My mother, Zaithoon (Zi) is an expert in Indian Muslim food and has cooked for festivals like eid, weddings, family functions, birthdays for the past 20 years of her life. I've been learning to cook Indian Muslim food from my mother for the past 3 years, to evolve from cooking salads to the ones my mum makes.
In Singapore, there are plenty of "mamak" shops that sell Indian Muslim food. However, this is nothing like what my mum makes at home that can be found in stores.
For example, she makes "mee-siam briyani" and "pal mee siam" these are variations of traditional Indian and Malay dishes found in Singapore.
Our unique heritage and presence in Singapore for three generations have shaped my mum's cooking and tweaked it from the way her ancestors cooked.
You will learn about food and history while getting your hands in the pot.