The most important ingredient of cooking is 'Love' - if you pour your heart while cooking, nothing can go wrong.
I love traveling and tasting exotic recipes. And when I come across great food I make it a point to talk with the chef . Be it in Kashmir or Coorg or Goa or Kerala I have come across amazing delicacies which I never knew existed. Traditional Indian food has a lots to offer and one can expect the most awesome recipe at the most unexpected places.
Other than that,I am an Housewife living in India.I love cooking and experimenting with spices.
When my daughter grew up and went to college she would tell me quite often how much she misses home food. She survived on pizza, pasta, burgers and Chinese food for the first year. And then she set up her own small kitchen. But apart from scrambled or fried eggs and basic rice all she cooked was instant noodles. She started calling me up for help and guidance. From shopping guide to cooking instructions we chatted long and soon she learnt enough to cook a few basics. Gradually it became a passion and she even started treating her friends.
As a mother I can understand the anxiety and agony we all pass through for our children. And as a woman I realize the importance of basic understanding and skill for cooking. While traveling across the country I have had the pleasure to taste a multitude of preparations - some authentic, some fusion and some modified as per present day health demands. Interviewing traditional cooks, seeing them in live action and trying them myself has helped me understand the dynamics of the process and the chemistry of the spices. Each dish has its own unique identity.
'Curry and Spice - 25 Easy and Authentic Indian Chicken Recipes'- is the first book in the series. I will be shortly launching the Meat, Fish, Vegetable and other Regional Specialties. I could have used glossy and fancy images but I have kept this book straight on basics. Place your Kindle, iPad or Laptop on your kitchen top, open the menu of your choice and cook on.