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Three Years

From crazy infatuation to committed relationship, it’s been three years since Mahanandi started! Thank you for being a part of it.

Happy Anniversary to Mahanandi.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Wednesday March 26, 2008 at 9:47 am- permalink)
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  1. congratulations!!! three years of gorgeous posts and pictures – it’s a great achievement.

    wish you many more wonderful years of blogging and creativity, dear indira (and vijay).

    bee and jai

    Comment by bee — March 26, 2008 @ 9:52 am

  2. Congratulations on Mahanandi anniversary Indira. You have a great attitude and respect for food and culture. Best wishes!

    Comment by Madhavi — March 26, 2008 @ 10:05 am

  3. Happy Anniversary!

    Comment by Andrea N. — March 26, 2008 @ 10:09 am

  4. Congratulations Indira and here’s to many more years to come

    Comment by Altoid — March 26, 2008 @ 10:10 am

  5. congratulations and keep continuing the good work.

    Comment by vani — March 26, 2008 @ 10:11 am

  6. Hearty Congratulations dear Indira!!! Three years of wonderful work by you. Wishing you many more:-)

    Comment by Madhuri.A — March 26, 2008 @ 10:20 am

  7. Congratulations on the 3 year milestone Indira. Its a great accomplishment.
    Wishing you many more anniversaries

    Viji (from Pittsburgh)

    Comment by Viji Sooriamurthi — March 26, 2008 @ 10:22 am

  8. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary. Happy to say that I’ve been a part of it, since almost the 1st year.

    Cheers to you and wishing for many more years to come.
    I have cherished this blog a lot and its my often fall back onto site for recipes. Antyime that I cant reach out to folks India due to the time difference etc, I reach out to you and have mostly never been disappointed.
    Love your site.


    Comment by Smitha — March 26, 2008 @ 10:25 am

  9. Happy anniversary. keep up the good work.


    Comment by shalini — March 26, 2008 @ 10:32 am

  10. Congratulations Indira!! 3 yrs of fabulous blogging filled with delicious, healthy recipes and simply beautiful pictures… quite an achievement. Here’s to many more years!

    Comment by Laavanya — March 26, 2008 @ 10:39 am

  11. Congratulations Indira! Your blog is one of my most favorites and i often refer to it. Thanks a lot for sharing these recipes with us all. Do continue to share your recipes with us all for a very very long time in the future too. Thanks! and congratulations once again on the accomplishment, Cheers!!

    Comment by Mona — March 26, 2008 @ 10:45 am

  12. Congrats Indira!!!

    Looking forward to many more yrs of great, yummy cooking.

    Comment by Anjali Damerla — March 26, 2008 @ 10:50 am

  13. Hi Indira,

    Happy anniversary! Here is wishing you many more years of happy food blogging.


    Comment by Roma — March 26, 2008 @ 10:56 am

  14. Congratulations Indira!! Great work, and thanks for sharing your work with all of us in the last three years. Wishing you continued success in the years to come.

    Comment by K — March 26, 2008 @ 10:56 am

  15. Congratulations!! Please do keep up the good work.

    Comment by Roopa — March 26, 2008 @ 10:59 am

  16. Congratulations Indira and Vijay! Your website has been a part of my life for the past 2 years and along with my mother, you have been responsible for transforming me into a decent cook. Wishing you many more years of success.

    Comment by Anitha Medichetti — March 26, 2008 @ 11:07 am

  17. Congratualtions! Indira. It has been a wonderful three years. Best Wishes for many more to come.

    Comment by indosungod — March 26, 2008 @ 11:11 am

  18. Dear Indira…

    Heartiest Wishes for Mahanandi completing 3 YUMMY years … !!!
    I admire your work … And wish you all the success for years to come !!!

    Cheers !!
    Leena πŸ™‚

    Comment by Leena Ajgaonkar Goutam — March 26, 2008 @ 11:28 am

  19. Congratulations Indira!
    I really love the way u present ur dishes.
    You were the inspiration behind me for starting my own blog. Thank q!

    Comment by Madhavi — March 26, 2008 @ 11:28 am

  20. Mahanandi has always been inspiring to me in more than one way – simple homemade good food and honouring Indian food in every way we can.

