My experiments with cooking – II

(The note from the previous post is valid for this one too)

Here I go again, with a set of fresh experiences. This time, however, it’s not tragedies of Fate that I will concentrate on. Instead, these are the tragedies of experiments (not tragedies, per se. Let’s say, only NEW experiences :D)…..I finally came to terms with electric heating, taught it to behave itself and then, started a series of mixes and matches. The best ones are here (this post may be treated as a survival guide for singles staying away from home, specially abroad)…..

1. Japanese Puliogare Noodles: The recipe is simple, buy some Japanese noodles (available in most stores). Without reading how much water is needed to boil them, randomly add some quantity (trust your instincts for this). Let the water boil (in the meantime, you can pat yourself on the back for ‘trying’ something new). Add noodles to the water and let them boil (until YOU think they look good, completely ignore the instructions on the packet). Now add the flavouring powder that comes with the noodles. Mmm……………if the noodles don’t look spicy enough (if they do, then, this post is not for you), add a tea-spoon full of Puliogare mix (the post assumes that you have it already). Stir well and Japanese Puliogare Noodles are ready…….

2. Chat tadka omelet: Break two eggs in a glass (don’t use bowl, you’ll look professional otherwise). Add salt and chilli to it and beat the egg well. Forget to put the pan on while you do this. Then, realize that the pan is not hot. Curse yourself and put the heating on and put the pan on as well. Once the pan seems hot (touch it to check, that’s the ‘best’ way, Moms don’t give good enough advice, trust ME), add some oil to it. Once the oil seems hot, add cumin seeds and ginger and onion paste (the tadka) and finally, add the beaten eggs to it. Try to spread it evenly over the base (don’t do it too well or else, this post is not valid for you). Now realize once again that it doesn’t look spicy enough, so add chat powder from top……….serve hot with coffee.

3. Hot and sour vegetable soup (Patience Patience, read it first): Add some hot and sour veg soup powder to water (remember, you don’t need very explicit instructions now, you’ve learnt) and bring it to a boil. Take it off heating once you are convinced that the mixture looks like hot and sour soup. When you are about to put the first spoonful in your mouth, realize that there’s old sabji in the fridge you were supposed to finish (if you don’t know Hindi, I can’t help it). Pull it out and add it to the soup and stir well (to equilibrate the temperature). Serve with some apple juice (it’s quite ‘tasty’ but will still need apple juice to wash down)……….

Rest later…………ciao and TRY THESE!!!!




  1. Tata said,

    March 21, 2007 at 3:01 pm


  2. Neha said,

    March 21, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Lol…loved it! (I mean the description, haven’t tried it out yet!)

  3. Ananth said,

    March 22, 2007 at 12:20 am

    Awesome… I got to tell you some of MY chaptis with watermelon and boiled egs with honey…

  4. Rador said,

    March 22, 2007 at 7:52 am

    oh!! i just lost my hunger ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Charu said,

    March 22, 2007 at 8:17 am

    Too good..!! haven’t tried anything like this…but I think i should try this..!! Something out of the routine..:)

  6. SHAMIT said,

    March 22, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    Rename the post to ‘Deadly Random Cookery’ – Ha hahahaa … ๐Ÿ˜‰
    It gives hope to lesser mortals like me. I am definitely going to be an expert soon, even though I dont know the ‘C’ of cooking.

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