My Recipes

Monday, June 27, 2005

The Cook in me!

Thanks to Ammani for tagging…

What's your first memory of baking/cooking on your own?
I always liked to cook and used to love making tomato chutney. I baked a caked, in my first year of college with the basic baking vessel in my home, it was my grand mom old baking dish, and it came out like a stone. Actually nothing to do with the dish, it was my baking skills.

Who had the most influence on your cooking?
My grand mom, mom and all my aunties. Each one cooking technique was different and I used to be amazed by my grand mom cooking, she would just create recipes on the fly and everything would taste so well.

Do you have an old photo as "evidence" of an early exposure to the culinary world? Nope! Thank god for it.

Mageiricophobia - do you suffer from any cooking phobia, a dish that makes your palms sweat?
Brinjal. Never works for me. Atleast our indian one’s were ok, but these big eggplants makes me go crazy and I can never get it right.

What are your most valued or used kitchen gadgets and/or what was the biggest letdown?
Most valued kitchen gadget: My knife and cutting board.
Biggest Letdown: Is the American Blender, burnt 2 already. In the process of burning the Ultimate chopper.

Biggest disappointment?
Orange Capsicums – Peppers (as they call it here), so expensive, but the taste is sort of poolipu..

Name some funny or weird food combinations/dishes you really like - and probably no one else does.
I like to mix pickle, curd, sambar lots with rice and have it.

What are the three edibles or dishes you simply don't want to live without?
Rice, sambhar, rasam

Your favorite ice-cream
Don’t care much for icecreams. My all time favorite Arun Ice Cream casatta. In US, nothing so far, just the basic vanilla I would say. But I never eat much to taste others.

You will definitely never eat...

Your own signature dish...
Butter Chicken & Rasmalai - Made out of Ricotta cheese. . All my guests love it.

What is your most memorable meal?

The first meal after 7 days of delivery, carrot porial, rice and rasam by mom, since no one was there for 7 days :-(.

I like to tag PVS and Narayan (I know he cooks during the weekends ;-))


At 11:42 AM, Blogger Me said...

hey i too had problems with that what i do is cut in to four pieces and oil it from outside show it on the flame and use it for gotsu or vatha-kuzhambu it was really good than putting it like that......

never tried that orange peppers boy it is too costly for a grad student to afford.....

have got everything including bajji molaga for stuffed bajji time till now..will do it sometime this week and will let u know....

At 10:49 PM, Blogger ioiio said...

ellaathaiyam oru kozhai kozhaichi adippeengalaaa.. yuck

At 4:05 PM, Blogger Mika said...

I too used to love Arun ice cream casatta. Eating ice cream in US makes you appreciate Indian ice creams more despite their comparitively tiny portion sizes.

At 4:14 AM, Blogger perspective said...

Very interesting!!!

At 3:28 AM, Blogger Nupur said...

Would love to get your recipe for ricotta rasmalai :) if you don't mind sharing it sometime!

At 3:29 AM, Blogger Nupur said...

Oops jjust saw the had posted it before. Sorry :)


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