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Copyright Policy

Copyright 2005-2009 Mahanandi. All Rights Reserved.

All the contents and photographs, unless otherwise declared, are the property of Singari Indira and Singari Vijay. All materials contained on Mahanandi website are protected by United States and International Copyright Laws, and should not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission. Reproduction, modification, display and distribution of Mahanandi’s content is illegal and strictly prohibited.


Pictures and contents of my website are proprietary and copyright protected and I prefer keeping the photos and contents exclusive to my website, not copied by others.

I appreciate if you would respect my intentions and I ask you to not to publish and duplicate content from Mahanandi. I will be more than happy to authorise reasonable use of the content. After all, they were made to be seen. Request permission using the comments section below or through email and I will be sure to contact you back.

Enjoy the recipes but do not steal the photos and no hotlinking of images.


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  1. Hello Indira & Vijay Singari

    I have visited your site and really enjoyed the contents. Really nice recipie section.

    I have a section for recipies request you to visit my site.

    Also can you please give me permission to copy your recipies. I will give you credit in each page of the recipie.


    Comment by Modha — February 5, 2006 @ 5:57 pm

  2. Hi indira,
    I am vineela here and i like your recipes verymuch and kittayya also
    coz i am having a pet in hyd in my moms house my mom .
    I love food and i like the way ur presenting
    Nice to see a good foodwebsite daily.
    and iam inspired by u to create a foodblog
    I will be very happy if u add my blog in ur bharath bawarchis.
    Thanking u

    Comment by vineela krishna — March 7, 2006 @ 4:27 pm

  3. Hii Indira & Vijay Singari
    I generally don’t add comments on websites, but your’s is an excpetion, I want to commend you and your hubby for this effort, the pictures,,just woow.
    Good Job
    Julie (not my real name hhehehe)

    Comment by Julie — April 7, 2006 @ 10:31 am

  4. Hi Indira, thank u so much for ur comments in my blog..and i also thank u for taking time to visit my site..I will be very happy if u can help me add my blog in ur wonderful site..
    thanking u,

    Indira replies:
    Hi Sudha, I’ve sent an email reply to the email id of this comment, please check it out.

    Comment by sudhavinodh — May 10, 2006 @ 9:56 am

  5. Dear Indira
    Whilst looking for recipes to add into the newsletter I am helping to put together, I saw your recipe Maamidikaya pulihora (Mango Rice) which I feel is appropriate for the newsletter which promotes spirituality and vegetarian living.
    I will like to seek your permission in letting me include these in the newsletter’s next issue which will be only be sent out by email to our existing subscribers. I will gladly forward you a copy if you are interested.
    Thanks. I look forward to receiving your favorably reply soon.

    Indira replies:
    Hi Sher: You are welcome to include the recipe in your newsletter and thanks for asking.
    I’d like to receive a copy very much, please and my email is:
    Thanks and best wishes!

    Comment by sher — June 13, 2006 @ 6:05 am

  6. Hi,
    I came accross your website by accident and haven’t left yet. I am absolutely amazed by the quality of photograhps and the presentation. I would like to know if you take them yourself and if you do, can I know the specs on the camera please. I would like to take photos like that. I will greatly appreciate it. (By the way, I haven’t yet tried your recipes but am tempted to!)

    Comment by Soniya Gheewala — June 25, 2006 @ 11:53 pm

  7. Indira,
    I just love your website! I have enjoyed the foods of India for quite some time now, but have just recently been brave enough to try making some of them at home. To tell you the truth, I have become quite enchanted with the cuisine, and cannot get enough. I have not yet been able to completely match what I’ve had at some restaurants, but I think I am getting better. I’ve made paneer, masala dosa, chicken masala, and saag. Your recipie on naan inspires me to try that next. I have even requested a price quote from a company in NJ that sells residential tandoors!
    Do you publish a cookbook, or can you suggest a good cookbook for a beginner to Indian cooking? By the way, I also have done some food photography, and the photos on your site are absolutely fantastic!
    Anyway, keep up the great work, and thanks for your efforts.

