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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My Kitchen disaster!

Almost everybody would have surely came accross a disaster in kitchen in their life...Me too have several disasters...But when Kribha tagged me for MY KITCHEN DISASTER...started by Lakshmi, I thought I will share you all with a strange one...I think nobody b4 would have gone through ...like this...

It all became a disaster coz of two things...One is my laziness and the other is my forgetfulness!!

Its a usual thing for me that, every 4 days once or like that, I will make curd and use it for 4-5 days keeping it in fridge.Just like that one day I was so lazy and tired, that I didn't wanted to wash the vessel after boiling  the milk..so what I did, I directly put the CHOMBU with milk (The vessel which I usually pour milk after boiling),on the smallest burner I am having and simmered as much as possible.

Then I went to browse for sometime ...I thought ,after some time I can switch off the stove...As usual, after starting browsing, I forgot the milk kept...So what happened?

There was a thick milk cream layer(Paal aadai we call in tamil) formed at the top of the milk , which prevented even overflowing...and as time went ...BLAST!!

There was a pressure developed inside that layer with steam,as i didn't stirred at all and because of the narrow neck..  and the milk splattered all over the walls,ceiling and every where around the stove..

For a moment when I heard the blast sound, I had no idea and then slowly I recognized the reason!!
After that I always give a special attention for boiling milk..coz its very dangerous indeed if we forget milk in stove..as it may even put off your gas stove,which may be even more dangerous..!!

Now a days I always use a broad vessel for boiling milk,with  several stirring in between or boil in a jar in microwave oven;D

Here is the picture of the vessel (Chombu)I used that day, for boiling milk :D


I am tagging Rajitha of Hunger pangs and Seena of Simple and delicious for this Kitchen disaster!!

Another MEME

Blogging have bought me so many friends around here...I have been tagged for this Meme  by Kelly mahoney of Kelly the culinarian ,a journalism student who have started a food blog to try a hand in cooking also...

Here are some 5 Q's ..by which you can know a better me:D

1 How long have you been blogging?

My blog is hardly 2 and a half months old!!!

2 What inspired you to start a blog and who are your mentors?

As I had a very little cooking experience before marriage and after marriage,when it came a situation that I have to start regular cooking for my own family ...My hubby , my kid and for my self, and being abroad..I can't call my mother or my Mother In Law or anybody for each  and every thing..so Internet was my only thing I had in my hands,than any cookbooks...

So first I was googling for the recipes and running my life for a year and slowly I came to know about food blogs...

I find food blogs having somany advantages like-- step by step presentation...;some people are reviewing the recipes and not only reviewing/commenting..;also trying and giving feed back to the recipes posted..

So,I fell for food blogs !!

           I know Prema's cookbook and Kajal dreams before I started blog of my own...!I found on premas cookbook for most of the recipes that i searched for ...and Kajal dreams..!!!Wow!I loved her step by step neat presentation with photos...  as far as food and recipes are concerned.!!

So , one fine day , I too got an idea of starting my own food blog...so that I can record my cooking in kitchen and share my version of recipes with all of you...as everybody have their own way of cooking.!!

3 Are you trying to make money online or are you doing it for fun?

Not at all at any point..only for fun!

4 What three things do you love about being online?

1)I like my own recipes and dishes,photographed and seen in my own foodblog...and getting comments over them is simply make me feel like flying!!!I just love it a lot!!

2)I love to know a wide variety of food from other blogger friends..who are from different regions and have their regional authentic food recipes!!

3)The photography talents of many of our fellow bloggers..Just keep wondering ,admiring and love to see it a lot!!

5 What three things do you struggle with online?

1)Well, it makes me a bit lazy..that is, I am simply sitting with my laptop, the time when I am free after my house works...;(

2)I am really a bad writer..or bad in English ..which i am struggling to improve...as it would help me to convey more and understand more...

3)Tracking cookies!!!This may sound strange, but its true that as i am blog hopping/browsing, Always I am getting a tracking cookie ...when i scan my computer..I don't know from where I get...but its really bad..:(

Well that's all from me...and now I would like to know more about :

1)Jai/Bee               - Jugalbandhi

2)Asha                  - Foodie's Hope

3)Latha Narasimhan - The yum blog

4)Kajal                   - Kajal dreams

5)Nags                   - For the cook in me

If only they like to play...no compulsion at all!!whenever they find time...:))






  1. I loved reading about you. And only blogging for 2.5 months! Well done.

  2. That was a nice meme! I first thought you tagged me for diaster and felt very elated! :D I wish I could share my disastes too!
    Good that I did'nt post 7 weird things meme today. I will include your 5Qs meme too! :)
    I don't find anything wrong with your english! I don't even know how good my english is! :D
    Tomorrow when I post I'll ping you so that you can comment first! :)

  3. How lucky you were not near the stove, Raks! I often put milk on simmer and forget about it when I'm reading or on the computer, but I use a saucepan, not a pot. NO disasters on that front so far, except a few burnt saucepans!

  4. We call it Chombu too in Kannada but don't use it for milk but for water.You got some Mava alleast!:D
    Great to read your MeMe, will do after I come back from on 12th!:))

  5. hehehehe I can relate to your first disaster it happens with me quite often(not the blast though 0_0)while making tea..there is not a single time when my tea doesn overflow :( hey thanks for visting my blog and such a cute comment :)

  6. Raji,
    Loved your disaster story. It's so true. Browsing makes us forget the world. A week back I burnt all the kovvaikai. Waiting to post it for another tag. The chombu still looks great even after it's nightmare. Don't worry about your language. You are absolutely perfect. 2.5 months....I donno why ,but I feel as though I know you for a long time.

