Originally the name RoodonFood came from my first name, Raj + Food. Since rood was already taken I went with the rhyming and catchy RoodonFood.
I grew up in the Southern U.S (Tennessee, Alabama), and am of Indian ancestry so my recipes tend to skew in those directions. My interest in cooking grew after moving to New York City in 2002. Being away from my Mom’s Indian home cooking resulted in furiously looking for ways to replicate those. It was during this time I came to appreciate the books of Madhur Jaffrey and Chitrita Banerji among others. My girlfriend is vegan and gluten free so that introduced me to additional worlds of cooking.
I’ve written for Alimentum Journal, a Literary food journal, Little India Magazine (NYC), Khabar (Atlanta) and India Abroad (NYC). We now reside in the Bay Area, California.
Interested in having your product or restaurant reviewed? Any questions, comments or recipes? Please email me at roodonfood [at] gmail.com.
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Hi! What’s a RajBot? Rajput? or a King (Raj) Robot?
Interesting that you only drink, eat snacks and sweets. No main courses? Thanks for leaving the suggestion on my blog – I’m surely going to get a copy for myself. Look forward:)
Hi Ishita. Thanks for the response. I’m actually working on a some main courses. I posted a few recipes in the past but not enough to warrant a tab just yet :> . Enjoy the Chitrita book! Your blog is great. I’ll be visiting again.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and the “LIKE” of post.
Thanks to you as well. Keep up the great blog!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and the “Like” of my post.
Hi and thanks for stopping by and liking my post today! I’m glad to have found you. I look forward to reading more of your posts!
I look forward to yours as well. Cheers!
HI thanks for stopping by epicureandelightsfood.wordpress.com and liking my post on it.
I really enjoyed checking out your site. Cheers!
Thanks for visiting my blog and the like and i will often visit urs too for that Indian magic.
Thanks for stopping by the HAAP and Liking the post. I’m looking forward to checking out your blog too!
No problem. I enjoyed writing it. Thanks for stopping by RoodonFood. Cheers.
Cool blog, Raj! Thanks for checking out mine. John
No problem at all. Your blog looks great and thanks for the comment!
Interesting Blog! I’m starting to love Indian cuisine. Thanks for the like!
No problem and thanks for stopping by the blog. Cheers! I really enjoyed yours.
Thanks for liking my photo! Much appreciated.
You have got interesting Indian recipes here. I consider Indian cuisine as one of the best in the world…
I enjoyed your photos. I salute your appreciation for Indian food. Thanks for the comment. Cheers.
The South and India — two of my favourite food cultures, and both great washed down with beer. I’m in! And thanks for following the Perfect Keg…
Haha thanks for appreciating my two faves. I too love beer haha. I look forward to reading your posts. Thanks for the follow as well. Cheers.
thanks for dropping by our blog and liking our post.
we like your food adventures too.
have a good day! cheers!
I enjoyed your photos. Thanks for checking out the site! Cheers.
Raj, thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the ‘like’. Really interesting blog you got here. The reviews are really detailed, yet interesting. And you seem to have more ‘Indian roots’ in you than a lot of us Indians do back home. Great going, and keep up the good stuff.!
I enjoyed your blog very much. Thanks for the compliment. I try to keep in touch with my parents roots. Cheers.
Thanks for stopping by and the like! 🙂
No problem. I enjoyed your site.
Thanks for the like. All 12 meringues were eaten the same day and I am now being told to make them daily!
Mac @ Diary of a Coeliac
Wow. I don’t blame you. Great post. Cheers.
Just wanted to thank you for the interest in my blog. I still haven’t forgotten that you were interested in bigos and will blog just for you next time I make it.
Hahah thanks for remembering that about bigos. Sounds great. Cheers.
Thanks for stopping by foodfromthegarden
No problem. I enjoyed the site. Cheers.
Thanks for liking my post, “Onion Flavor for Onion Haters.”
No problem. Enjoyed it. Cheers.
Thanks for checking out my blog. Enjoying getting your posts!
Thanks very much. I enjoyed your blog as well. Cheers!