    Comment by Drew Wilkinson — June 29, 2006 @ 12:26 am

  8. hi indiara
    iam neelima.when i was discussing abt recipies with my neighbour, i came to know abt the site. i was so much surprised hearing the mahanandhi,and nandyal names from a north indian (west bengal} as a food site. i am very glad to say that we are also from the same place. My dad worked in nandyal in sbi, and my home village is karivena, a agraharam near athmakur. iam very happy to know abt u and the site. so sharing my comments like this. thanku for very good site and writing also in rayalseema language.

    Indira replies:
    Challa santhoshamu, Neelima. We’ve relatives and friends from Atmakur and also know about Karivena.
    Thanks for your nice words about my blog and it’s always a pleasure to hear from fellow Nandyala vaaru.
    Look forward to reading your input on my blogged recipes, thanks Neelima.

    Comment by neelima — July 22, 2006 @ 4:54 pm

  9. Hi Indira

    We are planning to plublish a fortnighly magazine from Ranchi which will be distributed free to the city residents. We would like to know whether we can use any content from your blog (giving it due credit). please revert on my mail at the earliest. looking forward to your response..

    warm regards


    Comment by Vivek Khemka — August 2, 2006 @ 4:11 am

  10. Hi indira and vijay,
    I dont know if this the right place to ask for it, but could you please post a recipie for “uggani bajji”? i grew up in kurnool and long for the good old seema kaaram 🙂 .

    Good site, keep it up

    Comment by Sriram Durbha — September 24, 2006 @ 7:30 pm

  11. Hi Indira and Vjay,

    I noticed a picture from your website being published in a commercial magazine for an NGO. Could you please give me your email and I will send you a detailed report of all the particulars.

    Comment by Durga — September 28, 2006 @ 4:19 am

  12. Hi Indira and Vijay,
    Could you please clarify if anyone took any explicit written permission from you before agreeing to publish the photo titled: “Chickpea Guggullu with Fresh Coconut” available at this link on your website:
    The picture available therein comes under the stated: “Copyright laws All text and photographs Copyright © 2005 and © 2006 by Indira & Vijay Singari unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.” isn’t it?

    Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.

    Indira replies:
    Hi Durga,
    No, I haven’t given anyone permission to publish these pictures. Could you please forward me the link, I greatly appreciate it. My mail id is

    Comment by Durga — September 28, 2006 @ 4:53 am

  13. Hello Indira,

    I chanced upon your blog a couple weeks back, when I googled “Palak Paneer”… your recipe turned out so good and tasted so authentic, that it made me an instant fan of your site. I usually turn to Epicurious for recipes; Now, your blog on desi khana shares the spotlight with Epi.

    The ‘mise en place’ picture included for each recipe is a superb concept; it also helps that the images are of such good quality/clarity. Very professionally put together. I cannot believe I did not know of this website, earlier !

    Do you suppose you could include a Search feature (say, by ingredient) ? That would be really great.


    Comment by Madhu — October 25, 2006 @ 3:56 pm

  14. HI Indira,

    Did u post a recipe in Andhrajyothi? Today I just reading “vantasala” section in sunday edition and your chilakdadompa gulabjamoon recipe was there.Those pictures just looks like yours.Did u post it or somebody did it for u?Anyway, congrats for the post in Andhrajyothi.

    Thank you

    Indira replies:
    Hi Laxmi,
    Thank you very much for bringing this to our notice. No, AndhraJyothi didn’t have our permission to publish the recipe and photos. We have contacted the editors of this newspaper about the copyrights violation and awaiting their reply.
    Thanks again for taking time to inform us. Greatly appreciate it.

    Comment by laxmi — December 17, 2006 @ 9:24 am

  15. Hi Indira,

    I’m a Chinese who loves Indian food. Just tried your Palak Paneer recipe to great success. Thanks so much for posting your wonderful recipes. They are easy to follow and your pictures look great!

    I would like to seek permission to post your picture of the Palak Paneer ingredients on my blog (I’m recommending my friends to visit your blog in my post). I will give you credit for the picture if permission is granted.

    Thank you!

    Hi I-Chun,
    I am glad to hear that you tried and liked the recipe and thanks for letting me know.
    Thanks for asking permission about the palak paneer ingredients photo and please go ahead. I would like to visit your blog so please do post a link to your blog here.
    Thanks and regards,

    Comment by I-Chun — January 28, 2007 @ 5:49 am

  16. I have been trying to find a map for an agraharam named “Kaipa” near mahanandhi as that is our house name. Since i could see you have mentioned an agraharam named karivena, i was hoping that you might know about kaipa agraharam also. If so, can you let me know where is this place near mahanandhi? You can drop me a mail in the above mail id.


