Wednesday, December 12, 2007

About me

I am Lavanya. just call me Lavi. I stay in chennai with my hubby & my sweet naughty 5 year old son. My native is Pondicherry, the most beautifull and the smallest compact city. I hail from a Agriculture family. i am a Telugu girl brought up in Tamil Nadu and in Pondicherry. Though we call our self vegetarians, we eat eggs;) so I am a Eggetarian!

How I  Started my blog?

My foray into cooking had started when i was in my college. i love to cook bread upma, idli upma, maggi noodles(customized for my brother) and pizza. My brother loves to eat, whatever i cook for him. so it used to be fun, trying pani puri & different snacks for him when he comes back from school. After marriage, the cooking experience i had before did not help me. slowly i started to learn right from sambhar. i believe a good eater can be a good cook. i am definitely a good eater.

I have been blessed to watch my great grand mother, my avva's cooking and being in my grand mother's kitchen helping her make badam halwa, seedai and eating my mom's delicious food.  

                                                             Badam halwa
So when my son born in 2007, i was out of kitchen for 6 months, leaving it to my cook. after 6 months i had to cook. i was craving for ennai kathrikkai kuzhambu, and googled for it, landed on Mahanandi blog, tried the recipe and loved it. later i explored the blog and found many other food blogs, instantly i started one by giving a name " Home Cook Receipes". From then its a wonderful blog journey. i recently got my own domain and now my blog is "Home Cooks Recipe". 

                                                                 Kaju sweets
Experience in blogging:

The blog was started to share what i knew, slowly i started to learn and try new recipes across states and countries to blog. when i get comments from those who tried and liked my recipe, i feel happy & more responsible. now i am taking much care in writing the recipe and the measurements. Blogging also helped me to come out of my depression, post partum blues. Friends i made with my blog are so kind and they are very much supportive to me. 

                                                        Ennai Kathrikkai Kuzhambu

I developed my interest in food photography and i go mad in trying  to click decent pictures. Blogging have completely changed me in one aspect. i am person with very less interest in shopping. but after starting blogging, i became the exact opposite. my hubby comments like this, "You may cross 7 oceans and go to the corner of the world, if you need any props for your blog". yes its true!  I like myself to get involved here and forget my worries and share good food for you all..

My Favorite Three - Hubby, Son and Sun.

How to contact or to stay in touch: 

You can mail me at and stay in touch via my Facebook and at Google+ to get the updates. 


I will keep updating this page, as i progress in my blog. Thank you for taking time to read about me.


  1. u look so sweet simple n pretty...
    nice blog..

  2. hey lavi..u had such a nice interest to create the blog..tomorrow i m gonna try ur sweet potato poriyal...will let u know..

  3. Hi,
    You have a nice blog here and I tried your sweet potato poriyal it was yummy and my 2 year old son loved it.
    I am from Pondicherry and happy to see your blog.

    1. Hi Divya, Glad you and your kid liked! Iam Happy too, to hear from you from pondy!

  4. Hello Lavi !

    Bless you and this blog! I am just learning how to cook, as I will be getting married in a few months time, and chancing upon this site was a major help!!

    Thanks a ton and please keep posting! ^_^

    1. Happy for you! Wishing you Very Happy Married Life!! Thanks, sure will keep posting!

  5. Hey i got trapped to this blog, as i was searching for payasam recipe... i was enjoying the way the recipe was posted...
    Then i read about me and decided to visit ur blog again and again..
    Very simple and sweet blog... hats off ... enjoy blogging

    with love,

    1. Thank You Shavintri! You definetly motivate me now! Keep visiting!

  6. Great to know more about you Lavi... I've always wanted to visit Pondicherry... hopefully that will happen soon. Love all your recipes :)

    1. Laavanya, i always love your blog! have tried many recipes from yours! Thanks!

  7. Its good to know about you:) your recipe collection is really good!!

  8. your food photography is very good... keep it up

  9. Hey lavi ur blog is fabulous,I m a maharashtrian married to tamilian ;) so use to always google Tamil recipes,but now since I found u,my life is so easy,thanks a ton dear,n by d way me too from our madarasapattinam :p

  10. All the recipes are very nice just today i got a chance to look it into your site.I am gonna try few of your recipes and let you know
    the comments.What is the beauty here is all the ingredients and cooking method is very simple and easy to cook.That is the main attraction.All the best.


  11. Hi Lavi,

    Great to know your story and am so impressed with your cooking and added you in my gtalk (mailfigsandolives at gmail dot com) :-) hoping to get a great friend.... Lovely blog and wishing you all the best.

    Cook like Priya

  12. hello Lavanya... this is Ranjana from bangalore Do u have suggestion for kids food.. i have 2 yr Old daughter.. she doesnt like food.. i ahve to feed her all the time.. i want to her to eat by herself,

  13. Lavi nice to know you and I have come first time to your blog I really loved your cashew roll recipe which I am gonna soon try and upload on my blog of course giving you full credit ..... god bless and lovely blog take care

  14. Good to know about you Lavi and your family. First time on your blog and jump to about page to know about you. I am settled in UK and run my food blog from past 6 months. Love to be one of your reader and friend. :)

  15. hai lavi... this is vidya, am a college student.. you've created such a lovely blog, with a whole lot of sumptuous recipes. keep up the good job. and i love ur motto, "a good eater can be a good cook", i totally agree with that coz i myself am a good eater, and i love to experiment in cooking..

  16. This is the first time I looked at your blog and it is awesome. You have explained everything in such a simple way. Thank you and keep up the good work

  17. Discoverd one other excellent blog..nice to know about you lavanya...exploring all ur recipes now:)

  18. I have been searching for hours and I haven’t found such awesome work.
    cooking recipe

  19. U look simple
    But ur dishes are too good n fresh

  20. I really enjoy while I read your blogs and articles. cookware

  21. Hi,

    You have such a wonderful blog.. Am gonna try mushroom gravy tomorrow morning.. will try and let you know how it was..

  22. There is good collection of the articles with informative stuff. one touch can opener

  23. Very very usefull blog. My wife asked me how to cook tandoori idli, because when we go hotels, my wife and my kids prefer tandoori idli. I told my wife to prepare today. Mean while we searched in net and found in your your blog. We prepared accordingly. The tandoori idli is very taste. thanks for your tips.

  24. hi lavi, like u i too started cooking post marriage (the actual cooking) thanks to all the cooking blogs and tips from my mom...
    was searching for vazthu kulambu and vendaika kulambu
    thts how i landed at ur site :)
    ur recipes are simply awesome esp the photos are superb...
    keep cooking
    keep sharing with us :)

    Reena Sujai

  25. Love your blog Lavi and the pictures....i am a big fan of your blog and your story really tells the fact that simple thoughts can actually get big you go with a big fan list and lip smacking recipes. Padma


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