Most Epic Cooking Fail


Greetings, my fellow culinary experts!🌼

Shabana Mukhtar here, ready to dive into today’s daily prompt: Most Epic Cooking Fail.

Let’s embark on a culinary adventure through the annals of my not-so-chef-like experiences, shall we? Buckle up, because this tale of epic proportions is a bit like a gastronomic rollercoaster, with a generous helping of embarrassment on the side.

The Elusive Cooking Disaster Hunt

First, let me confess that finding a true-blue cooking catastrophe in my repertoire was like searching for a needle in a haystack. I’m no Gordon Ramsay, but I’ve managed to steer clear of epic kitchen disasters. However, every cook, no matter how inexperienced, has their moment of culinary infamy. So, allow me to introduce you to the time I attempted a daring rescue mission on behalf of my sister’s ill-fated chicken biryani.

The Ruined Rice Saga

A fateful day when my sister decided to take on the daunting task of preparing chicken biryani for the family. But alas, it seemed the kitchen gods were not in her favor that day. As the story goes, she embarked on this grand culinary adventure, only to face a catastrophic defeat. The rice, my friends, was a battleground of textures. Half of it had transformed into a mushy, gooey mess, while the other half clung stubbornly to its raw, uncooked identity.

The Brave Salvage Attempt

Now, enter yours truly, the fearless sibling who believed that every culinary mishap could be fixed with a dash of optimism and a sprinkle of spice. I took it upon myself to salvage this rice disaster. With a heart full of determination, I added more water, thinking it would work some magic, and liberally tossed in extra spices to mask the culinary crime scene.

But oh, how wrong I was!

The mushy rice decided it had not reached its full mush potential and became mushier, while the raw rice remained steadfast in its rawness. The only ediable part was chicken bits. It was a culinary car crash, a disaster of epic proportions that no amount of culinary sorcery could mend.

The Cringe-Worthy Result

So there I stood, in the kitchen, staring at my Frankenstein’s monster of a biryani, a dish that bore no resemblance to the fragrant, flavorful creation it was supposed to be. To make matters worse, this wasn’t just any day. Oh no, it had to be one of those rare occasions when my dad and brother were visiting. Now, if you must know, my dad happens to be quite discerning when it comes to his food.

The Lingering Yikes

Needless to say, it was a cringe-worthy moment that is forever etched in my memory. The biryani debacle served as a stark reminder that even the most well-intentioned kitchen adventures can end in hilarious disaster. It’s a tale I recount with a mix of laughter and embarrassment, proof that even the most experienced chefs have their share of kitchen calamities.

So, there you have it, my friends—a story of culinary chaos and an unforgettable lesson in humility. Remember, even in the face of epic cooking fails, it’s the laughter and shared memories that make the best seasoning for any meal. Yikes indeed! 😅🍛


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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Haha. Did you leave it on the stove and went for a bath? I know someone who did that 😀

  2. My most epic cooking fail was that I tried to cook some leafy vegetables and they ended up getting burnt.(literally black coloured )

  3. You’re welcome.

  4. sure 🙂

  5. Can we follow eachother

  6. desirehyd says:

    I read your Alfiyas story.

  7. desirehyd says:


  8. These are hardly tough words 🙂

  9. desirehyd says:

    I will try

  10. You should read my books, and be amazed by my vocabulary. Haha.

  11. desirehyd says:

    Culinary, proportions, gastronomic…….etc

  12. desirehyd says:

    Culinary,gastric…. etc

  13. desirehyd says:

    Just asked casually, coz u r using scientific & tough words 😊

  14. haha, not even in the slighest, not even in my weirdest dreams 🙂

  15. desirehyd says:

    R u doctor?