Hello ! My name is Arundhuti.
The cook, writer and photographer behind My Saffron Kitchen. Born and raised in the City of Joy, I’m still loving it here. I lead a life that revolves around my family and my passions. A sudden road trip, clicking random pictures, watching my daughter play with my dogs – are my little joys of life.
If you must know me, you should know – that – I love colours. I have a fetish for shoes. I only eat vanilla ice cream. My romantic heart melts every time it rains. I am a gadget freak and an excellent driver. I love the smell of new books. I love my life simple, yet large.
A B-School graduate but a homemaker by choice. My urge to spend every moment with my family never took me to the corporate world. Might sound strange but that’s the kind of choice a sailor’s wife is gladly inclined to make. My interest in food evolved because of my foodie husband, a Captain at sea, who, whenever is on shore, loves to hone his culinary skills. We are often found in the kitchen, cooking together!
Before my marriage, I never bothered to drag myself to the kitchen. However, now I take pleasure in cooking once in a while for my family. For me it is also an absolute way to de-stress myself. I still remember those frantic calls to my mother for recipes and cooking tips. Now after all these years, I can safely call myself a confident cook.
One evening in September 2008, in between casual glimpses at other food blogs, I landed up conceiving one of my own. This blog then eventually fuelled my passion for photography and I was introduced to the world of foodography.
The primary reason for starting this blog was to keep a track of all the recipes I have been collecting over these years, which means having my very own recipe journal. Storing my valuable recipes online not only gives me the advantage of easy access at anytime, it also lets me share good food with other food lovers like me.
Being a Bengali, I have mostly lived on Bengali cuisine. However, being married to a non-bengali who had and has the enjoyment of relishing almost every cuisine available in the world; I try to be experimental. So, here you will also come upon numerous recipes other than the conventional bengali ones.
A lot of the recipes that I share here, are either from my mother, other family members, relatives or friends. Some are adapted or inspired from my ever growing collection of cookbooks, and some from magazines or cookery shows, along with some which by all means are my own.
A LITTLE NOTE
All written contents and photographs on this blog are copyrighted to My Saffron Kitchen. You can use my recipes and photos, however under certain conditions. If you happen to choose to write about my recipe, you must link it back to the original post here. And if you choose to use my food photographs, you must take prior permission from me. Not doing so will be considered stealing, you see.
It takes a lot of time and effort to keep a blog updated and I can proudly say that the blog has evolved quite a bit since the time it was conceived. I try to be diligent and consistent when it comes to posting new recipes in my blog. Therefore, readers will come across new recipes frequently. However, this is not my full time job, hence I might sometimes take short breaks and get busy doing the other things I love to do.
Your comments are valuable as they are important feedback. While I appreciate all feedback, I would like readers to refrain from comments that are insults and personal attacks either to the author or fellow readers. Also, promotional comments will be promptly deleted.
I hope you have a great time browsing through my blog and trust you will relish recipes from My Saffron Kitchen as much as I do.