Cooking -As Tasty As It Can Get

Posted: May 29, 2012 in cuisine

Cooking -As Tasty As It Can Get

So, when did I come to know that I am a good cook? Well, during my school days, I used to roll chapatis in shapes of maps, cut vegetables and even boil the eggs for breakfast. Now, I have learnt many recipes. Yeah, I do cook at home often and have tried many recipes so far. Being a foodie helps me try different recipes.

It was a year ago, when our office had planned a cooking day. I was the first employee to get excited when the HR announced about ‘Cooking Day’ being planned in office. We all had to form groups and cook for the entire office. This was the first time that I tried my hand at Veg Pulao, for as many as 25 people. Yeah, right, I did cook for 25 people, and tell you what, it tasted awesome. Finger licking good!

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On the Boxing Day, the ‘Cooking Day’ I came to office all bags packed with required ingredients. The gas cylinder and utensils was already set-up in the lunch room with other basic requirements.

Here is the recipe of Veg Pulao that I cooked


  • Rice-2kg
  • Onion-1kg
  • Paneer-500g
  • Carrot-500g
  • Pineapple-250g
  • Mava/khava-250g
  • Green peas-250g
  • Butter-250g
  • Cauliflower-250g
  • Fresh green chilies 2
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • Pepper (as per taste)


  • Heat some butter in a hot pan and fry the green chilies until they turn brown.
  • As the butter melts, fry the onions, carrots, green peas, cauliflower and paneer until they turn golden-yellow.
  • Add salt and pepper in the mixture and set it aside.
  • Cook the rice in a normal utensil, not in a cooker. Add some salt as per taste in the rice as well.
  • Mix the cooked rice in the above mixture and stir well on a low flame.
  • Sprinkle the mava and pineapple chunks equally in the rice at the end.
  • Serve hot Veg Pulao with a cherry on top.

For me, icing on the cake was, the rice recipe turned out to be very tasty. I enjoy cooking and enjoyed it this time more.

Cooking is exciting, yes it is! No matter how good or bad you are at it, you can at least give a try. When you see seeds of green chilly pop-up in the hot pan, or fresh green peas swim in the butter, you will have water in your mouth. Wont you? When the butter melts on those juicy paneer pieces and when the mava/khava sweetens the slices of carrots for a yummy taste, you feel like being the first one to taste them.

Anyone can cook and when it comes to the recipe, choice is yours. At times, you get tempted to try your hand to cook your favorite recipe! Don’t you?

The message was beautifully passed in the Hollywood film Ratatouille, ‘Anyone can cook!’ So did me!

  1. arjungabriel says:

    Not bad sir, Enjoy…

  2. sushma says:

    yummy recipe…

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