About Me

About Me

Welcome to www.saltandtamarind.com

Hi.., thank you for stopping  by,I am  Bhagyalekshmi (from Kerala,India), mother of two cute boys and a full time home maker, turned food blogger, turned food photographer. I’m seriously passionately, inexplicably in love with food and I just like being in the kitchen doing my thing.

I grew up in a culture where food brought families together.While growing up to watch my mother and my grand mother cooking made me exiting to be in the kitchen . My grandma was a connoisseur of all things in her own cuisine. My mother’s organizing skills in the kitchen is something which I was always fascinated about.

Food is everything to me. I believe we should know why we eat what we eat and it’s nutritive values.

Food is more than just a meal to me, I am quite fascinated about the history of every food item. I spend most of the time learning the story behind every recipe, uniqueness of each ingredient and the cultural importance of every cuisine.

I enjoy traveling, photography and eating fresh street food-street food, which offers such a variety in no time. I love Kerala cuisine to the most and but, food at home cooked by my mother stays on top of everything…. enough about me I guess, let take you through the saltandtamarind story.


Being married to a hotelier and a big time foodie, I landed up being in the kitchen more than I thought I should be and enjoyed every moment of it. I have been trying out myriad of new tastes and flavors, and we have finally decided to share it with everyone. Thus saltandtamarind was created. While deciding on the name for the website we did not have a second opinion, since we both like the magical presence of salt and tamarind in any dish.( all my dearest Keralites will know what I am talking about- athe nammude,  uppum puliyum)

So folks, we cheer everyone to  GET INSPIRED & GET COOKING !

Thank you,