March 13, 2008

A plug for me...

I recently worked on a cover story for Khabar, a monthly Indian-American magazine published from Atlanta.

Titled The Call of the Kitchen, the article includes interviews with cookbook authors like Suvir Saran, Ammini Ramachandran, Niloufer King, Monica Bhide, Pushpa Bhargava and our own foodie bloggers like Nupur of One Hot Stove and Indira of Mahanandi.

Here is the introduction:

Bunches of cilantro, coconut aviyal, whole heads of garlic, shrimp balchao bruschettas, handfuls of aromatics sizzling in the pan, dals, chaat, cloves, chilies, saffron, and eggplant bhartas. These multiflavored, multihued words provide just a glimpse into the world of Indian cookbooks and blogs, which generate wide interest and often feature traditional and innovative cuisines from various parts of India. Sure, with innumerable blogs and about 6,000 cookbooks published every year, it’s difficult to focus on all that’s out there, but certain titles do stand out from the crowd. Not only do they do a great job of highlighting India’s regional cuisines, they’re also gradually introducing mainstream Americans to the convenience of cooking Indian food in their households.

Read the entire article here.


  1. WOW! Good for you. That mag really looks great. I used get a free mag(forgot what it's called) from Atlanta too and then they stopped sending. Will read the full article.

  2. Hey Mandira, I read Khabar all the time. Its here in all the Indian restaurants and stores for free...will check it out! :)

  3. Read the full article.
    Well here too in Belgium the regional cooking is not popular.
    I think if we go to a indian restraunt they have the typical N.Indian fair etc....

  4. Fantastic article Mandira, but I know how write well ;-)

    BTW: Thanks for the mention!

  5. good going Mandira
    a very well written article ..
    mithe bolbo naa je aami poro ta porechi ,hain joto ta porechi ,aamar bhalo legeche..
    great ..
    hugs and smiles

  6. very well said, mandira.

  7. Very well written, Mandira! ...and some of those blogs mentioned are just fabulous!

  8. Well written Mandira!Great going. Hope you keep writing more articles like this

  9. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Great going Mandira. It was an interesting read.

  10. Mandira, that was a beautifully written article,(yes, I've have gone through all of it)

    ...and thanks for the mention :-)

  11. What a great article, good job! And how fun seeing so many of my blogging friends mentioned!

  12. Very well written article with mention of terrific bloggers and authors.

  13. It was a great read, Mandira! Very well written!

  14. Mandira, I am so glad to see you have kept up your writing (you do it so well!). Congrats on the article - you got to interview some great cooks there and it was interesting to read Ichaporia and Ammini's initial experiences in the U.S. You go girl!

  15. Wonderful article it was mandira...well documented and related...great job!

  16. Anonymous9:40 AM


    I have been following your food
    blog for a while now as a silent
    reader but have not commented
    until now..all I can say is
    "WOW your recipes look great",
    and I want to cook them all :-)

    I would like to get to know
    you more, with your talent
    for cooking then your going to
    be a great friend to have.

    Feel free to join our cooking
    forum, you are very welcome
    to join us.

    Jeenas food recipe forum

    You have such an amazing food
    blog that I am sure our other
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    Thanks from
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  17. that looks beautiful!good work!very nicely and poetically written mandira!

  18. Congratulations !!!! Great work and thanks for the link.

  19. Thank you Everyone for your comments. I greatly appreciate all the encouragement and appreciation. It means a lot to me.

    -- Mandira

  20. Lovely recipe, I enjoyed reading your article for Khabar.

  21. Hi Mandira, I know I'm late to the game here but I wanted to chime in with congratulations, and where can we read some more!? :)


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