Hello and Welcome to Sinfully Spicy. I am happy that you stopped by!
I am Tanvi, the spice lover behind this blog. I live in Las Vegas with my beautiful family.
After I moved to United States from India over a decade back, as an immigrant, I dearly missed home food. Within few months of moving here, I started re-creating my family recipes in my new kitchen. In the summer of 2010, I decided to properly document recipes and that is how Sinfully Spicy was born.
What You Will Find on Sinfully Spicy
You will find vegetarian and non vegetarian recipes from all over india with a deep focus on north indian cuisine. Most of the dishes on this blog are tied to beautiful memories of my childhood spent in my grandma’s & mom’s kitchen. I hope to inspire you and help you cook indian food in your kitchen.
You will learn how to make authentic punjabi style curries, mughlai recipes and delhi style street food along with homestyle indian dishes.
I am very fond of traditional indian cooking and preserving those timeless techniques is one of my goals through this blog. Even with a busy lifestyle, I try to find few slow days to work on a bit of laborious recipes like yakhni pulao or shami kebab and share it here.
At the same time, you will also find quick & effortless, semi homemade recipes like schezwan paneer tart and instant rabdi etc to save time in the kitchen on busy days.
Lastly, I love playing with flavors and creating indian fusion recipes like shishito pepper pakoras or masala chai cake and tiramisu etc inspired by global cuisine and seasonal ingredients around me.
About My Recipes
While writing recipe posts, it is my effort to share all the details that I know about a particular topic. You will find a thorough tips & tricks section as well as step wise pictures of almost all the (recent) recipes that I have been publishing.
Be it yours or mine, nothing is more upsetting to me than wasting time, effort and ingredients in the kitchen. While you browse through my recipe collection, I want to assure you that each and every recipe goes through multiple rounds of testing in my home kitchen.
Name of The Blog
Like you, many people are curious about how I came up with the name of my blog. I answered the same question in an interview with saveur magazine a few years back.
My Photography & Videography
In the course of blogging, I became passionate about food photography and videography and self taught myself along the way through you tube videos, online tutorials and by reading books on photography.
I use Canon 5D mark II and Canon 5D mark IV for my photography and videos.
If you would love to work with me, please drop me a line or request media kit via the contact page. For questions or any other food related help, again, you can reach me via contact page .
Gorgeous blog! Those Bengali rolls remind me of Bombay Frankies, I'll have to try them. Will definitely come back for more goodies.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. That way I could come across your wonderful blog. Simply loved your recipes. Shall visit again. 🙂
This definitely is a very well designed blog. I too have just entered the interesting world of food blogging and to be honest I am keen on interacting with my fellow bloggers so now that I have discovered sinfully spicy(very interesting name) will find me here quite often.
Hey, great blog...love your pics, esp your banner pics...very very professional looking...will be checking on you regularly from now on :-)....keep going..and thanks for the very empathetic comment on my blog too 😀
That banana & date pudding looks to die for, can't wait to try it,thanks!! Love your photos & your food looks great!
Hey I am a new comer to the blogging world and I must say you have a nice blog simple yet elegant
I love your blog header...I'm sure can teach me a few things about spices. I know very little other than turmeric. And I sprinkle it on everything!!
Lovely pictures nd description
How are you? 1st time I am reading about you...very nice introduction. I was unable to visit most blogs and now I will make it up. Let me check what great recipes you have posted in my absence....
Have a nice week ahead.
Very nice food!
I'm doing dishes Turkey.
Love from Turkey:)
My family are spice addicts so there's lots here to enjoy.
Hi Tanvi - Thanks for dropping in on my blog!
Your blog looks full of great Indian recipes - will have to try one out soon!
The Mistress of Spices
Love your blog!
Just chanced upon your blog; beautiful pictures and posts!
Discovery your blog while looking for the recipe of Achaari Murgh. Love all your content.
Welcome to the blog!
Thanks Shivani.Welcome aboard.
