I was actually planning to leave the blog empty, but two exciting things came up yesterday, that I couldn’t keep quiet about it. 🙂 I had hinted in my Thari Unda post about a recipe testing I did for Mrs. Ummi Abdullah‘s upcoming cookbook. It is exciting that finally the cookbook is taking shape! InShaAllah, it is scheduled to go for publishing by this month end and guess what, this humble blogger is going to be a part of the credits! It is such a humbling experience for me to have my name being featured as a part of a prominent cookbook. Ummitha is considered to be the mother of Malabar cooking and I can’t wait for the book to come out in actual touch. If you would like own this once-in-a-lifetime book, then do click on the link above and order your copy now!
Yesterday evening, I got to meet Shabna who was on visit from Australia. I may not be able to move out of UAE but I make it a point to somehow squeeze my tight schedule to meet bloggers who touch down Dubai. Blogging has given me some wonderful virtual friendships, so it always feel nice to associate a face to that “virtuality”. 🙂 I was glad that she accommodated in some time to come down to a place that was convenient for me as well. We were with each other for around an hour, just chatted generally about blogging, cooking and family. The girls hit it off instantly, then till we were bidding goodbye, they were only chatting and giggling. Wherever a group of girls get together, there is always lots of giggling. 😀 I hope to see you in the future InShaAllah, with more time in hand… 🙂
Leaving you today with a simple recipe that combines two of my favorite things – chickoo and Lassi. 😀 I can gorge on chickoos like there is no tomorrow. When they are ripe, they are the best fruit to eat, sweet and malty! D has a small tree in our house yard which flowers very frequently, Alhamdulillah. Umma says that chickoo flowers year around – a fact that I love! – so whenever somebody comes, she sends me a few half-ripe ones, which ends up going into my stomach. Sometimes when I really crave for it, I buy frozen chickoo from the hypermarket close by. It is amazing to be converted into a milkshake and this lassi. It makes you feel like you are having ice cream. Next time I have some extra chickoo, ice cream is definitely on the agenda. Till then, make some lassi and enjoy… 🙂