A Delhi-based mother says she never expected her mother would cook for her at all.
She has been cooking with vegetables and meat since she was a child.
“I grew up around vegetables and it was a part of my diet and it’s always been my choice,” says Amrita.
I have never imagined myself as a cook.
Amrita cooks with vegetables, meat, tofu, cauliflower and peas.
Her parents started cooking when Amrits father was a teenager, but they stopped when Ambedkar was elected to Parliament in 1977.
“It was my parents’ decision to go out and buy vegetables,” she says.
“I was only a child, and my parents had made a conscious decision not to cook for me.”
When Ambedka was a toddler, she used to make her own vegetable curries, and now, she has perfected her craft.
“When I cook, I am not just preparing food for myself,” she explains.
“When I am cooking, I feel like I am taking a risk.”
Ambedka has been learning how to make soups, curries and salad dressings at home.
She also prepares and cooks traditional food like biryani, samosas and kadadi.
“I never thought I would cook as a career, but it’s been a great journey,” she adds.
With all of her cooking, Ambedra is making sure she is not neglecting her son, who is on the verge of getting a university degree.
“My son wants to go to college.
I don’t think he wants to cook and cook for him, he wants me to cook,” she said.
This article first appeared on Timesofindia.com