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.