Hey there! My name is Naina. Born & brought up in sunny Mumbai, India & currently live in ‘wonderful’ Copenhagen. I love cooking with spices & there is usually butter involved :).
Thanks for stopping by!

Wanna get in touch? I can be reached at Spiceinthecityblog@gmail.com

94 thoughts on “About

  1. Cookin' Cowgirl (wanna'be) January 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM Reply

    You’ve got a lovely blog here! -your recipes are so well written and the pictures are amazing!!!


  2. Country Girl March 6, 2013 at 7:37 AM Reply

    Hi Naina, We would like to nominate you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award!
    Hope you enjoy participating! To find out all about it please visit: http://sweetsixteenscountrykitchen.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/super-sweet-blogging-award/


  3. Priya Kedlaya October 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM Reply

    Gorgeous photographs, Naina! And thanks for stopping by at Sugarfree Sweetheart! :)


  4. whitegirllovesindianfood November 5, 2013 at 10:10 AM Reply

    I have no idea how I did not find your blog until today. Everything looks amazing, and the photography is outstanding!


    • spiceinthecity November 5, 2013 at 7:16 PM Reply

      Hey Whitney, Thanks for the big compliments :). Gonna try the McAloo Tikki from ur blog soon ;)


  5. Aruna Panangipally November 26, 2013 at 7:18 AM Reply

    What a lovely blog! Thank you for stopping by Aahaaram. I will be regular visitor to your blog to drool over the recipes, and indeed, try some of them.


    • spiceinthecity November 26, 2013 at 8:22 PM Reply

      Thank you Aruna. You have a wonderful blog yourself :)


  6. Sadia Mohamed January 3, 2014 at 4:03 PM Reply

    Hey Naina! Thanks for following my blog, i could find yours coz of that. Lovely lovely blog you have got there. Amazing photographs and droolworthy recipes. Cant wait to try them out. 😊😊 Do keep in touch.


    • spiceinthecity January 3, 2014 at 4:36 PM Reply

      Hi Sadia, I came to your blog thru the wordpress reader recommendations & was floored by the gorgeous food. Love them all & cant wait to try them out :)


  7. thebrookcook March 7, 2014 at 10:46 PM Reply

    Lovely blog! Beautiful photographs & dishes- I’m inspired :)


  8. love in the kitchen March 8, 2014 at 3:24 AM Reply

    Love your blog Naina! Beautiful and such inspiring food.


  9. elsonsequeira March 12, 2014 at 6:39 AM Reply

    Nice Blog Naina… love the photography as well


  10. Archana @ ThePerfectZest March 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM Reply

    You have a lovely blog here Naina. Im glad I came across it!


  11. apsara March 23, 2014 at 4:01 AM Reply

    Thanks for liking my post, Naina. I found your lovely blog through your comment, looking forward to your posts in my reader.


  12. theseasonedtraveler March 28, 2014 at 12:22 PM Reply

    It’s a treat just to peruse your lovely blog. How I’d love to be in your kitchen, tasting your creations! Your photos are just breath-taking, with vibrant punches of color and showcasing the yum factor of your dishes. So nice to be in your company at Fiesta Friday! -Laura


    • spiceinthecity March 28, 2014 at 8:48 PM Reply

      Thank you so much Laura! You are excellent company yourself :)


  13. Cteavin March 29, 2014 at 6:48 AM Reply

    I love, love, love, love Indian food. I look foreword to coming back again and again to see what you’re making. :)


    • spiceinthecity March 29, 2014 at 9:43 PM Reply

      Thank you so much :). Just checked out your blog. The apple strudel look great. Will try it out this autumn!


  14. Shruti April 17, 2014 at 3:06 AM Reply

    Exploring your space for the 1st time and I’m so impressed! Wonderful clicks and lovely dishes <3 Happy to connect… See ya sometime @ http://www.cookingwithsj.com :)


    • spiceinthecity April 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM Reply

      Thank you so much Shruti!! Heading over to your blog now :)


  15. tinywhitecottage April 17, 2014 at 10:45 PM Reply

    Your last few posts have been very inspiring. Love your blog…


    • spiceinthecity April 18, 2014 at 11:57 AM Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I have just been over to your lovely blog :)


  16. Victoria April 18, 2014 at 7:02 PM Reply

    Awesome blog, just love it!


