Sunday, January 27, 2008


When I tell someone I am an Iyengar, they invariably ask me one question "Can you give me the recipe of pulioyogare?". No doubt our trademark is pulioyogare but its just not only pulioyogare. With this blog, I wish to get out all those recipes from our kitchen to all those people who are fond of our food. I remember all my friends in college would be going gaga over rasam, akki roti, pulioyogare, kolambu and many more like these prepared by my mom. Well, as for me I would be patting my back as if i prepared them.

I started this blog to express my gratitude to the person who taught me ABCs of cooking. And that special person is my grandmother whom I called Ajji/Paati. This is my sincere attempt to help people to learn not only our style of cooking but all kinds. Although I have given the name "Iyengar's Kitchen" to my blog, I will try my best to include other kinds of food too. Iyengar recipes would come definitely from my home which i have learnt from many people like firstly my ajji, my mom , dad, sisters, mother-in-law, aunt and many more in the family. Learning from them has made a better cook today. Most of all without the strong support of my husband I dont think i could have made anything because he has been my best critic. Most of other recipes that i post in the future are from my experiences living in different places, meeting different people, learning how to make their food, recipe books, internet, neighbours, relatives, friends, the list is endless:-).

This blog is also for those people who have absolutely have no interest in cooking or ever tried to enter the kitchen. I will try to keep it simple so that every person is able to understand my recipes and hopefully will generate interest in them to try these.I started this blog a few days back so i will take a little more time to update many things on the web page, like pictures, etc. All your encouragement and support will help me to make this a better page.


Sujyothi said...

Good Effort!!keep up the good work!
I will always look forward for some new tips!
this is the forum where i want to thank you for teaching me how to make "yengai"!!
All the very best!!

Sheshadri said...

Dear Veda,

Very happy to know that you are using your spare time in writing about iyengars cuisine. I wish you success in your effort!


Sheshadri (Your Father-in-law)

Veda Murthy said...

Thanks jo and appa for ur encouraging words. I will do my best to keep improving this page!

ren said...

ved.itz a great idea..n a great effort.u r talented in all the ways..i always appreciate n admire all ur talents..all the very best n heartful support 4 ur z very helpful 4 all those who have tasted ur home made dishes..don 4 get 2 add akki roti reciepe..

Veda Murthy said...

hey ren...thank u so much....coincidently i prepared akki roti today...will surely post it for you....

vidya said...

veds... I also have one more quick recipe to be added on your s something which you can make it in like 15 minutes.. it s called Dahi Aloo...I ll mail the recipe to you!!!

Shubha Ravikoti said...

good work:)
keep it up... waiting for more exciting recipes from u..:)

Navaneeth(Krishna) said...

Hi Veda!

This is Krishna(RR Nagar).I think you are doing a gr8 work with the blog. I must tell you that your blog is one of the lifelines for me cooking good food during my MS!

Keep up the good work!

Looking forward for more exciting recipes!

Veda Murthy said...

Hi Krishna,

Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog! I m glad it is helping you. Will add more bachelor friendly recipes here! :-) my regards to Uncle and aunty!


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mohan said...

hi veda didi
how r u
i am rajesh daryanani from ewalram chellaram chennai

didi can u please teach me a few recipes like masala dosa
coconut chutney
lemon rice
didi i like south indian food but nobody wants to share with me because i am north indian
didi can u give me few recipes free of cost

Anonymous said...

good start