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  • Thursday, September 22, 2005


    On Indian Cooking...

    Before I continue to sweep you all with my delicious delectables delicacies, I'd though I'd dedicate a post or two on the basics of Indian cooking, my way - the easy way! I think I began cooking when I moved into a hostel about 7 years ago. Living on your own teaches you a lot, and cooking is one of them! The first few months, I survived mainly on instant noodles and the cafeteria food. Not long after, I decided that it was time I did somrthing about it. So I called up my mom, and that was the beginning of our regular recipe exchanges over phone (did I mention it was long distance?!). Everytime we wold talk, the topic of what each of had for lunch or dinner was an unavoidable question. With that continued the saga of how it was made, and what other variations could be added to make better. It wasn't long before I realized I enjoyed cooking, and why not, I was good at it! It was always a proud moment for me when I got a compliment on my culinary skills. And an even bigger one for Mom when they would tell her that I fall right into her footsteps. But there's a lot of difference between the way Mom and I come up with our creations. The taste might be very similar, but the way its made is not. Mom likes to use the traditional way, even if it means spending the whole morning to make lunch. And don't get me started on when we have those lavish dinner parties! I, on the other hand, love to find the shortest and easiest routes to get to my destination! I use products from a can or fresh from the freezer and make life so much simple by having a food processor. These are just little time savers, that when put together, makes cooking a breeze. And if you're a believer of the old and traditional ways of cooking, I'll encourage you to try out my recipes my way, and you'll see that they are loaded with the same flavours. Even Mom thinks so too!

    1 Comments:

    Blogger Ravi said...

    Very true Meena. I too picked up cooking only when I was away from home and soon I started getting more and more interested. Somehow I prefer the traditional way - it definitely has that little extra punch on the taste! Since you have now become a seasoned cook and also interested in it, maybe you should really study the traditional methods - am sure our ancestors had every reason to do it the way it is! Good Luck!

    9/22/2005 10:16:00 PM  

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