Cooking Your Way To Success

Shreyas M Koti
Published on: February 2012
It is a fact that food is the only thing in the world which gets the attention of all the sense organs at once. It's a great art and lots of people in the world today are being recognized for their culinary skills.

It was at the time when I finished my 2nd year engineering that I realized, my expenses on outside food were increasing day by day. It was then that I decided to start cooking in my room. As I started doing some simple dishes, it was a pleasant surprise that the food I prepared turned out to be really tasty. My inmates were amazed and thus it became a routine every night. To be honest I never observed my mom's cooking techniques till then. So now I spend much time on the internet after my college (& extracurricular activities) and with my mom (during holidays), on finding new techniques and recipes. Cooking today brings a new zeal and excitement to life.
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I don't exactly remember when I started to love cooking, but I can definitely say that it has been greatly inspired from my beloved mother. I still remember during my school days, when my stomach used to be only half full as my friends always had their share in my lunch box.

Now, Cooking & Owning my own restaurant has become my biggest dream. Cooking today has become my passion and one day I would like to follow my idol, Chef. Gordan Ramsay(13 Michelin Stars!!), A world renowned chef cum television personality & restaurateur. My homework is on, and it will never end!! One day, I'll become the best chef and own the best restaurant in the world!!
I know I have made your mind happy and now is the time to make your stomach happy too! Here's a recipe for you all!

Home Made Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
  • High Fat Milk (1 litre)
  • Vinegar/ Lime extract(5-6 tbsp)

  • Heat milk in a thick bottom pan and bring to boil.
  • Switch off the gas and allow it to cool for some time.
  • Add vinegar/lime extract and stir continu-ously until the milk separates.
  • After it curdles, strain using a muslin cloth. Make sure the water is drained completely from the paneer by applying pressure.
  • Put some weight on the drained paneer and leave for some time.

Many people ask me why engineering if you want to be a chef? Why engineering if you want to be an inspirational speaker? Why engineering if you want to do business?
My simple answer to every question - "Life is too long to follow just one dream."

Life is once & dreams are many. The only question - we've fulfilled how many!

May be; maybe not. But at least you will get to know what you are good at, and finally it will be your choice as to who you choose to be.

Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who are alive."

There's No Next Time! It's Now Or Never!
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