What’s Up In The Kitchen?

October 19, 2006


img_8521.jpgGrumble. Grumble. Danced until the wee hours of the morning with wayward colleagues, swigging vodkas, champagne and anything else I could lay my hands on.

Over healthy living salad lunch, I asked my size 0 blonde bombshell colleague why she hasn’t used any of my recipes yet. S0BB is a saladoholic, with the occasional inexplicable urge for Buckingham Balti.

She buckled under the pressure of a throbbing hangover and my personal brand of persuasion and promised to try one of my recipes. But she’s demanding a dry dish presumably to eat with salad.

Hmmm, must think hard about low-fat, child-proof, salad-friendly recipe.

In the meantime, I put my few remaining brain cells towards trying to figure out why people who love Indian food don’t cook it at home. I came up with the following reasons:

  • Too complicated – No idea of where to start
  • Time consuming (linked to the above)
  • Unhealthy for regular consumption

The whole idea of this blog really is to break down the barriers and demystify Indian cooking. If you love Indian food but don’t cook it at home, I’d love to hear why.

Then I can really put my power of persuasion to the test!

Off now to the British Museum Bengali food event. There’s no better hangover food in the world, methinks…


12 Responses to “Curry with risotto”

  1. Christie@fig&cherry Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Well done Mallika! That could be a fab TV show… How to cook Indian food in Italy!

  2. Bharti Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    yah! You made it..good going! Desi khana in Tuscany…kya baat hai!

  3. dollybasu Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    inndia shinig in tuscany , ha ha ha

  4. notyet100 Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    nice menu,..i am sure mus hve tasted great,,:-)

  5. sra Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    What is the first dish, the white one?

  6. Ginger Says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 2:39 am

    I sympathize! I had the same trouble when I went to Italy this summer too. Spices were the biggest problem. I’m really impressed :)

  7. mandira Says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Indian food in tuscany… great job Mallika :)
    Mental note to myself… always carry masala!

  8. JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen Says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Heck, I made curry pasta, so what’s wrong with curry risotto? Sounds perfect to me! Hope you are having a great time! Sounds glorious!

  9. Yash Says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    the part ‘mentally reminding myself never to make fun of travelling aunties again’ made me smile.

    @sra the white dish is probably dahi-..uh something. I can’t figure out what those things topped with the dahi are.

  10. Mallika Says:

    September 17th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Sra – that’s the aubergine raita. It was the biggest hit of the evening!

  11. Pooh Says:

    September 18th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    You are such a trooper!And you’ve done fabulously given you were in unfamiliar settings.

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