Before the mango season ends, thought I would share the recipe that got featured in Deccan Herald two weeks back.
Sprinkled with passion
May 17, 2016
When I enter the kitchen and start playing with the ingredients, I enter into a world that only my imagination can control. I don’t find it cooking a chore to finish but a completely relaxing task. Even after a hectic day at college or elsewhere, coming back to my kitchen is my stress-buster. That’s why I love experimenting with different dishes and cuisines and push my limits when it comes to what I can put on the table.
When I was growing up, I would always hang around in the kitchen and watch my grandmother and mother cook. Around the age of 8, I was given a kid’s cookbook which had some easy recipes that I could follow. The first time that I ever took over the kitchen was to make ‘Fishcake’. When my mother would be busy making something in the kitchen, I would always run inside and put my finger in and taste it. I considered myself to be the official taster and made sure that my little comments and criticisms made her food even better than it already was.
However, the time when I officially conquered the kitchen was when I moved to Mumbai 3 years ago for my graduation. I didn’t like the food being served at the hostel, so I started experimenting with whatever I could find in the kitchen. That slowly intrigued my interest and people started asking for the recipes. Just to make it easier, I started my blog ‘Yummy Inside My Tummy’ and everything that’s dear to me is shared on that. I also post the dishes that I prepare on social media groups; they give me the encouragement to want to try more each day.
I am also a fitness freak — going for evening runs and working out at home has become a part of my daily routine now. I also believe that I earn my food by burning my calories.
Someday, I hope to start my own cafe or restaurant with my quirky recipes. Till then, I hope to continue cooking, scribble my thoughts and spread as many smiles as I can with my recipes.
The recipe that I’m sharing today is of a ‘Mango coconut chicken summer salad’ which is very quirky. It has a mix of Mangalurean and Italian flavours with a touch of summer with the mangoes. It’s a quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for the weather these days and can be enjoyed at any time of the day.