Why I don’t invite people over for food

You might want to give this a read. It is a one-off post about my cooking skills. I don’t think I have ever penned a post about it and I don’t think I will do one in the near future. 

Yesterday I found this in the supermarket when I was there to buy some essentials. Since I dont have a microwave or an oven, this sounded cool and to make a chocolate cake using the cooker, how difficult can that be.


After all there are only three steps to get this done. I do have an idli cooker (a very small one) so it is all good. Right?


First off, I was trying to measure the amount of milk they had asked me to add, but I was actually holding water in the packet instead of milk to see how much it would need and then before replacing it with the milk I directly added it to the cake mix. The only ingredient I had to add to this mix was Milk and I ended up adding Water :shock:. Now that it was already messed up, I decided to just ago ahead and try with other modifications I thought of to salvage this. I added one egg so that it would be a little fluffier. Then I had a Hershley’s chocolate syrup, a 50 gm packet, with me. So for a good measure, added that too. And finally added the mix in my idly cooker. Placed some almonds in the center and sprinkled dessicated coconut on the top and left it to steam for 30 mins.

This is the result. It wasn’t exactly what I expected it to be. I thought it would be sweeter, but it was very mild. It was more chocolate-y. That is acceptable. But by the end of all this I was totally exhausted. It wasn’t a total damage or a waste of my efforts, I should concede to that fact. But what was supposed to be a three step process turned out to be an experimental gig. And what was supposed to be an eggless choco idly cake, turned out to be egg-ed one. 🙄 This is how most of my cooking efforts go. That is why when I invite people over, I order food instead of trying and cooking for them 😛 Its a win-win anyways, considering I am not a big fan of cooking and they would anyways enjoy the take outs more than my experiments.

Bored on a Monday Afternoon!

Got a little bored between work, so decided to play with my new purchases. My Kindle Paperwhite and anti-glare glasses. I thought why not take a picture of them using my wide angle lens and my pinhole lens and see how they come out 😉
It’s just me on a Monday morning afternoon. So, here are the photographs, edited a bit with DPP (Digital Photo Professional)

Wide Angle view:
Pinhole view:

I like both of them, one is very crisp and clear whereas the other makes it a little bit more real, like how it would look if I was seeing it if I was wearing a glass with thicker lens.

One more time.


Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.- Maya Angelou

SL-WEEK 9 : School

Took this photograph in Exploratorium, San Francisco (from one of the exhibits) during my first visit there. This place made me feel like I was back to school. It is a fun place to visit for sure.
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SL-Week 3: Kezako

When I saw Sylvain’s challenge this week, I was intrigued. Well, the word is ‘Kezako‘ which means ‘what’s that’. Now I should post an image which would make you ask exactly that. So here it is.
Can someone guess ‘what’s that’ ?

It is a close up shot of something I own taken in a slightly different angle. I did edit it a little bit in DPP to give it an edge.

If in case you want to see the original, please click here. Can you see the actual part which was used for the challenge?