    Comment by Krish — March 5, 2007 @ 12:02 am

  17. Hello Mam,

    This is Ravi from Delhi, India and I really liked your blog and would love to stay updated on all the YUMMY recipies through my google reader…however i was not able to find any way of subscribing to RSS Feeds of your blog.
    RSS Feeds helps me in staying updated on all my fav websites.
    Please advice..
    Take care and have a nice day!



    Comment by Ravi — April 18, 2007 @ 1:45 pm

  18. Hi,
    My name is Aravinda Gunda. We are looking out for some video cooking courses. You can retain the copy rights for the courses. If you are interested please contact me at

    Comment by aravinda — May 17, 2007 @ 1:13 pm

  19. Hi Indira,

    I am absolutely thrilled at having discovered your site! Not tried any of your recipes yet, but will do so soon. Am compiling my own recipes (modified singaporean/kerala recipes) for my children: do you mind if I use some of your photos for this (private) purpose? Pics look so appetising, will be an extra incentive for them to try some of the recipes.

    Comment by Meena S. — May 20, 2007 @ 9:19 am

  20. Hello Indira & Vijay,
    I couldnt stop myself but to write these lines for you guys. This website is amazing. I am not able to pick any words but Its just AWESOME. I liked each and every photo on the website and the touch and feel you guys got while writing each and every word. This is an amazing website and if anyone asks me for my favorite website it will be this. My best wishes for you guys for your future endeavors.
    Best Regards,

    Comment by praveen — May 23, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

  21. Dear Copyright Holder,
    can you please give me permission to use a couple of your pictures for a poster in my school assignment? i will also write a link back to your site.

    Comment by Imran — June 11, 2007 @ 3:11 pm

  22. Hi Indira,

    After reading all ur Impressive blogs and recipes in this website, am bit curious to see how you look!! Well, this could eb too personal to you, but its just that you do such great job that and amazing writings…I got curious!! Well, Ignore if you feel too personal!!


    Comment by Meera — June 27, 2007 @ 8:54 am

  23. hi indira,

    i am also one of the fan of ur recipies.
    actually i didn’t see this copyright. i remove it from my page asap.


    Indira replies:
    Hello Chaitanya,
    Thanks for your prompt response and for removing the copyrighted material from your blog.

    Comment by chaithanya — July 3, 2007 @ 6:19 pm

  24. Hello Dear Madam,

    I was just browsing if sunniundalu can be made with minumulu and I landed up at your site. I am so amazed at your patience and the wonderful range of your recipes that I could not leave without leaving a compliment. Whoever has found u as the best half is the luckiest man in this world and of course your kids. I am very glad to know that cooking is such a big weapon . I can also feel that you must be having many other talents too. Great work mam !!! I jus couldn’t leave from this home found on the web.

    Comment by Lakshmi Pamidimukkala — August 22, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

  25. Hi indira,

    I tried some of ur recipes and collected it in my blog if it comes out excellent as it’s easy for me to choose ur recipe in my recipe index. I recommended ur recipes to my friends.
    I have many recipes in my hand. It’s not to steal ur recipe and publish it in my blog.

    That lady sudha abuse me of saying this. Didnt she collect ur recipes and cook in her kitchen?

    Hello Rajee,
    By copying other people’s work word by word and re publishing them as your own, without permission from the authors, you have been breaking the Copyrights Law. This is not how sincere people behave. If you like the content that much, save them to favorites or use other web tools, but do not publish and distribute other people’s work in a blog.
    I ask you to remove my recipes from your blog and I really appreciate your prompt action.

    – Indira

    Comment by Rajee — August 29, 2007 @ 12:27 am

  26. I am doing a photo essay on a local Indian food store (Bombay Bazaar) and would love to be able to either post your recipes with proper attribution or post a link back to various pages. I have photos on all sorts of grains, spices, and other things and as your blog is one of the best on Indian Food on the net, I’l like to include it in my pieces.


