SN Lakshmi Sai Sri, a young girl from Tamil Nadu, recently entered the UNICO Book of World Records by cooking 46 dishes in 58 minutes in Chennai.
The young chef, who created the world record on December 15, revealed she developed an interest in cooking while learning it from her mother.
Lakshmi started cooking during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, her mother N Kalaimagal said. As she was doing really well, her father suggested she attempt to create the world record.
Kalaimagal also shared that she herself cooks many traditional cuisines of Tamil Nadu and Lakshmi would spend most of her time with the mother in the kitchen.
When she discussed the daughter’s interest in cooking with her father, he came up with the idea that Lakhshami could try to make a world record on culinary activity and that’s how it all started.
Lakshmi’s father started doing research and found that a 10-year-old girl Saanvi from Kerala cooked around 30 dishes. He thus wanted his daughter to break Saanvi’s record.
Earlier in August 2020, Saanvi, a 10-year-old from Kerala set a world record by cooking 33 dishes in less than an hour — the maximum number of dishes prepared by a young person.
A Class 6 student at Navy Children School, Saanvi is the daughter of Wing Commander of Indian Air Force, Prajit Babu, and HK Manjima, a corporate trainer, Bharatanatyam dancer, and a regular at cooking shows in Malayalam TV channels.
In fact, Saanvi earned a place in the Asia Book of Records and the India Book of Records for her culinary skills. The platter included idli, fried rice, mushroom, paneer tikka, sandwich, papdi chaat, pancake and chicken roast.
Manjima said that her daughter was always a huge fan of cooking and had even prepared ‘Ada payasam’ (a dessert in Kerala cuisine) for a cookery show when she was five. Saanvi also had learned the art of cooking quickly during the lockdown period.
(Edited by Saheli Sen Gupta)