Yes, you heard yourself right! Anyone can cook.
A little chef is jumping inside all of us to come out and showcase their creative self to this world. So, what’s stopping you?
I know what you’re thinking right now, to cook Tasty Food one has to be a pro, need a lot of learning and training, but that’s not true, to become a good chef you just have to believe in yourself, that’s the only trait one needs, to cook tasty food.
Cookery is not rocket science, it’s just the mixture of a variety of ingredients in the right quantity, at the right temperature, and the right timing. And, the beauty of cooking is that everyone can prepare their recipe for a particular dish with a different taste, as there are no set rules to prepare a dish. Only the base of a dish remains the same rest you can make it with a lot of variations. In India, we can experience this very often, in every couple of miles the taste of a dish changes according to the taste buds of the people living there. Even a simple dish is prepared in so many ways that it will confuse you, which is the original recipe to prepare that particular dish because the aroma and the flavors coming out of the dish are so good, that it will make you forget the previous one.
How “I” started cooking, this is an interesting one- Back in 2011, during the winter season, my parents had to leave for Nathdwara to attend an inauguration function of my uncle’s house, and due to some reason I had to stay back, so I called my cousins to stay with me. We decided to hang out in the evening and then have dinner outside, everything was sorted; my parents left for Nathdwara. In the evening around 6:30 pm when we were all set to leave, we found out that one of our bikes got punctured, and with the saddened faces we had to drop our plan, but then the biggest challenge in front of us was, now what are we gonna eat? and who was gonna cook? We were looking at each other’s faces. If we compare those days with present times, those were the black days as there was no Zomato or Swiggy and no Uber or Ola.
I called my mother and told her about the whole situation. Then she told me why don’t you cook for yourself, it’s no rocket science. I had no other option, so I asked her for the easiest dish which I could make at that time with the available ingredients, and she guided me on how to make it. That night I did my first kitchen and prepared “Idli Fry” for myself and my cousins, though it took me “forever” to prepare it, fortunately, I made a pretty good idli fry that night.
I know it is very easy in today’s scenario if we face such a situation we can get food or we can get to food with just a click. But many a time there are situations where we have to cook.
So, stand up from your couch, wear an apron, enter the kitchen, pick up a knife and start cooking. Whatever your heart says, what your stomach craves for!
And believe me, whatever we make from our heart, it always tastes good.