Saturday, February 28, 2009

About me


Hello!
First of all thank you so much for visiting here. 
I hope you enjoy ur time at Sharmis Passions!

I am Sharmilee Jayaprakash , I live in Coimbatore with my family. I worked full time , tried to squeeze in time for family, friends and my passion. I resigned my job in Jan 2012 to take care of my kid and to run behind my passions :)

I luv working with colors especially on the web and thats why I attempt to keep this space and pics colorful. I cannot imagine a world with just black and white and thats the main reason I chose my career too which revolves around the web.

I've become passionate about cooking through the days and now love to experiment different cuisines though my orgin is south side cuisines. Being a food blogger I dont admit myself as an expert in cooking, to me the taste and perfection comes by practise , so take my words and keep cooking.

Its been more than 2 yrs since I started baking and I just love the feel of baking.I am greatly interested in food photography and this space has become a platform for all my learnings both for cooking and photography.


Its only me as a author for this space but the credit for the successful running of this website should go to my mother and hubby......And to my lil one who is the sole reason for this blog as I seriously started looking out for new and healthy recipes only after her birth. And to all you readers and friends who give me constructive feedback which motivates me to do more. 


Other than cooking, I spend time either with my daughter else with my camera :) I rarely watch TV but the only show that gets me hooked on is Airtel super singer series. I can watch the live show, retelecast and even the recorded program at a  full stretch - yes kind of addicted to it esp the kids series.

I also started a Photo blog this year 2012 with project 365 : http://sharmiclicks.blogspot.in.

Camera I use and Editing Tools:
I used a simple point and shoot camera - Its Olympus Fe280. From Jan 2011, I am using a Nikon D3100 DSLR.I use Photoshop CS3 for editing the pics. And from Feb 2012, 35mm prime lens had added on to my gears. 

There is lot of work put in right from cooking, arranging, composing a shot and finally editing before I present it here. So I request you to give credit where due and when you want to use the pics and recipes.Hope you would understand!


Contact Me:
Have any queries or suggestions......feel free to write to me at sharmispassions@gmail.com. Would love to hear from you!

77 comments:

  1. So cool..ore oorunga ;)miss cbe very badly... :)dunno how u feel abt chennai..i cudnt survive there for 2 months ;)

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  2. you have a nice recipe bank! I love cooking too.. :)

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  3. Hi Sharmi, First time here. Am very happy to note that you are from CBE, I'm from Erode. It's really exciting to meet foodies from our place, isn't it ? I too miss the authentic food and my place very badly. Will visit here often.

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  4. Happy to hear that you are also from CBE... where to do u stay in CBE..... me too from the same place..

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  5. Happy Birthday to you Sharmi....... Lucky to find you today! Got to learn the art of food blogging from you! Awesome page.

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  6. Nice website, lovely mouthwatering pictures of foodies , will try a lot of your recipe ideas. Keep writing

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  7. How can you say you're not a regular cook & not passionate about cooking!!!
    You're among the very few who posts a new recipe with pictures almost every other day!!!
    Your blog shows the most updates - now that can't happen without passion!!!
    By the way, thanks for following me :) :) :)

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  8. Hai Sharmi
    I use to search recipes in Net. I Planned to Do peas masala for roti today. I got your Page And its simply good and very colourful
    I too Like to write a Blog but I Dont knw web designing And also I m in medical profession too.
    I like your site, especially the method wise instructions with photos
    All the very best For Your future recipes and post more
    I will try Your peas masala today and let you know
    Happy to Hear that you are from Tamil Nadu

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  9. Awesome pictures Sharmi... Which lens do you use for these pictures?

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  10. @Gopika : I use my kit lens(18-55mm) which came with my D3100

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  11. Hi sharmilee good work I like all ur recipes.Pls post some more veg gravy recipes for rice.

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  12. Hi Sharmi, First time here. Really liked your space, thou have'nt checked fully, but will surely look out for more recipes... loved your filter coffee post, feel like sipping straight from my laptop :)

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  13. hi sharmi,good page ur recipes are really good.iam a great fan of ur blog.iam a coimbatorean living in u.s.a.I just want to know the recipe of kaalaan (mushroom)
    which we get in roadside shops in coimbatore.I love that and i didnt get the recipe any
    where.since ur a coimbatorean i think u will know abt it.iam waiting for the recipe

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    1. We love that too...and have been getting so may requests for kalan recipe...Sure will post it soon, have bookmarked the recipe already :)

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  14. Hi Sharmi....

