Khana-Kharab; Experimental Indian Vegeterian Food for Bachelors

Objective: To share my experiments with cooking Indian food which shall serve as benchmark and gudie for neo cooks and bachelors to solve their hunger problems when away from home. This is also going to serve as early warning for cooking mishaps! Scope of Cooking: 1) Indian Food as of now; in future you may find Indian Avtaar of International food items 2) Vegetarian food 3) Gujarati food

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

    Saturday, November 04, 2006

    Types of Daal

    Daal Amiri: One which is thick and tasty

    Daal Garibi: More water..less Daal

    Daal Bhikhmangi: Difficult to find daal out of water

    Daal Fakiri: Daal ho bhi ya na ho... kya farak padta hai?

    Daal Gotamaar:Daal dhundhne ke liye gota marna padega...

    Credits to: Badhir Amdavadi

    Friday, November 03, 2006

    Cooking Science

    1. Hot vessel looks exactly same as cold vessel
    2. Phones received outside the kitchen generates unexpected results
    3. Fire alarms are more efficient while cooking
    4. Handle with care
    5. Any instrument when dropped will roll into the least accessible corner.
    6. When all else fails, read the instructions.
    7. Food that tastes the best has the highest number of calories
    8. To err is human, but to really screw things up requires an oven.

    Cooking Psychology

    1. Procrastination leads to overflowing sinks
    2. Never be surprised
    3. Circumstances can force a generalized incompetent to become competent, at least in a specialized field. (Freemon's Rule)
    4. Shouting loudly doesn't help.
    5. Never say "oops" loudly in the kitchen if you have invited someone for a dinner
    6. There is always an easier way that you don’t know

    Analytical Cooking

    1. If the probability of success is not almost one, then it is damn near zero.
    2. All grocery estimates tends to result in unscheduled visits to grocery stores
    3. The time you take to cook last item is equal to the time it takes other item to get cold particularly one which you must eat hot.
    4. Some of it plus the rest of it is all of it.
    5. Less is more. (Michehl's Theorem)
    6. Standard deviation is high

    Murphy's law in Cooking

    Classical Laws

    1. Apparently identical actions produce apparently un-identical results.
    2. You deserve the food you cooked
    3. It works better if you plug it in (Sattinger's Law)
    4. If you cook, don't eat ...................Corollary: If someone else cooks, still don't eat
    5. While cooking, don't forget you have to eat that too
    6. All containers are always occupied
    7. When everything else fails, add Salsa
    8. You always find something the last place you look.
    9. Eat, tomorrow it could be cooked even worse (from Boob's Law)
    10. If recipe book can get wet, it will.
    11. To spoil the food too many cooks are not required
    12. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full.
    13. There is no item so easy that it cannot be fouled up.
    14. Once it is fouled up, anything done to improve it only makes it worse. (Finagle's Fourth Law)
    15. Established technology tends to persist in spite of new technology (Blaauw's Law)
    16. Anticipated events never live up to expectations

    My Favorite food

    Maggy, Tortila, Papad, Milk and any ready to cook subji

    Favourite Hindi Movie Songs:

    1) Mera naam hai calennder, mein to chala kitchen ke ander..(Mr. India)
    2) Raam dulari maike gai, khatia hamri khadi kar gai…(Meri Biwi Ki Shadi)
    3) Tuze Mirchi lagi to main kya karu…(Coolie No.1)
    4) Batata vada, dil nahi dena tha, dena pada..(Hifazat)
    5) Saath meri aaogi, hanhan, Ice-cream khaogi, hanhan (Justice Chowdhri)

    Five things I cannot live without:

    Salt, Chilly Powder, Adrak, Haldi aur Garam Masala

    Movies I like:

    • Bavarchi
    • Hero No.1
    • Salaam Namaste
    • Dil Chahta Hai
    • Excuse me
    • Hotel
    • Roti
    • Roti Kapda aur Makaan

    Favorite dialogues from Hindi Movies:

    1) Tum haath moonh dho lo, mein khana lagaati hun!
    2) Wah maa ke haath ka bana gajar ka halwa!
    3) Barkhoordaar(or whatever!) abhi tumhe aate daal ka bhav maloom nahi!


    • I am fascinated by cooking
    • After all we are all living for eating, though many fools think that we just need to eat for living
    • Sanjeev Kapoor is my ideal
    • Tarala Dalal’s recipes are awesome
    • I liked the movie Dil Chahta Hai, because Aamir Khaan is all the time eating in that movie and there are lot of scenes in restaurants
    • Salaam Namaste is another favourite movie and if I were not a Civil Engineer, I would have been a cook, atleast you don't sleep hungry, if you are a cook.