Shefaly tagged me for this meme and I must say I am too late for it. She must be wondering what happened to me.
What’s your favorite table?
Dinner table at home with my family around. It has been ages since we had our dinner together.
What would you have for your last supper?
I will have chappan bhog (56-course meal) of my choice. I like small but variety of portions of food. Though even small portions of 56 varieties can never be less. 🙂 But it makes sense to eat to heart’s content at last supper. I can then die with no regrets about eating less throughout lifetime. It will have all my favorites from both north indian and south indian cuisine and also my favorite chatpata snacks. Desserts like brownie with ice cream, chocolate mousse, ice cream sundaes are must.
Sorry I am not one for sushi, chinese or Thai. I like purely vegetarian food, with out onions.
What’s your poison?
Name your three desert island ingredients.
Cold coffee (cold water can be a luxury there), allo kabli (a dish from bengal that has potatoes that can sustain me for long), payesh ( kheer with jagger and not sugar)
What would you put in Room 101?
Room 101 sounds scary if you have read about Winston’s fear in novel 1984. It reminds me of rats and as it happens, I am also scared of rats.
In the context of food, I would put all stale food and vegetables with too watery gravy there. I hate it when my favorite food stuff are not cooked well.
Which book gets you cooking?
I have done very less cooking. But whatever I have cooked, I ask my sister or mother. My cooking then turns out well. I have never referred a book, though I have downloaded few from Web. And I do check out ndtv.cooks.com sometimes.
What’s your dream dinner party line-up?
My friends and my husband’s friends dining together in harmony (Don’t raise your eyebrows, I don’t have a husband so far 😛 )
What was your childhood teatime treat?
Pohe, fried chidwa, shahi bread (bread dipped in sugar syrup) and moori-chanachur (puffed rice with namkeen) 🙂
What was your most memorable meal?
My birthday meal last year. I was expecting a private meal with my kid sister and my best buddy. It turned out that my buddy had invited my other friends too. All through the dinner, I was longing to spend sometime alone with my friend and my sister. I wished all my friends would leave soon after dinner, but man they lingered as much as they could, also we had to drop one of them who stayed near our house.
What was your biggest food disaster?
I was cooking paneer ki subzi at home. It all went wrong after I cooked masala with tomatoes. Reason was that the tomatoes were water-clogged after being in refrigerator for long. I borrowed tomatoes from neighbors (like typical Indian neighbors) and re-cooked the masala. Fortunately, I had not thrown in paneer in the pan yet. 🙂
What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
I did not eat the worse meal I was offered. It was black chana and it was stinking of rat’s shit. Don’t ask me how it got served, I wont be able to tell you.
Who’s your food hero/food villain?
My mom is my food-heroine and my dadi can be my food-villain sometimes.
Nigella or Delia?
None, as I have used neither of their services.
Vegetarians: genius or madness?
Genius-es because I am one. 🙂
Fast food or fresh food?
There is no blanket rule on this one. I like both depending upon state of my mind.
Who would you most like to cook for?
My family. I have never done that so far.
What would you cook to impress a date?
My date’s favorite. But he has to be my very own, special one to have me cooking for him on a date. Let’s see when that happens. 😛
Make a wish.
That all my wishes come true. If there is a wish fairy, I invite her to my place for dinner so that I can have privilege of having my wishes answered anytime.
Acknowledgements for pictures Bhelpuri picture has been taken from blog Archana's Kitchen. Cooking humor in Dilbert's strip is also copyrighted to Scott Adams.