    I became a fan of urs after trying out the Kovil puliyodharai..it was simply awesome...kuddos to u

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  15. Oh God Sharmi... Your website is such a treat for my eyes and my tastebuds. I visit your page almost everynight to decide on the next day's lunch. You have got a great collection.. Keep it going..

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  16. Hi, Nice collections, everything is looking so yummy and easy. It is tempting me to try all the recepie at the same time. Thank for for this wonderful site. keep going.

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  17. Hi,
    Ur space is awesome, been visiting from a long time but left MSG only last time for ur baking basics. Though I stay in ahmadabad that info was useful coz got to know what all I have to get started.
    Keep up the good work and u have a long long way to go.
    Luv
    Mayuri

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  18. Hi Sharmi,

    Absolutely love the recipes that you have here. Healthy and tasty have been on my mind lately as well. Great work!

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  19. Hi Sharmi,

    Making your veg biryani recipe now. When reading your recipes I so miss my friends from South India -- they taught me how much nicer Indian home food is than restaurant food, and I've been looking for the right recipes ever since.

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  20. Wonderful recipes sharmilee..Very inspiring. This is one of the best sites i have ever seen in terms of recipes. And amazing and mouth watering food visuals !! Kudos. Keep posting.

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  21. hi sharmilee.. you have an awesome blog here.. loved going thru some recipes and ur bakery class!!!

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  22. hai sharmi,
    i am at learner's stage in cooking. even for a simple ven pongal i chk more than 10 method thro google n i wud follow the best one as my mind says n it comes out well. i dunno hw i misd ur blog all these days. i like it in all aspects. n kuddos to ur work. happy to hear u r a coimbatorean. even me in cbe. wud luv to read ur blog n keepin postin n helpin me in doin better recipes n win hearts of every one in my family.... wer in cbe do u stay. am in ramanathapuram

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  23. @Manjusri: I am glad to hear from a fellow CBE'an :) Thanks so much for all those nice words...Sure keep visiting and trying!!

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  24. Came across your blog while searching for recipies....I am very impressed with the site photos and recipies.....love it...you have a follower..keep up the good work...

    Regards
    Anamika

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  25. Hi Sharmilee,
    I love your website and the recipes, photo's. Your blog is even more interesting to read. I left CBE (my hometown) and Iam living in US San Francisco for almost 20 yrs. I love your inspirations in writing blogs and following your passions. Your website is my dairy now, i used my dairy to write receipes when I was learning cooking. I have noted down my moms recipe in dairy when I left India. Your cooking is more or less to my moms recipes taste. I have to meet you in person when I come to India if you don't mind. Nice to see you blogging about local restaurants. Keep up the good work. Proud to see a Coimbatore person doing this.

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  26. @Rama : Thats really touching to hear from a fellow CBE'an :) Thank you so much for all those words, they made my day!! Keep trying and let me know your feedback!

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  27. Superb work sharmi ... Came through ur site accidentally .... Love every recipe in it... Going to all in course of time... Keep adding

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  28. really gd job ... i really appreciate ur hard work put in every lil aspect ... :)

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  29. Hi Sharmi,

    Heard abt ur site from my sister. I just loved the way u have presented the food and happy to know that we are from same place.

    U have a great photography skills and ur recipes are so tempting to try it.

    All the best !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Hi sharmi...i'm amutha karthik from namma kovai..your blog is the excellent navigator for any recipe. Hats off for your effort and your love towards cooking is seen in each and every clicks! You are the best! Thank you for all the recipes! Good luck!

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  31. Hello Madam,

    I enjoyed and want to do it...Thanks

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  32. HAI MADAM,

    ILOVE YOUR RECIPES AND THE WAY YOU SAID.THANKS ..

