food bloggers are certain bloggers in our country who are putting the spotlight on traditional and regional recipes that have been passed down to them from their mothers and grandmothers. One such food blogger is Chitra. Her blog – Chitra’s Food Book is a collection of delicacies from Tirunelveli and yummy Chettinad recipes apart from general South Indian and North Indian recipes. All her recipes are vegetarian and the sheer variety is amazing.

Credit:Chitra
Credit:Chitra

She says that she did not step foot in the kitchen before she got married as her pampering mom never said she needed help. So, she enjoyed her mom’s delicious food cooked in Tirunelveli style. Once she got married, her mother-in-law took the place of her mother and made Tanjore-style food for her to relish. But, by then Chitra’s interest in cooking grew and she started noting down how her mother-in-law made such yummy food and learnt recipes from her. Once her daughter was born, she started cooking with guidance from her mom, mother-in-law and friends.

Her blog has a collection of recipes from her mom and her mother-in-law. Her husband, who is a foodie, encouraged her to try out other cuisines too and the effect is seen in her variety of recipes.

Credit: Chitra
Credit: Chitra

Chitra’s blog was initially called Ratatouille – Anyone Can Cook. Later she changed the name to Chitra’s Food Blog while retaining the previous name as a tagline.

Her authentic Tirunelveli recipes such as Tirunelveli manoharam recipe, eggless vettu cake recipe, Tirunelveli sodhi kuzhambu recipe, traditional sweet recipes, etc are a treat to lovers of the South Indian cuisine.

Her blog posts are simple and to the point. She also puts up cooking videos on her YouTube channel. Her blog includes specific categories of recipes such as recipes without onion and garlic, bachelor recipes, summer recipes, etc to cater to specific groups of people. She puts up quick tips and tricks that help simplify cooking for many people. She has a separate section in the blog for beginners to learn the basics of cooking as well. Her international recipes also look very enticing, giving vegetarians a taste of international flavours with recipes such as the Quesadilla, Tacos, Pizza, eggless snowball cookies, etc.

Credit: Chitra
Credit: Chitra

True to her blog’s tagline, she does make sure that anyone can surely cook by following her nicely presented recipes and can start their cooking adventures. Her journey from being a novice to becoming a food blogger can inspire and give confidence to many people to start cooking good food.