About Beyond Curries

Posted by Sia | Friday, April 10, 2009 | 29 comments »


A few decades back, majority of people around the globe believed in so many myths about India as a country and Indians as people. For many, India was the land of snakes and snake charmers, with elephants and bullock carts being our means of transport and a country of faded splendour now left with poverty and diseases. Thanks to globalisation, mass media and Indians making headlines around the world, India is now known for its fastest growing economy, the knowledge base, its progress in the fields of science and technology, corporate houses and vast business opportunities, to name a few!

But there is one more myth that still needs to be shaken, a myth that the Indians thrive and survive eating hot, spicy and greasy Curries! For many, Indian food means spicy, greasy, fatty food cooked with a main ingredient called Curry Powder, which is available in many supermarkets. Yes, a big myth about curry and its ingredients. We are here to show that there is a lot more to Indian food than Curries! Just like the culturally diverse sub-continent called India, there is a diversity of ingredients, flavours, textures and cooking techniques in what we broadly term as Indian cuisine.

So here we are, a team of enthusiastic and passionate bloggers, creating this space dedicated to simple Indian cooking. This is a one-stop-shop for everybody who wishes to learn the basics of the colourful and flavourful Indian cooking. And more importantly you will learn that it is not only about Curries but it goes well beyond that! We will share the secrets of cooking techniques, tips, and pearls of wisdom shared by our grandmothers and great grandmothers to show how simple spices, herbs and other ingredients are used in creating the magic of Indian food. We will be sharing everyday, basic and rustic food cooked in every Indian kitchen using protein packed beans, legumes and lentils, delicious rice, healthy Rotis (Indian flat breads), fresh vegetables and greens, sinfully delicious desserts, amazing snacks and street food, freshly made spice powders, pickles, sauces, chutneys and gravies, and delightful vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Yes, this is Beyond Curries where we are set to demystify and simplify Indian cuisine!


Why another food blog?

The necessity to come up with this group blog was the result of many e-mails, comments and queries from the readers of our blogs around the globe who were interested in learning to cook Indian food but were unable to do so for various reasons. For one, many are not really aware of the ingredients used in Indian cooking and there are some readers who are staying away from home and craving for a simple home meal. There are also some food lovers who love to cook Indian food but are looking for the ways to give it a modern and creative twist. And there are many parents who want to know ways in which they can cook Indian food for their kids without too much of a fuss! So now look no further! Shoot all your queries, doubts (no matter how trivial they seem to you) and recipe requests to us.

Are you ready to learn and look Beyond Curries? Come and join us as we take you on a fun-filled roller coaster ride into the magical world of Indian cuisine…


Comment Policy:

Please feel free to leave any doubts or queries you may have on the recipes or articles posted on Beyond Curries. Our team will try to respond to all your queries as soon as possible to best of our knowledge.

We welcome and appreciate all your valuable feedback and constructive criticism as long as it is meant to help us in providing useful insights into Indian cooking. We will not entertain any comments that are offensive, rude and unpleasant to us or the readers of Beyond Curries and such comments will be deleted immediately. The team of Beyond Curries reserve the right to delete any comments that are harsh, abusive, written with the intent to advertise, contain profanity or considered spam.


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Beyond Curries Team


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29 comments

  1. Mahimaa's kitchen // 10 April 2009 at 11:16  

    first thing I would notice on this blog is the look of it! beautiful blog. love the layout and colors!

    great job sia.

  2. Superchef // 10 April 2009 at 13:32  

    lovely!! will look forward to the recipes! Good luck on the new venture! :)

  3. bhagyashri // 10 April 2009 at 14:38  

    This is looking great! And you guys have hit the right spot, people all over the world need to think beyond Tikka Masala & 'Curries' when they think about Indian Cuisine.
    All the Best!

  4. sra // 10 April 2009 at 15:21  

    Ah, so this is it! Congratulations and best of luck!

  5. sunita // 10 April 2009 at 15:38  

    Congrats everyone, the blog looks beautiful...you'll do a great job :-)

  6. Asha // 10 April 2009 at 18:14  

    Cool! Blog looks great. Good luck to all of you. My best wishes! :))

  7. Vishali // 10 April 2009 at 19:30  

    Congrats all of you ! Thank you for creating such a wonderful blog with this idea...I look forward to the collection of recipes....All my best wishes :D.

  8. Pavani // 10 April 2009 at 19:36  

    Great idea.. Good luck guys.. Looking forward for all the yummy recipes beyond curries.

  9. Ann // 10 April 2009 at 19:43  

    Congrats all team there..You all are great bloggers and am sure you are goin to rock here...which inturn goin to make us all go crazy..lovely..
    and the blog looks wonderful in all its form and write ups..
    Three cheers..all buddies..looking forward to exoeriment from you all..thanks

  10. Maheswari // 10 April 2009 at 19:52  

    Beautiful layout..Loved the name..Good luck..

  11. SJ // 10 April 2009 at 20:15  

    Good luck!!

  12. Pooja // 10 April 2009 at 21:46  

    Lovely layout...looking great..best wishes..

  13. Uma // 10 April 2009 at 22:08  

    Congrats on the lovely blog! All the best!

  14. bee // 10 April 2009 at 22:15  

    shyte. i thought there'd be tips on how not to cook at all. like "beyond cooking". :D love this idea.

  15. sharada // 10 April 2009 at 22:36  

    good luck to all..the blog looks great.
    Lots of expectation........

  16. Shreya // 10 April 2009 at 22:54  

    Congratulations!:-) Such a lovely layout and logo. Best wishes to the team, and looking fwd for some amazing posts...

  17. Mona // 11 April 2009 at 01:17  

    Looking forward to the recipes, Loved the blog title!
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  18. Red Chillies // 11 April 2009 at 05:40  

    Very nice layout and great team. Hope to see lots of great dishes out here. Good luck, guys!

  19. Shilpa // 11 April 2009 at 21:21  

    Congratulations to the team and all the best. Love the template of this blog.

  20. Sig // 12 April 2009 at 21:52  

    Lovely site! Congrats everyone and good luck!

  21. Kalyani // 13 April 2009 at 01:35  

    Lovely blog ....Great look .... All the best!!

  22. Sandeepa // 13 April 2009 at 06:20  

    The site looks very professional. All the best to the team and looking forward to what you present

  23. rkramadh // 14 April 2009 at 20:21  

    Great site, wonderful layout and very appropriately named blog to bust the myth! Will definitely follow this regularly. All the best.

  24. Suganya // 15 April 2009 at 06:55  

    My hearty wishes for great success, BC team :)

  25. Sia // 15 April 2009 at 16:30  

    Thank you everybody for your warm welcome! We feel blessed and loved by ur kind response to BC. We hope to provide all the necesasary and basic information on basic indian cooking and also hope that we will be able to keep up to ur expectations :)

    ~Sia
    (On behlaf of BC team)

  26. Shruthi // 24 April 2009 at 16:13  

    Congrats! Proud of u and Indian Food :)

  27. RasoiGuru // 12 January 2010 at 22:05  

    Great blog and I would love to be a part of this adventurous set of bloggers. How can I add my blog into yours?

  28. srividhya Ravikumar // 2 April 2010 at 13:02  

    woww... great recipes... following you

  29. sanjeeta kk // 14 June 2010 at 13:17  

    Beautiful concept for spreading a word about Indian cooking. Would love to add some Rajasthani recipes in here.