    Congratulations Indira and wishing many more anniversaries for Mahanandi !

    Comment by Revathi — March 26, 2008 @ 11:56 am

  21. Congratulation dear Indira. It has been a fantastic journey and heres to many more years with you, Vijay and Mahanadi

    Comment by sandeepa — March 26, 2008 @ 11:59 am

  22. Congratulations Indira!
    I love ur recipes n pics.
    I come to ur blog very often n prepare many recipes frm it. Thank u.

    Comment by Ranjitha — March 26, 2008 @ 12:03 pm

  23. Congratulations Indira! It is no easy feat to achieve this. The consistency, quality and the dedication that you have is marvelous. Best wishes for more and more to come.

    Comment by RedChillies — March 26, 2008 @ 12:03 pm

  24. Congratulations Singaris!!! Wishing you many many yummy returns of the day.

    I have been a silent visitor to this site for the past year but today couldn’t resist wishing you.

    All the recipes from this site have been great hits with my kids. Indira, you have contributed greatly to getting them hooked to home food. Thanks a ton! And hope you continue to dish out simple delicious recipes forever….

    Three cheers to MAHANANDI on it’s third anniversary…

    Comment by Keerti — March 26, 2008 @ 12:37 pm

  25. Hi Indira,
    I am a regular visitor to your site, though have rarely left compliments here. I am amazed at the consistency of your writings, the brilliance of your photographs and the variety of recipes that you write about. HATS OFF TO YOU!. I have given the link to your site to scores of friends and have got zillions of thanks each time. Thanks to you for making me popular too hee hee …
    My heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful work that you are doing by maintaining such a great blog!

    Comment by Vidhya — March 26, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

  26. Best wishes! I just tried your recipe for peanut chutney yesterday… thanks πŸ™‚

    Comment by Sethu — March 26, 2008 @ 12:58 pm

  27. Happy birthday, Mahanandi! (what did you get for a birthday treat? πŸ˜‰ ) I’m glad I stumbled upon this blog two years ago, while searching for an aadai recipe. I still come here nearly every day! I like the community that has grown around Mahanandi, through events like Jihva, guest posts, occasional cat photos, the occasional political or cultural commentary, the “artisan food” charitable project, and visitors’ comments. Congratulations, Indira, for your wonderful achievement, and thanks for sharing this delightful journey with us. God bless, and many happy returns.

    Comment by Uma — March 26, 2008 @ 1:00 pm

  28. Congratulations! And thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I truly enjoy your blog.

    Comment by RM — March 26, 2008 @ 1:10 pm

  29. Dear Indira, What an amazing accomplishment!!Great job. Wishing you many more wonderful years of blogging :-)!


    Comment by Sudha — March 26, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

  30. Congrats Indira…Keep up the good work dear.


    Comment by Isha — March 26, 2008 @ 1:30 pm

  31. This weekend, I tried a bunch of recipes published in your blog such as pachai sambar, red pepper chutney, and tofu jalfrezi. They all tasted great. Thank you for posting innovative recipes, with healthy fresh ingredients. Thanks to you, I now try to shop for vegetables other than the usual potatoes/carrots/eggplants/green beans.

    Comment by ss — March 26, 2008 @ 1:36 pm

  32. Congratulations. Wonderful recipes/pictures. Your blog has become my defacto source for recipes after my mom πŸ™‚

    Comment by Surya — March 26, 2008 @ 1:49 pm

  33. Dear Indira,
    Congratulations on completing wonderful 3 years.
    Hope to see many more healthy,creative food to see from Mahanandi.
    Best wishes to dear Indira and Vijay .

    Comment by vineela — March 26, 2008 @ 1:58 pm

  34. Congratulations Indira! It is indeed a special occassion for Mahanandi, you and Vijay too! πŸ™‚
    I discovered your blog a good 1 1/2 years or so back! it is still my favorite and i love to check back for your posts!
    Good luck and keep them coming.

    Comment by Latha — March 26, 2008 @ 2:01 pm

  35. Congrats Indira and Vijay. I hope you know your blog will always have a special place in our home.

    A constant source of amazing recipes, photos and writing.


