When Rukentiran lost his eyesight to glaucoma at the age of 27, he thought his life was over. It turns out, it was just beginning.

The sudden turn of events devastated Rukenthiran, but he eventually steered himself out of despair with the support of his family. It was then Rukenthiran decided to pour himself into one thing he was passionate about - cooking.

Well, starting everything from scratch wasn't easy without sight, as he had to relearn everything and that too, including boiling water and using the knife.
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"I attended a course that taught me how to handle the tools needed while cooking, like the knives and the pans. It was very difficult to relearn everything, and I did get hurt a few times, but it helped me learn how to cook again," Rukenthiran told the portal.

He started the Blind Chefs Kitchen from the kitchen at his home in Puchong in mid-July, and besides cooking delicious meals, the head chef also has his hands full training the others in his team all about running the kitchen, and the business.

Two other members of the team - Moagan Danapal, 21, and Murugan Kumar, 27, are blind since birth, while the fourth man, Saravanan Krishnan, 43, is the only one with the gift of sight. His main role involves preparing the items for cooking and packing the cooked meals.

Rukentiran utilizes his senses of hearing, taste, and smell to ensure the food he cooks is perfectly done. His ability to adjust the flame by feeling the heat with his palm and using the sizzling sound of water in the pan as a cue is truly impressive.

With his business flourishing, Rukenthiran plans to open up the Blind Chefs Bakery in the future. As if cooking while being visually challenged is not outstanding enough, Rukenthiran also tries to make his offerings more special by cooking exotic meats, like wild boar, rabbit, ostrich, and even monitor lizard.

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To those who are planning to have a quick lunch or support his business, all you have to do is head to ‘Blind Chef’s Kitchen which is located at:

Address: Jalan GC 14, Glomac Cyberjaya, Cyber 4, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

You can check out their menu and find out the contact number to place orders on their Facebook page here.

Remember that you’re very much capable!

Source: FMT &
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