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Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food

Planning A Trip To India? Here’s our list of Top Indian Food Bloggers, and where they travel for a lip-smacking food experience in India.
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Food and Travel have a very close bond. Some would say they are like movies and popcorn, ice cream and cone; one can be had without the other, but where's the fun in that? 

 

There are those that become wanderers and travel far and wide in search of the best food experiences, and there are those that sit in the confines of their home kitchens and cook up a storm. While we merge these two, we get a third type - the Food Bloggers. And India has produced them in spades. Indian food is so vast in its scope; filled with tastes, flavours, layers and textures of a million different kinds. And we might not know all of them, but we may find our way towards enlightenment with some of the masters who do. So here we have compiled a list of the top Indian Food Bloggers, in no particular order. For they scourge, they cook, they plate, they travel, they eat; to satisfy their souls as well as their readers. 

 

Happy reading, and happy drooling!

Jayanthy Kumaran | Tasty Appetite

Jayanthy Kumaran  |  Tasty Appetite:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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"Tasty Appetite" is another leading Indian Foodblog. Jay or Jayanthy Kumaran, writer, photographer, youtuber of this recipe website & Youtube. She started her food discovery platform to encourage people to enjoy cooking with simple recipes, with focus on healthy eating & nutrition.

 

Favorite Dishes:

Vegetable soup

BhelPuri

Palak paratha

Adai dosa

Tomato dosa

 

Would Like to Learn:

Italian  Cuisine

Mexican Cuisine

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

Would love to travel to Punjab. The spicy & unique taste of Punjabi cuisine is unbeatable. Love it!

 

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Priya and Prashant | Curry Nation

Priya and Prashant  |  Curry Nation:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Priya and Prashant both belong to a Gujarati family. They grew up in a town called Porbandar. Priya has great interest in cooking since childhood and Prashant is a foodie who loves to explore different cuisines. So while Priya handles the content creation and photography part, Prashant is the tech behind the blog.

 

Favorite Dishes:

Biryani

Khaman Dhokla

Kheer

Curd rice

 

Would Like to Learn:

Italian Cuisine

French Cuisine

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

There are three places I want to explore:

  • Delhi : I have heard so many delhi based nawabi food stories. Parathewali Gali is my dream place to visit.
  • Rajasthan : I am not including particular city here as this whole state still represents the rajput culture.
  • Hyderabad : Definitely for the authentic Hyderabad dum biryani and Irani chai.

 

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Debjani Chatterjee Alam | Kitchen of Debjani

Debjani Chatterjee Alam  |  Kitchen of Debjani:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Apart from running her food blog 'Debjanir Rannghar' for more than 10 years, Debjani Chatterjee Alam is a financial analyst working for the development sector for a decade. Debjani's blog is considered among the pioneer food blogs in the country when it comes to Bengali Recipe curation. She is best known for recipe development, food writing, and food photography and is a known Bengali home chef. Debjani tries to document traditional Bengali delicacies through her writing as well as through her pop-ups, where she comes up with traditional Bengali delicacies.

 

Favorite Dishes:

Niramish Mangsho

Dak Bungalow Chicken

Kolkata Mutton Biryani

Bou Khuda Pulao

Kamala Bhog

 

Would Like to Learn:

I am not restricted to any cuisine or dish when it comes to learning. I am always open to learning new techniques or old. However, if I have to restrict myself to just five items; I would like to learn the process of making pasta at home from scratch maybe by a lady from an Italian village; I would like to seat and learn the process of making Papad from villagers of India; I would like to go back to my grandmother (who is no more) and would like to seat and understand how she was able to cook 500g meat to feed a family of 20; I would like to seat with the Mughlai cooks and would love to learn the process of making Dal Makhni and last but not the least I would like to go Arab countries to learn to make the perfect baklava.

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

For sure Kolkata and West Bengal. The variety of food that we get here is enough to choose West Bengal. In addition to that, I like the street food in Delhi; again for the variety.

 

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Shaheen Ali | Spoon Fork and Food

Shaheen Ali  |  Spoon Fork and Food:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Shaheen was born and raised in a gastronomic family where every conversation revolves around food. A die heart foodie and a physiotherapist by qualification, she came into blogging with a motive to pen down her experience of learning and refining in the journey with food from home and the world beyond, from street food to fine dining, from mom's recipes to Chef's talk. Shaheen is now a renowned recipe developer, a food stylist and photographer who is proudly listed among Top 20 food photographers in India. Her aesthetics in food styling and flamboyant images have gotten her many accolades and prestigious brands in her kitty.

