What You Liked Most on Indian Simmer!

I was not very sure of what I was getting into when I started this blog. I already had a lot on my plate with a newborn at home and a busy life but I just wanted to do this. I began with the idea of documenting all the recipes that my mom and my mother-in-law gave me so that may be one day if my daughter asks for one then she can find it. But I really was not expecting that this would lead to something much much more than that. The name Indian Simmer, which I and A came up with one evening sipping coffee, has become my identity today. Today a lot of people know me more as Indian Simmer than Prerna Singh and I think that’s my biggest achievement. This blog, along with me, has come a long way in the past ten months and it all happened because of YOU! You who always appreciate and motivate me to do something better. So I just want to thank you for being here, for all your wonderful messages and for clicking on that link every time you saw an update from Indian Simmer.

Reading some of my favorite blogs, I got an idea that I loved and thought was cool, so I wanted to do something similar here at Indian Simmer too. Since this post is mostly about you and the love you have shown to this blog, I am listing the recipes that you liked the most during the year. Although I can barely call this list as the “Most Liked Recipes of 2010” because this blog itself came into existence after the year 2010 began, let me just call it the “Top 10 Recipes You Liked on Indian Simmer EVER!”

So here’s the countdown:

10: Tomato Tadka dal and Green Tomato Chutney
A simple lentil preparation made in Indian homes almost every day, kicked up a notch with tangy tomato flavor and some spicy tomato chutney.


9: How to make a fruit leather at home?
An easy way to trick kids into having their fruit and vegetables.


8: Pasta in creamy tomato sauce
One of my go-to recipes. A creamy tomato sauce with pumpkin seeds adding an extra oomph to the boring pasta and tomato sauce.


7: Kati Roll
If you like Indian food but don’t have time to make anything elaborate, then just wrap it all up in a roll and eat it!


6: Chocolate Cake
Can you call a chocolate cake staple? Because this one right here is at my house! A moist layered chocolate cake made with coffee.


5: Lemon Mousse
A light tangy and creamy mousse which will rock your world as soon as you take a bite!


4: Aloo Gobhi
Oh yeah, you know Aloo Gobhi if you know Indian food! This is another simple vegetarian preparation of potatoes and cauliflower cooked in ground spices.


3: A simple hindu pooja meal
A few recipes prepared with little or no spices mostly for hindu religious meals.


2: Palak Paneer
You like it, don’t you? Healthy spinach and cottage cheese cooked together in a creamy sauce making a perfect curry.


1: Molten Chocolate Liquor Cake
It has chocolate, it has butter and it has liquor in it. What else do you need to make a top visited recipe?


Happy New Year everyone!


  1. You sure do have a great blog and I’m so glad that I could browse through some of your great recipes :-)Though we are friends in FB, never got a chance to interact with you…better late than never,rt? So here I’m ,wishing you a great 2011…waiting to see more wonderful recipes and beautiful pics :-)

  2. Oh Prerna, they all look fantastic! My blog is just weeks older than yours and it’s been such fun learning and growing this year! I can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve in 2011!

    PS~ I’ve got lentils to the pantry DIEING to become tadka dal this week!

  3. I will always remember you for your great photos. You are one of those rare bloggers who pick this up and got good at it very quickly… Almost from day 1… Looking forward to more enchanting posts from you in 2011!

  4. *happy sigh*

    I’m so glad to have found you! Seriously!

    Love your blog, pictures and recipes!

    U will be seeing more Indian food on my blog next year, and part of the reason would be because of you, Prerna 😉

    Have a Blessed New Year!

  5. Wow, I can’t tell what is more amazing – your recipes or your photos. I’m drooling over both. Happy New Year. Although I’m not exactly a regular blogger, I’m so glad to have found yours. It’s a great source of inspiration.

  6. What a wonderful beginning it’s been! I’m so glad you started this blog and remember being so impressed with the beautiful photos and mouthwatering recipes from the first time I visited. So glad to have gotten to know you through our sites. Happy New Year, Prerna!

  7. I luv ur site mainly for the awesome clicks and thats the main reason I come back again n again and ur writings are too good….My fav is kathi roll for the classic clicks. Keep rocking.Wishing u n ur family a very happy new year 2011!

  8. Your space is always a pleasure to visit and spend time Prerna. I am so glad I got to know you; don’t know when and how it started with that mail, but I am glad :-)

    I could look all day long at your photographs and hear about little A. IndianSimmer ROCKS!!

    have a wonderful year ahead. My break went by too quick with too many guests and dinners :-(

  9. Thank you Prerna for sharing all your wonderful recipes and photography with us. Your blog is fantastic and I wish you continued success with it in the New Year. I am so glad we became friends through Flickr this past year, you are a real sweetheart and I am lucky to know you. All the best to you and your family for a Happy and Healthy New Year.

  10. Congratulations Prerna! for having such a nice blog. Sure your blog is a huge success! Love your countdown and wishing you many more successful years like this :).

  11. Prerna, I must be the top people who visit that molten cake recipe, I go back to it again and again, sometimes just to stare! LOL Great job this year and so much more to come! Happy and Prosperous 2011 :)

  12. Nice post and exactly this is a big achievement Prerna.. Keep rocking in upcoming years too. I love lot of recipe( as well as ur clicks)in ur space.. Since u mentioned one, I am chocoholic so I opt for chocolate cake or molten lava..again one :( Then I will go for chocolate Cake the final one . Wish u and ur Family Happy New Year.