Humans are born with a heart that beats for delicious food! Some tantalize their taste buds just by eating good food wherever they go while others take their love for food to the next level by making it their profession! Yes, you guessed it right! We are talking about food bloggers who not just like eating good food but also enjoy cooking awesome dishes, reviewing various eateries and restaurants and exploring different places in hunt for the most scrumptious food.
If you too have a thing for tasty food, you can satisfy your cravings by religiously following some incredible food bloggers. But, with umpteen food bloggers available in the country, you must be wondering which are the best ones? Don’t worry! In this article, we bring you the most sought-after and remarkable food bloggers from the country that will just make you go ‘yummmmm’ with their outstanding cuisines.
Indian Food Bloggers Who Can Teach You The True language of Food
We have compiled the most extraordinary food bloggers from across the country just for you! We have also reached out to a few and asked them to share a bit about their blogging journey. So, without any further ado, let’s get started!
1. Spoon Fork And Food
Spoon Fork And Food is a wonderful food blog by Shaheen, a foodie by heart and a physiotherapist by profession. Honoured with many awards such as Best Food Stylist 2021 and Best Recipe Blog 2021, she is indeed one of the leading food bloggers in the country. Scroll through her Instagram feed and you are sure to see a plethora of irresistible and mouth-watering dishes.
On being questioned about what made her enter the food blogging segment, she says,
“I started blogging after quitting my job in 2014. I Was always a good cook and i believe following one's passion is the most satisfying thing one can do in life. Aways had an artistic approach towards anything I did, and cooking, plating, styling, photography was something that made me happy.”
She further shares some of her most favourite recipes with us and states,
“Indian, precisely Bengali, Awadhi and Rajasthani are my all time favorite. Other than this is like Thai food as it has an Indian flavor & touch.”
2. Sowmya Venkatachalam
Hailing from a South Indian Brahmin family, Sowmya Venkatachalam is one of the most inspiring food bloggers today. And, if you are a vegetarian, then Sowmya’s Subbu’s Kitchen can be your all-time favourite. With more than 14k followers on Instagram and an excellent food blog, you can find some authentic south Indian recipes on her feed.
On being asked about what made her start this food blog, she says,
“I used to stay with my husband in the Netherlands. In late 2009, my husband got an idea of making the blog which will benefit so many ladies like me who are away from India but are very keen to follow the customs and traditions. So I requested my MIL to send recipes and she wrote in paper, scanned and sent it to me through email. With those repository I started the blog subbuskitchen.com.”
Sharing a bit about her favourite cuisine, Sowmya states,
“My Favorite cuisine is always “South Indian”. Being born in Chennai, our regular Idli/Dosa, Poori, Sambar, Rasam are my favorite.”
3. Chitra’s Food Book
If your heart dies to eat south Indian food, then Chitra’s blog is a must follow. Be it fantastic dishes from Andhra, Karnataka, Kerala, North India or International, she is simply a pro at everything! Besides tempting south Indian cuisines, Chitra has also tried her hands at baking. She prepares toothsome cakes, pastries and cookies which just look compelling and attractive.
On being asked about her entry into the food blogging segment, she says,
“I started food blogging to record my family recipes that I learn from my in law and mom. It's to help beginners in cooking and also to pass my free time in a useful way without sleeping in the afternoons.”
She also shares a bit about her most favourite cuisine,
“My all-time favorite cuisine is Tamil Nadu and kerala dishes. But, recently I became fond of Karnataka cuisines.”
4. Jolly Homemade Recipes
Next on our list is Jolly Makkar, a typical Punjabi girl who married a savage South Indian guy. So, when you visit her blog, you can find the perfect blend of both South and North Indian cuisines. Be it veg, non-veg or vegan, Jolly has a number of finger-licking recipes to offer with some really captivating pictures.
Speaking about her entry into the food blogging industry, she says
“After leaving my job in 2014 due to personal reasons and then becoming a mother in 2017, I have been working on my cooking skills. After a while i decided to brush up my SEO expertise which i gained back when i was studying and working. After having done that, I realised that I should write my own blogs about home made recipes and promote myself on social media.”
Jolly also shares a little about her favourite cuisine,
“Every time I try something new and if my husband and my son like it, it becomes my favourite. There are no food boundaries in my life. But, yes mom-made punjabi food will always remain my most favourite one.”
