Saturday, August 29, 2009

About Me

I am Chef Raj Mohan M.S, born in Ambasamudram (Tamilnadu), South India. During my school days, I had the practice to go to my brother’s show room. A typical Parotta stall was located just opposite to my brother’s shop. I watched kneading the Parotta dough, the way they were swinging the Parotta and how the Parotta get pumped after it was cooked. I was attracted in the style of swinging the Parotta moreover I attracted towards the smell of “salna.” I encouraged myself to learn the preparation. When I got time I spent time to be in Parotta stall and later lay my hands on this preparation. The Cooking interest added me the new energy and led to catering dreams. I naturally inherited my mother’s cooking skills in my family.

Once I finished schooling, my father understood my interest on catering and I joined Subbalakshmi Lakshmipathy College of science, Madurai, completed my graduation in Hotel Management & catering Science.

The way I prepared the superb “biriyani” for mass of a people is the unforgettable moment for me till now.

After finishing my catering studies, I took up a job at catering colleges as a culinary instructor. I am the Head in the Catering department of Mary Matha College of Arts and Science, Periyakulam (Tamilnadu) since 2009. Here I am facilitating my students on the world wide cuisines, especially our Indian cooking. At present, we are digging up the ethnic dishes of deep South Tamilnadu and trial is on run to set up the recipe as cuisine for commercialization. This initiation makes the students to learn the traditional dishes of their own places and creates passion in the profession. We are at the end of our experiment and I will soon declare that to my blog readers. It is the ladder for my students to host a week long food festival in “Traditional Food of Tamil Nadu” at 1000 Oaks, Pune, Sathya Park & Resorts, Tuticorin in 2009 and following the food event in Fortune Pandiyan. All these made me to know my untiring research work in traditional Tamilnadu food. Since 2010, I have been presenting long running cooking segment in Radio Mirchi FM, Madurai. 

My prominent Guru and a wonderful cook is my mother Mrs.Shantha Mohan. She is the most aspiring person for my cooking interest. Even now she teaches her recipes and unravels all my doubts in cooking. Her interest on cooking and inspirations bring me as a chef today.


Eventually I introduce my devoted LAUGHING CURRY team Chef Karparaja, Chef Arumugam, Chef Murugan, Chef Vinod, Chef Ramesh Kumar, Chef Madasamy, Chef. Balaji and Chef. Nadesan- they are my strength and great supporters of my new endeavours.



Contact me at : rajmohanraghavan@gmail.com




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