Thank you for being you. And thank you for what you are doing. I personally think it take a lot of effort, dedication and love to come up with recipes and pictures and giving step by step instructions and everything and sharing it on the blog. I, for once, can never ever ever do it!
But here are few things, I think, you can perhaps do to help hopeless-in-the-kitchen-but-will-experiment-to-show-off folks like me!
1. Please cross check if you have used all the ingredients in the ingredients list in the recipe method. More often than not, I realise I suddenly have not used the slice of lime anywhere in the recipe and scramble about to grab my phone (which would be hidden under the cloth covering the microwave) and by that time my dal would have burnt to bit because I am still trying to find out that stupid piece of lime which was in my hand all the time! You do get the drift eh?
Or that time when I attempt to bake a cake and follow each step listed to the T (thats important while baking,no?) and then realise that my cake looks more like a hapless lump of chapati dough which has been beaten by R2 with the belan! And I realise I did not use that baking powder anywhere in the recipe.
Or the time I baked a pumpkin cake without the pumpkin. Don’t ask me the details. I am still reeling under the shock of it.
2. Please let us know whether the oven needs to be preheated or the onions need to be finely chopped BEFOREHAND!
Like I said, I always follow instructions to the T ( That I dont get the desired results anytime shall not be dwelled upon!) So you need to tell idiots like me in the first step to preheat that oven before telling me to pop the cake mixture into a preheated oven because my oven has not been preheated in the first cake and is as cold as a block of ice in Antartica!
Or chop that onions finely before hand because my onions are chopped as big as the head of a squirrel with a cold! And then my curry has this strange pieces floating in the gravy which R looks suspiciously and asks ‘When did you start cooking chicken, Amma?’
You do get the drift eh?
3. The Difficulty levels
I am not a big fan of this difficulty level thing really. So I pick up a recipe which has an easy level. As I proceed step by step I realise it says fold the egg whites (I dont even know what that means and who can separate the eggs whites from the yolk really!!!) into the flour taking care that the sugar gets added bit by bit,while stirring the mixture in a gentle clockwise direction. By the time I finish the entire procedure I have concluded that I need five hands and three legs to even attempt that ‘easy’ recipe!
4. The Masterchef pictures
All I have to say is I AM JEALOUS!
No matter what I try I can’t get the food to look as wonderful as yours.
Thank you again for putting up recipes on the blog. I can’t thank you enough really.