The melody queen of Hyderabad Chinmayi Sripada who has crooned chartbusters like ‘Mera naam Mary’ (Brothers), ‘Zehnaseeb’ (Hasee Toh Phasee) and ‘Titli’ (Chennai Express) get talking about her love for food, her favourite cuisines and how much she loves eating as well as making ice cream!
Day begins with
The first thing I have in the morning is a strong, south Indian filter coffee.
My breakfast is whatever I can grab on my way out. I am not picky.
I am a vegetarian.
I love chaat, Indian, Chinese and South Indian food.
Usually on the go, depending on my work. Salads and soups are always a part of at least one meal each day, either at home or outside.
Must-have accompaniment with meals
Ghee is a must with my meals.
I usually make Sunday lunch.
Food you eat and avoid for health reasons
I eat saatvic food according to Ayurvedic principles and avoid fizzy drinks.
My evening snacks consists of boiled channa and roasted peanuts.
For dinner I usually very light food like a salad or oats.
My favourite dessert is ice-cream! I make a lot of ice-cream at home. And end up experimenting with flavours.
Blueberries are my favourite.
I don’t like oily food. It turns me off.
A childhood memory connected to food
Eating home-made pickle while I read Amar Chitra Katha.
I binge on spicy food.
I bake and make ice creams. I have begun to learn the nuances of traditional South Indian cooking as well.
Worst kitchen disaster
A cake that sank and was enough to hurt someone’s skull if I threw it at them!
My mother is my favourite cook. And also my friend’s mom who makes the best Udipi cuisine.
Nothing comforts me like orange popsicle.
Feel guilty after eating
I never felt guilty after eating anything.
It is jalapeno peppers.
Favourite kitchen appliance
I love my my ice-cream maker.
Idea of a romantic meal
My idea of romantic meal is home-made food.
It is Vendhaya Kozhambu.