Being one whose culinary skills are limited to making tea , sometimes my wife puts me to the task of overseeing the cooking of dal sabzi on gas burner. I think I have a good judgement of the process of cooking in a pressure cooker , as even under my supervision, plain rice, and pulao have always turned out well , with little to complain about. I also know exactly for how long potatoes need boiling to make them just right for parathas. Sometimes aloo- gobhi gives a bit of trouble as both do not cook simultaneously. But the real test comes when I am left to supervise bhindi. Rightly or wrongly, my wife does not add even a drop of water to vegetables being cooked dry . Though the pan is non –stick, still to play it safe , I always put some water to hasten the cooking process as also to see that nothing sticks to the sides of the pan . In the process sometimes things go awry and in anger, wife says, “ tum hi khao is sabzi ko “ , but eats in silence in the hope that some day I will learn to cook.