Anusha can't cook! :P

Long long ago... so long ago... yes, i know how long ago... there was a show that always left me in awe.... 'Yan Can Cook!'...If u have watched that guy cook you'll know what i mean! He's simply amazing..... and yeah, i could just imagine myself throwing up an 8 course mean in my own show... that was until i tried to cook!!!!!!!! Believe me, it was a DISASTER.

Gusteau says "Anyone can cook!" (Ratatouille) but i dont think so. Really. If that movie was half true i'd be able to whip up a decent meal but i'm doomed for life! My dad is already having nightmares about my future :P (wherein i cook and he eats whereas now its the other way round! hehehe!!!)

Let me share with you my experience since teaching is close to my heart (Yeah right!)... The first time i took an effort to cook was in my grade 12 in school when my friend (an eminent chef of our school) and i tried making chocolate fudge... she had a tough time trying to teach me how to make in at my place... since i didn't know where anything was (and thats just a start!) :P ... it went on till she took the task fully into her hands and finally managed to make a decent fudge... that didn't taste very good to the both of us but our class LOVED IT! (I'm yet to know the answer to the mystery! 2 whole boxes of fudge was over in 5 minutes! that must've been some record.) ... yeah so that was my first experience.. but since i had an expert wit me.. it came off half way decent...

But.... i tried to cook on my own!!!!! ah!!! lol... actually... my form of 'trying-to-cook' is trying to make a decent side dish out of a readymade paste... which also i 'sodapified'... i tried to make Kadai Paneer (my fav. side dish)... with a ready made paste... what i didn't realise till i started mixing the paste in water n heating it was... THAT I DIDN'T HAVE ANY CAPSICUM AT HOME!!! ok.. that was only tragedy number 1.... after that i realised i forgot to add curd (u see i was on the phone! yeah, i know what ur thinking) to the paste... tragedy no. 2... then i found out that... the amt of water tht was put in the instructions was proportionate to the portions of paneer n capsicum... which i realised late... and by then... the paneer was floating on a goop of red paste.... ok thats tragedy no. 3.... the fourth tragedy of all... THE ARRIVAL OF MY FATHER INTO THE KITCHEN TO SEE WHAT I WAS DOING.... and there began the downfall of my empire in the kitchen...

I'm not saying my dad can't cook.. infact he cooks really well... i can almost never tell the difference between my dads cooking and my grandmothers (who is an AWESOME cook!) ... that said he doesn't trust me in the kitchen (who would?!).. he came in... and guess what he did? Yeah, he threw me out.. but before that... HE BURST OUT LAUGHING... lolz... ok now it seems funny to me too... but back then i was seething with rage... he had trespassed in the middle of my very important experiment (thats the only word i could call it...) .... the side dish was completely ruined... or so i thought... before my dad turned to SUPER DAD! (its a bird! its a plane! no its SUPER DAD! ... yeah lame!)... and asked me to think creative... ok so i'm creative... but certainly not as much as my dad is in the kitchen.

He thought for a minute.. then added curd and mint leaves... that thickened the goop little bit but still wasn't anywhere near edible... he then made an important decision... he took the morning sabji that was left over (cabbage) and mixed it in the mixture (am i making sense?) and VOILA! U have Kadai Cabbage! And you know what... it doesn't taste so bad! :) Thanks to SUPER DAD... who then turned ordinary dad and threw me out of the kitchen :D .... yeah, thats his territory...

And i didn't venture there on my experiments there again... for a LOOOOOONGGGGG TTIMMMEEEE!!!

P.S: I seem to tease my dad alot in my blogs dont i ? i don't get it either :(

2 comments:

Moonlight n Magnolias said...

Darling... if u had wanted cooking lessons, u should have come to ME!! :D

Elithraniel Arawion said...

how was i supposed to know :P