Gone are the days when traditional cooking was portrayed as the highly specialised area of expertise. With the evocative writing skills of the recipes, easy to follow steps and clear photographs, these food bloggers have simplified the art of traditional cooking. The efforts of these bloggers in popularising the traditional South Indian Cuisine and making a mark on Global food map certainly deserves applause. These bloggers have painstakingly chronicled and deconstructed the traditional South Indian recipes to make it easier even for newbies to follow.
Further, the recipes are augmented with tantalising photographs and peppered with hilarious anecdotes, cultural bites, tips, and tricks, thus completing a blissful culinary journey. Handpicking the top 10 South Indian Culinary bloggers from a plethora of South Indian food blogs is a daunting task, and we are glad that we are able to make it. All these bloggers deserve equal credit and hence isolating them based on any criteria based ranking does not justify their efforts. So, we have arranged these Top 10 South Indian bloggers alphabetically.
Asiya Subhani ’s blog “Yummy Indian Kitchen” is all about everyday Indian recipes including vegetarian, non-vegetarian, snacks, desserts, soups, rice delicacies with focus on South Indian Cuisine especially Hyderabad. Her motto is to use her blog as a platform to revive the traditional losing touch on Indian cooking and also to globalise the Indian cuisine. Asiya adds her twist to the recipes, which further enhances the taste.
South Indian recipes are the main focus of the blog Babi’s Recipes, where you will find a wealth of information for creating a variety of foods especially vegetarian, non-vegetarian recipes and also baking. The author of the blog Babitha Costa offers colourful photos of the recipes offering a cheerful culinary experience. Further, the experience is amplified by a well-organised recipe list which makes it easy to find exactly what we are looking for! Her blog also possesses entire sections devoted to Oats and Millets recipes for a healthy lifestyle.
Deepa Murali is the proud owner of the blog “Madraasi”. She hails from Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, and started cooking only after marriage. A full-time blogger, recipe developer, social media influencer, she also takes cooking classes for kids. She loves to explore things related to food and tries out different recipes with seasonal produce by using basic ingredients in the kitchen. Also, Deepa offers reviews on food, travel, home, and kitchen appliances.
Divya Jany originally hails from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu; she currently resides in the Australia. Her blog “Happy’s Cook” features both South Indian and North Indian dishes and also some baking recipes. Her blog is dedicated to inspiring non-cooks to take up the art of cooking. Divya’s food chronicles capture her love for delicious and scrumptious dishes. She utilises her personal space on the blog to publish her favourite and best recipes with pictures and descriptions.
Durai Malarvizhi’s “Kurinji Kathambam” features a unique collection of modern-traditional Indian recipes and in particular Tamilian recipes. Reimagining Traditional Tamilian food in today’s world is the theme of her blog. Apart from traditional South Indian recipes, she occasionally ventures into North Indian and western cuisines. In a nutshell, her blog is all about Cooking, Crafts and Kollam.
The owner of the food blog “Cook Book Jaleela”, Jaleela Kamal hails from South Indian city, Chennai and now resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With 30 years of experience behind her, she is an expert in baby food, kids delight, Arabic food, bachelors easy cooking and traditional recipes. She also runs other Tamil blog dubbed “Samaiyalattakaasam“ is filled with countless recipes. Jaleela satisfied her entrepreneurial urge by establishing her own business “Chennai Plaza” in Chennai. It is a one-stop destination for all the modern and traditional hijab products.
Nagalakshmi Viswanathan originally hails from Kottayam in Kerala and well acquainted with various places like Hyderabad (India), Sydney (Australia), and now finally settled in Singapore. Her blog “Edible Garden” features easy to make recipes, paneer recipes and mostly Indian – inspired eggless bakes. Her blog is a repository of information cracking the hacks and tricks of food photography. Nagalakshmi’s style of writing and her foolproof recipes makes her blog a worthy visit.
Saigeetha is the brain and brawn behind the blog “Geeth’s Dawath”. Born and brought up in Mangalore, Karnataka, she offers traditional Mangalorean dishes on her blog. Apart from it, you can also explore vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes and even seafood preparations. She loves experimenting and casts her spin on recipes. Saigeetha also has a huge collection of hand-written recipes and loves to gather kitchen gadgets, crockeries and their likes.
If you want to explore traditional Kerala cuisines, then pay a visit to Shalini’s blog “Something’s Cooking”. A true blue Malayalee, her blog focuses on heirloom Kerala recipes from Thorans to Ishtews to Malabar Biriyani. Her husband is a soldier by profession, and she constantly hovers around various parts of the country. It facilitated her to get to acquaint with various regional cuisines. Shalini is also a product/Restaurant reviewer, and wannabe world traveller.
Smitha Ravichandra is a software professional turned food blogger and creative brain behind the blog “The Karavali Wok”. She hails from Mangalore, Karnataka and hence dedicates a major portion of her blog to less explored traditional Mangalorean recipes. The blog “The Karavali Wok” is home to middle eastern recipes, decadent bakes, everyday recipes, and more. All her recipes are tasty and delicious and can be whipped up easily in the kitchen.
These blogs have been chosen based on the following criteria –
: Presentation & Styling skills for recipes.
: Bonusapp’s editorial team and expert review.
: Quality and frequency of Blogger’s recipe blog posts.
: Influence and popularity on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.