How would you feel if you were asked to be part of an event that you are only used to watching on tv or reading in the newspaper? Wouldn't you run helter-skelter if you get a personal invitation from a celebrity? I would paint the town red, sing songs, smile all along, and read the invitation over and over... dream about what to wear, and during all this, my partner has no clue what was going on... surprise surprise!... today's post is a part of the event Joy from fasting to feasting IX hosted by Lubna Karim of Kitchen Flavours! YEAH!
I came across Lubna's annual event "Joy from fasting to feasting" a couple of years ago - 2014 to be precise when I was looking for Ramadan recipes as a novice housewife. I was not even blogging nor had any inclination to start one! 😛 and look at what is destined! I am sharing one of my family traditions of nomb thura (iftar) on Lubna's space for the 9th year of Joy from Fasting to Feasting! Incredible! I had almost 2 months before I could send her my chosen recipe but after sending it, I was wondering if it was good enough. As you know when you have a guest at home, you want to tidy up and keep everything spic and span and that feeling of "have I done enough" will always reside until the guests leave! 😛 So here I am hoping those who visit me from her space feel welcomed and love to stay!
As Lubna wanted us to share a traditional dish that we are used to having during Ramadan, I chose Tharikachiyath which translates to Semolina in milk and tempered. It is home to Malabar Kerala and which my mom makes every single day during Ramadan. This is the simplest hot drink that is served after Maghrib prayers. I almost forgot about Tharikachiyath after I moved to Bangalore and for years I spent Ramadan alone with friends, and land up at home only before Eid. Right after I quit my job, I had to stay at my in-laws for Ramadan and that is when I saw Umma serving this and it just brought back all the memories associated with Tharikachiyath. For the recipe and to read more on what I had to say to Lubna's readers, please go to her lovely refurbished blog!