Name: Ria Mathew
Blog: Ria’s Collection
What is the first meal you ever cooked?
The first meal I ever cooked was stir-fried okra with rice, and I was 8 years old at the time.
I will never eat:
Sushi (or any seafood in its raw form) and meat that is not cooked completely.
If you had to blog about one ingredient every day for a year, what would it be?
Without any doubt it would be garlic. I love it!
What’s your favorite restaurant and what do you order there?
My favorite restaurant is Zelo’s in Minneapolis. I love their Calamari Fritti and Pollo Balsamico.
Is there a food you used to hate, but now love?
I used to hate eating an Indian curry-slash-soup called rasam. It’s made with tomatoes and tamarind. But later on, I started liking it, and now I make my own version with tomatoes, tamarind pulp, and lots of crushed fresh garlic, peppercorns, and coriander seeds in it. It’s my comfort food!
What’s your go-to quick and easy dinner?
It would be a potato stir-fry with garlic and crushed red peppers, Tomato Rasam with lots of garlic, lime pickles, and plain white rice.
Who would you love to have over for dinner?