    Comment by archana — March 26, 2008 @ 2:06 pm

  36. Congrats Indira garu!!! You have been an inspiration to all of us!!! Look forward to see many more anniversaries.

    Comment by Dee — March 26, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

  37. Indira Garu, Hrudayapoorvaka Shubhakankshalu…

    Comment by Shruthi Reddy — March 26, 2008 @ 2:15 pm

  38. That is incredible! If I could write a poem …

    well, great work and keep it up! your website has moved so far ahead with the new columns and features you’ve added lately. its innovative, its natural, its beautiful.

    Thank you !

    Comment by Anupama — March 26, 2008 @ 2:15 pm

  39. Happy Anniversary Indira.. You have been and still are a great inspiration to me. Good luck with all your endeavors and keep up the good work. Hope to see many many more anniversaries for Mahanandi.

    Comment by Pavani — March 26, 2008 @ 2:43 pm

  40. Happy anniversary. Your cooking and your style is inspiring and very appealing. Wishing you all the best.

    Comment by Sharada — March 26, 2008 @ 3:12 pm

  41. Congratulations, three years is such a huge achievement. And here’s me only discovering you recently!

    Comment by Helen — March 26, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

  42. Hearty Congratulations!!

    Comment by Nidhi Mehra — March 26, 2008 @ 4:06 pm

  43. Congratulations!!!
    Happy Anniversary to Mahanandi.
    I have been a regular visitor of Mahanandi these days. Nice pictures and good recipies. Keep up the good work. I really appriciate you.

    Comment by Prabha — March 26, 2008 @ 4:09 pm

  44. I LOVE your site. I have learned so much about cooking and food in general in the year or so since I discovered it. Thanks!

    Comment by veghead — March 26, 2008 @ 4:42 pm

  45. Warm wishes for you and yours always, Indira.


    Comment by Trupti — March 26, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

  46. Hearty Congratulations Indira garu. Nenu Mahanandiki daily visitor ni. Me vantalu chala bagunnai Indira garu. Nenu try chesthuvuntanu me vantalu. Chala baga vasthunnai. Thanks for your recipes.

    Comment by swathi — March 26, 2008 @ 4:53 pm

  47. Congratulations Indira and Vijay. Wish you similar successes in all your endeavors.
    Soniya (from Pittsburgh)

    Comment by Soniya Gadgil — March 26, 2008 @ 5:30 pm

  48. Happy Birthday Mahanandi! Many more….

    Comment by Janani — March 26, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

  49. Congratulations Indira & Vijay…..three years of such great posts …great great work ……hoping best wishes for more and more years to come…..

    Comment by rashmi — March 26, 2008 @ 5:45 pm

  50. Hearty Congratulations Indira!

    Comment by Vijju — March 26, 2008 @ 5:55 pm

  51. Congratulations Indira. Your blog is one of the best food blogs out there. Thanks for all your time and energy in sharing your knowledge and skills with us. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Amit — March 26, 2008 @ 5:56 pm

  52. Congrats, Indira! And best wishes to Vijay and Kittaya, too!

    Comment by Manisha — March 26, 2008 @ 6:28 pm

  53. Dear Indira,

    Congratulations !!

    You and your blog are an inspiration !!

    Thanks a lot for sharing..


    Comment by Mala — March 26, 2008 @ 6:52 pm

  54. LOVE YOU!

    – Mahanandi Fan Club President πŸ™‚

    Comment by Inji Pennu — March 26, 2008 @ 7:09 pm

  55. Congratulations and best wishes and here’s to many many more!!!

    Comment by TBC — March 26, 2008 @ 7:23 pm

  56. Indira, when ever I have some guests coming over and especially if they are vegetarians I frantically search your site to do menu planning. On this day, when your blog is turning three, i HAD to leave a comment, other wise it would be ungrateful. So thank you Indira, for this beautiful blog. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Ammu — March 26, 2008 @ 7:32 pm

  57. Congratulations! Wishing you many more.

    Comment by ramya — March 26, 2008 @ 7:41 pm

  58. Wow! Three Wonderful Years! And Many Many more to come!



    Comment by MSB — March 26, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

  59. congratulations indira garu,

    ive been a regular visitor to ur blog since last 2 years, and i can say i went from a novice to decent cook thru ur site. thank you very much for sharing such wonderful recipes with all of us!

