About Us

My world changed drastically after marriage when an unforeseen guest came in to my life. I didn’t know how to react to it as I had never met her in the last 5 years of my busy IT career life. It was very hard for me to digest this new “annoying” guest and I badly wanted to get rid of this idiotic lady. Eager to know who she is? ‘Leisure’ is  her name (please don’t ask me if leisure is feminine). It was then I rediscovered my passion for cooking and writing. It was more exciting when I found an interesting equation to do this – Cooking + Writing = Blogging . Though I was confident about my cooking skills I felt more encouraged when TH and our friends appreciated it. I felt enthralled that I  could satisfy the taste buds of people who came from different cultural background than mine. This is how my blogging journey began.

Little about ME:

I was born in Salem, a city popular for Mangoes and Silver Anklets and grew up in the multi-cultural suburb of Chennai. In the childhood days, I dreamt of becoming an Astronaut in NASA but somehow ended up maintaining Oracle Databases LOL.  So blogging is not my full time job. I do it for my all time passion for food and my latest obsession for Food Photography.

I live in the Garden State of America with my darling husband Vasanth. He works part time in my blog as the ‘Chief Quality Control Manager’. Otherwise you can see him controlling Mainframes, Composing Music and playing Badminton. His love and support keeps me going :)

Initially I was a picky eater and was so obsessed with my Mom’s food to an extent that I never ate outside. But times changed and I became more liberal in trying various cuisine which transformed me to a true foodie. Someday Sometime I want to attend a culinary school and open a restaurant serving home style food.

I know you might still have some questions in your mind. You can read this F.A.Q for details, if you don’t find the information you are looking for please feel free to drop me an email.

You are awesome!!! Thanks a bunch for leaving your valuable comment. It certainly makes me happy and helps me to learn and improve.


  1. Magesh says:

    Jukku santosh thumra web site see kinu.

    I am very happy to see your website. I am in US for some time away from my family. I have no other go than cooking my self.
    I was trying to find some simple chcken receipi. I remembered your website ‘sowrashtra kitchen’ and started browsing in.

    Your new web is very much improved and my mouth is watering seeing the pictures.

    Keep it up.


    • RV says:

      Thanks Magesh. I am so glad that you remembered this humble blog of mine. Wishing you the best during your stay in U.S. Hope you are able to enjoy the colorful Autumn and gorgeous Winter.

  2. Anupama Krishnamurthy says:

    I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. It is “delicious!” You and I share a very similar story as to how our our food tastes have evolved from being close minded and picky to enjoying it all.

    I hope to try some of your recipes soon. Thank you.


  3. estelle, mumbai says:


    i love ur blog, lovely pics, so kind of u to share ur knowledge on photography. there r so many bloggers out there who wud not want to part with thier secrets but den happy to cum across ur blog, actually very very happy…u made my day.

    kp up d good work!

  4. Ushnish Ghosh says:

    Dear Radhika
    Just landed here after reading your introduction at cool lassie. Hummm now I understand why Lassie is all praise for you..now let me start reading and cooking some of your great recipes…Have a nice weekend

  5. leesa says:

    Hi Radhika,
    It’s my first time to visit your blog, and it really help the step by step cooking. Your pictures are great and I hope you’ll continue blogging.

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