  17. chefjulianna April 24, 2014 at 2:37 AM Reply

    Hi Naina! I hope you are having an awesome week! I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. You do have a very lovely blog and I really think that you deserve this award. For more info, go to: http://foodieonboard.com/2014/04/23/so-many-thanks/


  18. Emanuel April 24, 2014 at 11:49 PM Reply

    I am very glad that I came across your blog. I love cooking and butter chicken is my next target. I am friendly with my local Indian restaurant owner who cooks a wonderful dish and she advised me to prepare the sauce first and then add the chicken, cook slowly. Her butter chicken chicken just melts in my mouth.
    Does the cooking process (in your recipe) tend to firm the meat slightly or have the opposite effect? Her chicken simply melts. I love to know your opinion please.

    Thank you so much


    • spiceinthecity April 26, 2014 at 4:37 PM Reply

      Hi Emanuel, the cooking of the chicken pieces in the sauce should be just enough to get the sauce’s flavors into the chicken, so that the chicken becomes melt-in-your-mouth. Thats the result you will get from my recipe. Thanks for stopping by :)


  19. My Kitchen Moments April 30, 2014 at 4:43 AM Reply

    Hi Naina, you have a beautiful and inspiring blog! Glad to have come across! Wonderful clicks and recipes :)


  20. chefjulianna May 14, 2014 at 4:05 AM Reply

    Hi Naina,

    Congratulations, I have just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. For more information, just go to http://foodieonboard.com/2014/05/13/its-award-season/ . Please remember that it is always voluntary, but do think you have a really versatile blog and are very deserving of the award.




  21. Camilla Kjær May 20, 2014 at 10:29 PM Reply

    Hi Naina.
    Thank you for a nice seminar at Borupgaard. Can’t wait to try you amazing recipes :o) Hope to see you in Lyngby soon.
    Best Regards,


    • spiceinthecity May 26, 2014 at 6:27 PM Reply

      Hi Camilla, it was great meeting you too :) See you in Lyngby :D
      Best regards,


  22. Ayesha May 21, 2014 at 7:35 AM Reply

    Hello!! I’ve nominated your lovely blog for two awards… check em out here! :) http://kitchensmitten.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/gettin-awardy/


  23. indusinternationalkitchen May 27, 2014 at 4:45 AM Reply

    Hi Naina, have you heard of the writing process tour? I’ve been invited to join the “My Writing Process” blog tour and have accepted for june 2nd, 2014. This tour rolls out across three new bloggers’ sites each week. So, I can invite three writers to carry the tour forward. I really admire you and your blog and think it would be interesting for more bloggers to hear about your writing process! I guess it’s essentially a chain letter of sorts, but a little bit more sophisticated!

    Your date would be June 9, 2014. Please let me know if you’re interested. If you choose not to participate, that is completely fine with me too. If you can let me know soon that will be great so I can ask other bloggers.!




    • spiceinthecity May 29, 2014 at 6:23 PM Reply

      Hey Indu, thank you so much for thinking of me! Apsara has already asked me to participate, so I have to decline. Thank you again for thinking of me, I am honored :)


  24. mysimpledelights May 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM Reply

    Thanks to Apsara, I discovered you wonderful blog! Looking forward to your future posts! Farianti 😊


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  26. Martina June 4, 2014 at 10:59 AM Reply

    Hi Naina, I just wanted to let you know, that I nominated you for the Liebster Award. You’ll find the details here: http://makeshakeandbake.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/liebster-award-wow/


  27. rhubarbandrosewater June 4, 2014 at 11:53 AM Reply

    This is a BEAUTIFUL blog and I am so happy I found it! After looking at your photographs I wish I could come visit you directly and taste some of the food! Wonderful photographs and recipes!!


    • spiceinthecity June 4, 2014 at 7:13 PM Reply

      Aww, that you so much, you are very sweet :) Thank you so much <3


  28. Malar June 7, 2014 at 11:12 PM Reply

    You have a wonderful blog Naina, Thanks for stopping by mine :)


  29. Chitra Jagadish June 12, 2014 at 3:16 AM Reply

    Hello Naina,
    Surprise for deserved personality 
    I am passing this ‘Liebster Award’as one of the upcoming blogs with your dedication.
    Do check here http://drchdietfood.com/2014/06/12/my-first-recognition-liebster-award/
    Look forward to see your post with this award soon.
    Have a good day and take care
    Chitra Jagadish