 

Favorite Dishes:

Rajasthani Mutton Banjara

Aamrakhand

Kosha Mangsho

Hyderabadi Bagara Baigan

Methi Malai Paneer

 

Would Like to Learn:

Japanese (shushi/rolls)

French

Spanish

Carrebian

Chinese (dim sum)

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

It's very difficult to name one place. India being rich in food culture, we get to explore so much every 100 kms. But if I had to name few I love exploring Rajasthani food, Bengali and Mughlai cuisine that got exposure in Awadh, Hyderabad and Bhopal.

 

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Samira Gupta | Samira's Recipe Diary

Samira Gupta  |  Samira's Recipe Diary:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Samira's blog is a Vegetarian Food Blog that has a wide range of recipes for everyone. Anyone regardless of their experience in cooking can cook/bake by following the easy instructions with step by step images. She posts quite regularly and writes in a very simple storytelling form and conversational style which involves the reader. Along with recipes, she also shares knowledge and information based articles. The good thing about the recipes is that these may be traditional or modern or a fusion but they are quite tempting and easy to make. This encourages even a kitchen shy person to venture and try something. 

 

Favorite Dishes:

Orange Blueberry Cake

Vegan Chocolate Muffins

Wheat Pizza

Palak Patta Chat

Strawberry Pannacotta

 

Would Like to Learn:

Mexican Cuisine

Italian Cuisine

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

If given a chance I would like to visit and explore South IndiaTheir cuisine is simple, healthy and full of taste at the same time. We, in North India, just know few of their basic food items and not much more. Their cuisine is like an ocean. The variety of dips and Dosas they make is mind blowing. I would love to go there and learn these.

 

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Pavani | Cook's Hideout

Pavani  |  Cook's Hideout:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Pavani is a vegetarian food blogger with a passion to cook and try new recipes from around the world. She started her blog, Cook's Hideout, 13 years ago to journal the recipes she tried in her kitchen. She loves to cook, bake and collect cookbooks. Her philosophy is to try everything at least once. All of the recipes on Cook’s Hideout have been tried and tasted by Pavani’s family.

 

Favorite Dishes:

Bharli Baingan

Thai Quinoa Salad 

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Detroit Style Cheese Pizza

Hyderabad Vegetarian Biryani

 

Would Like to Learn:

Motichoor laddoo

Boondhi Laddoo

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

My favorite place to travel to India for food is Mumbai because of the unlimited variety of lip smacking street food. Local Maharashtrian cuisine is also one of the tastiest in India.

 

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Rohit Dassani | A Gastronomical Journey

Rohit Dassani  |  A Gastronomical Journey:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Rohit Dassani from Bangalore is an avid food blogger, photographer and traveller. He started blogging in the beginning of 2009 with the idea to share personal experiences. He loves to write about restaurant & food reviews, travel escapade and day-today experiences. Started his culinary experience from Kolkata and then moved to cities like Hyderabad and Delhi NCR/Gurgaon. He is an IT Professional and escapes into the world of culinary delights at every instance that he gets. 

 

Favorite Dishes:

Coconut Pannacotta

Spaghetti Aglio Olio

Asparagus Tempura Roll

Kathi Rolls

 

Would Like to Learn:

Japanese Cuisine

Mexican Cuisine

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

My favourite place to travel for food in India is Kolkata. Kolkata is known for its street food and sweets among others. As soon as I reach Kolkata I go on a culinary quest; be it their Kathi rolls or Puchka or Rasogulla, the taste there is simply divine. Kolkata should be on everyone's list for a never ending gastronomical journey. 

 

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Geetha Sridhar | Indian Food Express

Geetha Sridhar  |  Indian Food Express:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Geetha started very randomly because of her love for food and travel. It is a platform where she can share her personal experiences when she visit a certain place or whenever she try a certain dish. Even though it is her personal blog it has become a marketing platform for restaurants, and resorts. Each one of us always goes through the “Where to go” dilemma and that is where she wants to help people. Apart from that, she will share about her travel stories and the inspirational stories of people that she has met through on her journey. 

 

Favorite Dishes:

Bisibelle bhaat

Sweet pongal (sakkarai pongal)

Velai Adai

Uppu Adai

Pidikarunai masiyal

 

Would Like to Learn:

Lebanese Cuisine

Thai Cuisine

Mughlai Cuisine

Rajasthani Cuisine

Punjabi Cuisine

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

 I would like to visit Chennai (Tamil Nadu), as I want to explore more South Indian Cuisine.

