Saturday, July 23, 2011

I love your Blog - Aparna's My Diverse Kitchen

There was a time when I hopped on to the internet and searched..and searched..and kept searching for easy cake recipes.That was the time when I was still taking baby steps in blogging and had got myself an oven.Armed with a few trusted recipes,I kept searching for easy baking recipes I could try out in my kitchen.'Quick Blender Cake' sounded quick and easy and try-able.I wrote down the recipe in my cookbook and decided to try it out.

To this day I haven't tried the recipe.Nothing wrong with the recipe,far from it.I was hooked to the blog and the other recipes in it and kept bookmarking one recipes after the other and the first recipe went down further in the long list.Here's one among my immediately-try list-

One-Bowl Vanilla Yellow Cake

Yes,I am talking about Aparna's My Diverse Kitchen.One look at her blog and you'll get mesmerized with the pictures she takes and her way of writing.In fact,once I openly admitted to her that someday,I'd love to take pictures like she does--simple,no-nonsense,precise and clear.In this post,the prep pictures look so pretty,don't you think?

Eggless Spiced Cranberry & Chocolate Bread Pudding with a Lime-Vanilla Sauce

Aparna started the blog to feature Palakkad Iyer cuisine,but as the name of her blog states,it is much more than that.Her repertoire of recipes include Kerala specialties,Palakkad Cuisine,North Indian fare and much more.She bakes extensively and even says people mistake her blog to be a baking blog!!No wonder!!She has a knack of turning baking recipes into eggless ones as she is not very fond of eggy smells in her bakes.Like this one-

Figolli-Eggless Version

Every post of her's comes with a detailed history about the recipe,the ingredients used the method of cooking etc.Just goes on to show how much time and effort she puts in every single post.Here's an example,where she has made Rasgulla from scratch!

Rasgulla & Rasmalai

As much as she loves trying out different cuisines,she says she's a South Indian by heart and like every Southie she loves pickles and dedicated one entire day to try out pickles from different cuisines.There's Avakkai,Stuffed Chilli Pickle,Lime pickle and many more and she makes it all look so easy!Check out this post and you'll know how!

Pickle Mania:)

As she says,her recipes are a good mix of traditional Iyer cuisine as well as International fare.Either ways,the recipes are well-researched and tried out.Like this Nombu adai which is typical festival fare.

Kaaradayain Nombu Adai

I have tried out many a recipes from her blog.All have come out well though please do not compare the picture quality:)

Coffee and Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies

Paneer/Ricotta Cheese Pound Cake

Onion and Paneer Calzone

Dates and Nut Bundt Cake

One-Bowl Cocoa Brownies

&last but not the least

Eggless Custard Powder Snack Cake

Looking forward to trying many more recipes from Aparna's Diverse Kitchen!!

*All pictures published with the bloggers permission.


  1. You are so right Divya. I too had written down the paneer pound cake recipe which I did make like I told you but vanished before it could be clicked. i had bookmarked the custard cake from her blog but yet to make. Aparna has got such a wonderful blog.

  2. Oh yes!I too am hooked on to her blog. Have tried quite a few recipes from 'My Diverse Kitchen' as well.Nice post Divya :)

  3. I have so many recipes bookmarked from her and yours blog too.. I love both the blogs.. someday I hope to make it to all the recipes that are bookmarked

  4. Good one Divya... I had bookmarked a number of recipes and they are still remaining in my bookmarks.. Long way to go..

  5. I have to agree, I love her blog too. Got few bookmarked recipes :)

    Love your pictures :)

  6. I like her blog even before I stared working on my blog. Tried so 5-6 dishes from her blog. Love your pics too

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Really Divya, I agree with you. I have bookmarked some recipes from her blog.

  8. i love her blog too. tried out the coffee shortbread and vanilla cake...both of them were wonderful


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