It all started on a chilly spring evening in the living room of a little apartment in North Carolina. After putting their seven month old to bed and the only time they got to themselves, Prerna and Abhishek were talking (for the nth time!) about how there is so much more to Indian food than just curry and naan! This time they decided to do something about it. Indian Simmer began shortly after with the purpose of simplifying Indian cuisine and also bringing out the breadth of the cuisine through a blog. Indian Simmer has since been featured in a multitude of publications and received numerous recognitions, most notably as a winner of Saveur Best Food Blog awards in 2014. In 2015, expanding on the idea of creating a space for Indian food lovers around the world, Indian Simmer had a rebirth as a social platform for Indian recipes.

Prerna leads the editorial, content and community growth at Indian Simmer, based out of San Francisco bay area. Her simple yet evocative writing coupled with mouthwatering photography and easy to follow recipes put Indian Simmer in the spotlight early on. She started her career with an advertising firm in India and holds an MBA from Devi Ahilya University with specializations in advertising and public relations.

Abhishek works on technology, product definition and design at Indian Simmer. He started his career in software engineering, before taking on engineering project and product management roles at many firms in San Francisco bay area. He has a B. Tech. from IIT Mumbai and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.