    Comment by Nancy — September 13, 2007 @ 3:18 pm

  27. Iam a huge fan of your site.You know what the look at photograph itself makes me eat the dish.I have tried couple of your recipes and iam from hyderaba.

    I have a kids blog and i want to start a kids recipes section in that i request you to gimme permission to use some of your recipes & photogrphs on my blog.

    my blog name is

    Comment by rajitha — October 18, 2007 @ 3:46 pm

  28. Hi,

    Can you include my blog in your list please?


    Comment by Macadamia — November 6, 2007 @ 8:19 pm

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  30. Dear Indira Maam,
    I cannot begin to tell you how amazed I am with your blog. I happened to hit on it by chance and was on it for 5 hours! Superb detailing, fantastic photos and great recipies of course. I am going to suprise my mum (her hometown is cuddapah) with one of your recipies and hopefully her fears of me not being able to cook and take care of a future husband will end.

    Chaaaaaala thanks 🙂

    Comment by Sindhura — December 20, 2007 @ 11:10 am

  31. Hi Indira, I love your website and the recipes are very good. Is there any book available to buy with all the recipes currently available in this site. Please let me know. Thank you.


    Comment by Rajitha — December 26, 2007 @ 1:42 pm

  32. Hi Indira and Vijay,
    you people have done a fantastic work and your site is just amazing. the seriousness, variety in your work is great. there are no words for it. I would like to put a link to your blog from my blog in the blogs section. Please allow me to put the link.
    Anni andhra vantalu unnayi. a cooking wikipedia for many.

    Comment by Sravanthi — January 2, 2008 @ 1:34 am

  33. Hi Indira/Vijay,

    This is my first time, out of India and I have run out of the “ready to eat” food that I got from India. I was wondering if I could make Upma, since its quick and easy to make. I got the recipe on your blog, but I’m glad I got even more than I asked for! Thank you for all the recipies. Wonderful blog.


    Comment by Siddarth Pavanje — April 13, 2008 @ 2:43 am

  34. Hi Indira/Vijay,
    The site you developed and maintaining is awesome. Are you guys anyway related to Nandyal? coz i have done my B.SC (Ag)in Mahanandi and i did have some bonding with Nandyal…eventually i landed in US for my studies…..any way nice website..i think one of the best food website that i have seen

    Comment by Vinod Priya — May 1, 2008 @ 10:01 pm

  35. Hi Indira,

    I have just seen your blog and I must admit, its amazing. Someone referred me to see ur blog as bench mark and true to their word, your picture and presentation is praise worthy.

    Inspired by ur blog, I remodelled mine. Plz visit my blog when u get a minute.
    I will be very happy if u can help me add my blog in ur wonderful site.

    thanking u,
    Nirupama Prasad

    Comment by Nirupama — September 26, 2008 @ 10:20 am

  36. Hi Indira,
    i like your recipes and would like save some and send to my email. I only choose the one I like. is that ok?

    That is perfectly fine, Margaret. Thanks for asking permission.

    Comment by margaret — July 15, 2009 @ 1:24 am

  37. Hello. I have made and greatly enjoyed your recipes for bitter melon. I have your website bookmarked, but am concerned that at some point the link may be lost. May I have your permission to copy the recipes only (no pictures) to Word files for my personal collection? Naturally, I would include your copyright information.

    Some friends are certain to ask me for the recipe when I share these dishes with them. Would you prefer that I direct them to your website, or would it okay to give them copies of your recipe with copyright information included?

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes and lovely pictures! – Judy

    Comment by Judy — October 10, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

  38. We are editors of a Garden Club yearbook . We are a not-for-profit group and we do not publish beyond our group. In searching for pictures for our theme of Growing Green and going Local, we came across your picture of the container grown small tomatoes. We would like to use that picture and would give you credit in our yearbook.

    Comment by Chery and Meg — March 12, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

  39. hi this a tremendous effort–would like to have permission to use a few pictures in a book–sugar cane picture and few others–please advise–thanks

    Comment by safia — May 12, 2010 @ 5:44 am

  40. Hi, I am a student in an undergraduate research colloquium at a university. Part of the study I conducted included the similarities between Trinidadian and Indian food. I was wondering if I could use one of your photos in my poster presentation. I would of course give you credit on the poster. Thank you. 🙂

    Comment by Mikaela — April 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

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