Gothambu Kaachiyathu/ Ooral Kaachiyathu ~ Malabar Wheat Drink | “Joy from Fasting to Feasting X”


Some posts come with a tinge of sadness. I remember when I was just months into my blogging journey. A message popped up on my FB messenger from Lubna, asking me to do a guest post for her Ramadan series, which she so lovingly calls “Joy from Fasting to Feasting”. Being a newbie, that message from a seasoned blogger gave me goosebumps. I really didn’t know how to react but finally I got back to my senses, and I said a “yes”. Luck was not in my favor and I was not able to give her a proper post, but she assured me that the post had done really well.


After that, I have been a regular fixture at her space during all the Ramadans. I have excitedly worked on each post, and Alhamdulillah, she has always loved it. So this time, I was really waiting for her email to come. Mentally I had decided what I wanted to make and it had to be this super simple “Gothambu Kaachiyathu/ Ooral Kaachiyathu”. I dug through my props and wasn’t happy with what I had, so I even ended up buying that tray and a set of towels, which had this pretty rose towel that you can see in the pictures. 😀


Then came in the shock – that this would be the last of the series. She decided to give the series a breather on its tenth birthday. The sadness which came with it is indescribable, however everything comes to an end and I am happy that she is giving it a very graceful end. I am glad I have been able to become a part of the fixture for the past four years, and this is my fifth appearance, so that means, half of its lifetime. And I am also glad, I chose a recipe that is amazing in its own way.



Simplicity is the essence of life, I must say, and most of the time it is simplicity that makes life really content too. I discovered this recipe through an FB group, only for it to be forgotten. When Lubna’s email came, the recipe surfaced but I didn’t have any recipe to fall off on. A Google search yielded no results. Finally, I dropped an SOS message on the same group and got the response from a couple of warm-hearted ladies, always so ready to help! I was searching with the name “Ooral”, which was a very colloquial term, which got replaced by a more simple and easy to understand “Gothambu Kaachiyathu”. Do go on to read more of the post on Lubna’s space here and do not forget to let me know how you like the recipe.


Meanwhile, I did get comments on the Mussara Varakiyathu post onto how much similar it is to this recipe, and you can for sure find out what is the difference. 🙂


My previous posts for Lubna:

2013 – Masala Aleesa (needs a serious uplift with new pics!)

2014 – Kadala Pidi

2015 – Jeerakanji

2016 – Podi Pola

There is no prize for guessing what is the link between all the above recipes and this one – all posts are Malabar recipes! 🙂




  1. says

    Wow, we used to make similar kind with semolina. Love ur clicks, the picture is worth the money u spent on those props. Love it. However sad that it’s the end of the series. I have contributed 2 times. Last year and this year I couldn’t contribute. Really sad…

  2. says

    I have come to this link several times today! I start to read and then gawk at all the clicks. Totally fresh and so real like I want to pick it right out of the screen. MashaAllah! I have had this but never knew how it was prepared. Now I have a recipe yay! Looks so stunning and i went to lubnas too and beautiful write up.
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  3. says

    This looks delicious .
    My cooking blog is in spanish with google translator in many Languages so I hope you liked.


  4. says

    OMG….this is so sweet Rafee….thank you so much for the beautiful words and write up….I know how much you felt when I said this will be the last season of the event…..This is through this event, I came across you and I still cherish it. Thank you for being part of Joy From Fasting To Feasting since five years and giving awesome recipes…..Hugs for this shout out on your blog and fb…

    • Rafeeda AR says

      I have enjoyed being on your place and have to be vocal with my feelings! Thank you for always including me into your schedule… it was such a pleasure and will definitely miss it in the coming years, InShaAllah…

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