About Us

NamakShamak is Culinary Blog by Chef Sisters Sonali Raut and Harshada Sandhan.  

Born out of common passion shared for good food and cooking, NamakShamak is now a booming resource of interesting culinary creations coming from both the Kitchens and their foodie travel blogs.


NamakShamak has two sides: One with a Rustic appeal that focuses on Regional recipes from Khandeshi Maratha Cuisine and Vadvaali Mumbai Cuisine. And other is a more modern side showcasing Fusion cooking and quick sustainable recipes for urban kitchens.


Both Chef Sisters are passionate home Bakers and Retail their Homemade Baked Goodies and Chocolates/Confectionery on Orders(Customised or Corporate) under Brand: Angel Delicacies, currently operating locally in Thane and Mumbai.
We hope you enjoy reading our blog and our recipes add an extra zest in your Kitchens. Happy Cooking!


Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a teenager and a homemaker. I love to cook, read and travel (and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.

Currently working as a host and Chef for “Ruchkar Mejwani”

And do check my YouTube channel “Cookwithsonaliraut’

Both of which have helped me to connect and interact with a lot of amazing people.

Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.


I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com. .my little world of culinary adventure, where I pour my successful kitchen experiments, rustic learnings, and travelogues into systematic, easy-to-follow recipes and fun-to-read blogs.

I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.

Happy Cooking!

About Harshada:

Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.

Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and family. She also retails her Baking , Gourmet Chocolates, and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.

Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.

She’s a kitchen gadget freak and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a lookout for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane, Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.