Hello world!

Welcome to Vanitha Recipes.  The recipes found here are all recipes translated from vanitha magazine published from Kerala, a southern Indian state. Vanitha is a popular women’s magazine sought after by men and women alike.  A number of recipes appear in this magazine but those who cannot read malayalam find it difficult to refer it.  Hence, an attempt is being made to translate the recipe sections into english.

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My passion

Jotting down recipes was a passion since my childhood days. I used to watch my mother collect recipes from books and telling us that she will give us these recipes when we are married of. Anyway, she forgot all about it but I started following her footsteps. I started buying recipe books. Going to the library became a routine. I used to go and search for cooking books and look at all the wonderful colours food can offer us.

The only hurdle for me during my childhood days in reading these recipes was that they were all in malayalam. Being brought up outside kerala, malayalam was not my strong point. This hurdle fell off to some extent when my grandpa started teaching me malayalam alphabets whenever I went to kerala to visit him. Gradually, I started joining the letters together and started reading.

Everytime I go back to India, my mother keeps all the vanitha magazines for me to take the recipe section back to South Africa. While going through these sections, I thought of those people like my daughter who does not know to read malayalam but would like to try these recipes. So, here comes the motivation for my blog. I tried to contact malaya manorama for permission but did not get any reply. All the recipes in this blog are the recipes from different issues of vanitha magazines. I hope this blog would help those who have a passion for cooking.