Shital's-Kitchen: Get to know me!

Get to know me!


A Bombayite (born and brought up in Bombay/Mumbai, India), who as a child, loved to cook with a little kitchen game set. My passion for cooking grew as I helped my mom in kitchen making chapati dough, chopping veggies, making salads and milkshakes. Cooking and entertaining friends is an inspiration from my mom who is a great host!

Another important person to boost my passion and whom I grew up with is my sister. My best friend and a great critic of the food I cooked! She would inspire me and shop veggies so that I could try to create some new recipe in the kitchen. She would stand besides me, while I would cook and talk about my cooking (pretending to have my cooking show). And yes, cannot forget, a clean freak who would clean up after my cooking! Love you sis! She is the one who created this Blog, motivating me to write, and now I am loving it!

Writing about me would be incomplete without my darling hubby.  He not only lets me experiment in kitchen, but is always a part of my experiment. He calls himself me sous chef and he enjoys cooking and eating too.  He critically analysis my cooking and doesn’t give up till I acquire the right taste or texture in the dish.  :)

My cooking and food is inspired by the place I grew up. Simple, quick, easy and fun cooking! I do love to try recipes from the other parts of the world and not just India.  I do not own a fancy professional camera (hint for my dear hubby). So, all my food pictures are as simple as they would be, made at home. Love clicking and uploading step-by-step pictures of all my recipes to make my writing more interesting and fun for you and me!

I am a Science teacher by profession. And, I do like to take my passion to my classroom. Love to talk about food science and teach kids how to make yogurt and cottage cheese and make food and science more fun.  Kids enjoy cooking and they develop love for food they make. I feel it also inculcates good practice for fresh food and nutrition.

When I am not cooking, I like painting terracotta pots and diyas, doing tie dye and learning some new craft.

I enjoy reading feedbacks and comments. If you have any question or comment, do write one. I check my comments often and reply soon. You can just say 'Hi' or even introduce yourself. Would love to know you too.

Like Shital's Kitchen on facebook https://www.facebook.com/shitalskitchenlab Also, try out my recipes and share the pictures of your re-creations by using #shitalskitchen. Would love to see your pictures.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope to see you here often!

Meanwhile...
Happy Cooking! :)



28 comments:

  1. oh wow.. a whole paragraph for me.. :D i am so happy to be a part of this :)
    but seriously you are a great cook.. how ever tired you would be, you were always ready to cook some thing when i asked you to (and the best part is that you would hardly eat any thing since you would be tired of looking at the food)

    Its all beacause of you i realized how much i like eating ..
    love u lots

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    1. You know how much I enjoy cooking and entertaining :) Of course, credit goes to you. :)

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    2. Deepal, your sister's blog is amazing! I am gonna try some recipes soon!

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    3. Deepal your sister's blog is the best and my goto place for any recipe.
      Shital, we love you..as a person who's tasted your food... its amazing and infact more yumm than the pics...cannot forget the sizzler taste:):)

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  2. Hello!

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  3. Very inspired after reading your blog. I plan to learn from your recipes. Your family is blessed and your parents raised a wonderful person!

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    1. Thank you so much for such a sweet comment!

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  4. Shital - amazing pics and recipes and lots of patience! Very motivating for folks like me! :)

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  5. Shital,I will just be repeating everyone has already said:)..Amazing blog,awesome recipes and beautiful description.I have tried quite a few recipes from your site and it has made cooking after coming home from work a joy and a breeze(and nutritious I may add) .
    Thanks so much for making this mom an awesome cook

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    1. Thank you so much! I am so glad to hear that :)

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  6. big thanks for all recipes and tried quite a few and result was amazing...

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  7. Last night I made your samosas, pav and baked vada pav and all turned out great! My husband gave me the ultimate compliment...that the pav tasted like it came from a bakery :0) Keep up the great work!!

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    1. :) I am so happy your husband liked it :) thanks a lot for trying it out.

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  8. I am so excited I found your blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. EVEN THOUGH I KNOW ALL OF THIS ALREADY, UR AWESOME! TAKE THAT COMMENT! :)

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  10. Keep the cooking up!!!

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  11. Hi Shital,

    I heard of you from one of my cousin. I wanted to check if you can upload the recipe of patti samosa, the one you get outside Santacruz Station (West). It would be awesome if you can.

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    1. i haven't tried patti samosa there...but would love to now that you are saying. I do have patti samosa recipe on my blog made with potatoes and peas and the other one that i am going to be uploading soon will be of cabbage and onions. I hope you like that.

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  12. Is 'sharmila' Mrs. Misra from Harker?

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  13. Great great site thank you for sharing. May I make a sincere suggestion? I know it might be tough to estimate based on people's cooking skill but can you give a time estimate on "prep" time and "cooking" time with each of your recipes? It would be helpful to ppl in my opinion. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful recipes.

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    1. Thank you so much! Sure...i will try to add the time too.

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  14. hii do you have receipes for 8 month old babies?

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  15. Hi Shital, I am so much impressed by your blog! Your recipes look very yummy and the pictures are so tempting!!! I am an amateur at blogging and cooking and after going through your blog, I feel so much energized and motivated. I am gonna try few of your recipes in the coming few weeks and will let you know how it turned out to be. Keep posting and keep inspiring!

    Thanks,
    Jaya

    Please do visit my blog at beingdhriti.blogspot.com and be my critic ;)

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