Cooking a meal for guests and playing a gig aren’t as different as they seem, argues DJ Uri. "It’s nerve-racking if people don't like your music. The same is true when you cook a meal."
Before he begins his set at his comeback gig, titled Feed Me Funk Me, at Bonobo tonight, Uri will be preparing a special dish — Jungle Spice Lamb Curry — which he feels is a fusion of my Indian and East African roots. The gig also marks the launch of the Hip-Hop Cookbook in India. The compilation contains recipes by hip-hop artistes from around the world.
Uri, who has cooked meals for crowds ranging from 30 to 100 in Germany and Switzerland respectively, admits that things do get tricky when you are cooking in large quantities.
"I’m having Skype conversations with my mother and taking her expert advice," he says. At the gig, attendees will be served the dish for free. "I am looking forward to feeding people and having them dance to my music after that," he says.
Last year, frontman of city-based metal band Demonic Resurrection, Sahil Makhija launched an online cookery show. Hosted by the singer-chef, the show combined an interview with a metal band and also had Makhija sharing recipes from his kitchen. Some of these dishes were Bhayanak Bacon Bomb and Cheesy Potatoes and Undying Meatzza with Garlic Bread.