I have actually done a 3 year chef training program, and I’ve had many disasters. For my final exam, I had to prepare a German menu. My beef steak turned out like rubber and my apple strudel was like stone. The poor guy who had to evaluate it must have hated it. I passed somehow.
— Aryan Vaid, actor
Once I baked a cake for my folks. The cake looked yummy until I cut it in front of them and saw the batter flowing out. Then I realised I had forgotten to add baking powder!
— Mona Singh, actress
Gauri and I once tried making dal. We kept adding sugar thinking it was salt, because they look so similar. We couldn’t understand why it wasn’t becoming salty. When we figured it out, we added too much salt. Then we started adding sugar again. It didn’t turn out as bad as it sounds, though.
— Nainika Karan, designer
Once I was making dal. I’d just turned to the refrigerator when there was a blast. The pressure cooker had burst and there was dal on the ceiling, walls, everywhere.
— Bobby Darling, actor
I was skewering kebabs on a barbeque grill at a friend’s house in Cape Town and put lighter fuel on the meat instead of olive oil. The whole thing went up in flames!
— Emraan Hashmi, actor
I’ve never had major disasters except when I first made kaukswe for my husband’s friends soon after I got married. I thought it would be a great alternative to the Hyderabadi cuisine they usually got. They thought it was a soup and wanted to skip it, thinking that the main course was waiting. I was horribly upset.
— Mini Mathur, emcee