i have a predicament. actually, it's more of a realization.
now, if u've been following this blog for a while, u'd know that i recently *a year ago* learnt to cook. before u shudder or move on directly to the comments section and say something smart-alecky.. THAT is not the problem!
the problem, however, is this. i screw up the simplest dishes.
6 people coming over for dinner. last minute notice. i can manage to cook appetizers, main course and of course, we buy the desert! *what did u think, i was superwoman!?* but d point is i usually manage to cook decently enough for whoever's eating to help themselves to seconds. and sometimes ask me how i cooked it. and trust me, i quite pride myself on such occasions! *i also brag about it to suruchi/minal.. whoever i find online.* i'm not overtly fond of cooking, but i manage.
then, after a couple of days of eating "rich" food, when the tummy wants a simple meal. umm... i screw it up! meals as simple as daal/chawal *not d the chawal, i screw up d daal*, rajma, or even the wretched boiled aloo sabzi!
i can make kick-ass palak paneer, but boiled aloo ki traditional maharashtrian sabzi? oh gosh!
i KNOW how to cook these. trust me, my mom and my MIL thot that these wud be the only things i'd be cooking. *d rest of them cudn't imagine me cooking. still can't.* and there i am! proving them wrong all over again!
i tried following recipes *which, has never worked for me*, i tried going with the flow and cooking it as i cook other food. naah, not working. i even tried reading mom's recipe and doing everything the same way and STILL screwed it up! what is it!?
and this is supposed to be easy-to-cook, u know! i remember my aunt once saying, 'if someone's coming over unannounced for dinner, just boil those potatoes and cook it up. simplest thing to make'.
*me hass a looong puppy face as i write this.*
it's like "beti ko chai banaana toh aata hi hoga?" DAMN! wrong example. i can't make tea either! well, we both are coffee drinkers! so that's not really an issue!
but d point is, WHY are these allegedly simple dishes SO complicated for me?! and why is it that i manage perfectly well with everything that's supposedly complicated? i think V was right... my brains ARE in my pinkie toe! :(
i wish i cud figure out how not to screw this up. either that, or how to not feel guilty when i screw it up. oh, wait! i already know that!