Ellen and Padma Lakshmi Cook Up Some Fun!

Ellen and Padma Lakshmi Cook Up Some Fun!


You admitted here that you met
Salman Rushdie when he was married.>>Mm-hm.>>And tried to fight that and didn’t want
to get into a relationship, but you did.>>I was in my 20s,
when I met Salman and it was really like literally fireworks
because we met at Liberty Island at that talk party and for
us Indians, he’s like Hemingway. I couldn’t talk about my life without
talking about an eight-year relationship.>>You always talk about,
you changed your name.>>Yes.
[LAUGH]>>Why did you change your name?>>The book is also an immigrant’s story. I came to this country when I was four. My mother came here when I was two and
I stayed back with my grandparents. I think I wanted to fit in. I think this book is also about
feeling like an outsider. I had one foot in Indian culture and
one foot in American culture. And I think a lot of us feel
on the outside looking in or like we don’t belong. When I was in high school,
I did, I changed my name. I mean, I cringe about it know but
again, to be honest->>What was your name?>>Angelique.>>Angelique, that’s exotic. That’s good. Because you were this tall.>>Yes I was this tall at 13.>>And people were calling you names?>>They used to call me black giraffe.>>Black giraffe? And that doesn’t feel good
when you’re in high school.>>No, it doesn’t, it really doesn’t. I think a lot of us tend
to put away what we think of as a weakness or
what sets us back [CROSSTALK]. I think that all of those difficult
things and me going through them made me a stronger woman today, and
I value those experiences. Because even those hard, hard things and painful things are a benefit
if you can learn from them.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>We’re back with Padma Lakshmi, and so what are we making?>>Come over here,
we’re making yogurt rice. This is just plain white rice and you’re
gonna put the yogurt in here, go ahead.>>Just pour it in?>>Yeah, uh-huh.
>>All right.>>Now you wanna roll up your sleeves,
Ellen.>>Do I?
>>Yes, you do because we’re gonna mix this
with our hands, you’re gonna kneed it. In India, we eat with our hands.>>Yes, but-
>>Just one hand, just one hand.>>But what about like spoons,
can you mix it with a mix?>>Just try it.>>All right.>>This is yogurt rice. In India, yogurt for us is salted. Today, I’m making it with my own
line of rices which are vegan, they’re called Padma’s Easy Exotic, but
you can make it with any white rice. For us, yogurt is salty,
so you’re making that. Good!
You’re doing a great job.>>That’s a lot of salt.>>Not for that much amount of rice. Here we have some white lentils, and you’re just frying them
in some canola oil.>>This is vegan yogurt?>>Yes, it is.>>Okay.
>>Don’t worry, I would never give you dairy.>>All right, okay.
>>[LAUGH] And then these are black mustard seeds,
and you’re gonna hear these pop and crackle when they get hot, like you
hear microwave popcorn doing that. I turn this up and let that go.>>How long do I? It feels mixed.>>[LAUGH]
>>Keep going. You’re doing a beautiful job. And now I want you to mix it
with these pomegranate seeds.>>Okay.
>>Which is beautiful. This is a sweet and savory dish.>>Could have done that about
two minutes ago but all right.>>[LAUGH]
>>You’re doing great.>>Thank you so much.>>This is some green chilis,
you see how they’re popping?>>Yes.
>>You see them pop out?>>Yes.
>>That’s how you know it’s ready. And then you just want to put
a little bit of asapatita seasoning.>>What was that?>>Asapatita? I went to high school with her.>>[SOUND]
>>[LAUGH]>>[LAUGH] All right, watch out.>>Uh-huh, all right, yeah.>>I’ll come here, okay. That’s wet by the way if you wanna. And this goes on, and
that’s it, your recipe is done. Let’s turn this off and-
>>We could have used that spoon earlier.>>[LAUGH]
>>I know but I just wanted you to do it with your hands, here.>>All right.>>Because this is a great thing
to take to a potluck, or when the->>I mixed it with my hands, you guys.>>[LAUGH]
>>Your hands are clean.>>No, they are clean.>>And this is something that it
should be eaten room temperature. It’s great for like a buffet, or
in the summer, it’s great to serve cold. And there’s a lot of this weird stuff,
like when I came to this country, yogurt is sweet here normally, and
fruited, and I didn’t understand that. There was all these misunderstandings. How is it?
>>Wow, that’s so good, and so peppery.>>I know.
>>[LAUGH]>>They told me you started to eat spicy food now. That was what they told me back there!>>My god, that’s hot.>>[LAUGH]
>>Uh-oh. Here, let me just give you some yogurt to cool off.
But when I first, that I came here on-
>>[LAUGH]

