Nandita Iyer is a medical doctor turned nutrition advisor and a survival cook turned intuitive, experimental cook, maker of “World’s Best Salads” as per her 4 year old son.
She turned accidental foodblogger in March 2006, when all she wanted to do was to maintain a digital diary of her intuitive cooking. Nandita’s food blog, Saffron Trail is one of the oldest Indian food blogs and Nandita is happy she’s been able to sustain her passion of sharing healthy delicious food via her blog for nearly seven years now.
Nandita’s blog was started in Mumbai, moved to Hyderabad and is now written out of Bangalore. She tries and records her family recipes in the ‘Tamil Brahmin Recipes’ section, so in the quest for newer cuisines, she doesn’t lose track of her roots. Nandita’s new found passion after moving to Bangalore is her kitchen garden where she grows herbs, salad greens, rocket, beets and beans; you’ll find them featured in the ‘Garden to table’ series on her blog, which is quite popular.
The husband being the gourmand that he is, encourages Nandita in all her cooking pursuits and makes sure he drags her out to eat more often than her diet plans permit. So she does end up eating out a fair bit. She and her family end up experimenting at nearly every new restaurant (good, bad or ugly) that opens in Whitefield (where they live). While Nandita makes those awesome salad dressings, hummus and Mexican chilis, true to her tamil brahmin roots, she can make a mean dosai too!