NCR, India

Bio: A food enthusiast who finds cooking a stress buster. A core Rajasthani married to a Bengali, my kitchen is always happily churning out dishes covering both the states as well as many other experiments including all things sweet πŸ™‚ Baking has never been a part of my growing years and messing around in the kitchen schedule. Primarily because baking without egg never seemed like an option...why ? Well this goes wayyy back. I am a Bhargava who are strictly vegetarians by choice and religion. Hence no onion, garlic , eggs etc can even enter the house..forget the kitchen. But growing years of every generation had their share of baked goodies which always had eggs. My Grandfather ( Mother's father) used to assist in a bakery during his college days in Rawalpindi..this was before India's independence and hence all the bakeries etc were British. My grampa still swears by the taste of all the amazing patisseries and almond milk etc. My mother had her share during her Convent school days and so did I. For my father there was a twist, by the time he grew up his mother had allowed onion and eggs in kitchen ....yippeee. But then eventually every one grows up and the religion factor comes into the picture. Hence till date at my Mother's place no onion in the kitchen. But i married a bengali who was nowhere near to be a vegetarian. So after many... failed, not so successful, will do, oohh good, disaster, can you keep the taste consistent, too much salt and loads of patience i have finally managed to start cooking the way dishes are supposed to be. Hence my blog focuses on baked goodies, vegetarian Bhargava food and Bengali food that i have learned from my husband and In laws. Not to miss the name SweetJaw as i cannot stay away from sweet ..not in any form but i guess cakes, cookies, tarts, pastries, Indian sweets in fact any things that is either baked, deep fried, and has chocolate , icing sugar is bound be the best. So my blog's name is shamelessly SweetJaw

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  1. vannillarock January 26, 2014 at 6:41 pm Reply

    Thanks so much for your recent ‘follow’- I really appreciate it!

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  2. lakesideindia February 21, 2014 at 3:42 am Reply

    Thanks for following my blog.
    I like what I see here and will be back!

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  3. earthriderjudyberman May 24, 2014 at 9:20 pm Reply

    My husband and I love Indian food. OK, we love food. I was curious, however, about onions and garlic not being acceptable because you are a vegetarian. I understand the ‘no eggs’ rule, but why not onion and garlic?

    Love your delicious-looking recipes. The Mango Muffin sounds like a must-try for our household. πŸ˜‰

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    • richa0112 May 24, 2014 at 10:26 pm Reply

      Glad to meet another Food Lover πŸ™‚ . I’m sure Mango muffins shall be a hit at your household. In fact i believe anything that has mango in it is pure bliss apart from Chocolate πŸ˜‰ .
      Coming to the No onion and Garlic rule…this has a lot to do with the Ayurveda and the ancient diet system. It is believed to have rooted out of the cause/ lifestyle during old time that many professions and then life style did not allow much of physical labor/ exercise as compared to other professions, like from a teacher vs a warrior. a warrior can eat and almost digest anything. Also this type of diet was designed considering the weather, terrain conditions. Hence the “Saatvik diet” which does not encourage use of onion garlic was mostly followed by people who felt that the “Taamsik diet” might disturb their digestive system and hence concentration and hence thought process. Well as we know customs, believes, always find a way to loose the core reason and just carry on with the tradition. Hence today it has to to with more of Religious beliefs rather that the Basic Scientific reason. I know this is a pretty long answer but hopefully it satisfies your query πŸ™‚


  4. earthriderjudyberman May 24, 2014 at 10:39 pm Reply

    Thank you for your response. Onions – sweet Vadalia onions – are a staple in our diet. It would be hard to imagine an omelette or some recipes without it. πŸ˜‰

    About the mango: I agree anything with mangos in it is wonderful. We’ve had it in ice cream, with chicken, etc.

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  5. Madhu May 26, 2014 at 12:11 am Reply

    Ah, that explains the Psuedo Bong! With that background you must churn out some interesting recipes!! Can’t wait to try some πŸ™‚

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    • richa0112 May 26, 2014 at 11:44 am Reply

      Thanks for liking and following, you are cordially Invited πŸ˜€


  6. lakesideindia May 31, 2014 at 3:06 pm Reply

    HI Richa,
    Thanks for the like!

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  7. Cheesy Biscuit May 31, 2014 at 8:59 pm Reply

    Thanks for following your blog! It lead me to yours. I’ve just followed you, so I look forward to seeing more from you!

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  8. Cathy June 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm Reply

    Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

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  9. sandradan1 June 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm Reply

    Hi Richa,
    I’m pleased to nominate you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Check out the link below to read my post, and to find out what to do next!

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    • richa0112 June 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm Reply

      Thank you so much, I’m really grateful for the consideration (my very first ) .. Following the steps πŸ™‚
      Thanks once again


  10. […] very happy to receive this blog nomination – thank you Richa! IΒ really appreciate people taking to time to think of me when they are choosing blogs to […]

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  11. Bandhna June 23, 2014 at 3:22 pm Reply

    Just came across your blog and look forward to going through it πŸ™‚


    • richa0112 June 23, 2014 at 6:17 pm Reply

      Thanks Bandhna, You have a beautiful name and so is the name of your app


  12. atlashoggar June 27, 2014 at 4:44 pm Reply

    woooow i love this blog so so much .. cary On .. I wish u all the best ^^ =)


  13. radhikasethi July 11, 2014 at 7:55 pm Reply

    Hey Richa! Thanks for stopping by and the follow. Glad to have found your blog!
    I loove food and I do have a crazy sweet tooth as well πŸ˜‰
    Look forward to exploring your blog!
    Have a nice weekend!


  14. sandradan1 December 9, 2014 at 4:37 pm Reply

    Hi Richa, You’ve just followed by writing blog at http://www.sandradanby.com [thx!]. Don’t know if you realised I write Notes on a Spanish Valley too! SD


  15. deliciouslynell December 23, 2014 at 6:40 am Reply

    Hi There! I’ve nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award! Acceptance is optional, and so if you’re interested please check out this post: http://ineedafeed.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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