Hello lovely people out there! My name is Dimple, I am a wife, mother and currently at home looking after my two beautiful sons.
My cooking has been inspired by so many that have touched my life. My husband, parents, family and friends but the one person who is and will always be my inspiration is my Aunt from India who devastatingly passed over a few years ago with Cancer. My cooking angel x
It was in early 2005 that I went to India to do my wedding shopping and it was then that my Aunt introduced me to the culinary art of cooking. I was never one to experiment with food and was not a very confident cook but she changed all that. We used to go to the markets to buy fresh groceries and then come back to her flat and cook for everyone together. She always said that as long as I made the food with love it didn’t matter if it wasn’t perfect as the essence of my love would run through it and I knew it would reach all that ate my food.
My Aunt was so open hearted and giving that when I told her that I wished to purchase some recipe books, she just said come with me. We went to her room and she took out a set of eight books by Sanjeev Kapoor “Simply Vegetarian, recipes for the Indian kitchen”. The whole set covered accompaniments, starters, main meals and desserts. I was entrusted with them and I have used them ever since with very fond memories of us cooking together.
As a cook there is always an item of cooking utensil that will be special to you. If you are an Indian woman, you will know the importance of your very own rolling pin. As it is this pin we use to make our daily bread chapatis and much more. We get so very use to our own as it aids us to make our trade mark unleavened bread.
This is how gracious my Aunt was that she handed me her rolling pin to remember her by when I cooked for my family that I was about to start, not knowing we would not be able to be together and cook again. I am always grateful for this as my children were not able to meet her but her love for me and them transpires in every chapati I make.
I am so happy to have been in her life and thank her from the bottom of my heart for the love of food and cooking I now have because of her. I also wish to dedicate this blog “Shivaay delights” to her! As without her, this blog would not exist. Much love xxxx
A massive thank you also to my lovely husband who has encouraged me to set up this blog and supports my passion for cooking. My parents have always told me to follow my heart and they have always introduced me to new foods ever since I was young. Love you all xxxx
I really hope you enjoy my blog as much as I am enjoying the cooking, writing and picture taking. Thank you ever so much for visiting xxxx
Hey Dimple!! I have nominated you for an award! You can choose to participate if you like 🙂 Check out http://calorielicious.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/many-many-awards/
Its been a while since I have followed your blog… & it gives me immense pleasure to nominate you for the “Liebster” award.. Its needless for me to mention how much I enjoy your blog & recipe’s… keep rocking the blogging world with your super awesome recipe’s..
Visit me @TaleoftwoTomatoesLiebsterAward#5
Hi Dimple, I feel great to find your blog and it is really nice to know you. I have nominated you for “Sunshine Award”. If you are interested to participate then visit http://jayeetacha.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/sunshine-award/
Hello Jayeeta…thank you so much! So lovely of you and I accept the nomination…I will be sure to give you a shout out very soon x
Hey Dimple! I nominated you for “The Liebster Award” come collect it at:
However participation is optional! 🙂
I would like to say ‘Thank You’ for always leaving encouraging comments and for showing some love. I appreciate your time visiting my blog. I hope you accept this ‘Dragon’s Loyalty’ Award. No matter what you decide (participating or not), the award is yours! 😉
Oh honey…You are too kind..I’m so happy you are in my life! Thank you xx
You are most welcome, my dear Dimple! 🙂
I’m pleased to nominate you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Check out the link below to read my post, and to find out what to do next!
You are tooo sweet dear Richa..many congratulations to you! I know there will be many awards awaiting you x thank you for your kind words and nomination 🙂
Dimple- did you know that you were my very first follower?! 🙂 I have so appreciated you right from the beginning….how you always come by and read what I write and leave sweet comments! This is why I am giving you the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award! For more info go here:
Lori..I had no idea I was your very first follower! Yay! That’s lovely and I’m so grateful to have you in my life. Always love your food and can’t wait to see more!
Love always D x
Please accept this award as my token of appreciation for always making my day brighter by finding time to stop by my blog. Participating or not, the award is yours to keep. 🙂
You are so beautiful! Thank you J xx
You are welcome, Dimple. I hope you are well. ❤
You have an awesome blog and I really appreciate and like to thank you for following my blog.
I would like to nominate you for an award. Please check the details:
Chitra…Thank you so much honey xxx you too have a beautiful blog and congratulations to you!
I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and shared your link on my page! Find out about it at: http://theroofsofkathmandu.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/blogging-is-awesome-most-of-the-time/
You’re too kind…Thank you so much! And also many congratulations to you x
Thank you so much also….Come join and post your vegetarian recipe links and baking treats to the new food Facebook group…@ https://m.facebook.com/groups/1433687623575418?ref=m_notif¬if_t=group_activity
See you there too!
Lovely blog Dimple. very inspiring…Hope to see you at my space sometime…Would love to get ideas or suggestions from you…www.sarikasethgunjal.com
Thank you so very much Sarika…I shall had over to your blog now! 🙂
Hi dimple, thanks for visiting my blog and for your likes. You have a great blog n yet to explore 🙂
Hi Dimple, for the talented cook, wife, mother and my friend , nominated you for the Dragon Loyalty Award. Check out for details here if you would like to participate http://acbistro2014.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/awards/
Hi Dimple, I have nominated you for both the Liebster and WordPress Family Awards (http://wp.me/p3Nc97-BL). Have a great week!
Ahila…Thank you so very much and a big congratulations to you too 🙂
Hi Dimple. Thanks for the Like (mushroom-tomatoes salad post) 🙂 Though I’m not vegan/vegetarian, I do have friends who are vegan and I’m going to tell them about your blog. 🙂 Cheers!
Hi Dimple. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post on cranberry and orange cake. It’s much appreciated. I’m glad to have found your blog and am looking forward to exploring your cooking/recipes. Thx, Ari.
What a beautiful post and tribute to your sadly deceased aunt, and what wonderful treasures she passed on to you. I particularly love this line: “her love for me and them transpires in every chapati I make.” Very glad to have met you via Twitter, and wishing you all the best with the cooking and blogging, Safia.
Thanks so much Safia…That too is my favourite line! So happy to have met you too xx
Hi Dimple, thanks for like on my post. Hope you visit again! I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog – keep up the good work! 🙂
You are an inspiration for me and lots of people hence I have nominated you for Very Inspiring Blogger Award, please accept and collect it here https://cookingwidjoy.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
Aww dear…Thank you so very much…You inspire me too xx
Hey Dimple… it feels so nice to know so much about a fellow blogger and find the similarities in starting the food blogs 🙂 I have been married since 2 years and even my blog was started with the support of my husband and my mother… Feels likewise 🙂 Do drop in to check mine https://kitchenpops.wordpress.com/
Following…hi…Do come over to Facebook group Sharing food with shivaay delights and share veg food with us
Hi Dimple, Gladly informing you that I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award for your wondrful blog! Happy Blogging!!!
Thank you for visiting my little blog. I enjoy dabbling in Indian cuisine so I am going to keep an eye on your mouthwatering blog for inspiration!
Thank you for stopping by and liking my post on roamingruta.WordPress.com. I am so glad that i found ur blog, you have wonderful recipes in there…still exploring…👍
Hello! I’ve nominated you for the creative blogger award. Acceptance is purely optional, but if you are interested, please visit my blog: https://ineedafeed.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/creative-blogger-award/ for the rules. And have a good day. 🙂
Awww honey…thank you so very much xx
Aww dear…thank you so very much x