    Comment by deepthi — March 26, 2008 @ 8:29 pm

  60. Congrats to all three of you. indira vijay and mahanandi ! Way to go…

    Comment by Lakshmi — March 26, 2008 @ 9:00 pm

  61. Congratulations and best wishes.

    Comment by Meera — March 26, 2008 @ 9:22 pm

  62. Dear Indira,
    It is a great feeling of pleasure to share what we know with like minded people. When it comes to food blogging, it is much more than that I feel. You were the soul inspiration for many foodies through your blog. Appreciate your persistent effort to bring the best out of you. Congratulations and wising you success in all your endeavors. Have a good day. Viji

    Comment by Viji — March 26, 2008 @ 9:23 pm

  63. Congratulations! Best wishes for the future….

    Comment by Anita — March 26, 2008 @ 9:36 pm

  64. Hi Indira,

    I have been a silent observer and student for the past 2 years. Your thoughtful writing and deep respect for our homeland and amazing recipes are what keep me coming everyday. I can always count on Mahanandi everytime I need a recipe. (Even my mom was blown away when we tried your ubbattu/poli recipe and the proportion to dough and filling was perfect and your quantities were so meticulously perfect that we didnt end up with any extra dough or filling.)I admire the thought and dedication that goes into every post, and reading it makes me realize how much you enjoy typing up each word. I don’t know the English word for it, but in tamil it’s called “rasanai” – and nobody comes close to you. I have noticed you’ve had your share of trials and troubles. You’d think what problems can come to someone who does nothing but spread goodness around. But I guess that’s how the world is. You have taken it all in stride and kept going. That makes me admire you more!! Love you girl, keep your passionate writing and recipes coming. And Vijay, what an adorable supportive husband. Congratulations to both of you on the milestone. Don’t ever stop this!!

    Comment by Suha — March 26, 2008 @ 9:47 pm

  65. Congratulations are in order for the awesome 3 years. Your blog has been the inspiration for many folks to start their own blogs including yours truly! Keep up the good work.

    Comment by A-kay — March 26, 2008 @ 10:20 pm

  66. A big hand for you Indira for creating and maintaining such a wonderful blog! I wish you many more happy returns of this day!

    Comment by Nirmala — March 26, 2008 @ 10:42 pm

  67. Indira, mudova puttina roju subhakanshalu, I have immensely enjoyed your website and your recipes, wishing many many more anniversaries to come

    Comment by sreelu — March 26, 2008 @ 11:11 pm

  68. Many Many Happy Returns of the day πŸ™‚

    Comment by Chandana — March 26, 2008 @ 11:32 pm

  69. Hearty congratulations to ever-inspiring Indira and Vijay. At Mahanandi, every day has been a learning day to me. Thank you for all you have done to the food blogging community.

    Comment by Suganya — March 27, 2008 @ 12:41 am

  70. Happy anniversary to you and your marvelous blog, Indira. Thank you for sharing all that you do.

    Comment by pelicano — March 27, 2008 @ 2:24 am

  71. and i remember the day i found ur blog….from that time on, u have been my daily dose….

    all the best for more years to come….

    Comment by IBH — March 27, 2008 @ 3:41 am

  72. 3 yrs of glorious blogging!!! congrats to u and vijay for this remarkable journey.

    PS: Indiara, i was thinking of mailing u to wish you for completing 3 yrs. thank you for opening the comment section today πŸ™‚

    Comment by sia — March 27, 2008 @ 3:53 am

  73. Happy Blog Birthday!!Thanks for opening the comments section;I wanted to leave a comment since a long time πŸ™‚ I have tried many recipes from your archives and they have come out very well.Your posts are well written and I simply love the pictures.Here’s wishing you many more years of happy blogging!!

