Hi! I’m Praerna Kartha – a Indian Food Blogger, photographer and stylist based in New Delhi, India.
Food-dee-dum is an Indian Food Blog full of my adventures in all kinds of food, a discovery of new ways to do things and my take on certain parts of the food industry. Follow this space for easy, step-by-step recipes with pictures, food inspiration & other delicious fun as I chronicle adventures in my home-kitchen & more.
The Food Blog
Food-Dee-Dum as a food blog was started in June 2011, as an attempt to document my experiments in the home-kitchen. The idea was to connect with other people like me – working girls who also love cooking, baking, entertaining and general home-making. Those who have no professional culinary training, yet voraciously consume cookbooks, food & home magazines and blogs in an attempt to do better.
The recipes on the food blog are not restricted to any one type of cuisine or food, but my personal favourites veer towards baked desserts and confectionary. From traditional or family recipes to others adapted from cookbooks, magazines or other blogs. Almost every recipe is accompanied with step-by-step photos to make each of them very easy to follow.
Occasionally, the blog posts go beyond recipes – extending to food and travel stories, tips & tricks, reviews and anything else I feel like sharing. But everything expressed on the blog is original writing and expresses my opinion and perspective, unless clearly stated otherwise.
I am a food enthusiast and home cook. I am not a trained chef but I was introduced to the wonderful world of baking at the tender age of 9, when my cousin Maneesha allowed me to bake a cake in her kitchen with just a tiny bit of supervision. From then on, there was no looking back.
I was in love. I spent ALL my free time (and even that which I should have been using to study) in the kitchen. I spent the rest of my time hiding the fact that I had used up all the butter and flour, again, from my mom!
Having given up a 7-year-long career in advertising, I now hold 2 day jobs – that of a wedding photographer and of a food stylist. In my free time, I cook and bake for fun, voraciously read food blogs, collect cookbooks and hoard food-and-home magazines, have endless recipe exchange conversations and pride myself on being a good hostess.
My recipes and posts reflect just that – the culinary escapades of a food enthusiast. No lofty claims and no drama. A simple journal of what’s cooking in my home kitchen. And maybe some stories about my home, family and travels.
Watch this space for new recipes, food talk and other delicious fun. Happy reading and even happier cooking!
Note: Great care is taken on FDD to credit other bloggers/ authors when their recipes are used – directly or adapted. The same courtesy is expected from visitors to this space. All the content on this blog is copyrighted to Food-Dee-Dum and Thoda Strong. If you wish to use anything for your own personal blog, please do link back to the original source on FDD and give due credit. Alternatively, if you would like to license anything for commercial use, please do get in touch at pk (at) food-dee-dum (dot) com