I am hosting Video Recipes which I have been preparing in my "VANTILLU" (Kitchen) for more than 27 years since my marriage.
I use both Gas Stove & Micro-wave Oven. You would also find me using standard measuring cups and a small weighing scale for Precision Cooking (See Kitchen Aids). I'm providing a recipe convertor on my all my recipe-pages to facilitate to conversions from grams to cups or Celsius to Fahrenheit etc. For more sophisticated conversions based on densities click online converter link provided in each page.Recipes shown in my webiste are prepared from commonly available vegetables, pulses, cereals, spices. These recipes are cooked in my ordinary kitchen. A few recipes contributed by my viewers are listed at Wish-List.
My intention is to wean away people from Restaurants and Packaged Foods and encourage them to prepare "Home made Food"."Cooking Simplified is Fun" is the lead slogan of my website. Through lucid explanation of culinary tips I want to make cooking, a simple fun.
Cooking at home and feeding the family members with these tasty dishes brings in healthy life-style. I believe in Mother Teresa's words "Family that Eats together and Prays together Stays together".
In each recipe, I discuss the proportions of all ingredients (except salt which is to be added as per individual's choice - see blow). If these ingredients are put in the suggested proportions and all the steps meticulously followed, one should surely succeed in replicating the dish which I prepared in my kitchen. And... this serves my objective!!!
I have consciously chosen to give my video narration is in Telugu and at the same time to provide text of the recipe in English. By reading the text and watching my video, Non-Telugus also can follow my recipes. In short, language in the videos shouldn't be a barrier to understand what I want to convey through my videos. For more details you may like to read "Why My Videos are in Telugu?"
It would be nice if you BLOG your outcomes on the recipes you attempted. If you have succeeded, let others know - so that they can confidently try that recipe. If you fail, then also let the world know, so that others would take the requisite precautions before attempting the new dish. Your blogging gives me an opportunity to identify the pit falls, if any, and suggest corrective measures. I encourage blogging and would respond faster to the queries raised there. I have decided not to respond to queries on Youtube Channel, because often these queries are raised by viewers without going through the text of the recipe given on my website.
Mine is a one woman show where I am the Chef, Director, Photographer, Playback, Sound Mixer, Editor and what not? I have adopted for photo-shoot mode to host my recipes. Through this method, I am able to carry the camera with my left hand, right into the frying pan, while the right hand is busy cooking. I am able to clearly show the action in the frying pan for every step. It would be difficult to hold a movie camera all through with one hand and it cannot go as close to the frying pan as a still camera does (because the water vapor blinds the lenses). Through this photo-shoot method, I also believe that my viewers attention would remain focused on the recipe and action in the frying pan. It doesn't get distracted to what I wear, how I look, what interior my kitchen has etc. Thus, I feel photo-shoot-style is more functional compared to a movie mode.
I belong to an Indian economic middle-class. My Kitchen, Utensils and Kitchen Aids also represent the same. The gadgets are functionally oriented rather than fashionable. Some of them are older to our wedding date!!! Their display would be average. Emphasis of my video would be more on the recipe content, exact measurements of ingredients , process involved etc. My videos lack the luster of costly cut-glass and ceramic ware under arc-lamps.
Enjoy to Cook & Serve -- Eat Fresh & Limited Exercise Regularly -- Stay Fit & Healthy
Eat daily Good Delicious Home made Food in Limited quantities so as to "Live Longer to Eat" . Adopt Life Style Change discussed in this website to maintain good "FIGURE and HEALTH". Enjoy the fun of simplified cooking.
Try to manage your home without servants,maids and cooks!!
Do physical exercise everyday to be healthy.