100 thoughts on “Ellen and Padma Lakshmi Cook Up Some Fun!”

  1. There is just something about this woman that comes off as insincere and untrustworthy. When you do something once, it can be a genuine mistake. If you repeat it, you never took responsibility of learning from your past mistakes. She slept with a married man (Rushdie), and years later cheated on the old Teddy guy (who, btw, was great to her and she admits was someone who showed unconditional love) with Adam Dell. This whole "I own my past and I learned a lot from my mistakes" is garbage to sell her book.

  2. What the fk is vegan rice? Like seriously wtf you mean by it's vegan? So now we have like you have your normal rice but if you really want to be a vegan. Here have this vegan vegan rice…come on…this is getting ridiculous. Vegan yoghurt? Like seriously? So milk is meat? I mean what the flying fk? Since when juice squeezed out of cow tits is murder? Wtf?

  3. I am Indian. She is over-exotifying India. Wtf is that – pomegranates and chillies and mustard seeds – that is fucked up. I would NEVER eat that. And I have a hard time believing she ate that as a child.

  4. Nice to see she cooking my fav curd rice (தயிர் சாதம்)

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  6. Don't get what she meant by being surprised by the sweetness of the yogurt. She moved to the US when she was 4 which she stated at the beginning of the clip. Odd immigrant story selling moment.

  7. when you cook or mix with hand it's said all your goodness, intelligence and love goes to the food thereby reaches the one taking the food. it's very auspicious and sacred too.

  8. Thats dahi bhaat – A famous south Indian dish that padma made. 😋😋 Omg we could a lot more spice😜

  9. Omg! That's curd rice! I absolutely hate that thing. Also she obviously doesn't know about the eastern part of India much, otherwise she would have known that curd can be sweet as well.

  10. Serious I'm Indian and I just do not understand why eating my hands is a stereotype. I have NEVER in my entire life eaten with my hands or seen any other person I know do so.

  11. I love you ELLEN I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU IN PERSON and it will be a dream come true. I have 3boys and I really need your help with my family I really do appreciate you ELLEN

  12. I am a house maid in india iam working in bangloor my native palace in kerala

    Ilow ellen my dreem i want see her

    One time how can i see her i no that i can't see her

  13. When did Lakshmi really believe she was the authority on what people think is funny? Obviously she is filled with hate on CK, but that aside, her list of "funny" people is ridiculous…. it not only makes no sense but demonstrates she has no clue what she is talking about.

  14. I love you Ellen DeGeners so sooooo muchhhhhh 🤗😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 lots of love 💕 from India 🇮🇳. You’re so beautiful 😍

  15. 😮 my name is Angélique too! Ironically, I prefer not to use it for different reasons, because people always say, "oh, it's so beautiful" because it has a French etymology(though I'm not even French); unfortunately my mom seemed to think a European name was more beautiful than a name from my inherited culture-I think of it as my colonizer name(lol y'all who know, know what I mean) and the people who are really close to me call me by a preferred name only disclosed to a tight knit circle of family/friends. Names have more power than you think. Aside: code-switching and assimilation is some effed up s*it.

  16. She is from south India . Her language not that typical. May be she was raised in western culture in USA. Good English.

  17. I would never ever change my identity just to look like that I am part of that group and she call herself strong by changing her name 🤣🤣

  18. I can see the most tamil pupil comments… Very impressive while I read the comments…. Love you Ellen and Padma… Very glad to see you with Ellen

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