Petrina Verma Sarkar

Expertise: Indian food

Petrina has years of experience writing on lifestyle subjects ranging from food to interior design and beauty to fashion. She has written about Indian food for over a decade.


  • Born and raised in India, she learned Indian cooking from her family and by traveling and experiencing different regional cuisines
  • More than 10 years of experience in writing about Indian food, including over 300 published recipes


Petrina Verma Sarkar wrote for The Spruce Eats, contributing recipes and articles for more than 10 years. Born and bred in India, she has traveled her country extensively and sampled the varied and delicious dishes of its different regions. She loves to experiment with spice combinations in her own kitchen.


Petrina Verma Sarkar learned to cook from her mother, grandmothers, and various aunts. She gained practical knowledge of different regional Indian cuisines in her travels.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

Read more from Petrina Verma Sarkar