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About Priya

Hi there

Cook like Priya is maintained by me Priya Ranjit. I am a Tamil ponnu (girl) from Chennai. Married to the man who inspires me to cook, he has been my biggest support to start this blog. He takes great pride in my cooking and I get to do all the hard-work (sigh). So for compensation I make him buy all my fancy cutlery and join me while making dishes. A lot of work, time and effort goes behind maintaining this site right from planning, cooking, plating, clicking, editing and posting. If you genuinely like my work do share it with your friends and family.

How it all started

I feel obliged to share my story, what started off as a casual cooking and clicking (after marriage) to show my family back home in India on how I was progressing turned out that many started liking and asking me for recipes. I was on the look out for a place to post and share my recipes and hence blogging came to the rescue. Little did I know that I would meet tons of people all over the globe who encourage and give me a pat to keep me blogging. All I can say is a marriage, a re-location and freedom to try different cuisines have made my life very interesting. I have great interests in food plating and photography for which I still consider myself amateur.

Why the name 'Cook like Priya' ? 

I find many strike this question to me with a quirky smile, the answer is I just felt that this is my space to share recipes that are cooked by me. I am not a professional cook or neither did I take any baking or cooking classes. I learnt it the hard way (trying on my own) and survived. Everyone is a good cook, no one can cook like you that is what I strongly believe. Hence the name 'Cook like Priya'. The biggest witness to my cooking is my husband and then my family. Whoever said that 'Food is the way to a man's heart' is sure right!


The best way to get started is to browse through the home page. You could also use the search box on the home page. Over here you will find recipes that are tried and tested in my kitchen. CLP is well seasoned with many Indian (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Goan) recipes, traditional recipes inherited from Amma(mother), some are own, others are shared and some are own and some are borrowed from different sources. I will give credit to your recipes, by linking them to your website and if you have any problems in me posting your recipe, you can inform me, I will remove it and keep it to myself.


I have been using various cameras in the beginning I used a Canon EOS 1000 D later moved to a humble point & shoot Sony DSC S3000, my mobile phone iPhone 5S and now moved on to a Nikon D5200 for all my food photography.
I use various editing tools and at times I don’t. The soul reason I do post processing is to make the pictures look more presentable & I do watermark my content for copyright purposes. I personally feel that nothing can beat a photograph taken under natural light. Like I said earlier I am still learning the tricks of photography but I do pretend to think that I know it all.




Blog Design

Apart from cooking I spend a lot of time in designing my blog from the header, layout, coding & the menu bar that you see. I get bit obsessed over it and love to change it from time to time. I use a Blogger platform and use  a simple template. I get asked frequently on this so I feel the need to mention this. I moved to .com on Nov 2013. 


My work has been featured on different platforms. You can find my recipes featured on 

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My webpage is open to comments and if you want to share your thoughts, reviews and criticism I am open to them. Any comments relating to your own business/ advert may not be published and I (Author) have my own judgement to publishing comments posted in this site. 

If you have any queries or would like to reach me. Do write to me

I truly appreciate your patience and time to read through what I have written and I hope you are having a good time.

Privacy policy

The Privacy policy outlines the type of personal information collected by  and how it is used.
The owner of this website ensures that privacy of the users is very important to us  and all the information given by the users will be used only in accordance. Sometimes we may ask you some personal details such as email address, geographical status, your interests and opinions for giveaways and  surveys but we  also ensure you that we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information unless we have your permission.
Privacy policy of the website may change from time to time without prior notice and you may want to make sure that you are happy with the changes.

Cookies, Web beacons, Logfiles and Ads
The website uses some cookies  to store information about visitors preferences,  pages the user access or visit, or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.
The website  also  uses some logfiles which includes  your IP address, the type of  browser you use , your ISP, Date/ time stamp referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Sometimes the website may use third party advertisements and the advertisers may use cookies and web beacons which send the advertisers some information like your IP address, ISP and your browser type which they mainly use for geotargeting purposes.

Copywrite, T's &C's
All the contents and photographs  in the website is sole property of the author of the blog Cook like Priya and is copywritted by Priya.R since 2012. You may not reproduce, republish, alter or distribute the contents in the blog without prior permission or without giving due credits.

Priya Ranjit


  1. Love your page setup Priya...

  2. Priyaaaaaaa....I have a Liebster award for u - pls pick it up :)) love ya

    1. Priya, lovely blog. I am still browsing your recipe. I loved your vegetable biryani recipe.

  3. Hi Priya i am Rachel Anand from Malaysia, who luv ur cooking & enjoyed ur post on Instagram.
    Thanks n Keep Rock #CookLikePriya #IlikePriyaRecipes

    Best Regards,
    Rachel Anand

    1. Hi Rachel
      what a sweet comment thanks for following me. You brought a big smile on my face thank u so much <3


Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoyed my recipes :-) In case you have tried any of the recipes featured here, do let me know in the comment section. For any other queries email me - cooklikepriya(at)

Priya Ranjit

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