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A warm welcome to you from Indian Curry Trail.
Thanks for visiting this blog and taking the time to know about it. Indian Curry Trail is a food blog that has a majority of Indian and a few International Recipes. From easy everyday recipes to elaborated sweets and baking recipes are available at Indian Curry Trail.
About The Author
I am Uma Ramanujam (“Uma”) ~ the cook – photographer – content creator – site engineer – all in one 😊 – in short – the heart and soul that runs this culinary blog site.
Food & its flavors have always fascinated me. I started cooking as a novice to kill some time and also feed the hungry mouths of my siblings. So what started as a fun activity kindled my hidden passion for cooking, culinary styling, and photography and these were the origins behind Indian Curry Trail.
I hail from the southern part of Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of India. I love to highlight forgotten recipes steeped in tradition. The majority of the recipes I have cooked during the initial days of my blog are the ones I learned from my mom and grandmother who are great cooks.
The blog features recipes that are quite authentic to southern districts of Tamil Nadu like “black urad dal rice”, “ellu thogayal”, “whole wheat sweet pidi kozhukattai” and “yellow moongdal sundal”.
My father was a schoolteacher and also had a great love for the nature. He had a profound knowledge about the plants that were native to the region. Agriculture / Farming was his hobby. My entire family used to assist him on our farm during the weekend. This gave me an opportunity to learn the ABC’s of farming in my early days. The experience of working in a farm has given me the idea to post a couple of “farm to plate” recipes like “Balloon Vine Leaves Dosa (Mudakathan Keerai dosai)”, “Adament Creeper Chutney (Pirandai Thogayal)”
I strongly believe in the Tamil adage “உணவே மருந்து! மருந்தே உணவு”(Food is medicine and medicine is food). This led me to explore and post recipes like “Thoothuvalai Chutney” that have medicinal value. The site has a couple of herb-based dishes that are good for the body and soul.
I am a proud mother and worked in the Information Technology sector for a MNC close to a decade. I used to juggle between my work and my priorities at home. Figuring out what I can prepare for my kid everyday was the motivation behind the lunchbox series in my Instagram page. This became an instant hit and due to the high number of requests received, I’ve created a separate page for kid’s lunchbox ideas. You can find them at Indian Curry Trail_Lunchbox Instagram page.
Apart from food, I am crazy about Sari/Sarees and Rangolis. Beyond these, I am a next-door person who loves to travel, enjoy living life to its fullest, see new places and experience new cultures.
I also manage a Youtube channel where I post short and quick recipe videos. You can subscribe to my channel to get notifications about my recipes/updates.
About Indian Curry Trail
Indian Curry Trail was born out of my perennial love for cooking paired with a passion to highlight the rich & diverse recipes from the Indian subcontinent. Although the site is stacked with Indian recipes, you will also come across a few global recipes from my experiences abroad.
This blog suits both novices and the faithful. It treats you to a gamut of simple daily recipes that you can try without any fuss along with the ones that require elaborate preparation that would delight the culinary specialists.
I started my culinary journey under the name Uma’s Kitchen Experiments back in 2011. I was an amateur and I started posting a few traditional family recipes. Over time, the site evolved. I was active during the initial years, then took a break due to my family commitments.
I restarted my blogging activity in 2019 rechristening my blog as “Indian Curry Trail”. The Trail reflects the culinary journey I had pursued since 2011. Fast forward to now, the blog design is getting revamped to make it more appealing to the viewers. Each recipe content is getting new content/layout and some old recipes are getting updated with new photos. The update is a work in progress and the request the viewers for their patience.
All the recipes posted on my blog have been cooked from my end a couple of times before finding a mention in this blog. In this ocean of cooking, I am still learning new things and techniques every day and experimenting with new recipes in order to serve better for my readers. I am happy to accept or learn from feedback.
Mentions / References
Uma and her blog got a chance to get featured in media and other social blogs. Below are some.
- About Uma and her lunchbox series features in firstmomclub.
- Guest blogged at Firstmomclub – Read here about her guest blogging
- A feature at The New Indian Express.
- An interview at Indigrowkids.
Help Me to Reach more people
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I am not a dietician / professional chef / fitness or health trainer. All the recipes posted here are followed in my family almost on a daily basis and some foods categorized under “food as medicine” are learnt from my previous generations and family friends, some are practiced at my home before coming live in my blog. However, one is expected to follow the recipe according to their allergy conditions or consult a health professional before trying anything new. In the same way, the spice and salt level would differ from person to person. Please feel free to tweak it as per your taste buds.
The recipes and pictures posted on my blog site are copyrighted to my name unless otherwise mentioned. A lot of effort goes into curating a recipe, cooking, styling, photography/videography and post production work involved. So, if you want to use my pictures or recipes, please give due citations to my work. This would help independent content creators like me get the due recognition and bring more curated recipes to you. If you notice my recipes/photos being misused/ misrepresented, please bring it to my notice.
Thanks for spending your time. Keep visiting!!!