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About Us

Hey there,

Welcome to my kitchen!!

I'm Savita. I live with my husband, Vishal, in Orange County, CA. California is state of many cultures and this is what reflects in my cooking too.

My Cooking Style:

I specialize in every day Healthy Meals. Playing with spices, chilies and fresh produce define my cooking style. Don't expect anything boring here because even my healthy detox salads don't come out without a flavor boost.

Love for fresh produce shows in my EVERY recipe. For me, meal is not complete without a fresh produce and pinch of spice. I strongly believe in balanced meal with daily serving of veggies, and protein. So much so that I love to hide few fresh ingredients in my baked sweet treats too.

I grew up on Indian food.. but my spice love and California made me a Mexican foodie. I bring to you best of both! I don't have lots of Indian recipes… the one I have, will amaze you. Fact is, spices are not just used in Indian cuisine. Stay with me and I will take you on a spice-journey, right from your own kitchen. Promise is, if there is a bold flavor on earth.. I will find it! And will bring it to your kitchen.

I come from a foodie family. My mom has always made food taste flavorful, and meal look delicious and appetizing. Even when we were determined not to take a single bite… we ended up licking the bowls clean. I follow the same rhythm in my kitchen. Healthy or traditional, bold flavors are must-have.

Why Chef De Home?

I love to create new and unique recipes. Also, sometimes easy and lite makeovers of many restaurant recipes. This is probably one of THE main reason why I started blogging - To make cooking like professional chefs.. simple, accessible at home, and healthier.

Hence the name - "chef de home"

With my flavorful recipes;
I have made many meat-lover husbands eat tofu and their wives can't thank me enough. Check it out here - Chipotle Tofu Sofritas 
I have some restaurants makeovers which even real chefs use. Check it out here - No Yeast Naan

In short,
1) When I love something that I ate out.. I cook it at home to save money and save time of standing in lines.
2) When I don't love something I ate out.. It becomes my mission to make a better version at home.

So, get ready to cook lots of delicious food! I'm gonna make you proud Chef De Home.

If you drool at even name of Chili Garlic Pasta, look forward to trying a Crunchy Salad, or can't pass by Cinnamon Churro stand in street fair? Then, we are meant to be together!

For any other questions, business queries or joining ChefDeHome Network, my email address is: chefs(at)chefdehome(dot)com
And please be as specific as you can – I’ll get back to you ASAP.

I hope you enjoy your stay!!!



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  1. You have some very interesting recipes that I love. I just discovered your website and excited to try some of you recipes starting today. Thank you

    thanks! I share recipes we love to eat at home and share with family and friends. I hope you enjoy your stay. Let me know, if you have any question related to recipes. Happy Cooking.
  2. Hi, this is my first time on your site. My son is learning to cook and is wanting to make large, thin soft wraps (for burritos, rolled sandwiches, etc.) like the large square wraps he bought at Trader Joes. Maybe baked in an oven on a baking sheet? I've been searching for two hours and found nothing. Your naan is the closest I've found. If you can come up with it, that would be amazing! Thank you and I will try this naan as it looks delicious!!

    Thanks Barbara. I'll certainly try. Adding your suggestion to my to-try list. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed Naan. :)
  3. I don't do much cooking anymore, but I'd like to incorporate more healthy eating when I do.
  4. Muito bom adorei
  5. Looking forward to more recipes!

    Thanks Parul! On it! 🙌😊
  6. Hi Savita, Great website and great recipes... would be great if you can add a brief blog with details of the measurements you use... for eg: how much does 1 cup weigh in grams? My family has loved all the recipes I have tried from your site.

    Hi Geeta, thanks for the appreciation and suggestion. I have noted to share a measurement post.
  7. I just tried one of your pasta recipes...it was wonderful! Looking forward to trying more recipes!

    Thanks for letting me know. CDH is full of delicious recipes. I hope you find more favorite recipes!
  8. Do you have a preferred recipe for paneer itself?
  9. love new recipes too try
  10. Two weeks ago I made your Thai butternut squash soup and fell in love! I have made one of your recipes nightly since and have yet to find one my family doesn’t love.

