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Rekha Shivakumar : A homemaker who started to cook after marriage and then became passionate about it.

Why ReshKitchen?

I first started documenting recipes as a hobby and then slowly became passionate about food. The whole process of searching for a good recipe,learning about ingredients,cooking techniques started fascinating me.

This page focuses on creating recipes with simple ingredients that are mostly available in our pantry. I believe that even with minimal ingredients you can create magic in food. The recipes are easy to follow and most of the time I add step-wise pictures for easy understanding. I hope you will love it. This is my humble attempt to share my knowledge on food, kitchen experiments, memories associated with certain recipe and so on. I hope you will love it.


My best half Shiva is my support system. He appreciates if the food is good and he gives his genuine opinion about my preparations. Even if its bad he will be frank though there will be a drama after that :-D). And the most important thing is he waits patiently until I click the perfect blog upload worthy pics 🙂

Inspirations :

As every other daughter my mom is my first inspiration when it comes to cooking. Then my maternal Grandmother and mother-in-law.

There are 1000s & 1000s of food based blog,websites. I try to learn from them as much as possible. Also I follow so many talented homecooks, professionals in Instagram and in other social networking sites.Each and everyone is unique in their own way. I give due credits to the recipe source here if I recreate them at my kitchen.

Favorite Cuisines :

Tamil Brahmin food, North Indian, Italian,Mexican in that order 🙂

However I always love to experiment new dishes at restaurants & love re creating them at home.

Camera & Other details :

During the initial stages of blogging I had only point and shoot camera. Then used my Sony Xperia Arc, Iphone 6 to take food pictures. Recently bought a DSLR Camera and soon the old posts will have new images 🙂

All the food pictures here are taken by me. Most of them are taken at broad day light, few at nights. I apologize for the quality of pictures if they are not clear. In the process of uploading high resolution images. Hopefully will complete it soon.

Feedback and Suggestions :

If you have something to say about my post or recipe kindly leave your comments.Your feedback and suggestion means a lot to me. Thanks for visiting my page. If you have any further queries or would like to request a recipe for me to try email me : reshkitchen@gmail.com


Kalpana July 8, 2016 at 7:20 am

Hi rekha

Kalpana July 8, 2016 at 7:23 am

Am moving to London shortly.. With my family.. Can u tell wat are all the basic cooking utensils I need to bring from india..

Rekha Shivakumar July 8, 2016 at 7:37 am

Hello kalpana you do get all our utensils here in London but they are a bit expensive. For a family of two I brought all my basic essential stuff from India. Preethi mixie with two jars (one for chutney, other big one for grinding dosa batter), 2 Pressure cooker, Dosa tawa,idli cooker,few plates,spoons, 2kadai (non-stick ones), one small pan to saute vegetables, some ladles,tumbler,coffee filter,extra cooker whistle,gasket.. Spices you get here.. So dont waste your weight allowance in spice,lentils,idli rice etc.. I brought homemade sambar podi,rasam powder though. also few packs of cup noodles since our initial accomodation was at hotel.

Kalpana July 8, 2016 at 9:12 am

Thank u so much rekha.. It’s clear now.. I am traveling with my 2 kids.. So need to bring baby foods for first few days.. Thanks a lot..

Rekha Shivakumar July 8, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Glad I could be of help kalpana..


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