About Me


Welcome to www.saltandtamarind.com

Hi.., I am  Bhagyalekshmi, 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, Laila and my grand mother, Prabha Vishwambharan, 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 offers such a variety in no time. I love Kerala cuisine to the most and food at home by my mother stays on top of everything..