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In how many hours do you complete cooking...

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by saipavani123, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. saipavani123

    saipavani123 Silver IL'ite

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    [justify]Hey all :)

    Its not major problem ..but general opinion/advise needed.....in general how many hours do you complete cooking.....I mean daily cooking...

    I cook 1:30-2 hrs in the morning ...breakfast(idly...dosa...upma)....lunch which includes dal....curry and rice(including 15-25 min tea break/time pass in the middle.....and washing used utensils too ) and might be 1 hour in the night....(chapathis and curry)....sometimes we eat leftover curry from the morning... my husband sometimes says I am very slow at cooking :p....given a chance he would do all that in 1 hour.....[​IMG].. ( he means cutting vegetables....cooking dal..curry..rice and breakfast...all that i cook) ....is my pace really slow?? [/justify]
     
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  2. vimalalucky

    vimalalucky New IL'ite

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    hai y r correct i t will take same time to me also My friends and my in laws will take more than 2 hours
     
  3. Katrinebonn

    Katrinebonn New IL'ite

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    You know Sai, you're not that slow. Maybe the main reason why you reach 1 1/2 to 2 hrs of cooking is because you cook more than one dish. I usually cook for 1 hr. But within the time frame, I can only cook 1 kind of dish: vegetable stew -- plus rice.

    :).
     
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  4. Mahajanpragati

    Mahajanpragati Platinum IL'ite

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    hi shiva,
    well,it depends upon person to person & dish to dish.
    i usually soak dals & rice before cooking so actual time starts much before the time spent in kitchen.
    i am very quick & manage to multitask.like i put dal for cooking & in meanwhile i will chop veg,tomatos,cucumber ,onions etc.then put dal masala on stove,salad in plate & make flour for chappati.
    when dal is boiled i will put veg on stove & rice on another side.as soon as rice is done i start chaapati.when chaapati is finished till then veg is also done.then get dh & kids to set table & we are ready to eat.
    if its dals like channa,beans etc i usually take 1 hr otherwise its finished in 30 to 40 mins.
    i guess ur time taken is enough as u take a break in between & wash utensils too.also,ur items to be cooked are more .in night u can start chaapati when curry is half done .that way u will get time to finish chapati,fresh up yourself & till then curry will be done.
    pragati
     
  5. Venuji

    Venuji New IL'ite

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    I like to cook. We most often make traditional menu for lunch:

    - rice
    - dahl
    - subji
    - chapati
    - salad
    - some drink (natural juice)

    We are strict vegetarians and we offer everything to Thakurji.

    With offering it takes about one and a half hours.

    One of the tricks we use is to prepare (clean, cut, sort, soak...) all the items night before. Then at noon we start to cook lunch. I like usually to hear some devotional music (bhajans) while cooking, because that way I get ecstatic and everything is made in happy mood.

    Sometimes I hear pravacan on tape or cd by Guruji and in that way with cooking I get inspiration too.

    In the morning we take fruits and in the evening some light soup.
     
  6. gjaya

    gjaya Silver IL'ite

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    Wow Saipavani....u are not at all slow in my opinion...u cook breakfast and then lunch which includes more than one dish and also in between u say you make tea/coffee. I do too in 1.5hrs all that you say...except cooking rice.

    Next time your DH says that you are slow ask him to take up the job once and you time it...:rotfl

    Jaya
     
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    saipavani123 Silver IL'ite

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    [justify][​IMG]yeah gjaya...I was thinking of the same...why not give him a chance and I will enjoy for a day or two [​IMG] . I was kidding with him the other day :tongue ...he told he would do that soon and show me [​IMG]...anyways not a serious issue...he wanted to tease me and say I am slow..[/justify]
     
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  8. shakambari

    shakambari Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi,
    I need abt 30 mins to 1 hour for a meal-

    provided I have cut veggies and grated coconut and my mixie,gas stove and MW.
     
  9. skchivukula

    skchivukula Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Saipavani
    No need to worry. In the beginning it will take one to one and half hours for cooking - breakfast, cutting veggies, preparing rice, daal / saambaar, curry, salad (often) and chutney / pachchadi (sometimes).
    Once a person is used to it or gets experience, slowly the person picks up and starts doing things a bit faster.
    And then it will take hardly less than one hour to complete the work.
     
  10. saipavani123

    saipavani123 Silver IL'ite

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    shakambari and skchivula....yeah i am getting used to it slowly ...hope as time goes i cook in less than 1 hour :)
     

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