Abida Rasheed

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Calicut, Kerala, India

Chef Abida Rasheed specializes in Mappila cuisines

Abida Rasheed belongs to one such family and started cooking with her grandmother from a very young age. She is known as an expert not only on Moplah cuisine but also on its culture and history. Abeeda is a storehouse of hundreds of Moplah recipes. Also, her knowledge of the local ingredients, the variety of seafood and the various techniques used is unparalleled. Encouraged by her foodie husband Late Mohammed Rasheed, she has been involved in the food business for the past 10 years and has been instrumental in taking Moplah cuisine across the country.

Talented chef specializing in authentic Mappila cuisine, inherited some recipes from her ancestors. Her family with its roots is in Calicut and her husband belongs to Kannur, another culinary destination. And the resultant incorporation of both these worlds are Abida’s trademark.

Abida and her family live in a charming neighbourhood, away from the clamour of the main city. Apart from being a beautiful place to relax and unwind, their home is an ideal place to indulge in and learn more about Mappila cuisines. The use of fresh meat and vegetables sourced from local markets and the subtle use of spices without any trace of processed or artificial enhancers makes the dishes extremely special.

Abida Rasheed enjoys the traditional way of cooking using firewood, decades old terracotta and cast-iron utensils handed down to her by her ancestors making the whole experience very special and authentic. Her passion shows in the food that she creates and the same has passed down to her three daughters who are equally skilled in churning out sumptuous delicacies.


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