10 Indian food influencers to follow on Instagram for fun recipes and unique stories

Food influencers in India

BBeing a foodie and a beginner at cooking, I rely on the internet for anything and everything from recipes to cooking tips.

Whether it’s Facebook, YouTube or Instagram, it’s so convenient to discover recipes from different cuisines.

But right now, with so much food content available online, it’s often hard to find the right people to follow.

So, here’s a list of some of the top food influencers you should follow on Instagram to find some unique and fun recipes:

1. Vijayalakshmi Vikram

If you’re looking for vegan recipes with a South Indian twist, don’t miss Vijayalakshmi Vikram’s Instagram page. She comes up with great vegan recipes that are healthy and nutritious.

What makes her feed more interesting is the unique style she has in presenting her recipes. Plus, she posts photos and videos with her indie dog, endorsing the concept of adopting indies.

Check out her recipe for curd rice based on tofu and mango:

2. Uma Raghuraman

A mother and passionate chef, Uma Raghuraman is one of the most popular among Indian Instagram food bloggers. It was her passion for food and a healthy lifestyle that led her to start the food business.

Uma comes up with mouthwatering Indian recipes with the right balance of taste and nutrition, along with a beautiful presentation that will make you crave home-cooked food right away. Also, the step-by-step presentation using a blackboard in hand makes her roles interesting and easy to follow.

Check out her plantain bajji recipe here:

3. Shivboojitha and Swarnalakshmi

Bengaluru-based mother and daughter duo Swarnalakshmi and Shivboojitha are the faces behind the popular Instagram page Foodzee. It was 23-year-old Shivboojitha who started the page about five years ago because of her love of cooking.

They make tasty Indian traditional recipes in traditional cookware and utensils to present aesthetically. The authenticity of the food, the camera angles and Swarnalakshmi’s well-decorated hands make each reel a visual treat.

Check out their mango shrikhand recipe here:

4. Deeba Rajpal

Deeba Rajpal, a passionate baker, combines her love of baking, food styling and photography together through her Instagram page. She posts drool-worthy photos and rolls of her recipes made with the perfect frame composition and pops of color.

Through her recipes, she emphasizes local ingredients and also adds an Indian touch to all of her dishes.

Check out her chocolate panna cotta recipe:

5. Shivesh Bhatia

Shivesh Bhatia, a self-taught baker and food influencer from New Delhi, is known for his dessert recipes. The 26-year-old offers interesting baking recipes for making cakes, pastries, cookies and more.

Check out his recipe for making Starbucks-style lemon cake:

6. Kabita’s Kitchen

Kabita Singh, one of the most loved food bloggers in India, started her YouTube channel called Kabita’s Kitchen, as a passion project. She eventually garnered a huge following for her Indian style recipes which she presents in the simplest way, making it easier for those new to cooking.

She also has quite a following on all social media platforms including Instagram where she continues to post her recipes and cooking tips as rolls and videos. Moreover, she follows the trends and suggestions of her followers.

Check out her recipe for making Aloo Tikki chaat:

7. Ranveer Braro

From becoming the youngest executive in a five-star hotel to hosting his own show, Ranveer Brar has always been committed to his relationship with food.

The celebrity chef with five million followers on YouTube and more than one million followers on Instagram shares his recipes and cooking tips to his followers in the most engaging way.

With over two decades of experience in the food industry, he keeps up with new trends while staying true to his unique style.

Check out his recipe to make Egg chili:

8. Archit Agarwal

Archit Agarwal, who loves food, travel and photography, started his blogging journey as a way for personal exploration of his favorite journeys through travel and food.

On his Instagram page, he showcases his recipes through aesthetic and drool-worthy photos and videos/reels, along with simple voice-over explanations.

His recipes include easy-to-make cold brew coffee, chocolate brownies, quesadillas, and more.

Check out his recipe for making delicious Bruschettas:

9. Suguna

Suguna Priya, a former financial analyst turned food blogger, enjoys cooking South Indian dishes.

Her cooking style revolves around flavors and fresh seasonal ingredients.

Suguna’s recipes are simple and can even be made with the ingredients already in the kitchen. She carefully notes the measurements, explains why such ingredients and cooking methods are used, and also indicates alternative methods.

Check out her recipe for making Chettinad style biriyani chicken:

10. Vidhi Doshi

Vidhi Doshi shares simple and interesting vegan and vegetarian recipes through her Instagram page called theramenhairedgirl.

As the handle’s name suggests, she has a penchant for ramen, which is why she comes up with a wide variety of noodle recipes. Also, most of her recipes fall into the easy-to-cook category, making them all beginner-friendly.

Through her fun roles, she shares her recipes by explaining the step-by-step procedures.

Check out her cherry tomato paste recipe:

(Edited by Vinayak Hegde)