    Comment by Shalini — March 27, 2008 @ 4:18 am

  74. only three years… but it looks like we already know your blog since many many years! a very very happy 3rd anniversary (or shall we say birthday!) to dear mahanandi. and all the very best and thanks to dear Indira and Vijay for enchanting us with your beautiful pictures, amazing articles….

    Comment by Latha — March 27, 2008 @ 5:36 am

  75. Congratulations on 3 gorgeous, delectable years, Indira! Looking forward to more awesome recipes in the future! πŸ™‚

    Comment by Kalai — March 27, 2008 @ 6:00 am

  76. Congragulations to Mahanadi.
    Thnaks to all the inspiring recipes and info.

    Comment by Happy Cook — March 27, 2008 @ 6:17 am

  77. Congratulations Indira and Vijay (and Kittaya) I have only known about your website for the last year and want to sincerely thank you for sharing your receipes with us. You have given me so much inspiration and confidence in my cooking. Many happy returns Mahanandi

    Comment by Ranjan — March 27, 2008 @ 6:23 am

  78. Hi Indira,

    You are such an inspiring person. First congratulations for your hard and amazing work. My morning starts with browsing your site… what to cook… I find answer on your site. Your site has become part of my life. You know Indira, my husband was never confident of my cooking from the time I started experimenting your recipes it turned out to be success.
    I have no words to appreciate your work, to tell in simple words YOU ARE AMAZING. Part of your success goes to your husband Vijay too who dedicately supports you and believes in you……….

    Comment by Mamata Pabba — March 27, 2008 @ 6:57 am

  79. My Best Wishes to You..on successfully entering into Fourth Year. You are defineatly in lead..Keep progressing day by day..Congradulations!!!

    Comment by Lavanya — March 27, 2008 @ 7:27 am

  80. Thank you for your wonderful blog; it is truly amazing.I visit your website everyday. I am native to Andhra and now live in Michigan.Your recipes are very authentic and bring to us the essence of India.
    Thanks again for this wonderful and insightful website

    Comment by mamata vallury — March 27, 2008 @ 7:31 am

  81. Congratulations on completing three years with your blog. May I take this opportunity to say that your blog and the accompanyong pictures are amazing.
    Looking forward to the fourth year here and many more.

    Comment by Aparna — March 27, 2008 @ 7:32 am

  82. Congratulations Mahanandi! thanks for the wonderful contribution you make to this world

    Comment by Aarthi — March 27, 2008 @ 8:07 am

  83. Dear Indira,

    Congratulations to you on this wonderful journey. I have been a reader for two years, and you have kept it up even through your move etc. I really thank you for the goodness that you are spreading with your recipes.

    May God Bless you!!


    Comment by Sarita — March 27, 2008 @ 8:35 am

  84. Congratulations and many thanks for the inspiration and motivation to try ‘new’ veggies and techniques. I have been a reader for past 1 year and hope that I can look up to your cooking experiences for a long time to come

    Comment by jg — March 27, 2008 @ 9:15 am

  85. Dear Indira,

    Happy anniversary and wishing many more in the years to come. Thank you for your ever inspiring blog. All the best and God bless!

    Comment by sailaja — March 27, 2008 @ 9:51 am

  86. Dear Indira,

    Happy anniversary .Wishing you will enjoy the blog for many more years

    Comment by swathi — March 27, 2008 @ 10:37 am

  87. Happy three year anniversay. Thanks for all the recipies narrated in a simple way. I was able to reach into hearts of many people with your recipies!!!

    Comment by Bharathi — March 27, 2008 @ 11:10 am

  88. happy anniversary!

    Comment by pratibha — March 27, 2008 @ 11:23 am

  89. Hi Indira and Vijay,
    Happy 3rd blog anniversary!!!

    Rajani and Ramesh Rayudu

    Comment by Rajani — March 27, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

  90. Dear Indira
    I have read your posts for almost a year now and you have a treasure of recipes and a very endearing style of writing.

    Hardly a day goes by when i dont go to your blog.
    Happy Anniversary

    Comment by jyothi — March 27, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

  91. Hi

    Comment by munni — March 27, 2008 @ 1:24 pm

  92. Hi Indira,

    Your blog is superb no other words for it, I really appreciate the work you put into all your recipes. The downside is I have almost stopped buying recipe books and I have to be careful when I view your blog as it always makes me feel hungry! πŸ™‚
    I long for the day when I might live somewhere that I can purchase all the listed ingredients, meanwhile I substitute local products (Fruit and Veg.) and look longingly at your beautiful photographs.