I am so happy I discovered your blog. I love the recipes and all the more your style of writing. It reflects your passion for cooking very subtly. The pics are awesome too!
Hi tanvi, I am so impressed with your photographs and the presentation. I am definitely going to try your recipes. Keep up the good work.
You have a lovely blog space Tanvi, Happy to follow u'r blog!!!
Hello Tanviâ€¦ I stumbled upon your blog from freshly pressedâ€¦ you have a great blog space and very nice presentation!
Dear fellow mechanical engg,
I love your blog and share you enthusiasm of baking and cooking. Your blog is sensational and I love your photography. Subscribed to have your posts drop into my inbox.
Meanwhile I am going through your recipe index to feel inspired.
yasmeen (wandering spice)
gorgeous blog - just subscribed to RSS.
love the photography, love the passion... looking forward to keeping up with you!
Thanks Yasmeen.Welcome aboard!
Loved you blog...stumbled upton it a few days back...Love your description and the pictures...and today I hit your "About" tab and saw you live in LasVegas...Well me too...it was hard to resist leaving a comment...Great going, am goign to try your cauliflower with mint dish tonight...Cheers...
Thanks Tandra.Oh wow, you live in Vegas.I have never come across anyone else from the city before.Glad you stopped by!
Tanvi, Fabulous blog.
I hope to take some more inspiration for Indian dishes from here over the coming weeks.
You have a gorgeous blog. I am a north Indian married to a south Indian and I totally love your recipes. Your pics are especially pretty. i have a blog of my own *sheepish* but no camera so the pics are blurry and no fun at all. One day in the near future I wud like a nice sophisticated blog like yours 🙂 keep up the good work. Cheers!
Lovely site. Great pics. 🙂 I love indian cuisine!
Your photos are BEAUTIFUL!
Love your blog, your pics and all your recipes. I love spicy food, I love the name of your blog, very catchy name !!. I just joined your blog. If you get a chance, please visit my spicy website at http://surekha-myrecipescollection.blogspot.com/
Thank you Surekha. Welcome to the feast!
Hi Tanvi!!! I just accidentally discovered your blog!!! And I'm very glad I did 🙂 Love the blog, the writing and the awesome pics!! I have just been browsing for a while, and I already have at least 10 recipes that I wanna try!! Will be here more often from now on 🙂 Take care and have fun!!
I just discovered your blog through your gorgeous photo of Dum Cooked Basmati Rice with Black Spices featured on foodbuzz's Top 9 today. (Congrats on that!) I love Indian food, but am a little intimidated by it. I'm subscribing to your blog to learn more! 🙂
I have found your gorgeous website while surfing for tomato soup and awesome recipe along with wonderful word and explanations..nice job tanvi 🙂 visit my blog if you have some time kaberiskitchen.blogspot.com
What else can I say when I came across your blog...another "sinfully amazing looking blog"! Looking forward for many more sinfully amazing pictures and recipes!
I'm curious how you would prepare kohl rabi. German and Chinese style dishes tend to enhance the subtle veggie sweetness of this root vegetable.
Hi Tanvi, You have a lovely blog and gorgeous pictures! Love the way you style your pics with all that yummy looking food! 🙂
Look forward to more of your posts.
I've just stumbled onto your blog! Very interesting!!
Indian Spices Exporters
Really very nice blog.1st time I am reading about youâ€¦very nice introduction.
lovely blog,I have found your gorgeous website while surfing for tomato soup and awesome recipe along with wonderful word and explanations.We are leading Indian Spices Exporters in India
Hello Tanvi, I've nominated your blog for the Sunshine Award. Please find details at http://dinnerfornone.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/sunshine-award/
Danny @ 1227 Foster
Hello! I am so glad I found your blog -- it is stunning! From the photography to the engaging stories and your great, flavorful recipes -- keep up the great work. All the best in 2013, Danny
Simi At Tns
LOVE LOVE LOVE your space !!
Thanks Simi. Welcome to the blog!
