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Sharmila Das is your hostess, who is also a creator of one of the popular YouTube channels “Sharmilazkitchen“.
sharmilazkitchen is well known name for sharing her finger licking recipes which becomes more easy and simple because of her easy to follow video demonstration on YouTube.  Her elegant and stylish video content coupled with mouthwatering photography and step by step instructions put sharmilazkitchen on the spotlight.
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Here is a brief info by her:about

Hello/ Namaskar, I’m Sharmila. I was born and brought up in Kolkata which is well known as “the City of joy and food”.
I’m a die-hard foodie before a good cook.  My cravings for food extends me to my kitchen. Through my childhood and college days, I was only an expert in eating, observing my mom and aunt cook, occasionally cooking, collecting recipes from newspapers, watching cookery shows, and drooling all time.
First I introduced in the kitchen at the age of 6-7  for an emergency landing. As my mom was not around, I had to take out boiling eggs from the cooktop to make it ready for my school’s tiffin box. And what I did was technically correct (transferring the eggs from hot water to cold water to get the boiled eggs at right temperature so that it could easily be peeled off ). Cooking was in my blood already.
Then introduced making Maggie, tea, omelet (basic cooking ), and at the age of 14, I prepared my home-style delicious chicken curry which was liked by everyone. Whatever I loved to eat, I loved to make if I get a chance.

My real culinary journey began when I started working in Hyderabad (2010) – for survival. First 2-3 weeks I enjoyed eating Hyderabadi biryani, chili chicken, and all Dhaba foods. But soon after the stomach and purse, both became upset. 🙁

I started craving for home food and sometimes Kolkata street foods which were difficult to get in South India. I started following many food blogs, websites, YouTube videos, and collecting food memories from my past little experience. I combined all of them to learn some tasty dishes to satiate my hunger for good food and also used to experiment with my dishes on my friends and would be…
Some of the dishes came out super hit and some were a disaster. But I didn’t stop. Thus the necessity makes me cooking obsessed.
Soon after i got married and the kitchen became my full time “experimenting hub” where I continued to enjoy this exciting and adventurous culinary journey with few kitchen disastrous, some blunders and good food on the way spicing up my life.
And one day, observing my interest in cooking my hubby suggested me to share my recipes through a blog – that’s what was in my mind ( I already left job then for my daughter).about

My brother in law also supported and came up with an idea to create video recipes. He loves experimenting with videos/ photos like I love to do so with cooking. So we both collaborated and the new channel “Sharmilazkitchen” born.
The first recipe was Fruit Custard, we released. We waited for the whole day and got  11 views. Not bad for the first time. We were very happy with those views.
Slowly I realized that you are also loving my recipes. Your positive comments encourage me to post recipes more and more.
With your love and support, now sharmilazkitchen has reached 30K+ subscribers,  5 million+ views and verified by YouTube. And it’s awesome.
The channel is growing up like I made my child grow up. It has been more than three years for both (my daughter and channel). So I couldn’t even think to discontinue the channel, because it becomes part of my life. I put effort, dedication, and lot of care to create a single interactive video so that you can easily learn the recipes and serve good food to your family..
I have learned many things through this journey and become a self-taught chef/ blogger/ content writer/vlogger/videographer/ food photographer.

It’s still growing up. Long way to go.

Stay with me. Learn to make awesome foods. Treat your family and enjoy the journey. have fun!

Thank you..

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Arijit Das

Talent Manager/Video Editor/Videographer

Meet Arijit Das, Video Editor/Videographer of the SharmilazKitchen. He was studying his bachelor in photography and  It was an experimental idea of us together in 2012 to upload recipes, where i share my own recipe knowledge and his love for making videos.

With time, we have learned a lot and upgraded our video quality. And yes, it’s going on. He has made quite amazing videos of his own, different than these tutorials, you can check them here.

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15 Responses to About

  1. Kanika June 3, 2014 at 5:52 am #

    Hi Sharmila,
    I’m writing to you on behalf of a food brand. I love your recipe and would like to explore a collaboration with you for my client. Please email me you contact details so that we could discuss this in details.

  2. Akash Maity June 21, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Dear Sharmila,

    1st of all thanks for such a wonderful website and specially Video Tutorial and above all , “BENGALI CUISINES” ..
    I am in Pune for last 9 years for my Education and then for my Job.Beina bengali and being a food lover, With lots of hope i bought a microwave. But all in Vain, the book provided by the Microwave company doesn’t contain complete info. In-fact that created so much confusion, that i ended up making only Rice in Microwave 🙂 …
    Finally i for ur website and started with Chicken Tikka. And its so awesome.. I wish i could welcome u for tasting it :).. I believe slowly i will try all the recipes.
    Thnaks alot one again,,

    • sharmila July 7, 2014 at 3:41 am #

      Hello Akash, you are most welcome. Once I come Pune, I will definitely try your Chicken Tikka.:)

  3. Karmalingpa July 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm #


    I made your Tikka recipe and it was fabulous. Substituted a bit of curry base gravy for the water but otherwise stuck to the recipe. I noticed you used Kasuri powder as opposed to the leaves so I did the same. Do you dry fry the methi a but before grinding it into a powder? What I liked about this recipe was not only the aromatic flavors from the whole spices (a bit reminiscent of Rogan Josh) but also that it was not overly sweet. Many Tikka Masala recipes I’ve tried are exceedingly sweet. This one was just right. Beautiful – just like you!

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.



    • sharmila July 7, 2014 at 3:36 am #

      Hello Karmalingpa. Thanks for your nice comment.
      Actually mother-in-law made kasuri methi at home. She bought plenty of leaves, dry under the sunlight and grind to a powder. It gives a distinct flavor to the dish. Not only this, we add this powder to any curry because it is very healthy.

      • Karmalingpa July 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

        Thanks for the additional info Sharmila.

        Another quick question – I was reviewing your Chicken 65 recipe and it looks awesome! Definitely going to try it. Just curious though….is this the same as Chilli Chicken or are they 2 completely different recipes. The ingredients look similar.


        • sharmila July 16, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

          they are both completely different. Chilli chicken is an Indo-Chinese dish where as Chicken 65 is a Hyderabadi famous chicken dish. Chilli chicken is made out of different kinds of sauce but in Chicken 65 South Indian spices (mustard seeds, curry leaves, chillies, etc.) are used.

  4. Manju dhall July 15, 2014 at 3:37 am #

    Hi, I’d like to try some Bengali food recipes. Thanks

  5. Karmalingpa August 2, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    Hi Sharmila,

    Love your recipes. Some of the best I’ve tried. Just wondering if you have a Vindaloo recipe you could share. Hotter the better.



  6. Chandreyi Ghosh September 16, 2014 at 3:31 am #

    Hi Sharmila, can you upload the dosa batter recipe sometimes I tried it for various times but all in vain, so please upload this recipe if you can.
    Thank you very much.

  7. sanchari ray chaudhuri November 1, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    hi madam How are you? I just want to know that Chicken tikka kabab in a microwave process at first which mode I will cook for 10 minutes and at which power label. please guide me. Do you held any cooking classes? I want to learn some recipes.

    • sharmila November 13, 2014 at 11:11 am #

      just put your prep in mw and use your normal start operation for first 10 minutes.. No I don’t have any cooking classes.:)

  8. shamim yusuf November 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    Hi, I have learn Chicken Bharta recipe from your video on youtube.

    • sharmila November 30, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

      nice.. keep trying my other recipes..

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