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Guy identifies shortage of salt in homemade khichdi; becomes food blogger

21, Jan 2018 By Akash Vadera

Food blogging is a trend that has been catching up since the last few years. Not everyone can become a food blogger as not everyone understands the ins and outs of it. Recently, a food blogger named Kanjeev Kumar shot to fame after he became a food blogger just by identifying the shortage of salt in khichdi made by his mom.

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We got hold of Kanjeev and here’s what he had to say “Not everyone can become a food blogger. You need to know each and every taste and the thin line that distinguishes these tastes. Earlier, I only used to know 2 tastes – sweet and spicy. But after tasting many different dishes made by mom, I came to know about the 3rd taste – sour. Once you’ve tasted enough foods and if you’re vocabulary is proficient enough, only then can you become a food blogger. It all started when I came home from my engineering college 2 years ago. My brother was ill so mom had made khichdi for all. I still don’t understand why everyone has to eat khichdi even when one family member is ill. Khichdi has become the seasonal food of illness. Anyway, so I ate khichdi and realised a very important thing. Khichdi was missing the right amount of salt in it. I had seen some food-blogging sites, so I logged into one and entered the review of my mom’s khichdi. I added important pointers like presentation of the dish (steel plates and spoon), service time (the dish was delivered after 45 minutes) and service quality (I was hurled abuses at when I complained). I gave a review of one star. My mom beat me with chappal when she read the review the next day. This is when I realised that this is my passion. I started eating at outside eateries and blogging about them. My first stint was at the roadside ‘Rajesh Chhole Bhature wala’. I was barred from the place when I complained about the presentation in my blog and showed him the article. I started visiting eateries one after the other and blogging about them. I have been banned by 90% of them in the whole city. This is how I became famous. I’ll only be satisfied when I touch the 100 percent mark.”

So if you’re reading a food blog emphasizing the shortage of salt in khichdi or number of mirchis in vada pav, there’s a very high chance that it was written by Kanjeev. We wish him all the best in his endeavor to get banned by all the eateries in the city.