Interesting blog! I was looking for Indian recipes to cook in a crock pot and I stumble upon your blog & I am glad I found it. I plan to cook Aloo keema using your recipe and couple other non-vegetarian curries this weekend. I will be using a slow cooker on low heat for 6-8 hours. I like to experiment when it comes to cooking and the idea of cooking Indian meals (veg/non-veg) in a slow cooker is something I have not tried. Iâ€™ll let you how it goes. With your detail instructions and amazing pictures anyone can get inspired and start enjoying cooking. Thank you!!
I like your words my better half is the taste tester. You make the food in proper way which makes it delicious.
Beautiful presentation and lovely recipes 🙂 Look forward to following.
Thanks Sabeen...glad to connect!
Hi Tanvi, I don't think I stopped by told you how much I love your blog when I clicked on the link to follow your posts. 🙂 I'm taking this opportunity to nominate your blog for the "Versatile Blogger Award". The rules to accept & share this award are in the following link - http://kelipaan.com/awards/.
Made Bhuna Chicken taking the recipe from your blog. Bookmarking this space to read and make more spicy recipes! And well, I'll be in Vegas for a vacation soon 🙂
Tanvi, Love you space..So glad to meet you at blogosphere! I am going to follow you blog via email right now so that I dont miss any updates. Your recipes are mouthwatering and pics are fab!
Delightful blog, Tanvi! It is the name of your blog that caught my eye, the Andhra that I am. 🙂
Hi Tanvi, you've done one amazing work on your blog here. U take fabulous pictures, very lucid and inviting. And yep, I love spicy food too.. so keeping an eye out for posts from you.
Hey Tanvi......you have got nice stuff on your blog with brilliant photographs. I am following you so that I cant miss next posts from you. Thanks for the recipes and enjoy.....
Thanks Prateeksha, Welcome!
It gives me immense pleasure to nominate you for the â€œShine Onâ€ award.. Its needless for me to mention how much I enjoy your recipeâ€™s, your food photography & the propsâ€¦ 🙂
Good to see you back in the blogging world.. hope your little one is well... 🙂 keep rocking the blogging world with your super awesome recipeâ€™s.. 🙂
Check out the details on accepting this award at â€“ http://kelipaan.com/awards/
The mango kulfi was amazing and your blog is beautiful. Thank you.
very nice blog and informative. Thanks for sharing with us spices in india make our food so taste and spicy.
Spices In India
very nice blog and informative. Thanks for sharing with us spices in india make our food so taste and spicy.
I feel good to read that you are following you mother in USA and use Indian culture at USA. Because mostly new generation are forget about our culture and they like to having fast food.
Thanks for writing this blog, this is the inspirational blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Im so glad that you are liking my work.
Shibi Thomas @ FlavzCorner
You have an amazing space. Loved each and every clicks!!!
Love the new look...very neat!
Appreciate all the hard work on the shots and the toofan-tastic menu's 🙂
Greetings from the Netherlands
Thanks so much. I m still working on it but glad to know that you already like it 🙂
Beautiful blog, I am envious of your photography really captures the moment. Good Luck 🙂
Thanks so much. I can't wait to check out your blog!
My Kitchen Moments
Hi Tanvi, You have a lovely blog with wonderful Indian recipes and some drool worthy pictures!! Great going 🙂
Love, love, love your blog! I have pinned most of your recipes and can't wait to try them!
Hi Tanvi! Great blog, beautiful pictures and delicious recipes. But, watch out for a lawsuit from me, as I have been very unproductive at work, spending the entire day reading through 12 of your blog pages and admiring the recipes and pictures, not to forget the accompaniment of little stories. You have just found a great admirer of your work keep it going.
Ha Ha ..Thank you Harish. I would say time spent on food is well spent! Welcome to the blog!
De lurking after reading your blog for many months and having tried a few of your recipes. Great stuff! Love the photography and the anecdotes, your blog takes me back to a childhood spent in India! Keep going girl, there isn't a better source for me , of Indian recipes than your blog anywhere else on the internet!
