I am Tanvi,Â the writer, cook, photographer & spice lover here. I am based in Las Vegas, USA.Â Lets share a love of spices here – fragrant and enticing.
I spent most of my life in Delhi, India in a household where every single day we ateÂ traditional, made-from-scratch meals cooked with fresh and seasonal ingredients. As a studious child who had little time above and beyond her engineering books (I have a formal education in Mechanical engineering) and someone who went on to absolutely love long hours of corporate life designing power plant piping, whenever I got time, I entered the kitchen as a way to spend time with my mother and grandmother. Watching them cook fragrant curries, making spice pastes from scratchÂ and servingÂ elaborate, time-consuming meals to the family was an everyday scene.
Â Most of the food you will see here on the blog isÂ tied to beautiful memories of those days in my grandma’s kitchen. I have always loved cooking (ever since I was a 7 year old girl) 😉 This blog has, over the years developed into a space where I preserve anecdotes and the nostalgia of the dishes from back then. I took a break for 5 years from blogging after my kids were born and while I was caught up with life, the love of sharing never went away. I have a buzzing Instagram page with a community of followers who share my love of home cooked meals and who love to recreate my recipes in their kitchens.
Sinfully SpicyÂ is my effort to showcase and celebrate my Indian roots and a way to document my family recipes which I happen to cook almost everyday in my American kitchen .Indian food is as diverse as the country itself, staples differ from home to home,region to region.