I truly believe that cooking is a life skill and a simple, home-cooked meal brings people together.
Cooking at home doesn't have to be complicated. "But don't you share authentic Indian recipes on your blog?", you may ask. Yes, I do.
I am here to bust the myth that Indian cooking is hard. Here, you will also find all sorts of foods– from healthy low-carb Keto recipes to comfort food and indulgent desserts to cocktails and mocktails.
ツ ✿ Hello and Namastey… I’m Shalini ツ ✿ and welcome to
I'm a passionate blogger, wife to a handsome soldier, and mom to a two-year-old Golden Retriever. When I'm not cooking up a storm, you can find me with a book in hand, sipping a cup of coffee (or Martinis, maybe?) and pampering Mufasa, my doggo.
I come from a family of fantastic cooks. I'm a self-taught/mom-taught/dad-taught/grandma-taught with no formal culinary training unless cooking a five-course meal for five to six people almost every week is considered one.
I'm here to share healthy, affordable, family-friendly, delectable recipes, all mastered in my kitchen.
About Something's Cooking
I started blogging to record the recipes I tried in my kitchen. I was a newlywed who realized that her husband is a complete foodie, just like her. Furthermore, I was married to the Army family where food is an integral part of socializing. Oh, I knew then, I had to up my game.
Where to Start?
- First, sign up for my email list so that you do not miss any recipes that I share here on the blog. A mail will be delivered straight to your inbox at 8.00 am IST (9.30 pm CST) on the same day. It's totally free and you may unsubscribe at any point. No hard feelings.
- Check out the Recipe Index for menu ideas
- If you are a brand looking for collaborations and more riveting questions and answers can be found in FAQs.
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If your little heart desires, you can contact me for I love hearing from you. Emails can be sent to workwithshalinir [at] gmail [dot] com. If you have a specific question, please see the FAQs.
I try super hard to respond to every email and comment I receive. If you have a specific question regarding a recipe, please comment on the post or ask on Facebook or even Tweet me.
Last but definitely not the least!
This space is for you.
Yes, you dear soon-to-be bride or newly-wed who is afraid to mess up their scullery.
I was overjoyed when on my Wedding day, my Mom gifted me with 5 ledger books full of cut-out recipes from the magazines she had carefully kept safe all these years.
This space is something like that! You can visit this space to know the basics of cooking and recipes of some simple, quick, easy-to-make foods.
New to this space?
Here are a few dishes that made my friends and family spellbound.
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It is lovely to see your blog cooking from naive to nice to fantastic. You have matured as a food blogger with both your content and your photographs. Good Work Shalini and thanks for making the blogosphere a better place.
Priyanka Vermani says
loved every bit of it
Lovely About Me page... It is so engaging and enjoyable... I loved reading it
Will try the recipes for sure as I too am a foodie but at the same time I love cooking... It acts as a stress buster for me and I along with my wife do lot of experiment with recipes.
Jyothi Thomas says
Wow, so impressed, nothing speaks better than experience! From the burnt kitchen comes the Phoenix. Suave Shalini. I will be busy reading and try out what you have posted.
Good luck always.Rock on girl.
Thanks very much, Mam. It feels so good to find you here. Your prayers and blessings have played an important part <3
I loved that movie, "Julie & Julia!" Do you like Julia Child's book, "The Joy of Cooking?" My mother gave me that when I graduated from college. Also, when I got married, my mom gave me a recipe box and everyone that came to my wedding shower included a recipe! I haven't had a lot of time to cook because I have three busy kids and work full time (also in IT) but I am starting to experiment more. I look forward to checking out your blog! 🙂
Finally shalini!!! i am here at your blog and let me tell you i am hooked to your about me page. You are looking cute with the santa cap and the desription 🙂
Yes the ebst feeling in the world is to see that smile on your husbands face after you cook for him:)
Time to rename the tale of two tomatoes up there. I love the title though 🙂 Btw,, I love cooking. So, I will try one of the recipes soon!!!
Glad to learn about your Blog at our brief meeting at an event in Pune. And as we couldn't converse much, I had made a note of your Blog into my Notes. While searching for my Novel inspiration, I came across this Note and I was like, this was long due! Love your Blog. Good Luck 🙂
P.S. - Pisceans Rock 😀
Thank you, Shalini for visiting my space! Your are doing a wonderful job! Keep rocking!
My Uni Kitchen says
Thanks for the visit and following my blog. I hope you enjoyed my stuff! x
so yummy 🙂
My Kitchen Moments says
Hi, i have nominated you for the Dragons Loyalty Award. Please collect it from here - http://mykitchenmoments.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/many-more-awards-and-a-note-of-thanks-to-all/
Hi Shalini 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following it. You have a lovely looking recipes on your blog and I look forward to many more posts.
I agree with your Mom 😉
Just saw your gravatar! Loved " don't wait for the storm to pass,but learn to dance in the rain". A cheers to that Shalini :).
Thankyou so much!! It means a lot 😀
I'm very impressed with the new blog. Your blogging is definitely going from strength to strength. But of course, I'm still a tomatoes girl! LOL! Could I ask you to please check out my other blog Chez Mrs. D and shower some love there too. Thanks hun xxx