Krubashini prasad

32, project leader at Or­a­cle, Dubai

Friday - - FOODSHALA -

T his time, as usual, it was my fam­ily who en­cour­aged me to par­tic­i­pate in the show. I en­joy cook­ing and have won a few culi­nary com­pe­ti­tions at my of­fice and on some south In­dian tele­vi­sion shows.

I chose typ­i­cally south In­dian lesser-known dishes for the au­di­tion. I made chin­damani (a chicken dish pop­u­lar in Tamil Nadu) as my main dish, chicken soup and vat­ta­lap­pam (a co­conut-based dessert flavoured with mace and cloves). The dishes were very spicy and I re­ceived mixed com­ments from the judges, which left me wor­ried if I had made it. When I re­ceived a call con­firm­ing my en­try, I was over­joyed.

My aim is to bring to light the hid­den cul­tural nu­ances of food. I’ve al­ready started a web­site where I in­tend to post not recipes that ev­ery­one is aware of, but ones that are fast be­com­ing lost and un­known to the next gen­er­a­tion.

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