    Hi John, thanks so much for sweet feedback. I'm glad your family enjoy my recipes. I hope to keep sharing more.
  11. I tried your garlic naan it was great, I saved it but the last time I tried to open it it was gone. My husband also liked it. Thank you for the recipe

    Thanks for letting me know. You can find any recipe on blog. Go to search section. On desktop, it appears on the right side, in mobile towards the bottom. Type "naan" and hit Enter. It will list all of my Naan recipes.
  12. Why is there no search function on your website? There are so many recipes, and being able to search by name or keyword would really help.

    Michele, I'm on it, adding it soon. I regret the inconvenience it is causing.. Update: Michele, search is available on blog now. Happy times!
  13. I would like to join your email newsletter please! Your recipes are wonderful!
  14. Your blog looks amazing. Love many recipes Im going to try. Thanks for all the hard work.
  15. Just came across your site by chance,excited to try out your recipes!!!please keep me posted .
  16. Just cross-linked to your site and saw the Mojo Chicken recipe which sounds good. I have had an electric 6 qt. pressure cooker sitting in the box for a couple of years and am searching for recipes to try in it. I think the Mojo will be working! I will be looking at your recipes, especially the simple (clean/flat) breads--I LOVE paratha, roti, & naan, but never have tried to make them. Will now, though, thanks. Thanks for the hard work in the kitchen and sharing it with us! Namaste!
  17. Savita, I am new to your site & soooooo glad I found you! I want to learn to cook only healthy, real food meals. I am so happy to find your recipes, especially the breads. There is so much harmful stuff in store bought foods, like HFC & GMO, I can hardly find anything health to eat. I look forward to trying all your salads & breads. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge & recipes.

    Hi Cooky, I completely missed your feedback. First of all, thanks. I'm glad you loving CDH and finding it useful. I know, there is so much junk in store bought stuff!! You will love browsing CDH. I'm huge fan of homemade clean breads and salads, and I have shared 200+ of those on blog and counting.. I hope you enjoy your stay and find your favorites. Feel free to ask any questions you have. Happy Cooking.
  18. I LOVE your blog. I stumbled upon your blog by mistake and am soooo glad I did. I have one suggestion...it would be nice to have the picture of the dish on the recipe printout. That's what attracts us to the recipe to begin with. when it's plain print, it doesn't look as amazing and appetizing. just my thought. right now I print it and print a picture, then scan it together to have recipe with the pictures. lol.

    Hi Rita, thanks! I'm glad you love my recipes. Regarding picture in recipe print.. It is little be too much for some in terms of usage of printer ink. I recommend creating a pintrest board and pinning the recipes you like from CDH. That way, you can see picture and follow to the recipe steps whenever you want without printed material. I hope you continue to find more delicious recipes here. Thanks for leaving wonderful sweet words. Best, Savita.
  19. I LOVE your blog and all your recipes look delicious. We're trying to cook more at home so I know your site will come in handy!!

    Hi May, I'm glad to share my recipes. I hope you enjoy cooking more at home!
  20. Love your blog ! great job savita garu!

    thanks, Rashmi! It is really flattering and sweet. thank you.
  21. Hi, Savita! I have recently installed a natural gas tandoori oven/grill in my home, can't wait to begin using it but have a difficult time finding recipes on-line for use in a tandoori since these are uncommon and most of the tandoori recipes are adapted for the oven, grill or stove. Any ideas on available resources for a tandoori? Thanks.

    Hi Martin, my sincere apologies for late reply. Regarding your question, Tandoor is not something very common in homes, so that's why most recipes call for oven. To get tandoori char, I often turn to oven broiler or direct gas/grill flame. Also, modern day rotisserie is just like cooking in tandoor but without auto-rotation. That being said, once you get feel of how quickly meat cooks in tandoor, you can use any recipe with it. I hope it helps. I will try to find some resources and send it your way too.
  22. Thank you for all the step-by-step photos! They really make following yr recipies so easy! I tried the naan and it turned out successful. Really appreciate it!
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