  30. chefjulianna June 12, 2014 at 4:56 AM Reply

    Hi Naina! I have nominated you for an award. For more info, just go to: http://foodieonboard.com/2014/06/11/i-am-grateful/


  31. Charanya June 14, 2014 at 2:44 PM Reply
  32. indusinternationalkitchen June 20, 2014 at 5:28 AM Reply

    Hi Naina An award is waiting for you!. Check it out here. Participation is optional but wanted you to know! http://indusinternationalkitchen.com/2014/06/20/more-awards-and-a-note-of-thanks-to-all/


  33. Martina June 23, 2014 at 10:18 AM Reply

    Hi Naina, I just wanted to let you know, that I have nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Here’s the link with instructions if you’d like to accept it: http://makeshakeandbake.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/wonderful-team-member-readership-award/ :-)


  34. lapetitepaniere June 24, 2014 at 8:28 AM Reply

    Hi Naina! I can see I am not the only one who like your blog and loves reading your posts! I want to let you know that I have nominated you for The Liebster Award :) Congrats! You can accept it and check the details at: http://lapetitepaniere.com/2014/06/24/award-post/ Linda x


  35. Lily July 1, 2014 at 11:23 PM Reply

    Hi Naina, love your photography, do you want to join our WP Pinterest group board? Here is my post about it http://wp.me/p4eIMh-dV Let me know if you are interested, would love to have you:)


    • spiceinthecity July 2, 2014 at 7:17 PM Reply

      I am very interested Lily, this is such a great initiative :)


  36. Violets&Vanilla July 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM Reply

    Gorgeous pictures, amazing food!..love your blog…:)


  37. deliciouslynell August 2, 2014 at 5:10 AM Reply

    Hi there! I’m nominating you for either the wordpress family blog award, or the very inspiring blogger award, or both! It’s all up to you! If you’re interested in participating please visit this post!



  38. Michelle August 5, 2014 at 3:44 AM Reply

    Hi Naina
    Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! :D You can check it out here: http://giraffescanbake.com/no-recipe-2/inspiring-blogger-award/. Participation is optional of course!
    Have a great day!
    Michelle x


  39. Qin August 10, 2014 at 3:17 PM Reply

    Hi Naina, this looks really fantastic! I love indian Nan and will definetly try your recipe! :-)


  40. Samira Iqbal August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM Reply

    My husband is a Nutella addict & I just forwarded your mug cake recipe to him. I think he’s fallen in love again with…………Nutella :/
    Lovely blog & I especially enjoy the desi recipes with a twist ;)


    • spiceinthecity August 22, 2014 at 9:19 PM Reply

      Aww, that is such a huge compliment Samira :D Thank you so much! I hope you do try the mug cake xx


  41. Ummey @notbikiniready August 23, 2014 at 10:52 PM Reply

    Hey Naina,

    I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award, wonderful team member readership award, the wordpress family award, and the liebster award 😊 I know it’s a lot to take but there is no pressure to participate but do check it out! Thanks 😊 ❤️ https://notbikiniready.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/blog-awards/


  42. acbistro August 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM Reply

    beautiful blog, Naina !! :)


  43. Ahila August 25, 2014 at 5:55 AM Reply

    Hi Naina, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award (http://wp.me/p3Nc97-BL). Have a great day!


    • spiceinthecity August 30, 2014 at 6:30 PM Reply

      Thank you so much Ahila, I am so honored :) xx


      • Ahila August 31, 2014 at 3:10 AM

        You are most welcome, Naina… You have a lovely blog!

        Liked by 1 person

  44. radhikasethi August 26, 2014 at 12:38 AM Reply

    Dear Naina,
    I have nominated you for the beautiful blogger and versatile blogger award. if interested, please check it out on my blog.


    Have a nice week. Cheers,Radhika


  45. Malar August 29, 2014 at 2:58 AM Reply

    Hi Naina, I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award. Do check out at http://malarmuthu.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/more-awards-2/


  46. Yana September 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM Reply

    Hello Naina!! All I can say, after coming across to your blog: WOW!! What a great site you have! I can not stop reading it! I love the recipes, your style, photography and I’m very excited to try some of your recipes as soon as possible!
    All the very best! :)


    • spiceinthecity September 7, 2014 at 2:34 PM Reply

      Thank you so much Yana for your lovely compliments! You made my day :) Thank you for stopping by!


  47. https://betweenseasblog.wordpress.com October 27, 2014 at 9:12 AM Reply

    A pretty spice blog. :)


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