When I started to blog four years ago, I lacked the inspiration, the knowledge and the diligence to do it. While I still enjoyed cooking I did not know what to do with this passion that had started to take roots in my mind. All this changed when I met ‘Kalyan Karmakar’ who ran a very popular blog back in India called Finely Chopped. That fact that I was a Punjabi, born and brought up in a Sindhi Suburb, Married to a Marathi, lover of all things Bengali and ate my Guinness Pie with gusto amused him.
He suggested I start blogging again, and I took his cue and began my blog again. It has been four years since I met him in Perth while Kalyan has gone to become even more famous; my blog has also grown from strength to strength. So when Kalyan contacted me about writing for the website Indian food network which he curates, you can imagine how I must have felt.
The fact that I was given an opportunity to write for a website by someone I looked up to has to be the highlight of the year for me. I was extremely apprehensive about what I would write but when one wants to really push themselves, your comfort zone is something that always comes to your rescue. So I dug into my Punjabiness and wrote about the food I love, home cooked Punjabi food “Lamb Saagwala”, Lamb cooked with Green vegetables and while I think I still have a long way to call myself a writer of any kinds, there is a strange sense of satisfaction that I feel. I think I will sleep well tonight.
Head over to the page of Indian food network to read my very first published post. Yippee !!!