Are you a food-o-holic?
Yes, I am certainly a foodie. I keep munching something or the other the whole day.
Are you a veggie or a non-veg person?
I love non-veg food. I am very much fond of prawns and chicken.
What are you most likely to order if you walk into an Indian restaurant?
I will always order Tandoori Chicken or Kababs, with roti and a good vegetable sabzi.
Is there anything that you do not like to eat?
Nothing like that! I am not choosy at all. Instead, I love karelas a lot. I bounce up to eat them whenever they are served.
Your favorite restaurant?
I love to eat at the Dhaba. Also the food in Grand Hyatt, especially the buffet served is what I crave for. Whenever I go there, I start with salads, and tell myself not to touch the heavy dishes at all. But I end up hogging everything as I simply love the food there.
Strangest dish you have ever tried and where?
Once in Goa, I tasted very uniquely cooked prawns. It was the best made dish I have ever had.
Do you love to cook?
Yes, I enjoy cooking. I don’t do all the fancy cooking, but I can serve all with typical dhal, sabji, roti. Basically I cook simple food.
Do you have food fights?
Of course, when I am at the Santaan unit. All there crave for good food, and whenever someone has got something good to eat, we all need to run for our lives to get a bite at it. The whole unit is a bunch of foodies!!
Your favorite Ghar ka Khana..
Yellow Dhal and Chawal!!
What food habits do you follow?
To tell you frankly, I do not follow any habit when it comes to food. I eat anything and everything, and have no restriction at all. But yes, I eat everything in moderate quantity. I never eat till my stomach is completely full.
So does it mean that you never watch your calories?
Calories – What are they?
Any dish that makes your mouth water?
As I told you, I am very fond of tandoori chicken, plain dhal and chawal. I can any day live with just this!!
What are the sweets you eat the most?
I am not a sweet person at all. I like all the spicy and hot stuff.
Have you had alcohol?
How do you usually begin your day, with coffee or tea?
I surely need a bed tea to get up. I am addicted to tea and can never say ‘No’ to tea.
What is your normal food schedule for the day?
I start my day with tea, and then carry my breakfast as I leave home very early. Along the day, I just eat everything in small quantities. If I am at Santaan unit, I need not bother as I will surely get some delicious stuff. I just don’t care what I eat, but certainly make sure that I eat little, even if it means I get hungry very soon.
Have you ever had problems with weight?
Yes, during Kulvaddhu days, I had put on weight that really showed in my chubby face. But then, I learnt to eat more of fruits and drink plenty of water. Even now, though I don’t follow a very strict diet pattern, I am pretty happy, the way I look.
Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh