These days i’m becoming experimental with cooking. Now you need to know how my cooking evolved to appreciate the experimentation.
Breakfast – Bread sandwich.
Lunch – Dal, Subzi, Rice
Dinner – Kichdi or Rotis with left over dal
Breakfast – Yours Truly. Lunch & Dinner – Roommate’s generosity.
Breakfast – Cereal/Muffins/Idli,Dosa/Pongal
Lunch – Veg Curry, Sambhar, Rasam, Curd, Rice & Pickle
Dinner – Rotis with Kurma or Subzi.
All – Yours Truly
If this is not evolution what is. Atleast for me these are giant steps where cooking is involved. C’mon i make kurma, not in the likes of navrathna kurma but Egg Kurma and Peas Paneer kurma.
Cooking started with amma’s e-adichan copy recipes. Or reading and somewhat memorizing Mallika Badrinath cookbooks. Now i can google a dish, surf recipes, pick and choose ingredients that i find most alluring and combine them all. Best part – the end product is still delicious.
Making muffins, Chocolate cup cakes to Mexican flan has elevated me into a seasoned chef. I can make onion sambhar without referring to recipes. Improvised to ginger kuzhambhu which sets your throats on fire and even have facebook friends who want my recipes.
There have been two inspirations for this cooking quest. First when you are trying a new recipe, there is a thrill and when it comes out delicious, you are soaring high in the air. Second when the hujband takes one puddi and says “Man your food is to die for”… SIGH!!(I know, too much illa)
e-adichan – copy cat kill the rat.(somebody can volunteer with the exact explanation)
puddi – one mouthfull.