Cooking shows are a pleasure to watch. It is one of my favourite pass time and a great stress reliever. To be frank the very first thing that pulls me into this show are the accessories they use. Yeah, the props, the utensils, the lovely kitchen set up everything catches my eyes. I forget my entire surrounding and am fully engrossed. But to my disappointment, the cooking shows featured in Indian channels, especially the Tamil channels (I am not aware of the other regional ones) were not that eye pleasing. Of course the main part of the cooking show, i.e., the recipe instructions and the dish as such is well executed. No complaints in that. But as a viewer I expected the overall presentation to be catchy as well. I kept wondering why they make such boring shows.
As, everyone gets exposed to more and more international television nowadays, slowly now things have started to change. There is so much improvement and one such appealing show is "Samayal Samayal" with Venkatesh Bhatt. Today's recipe is from his show. A delectable dish from the Nizams of the Hyderabad. Small sized whole brinjals cooked in a spicy and exotic gravy. A perfect accompaniment with steaming white rice.
This is also for the event Cooking with Cookbook challenge event organized by Srivalli.