About Me


This is Anjali’s food blog. I am a connoisseur, who loves to cook, serve and eat. I have more than 30 years of cooking expertise! 🙂 I prepare vegetarian Indian delicacies. I have mainly learnt the basics of cooking from my Mom and Dad who are connoisseurs too. I love experimenting and trying out different food combinations which are healthy and tasty! My husband and daughter have named our kitchen a research lab and me a researcher 😉 Mostly my experiments turn out to be successful and relished by my family, friends, relatives and guests.

A master list of grocery items is available here.

Some of my golden kitchen tips are available here.

I am a home-maker who admires art and nature. Apart from cooking, i also love doing embroidery, gardening and composing hindi poems and publish it in a blog named “Krishna Kamals”.

Following Bhagwat Gita shlokas are a great inspiration for my cooking.

युक्ताहारविहारस्य युक्तचेष्टस्य कर्मसु।
युक्तस्वप्नावबोधस्य योगो भवति दुःखहा।।6.17।।

Yoga which rids one of misery and ill-health, is accomplished only by him who is regulated in diet and recreation, regulated in performing actions and regulated in sleep and wakefulness.

रस्याः स्निग्धाः स्थिरा हृद्या आहाराः सात्त्विकप्रियाः।।17.8।।

Foods which promote longevity, intelligence, vigour, health, happiness, vitality, strength and cheerfulness which are sweet, succulent, juicy, substantial, natural and nourishing are dear to sattvic type of man.

I have chosen to name my food blog “Chhappann Bhog” which means an offering of 56 different delicacies to Lord Krishna and Goddess Annapoorna as prasad.

I would like to share my recipes and tips with all through this blog. Most recipes on my blog are sufficient for 3-4 servings. Happy cooking 🙂

Do try these recipes and please let me know how they turn out in the comments section.

P.S. – All the food pics on my blog are of the actual dishes cooked by me. Hopefully your dishes will also look as good as the pics and taste delicious too 😉


सर्वप्रथम नमन माता अन्नपूर्णा के चरणों में
आपकी कृपासे हवन होता हर जठराग्नि में

स्वयंपाकी की अद्भुत प्रतिभा और गुण
रसोई बनाने में जो हो प्रवीण और निपुण

पाक-कला है एक शास्त्र और विज्ञान
षडरस से भरे व्यंजनों की है यह खान

मीठा, खट्टा, खारा, कड़वा, तीखा और कसैला
उबला, भूना, बेक्ड, ग्रिल्ल्ड या हो वह तला

संतुलित भोजन हो स्वादिष्ट और पौष्टिक
फैट, प्रोटीन, कार्ब, मिनरल, विटामिन हों सटीक

सात्विक, राजसिक या तामसिक होता है भोजन
कहते हैं जैसा खाओ अन्न वैसा बनता है मन

शुद्ध-अन्न निर्मल-जल और बनानेवाले का प्रसन्न चित्त
खाने वाले को मिलती तृप्ति और होता वह आनंदित

अन्न है परब्रह्म–इसका कण-कण भरा है ऊर्जा से
अन्नदाता सुखी भवः–कहते हैं सब दिल से