Ps am making Tahiri today, just got fresh peas from the farmers market!
Thank you so much Richa. I am so glad that you left a comment here, such kind and nice words, you just made my dull day! Thanks for cooking from the blog and your feedback. It means a lot.
Hopefully you continue to enjoy my work!
What a beautiful *sinful* space to hover around. Amazing photography Tanvi:)
Amazing recipes and beautiful pictures!
Would you like to take a look at our website and contribute some recipes there as well.
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I landed here through tastespotting and glad that I did,brilliant writing with adorable pics,I completely agree with you that how many Indian foods are essentially vegan and GF,this is what I think every time when I see a vegan or GF wave raising,happy to find you 🙂
Hi Tanvi, ,amazing blog you have,...loved all recipes in here, amazing photograpy....enjoyed going through about your cooking skills....have a lovely day..
Thank you Chitra.
Great site. Thanks for linking to tarladalal.com recipes and glossary. Just a simple request is to put the words of the recipe in the link instead of saying click here. So you would for example provide the name Masala Dosa and put the link on it instead of saying click here.
Beautiful blog! I am loving it!
I just happened to visit your blog and felt so impressed that I couldn't resist dropping you a message. Love your photographs and presentation. Keep up the good work.
Thank you Shilpi.
Hi Tanvi, have been following your blog for quite sometime. Also tried some of your dessert recipes like Gulab Jamun, Jalebi it turned out great. You have a well written and a fabulous blog and awesome photos and excellent photography skills.Every week I always look forward to reading new post on the menu.I have been wanting to do the jalebi again and tried accessing the page but gives me an error. Appreciate if you let me know how to get hold of the recipe. Again keep it coming as inspires readers like me to keep trying new stuff for the sake of the awesome photos 🙂
Thank you Vidya.I am so glad that you liked the recipes and my work.
I am so sorry about this but I kind of lost few recipes on the blog,jalebi was one of them.
I plan to do a new post on it soon (hopefully near diwali)and a couple of more sweets. Thank you again
Hi, your recipes sound simply divine. My mouth is watering just reading them. We would love to showcase your meals on our portal, an exciting venture creating dinning experience for food lovers. Please let us know of you would be willing. We'd be much obliged 🙂
Just a quick message to say, I love your photography and recipes!
You have a great way with colour, composition and cooking some amazing food!
Appreciation from the UK!
Thank you so much for such a nice comment 🙂
Hi there I stumbled upon this delectably delicious website...I am so impressed by everything. Your photography brings the meals to life; I can imagine the smell and taste through the image. I cant wait to try some of your recipes - keep it up!
Thank you Lizz
Hi Tanvi, I just discovered your blog. What great photography and recipes you have! Great work, keep it up!
Awesome Blog... Just discovered your blog by accident and was so thankful stumbling upon this blog. Your recipes are are so simple ,clean and easy to make.. I tried Bengali Egg roles and it was big hit for my husband. being staying out of India we crave for simple and good Indian food ( all thanks to restricted ingredients). Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.
Hello Tanvi, I am from the Netherlands. Never been in India but just love Indian food. I read your blog several years now and I really love it. Your recipes are really yummie, your images are so inviting and your stories give you such an "at home" feel. Most other blogs on Indian cookery are only interesting for a short period but I am a fan of your blog now for some years. Thank you for sharing your recipes, your images and your stories
Thank you Jan for liking my work. I am so grateful for readers like you. Thank you so much
I have been trying out few of your recipes these days and all of them have been well loved! Thank you for the neat descriptions. And may I add, superbly shot pics!
I have been browsing through your blog, and am astounded by the breath of Indian cuisine. Living in Malaysia, we are constantly exposed to mainly southern Indian cuisine (prata and sambars), a handful of quality restaurants (Anjappar for example) have blossomed and it is indeed a step in a right direction. Thank you for sharing your recipes, and I look forward to trying them out soon.
