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I am Harini, the person behind cook click n devour and I am so glad you are here. I am an engineer by education and worked as a software professional. I live with my husband and daughter in Chennai, India.
Like most of the girls out there cooking eventually happened after marriage and I started with basic day to day recipes from Tamil and Tambram cuisine. I quit my job as software professional by choice after wedding and this blog was started as a hobby. I took keen interest in cooking and started to learn recipes and cooking tricks from various cuisines. I learned many traditional recipes from my mother, for recipes from world cuisine and baking I have a huge collection of cook books.
Cook click n devour, what I started as hobby to just record my recipes has now turned into something I love and wish to nurture everyday. Blogging has changed the way I cook. I used to cook basic south Indian meals every day before blogging and now I never miss a chance to try a new recipe in a restaurant or learn a new recipe from a friend. I never thought this blog would become so dear to me and I would love cooking and photography as I do now.
About cook click n devour: I am a vegetarian and so this blog features vegetarian recipes (no eggs, no gelatine). You will find a predominant collection of recipes from Tamil nadu and Tambram (Tamil brahmin ) that we cook on most of the days. Apart from that I also try recipes from various states and countries to feed my desire for cooking. I blog a recipe here if and only if we as a family are satisfied with the taste and outcome of the recipe. I mostly test all the recipes twice before blogging but there are exceptions of course. Most of the recipes are presented with step by step pictorial along with a printable recipe card. Since the migration from blogger to word press happened I am constantly working on tweaking the recipe format,pictures and more as per the time permits.
This blog features many recipes for toddlers and kids, these are mostly as per request from my readers and so are egg less baking recipes. Baking is something I recently developed a passion for and I mostly try basic cakes,snacks and cookies. So even if you are a novice cook you can try the baking recipes here.
Apart from these, you will find a good amount of vegan recipes in the blog. Though not a vegan, most of the south Indian recipes like kuzhambu, vegetable stir fry are naturally vegan (even if there is ghee in the recipe, you can easily avoid, sweets are an exception). I also try to add a vegan option in whichever recipe possible, this is also again done on reader’s requests.
The recipes featured here are mildly spiced, use natural ingredients and stay away from artificial colors and flavors as far as possible. Now if you are new visitor please start from the vast recipe index with more than 500 recipes and I hope you keep visiting often.
About photography: I am novice in food photography,learning everyday and the learning curve is being very steep here. I love to experiment with food styling, photography and I hope to do better than what I am doing now. I use nikon dslr for my food photos.
About comment,recipe requests and feedback: I honor your comments and suggestions, even criticism as long as they are helpful to improve, productive and dignified. If you tried a recipe from this blog but not satisfied with the outcome, do share it with me so that we all can know, learn and rectify the mistakes. If you are blatantly trying to be disrespectful, mean, rude or spammy the comment will not be approved at all. I encourage and invite recipe requests, do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (cookclickndevourATgmailDOTcom) with any queries, requests for new recipes and anything related to cooking and recipes. I do NOT exchange links or accept comments with explicit back links.
Content and copyright: All the recipes blogged here are tried, tested and photographed by me. Even the recipes I have referred elsewhere is written in my own words along with due credit to the original source. I request you not to republish the content or pictures as your own and it is a violation too. If you have tried a recipe or want to use my food photos, please do so with a proper link back. Write to me if you have any concerns.
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