Simple cooking, positive theories
Sean Connolly fired up this dialogue midway through our dinner chat. Whilst filtering an expression, he asked, “Happiness is definitely possible through a curry mindfulness; why don’t we foster a journey to absorb curry philosophy the way it has real potential?” It was a good enough start to think deeper into a longstanding notion, to impart positive viewpoints we gathered from the kitchens and the progression in taste making.
Today, our social media is packed with great quotes and inspiring speeches by spiritual masters and visionaries, mostly of the past. Facebook is one good example; it is flooded with videos and messages, and everyone tends to follow them round the clock. All other social media platforms are equally busy sharing short but valuable messages everyday. It seems people can’t live without this stimulation kick-off in the mornings as a habit.
In a meeting with hospitality management at the Garden City University, Dr Joseph invited comments and ideas from his team. Most of the members came up with stories and sayings that was manifested by intellectuals and heroes to make up their arguments. Listening to them patiently, he asked them, “All that sounds fantastic and well said by others, but what I want to know is, do you have anything to say of your own?” That sounded so profound and explained what happens when we preach too much of what others have voiced.
Understanding the pure cooking process can be a spiritual experience, and one can learn so many life-changing lessons to better our lives, like the old saying, “Every phase of preparation is magical and has a philosophy as you go deep down to find that special spark within.” The starting point is simple cooking and thorough observation of each ingredient imparting its essence into a harmony of flavours.
The popular yogurt dish called Moru Kachiyathu at Rasa is of mustard seeds, fenugreek, chillies, ginger and mangoes, and is the star and history-maker for us.