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By. B. Shrestha [November 2009]

"Spice and Rice" is work of blogger who like to call herself Mallu Recipes or MR. MR is a pharmacist by profession living in the United States. MR is happily married and has two lovely kids. MR loves to cook and entertain family and friends. 


Spice and Rice
Question & Answers

[Food-india] What's your cooking philosophy?
[MR] Cooking for me is a great outlet, where I can blend simple ingredients into something delicious and healthy. It is also a place where the whole family comes together around warmth of the kitchen.

[Food-india] How did you get started blogging about Indian food? 
[MR] I used to read a lot of blogs and started to identify with them. I  also wanted to share some of my recipes  and this led to me starting the blog.

What do you hope people get out of your blog posts? 
[MR] The biggest reason for me to blog is to start a collection of dishes that I have eaten, cooked or seen. I hope down the line, my kids could use them as reference.  I wish that my older generation had some written account of recipes like blogs today to keep those older  recipes alive.


[Food-india] How did you learn cooking?
[MR] Since childhood was always attracted to cooking. I learnt cooking from anyone and everyone who had a passion for cooking,  specifically my dad.

[Food-india] Who are some of your favorite food blogs and websites?
Indian Potpourri - great recipes but not very active 
Zaiqa - very good Mughlai recipes
Spicy Chilly - great south Indian dishes
Adhi Potoba |Profile| |Site| - love his stories

[Food-india] What is your favorite Indian meal?
[MR] Oh! The list is endless. Usually it is a good Biryani or Idli Sambar does the trick. So far I have been successful at cooking  most of the Indian dishes 

[Food-india] What are other types foods you like?
[MR] I love Thai food and Italian food as well. 

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