My name is Rajani and I am settled in Chennai, India for the past 11 years. I am from Trivandrum, Kerala.

I love food, trying out different recipes, taking pictures of food and writing simple things. So I decided to put it all together and start a food blog.

My husband Harish is a willing guinea pig to all my cooking trials. My 4 1/2 6 1/2-year-old son, Shreyas (aka kiddo), is a tougher nut to crack. He doesn’t warm up to experimental food very fast. So a small pot of plain rice and a cup of yogurt will always be there in the kitchen, as a back up.

We are vegetarians and the food here will be vegetarian too, mostly (but not just limited to) South Indian. I try my level best to cut short the tedious parts of cooking (well, I admit it – I AM lazy), so some of the recipes have an easier (mostly Microwave) version too. 

You can contact me @ mykitchentrials[at]gmail[dot]com

Hope you will enjoy reading it!

18 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Rajani glad to stop by your blog you has a amazing blog, really excited to go through, dish are so delicious, Have a blessed day ahead :)


  2. ഹായ് രജനി,
    ഞാനും കേരളത്തിൽ നിന്നാണെ ;) ആദ്യമായിട്ടാണ് ഞാൻ ഇവിടെ എത്തുന്നത്. രജനിയുടെ അടുക്കളയും, ഫോട്ടോകളും എല്ലാം വളരെ നന്നായിട്ടുണ്ട്. അനുമോദനങ്ങൾ. ബ്ലോഗ്‌ തുടങ്ങാൻ പ്രേരിപ്പിച്ച ഹസ്ബന്ടിനും.

    തുടർന്നും നല്ല നല്ല വിഭവങ്ങൾ പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കുന്നു.

    – അഖീൽ


  3. Hi Rajani, i stumbled upon your blog and found some really wonderful Kerala recipes :) Being a keralite myself and settled down in Chennai now, i love reading through your blog. And i am definitely going to spend some considerable time here in your space :) Love your blog!! See you around…


  4. Hi Rajini, stumbled by chance upon your lovely blog. You have exceptional easy recipes here, I am still in the process of exploring. For vegetarians this is a great site! Happy Blogging.


  5. Dear Rajani,
    Greetings from Paris,France!
    I am so happy to read your wonderful blog especially because you are so chatty..It is heaven for me to learn the small details of your wonderful culture perhaps, for me, even more delicious than making and eating your wonderful offerings….though this is a BIG debate!!
    Here in Paris we have a large community from Sri Lanka…I can buy everything there at the big “cash and carry”…it is my favorite haunt!..aside from all the wonderful mouthwatering blogs like yours!!
    So I thank you very much for your effort I look forward to reading you!
    I send a BIG Kiss from Paris to you and all your readers!,


  6. Hi Rajani,

    I belong to the Business team here at Sify.com, which is one of the Top 5 portals in India.
    We are currently looking at sourcing recipes for our Food Channel (Ref: http://www.bawarchi.com).Just wondering if you would be interested in providing some of your recipes & images to us. We have some interesting propositions for you.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.



  7. Rajani, Harish directed me to your blog. Its wonderful and pictures are so beautiful. Very creative , simple and eye catching … I loved that owl cupcakes .. will try it this tiome for my son’s birthday !! keep it up … will visit frequently to get ideas … :-).


  8. I visit every day not for the food served here but for the talk. You have an amazing sense of humor in your writing.
    It’s a great talent to be able to write so well…..divya.


  9. Hi Rajani, Awesome… I did not realize you had a blog.. keep cooking and posting… I will try your recipes… Any ideas for kids lunch :-)
    ~ Sangeetha


  10. dear rajani…it was great reading through your blog though i am not much of a cook – however it was interesting to see your image of a kitchen in DaksinaChitra and corresponding content – especially since i design the DakshinaChitra newsletter – i am hoping to feature your post. Do send me your email id or phone number to rhodalex@gmail.com. Would love to get in touch with you.


  11. I love your blog – the food looks so good! You did a good job on the Daring Bakers challenge, too! Like me, maybe you are more accustomed to cooking than baking :) We will learn!


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