Welcome to Megala’s Kitchen!

About me & my recipes:

    • I am Megala living in Chennai, a metro city in the southern part of 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 the recipes 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 you 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; I prefer to season food with iodized salt before serving as 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 is pursuing 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 used to encourage us to take healthy food by gifting us books on health & nutrition.


If you find my blog interesting & useful, please share your thoughts and stay connected here for healthy traditional vegetarian recipes.