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Mahanandi’s Food Blog List

We food bloggers, those who practice Indian cuisine have our own language of ingredients and recipe names. Sometimes finding them on the web becomes difficult, you have to wade through page after page. Indian ingredients names can be last names of some people or an acronym of a software program. Oh, you will find all sorts of weird things with that name except of course what we are looking for. Google custom search engine, evil:) Goggle?s latest offering, really can help us out with the search. We can create our own search engines and can customize by including and excluding sites.

Very useful I thought, so created one for us, Indian food bloggers. The total number of sites came to about 95 (including Bawarchi) and I’m sure I’ve missed quite a few. Compared to when I started last year (only 3), this year has seen an incredible number of creative and talented Indian food bloggers and numerous regional recipes. With this engine we can search and find easily what we are looking for. Although the focus of the search is Indian food blogs, I haven?t excluded any sites, and you can search food blogs from all around the world easily from this search engine.

If you’d like to add custom search engine (Food Blog Search - India) to your site, here is the code: Copy and paste. Just replace “[” and “]” with “< " and ">” respectively.
(Elise of Simply Recipes has created one for all of us foodbloggers worldwide and the code for it is: here.)

Google CSE Search Box Begins
[form id=”searchbox_001213341704229786495:dqqot2dwwog” action=””]
[input type=”hidden” name=”cx” value=”001213341704229786495:dqqot2dwwog” /]
[input name=”q” type=”text” size=”25″ /]
[input type=”submit” name=”sa” value=”Search Food Blogs-India” /]
[input type=”hidden” name=”cof” value=”FORID:1″ /]
[script type=”text/javascript” src=””][/script][/form]
Google CSE Search Box Ends

Search Box will look like this:

Along with the custom search engine, for the community, I have also created a comprehensive list of all food blog sites practicing Indian cuisine, under the name of ‘Mahanandi’s Food Blog List’. Check it out.

If I have missed any, please let me know and I will add the sites to the list. Thanks.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Friday November 17, 2006 at 5:16 pm- permalink)

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10 comments for Mahanandi’s Food Blog List

  1. Indira… I love you :)

    I have been thinking why hasn’t someone thought of putting a customized search so that I can only get recipes from these awesome blogs and u seem to have read my mind!! And of course, you had to be the first one to put this feature on your blog :) Thank you so much… I am now going to get rid of the excel spreadsheet which I had been maintaining for keeping a track of recipes from the blogs! Wonderful job!


    Comment by Sonia — November 17, 2006 @ 5:46 pm

  2. WOW!!!! I am the first one to comment on ‘YOUR BLOG’ - today IS definitely my day!!! :) ))

    - Sonia Sharma

    Comment by Sonia — November 17, 2006 @ 5:49 pm

  3. This one is definetely useful Indira ! Iam adding this to my blog. Thank you !

    Comment by Priya S&S — November 17, 2006 @ 7:23 pm

  4. Hi Indira,
    That’s brilliant! I love the idea of a focused food blog search on just the Indian food food blogs.

    Comment by Elise — November 17, 2006 @ 7:49 pm

  5. Wow! What a wonderful idea, Indira. This is very convenient. Great Work!

    Comment by Deepu — November 17, 2006 @ 7:50 pm

  6. Hi Indira,
    This seems to be a great idea, it will really make life easier for us foodies!! I already tried out the form by inserting the code in my template. I think there is a missing just before the script HTML line. And it also looks a little different in mine, with the “Search Food Blogs-India” line coming in the text box instead of a button. Could you have a look at it and suggest the changes in code ??
    Thank you

    Comment by Priya — November 17, 2006 @ 8:49 pm

  7. Well I figured it out myself, I guess its only missing a [/form] after the script line. Thank you soo much for creating this form :-)

    Comment by Priya — November 17, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

  8. Thanks Indira for adding my blog to your list of blogs.

    Comment by Lakshmik — November 18, 2006 @ 5:35 am

  9. Hi Indira,

    Thanks for the Search Engine code. Definitely makes things easier :) . Thank you for adding my food blog on your blog roll.

    Comment by Sangeeta — November 18, 2006 @ 7:29 am

  10. Great Work, Indira! You are the queen of innovation, creativity and cuisine! :-)

    Comment by chandrika — November 18, 2006 @ 9:20 am

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