In conversation with the Fugly star, Mohit Marwah who happens to be Anil Kapoor’s nephew.
The first thing I have in the morning: A cup of black coffee.
I breakfast on: A lot of eggs and oats.
My diet preference: I am a non- vegetarian.
My favourite food: I love North Indian food.
My lunch: Grilled chicken, vegetables and brown rice.
An accompaniment I must have with my meals: I need a beverage with every meal. Earlier, I drank a lot of sodas, now I just restrict myself to a juice.
My Sunday lunch: Sunday is my cheat day so I eat everything from pastas to butter chicken to Chinese food.
For health reasons I: Have multivitamins and avoid fried food.
My evening snack: A handful of nuts and maybe a smoothie.
My dinner: Grilled chicken and steamed fish when I want to feel healthy. When I want to be unhealthy, I eat junk from the street as well.
My favourite dessert: Tiramisu.
My favourite fruit: All kinds of berries.
A childhood memory associated with food: I have been an avid watcher of cooking shows on television and I watch a lot of Travel and Living. I am a wannabe chef.
I binge on: Peanuts throughout the day – it’s good in small portions but I tend to overdo it. I can eat peanuts in my food or as a snack. I am nuts about peanuts.
My culinary abilities: I usually pick out healthy recipes online and then I try to create them at home. Because I stayed alone for a while, by default I had to cook. During my student days, I would cook a lot. I enjoy cooking a lot, but I don’t get much time for it.
My worst kitchen disaster: There have been lots. I have confidently called friends home and presented them with a dish that has fallen flat. A pasta dish went wrong and once chicken got burnt. It’s okay; I’m not a professional cook.
My favourite cook in the world: Currently it is Roger Mooking. He is a Canadian chef, musician and TV host. He is so entertaining, and he explores the flavours from all around the globe.
I feel guilty after eating: Chhole Bhature.
My favourite spice: Cayenne pepper. I love spicy food!
My favourite kitchen appliance: Microwave for when I am lazy.
My favourite dish: Steamed dimsums.
My idea of a romantic meal: Excellent food next to a water body.
My Favourite Recipe: Golden Rod Eggs
How to make Golden Rod Eggs?
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
salt and pepper to taste
500 ml milk
8 slices white bread, toasted
8 hard-cooked eggs
1tbsp paprika (as per taste)
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour to make a roux, and cook for 10 minutes until the roux begins to lighten in color. Whisk in the milk, and bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 10 minutes more, whisking occasionally. Add salt and pepper according to taste. Separate the hard-cooked egg whites from the yolks.
Roughly chop the whites and stir into the white sauce. Press the yolks through a mesh strainer and set aside. To serve, place a slice of toast on a plate, and pour some white sauce over top. Garnish with egg yolks and a sprinkle of paprika.
-By Anita Raheja-Heena Agarwal, Bollywood News Service