Hi, I am Chelvi and I am the author, cook and photographer of this website. The taste tester of my food is my husband. By profession I am in the Information Technology field living in New Jersey. I was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka into a vegetarian family and my native language is Tamil (தமிழ்). But my early childhood was in Colombo, and most of my teen and adult life was in Jaffna and I graduated from the Jaffna University. While growing up, I always ate home cooked meal – no excuses, that is the Sri Lankan tradition. After eating home cooked meal throughout my life in Sri Lanka, moving to the US inspired me to start cooking my own Sri Lankan dishes. Well there is another excuse – there aren’t (m)any Sri Lankan restaurants in our area as well. Getting some of the Sri Lankan grocery is not an easy task as well (oh well, I miss those “Lemon Puff” biscuits. Slowly I started trying out non Sri Lankan dishes and later into baking. Now I am so hooked into baking since the aroma of cakes or breads when baked fills the entire house which really makes me hungry.
I also got the chance to learn photography with the creation of this blog. As you can see, all my earlier photographs looks horrendous and not so creative. Even though I repeat those dishes again now, I thought not to update them so that every one can see the progress of my photography.
For my Tamil fans…
இந்த இணைய தளம் இலங்கை சமையலை பற்றியது – குறிப்பாக் யாழ்ப்பாண ச்மையல் முறைகளும் சமையல் குறிப்புகளும். ஆனல் இங்கு இலங்கை தவிர வேறு நாட்டு ச்மையல் குறிப்புகளும் உள்ளன.