About Harshada Sandhan
Harshada Sandhan Co-Founder
Hi ,I’m Harshada , a homemaker and a mom to 2 fine boys. An engineer by qualification, a banker ( rather an ex-banker)by profession, and now a fulltime food blogger,home cook/baker and food writer by passion.
I discovered my inclination towards cooking when I decided to take a brief sabbatical from professional job , to look after my new-born . That’s when I got some extra time to put my cooking skills at work.
I had always loved good food , but never got time to put in those extra efforts to cook up a special innovative spread. Cooking a special meal was limited to Sundays, when I made it a point to cook a special Starter or Snack and a Dessert.
I grew up watching my sister (“Sonatai” is what I call her) , cooking and enjoyed eating her scrumptious treats. That’s where my love for good food was born. I love my mom’s home cooked food especially the vegetarian spread. But when it comes to a perfect Non-Vegetarian Menu, it’s my Mother In Law who’s the best. I learnt a lot of Traditional Maratha Spicy recipes after marriage . My Mom in Law has been a patient teacher and provided me constant encouragement to do better in kitchen. The “Khandeshi Katta” section on the blog is my attempt to share some traditional Spicy Maratha and Khandeshi Cuisine recipes and preserve our culinary heritage.
I’m fortunate to have a foodie family, who enjoy my culinary creations. But my best and worse food critic is my little toddler, who’s quick to pass his judgement in the first bite! He’s the sole reason I bake and is surely a diehard fan of my cakes. I call myself a self-confessed Bakeaholic!
My husband’s job, takes me to different cities , where I strive to learn about the local food culture, learn new recipes and explore new places to eat. Apart from Mumbai, my hometown,I have experienced local life, food and cooking in Pune,Nashik and currently Indore.
I love eating out, especially on weekends, and I make it a point I take a click wherever possible. Apart from food,I love to shop, online shopping, especially for food ingredients and gourmet stuff, is something I cannot resist. That gives me an opportunity to write about restaurants, hangouts,food websites and so on.Food Writing is yet another passion I discovered on my culinary journey.Apart from product and restaurant reviews, I love writing about latest trends in Indian food, food ingredients and anything about food that impresses and interests me! I aspire to be a food writer some day, but currently satisfied writing for namakshamak.com and occasionally for Food Bloggers Association of India,and contributing recipes for Magickart.in
NamakShamak is my platform to share my traditional recipes , my culinary creations , and my experiences with FOOD!
Catch me at Twitter @harshadasandhan :Lawangi Mirchi