Hello! I’m Vidya, and welcome to Desitarian!

The word “Desi” refers to someone from the Indian subcontinent, and being vegetarian, I decided to combine the two words and name this blog Desitarian!

I am originally from India,  spent a significant period of my growing up years in Malaysia and currently live in the US. I love trying new recipes and flavor profiles from different countries but get most excited when I discover commonality of flavors between cuisines that may be worlds apart. I’m famous for saying “We can make that at home!” I love trying new and exciting vegetarian dishes at restaurants but often use this as inspiration to recreate some of my favorite dishes or flavors at home.

Many of my memories revolve around foods that I have eaten, and I hope to share some of my food stories and recipes with you. I also want to use this blog as a platform to feature vegetarian-friendly restaurants and foods, either in my current city of Cleveland, Ohio or wherever I visit.

I hope you enjoy reading my recipes and food stories!


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