When I got married I never imagined that the kitchen would become an alien world to me. I had the feeling of being an ant looking at an elephant.
Exploring this part of the house made me feel like an adventurer but thinking about the task at hand of preparing a meal for around 15 people made me feel like a child labourer.
When my in-laws said the day before that I would have to prepare breakfast and lunch for 15 people. it was a nightmare waiting to happen and I didn't want to get out of bed.
During the night I imagined I was a tiny creature in a gigantic world of the kitchen. All the beasts were hungry starving for food which if I didn't deliver promptly would be "ME".
As I saw around everything seemed to look so big. I could see a giant hallway leading me to the kitchen. All the walls had fruits and vegetables hanging from them as if they were left there to die.
I was ready with my recipe book to combat the cooking monster and had become the warrior queen but i required more of gadgets to defeat the many headed monster. As I headed I found so many gadgets but didn't know how to use it... KNIFE, SCRAPPER, MIXER GRINDER...etc Then I opened my mothers recipies to help me through this ordeal.
When the queen started giving instructions I felt like giving up and call off the war.
I started with the disc dosa for breakfast which turned more of a continental dish as it represented all the continents on earth in shape and size. Entire family got a chance to see almost all the continents without paying a penny.
Next came the Lunch preparation: God save these people
The ingredients were kept in front of me but it looked like Red Monster ( red pumkin), Green python ( snake guord), Green Crocodile (ridge guord), Never knew chillies can be hot spicy till i used it - my fingers got burnt chopping it.
My eyes started pouring streams as soon as I started operation "Onion". I could get a medal for the sincerity I posed at religiously cutting the Onions.
When I picked up mustard seeds they started running away from me as if I was gonna kill them. I took out a knife and ordered the seeds to get into line and back in the pan. The first few did but once they saw themselves getting burnt they decided to jump all over the place except the pan.
After a lot of hard work and a bit of patience with all the instructions I turned to my final gadget for the day, my lifesaver, the "cellphone" and ordered for food. Appraently I got a lot of praises, but that also sealed my fate as the favourite cook of the house.
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