A food blogger is a food enthusiast who posts and shares his/ her knowledge of food in various aspects. Food blogs may be about food recipes, as well as the techniques for creative garnishing and food reviews. What makes food blogging popular is that a <strong>food blogger does not necessarily have to be an expert in the area. All you need is a little passion for food to blog about food. Remember, food is a basic human necessity and the first love for many a romantic. Most successful food bloggers have used a range of expressions while sharing their ideas of food, such as sharing pictures of delicious dishes and trying unique combinations.

Indian food bloggers have been keeping their traditional culinary skills up to date with evolving trends. And today, these food bloggers are taking the world by storm.

Indian cuisine has followers the world over and is celebrated by foodies across the globe. Thanks to some dedicated followers on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, Indian food blogging, especially in the domain of vegetarian recipes of India, has become widely recognized. Indian food bloggers like Sanjeev Kapoor, Tarla Dalal, made a choice long before food blogging was actually a thing and made cookery shows look stylish and trendy.

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Indian vegetarian recipes have gained immense popularity in the world, thanks to food bloggers. | Source: Katie Smith on Unsplash
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Nisha Madhulika

Nisha Madhulika has become a household name in the Indian culinary world in recent years. She has been breaking the frontiers of technology and food from her Noida home with her scrumptious recipes! Madhulika has a gargantuan number of followers on her YouTube channel, which she has been updating every morning with a fresh vegetarian recipe since May 16, 2011. Her first video blog or vlog was a DIY video on how to make rose water at home. The video received an overwhelming response and the interest generated by the video motivated Madhulika to explore further.

Madhulika's recipes are pure vegetarian, easy to make, with ready-made off-the-shelf ingredients. Her Youtube channel today is one of the most-watched food channels from India.

Nisha Madhulika started young, as a chef. A citizen of Delhi, Nisha was struggling with empty nest syndrome, when she discovered her ability to communicate with a larger audience through cooking Indian vegetarian recipes. In 2011, she launched a YouTube channel about food and recipes. Now, the channel receives over 18 million views every month. She has over 10 million followers on her YouTube channel and she has written hundreds of cooking recipes on her blog.

Awards and Recognitions

In 2014, she was the YouTube top chef, and in 2017 she won the award as the Top YouTube Cooking content creator in the Social Media Summit &amp; Awards 2017. Nisha has been featured in interviews in Lok Sabha TV, as a face of YouTube's #seesomethingnew drive in 2016. She also contributes to 'Project Druv', an initiative by Tata Trusts India, to bring internet content to villages of India. In 2016, she was named by Economictimes among "India's top 10 YouTube superstars". Nisha was also featured in Vodafone's 'Women of Pure Wonder' coffee table book in 2016. In 2020, she crossed 10 million followers on YouTube and received the Youtube diamond play button.

Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana

The most celebrated face of Indian cuisine, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is a chef extraordinaire. His list of achievements seems to keep growing constantly! He runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood,  he has hosted the very popular cookery show, Khana Khazana, on Indian television for more than 17 years, he is the author of 150+ best-selling cookbooks, restaurateur, and he is the winner of several culinary awards. Sanjeev Kapoor is the embodiment of his own dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and motivating women through the power of cooking to become self-sufficient.

Indian Cuisine which is the focal point is paired with and thereby enhanced by a comprehensive list of beverages and spirits such as cognacs, single malts, and wines.

The popular recipe portal, www.sanjeevkapoor.com, is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried and tested recipes, videos, articles, tips, and trivia, and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi. Khazana is Sanjeev Kapoor's personal food blog. It is a treasury of spices and flavors that helps its followers to create enriching culinary experiences!

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Archana's Kitchen

Archana Doshi is the founder of Archana's Kitchen, a blog that was launched in 2007, as a means to keep track of her and her family's recipes. Now, it has grown into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Archana is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Through her blog, she aims to <em>create and organize resources and empowers people with healthy food and eating habits using the best available products that will enable us to lead a healthy and fit lifestyle.

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Sanjeev Kapoor is the most famous of all Indian chefs. | Source: entrepreneur.com

The stated mission of the popular food blog is:

  • To focus on the people, create value, and make a difference.
  • To create a nation that is “fit and healthy"
  • To create awareness and empower every citizen of the world with resources on fitness and healthy eating
  • To collaborate with the best doctors, nutritionists, and food bloggers in an effort to empower the world with healthy food and fitness ideas

Archana is committed to creating valuable resources that can help bring about a healthy lifestyle change through food and fitness. She blogs about quality menu plans, recipes, and videos that focus on health, nutrition, and various ailments and medical needs. Her blogs are well-researched, aims to meet consumer needs, and promote healthy local foods.

Archana believes in the power of collaborations, which is why she brings in the best food bloggers, fitness experts, doctors, and nutritionists to help her create valuable content on food and fitness for a healthy lifestyle. She also collaborates with the best food brands to share high-quality products that will empower people with resources to cook and live healthily.

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The Secret Ingredient by Anshu Pande

A lawyer by profession and a foodie at heart, blogger Anshu Pande grew up in a family where good food was a top priority. Anshu spent her childhood watching her mother create mouthwatering dishes from their kitchen. It is here that she learned the secrets of Indian cuisine and was exposed to a plethora of ingredients. Anshu moved to Mexico which fueled her passion for baking and cooking.

Food blogging is a powerful online marketing and social media tool (share your stories on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook) for anyone wanting to show off their culinary skills.

Through her blog, Anshu explores recipes and techniques that she shares with her followers. The Secret Ingredient has been featured on multiple websites, including Foodista and MyTaste.com. It has also been included in the Feedspot’s list of the Top 100 Indian Food Blogs.

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Ria’s Collection by Ria Mathew

Ria’s Collection is a blog popular for its posts on delicious desserts, sweets, and savory baked goodies, such as cupcakes, cookies, pies, tarts, and quiches. Ria is an Indian food blogger who comes from a long line of home cooks. She spends a good amount of time discussing recipes with them whenever they meet.

A native of Kannur, Kerala, Ria started her food blog as a way to share her recipes with her cousins. This gave her the exposure that paved the way for opportunities as a dessert columnist at a Malayali magazine and a cooking instructor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Apart from desserts, Ria also specializes in easy, one-pot meals that she shares with her audience.

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Tarla Dalal put Indian vegetarian dishes on the world map. | Source: thequint.com

Tarla Dalal

No discussion on Indian cooking, especially vegetarian recipes can be complete without the mention of Padma Shree Tarla Dalal. She was an accomplished Indian food writer, a renowned host of cooking shows, and a chef. Dalal published her first book, The Pleasures of Vegetarian Cooking in 1974, and was rewarded with overnight success as the book sold over 1,500,000 copies. Thereafter, she became India’s No.1 Cookery Author with over 150 cooking books under her name.

Though she passed away in 2013, her food blog is still topping the charts with over 2.8 million visitors per month.

Tarla Dala was the popular host of 2 Indian TV cookery shows, The Tarla Dalal Show and Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal. Although she specialized in cooking Indian cuisine, particularly Gujarati, she is also credited with the introduction and popularity of foreign cuisines to Indian people.

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Awards and Honors

Tarla Dalal's YouTube channel still has a repository of over 1000+ videos and is going strong with a strong fan base. Moreover, her mobile app is a bestseller on Apple’s app store with millions of followers. Tarla Dalal was honored as the “Woman of the Year” by the Indian Merchant Chamber in 2007. For her contributions in the field of cooking, the Government of India awarded her the nation's highest civilian honor, the Padma Shree, in 2007. Tarla Dalal was also the first Indian woman to have been awarded a National award in this category.

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