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4th Sense Samayal or lately 4th Sense Cooking????!!!!! Whats that all about?

Out of the six senses a human has, the fourth is the sense of taste. Now I guess you got it. Its simply tasty samayal or cooking. :)

So the blog Fourth Sense Cooking would be a collection of tasty, simple and good looking recipes.

Who is behind this blog?

me I must say its a whole family of sweet people who are behind the success of this blog. But anyways lets keep the modesty away for a while.

Its me Nithya who has lately found a new born foodie in her. It all happened on a fine day when I was in my early twenties. Mom realized that I was old enough to get off the bed and get into the kitchen to explore behind the scene activities of dishes that I relished.

Though I was a little lazy, I loved the idea of exploring a totally new arena for me. Mom also insisted me to copy down her collection of recipes so that I would have a handy reference later.

Bling!!! That was when my IT mind woke up and I decided to start a food blog on my own to register a copy of the recipes that I learn and try.

What can we expect from Fourth Sense Cooking?

Since I am a fresher to the kitchen myself (just a year now), you can surely see a lot of basic and easy to cook recipes. 
I always make sure I use easily available ingredients and also use simple gadgets to cook my food. So, even a kitchen novice can easily follow my instructions. 

I love food presentation. So, you will surely have drool worthy pictures accompanying my recipes always. Colorful and cheerful cooking is my mantra. :) 

What cuisines do you cover in Fourth Sense Cooking?

Since I am an Indian and more specifically South Indian by birth, you would find a lot of recipes that originated in South India(Tamil Nadu). But I am a big time foodie who loves to experiment various cuisines. So, you would surely have a flavor of the world food as well. 

Does your food taste as good as they look? 

[It sounds more like a self praise na.. ;) ] 

It does taste GOOD. I believe that only good food can look appealing. So if you like its look, you might like the taste as well. :) 

Come on.. y trust me!! give it a try yourself and get back to me on your opinion. :)  


What about photography? What tools and techniques do you use?  

Till date(Mar 2010), I dint own a camera. I clicked all my pictures using Sony Ericsson K790i mobile camera. 

Yup! :) from now on I am a proud owner of  Canon DSLR camera. :)

I always try to utilize the natural light available to make my photographs look bright. I don't play much with photo editing tools other than watermarking and a frame for my pics. 

Are all the recipes and photographs in your blog originally yours?

Yes. All the pictures are shot by myself and I solely own the rights for it.

The recipes are from my mom's collection and some of them are adapted from tv shows or from friends and family. I give due credits if I blindly follow a recipe. But 99% of my recipes are my experiments and would surely have my own additions to make it extra interesting. 

Do you respond to comments and doubts from the visitors of your blog?

I always try my best to duly reply to the doubts that I receive in the form of comments and mails. 
Just in case I am not certain about the answer to your question, I would be humble enough to accept the fact and would redirect you to the right person. 

Your comments are the key source for my improvement and it definitely encourages me so much. Do contribute by commenting and supporting me as ever. :) 

Is your blog right protected?

Yes. I own the contents and pictures in my blog. Its absolutely unethical to copy, hence I would surely expect you to ask me before you reproduce any of the contents else where. 

I am always sweet enough to share my contents. So do ask before you use. Make life simple. :)

Do you have any more questions for me??? You can surely shoot out your questions using the "ping me" form here. I would be more than pleased to get back to you. 

Hope you have a lovely time in Fourth Sense Cooking. 


Mythreyee said...

what an amazing blog and an amazing person you are...great to see a blog and a blogger like you. Hats off! please continue to post new recipes and lovely photos as well. Fantastic blog and you have one big fan out here in California. I am from TN too. Loved your kolam designs as well. great job ;-) way to go!

sanjeeta kk said...

Great pictures and beautiful presentation of recipes. First time to your site and would love to visit often.
Best wishes, nice to meet you.

Sowmya said...

Really nice to know about you dear...happy to be your friend...keep going gal..:)

nithya vimalanathan said...

I am really happy dear ... many more feathers you should add to your cap...Love you dear

GG said...

Nithya, Amazing pictures! Do you live in India or the US?
The reason I ask is I am not sure some of the stuff in your blog would be available in India..
Great work. Keep it going!

Ch. Neelima said...

In one word "awesome" ;)Your website makes me feel so connecteed to you..though u r so far :)

radha said...

Just checked out your food photography. They are superb. The way they are framed and titled, they could easily pass off as a cover for a recipe/lifestyle magazine. I was too lazy to comment on flickr!

Mehnaz Kapadia said...

I m so glad i came across ur blog thru blog hopping! I myself have entrd d world food blogs last month n created a blog! I can totally relate to u cuz even i started cooking just like how u did! Anyways its gr8 to know u! Wud b glad if u cud have a look at my space too! :)

AquaM said...

