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Secret Family Recipes

Secret Family Recipes

There is no doubt that daughters are a blessing - And I am truly lucky to have 2 lovely daughters and a doting daughter in law. Always delighted to share notes from my kitchen with them and hear their new recipe trials. That special tip that makes the perfect Unnakayi(Banana pods) or the Arikadukka(stuffed Mussels) so delicious - these are small gems that are usually passed down generations.Sharing these tips for the first time in my upcoming book - A Kitchen Full Of Stories

The Golden Mutta Maala

The Golden Mutta Maala
One of the recipes I have worked on perfecting is the Mutta Maala or what I call the Golden Spun Threads - a Malabar specialty prepared from egg yolks. There are a couple of tricks I have picked up along the way that help me prepare the perfect Mutta Maala. Watch the video for one such tip!! More like these in my upcoming book - A Kitchen Full Of Stories!

Family Favourites - A Kitchen Full Of Stories

Family Favourites - A Kitchen Full Of Stories
Ummi Abdulla's latest book, A Kitchen Full Of Stories, is full of some great tips  that she has learned along the way from her kitchen and that of her grandmother's.

Naadan Thikkody Baasha (Colloquial Malayalam spoken around Thikkody region)

Naadan Thikkody Baasha (Colloquial Malayalam spoken around Thikkody region)
I grew up in a small village called Thikkody, close to Kozhikode. The dialect of Malayalam spoken here is peculiar to the region. The song in the video is one composed by my father, Uppava for the older siblings in the family in Naadan Thikkody Baasha(colloquial Malayalam). Can you figure out what this means?#UmmisNewBook#MappilaKitchenTreas

About the New Book

A Kitchen Full Of Stories
I have some really exciting news. Something that I have been waiting to share with you all. The book that I have been talking about for the last 2 years or longer is finally coming. Presenting to you - A Kitchen Full of Stories.Stay tuned for more updates #Ummisnewbook #AKitchenFullOfStories#MappilaKitchenTreasures

Ezhuthu Petti -The Box

Ezhuthu Petti -The Box
And this is how it all began: Recipes and tips collected in diaries and note books over so many years.By the way, this is what we call the "Ezhuthu Petti" - A wooden box used to store documents of all kinds - property and otherwise. Now, I use it to store my books and recipes.