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  33. Sharmi, great cooking, Im proud now to say that I am from Coimbatore too. great going. I ve become a great fan of urs :)

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  34. I googled Puliyodarai and urs was the first site that popped up. What wow photography!! I am ur fan no doubt since i had turned veggie a few months back and wanted to try out all of these indian recipes. You are indeed doing one helluva great job!!! cheers!

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  35. Hi Mz.sharmi,
    I live in Hyderabad and working as Project Lead in Mahindra Satyam.. and have gr8 passion in cooking.
    I use Samsung Galaxy Note in which i have downloaded an Android App called "MyCookBook" from Android Market, in which u can maintain a series of Recipes. I am currently compiling a huge number of Indian Recipes from Poweders to Pickles to Curries...., When i was searching for Badhusha u site popped out of Google and have compiled almost all recipes in your site in my Application......... SIMPLY SUPERB.....

    Regards,
    Madhusudan Iyer....

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  37. Hello Sharmi,

    Your fish recipes are too appealing.. Just a small suggestion. Why dont you post Fish Biryani recipe?

    Regards,
    Divya (ECWeb)

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  38. Hello Sharmi,
    I became a gr8 fan of you since 3 months.. Now a days for any recipe i take your blog as reference.. Ur photos step by step makes easy to understand..
    Good Job..
    Regards,
    Sudha

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  39. Hi Sharmi,

    Just wanted to tell you how awesome your blog is! Nowadays whenever I want any recipe, your blog is my first stop. In fact when I got my oven, a Morphy Richards, 2 months ago, my first bake was the custard cookies from your blog. Tried several other recipes till date and all of them have come out delicious!

    Jes

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  40. hi sharmi,
    i also love cooking.please help me construct my own website as am inspired by urs.Plez tell me the steps of doing so!

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  41. Simple and everyday food recipe... Loved the presentation of each dish... Just made me want to read the rest of the recipe. Keep coming with more... It really helpsv me from wondering what to cook today ;)

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  42. Great photos and simple instructions. Good job!

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  43. madam, you have a lovely collection of recipes. i have started trying one by one.

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  44. Hi Sharmilee, I enjoy reading your blog. I noticed your picture being used by a restaurant on Facebook to advertise their puttu and kadala curry. This picture was quite memorable so I was surprised seeing the same pic here. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=490075261032644&set=a.482701391770031.110135.146430605397113&type=1&theater

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  45. @Sri : THanks for notifying Sri...but am not able to see the picture so cudnt leave a comment :(

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  46. They deleted it. No problem. Am totally against copyright infringment too. Btw great job on your blog.

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  47. Hi Sharmilee,
    I visited your site number of times, but always get confused about which dish to prepare. Everything on your site looks yum yum , yummy and delicious. I have made my mind to prepare something for this diwali from your site as my mum and mother-in-law cant visit or send me any thing(food) this diwali. When I see at your recipe list, I go" I like this ,I like this and I like that". Thanks for creating such amazing site.

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  48. Heyyy...
    Am really passionate about cooking.. And each time I wanna cook, I go for different sites for itsrecipe.. But nw ur blog is ma first choice.. Your stepwise fotos helps me a lotttt..Yea it does work for me.. Now am an established cook at home.. ;) Thanx a lot for ur effort. :)

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  49. I tried your Kottu Paratto and it is wonderful. Thanks for your guidance especially people like me who is cooking on my own - Siva Bangalore

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  50. Hai,

    Awsome presentation. Keep rocking!!!

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  51. Hi i am also sharmili....My name was Sharmilee and when it came to the school records it was Sharmili...was born and brought up in trichy ,but basically a keralite..did the mysorepak,it was awesome and my daughters loved it..i got praises for it from my hubby and other friends too...Thanks from one sharmi to another.... :)

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  52. Hi.. am a big fan of ur blog :)
    have told many of my frnds abt ur blog..
    people lik u are great inspiration for us, keep up ur spirits!!

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  53. Hello Sharmili,
    You have great dishes, and because of the detailed images they are mouth-watering!

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  54. i accidentally found this site but i am so impressed with you contributions to the web about your knowledge of ingredients / recipes and the community that you share with. carry on bye :)

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  55. Really Loved your way of presenting the receipe more than the taste .. the way how you explained really tempting to prepare the dish as soon as possible...YOur notes will help newcomers a lot.. Keep going with your passions ..All the Best dear .

