Hello there! I'm Smitha and thank you for stopping by :)
I'm the creator of That One Flavour. I quit my soaring career in Animation and VFX to move to Germany from India but ended up confined to the four walls of my room during the covid pandemic lockdown! Being a foodie and a cooking enthusiast, I started experimenting more with food during those first lockdowns.
The most satisfying part of making any dish is sharing it with friends and family and given the pandemic, that was impossible. That's when TOF was born, to share my recipes and journey with everyone. A single place to find all sorts of recipes, from authentic South Indian dishes to experimental fusion recipes. I also started a YouTube channel with the same name last year.
Why the name That One Flavour you ask? Because every dish in every cuisine is packed with combination of flavours, and yet there's always that one flavour which is the hero of the dish.
After I moved to Düsseldorf, Germany I experienced different types of food and met lot of people who were very curious about Indian cuisine that's beyond Chicken Tikka Masala and Naan bread. The authentic Indian food is not about being over the top spicy or hot, it is just a game of combining different spices to give your palette a party time and reap all the health benefits those spices offer. Most Desi restaurants outside India simply pour in litres and litres of cream into curries to mellow down the heat of the dish instead of making subtle use of the spices to maintain authenticity. It got me thinking about how much I have to share with the world about Indian food and flavours and how fascinating it can be when you can just adjust the spices according to your taste buds without losing the authenticity.