I’m Nihala! The recipes you’ll find here are inspired by the people and the places that I love. I am an ardent lover of food who has had a not so pretty first time when it comes to cooking. My family has amazing cooks including my dad and most of the recipes I post here are inspired by them (mainly my mom). Having been born to a family of foodies where every celebration and gathering mainly revolved around food, I was a misfit since I pretty much sucked at cooking during my initial days. My love for food is what kept me going and that is how this blog was born!

Nihala Parveen

Now, a brief introduction about myself – I am an electronics engineer by qualification and have worked in the field of IT (very briefly). Currently, I am a full time MBA student at IIM K and am now spending my lock-down days with my husband in Dubai. That’s right, I am based in Dubai and did my schooling here before going to Kochi for my Bachelors. So, I have lived in 4 places, my hometown Kodungallur, Kochi (for my bachelors), Dubai (basically all my life) and now in Kozhikode! And I know it’s a cliche, but the one thing I love the most about Kozhikode is definitely its food.

I try to document my dining visits to some restaurants as well in this recipe. I also intend to include more content related to food other than recipes. This blog is for everyone – the pro cooks from whom I hope to learn something new, the newbies who want to try out something different, and the silent ones who love to enjoy some content. I hope you enjoy seeing my content just as much as I love creating them!

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Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

Julia Child