Face Behind Food- Be My Valentine Recipe Contest Winner, Taruna

A big Yay! for @taruna, the face behind Easy Food Smith, for bagging our Be My Valentine Recipe contest with her Nuts and Nutella Baked Samosa recipe.


Tell us a little bit about yourself. Management post graduate and erstwhile manager in Reliance. Worked for eight years in corporate sector before hanging my boots to raise my daughter; now full time home maker. I come from a family of foodies and got married into one too.

Will always find in my refrigerator… Nuts, Eggs, Butter

A kitchen pet peeve… When the caps or lids of bottles and jars are not properly capped or tightened

Apron or no apron… Depends on whether I am cooking in my pyjama or in a dress

Cook with someone or like the kitchen to myself? Like kitchen to myself

One dish I always wanted to learn…Macaroons (still to learn)

A kitchen creation I am proud of….Masala Spiced Roasted Beetroot Lassi

My biggest kitchen blunder…Nothing major so far…fingers crossed!

My go to dish…Chhenar Payesh

My last meal should be… Simple Indian comfort food – Chhole Poori, Mango pickle, Raita, Makhadi Halwa

Taruna’s winning recipe: Nuts and Nutella Filled Baked Samosa


You can connect with Taruna at Indian Simmer @taruna, her website, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+



  1. Prerna, it was really great being a part of this contest and seeing such wonderful entries. Winning was the icing on the cake.
    Thanks for hosting it. And also thanks to all the judges for finding the samosa worthy of a win. 🙂

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