 

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Vanita Tipnis | Vanita's Corner

Vanita Tipnis  |  Vanita's Corner:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Vanita Tipnis, a Company Secretary by qualification quit her corporate job more than a decade ago to enjoy motherhood. From a corporate job to a stay-at-home mom to a food blogger, her journey has been a fulfilling one. She honed her culinary skills during this period. Cooking, a routine activity to prepare wholesome meals for the family, soon became a passion. On her family’s insistence, she started documenting the recipes. Thus, in January 2018, she decided to start her own food blog “Vanita's Corner”. She is fond of traditional Indian recipes. You will find rustic, regional, everyday meal recipes on her blog – the type of dishes which you will not find on restaurant menus. So, head to Vanita's Corner and embark on a journey of discovering Indian cuisine.

 

Favorite Dishes:

Alu Wadi

Mangalorean Chicken Sukka

Mango Curry

Goli Baje

Ambadichi Bhaji

 

Would Like to Learn:

Anarsa

Ghevar

Almond Macaroons

 

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Sheetal Jandial | WhiskMixStir

Sheetal Jandial  |  WhiskMixStir:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Sheetal Jandial’s cooking journey started with bunking study time to make pronthis with her aunt on most Mondays during school days… to watching her mom cook the best meals effortlessly... to now therapeutic cooking on weekends… WhiskMixStir is where Sheetal documents her recipes! Always on the lookout for traditional and lost Indian recipes.

 

Growing up in Pune, Sheetal has had the privilege of tasting varied cuisines. For someone who loves eating and of course cooking a variety of Indian food recipes, creating an Indian food recipe blog was just a natural progression. A few quick recipes, some elaborate Indian cooking and a lot of simple recipes and easy meal ideas to make your Indian cooking experience fun!

 

Favorite Dishes:

Kanji

Kairi Murgh

Kheema Aloo

Homemade Kulfi

Balushahi

 

Would Like to Learn:

  • Everything Indian, specially traditional / lost recipes
  • Cakes and cookies - I am learning the nuances of baking, would love to make a good moist chocolate cake with the perfect (if it exists) ganache. Simple things :)
 
 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

My favourite place (state) to travel to in India would be Kerala as I am really fond of the food that I've tasted at Malabar restaurants in Pune. A particular city would be a choice between Pondicherry and Ooty as the vibe of both cities seems similar to Pune and both cities have a mix of traditional and modern cuisines, with their cafés etc.

 

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Rapti Bhaumick | From the Corner Table

Rapti Bhaumick  |   From the Corner Table:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Rapti Bhaumick is a former journalist who left her cushy desk job to pursue a less paying but more enriching passion for writing, travelling and baking. Her blog "From The Corner Table", gives a peek into her thoughts as she ventures into exciting territories with - in her words - "a dash of hope, a pinch of love and a healthy sprinkle of courage."

 

Favorite Dishes:

Scottish Tablet

Bengali Doi Chicken / Chicken in Yogurt Sauce

Azeri Herb Omlette

Shorshe Salmon / Salmon in Mustard Sauce

Carrot & Date Rolls with Chocolate Drizzle

 Azeri-inspired Halva

 

Would Like to Learn:

South Korean Cuisine

Regional Indian

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

My favourite place to travel in India for food would be both West Bengal and Gujarat. Both these places hold such an emotional connect for me; and even though I belong to one state and have lived all my life in the other, there are still many delicacies waiting to be explored. 

 

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Kathy Gori | The Colors of Indian Cooking

Kathy Gori  |  The Colors of Indian Cooking:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Kathy Gori has been cooking Indian food for 30 years. As an American, cooking traditional Indian food, she is always looking for ways to bring heritage Indian recipes into the modern American kitchen. She writes THE COLORS OF INDIAN COOKING website. Her recipes and photos have appeared on Honest Cooking, Food Food 52 and in the Hindu and the NY Times.

 

Kathy is a screenwriter and along with her husband and writing-partner Alan Berger, has worked for all the major studios. Additionally Kathy did  animated voices for Hannah Barbera cartoons including the voice of ROSEMARY in Hong Kong PHOOEY as well as voices for Sesame Street and many radio and TV commercials for which she won a Cleo. Kathy was an LA disc jockey at KMPC, KISS FM, TENQ and she hosted the morning show on KPFK in LA for four years.

 

Favorite Dishes:

Asha Gomez's 3 Spice Carrot Cake

Khandvi 

Cauliflower nu Bhanolu

Edible Dirt

 

Would Like to Learn:

I'm very interested right now in learning about molecular cuisine and how that can be applied to Indian dishes. I'm a huge fan of Gaggan Anand and his restaurant Gaggan and seeing what he's done has inspired me to try some of these things myself. I just purchased some equipment for my culinary experiments so we'll see what happens. That is my main interest. I am mainly a vegetarian/vegan , though I do eat a bit of fish on occasion since my husband now eats no meat but does eat fish. Because of that, I'm interested in fixing good vegan/vegetarian alternatives to his favorite comfort foods

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

Sadly, I am the only one in the family that has not gone to India, however when everyone else goes they stay with friends in Thiruvananthapuram, though my sister in law visits her nieces in Delhi. My sister in law started me cooking 30 years ago and I had older women in LA who took me under their wing and taught me too. I really started cooking the food of Kerala, because everyone brings back recipes for me and I really prefer the spice flavors of southern cooking.

