Blend of Spices by Sara


  • Personal Background & Journey

I’m Saraniyaa, a self-taught cook, photographer, and delicious food enthusiast from India. Currently living in California, USA. I am a wife & mom of a toddler ages 3 which means life for me is always full of love and laughter!

I started my food page as a hobby at the beginning to share the celebration of life around the table, but the more I began blogging, the more I enjoyed learning about photography and recipe development and writing.


  • Life Aspirations 

I’m a firm believer that the memories made around cooking and enjoying delicious food are ones that last a lifetime and that good food shared with good people is simply the best and the energy we pass on through our cooking feeds the body as well as the soul!


  • What is a Bento Box / Lunch Box to you?

Bento boxes are a perfect single serving, packed meal boxes.


  • What do you pack in your TAKENAKA Bento? 

I have packed Tawa Pulao, Cauliflower 65 with Yogurt and Egg.


  • What is your favorite part of our boxes and what colors have you chosen? 

TAKENAKA bento boxes are perfect for packing lunch and snacks. They are very compact and have various beautiful designs. I’m having Pebbles Dual Bento Box


Quick recipe for cauliflower 65:



1 medium cauliflower head

1 tsp sea salt

½ tsp turmeric powder

½ cup all purpose flour/maida

¼ cup corn flour or 1/3 cup corn starch

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder

½ tsp red chilli powder

½ tsp garam masala

Salt to taste

Oil, for frying




To blanch the cauliflower florets, in a large pan bring around 5 cups of water with a tsp of salt and turmeric powder to boil and then add the florets, cook for 3 minutes on high flame. Transfer to a colander and drain off the water completely.

Then add the flours and remaining all ingredients and mix well with little water.

Allow to marinate for 10 minutes and mix well if needed add a sprinkle of water.

Heat oil for deep frying, add the marinated cauliflower and fry it until crispy and golden.