Congratulations to our Be My Valentine Recipe Contest winner Anjana who wowed us with her Carrot Halwa Tarts. Wanna know more about the beautiful face behind all this delicious food? Let’s go!
Tell us a little about yourself. I am an engineer turned recipe developer, food stylist and photographer for my blog, At The Corner Of Happy & Harried. I discovered my love for cooking rather late, motherhood and life in a foreign land acting as catalysts. Once I started, I found that I really enjoyed it and wanted to share my experience with others. I share wholesome, delicious recipes; be it family heirlooms, classic recipes from around the world or my own inventions to feed my family of three.
Will always find in my refrigerator… Milk, eggs, yogurt, cilantro and lime.
A kitchen pet peeve… I hate it when people don’t clean up after themselves. Dirty countertops gross me out.
Apron or no apron… Apron, though I am not that particular. I’ve been known to get the job done without as well!
Cook with someone or like the kitchen to myself? Myself, except when baking with my six-year-old. He is in the kitchen whenever there is any sort of batter or dough involved.
One dish I always wanted to learn… Baked Alaska done the proper way.
A kitchen creation I am proud of…. My son’s 6th birthday cake. I am not a big cake decorator, but I loved how this one turned out, and the look on his face was priceless.
My biggest kitchen blunder… I made “karuvadu” curry once, karuvadu being a kind of preserved dried fish. The fish can be extremely salty and I didn’t account for that while making the curry. Anything I did to try and salvage it only made it worse.
My go to dish… Dal tadka never fails to nourish and comfort. Also one of the easiest recipes ever.
I want my last meal to be… Chicken dum biryani, raita, hari chutney and gulab jamuns. Or rasgullas, or kheer or all three! Can you tell I have a sweet tooth?!
Anjana’s winning recipe– Carrot Halwa Tart.