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About Me

Welcome to Cook with Renu! My name is Renu Agrawal-Dongre and my culinary blog is dedicated to showcasing traditional and fusion vegetarian recipes from India and beyond. With a collection of over 500 easy-to-follow recipes, my blog emphasizes vegan, gluten-free, and no-onion, no-garlic meals especially from the North Indian cuisine learnt from my mom.

Over my distinguished journey, I have helped countless people uncover the joy of vegetarian cooking, tirelessly revolutionizing kitchen routines with my quick, simple and delicious recipes for breakfast, appetizers, main-course and desserts, and Lunch Box Recipes.

I love to bake a lot and I make breads, cakes (egg and eggless) and designer cakes. I have tweaked a lot of recipes of sweets, cakes and treats to make it processed sugar free and healthy. 

My recipes are designed to be quick, simple, and downright delicious, ensuring each meal spent in the kitchen is a pleasure, not a chore. 

A little Background about my blog and me

I started this blog in 2012 as a way to keep my recipes online and just share it with friends and family. Then in 2018, I formally translated my hobby to a full-fledged professional blog where I can share it with everyone. 

I manage this blog on my own from recipe creation, taking pictures, managing the website and all the technical details. Thanks to my Computer Engineering I am able to do so. The only thing my family does with my blog is rate and review the recipe after they eat :-). And on the other side, I am a working full-time mother of 2 kids, a teenager and a kid under 10. So you would even find loads of lunch box recipes or recipes favourite with kids.

If you do not see me in my kitchen, you can find me gardening or traveling to different places. I love gardening and in whatever space I have I grow my food. Now that I have a good space to nurture my hobby, you will also find a lot of fresh garden harvest recipes and I hope to soon start my gardening blog or youtube channel.

My first ever blog was about my mother. Here is the link for it. My Maa.

Being Veggie

I hope that the recipes here inspire you to try cooking vegetarian meals or if you are new or transiting to a vegetarian, vegan, or Gluten-Free diet. Do not worry if you are a non-vegetarian or eat meat. My family eats too, but they are happy eating all the good vegetarian food I make.

Why No-Onion No-Garlic meals?

I have been learning and cooking food since I was around 10-12. My mother’s side of the family we had only no-onion and no-garlic , no egg and no meat meals and hence cooking meals without it comes naturally to me and you would have loads of simple and quick recipes. They definitely taste good and I have served a lot of our guests with these meals and they were awe struck.  Of course in most of the recipes I have given options if you want to cook with onion and garlic. Check out the complete collection of No-onion No-Garlic meals here.

Being Vegan

Loads of Indian recipes are vegan and eating local, seasonal and plant based is good for your health and the world we live in. If you are new to being a vegan and looking for inspiring ideas, check out our collection of Vegan recipes here.

Being Gluten-Free

Again we have loads and loads of options with a gluten-free diet. Millets, grains, beans, legumes, vegetables all can make up a good healthy full fledged filling and healthy meals. Check out my collection for Gluten-free recipe ideas here.

Lots of these recipes are naturally vegan, but if not I have adaptations of Indian cuisine, transforming age-old recipes to suit modern vegan dietary preferences.

Where do you start on my blog?

First, sign up for our email list. I send weekly newsletters with our newest recipes (and no spam!) will go straight to your inbox, and you’ll also get our free 7-Days Vegan and Gluten Free Breakfast/Meal Plan.  

Cookbook and meal plans

I have published a few small cookbooks –

  1. 15 Instant Vegan Easy Breakfast Recipes, That is Not Bread, Oats, or Smoothies
  2. Gluten-free Cookies Recipes
  3. 10 Vegetarian Appetizers Recipe Links for Parties 

And here is one customized Gluten Free Meal Plan(1 week)  – Indian and Non Indian Cuisine with Recipe links 

Social media or connect with me

You can email me at

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Thank You, for Stopping by

Renu Agrawal-Dongre