#AtoZChallenge One-liner: C is for Confused



When you find yourself in a state where you can’t tell if the food you have cooked (read: fried) is burnt or fried to perfection (almost!).

I hope this one brought a smile to your face. This is day #10 of the lockdown here in India. I’m safe in the confines of my comfortable house. Wherever you are, I hope you are safe and well. Take care.

Lockdown is a moment when one can really wonder about their culinary skills! But since it’s a crisis, I have decided not to experiment too much with food. It will be a crime to waste food because of experiments gone wrong, especially in the current scenario.

Have you had a similar experience in the kitchen? Do let me know. I’d love to hear about it.

P.S: Do make sure that you regularly check your spam and trash folders. Some comments end up there and have to be rescued!

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74 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge One-liner: C is for Confused

  1. I wonder if my apology to you ended up in your Spam? As for culinary news, I had a cake crisis–I tried to combine 2 recipes…total failure! But on the plus side, I rescued the cream cheese frosting and am enjoying it on graham crackers 🙂

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    1. Oh, an apology? Uh oh, I hope I have not missed any of the messages and deleted them by accident. You see, I sometimes do a bulk delete after scrolling through all of the messages. I might have accidentally missed your message during that. Though I wonder why you would owe me an apology. 🙂 Uh oh, combining recipes can be a recipe for disaster. Good thing you were able to save the cream cheese frosting! Hopefully, your cake will turn out better the next time. Stay safe. Take care. Thank you for reading. 🙂


      1. No worries now–and yes, I should know better than to combine cake recipes, haha! I seriously don’t need any cake…but I have to say that cream cheese frosting is deadly good!! 🙂

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      2. I’m almost always too lazy to do frosting, unless it’s a special occasion. But yes, I’m sure that cream cheese frosting would have been really delicious. Stay safe. 🙂

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  2. Oh yes, now and then my mom and I think of making some snack but then we worry about conserving the food ingredients. If we do make something, with my little contribution and mom’s constant supervision, things can’t go all that wrong :p

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    1. That’s very wise of you. Like I said in my post, I’m also sticking to making stuff that I know very well. These are difficult times. But since I’m on my own in a different city, my mother’s supervision can only do so much. 😂
      Thanks for reading, Darshana. Hope you and your family are safe and well.


  3. I am eternally confused about cooking. The moment I step into the kitchen, my grey cells go into lockdown mode sending jitters all over my body till I rescue myself out of the kitchen as soon as possible! I prep up my mind by a self positive talk before entering the war zone aka kitchen. I find all those who happily cook as the stalwarts of the warfare on the battlefield of the kitchen! My salute those!!!
    Loved reading this light post.

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    1. I used to be like that. But I’ve moved into a different city and been on my own for well over a year and somehow, I’ve just about learned the basics. Thank God for cooking channels on YouTube and food blogs! 😀 You’re right, those who happily cook as the stalwarts of the warfare on the battlefield of the kitchen and a big salute to them. Thank you for reading. 🙂


  4. It’s so true for my today’s situation. 😂
    I was trying this new recipe and I was too anxious if it will go fine or not. Until it came on plate, I was so confused that it is actually cooked or not.😆

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  5. Ah! This happens to the best of us . Last week I actually managed to burn some khichadi and felt awful throwing some out .
    I served the food part though and even though it had a slightly smokey flavour I told everyone it was ‘smoked khichadi slightly charred for added flavour ‘ .

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    1. Haha. I have made khichadi only once in my life and that was smoked too. 😉 Thank God for that trend. 😀 How are you, my dear? I’ve not been able to find any of your A2Z posts. Are you not participating?


  6. My husband and son have Captured the kitchen and exploring new Curries and Cakes and honing their Culinary skills. Fortunately, there are no Catastrophes in our kitchen as both are Chefs by passion 😀

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    1. Lucky you! 🙂 Glad to know that they have been making the best out of the lockdown. I really admire those who are chefs driven by passion. It’s one quality that God missed out while creating me. 😉 Thank you for reading. 🙂


    1. Haha! Now that’s a very clever and useful tip. I have employed it on a number of occasions. My solid chocolate cake has been turned into a choco lava cake and a deconstructed cake on a number of occasions. 😀 I would love to hear more about your tips, Keith. Do let me know if you ever write a blog post on the, 🙂 Thank you for reading.

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    1. Haha, that would have been my reaction before three years. 😀 Moving into a new city has forced me into the kitchen but I won’t say I’m a fan of cooking either. Thank you for reading. 😀

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  7. Everytime I cook, I like to keep the stove on high flame and my mom always says, best cooking is done on the low flame… She is right but sometimes all we need is the crisp, don’t we?

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    1. Oh yes, my mother and I fight a lot over this flame setting. That, and also the fact that we don’t have as much patience to cook slowly over a low flame. 😀


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