 

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Muskaan Shaikh | Food With Creation

Muskaan Shaikh  |  Food With Creation:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Food with creation is for the people who want easy and tasty recipes to add to their menus. This page gives you a variety of snack, dessert, Indian, indo-Chinese, Sandwiches, curries, side dish and many more. Food with creation was started by Muskaan Shaikh. She is very passionate about food and loves to create new innovate recipes. Although, she also loves cooking traditional recipes. She loves to play with flavours and her favourite cuisines are Chinese, Italian and Indian. She also loves baking and decorating cakes. Her greatest support to start Food with Creation was her dad. 

 

Favorite Dishes:

Cheesy Chicken Masala

Popcorn Chicken

Creamy Triple Yoghurt cup

Coconut Choco Balls

 

Would Like to Learn:

Italian cuisine and Arabian cuisine- I love these because I love pasta and Herb-related dishes. I am also interested to learn because they have very intricate and delicious desserts.

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

I love to travel in the streets of Mumbai city for the delicious delicacies of Mohammed Ali road in the month of Ramadan; the breathtaking the kebabs and the different types of dessert the frankie, pani Puri and sandwiches of khaow gali and the flavourful pav bhaji and gola of girgaon choupatty. The food here is not only delicious but also affordable to common people unlike any five star restaurant. 

 

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Rumi Mahanta Dutta | Rumi's Kitchen

Rumi Mahanta Dutta  |  Rumi's Kitchen:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Based out of a small town called Dibrugarh in the state of Assam which is well known as the tea city of India, Rumi Mahanta Dutta is professionally an Advocate. She started her blog in the year 2016 to share her everyday kitchen stories as a hobby. Her blog is basically based on Assamese cuisines and recipes. Assamese Society is a multi ethnic, multi linguistic and multi religious society. In Assam there are many tribes living, having their own language, culture, customs, traditions and of course own cuisines. Through her blog Rumi tried to share different cuisines and recipes of different Assamese ethnic communities. Her recipes are very simple and easy to prepare and therefore good for beginners who want to learn cooking.

 

Favorite Dishes:

Assamese style Rattan Shoot recipes

Skunk vine fritters

Doron bon Khar

Modhuxulung chutney

Assamese Doi Chira Jolpan

 

Would Like to Learn:

Tamilian cuisine

Thai cuisine

Kashmir cuisine

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

Well I don't get the chance to travel the whole of India but I think Delhi is the place one must visit to taste it's wide range of food items available.

 

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Jolly Makkar | Jolly Homemade Recipes

Jolly Makkar  |  Jolly Homemade Recipes:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
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Jolly Makkar is a software engineer; earlier in 2014 she was working with a company but she left her job & continues with cooking. She started a small food blog called Homemade Recipes, inspired by her mom. Homemade Recipes is a collection of Healthy, Vegetarian, Vegan & Non Vegetarian recipes. Most of her recipes are in step by step pictorial format. So it's easy to understand and relate to. Most recipes on this blog are taken from families.

 

Favorite Dishes:

Rice kheer

Dahi Methi Poori

Green Gram Dosa and Peanut chutney

Khatti Meethi Kachhe Aam ki chutney

Restaurant style Dal Makhani

 

Would Like to Learn:

Italian Cuisine

Mexican Cuisine

American Cuisine

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

UP, which is famous for food. I was born in UP (Meerut) so I know a few recipes, but would love to learn more cuisines like Lucknowi, Awadhi, Banarasi etc. 

 

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Anshuman Sengupta | Gastronomically Yours

Anshuman Sengupta  |   Gastronomically Yours:  Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food
Photograph by Anshuman Sengupta

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A focused and goal-oriented professional in the Marketing domain. Anshuman started his blog two years ago and named it - Gastronomically Yours. During this journey, he has researched a lot of food cuisines and travelled various places across India. Associated with Indian Chef Awards 2018, he reviewed well-known products such as Auric, Mahou Beer India.

 

Favorite Dishes:

Urfa Kebab

Gosht Gulfam

 

Would Like to Learn:

Syrian Cuisine

Bihari Cuisine

Korean Cuisine

Parsi Cuisine

 

Favorite Place to Travel in India for food:

Two cities of India where I'll travel always for food i.e. Kolkata and Mumbai. Reason - there are certain cuisines, dishes, restaurants which have history attached and are unexplored till now.

 

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