About me

Mina JoshiOne of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.

– Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story

Pavarotti was so right. Food is something we can never do without! We all love eating and I hope that you will like my style of cooking.

My blog is aimed at people who have never cooked  food and also at the modern young boys and girls starting out in life and wishing to learn to cook.  I spend a lot of time trying out my recipes, photographing them at each step and my aim is to explain the cooking process in as much detail as I can. During the time I got interested in cooking, there weren’t a lot of cookery books available for vegetarian Indian cooking. My parents were both good cooks. My dad was a self-taught chef and used to cater at Indian weddings. My father-in-law too was a chef and I learnt a lot of traditional cooking by watching both my dads cook. I was always asking them for recipes and tips. They shared a lot of their cooking “tricks” with me. I am still a traditional cook and love sharing my recipes with my friends.

My blog features quick and easy time saving recipes but also includes the traditional recipes as I feel that some of the old fashioned dishes will never be made if no one passes on the recipes.

I had always wanted to write a cookery book but never got the time.  However, my blog is now available on Kindle so I feel that I have achieved a part of my ambition.

When I started this blog, I hadn’t even dreamt that so many people would be reading it.  I owe the success of my blog to all of you who visit it regularly. I also owe the success of this blog to other bloggers who gave me encouraging comments and introduced me to their circle of friends and family.

Cooking is only fun if you can share what you cook with people you enjoy being with. I feel very blessed that my family are very supportive of my hobby.

Please look through my blog and if you find any recipes interesting, try them out and make them to your taste by adding your favourite herbs and spices. Experiment with different foods and have fun!  Do drop me an email (givemesomespice@gmail.com) to let me know how it turned out.

Since June 2011, I am also a featured writer for the an online City Connect magazine. I write  recipes under the Taste of India Series. Please take a look at the online magazine for my recipes and other interesting information.

Since January 2014, I have been teaching vegetarian Indian cookery to adults and my blog includes some of the fun we have cooking in my class on the cook at home with Mina page.

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  • Nayna Kanabar

    Brilliant blog with super recipes.

  • Lover of Flavours

    Just wonderful, I adore Indian food and cannot wait to have my tastebuds tantelised 🙂

    • MinaJoshi5409

      Thank you very much

  • I love Indian food and have several Indian friends. I can’t wait to serve them one of your recipes

    as they look delicious

    • MinaJoshi5409

      Thanks Arleen. Happy cooking.

  • Peri’s Spice Ladle

    Hi Mina, today’s post on Peri’s Spice Ladle is about my favorite fellow Indian food bloggers. Your site is one of them:) Here’s the link: http://www.perisspiceladle.com/2014/04/25/meet-fellow-indian-food-blogs/

    Look forward to more of your recipes and staying connected.
    Peri.

  • Ranjani Raj

    Nice to know about you and your space. You have nice collective of recipes.. would love to try some of the recipes…

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