  7. Hey I thought you have been around longer than that!Fantastic meme's especially the diaster one!

  8. Nice meme
    I always have disaster, not to mention forgetting things while browsing...Don't worry abt the language. It is fine

  9. Yeah as Sra said ... thank god u were not near the stove when it blasted..
    nice reading ur meme and was really happy to read the name of my blog there.. Thanks and glad that u liked my blog.

  10. lovely meme!!! i do the same disaster with milk...5Q meme is really cute...

  11. That sure is one 'memorable' disaster Raks..hehe!Nice MeMe, I'm yet to do mine which Rajitha has tagged me for...hmm soon!

  12. Hi Raks,
    Nice meme, within 2.5 months you posted so many recipes:-)
    Happy blogging.

  13. VegeYum @ A Life (Time) of Cooking,
    Welcome to my blog and thanx for the compliments!
    latha mam,
    First I thought I should tag you for kitchen disaster too...then I thought somebody would have already tagged you for that !!
    Hope i should be the first for the next post:)

  14. sra,
    Thanx for your concern about me :)
    Take care of your sauce pan!!
    Whenever you find time!!
    Ha ha ! So I am not the only to forget the stove;D

  15. Kribha,
    Thanx for your lovely words and Me too have the same feel with you!!!

  16. Bindhya,Happycook,
    Thanx for the compliments and comments!!
    I should thank YOU!!
    Thankyou Namratha,Menutoday,

  17. it was fun reading your meme. thanks for thinking of us.

  18. wow gr8 adventure with milk...next time i'll be carefull too.

  19. Raj,
    Your "meme"s are really wonderful.You gave us a good reading..!
    I just found this thing, it is really fun finding the similarities in the languages, that we call chembu for that vessel!
    And, thanks for tagging me, but I think u have missed my disaster meme. Unfortunately, I removed it after three or four posts, since am not comfortable writing in the recipe blog.
    Any way, thanks dear for remembering me..:)
    One more thing, have u joined in Indusladies? If u want to know more pls send mail to me, u can find my ID in recipesindex. I think posting there will help u.ok, cu,

  20. Enjoyed reading that disaster Raks. LOL! Blogging brings many friends ...happy moments..knowing each other...!

  21. wow, that was a nice writeup girl! your disaster must have been shared by a lot of us, I'm sure:) and btw, your and my blog are pretty much same-age kids!:D

  22. oh my god...i remember our neighbour who once kept the milk and somehow when she come out, the door got closed by strong winds and it being an automatic lock, there was no other key too...it was a terrifying 2 hrs before the door was opened .

  23. Bee,
    Thankyou and don't mention your thanks;D
    Becareful ...ok?!;D
    Thanx for your wonderful words!!I somehow missed your disaster meme..;D Its okay with that!
    I will mail you soon ;)
    Thats true indeed!
    I thought you were here for a long time!!!
    That sounds really daring!!

  24. I have posted meme today! You are tagged for something! :)

  25. Ah yes, milk is always one of those things to keep our eyes on.

    Enjoyed your MEME.

  26. Rajeswari..thnks for tagging me..i would love to do it :)..and be careful girl!!..i used to do this all the time..keep the milk on the stove and forget..i have wasted gallons of milk..the best solution is milk cooker..really! it whistles when it is done and does not need baby-sitting!!

  27. Great to read your meme post and I admire your simplicity and frank notes!!:)..(oh yes of course long before itself,when you have simply stated anadavikatan and kumudam in your profile as ur favourite books!!:)
    Happy that you got safe after the disaster,Raji..

    Ginger rasam looks soooo comforting and should try soon.

  28. Good writing my dear. First I say to you is your English is very nice my dear. I think in our life we all have same experience of milk one time. But In my life I have no any one big disaster in kitchen. Thanks for Tagged my dear. I write something about my disaster but I don’t remember any one just give me time. Have a good day.:))

  29. Incidentally, all of us must have had disasters with milk sometime or the other...the blast was quite scary though!!
    Sweet meme!!

  30. Hi Rak's Kitchen! Nice meme.

  31. you are definitely right!! i think we havent reached your kitchen disaster level yet:-) anyhow , i think most of us who love spending a lot of time experimenting in our kitchen have these diseases.."laziness" & "forgetfulness"..im just exactly like you... :-) i love reading memes..give me opportunity to know the person behind the blog..

  32. I had no idea that paal could explode... I had it all over the kitchen when I tried to make paal payasam in the cooker with the weight on. But this is pretty scary. Almost every other day i have it overflowing when I make my daily tea! :)

  33. loved your MEMEs :)) i used to keep milk in chombu in the fridge...now a days i buy milk in tetra packs. your English is really good!

    i have a new blog http://saltandspice.org

  34. Thankyou everybody for your precious comments!!:)

  35. Raks, I did the 5qs MeMe at Aroma, check it out!:))

  36. Hello Raji,
    I just happen to visit ur blog.U have such wonderful recipes and ur pics are just amazing.

    I love to cook for my husband and today i m trying the paniyarams.
    Will surely let u know how it came out.

    -Jayashri Hari


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