Welcome to Megala’s Kitchen!

About me & my recipes:

  • I am Megala living in Chennai, South India.
  • Although I enjoy trying my hand at various vegetarian recipes around the globe, I derive immense satisfaction while cooking traditional food served to us by my mother & grandmothers. So I landed here to keep an archive of such recipes useful for me and also for the next generation, and obviously all the recipes I posted here are the ones I would love to serve to my family.
  • I have been learning to identify nutritious ingredients & healthy cooking practices during my culinary journey, and I am glad to share them here hoping that it would be beneficial to home cooks & novices to a great extent.
  • Since I believe that the health of a family lies in its kitchen, it is imperative for all the mothers (or home cooks) to understand what we cook, how we cook, and why we serve a particular dish to our family. So I provide the details of nutrition & health benefits of main ingredients along with recipes.
  • My recipes are illustrated with step-by-step photos that can be easily followed by everyone, yet I recommend the visitors to read them for some useful tips.
  • All my recipes quantify all the ingredients including salt, oil and water as they are the key ingredients attributing taste and consistency of any food. Please note that I use salt little less than required as I prefer to season food with iodized¬†salt before serving; it aids in better absorption of iodine.
  • My recipes are published only in this virtual space and I am not hosting any YouTube channel.

I thank my husband for his support & encouragement and my son, who pursues photography as a hobby, for teaching me photography.

I also thank my mother, an avid-gardener, who produces her own organic vegetables & fruits and inspires me with her vast knowledge in cooking & gardening.

I dedicate this whole space to my late father who always encouraged us to take healthy foods by gifting us books on health & nutrition.

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