From flavoursome Kerala recipes to delectable quick bites to tempting chocolate dishes, Edible Garden is full of toothsome food and cuisines. Managed by Nags, a super cool mommy and a loving wife, this blog will help you with some healthy home-made recipes. You can also follow her beautiful Instagram handle and get instant updates on her new dishes, cooking hacks and much more.
6. Wasim Mohideen
This wellness physician from Chennai, Wasim Mohideen has stolen our heart with his mind-blowing blog ‘grubwaz’. His incredible journey was started with reviewing restaurants which has now evolved him into a brilliant cook. His umpteen years of experience in the industry has taught him the true language of food and made him explore the best flavours ever!
On being asked about how he entered the food blogging world, he says,
“I was writing detailed reviews in an ORKUT (anyone remembers?) food group for nearly 3 years before I decided to start a dedicated food blog in 2007. It was probably Chennai's first dedicated food blog. Over the years, I've moved towards a deeper understanding of food and its role in history, culture and health of communities from around the world.”
Sharing further about his favourite cuisine, Wasim says,
“I love all cuisines, but Mexican and Indian are very intriguing cuisines for me, given the way they have evolved over a very long time.”
7. Flavors of Mumbai
Flavors of Mumbai is one of the most celebrated blogs in India handled by this cute Mumbai girl Maria. Be it seafood, punjabi food, desserts or sweets, you just name it and Maria is going to help you out with the best recipe. Specialising in Mumbai street food recipes, her blog will never leave you disappointed.
Maria shares few lines about how her food blogging venture came into existence,
“When my father was hospitalized, I left my job and stayed with him home. I started venturing in the kitchen, started shadowing my mom, learned to cook, bake and get some culinary skills from my mom. I fell in love with cooking, baking and experimenting with cooking nuances. Slowly everyone loved my food and started getting a lot of appreciation. Then my sister, brother in law and hubby inspired me to start a food blog. This is how flavorsofmumbai came into existence.”
She also shares a bit about her favourite cuisines and says,
“My favorite cuisine is Goan, Kerala, Punjabi and Italian. But raised in Mumbai love Maharashtrian and Punjabi Cuisines too followed by Gujrati.”
8. First Timer Cook
This blog will definitely leave you out of words and make you crave for each and every dish listed here. Owned and operated by Sasmita Sahoo, who did not even know the ABC of cooking before her marriage. Her love and interest towards cooking gradually started to grow day by day which resulted in ‘First Timer Cook’. Her blog explains a wide range of tasty recipes in a simplified and easy way.
On being asked about how she forayed into the food blogging area, she says,
“I never used to cook before my marriage. Later, with the help of my mother and MIL, I started to cook some favorite dishes for my family members. When that dish was appreciated, for that moment I was then on cloud 9. So the journey started like this. whatever I learned I just used to pen down in my blog.”
Sasmita also lists some of her favourite dishes and states,
“Odia and South Indian cuisine.”
9. Padhu’s Kitchen
If you think veg food is boring and monotonous, Padhu’s Kitchen is all you need! With huge varieties to hop on, Padhu Sankar has listed an array of veg recipes that will just make you go ‘wowww’. Besides being a foodie, she is also a beauty blogger, nature lover, traveler, painter and yoga freak. And, if you are really looking for some healthy yet delicious recipes, then Padhu’s kitchen is all you need!
10. Simply Tadka
Simply Tadka is a wonderful food blog by Preeti, a foodie by heart and a HR by profession. She lives a life of her own style, very focused in whatever she does. She loves trying new things but within limited boundaries, she loves to approach her life in a practical way. She is an extrovert who shares her views and opinions regarding anything. She believes in “Simple living and High Thinking”.
On being ask how did she get into food-blogging?
"My experience with corporate world was not good. That time I love cooking and shared some random pictures in friend groups. One of my friends suggests me to start sharing pictures on Facebook and other platforms. After few times I found Google Blogger platform through which I started my official journey in Jan 2012. Now I completed 9 years in food blogging and my blog name is Simply Tadka. This platform completes both my passions together with cooking and photography. "
Sharing about her Favorite cuisine
"South Indian and Mexican cuisines are her go to cuisine."
Her take on how to look for good restaurant
"The main factor which attracts me for good restaurants are cleanliness, taste and quality of food and ambience. Other factors are prompt service, price, something unique menu."
“Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together”- Guy Fieri. Be it throwing a party or just planning a dinner date for your loved one, good food will always lighten up the moment. And, in case you are looking out for ways to prepare the most appetizing food, you can follow the above-mentioned food bloggers. Also, let us know in the comments below if you have any more questions for our phenomenal food connoisseurs.