Cookery collection ‘Singing Chef — Oru Paattu Paachakam’ on Surya TV presents 10 recipes for Onam within the kind catchy numbers
How about spicing up your particular Onam recipes with a touch of music? Cookery programme collection Singing Chef — Oru Paattu Paachakam being aired on Surya TV provides a tuneful contact by presenting recipes within the type of three-minute, easy-to-remember songs. The collection, which began on the day of Atham (August 22), showcases 10 totally different recipes every for 10 days, culminating on Thiruvonam.
Okay Gireeshkumar, programming head of the channel, says he struck upon the concept whereas searching for a cookery present “with a distinction” for the festive season. “I’ve seen comparable exhibits mixing music and meals in different languages. We felt this might be a novel concept in Malayalam tv and assist attain extra viewers. Additionally, we wished to interrupt the everyday sample of cookery exhibits that characteristic movie star visitors or a travelling chef,” he says.
It’s conceptualised as an “interactive present” within the type of a musical change between a mom and a daughter or a daughter-in-law. The present is enacted by actor Reshmi Boban and tv anchor Bella George.
Gireeshkumar says the quick, three-minute format helps in telecasting repeats of the identical episode for the day and serves as useful programme fillers. “An episode’s first slot is at 9 am and is proven randomly relying on the necessity for fillers. Additionally, since it’s only about three minutes lengthy, the content material is stored to the purpose,” he says.
Ajith Sukumaran, who composed the tunes to the lyrics expounding recipes, says he went for “semi-fast, feel-good tones” as a way to carry out the texture of having fun with the method of cooking. “As an example, after we discuss, say, spluttering mustard in oil or stirring completely, the music needed to improve that sensuous aspect of cooking. That was the difficult half,” he says. The tracks are sung by Sobha Sivani, Anagha DR and Vandana Nair, with Reshmi Boban herself crooning one.
Lyrics had been penned by Rajani V Menon, who runs a YouTube cookery channel, Rajani at Kitchen. “The producers had been eager that the strains needed to be easy, lucid and musical to attraction to a normal viewers. We wished to take a look at some unusual recipes, each curries and payasams, showcasing selection however nonetheless simply doable at dwelling throughout Onam. Additionally, the dishes needed to be visually interesting,” she factors out.
The 10 recipes coated for every day of the collection are ari ada ellu payasam, kattar vazha (aloe vera) sambar, chendamuriyan (nenthra kaaya) payasam, vazhakoombu (banana flower) cutlet, thengin chotta payasam, cashew koottu curry, kurukku kaalan, vada koottu curry, thalagam and perakka (guava) pachadi. Rajani, who likes to experiment with conventional Kerala recipes, says she had tried out all of the dishes cherry-picked for the collection to make sure they’re match for the event.
Singer Sobha Sivani, who crooned seven of the songs, says it was an fascinating expertise. “If what I attempt to attraction to are feelings when singing movie numbers, right here I needed to attempt to tickle the taste-buds by my voice. It was like singing as if I used to be experiencing the true style of the dishes,” she provides.