Nothing Satisfies My Palate More Than Indian Cuisines - Ankita Raiturcar



1.Tell us about your background and journey.

I am Ankita Raiturcar, the face behind Blended to Smooth. Since I was a little, I was always fascinated by how simple ingredients could come together to become something delicious. During the never ending lockdown, cooking has been a great stress buster and has also served as a creative outlet for me which led me to start my blog and it’s been 3 months since! Blended to Smooth is a platform where are showcase my passion for cooking.


2. Which is your favourite cuisine and dish?

There is nothing that satisfies my palate more than our own Indian cuisine. When I was a little girl, I spent hours in the kitchen with my mother, making a mess but learning delicious traditional Indian recipes and preparing everything from scratch. Today, I am that same little girl experimenting with different flavours and at the same time trying to be faithful to my roots. And as for my favourite dish, it's butter chicken with butter naan.


3. Should food blogging be just a passion or can it become a regular career?

I really cannot comment much on this topic as I am just at the beginning of my blogging journey. Though cooking and blogging are my passion, I am currently pursuing my Masters in Pharmaceutics. We can only wait and see where this road takes me.

 

4. Which restaurants/food joints would you recommend to food lovers?

Well, I'm not very picky when it comes to food but as far as Goa is concerned, I'd suggest Spicy family restaurant & bar (South Goa) and Bombil (North Goa) for authentic Goan fish thali, Miramar stall number 21 for amazing street food, Seamen’s nest and Starlight in Assolna for your seafood cravings and Fortune Miramar for some delicious Butter chicken!

 

5. What makes you appreciate a particular dish or a restaurant and talk about it on your blog?

I haven’t started reviewing restaurants or food joints on my blog yet during the current situation but I wish to as soon as everything settles down.


6. Is there a dish you particularly associate yourself with?

Haha! This one’s funny! Maybe Ice cream! I am best when I stay cool and at the same time I melt down easily.


7. Which is your favourite book and why?

I'm not much of a reader but if I have to choose then it is 'The Big Book of Treats' by Pooja Dhingra. It is one of the first few recipe books I have purchased and showed me my calling.


Ankita Raiturcar - food blogger , the face behind Blended to Smooth

Interview by - Soniya Kauthanakar 

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