    Many thanks


    Comment by Chools — March 27, 2008 @ 1:26 pm

  93. Congrats on 3 years!! Your blog is beautiful and inspiring, thank you for sharing with us.

    Comment by Jennifer — March 27, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

  94. Happy aniversery !!! Thanks for your time and effort.

    Comment by Rekha — March 27, 2008 @ 1:57 pm

  95. congrats to Mahanandi and you for making this such a useful site for all us foodies. Its not easy to maintain a bog with such decency , and you did it with your each post. Just 3 year, i felt like it must be many years old , looking at its variety of contents . Hats off to you and Vijay for all your effort to make this more user friendly day by day. Wishing Mahanandi many more glorious anniversary to come….
    Now please don’t block the comments on all other posts to come, and let us show how do you help us for planning a healthy meal. More over that I miss having conversations with you through comments here, I am sure many more must be feeling the same .
    Hugs to you .


    Comment by Pooja — March 27, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

  96. Congratulations!! What a beautiful 3 year old πŸ™‚

    Comment by Smita — March 27, 2008 @ 2:46 pm

  97. Last week I saw sunny skies and buds blooming on trees along the Puget sound. This week the weather has turned back with gloomy skies, rain and good chance of snow showers.

    But I can go through your lovely comments and know that spring is happening here. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the appreciative words and for your friendship. Thank you for being part of Mahanandi’s journey.

    Comment by Indira — March 27, 2008 @ 2:46 pm

  98. Congrats !!! You are wonderful! Here’s wishing you many many more rewarding years of Food Blogging!! Love Ya!!

    Comment by Indian Girl — March 27, 2008 @ 4:19 pm

  99. Happy three years, and many more to come!

    Comment by Kalyn — March 27, 2008 @ 6:05 pm

  100. Happy Anniversary to Mahanandi, indeed! I’ve learned countless things from you, dear Indira, and loved every moment of it πŸ™‚

    All the best for many more joyous blogging days to come!

    Comment by Linda — March 27, 2008 @ 6:25 pm

  101. Congrats Indira!!!!! Keep going for many more years.

    Comment by Shobana — March 27, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

  102. CONGRATS Indira !!
    Your recipes are so delightful, even the simple ones look so divine.
    Keep up the good work

    Comment by Kavitha — March 27, 2008 @ 9:44 pm

  103. Congratulations!!!…and wishes for many more years to come…Kudos on great work done!

    Comment by Srivalli — March 27, 2008 @ 10:20 pm

  104. Wow!! What an incredible journey Indira!!! Congrats and here’s to many many more

    Comment by Padmaja — March 28, 2008 @ 3:44 am

  105. Congratulations. 3 years of dedication, fabulous food and wonderful photos. I look forward to many many more.

    Comment by Vegeyum — March 28, 2008 @ 4:20 am

  106. What a great achievement that is Indira! Wish you many more. πŸ™‚

    Comment by coffee — March 28, 2008 @ 5:30 am

  107. dear Indira, many congratulations and wishing you (and vijay) many years of blogging and creativity! I love visiting Mahanandi.

    Comment by mandira — March 28, 2008 @ 6:53 am

  108. Dear Indira garu,

    C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S! Its indeed your commitment, dedication and your passion that has done this. Great going. All the best for a lot more anniversaries to come.

    I feel really amazed at the variety of your recipes and the ingredients that you use. Sooo innovative too. πŸ™‚

    I am a Telugu who spent most of my life in other states, and your blog makes me understand my roots. I can’t thank you enough for that.

    Anjana R.

    Comment by Anjana — March 28, 2008 @ 7:26 am


    Comment by Geetha — March 28, 2008 @ 9:22 am

  110. Indira, Congratulations on the third year. You are a great inspiration. It is wonderful that talented people like you share every bit of the joy of cooking to all. I love the nostalgic remarks about our homeland. Every dish of yours brings back a lot of happy childhood memories when I read them. What a treat to have stumbled upon your website. Good luck to you, and thanks a million for sharing.

