Thursday, September 20, 2007

Show me your cook books







Cookbooks have always been my weakness most often I don't make a whole lot of recipes from them , but love to read the stories related to the recipes as to why the author chose or wrote about a particular recipe. Not to mention the wonderful pictures that are a huge selling point for any cook book.

My favorite cookbook cuts down all these barriers and is a straight down and simple Indian cookbook with the most mouthwatering recipes. Malabar Muslim Cookery book has been a great find for me, among all the other treasured book collection I have so far, I love the non-vegetarian dishes mainly.




Growing up in a catholic family never got hold of these delicious recipes luckily I came across this book. This book is one of a kind as most of these recipes in the book are the ones which are made at home on a daily basis or on special occasions too ,but are usually passed thru generations from family to family.

The author of this cook book Ummi Abdulla introduces the readers to gourmet Muslim cooking with the subtle flavours of pathiri, egg roast, Malabar Biriyani , Meen Biriyani etc. Although it misses out on pictures as a strong element but then your imagination can fill in the void.

This is my entry for the upcoming event "Show me your Cookbooks" hosted by Nags of
For the cook in me .

10 comments:

Asha said...

I have tiny Ummi Abdulla's cookbook too, there are lot typos but recipes are good!:))

Mona said...

Hi, My first time to ypur blog, and i really liked it. Keep it going..

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Padma said...

u have a very good collection of books, dear!

Happy cook said...

Well cook books are my weekenes too. When ever i go to a book shop i head straight to the cooking book counter.

sunita said...

Nice collection there :)

Bharathy said...

I came to know about Ummi's book thru Shaheen!!Nice of you to contribute to my sisters event!!Thankyou!.:)

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

hi, first time here...got the link from this event roundup..me too from kerala..good to see all our kerala dishes standing mighty and tall here!!!

Sheela said...

malabar muslim cookery. now *there's* a book I really want to have! while i don't eat mutton and meats, i do love the flavors/spices... Malabar Biriyani flavor is unbelievably mouth-watering - never did manage to make anything as tasty so far - perhaps I need this book... does this have pictures/illustrations or just text with straightforward recipes?

Anonymous said...

Hi,

hey u hav a g8 collection of recipes... real nice blog...

hey n u hav a g8 collection of books as well.. i stay in US n hav been findin it so difficult to get Ummi Abdhulla's book.. hey if u dont mind can u send me or post some recipes frm tht?

my mail id savitha1726@yahoo.com

thanks

Tessa said...

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