I am Anita. Food Blogger & Photographer by Passion and Business Analyst by Profession 🙂 Currently based in California but born and brought up in Mumbai, India. I moved to California in 2011 and since then my life has been a roller coaster ride. Every day I learn something new. It can be about US culture, Information Technology or Photography!
After coming here I developed my two passions..Cooking and Photography. Before marriage I never felt the need to cook or infact didn’t even try to learn cooking. I was pampered a lot at home by mom and sister-in-law. Every day they asked me what I want to eat and I used to get it readymade:)
Marriage took away this luxury. Though Ritesh, my husband never forced me to cook but I was tired of eating the Indian Food in restaurants which never pleased my taste buds. I was left with no option but to learn cooking. Thanks to Tarla Dalal & Sanjeev Kapoor cooking websites who were my savior in this whole trial, errors and learning process.
Today I can cook a decent meal which is healthy, nutritious and most important TASTY:)  I love to invite friends over for dinner. They always asked me the recipes for the dishes which I served which was an inspiration for me to write a food blog:)
Photography was my first passion which I later incorporated with clicking my recipe pictures. I realized that good food photography can fulfill your appetite visually! As we all know ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ I have focused a lot on food captures on this blog. A pictorial presentation is the most appealing. Apart from food photography I love clicking portraits and landscapes. You can visit Anita MokashiPhotography to view some of my captures.
Writing this blog has enhanced my knowledge about food history, food photography and food nutrition facts which I have shared in my recipes. Most of the recipes on this blog are Indian but I try to share recipes from other cuisines too.
A special thanks to My Mom who has been the best cook for me and whom I bug now and then to ask about traditional Maharashtrian recipes. My dad always taught me that serving food to someone is a good deed and thus I can’t thank him enough for this lesson! Oh..and obviously how can I forget to thank my dear soul mate, Ritesh who was guinea pig for all my experiments in the kitchen. He gave me all sorts of appreciation and criticism which improved my culinary skills!
If you want to know more about my Photography Journey. Please read this blog post. I wrote it on the day of World Photography Day 🙂
I am so glad that you guys have visited my blog and spared your valuable time to read it:) Do write to me in case of feedback, question and doubts on
anita@cravecookclick.com or send me message on my facebook page. You can fill the below form too.
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18 Responses

  1. Chirag Joshua Ravel
    Chirag Joshua Ravel at · Reply

    Awesome.. Anita … This is such a great joy to see your website… Wish you all the best and I sure am gonna be a regular visitor as we share the two common interests…

  2. Monica
    Monica at · Reply

    awesome! I love your recipes cant wait to try them!

  3. Shruti Palkar
    Shruti Palkar at · Reply

    Hey!!! You have taken your love for food to a different level! I have kept following your recipes as and when they come up on Ritesh’s FB page. I was a newbie to this world of cooking until we moved to London and with no family around online food blogs and sanjeev kapoor were my saviours. But now your blog is bookmarked on my phone and mac…….I just love your recipes :)))

  4. Radhika Vasanth
    Radhika Vasanth at · Reply

    Happy to follow you Anita. You have a beautiful blog and your photographs are gorgeous.

  5. Vasudha Vemula
    Vasudha Vemula at · Reply

    You inspire me Anita!

  6. Seena Koshy
    Seena Koshy at · Reply

    Wonderful click and a nice page to visit.. Keep cooking and clicking.. 🙂 This is from http://www.seenasfoodbasket.com . Hope you visit there too..

  7. kalyani
    kalyani at · Reply

    hey Anita!! your love for food is so vivid in all your pictures and recipes! everything is very beautifully framed too!!
    keep up the good work! kudos!!

  8. Praneeta Sawant
    Praneeta Sawant at · Reply

    Your posts are lovely! I myself love cooking and create many new recipes when off work. We share our hobbies and yes, TUMHI KHUP CHAAN DISTA. (You’re very beautiful!!).. Mrs Praneeta Sawant.

  9. anu
    anu at · Reply

    hey anitha thanks for the recipes its too good , n ll definately try

  10. Venkatesh
    Venkatesh at · Reply

    Your recipes and photographs are awesome. I am trying to improve my blog slowly with looking at expert bloggers site like yours. I would always appreciate your valuable suggestions on this. Thanks.

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