Thanks Leo.Like any other country of the world, Indian cuisine is also regional - north, south, east, west. And all the cuisines are so different in flavor profile from each other, the methods of cooking and the selection of ingredients.I mostly cover north india but there are a lot of favorites thrown in from other parts of India as well. Hope you enjoy the blog.
What a delightfully beautiful blog!! I'm new to the blogosphere and stumbled on you blog through IG, and I must say I'm inspired. I look forward to trying some of your wonderful recipes. Cheers!
Thank you ðŸ™
Hi Tanvi! I am loving all your food photography! As an amateur but very much avid photographer myself I was wondering if you would be open to some questions regarding how you came to be so creative with your camera. Email or maybe another type of medium would be a great place to send some of my questions if you are open to it. Did I tell you how much I love your food pictures...absolutely scrumptious! Hope to hear from you soon!
Carol at Wild Goose Mama
Hi Tanvi, I was hoping you would suggest and allow me to line back to your site for the following reason. I am writing a blog about cardamom. Of course YOU know how important of a spice that is in Indian cooking. I wondered if you might suggest a curry, a dessert and drink that uses that
spice particularly well. I have been reading your blog for a year a more and you do present some fab recipes!!! Carol at Wild Goose Mama formerly Wild Goose Tea
hello Tanvi, i came across your blog when i was browsing food blogs. I am a die hard spice lover. and i stumbled onto the right blog. i enjoyed reading a few posts and loved it. it was an instant inspiration. thank you for sharing your food to us through your blog. 🙂
I accidentally came across your blog and I am hooked ðŸ˜€. Love the way you relate your delicious recipes to a story. It gives the whole blog a meaning. I already have a list of recipes to try from your blog.
And the details of food styling and photography have really inspired me. I am curious to know where you got all the various tabletop surfaces to photograph on !! Really good collection.
Please give amateurs like me some tips about food photography. A post or even a blog would be a good idea.
Looking forward to more recipes & some tips !!!
Thank you Neha. Those surfaces are not store bought. I have made them on my own. You can find a lot of resources on internet for doing that.
Thanks for your kind comment and welcome to the blog!
This is a great Website! Keep up the great work! please Visit http://www.helloworldmagazine.com sometime, too. Thanks!
i love love love your blog. im a fan
What a beautiful blog and AMAZING photography! We love spices in our home, I will definitely try some of your recipes!
You got a lovely blog! amazing photography and recipes! I am new to food blogging so I would love to get your feedback on my blog 🙂
Simply Splendid Food
I have always enjoyed Indian spices. Yesterday I made a spicy sweet potato salad with added ground cumin. Often I have curried chicken with rice. Thank you for your splendid recipes! I will follow your blog with joy! I must have lived in India in my past life.
Thank you. So glad to connect!
Indian food is one of my and my husband's favorite food. I'm a firm believer that spice makes just about any food taste better and still discovering it in my cooking and eating everyday. I'm so glad to have found your blog 🙂 So many people are into simple and quick recipes these days, seem to have lost appreciation for food cooked with real effort, time and love. Looking forward to seeing a lot more from you!
I have visited your blog for the first time n I must say that it is beautiful both in terms of content and photography.. Well done.. Pics have been clicked so professionally... Have u learnt food photography ??? Superb work..
Superb work... Loved it both in terms of content and photography...
Reached your blog through a article on daily-post and I'm glad that I found your blog. You have wide variety of recipes accompanied by lively photography. You write really well I got lost in your words imagining the scene you describe in your post about your childhood days. Simply loved your work.
Tanvi, very happy to see your blag back! Your recipes are the best. Good luck!
Thank you so much 🙂
Hi Tanvi, So glad to see your blog is back. Your blog was one of my faves bcos of the gorgeous pics and recipes. So I was really sad to see this site go.. I did keep following you on IG. Anyway glad that this amazing site is back and you've started posting your amazing content.
I really think you are the best Indian food blogger in the world!!! I think your are ready to publish a book!!!
Thank you Jan for your support in all these years. I truly appreciate it.
Lovely pictures nd description