Cooking each time only and only when you’re inspired will make you discover yourself in many ways. And cooking only with ingredients that are available at home is like discovering secret doors to Narnia. My principles are simple and most sensible. I never step into kitchen against my will. I never cook unless or until I’m inspired. And I most certainly never go by the book rules. A good cook must never be afraid of trying out new things but for beginners its not an easy task. There’s an issue of recipe card and the chaos of time management. Not to forget the pressure from mommy on head.
Luckily This post is about ‘Item-up’ technique rather than Time-up. Forget the time and Sniff out the available ingredients in your Kitchen that can help you come up with a proper meal.
I had just three items in abundant. Potato. Tomato & Lots of Juicy Mangoes.
And here’s what I prepared out of these ingredients.
1- Salsa (My version)
2- Potato Chunks Salad with Mango & Lemon Juice
3- Rice served with Grilled Lady Finger combined with Sweet n’ Sour Masala
4- Creamy Mashed potatoes
5- Simple Pasta with Capsicum
6- And Finally grilled Eggplant which I love mixing with Yogurt! I wish I could say This is the only item that didn’t involve potatoes or tomatoes. But that’s not the case. Mango juice with lemon added just the perfect flavor I could wish for.
Tip: Putting a limit on main ingredients not only invokes creativity inside you but also gives you a perfect chance to show off your chef skills if you successfully pull it off fabulous. So man up! And Just try!