Taruna Deepak from Easy Food Smith

by Helene

Taruna Deepak from Easy Food SmithIn the past, I have met talented food bloggers because they reached out to me and this happens mostly when we discover each others blogs. Taruna Deepak from Easy Food Smith was the one who attracted my attention after having read her very well thought through and smart comment on my blog (and I do really treasure such thoughts!). I love to just relax and discover food pages that are new to me, so I would take five to travel to another persons mind, look around the page and maybe gain some knowledge on the way. At Easy Food Smith I ended up 30 minutes on my first visit and those were undoubtedly some of the best spend 30 minutes of my live!

Taruna’s food blog has style. It literally enthralled me back then and it still those each time. The photography is always tiptop and each of her food shots are begging to be tried. I came, saw and called the Easy Food Smith my new little favorite hot spot, adding countless recipes to my recipe box while sucking in some useful knowledge from Taruna’s point of view.

Taruna lives in India and after more than eight years of a demanding corporate job, she hung her boots to raise her daughter and that is when a friend suggested food blogging since food had always been her passion. And thus began the journey of Easy Food Smith.

Home Made DESI GHEE (Indian Clarified Butter)

Home Made DESI GHEE (Indian Clarified Butter)

She explained that holding a corporate job in an Indian metro city isn’t easy, it left virtually no time for herself and her family. Therefore, when she began blogging, her deliberate attempt was to keep the recipes easy, simple yet flavorful.

I call them the ‘no-fuss recipes’- making not much dent on time and mostly effortless – which actually is my cooking motto. And hence the name “EASY FOOD SMITH” (just as gold smith or black smith)



Her food is very Indian, however, at times she completely surprises us with her own refreshing creations. While tweaking and experimenting, the foremost thought that plays on Taruna’s mind is to try and retain the flavors and nutritious values of a dish; although, occasionally you will find a recipe that may call for indulgence. Some time back she explained that her mother never chronicled her recipes and all that she has of her culinary experiences is from her memory and a few that she happened to jot down post her marriage.

The rest is the taste that still lingers in my mind…

Taruna perceives her blog as an attempt to keep a journal of dishes that were passed on to her by her mother and also those dishes that were attempted and experimented by Taruna in her kitchen.

I would like to think of this blog as my food legacy to my daughter J



Blogging gives Taruna immense satisfaction. It helps her utilize her free time doing something she absolutely loves and it further results in something fruitful. Taruna told me that she abides by one advice that her Mom gave her while entrusting her culinary experiences to Taruna and I think these are some of the wisest words you will ever need when preparing gorgeous food…

“It is the love and passion with which one cooks the food that makes all the difference”. So my advice to everyone is – cook with passion and serve with love!

As an Easy Food Smith fan I can say that you are in good hands if you want to learn Indian cooking and especially if you are into North Indian food. Taruna has already shared popular must try classics such as the Indian flat bread, which is better known as Naan or tasty snack time treats such as Samosas, sweet and irresistible Gulab Jamuns and a recipe for a hot Kashmiri spiced aromatic tea. Soon I am going to try her Saffron Chicken Tikka (because I am a tandoori fan!) and I want to tackle Taruna’s Indian five spice Tomato relish.

Something you might treasure as well are the basic recipe posts such as the homemade clarified butter post or Taruna’s detailed explanation on how to make homemade butter the traditional Indian way. Also if you want to learn more about Indian spices check out the Easy Food Smith’s Indian Spice Series (Part I & Part II). It’s very detailed and informative, I learned a lots in these posts and I believe you are going to as well!



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Helene is the author behind MasalaHerb.com and shares FoodWriterFriday with Maureen from OrgasmicChef.com. She is originally Austrian/French but moved in her very early twenties to the beautiful coastline state Goa, India. She loves to discover new exotic ingredients and she enjoys developing Indian/European fusion dishes and of course you will find her also cooking traditional Austrian, French and Goan dishes.

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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef April 12, 2014 at 7:35 am

I love her food and while we’re not besties (yet), I rarely miss one of her new posts. They’re not to be missed! The food, the photography and her style all appeal to me. Now you’ve given us a peek into the real person – even better.


easyfoodsmith April 13, 2014 at 1:57 am

Thanks Maureen. Those are very kind words 🙂


John@Kitchen Riffs April 13, 2014 at 8:09 am

Great profile! I always enjoy reading Taruna’s posts, but didn’t know much about her. Now I know loads! Thanks so much for this.


shalini April 14, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Every word about Easy food smith is absolutely true. Its an amazing blog which has recipe taste aroma style and artistic photography. This blog is very close to my heart.. simply love it.
Wish you all the best Taruna. Way to go.


Harini April 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Very inspiring and happy to read about one of favorite food blogs,I am a big fan of Taruna’s photography and i just adore her blog posts.This was a great read indeed


Shibi @ FlavzCorner April 29, 2014 at 3:33 am

It was only recently I came to know her name, but we exchange a great rapport through our blogs. It was really great to know more about her and I like her work to the core!!


Nagi@RecipeTinEats January 13, 2015 at 5:46 pm

I love Taruna’s blog!! I discovered her a couple of months back and it really caught my eye because her food is different but EASY and I can tell from reading the recipes that they’re packed full of flavour! And her photography. WOW. I love it! And her food is so incredibly colourful too, not just because she uses tomatoes like most people!! This is a blog I truly admire.


swayam May 24, 2015 at 8:56 pm

What a wonderful insight into a person!! Loved the way you put the whole story together Helene..I wonder how I missed such a fabulous blog???
A mistake I have already rectified.
Taruna: Beautiful blog …lovedd the jamun kaala khatta drink! It stuck a nostalgic chord with me..mom made it for us every summer back home. I have to visit you more often 🙂
Loads of good wishes!!!
Swayam 🙂


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