About Cooking and Me!

I'm Manju , the person behind the recipes and photographs on this blog.

I'm from the the most beautiful southern state of India, Kerala 'God's own country'. Currently residing in the US with the man of my dreams, Manish and our sweet little newborn 1 1.5 years old baby boy Manav (man he's growing fast) :-)

Manish is my inspiration behind this blog and also co-designer :-)
He has always been telling me to start a food blog because I'm a total foodie (we both are) and we love trying different cuisines.
I've had this craze of taking snaps of the dishes we eat from restaurants, later on I started taking snaps of the dishes I make! I just love seeing them later on and reminisce the memories around the dish.

Anyways , I realized my hidden talent (you can say!!) in Cooking only after my marriage ( as how most girls do I guess , unless otherwise) , as I never had to cook at home with my Mom being the perfect Mom and having stayed at Hostels while studying, where food is always served Right on Time!!
I guess it was Beginners luck or something, everything I made , my husband loved it. I thought he was being too nice, so I started calling friends over, and they too liked my food, so then I knew it, I was not that bad for a first time cook.
From then on, I have always used my free time and weekends to cook up new recipes and share with friends or enjoy it ourselves :-)

My greatest gift is a collection of my Mom's simple everyday Keralite home recipes which she hand wrote for me and gave me after our wedding. I want to share each and every recipe of hers with you and many more.

I'm not a professional photographer and have no much knowledge on it either, but I'm learning and will soon get better...I used to take my snaps with my Nikon CoolPix S520.
My adorable husband presented me with a Canon Rebel T3i for our Wedding Anniversary this year(2011). I will henceforth be posting pictures of my recipes taken from my new camera which I am still learning how to handle :-) (Updated Dec 26th, 2011)

I would appreciate if the pics or content on this site is not copied and if you need any info please let me know.

I'm still learning the Art of Cooking and Baking and want to share my experiences with you along the way. Come and join me as we together try new dishes and learn new techniques.

For more information regarding any recipe on the blog, or if you have any food related questions please feel free to email me at manjuseatingdelights[at]gmail[dot]com , i'll do my best to reply :-)

Manju

32 comments:

  1. Great job manjuseee!!!!!!!!!! keep up the spirit!!

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  2. Thakarppan aanallo manjoos...way to go...all support...but fill in my tummy next tym we meet..ok?

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  3. forgot to congratulate Manish Bhai for the super duper support :D

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  4. @ Vidya : thanks a lot dear. Keep visiting.
    @ Riks: yup will do :) n will convey ur congrats to Manish ..... Thank u da!

    Regards,
    Manju

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  5. Hi there,

    I'd like to introduce to you a new website www.foodepix.com that we have
    just recently launched. Foodepix is a photo gallery of delicious and mouth
    watering food.

    We've seen your blog and we love your pictures and recipes. We would love
    to invite you to register with foodepix.com and upload your images.

    Hope to see you there. :)

    Thanks.

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  6. @Jo: thank you so much for the info , I'll definitely check it out! Thanks a lot for the nice comments too :-)

    Regards,
    Manju

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  7. lovely manju - i love this post - can relate very well to what u have written...........happy to follow u :))

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    1. Manju...........pls pick the Liebster award i have on my space for u :)

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    2. Hi Vidhya,

      Thank you so much for the award...I'll be happily collecting it! :-)

      -Manju

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  8. wonderful manju. thanks for making me aware of your wonderful blog.....

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  9. Nice Profile...Good collection of foodies ... Yummies.. I will try in my kitchen :D

    Thanks for sharing your talent :-)

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  10. @Susan and Abraham : Thanks a lot :-)
    @Srinath : Sure do try them and let me know if they came out well. Thank you so much :-)

    Regards,
    Manju

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  11. Nice!! Loved going through your blog..will surely try some soon!

    shuchi
    s-lostinreverie.blogspot.com

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  12. Super blog & Great effort. Combine these posts and create a free e-book and give away.

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    1. Anoop : I'm still thinking about this...beautiful idea! Hopefully I'll get time to do this someday!

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  13. I was so happy when I saw that you have a Canon T3i. I just bought one myself this past summer (2012). How do you like it? :) I am trying desperately to learn how to use it to take full advantage of it's functions. I can see why your photos are so lovely. :)

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    1. Wow, cool :-) Your pics are lovely and I've always admired it, not to mention the food you make, yumm yumm!! Hope you have fun learning to handle the camera, I'm still learning its various aspects. I just take a pic if it looks good to me...I'm bad with the technicalities :-)

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  14. Manju, I had send u a note. After that I been thru this part...ok and confirmed my doubt. Tell Manish, he is lucky to have a wife like u.... :) .... Telling u both that u owe the Aryans a great food party... Lol... Hope to meet u both sm day soon...would really wanna fill tummy wiz som delicious food....

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    1. I hadn't replied here , coz we already spoke viz email...but just to add, I'm so happy you stopped by and gave me such lovely feedback ;-)
      Definitely hoping we'll meet some day and yes, you'll surely get to eat something that I cook up!! Take care.

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  15. Awesome presentations.I love all your recipies and photos.what's your secret behind this gr8 energy.......

    Happy to say I became a good fan of u.
    Good Luck
    love,
    Riya

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    1. Hey Riya,

      Thank you dear for the awesome feedback...I'm blushing here :-)
      There's no secret...just doing what I love!

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  16. Awesome ideas & neat presentations.I became a good fan of you.What's the secret behind your energy.Its amazing!!!!
    Good Luck:)
    Love
    Riya


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  17. hello manju nice to meet you here.. nice recipes collections, keep up the hardwork...

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    1. Thank you Abraham. Thanks a ot for stopping by. Love your bog as well.

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  18. Hii manju...nice recipe collection...nd u look very lovely...;) keep going...

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  19. I am a S/W professional who is away from family for an assignment.
    While searching for a chicken fry reciepe ,came across this site.
    Thank you so much for this effort and an incredibly simple reciepe.
    Helps part time bachelors like me. I will try this tonight.
    - Manoj

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    1. Thank you for the feedback and I hope you liked it.

      -manju

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  20. Hey Manju! Your blog is wonderful! What a fun resource for weekend cooking activities!
    It was great meeting you all tonight, sorry the rain cut us off so quickly. Hopefully we can get together soon so Manav, Lucy and Kai can play :)

    -Lindsay, Mark and Kai (8613)

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    1. Hi Lindsay,
      So glad you stopped by the blog and very happy to meet you all today. Yes, we will definitely catch up soon.

      -Manju

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  21. Hi Manju... Nice meeting u..... U have a wonderful blog... I saw ur sons 2nd bday cake... It was awesome... I am ur follower... Will be glad if u follow me back..

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