05 July 2005

The Cookin' meme

Thanks to Af for tagging…

What's your first memory of baking/cooking on your own?
The first time I cooked was when I was in 5th Std. My sister and I prepared stuffed chapattii, with radish stuffing. It was very nice. Learnt it from a neighbour.

Who had the most influence on your cooking?
My mom and aunty. Both of them have different styles and tastes in cooking.

Do you have an old photo as "evidence" of an early exposure to the culinary world?
Nope! God saved the world!!!

Mageiricophobia - do you suffer from any cooking phobia, a dish that makes your palms sweat?
Rava Uppuma (yep, that's true, the most easiest dish to prepare). It never comes right for me. Maybe because its the one dish that I don't like much too.

What are your most valued or used kitchen gadgets and/or what was the biggest letdown?
Most valued kitchen gadget: Sumeet mixie.
Biggest Letdown: The knife I got from a big store recently, doesn't cut anything except my fingers.


Name some funny or weird food combinations/dishes you really like - and probably no one else does.
Mix any fruit with sambar/rasam and curd rice.

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

Your favorite ice-cream
Ice creams are not one of my favourites. Nowadays I restrictmyselff to the Vanilla or chocolate flavours.

You will definitely never eat...
All that flies and walks (and swims--- Venki is it ok now :))

Your own signature dish...
Idiyapam and sothi (a coconut milk curry), Fried Rice and Basanthi.

What is your most memorable meal?
The dinner we had for one of my hubby's birthday.

14 comments:

வெங்கி / Venki said...

//You will definitely never eat...
All that flies and walks//

Does that mean you will eat all that swims? Ha ha ha (lol)

PVS said...

Wow, a comment so soon? Just posted it. Venki...have added swims too, now :))

Me said...

believe it or not...i used to eat rasam saadham with maambazham .... :)

Kaps said...

We need some testimonials to prove that u cook well :-)

Chakra Sampath said...

I wd eat Mambazham with any rice.. but defnly not any other fruit. :)

Ram.C said...

Have anyone tasted mambazha rasam?

Ganesh Venkittu said...

PVS, if you get Henckels knives in Singapore, buy those....you will never regret...

they are very expensive, but they pass the ultimate test...ask any chef and he will tell you "if a knife can dice through the sloppiest tomato with clear cuts, then thats the knife"...the henckels will do that....

WUSTHOF is another good and expensive brand...I have a Henckels at home....

now, if you have even more money to burn, there is a new breed of Japanese knives (called SANTOKU knives) that are advertised as Ceramic knives....blending steel with carbon and fused all along, they are about US$ 215 each....I have not tried those yet, but the Wall Street journal recently covered those and it said they are "brilliant and fabulous".....

I am a big fan of kitchen gadgets...in the US, I buy from GadgetSource.com a very dependable source...dont know if they can ship to Singapore..

Me said...

Ram.C: i have tasted maanga-kuzhambu but what is mambazha rasam? thakali badhilaa maambazham nu solladheenga :)

JaganLee said...

a tag for cooking.!!!
kalakunga.

PVS said...

@me: I too love Rasam Saadham with Maambazham :)

@Kaps: ok, will give you a call the day one of my dishes come out really well ;)

@Chakra: Maambazham seems to be the favourite for many, including me. But I can eat rice, chappati, roti, bread with any fruit. I have had sambar rice and strawberry and bread with kiwi fruit! :))

PVS said...

@Ram.C: Maambazha rasama....pineapple rasam thaan saapitirukaen.

@Ganesh: Will chk it out.

@me: :))

@JaganLee: :) U can continue if you like

Ram.C said...

"Pineapple" rasam sappitta mathiri, "mambazha' rasam panni sappittutu sollungalenn :-) :-) :-) I have heard about it.

AF said...

Good to know about all this. Great you were a cook while in the 5th std.

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