Thanks for checking out my blog! Looking forward to exploring yours:)
Likewise. Thanks very much for the comment!
I have just nominated your blog for The Versatile Blogger Award.
Most of my readers are very interested into the main topic you discuss here (Food!) and I simply have to share this blog to them.
I have put a link to this blog on my recent post (http://hariqhuang.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/the-versatile-blogger-award/) which enable my readers to reach RoodOnFood with one single click.
Have a wonderful day!
Hey Hari- Thanks so much for the award! I’ll get working on this in the next couple weeks. Cheers!
You are welcome, Raj!
Thank you for stopping by Kerri Chronicles and liking the post. I look forward to reading more of yours.
Thank you as well. I enjoyed your site. Cheers.
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Thanks so much for the award. I’ll get working on this soon. Cheers!
Thanks for stopping by my humble blog…I do appreciate it. I will be following yours to see what food ideas I can glean, and maybe eat healthier too!
Thanks for stopping by mine as well! Cheers and thanks for the comment.
Hi Raj, Thanks for liking my first post. I like what you’re trying to achieve with you blog. All the best!
Thanks for the kind comment. I enjoyed your site as well. Cheers.
Thanks for stopping by brooklynbarangay! I will enjoy following your blog!
Thanks. I’ll enjoy yours too. Cheers from a fellow Brooklynite.
Raj, thanks for visiting my new blog, Susan’s Suppers. I note you have lived in Tennessee. That’s where I am. Lebanon to be exact. Where did you live?
No problem. I enjoyed your site. I lived in Knoxville and Nashville – Lebanon is right between? I actually grew up in Chattanooga though. Happy to meet another Tennessean. Cheers.
Lebanon is 30 miles east of Nashville, right on 40. I grew up in Nashville & have lived in Knoxville!
I could read yur posts all day. Aah but “stuff” to do, so I will ck a couple a day when I can.
thanks for some good reads. I like the food adventures ♥
Wow. Please continue to read it. Thanks so much for the nice comment. I really like your blog too. Cheers.
Hello and thanks for visiting my blog!
No problem. Thanks for checking mine out too. Cheers!
Hi Raj, and thanks for checking out my pancakes! I’ve been perusing your blog and can’t wait to try my hand at some of the delicious Indian dishes. Can’t wait to see how they turn out! xo, Noelle (from noellereally.com)
Hi Noelle. No problem. They look great. Thanks for checking out my site. Cheers!
Hi Raj, thanks for stopping by on my blog. I love Indian food so I am sure to be hitting yours, too.
No problem. I enjoyed your blog. Thanks for checking out mine. Cheers!
Love all the reviews! Looking forward to following and learning more … Keep up the great work!
Thanks so much for checking the reviews! I look forward to reading your blog as well. Cheers!
You might like Julie Sahni’s cookbooks, which are based on traditional Indian cooking but updated for North American kitchens and grocery stores. My husband frequently cooks from her cook books and almost always says as he does so, :”Julie Sahni is a genius.” Her lamb khorma is to die for, and lentils also fabulous.
I’ve heard the name but never check out her cookbooks. After seeing your comment I’ve just put one of her books on hold at the library. Lamb Korma is one of my all time favorite dishes. Thanks for the recommendation!
Hi Raj, Thanks for stopping by my bog and liking my post on “Gluten Free Chocolate cake in a cup”.
No problem. I’m all in favor of chocolate in all forms. Cheers.
Thanx for stopping by Village Sweets and liking the post “Gluten-Free Anyone?”. Have a wonderful day!! 😀
I enjoyed the post. Cheers and thanks for stopping by RoodonFood!
I’ve seen you a few times on here, and I didn’t realize until now that I hadn’t followed you..I also didn’t realize that we have Alabama in common!
Hahah I love the name of your blog. I’ll check it out. Glad to have Southern connection with you. Cheers and thanks for the follow!
Thanks for stopping by my site Raj! I love the mix of Indian and southern fare you cover. The gluten free stuff was a bonus! Cheers
I enjoyed your site as well. Thanks for the kind words. Cheers!