Hi Nithya,
I love your blog and love cooking. You are a cool food stylist, which is what I wanna do myself. Except that my recipe bag is a mix of tried out and not tried out ones.
Love your photography skills and the overall blog presentation. I think it stands out for its style and your personality.

Unknown said...

You encompass both my love for photo art and great cuisine. That is a extremely exotic combo

All the best wishes for 2011.

Praks Luv

sangeetha said...

Hi..just came across your blog..wonderful blog..really nice pics..would love to try out your recipes..great work.. keep going..

Kavitha K V said...

Hi nithya,
I really dont find words to express about your presentation of receipes.Such a beautiful,cool ,elegant finish and touch you have given to each receipe...Photography skill is again mindblowing.i am
visiting your blog for the first time and i wish to continue it ever...keep best wishes to you..

Harika baratam said...

Loved your art so much ther is an award waiting 4 u in my blog pls come and grab it...

Unknown said...

Great blog. Amazing and excellent collection of recipes.Your way of presentation has admired me a lot. You have a excellent photographic skills. Sure from today, daily i will visit your blog. Have a great time. really like to be friend of you.

Saravanan said...

Being alone ..I ll search lot of sites to make my Dinners and Lunches ...and this time wen i was searching for Mushroom myself put up on ur blog...awesome...4th sense cooking...will try ur thing i need to know ..y u wanna fry instead of baking it...anyways Ovens are easily available in all the Indian kitchens......

Unknown said...

Such a nice blog...I ve not tried the recipes yet but it s a great treat just looking at ur pics....inspiring too..ll sure visit often n def try ur recipes...Keep goin..Al d very best...

Sneha Chandran said...

really a beautiful blog Nitya! Loved ur recipes n pics....ur drawings too!

Swarna said...
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Swarna said...

Congratulations .You are a talented girl Nithya . Lalitha is lucky to have a DIL like you . We will hope to see you when we visit India next time. Keep up your talents.

xxplorer said...

Hey.. thanks a lot for sharing your recipies... I specially liked the way you described minor details... and yes these small details add much to the final taste of recipe. I tried the stuffed Capsicum.. after searching a lot on net... settled for urs, as it sounded exactly the taste I was looking for.Once again thanks a lot :)

Suja said...

Hi Nithya. Heard you are getting married next month through bridal shower posted, congratulations and wish you the best.. your photos and cooking recipies are too good and I visited your site only today... amazing clicks.....loving it...

Parul Malhotra said...

Wat an amazing blog she is sharing!!! This is all what I ws thinking at first instance.
Hieee Nithya, really impressed of your presentation style, the way you are covering every aspect nd cuisine, Nonetheless, your passion,the driving force which is quite visible from the blog :) bcz of which I am able to relate myslf.
Good luck.
Way to go....

Parul Malhotra(new follower)

Kavita R said...

Hey Nithya,

Just visited ur blog and must say very impressive blog...i have bookmarked the blog as i luved all the recipes......

Keep up the great work....

Happy Cooking


Unknown said...

you are rocking Nithya... Got impressed with your creativity and awesome photography skill.... keep going... not able to resist my sight to stop watch ur site...grt Nitya.... happy bto be your new follower...
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Vysyas recipes said...

very nice blog with very good presentation.

Asha Muralidharan (Ananthachari) said...

Very nice blog Nithya. I also have a copy of your book from your dad Mr. Rajasekhar of DR & Co!! Great going!! Have tried quite a few recipes from your book as well...

Unknown said...

Hi Nithya, I had a doubt with regard to the soda mentioned in the recipes of eggless cooking, whats the difference between baking soda and soda that is used sometimes in winter to curdle the idli/dosa batter, its the same right?

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Anonymous said...

Hai Nithya,
I am Nithya. I have a kid. I have got microwave oven as gift as my marriage gift. But, I dont know how to cook in microwave. Will u please help me!

Unknown said...

"What a blog"...this is what i felt seeing your blog.....i loved the way you wrote about hacker's...loving every part of your blog and happy to follow you :)

Nazkitchenfun said... are a inspiration..i started my blog a few months ago...and I found yours from foodmaza...its amazing and so are u following u now,and I would love for u 2 do the same...please check out my site facebook/nazkitchenfun..and also I would love for you to post some blogging tips...cuz you are so great at what your doing...keep it up...

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i am ur fan and so please check this link.. ur blog may be banned.

Unknown said...

really am awestruck when i saw you here.i cant believe akka is that u?nalla paneenga asal suvai program la.super and am newbie blogger akka .love to follow u and ur recipes

Happy’s Cook said...

Hi Nithya... Nice meeting u here...U have a wonderful space with beautiful clicks... I am ur new follower... Visit mine, when u get time.. Will be glad if u follow me back...

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It gave me great quinces, and the recipe that I am not happy, I am very grabs! thank you in advance
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