Welcome to Aathidhyam!
My virtual space for random ramblings, my reflections, my cooking experiments and some ranting. Oh yes, just a bit of it.
This isn't more about me but just a little background so that you know who's the face behind. So I'm Chaitra, well that's my pen name while my actual or the known to the world name is Sindhura.
It all started in 2009 when I was on a break not knowing what to do and started documenting my mom's recipes to kill time.It's been quite some time I have been blogging but I am quite a dormant blogger. Well, my 2016 resolution is to kick my dormancy and come out of that shell and kick start blogging.
With high hopes of being a doctor, I landed up as a financial analyst at Thomson Reuters.
One thing I'll probably brag proudly is that I am a self-taught cook. When my survival on instant foods started to look dim and grim, I forced myself to cook.
With zero cooking knowledge and just going by imagination, I started dishing up pathetic food. Yes, you read it right.
If I have to share my random pathetic experiences then read on - I pressure cooked 1 cup of dal with almost 1 litre of water. Well, I didn't know why my pressure cooker was gushing out water and that's when I realized that I need to have my math correct (measurements) while cooking.
Slowly and gradually like Darwin's evolution it started and Viola I can now cook.
Browsing food blogs gave me the much-needed inspiration and finally I was drawn into the ocean of cooking, clicking and experimenting,
I have had several upgrades in photography. I remember capturing my recipes with a 2.5 MP camera initially for my blog (That was what all I had), so you may see some low quality or hazy pictures as you browse through 2009 collection. Subsequently, I have upgraded mine to 5 MP followed by 13 MP.
I own a DSLR now but I still need to learn the tricks and techniques.Albeit, I will still continue to hold my resistance nerve of capturing using my mobile.
Do take a minute and let me know what you feel about my blog or recipes documented here, it cheers me :).
Get onboard, let's cook and click.