When Hyderabadis get chef mode on

The lockdown period has helped many to step into the kitchen and try their hand at acquiring or honing this skill

By Author  |  Published: 21st May 2020  5:51 pm

While everyone is busy counting the number of Covid-19 cases and pondering over the pandemic’s impact, there are some who are developing a new skill, pursuing their passion or evincing interest in honing an already acquired skill. The social media is now filled with status updates of aspiring, amateur and expert chefs who have been sharing yummy recipes with images.

Among such people is S Rishitha, an employee of Amazon India. New to her “mom’s kitchen”, she says, “I never entered into the kitchen. But now, everything has changed due to the pandemic. I started trying out new things, one of them is cooking… I really felt happy cooking and the feedback from my family was overwhelming,” shares Rishitha.

Anvesha KV, who runs an institution, says due to Covid-19, she had experimented with many dishes. “I was always busy with work but now, during the lockdown, I got to spend more time at home. So, I wanted to eat something healthy and, at the same time, my grandmother taught me traditional dishes and I felt blessed,” she says.

There have been quite a few people who made the most of the quarantine time. “As a mother, taking care of my kids and family is a natural thing. But, during the lockdown period, it has become a challenge for me to cook various dishes for them as everyone was staying home the whole day. I have been trying a lot of recipes available on YouTube for family keeping their tastes in mind. In this way, I’m learning new and interesting recipes,” says Arpitha Samrat.

A foodie who “loves food and people who cook delicious food”, businessman Shashank started cooking over the weekend to help his mom who was also tired cooking every day. “Just to relieve my mom of some burden and give her rest — like a small break time for her — we tried cooking dishes she likes. I tried Chicken curry, Potato fries, and Egg fried rice. I should thank Covid-19 for making me to step into kitchen finally,” he says.

Research says that when you are baking and cooking, it can be a stress-reliever — you follow a recipe, you focus and work on it instead of thinking about your worries. So, forget the hard times for a while and enjoy the yummy recipes you get to make.


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