Hi! I am Chhavi .Thank You so much for stopping by.
I am a Mommy to a small little boy, an unapologetic foodie, self taught and self proclaimed Cook & Food Photographer.
Welcome to yellowthyme – my little culinary corner ,where I share some old,some new, little wacky, at times decadent and mostly healthy recipes.
My Love for Food
As with any love..my love for food was slow and sweet…I come from a spartan vegetarian family..I ate dal, sabzi and parathas for the first 16 years of my life..Mostly vegan, except for the 2 large steel glasses of milk..After which college happened…My then boyfriend now husband happened and suddenly my world exploded with possibilities.I owe my love for food to him.He is the one who introduced me to my first lasagna,my first authentic Chinese experience,who showed me the world beyond Dal Roti.
My world truly exploded after college but I really found myself after we moved in together and I had a kitchen of my own.The more I cooked the more obsessed I became.
I can conjure up reasons to have party at my house just so I can cook a large spread.On a bad day,couple of undisturbed hours in the kitchen and some chocolate can cure-all my blues.
What you will find on my Food blog
I love experimenting with new foods and cuisines.I love visiting a well stocked grocery store.I could spend hours and hours exploring there.In fact my sole purpose of travelling is to sample the food of the area.
Though, It’s has been my recent endeavour to make, research, discover and share Healthy(or healthy able) Indian foods and recipes on the blog.There are a lot of Indian ingredients which are very rich sources of nutrients that are getting lost because of the aggressive marketing and capitalistic farming.
You will find a lot of Indian dishes – authentic curries and preparations which can be made close to our true recipes with substitutions so you can make them easily in the confines of your house.
As we are getting older, I have realised the need to eat healthier, not necessarily low calorie but high nutrient food.I have consciously tried to include more millets, vegetables and protein to our diet but that doesn’t mean we don’t indulge, we do…but I make the elaborate decadent desserts only when I know I will have a lot of people over and I won’t be the only one polishing off the food.(because if there is cake I will eat it.)
Do leave a comment or send me a mail if you have any suggestions or want me to make something specific or you simply want to chat!
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Here are some of my latest Favourite recipes!