    Comment by Sudha Rajagopalan — March 28, 2008 @ 11:07 am

  111. Indira: Congratulations! I’m so happy your lovely page graces the internet. You are truly an inspiration – in your respect for the cuisine of your homeland, your empassioned writing, and the incredible photographs that just make me want to get cooking…NOW!

    Comment by Diane — March 28, 2008 @ 12:16 pm

  112. Dear Indira,

    I have something waiting for you in my blog. Please check it out.

    Comment by Madhuram — March 28, 2008 @ 1:49 pm

  113. Congrats! Indira. I thoroughly enjoy your site..the food, great photography and the way you articulate it. Pleases all my senses. Did I mention already, my cravings for amma’s food during pregnancy would be satisfied by looking at the pics and reading though your stories.

    Comment by Chinnu — March 28, 2008 @ 1:50 pm

  114. Hi Indira, Happy third anniversary with ur blog! U really require a lot of kudos for really putting andhra meals on the world map!Im proud of you.

    Im an andhrite born and brought up in maharahtra. im intrigued that u do blend in the best dishes from other states. that is the greatness of andhra people. we easily accept other people and culture in a way that people from other states dont.

    Im happy that u have kept the andhra tradition and dishes alive. Keep up the good work!

    In the coming year, im expecting some nice traditional andhra recipes from you(i know only u can do it)ΓƒΖ’Γ‚Β’ΓƒΒ’Γ’β‚¬Ε‘Γ‚Β¬Γƒβ€šΓ‚Β¦and im not hoping, im expecting it.


    Comment by srividya — March 28, 2008 @ 2:11 pm

  115. Congratulations Indira! Here’s to many more anniversaries.

    Comment by Mamatha — March 28, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

  116. Wow! Has it only been 3 years?! It seems like your wonderful blog has been there for ever! Thank you for these marvellous, tasty years and please do keep them coming!

    Comment by desigirl — March 29, 2008 @ 6:18 am

  117. My heartfelt congratulations on this wonderful journey. I am sure it would be as fulfilling as any for which your immense hard work and passion have been the energy to carry this on. Needless to say million of people like me have benefited a lot for ur experiences and would feel privileged to continue this for years to come.

    Comment by Dhivya — March 29, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

  118. Dearest Mahanandi team,

    Congratulations and Celebrations!!!

    I am a regular visitor to your blog and experiment your recipes at home. This is the first time I am leaving a comment.I am amazed by your hard work and dedication to this blog. The recipes are truly out of this world.

    If I did not wish you on this day Dear Indira garu it would be a great injustice. I cannot express in words how close I feel to India when I browse your site. The pictures, sketches everything is so asthetic.

    Keep going!!

    Comment by Akshitha — March 29, 2008 @ 4:33 pm

  119. Congratulations Indira garu, truly fabulous job! I entirely agree with the above comment…a fantastic site indeed, brings me back closer to home and all the beautiful memories of the past!

    Comment by Kiran — March 30, 2008 @ 8:56 am

  120. Not only have you been a great food blogger and inspiration — you have become the go-to person whenever I need someone to speak on behalf of desis about food.

    You are superb Indira. The piece on perugu will be published shortly — I will send it to you then.

    Comment by jillumadrasi — March 30, 2008 @ 7:06 pm

  121. Congratulations Indira! Happy anniversary !!!

    Comment by Sarada — March 31, 2008 @ 9:53 am

  122. Congratulations Indira! Happy anniversary

    Comment by bharathi — March 31, 2008 @ 10:31 am

  123. Congratulations, Indira and Vijay! This is truly awesome. Three years of incredibly beautiful postings!

    Keep on blogging!

    Comment by Kaykat — March 31, 2008 @ 10:55 pm

  124. Wow! Three years, three wonderful years! Congratulations, dear Indira! So glad to know you.

    Comment by Kay — April 7, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

  125. Congratulations Indira! Within these three years, you have inspired many like me. Kudos to you, keep the good work up. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Vani — April 9, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

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