Malaika Arora Khan's high on Thai
The words 'foodie' and 'great figure' don't really go hand in hand, right? But in bombshell Malaika Arora Khan's case, they do! In fact, our Munni even dreams of opening her restaurant someday.
“I haven’t thought of a theme but my restaurant will surely be about good affordable food,” says Malaika. Blessed with one of the best figures in B-town, foodie Malaika talks to CS about her love for spicy food, her family’s favourite dishes and her mom’s recipes:
Cook at heart
I love cooking. It’s therapeutic for me. And so, when I am not working, I am cooking. I love the entire process that goes into making a dish. Not only am I a good cook, I am also a great foodie (though I might not look like one). I live to eat. I enjoy feasting on all types of cuisines but my favourite is spicy food.
My love for food will definitely translate into a restaurant someday. It is just a matter of time. My work has kept me busy but I am determined to take some time out for myself and focus on my restaurant dream. I work really hard on sharpening my cooking skills. And I must say, that I am a far better cook today than I was. Food has always interested me. I have joined cookery classes and am furiously hunting for cook books to become a masterchef. I have a few concepts and ideas lined up for the same.
Spice it up
I am a sucker for Thai food and I love cooking it too. Anything in Thai cuisine and my mouth salivates! (laughs) Sushi is one of my favourite foods. Though I don’t have a sweet tooth, I really like cheese cakes. A lot of my friends make amazing cheese cakes and I am in the process of learning the art of making cheese cakes.
From my kitchen
My family has their special requests too. My son loves it when I make risotto whereas Arbaaz’s favourite is Khau Swe, a Burmese Dish. Also the margherita pizza that I make is popular with my son’s friends when they come over. And my friends’ personal request from my kitchen is the sushi I make.
Mom’s the word
According to me, my mother is the best cook. And though I have made her dishes swearing by her recipes, I never get them as good as hers. I am tired of asking her but it just doesn’t help. Especially, the red fish curry made in Kerala. It is a very special dish. This dish is made a day prior so that the flavours amalgamate well together and is made in an earthen pot. Every time I try and make it, it’s a flop. I think my mom hides her secret ingredient from me (winks).