It’s about interesting people. I started this project simply wanting to learn how to cook. But as I started doing the videos, I came across people doing neat things out there, like Sarina Jain of MasalaDance.com who has been featured on over 2 million cereal boxes (I love that fact for some reason), or Seema Shaw who has danced in major Bollywood mega-blockbusters like Dhoom 2 and Lage Raho Munna Bhai and now has her own dance company. These cool people, incidentally, also have some tasty recipes. So check out the “cool people” videos to learn a new recipe and get inspired.
It’s about learning to cook Indian food. If I had a $100 bill for every time I heard “I love Indian food, but I don’t know how to cook it,” I’d be able to buy an expensive vegan handbag. Indian food really isn’t that difficult to cook, but, you do have to know what you’re doing. A few spices, some veggies, and the knowledge of when to use them along with onions, garlic, ginger, lemon and/or tomatoes…and voila…you too can become an expert (or at least somewhat good) at making sabzis or main veggie dishes. But be forewarned, the recipes on this site will not get you the over-spiced, over-cooked, unrecognizable items that you might find at some lesser Indian restaurant. That isn’t the way we cook in our home, that isn’t how Indian grandparents live to be as old as Yoda, and that kind of cooking isn’t what this site is about. To learn the basics of authentic Indian cooking check out “Pallavi’s Recipes.”
It’s about YOU! Do you have an interesting and easy recipe? Send it to me with the words “cool recipe + the name of the recipe” in the subject at email@example.com. If it is easy and good, maybe I’ll feature you and your recipe in a video. It’s a great way to impress girls, including your mom (aka, mummy). Then you can share the video on Facebook, and people will finally think you’re cool.
I wish I could say I’ve been cooking Indian food since I was a little girl, or that I’m the most famous cook among my friends, but, sigh, none of that would be true. What is true is that I’m a mom of two small children, and have spent most of my adult life doing the corporate thing and eating out (or freezing and re-heating my mom’s food). Not willing to feed my family take out-dinner, I decided it was time to learn how to cook. You can check out my first entry, A Journey Into Indian Cooking for, um, my journey into Indian cooking. My videos are about having some fun (even though I don’t smile much in the earlier posts), and learning to cook some of the healthiest food on the planet, that also happens to be some of the tastiest!