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  56. Very nice collection and photos are awesome. I am tempted to try your recipe right away...

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  57. Hi i m first time here .....It' Looks so awesome...Plz visit my blog..
    http://kiransaboo.blogspot.in/

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  58. hi Sharmi,
    first time visitor to ur blog, checked it for coconut burfi! awesome recipe. will keep searching your blog for more recipes.
    Love

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  59. Loving the pictures and recipes you have. I haven't tried any yet and will do. The oat shakes sound amazing.

    Suki

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  60. Your efforts in making this a visually appealing site with a wide variety of high quality recipes is clearly evident! I am glad you are having fun and are following your passion and putting your talents to use. More than anything else, thanks for sharing wight the world community of foodies (i live in USA). Wishing you the very best, always..

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  61. Hi I must really admit this has become online cook book for me. Just love the way you present,great efforts and amazing work.
    Thanks a bunch for very clear narration of your recipes.

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  62. Hi Sharmi... I am a Tamilian Living in Hyderabad. Juz loved your blog especially our Tamil Nadu specials Rasam, sambar :) ..though this is my first time to ur blog , hope this will become my Guide from now on..
    All the Best... God bless You!

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  63. Hi,

    I have become a big fan of ur website and suggesting it to all my frnds whomever i speak to. Thank u so much for the detailed explanation with pics. Love ur work.I am trying out a lot of recipes with ur help. My husband also likes ur work a lot.

    Thanks,
    Gayathri

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  64. Hi,

    I have become a big fan of ur website and suggesting it to all my frnds whomever i speak to. Thank u so much for the detailed explanation with pics. Love ur work.I am trying out a lot of recipes with ur help. My husband also likes ur work a lot.

    Thanks,
    Gayathri

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  65. Hi,

    Thank u so much for such wonderful recipes with neat presentation.Found ur website 2 weeks back and from then on not a single day goes without visiting ur website.
    My husband has also become a fan of ur work become u have a separate tab of panneer recipes. Trying out a lot recipes these days and they r coming out really well.

    Thanks once again.

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  66. Hi Sharmi,

    I love your blog. I got inspired to try baking because of your blog.I don't use eggs at home, so eggless baking is what i like to do. I love the fact that your recipes are simple, with ingredients available in the kitchen cabinet.

    My husband is not fond of sweets. And today I surprised him with the 2 minute chocolate cake.He was totally melted by the taste and the fact that I made it in 2 mins.

    Here in US I tried a Mexican Dessert called Tres leches. I wanted to know if you could help me with the eggless version of the desert, if you find time.

    Thank you for all recipes. please continue to post more eggless baking recipes. I am a fan of your blog.

    Thanks,
    Vaishnavi

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  67. hi,
    i'm a scientist by profession but a foodie at heart..at 1.30 am at night before going to sleep i just wanted to finalise the mushroom recipe for tommorow...searched over the net and found ur page..
    i must say its really nice..
    keep posting some quick and nice recipe for people like us..who dont get much time out of our busy schedule for cooking.

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  68. Hi Sharmi,

    Thanks for ur Green peas & Channa masala recipe ....both tasted good...nowadays i am interested in cooking and visiting ur web frequently :) keep on posting new ones!!!!

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  69. Hi Sharmi !!!
    I like ur website its wonderful attraction to me, very impressive to create a blog. Thank u So much :-)

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  70. Hi Sharmi,
    I like ur cooking blog. It's impressive to create a blog for me. I like cooking, I love cooking. Keep post lots of recipes.
    Thank you for all recipes :-)

    Thank you !!!
    Sakthi

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  71. Hi sharmi,

    Actually I am very new to cookin n i am daily tryin ur new recipes n gettin appreciation frm my hubby especially poondu kulambu, aloo paratha, mochai kulambu etc, except rava idli it become lil hard. 2day hv a plan of trying kaima idli of urs. N j h. A question too can u pls tell me 1 cup means what wil b the size u r using.

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    1. Thanks for trying and glad to hear ur feedback...Please check the sidebar for cup measures

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  72. I have bookmarked literally 100 recipes blogs, I must say, after bumping into yours, yours is the best I have seen! great job on the site.

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