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I can cook a tasty biryani: Aamna

Actress Aamna Shariff loves making new dishes, is crazy about all things sweet and can’t live without her fix of coconut water. Here, she reveals her food fundas...

entertainment Updated: May 15, 2009 20:57 IST

Actress Aamna Shariff loves making new dishes, is crazy about all things sweet and can’t live without her fix of coconut water. Here, she reveals her food fundas:

The first thing I have in the morning: A glass of water. I follow it with a glass of vegetable juice. Breakfast is either fruits or cornflakes or an egg-white omelette. I cannot function without a proper breakfast.

My lunch: I love home food. It comprises two rotis, a chicken dish, pulses and veggies. Salads and curds are an integral part of my meals.

My favourites in vegetarian food: I love cabbage, palak-paneer and lady-finger. I also like having sarson ka saag and makai ki roti.

My favourites in non-vegetarian food: Chicken and fish delicacies. Lobsters and crabs are a no-no.

My evening snack: A glass of juice or coconut water. I consume lots of liquids — after every shot, I must have coconut water.

My favourite fruits: Kiwis, grapes and watermelons. I like oranges, mosambi and papaya, too.
My dinner: I try and eat as early as possible as I believe that it's important that the food gets digested well before sleeping.

My favourite desserts: I have always been a dessert person. When I go for a buffet, I eye the salads and desserts and not the main course. My favourites are gaajar halwa, dudhi halwa, besan halwa and all kinds of Bengali sweets. In western desserts, I relish cakes, chocolate mousse and chocolate brownies with ice-cream. When I’m abroad, I go crazy buying chocolates.

I love gorging on: Chinese food. I relish veg fried rice, chicken Schezwan noodles and chicken in black bean sauce. In Indian, I love the traditional butter chicken with butter naan. I also like seafood once in a while.

My culinary abilities: I love trying out new dishes. I can cook a tasty biryani, pav bhaji and salads with a variety of dressings. I enjoy cooking pasta and cakes. But my favourite cook in my family is my mum. She makes yummy Arabian mutton chops.

My childhood memory of food: Home-cooked biryani for Eid.

I feel guilty after eating: Pizzas and cheese masala pav.

My idea of a romantic meal: My man and I with our little picnic basket on an isolated island.