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…


8 Responses to “How to Cook Papadum (papad)”

  1. Jules Says:

    November 19th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Glad I’m not the only one who does them in the microwave!

  2. sarah Says:

    November 19th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    for how long do u let it cook in the microwave?

  3. sarah Says:

    November 19th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    oops nevermind my question.. i just reread ur post and realized it says 1 min each…

  4. sra Says:

    November 20th, 2008 at 1:55 am

    You’ve encapsulated the conversation bit so well! :-D

  5. Srivalli Says:

    November 20th, 2008 at 6:43 am

    oh those are perfect..though when I tried it mw, they turn little charred!..:)

  6. JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen Says:

    November 20th, 2008 at 7:55 am

    I agree conversations with friends over a meal is the best times in life. Those Papad look gorgeous!

  7. mandira Says:

    November 20th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    these evenings with friends are great… dunno about the three course meal though :)

  8. RedChillies Says:

    November 20th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    All time favorite snack of ours!

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