at-Taiyebaat - Recipes Videos

Ba-hamdillaah, With the Blessings of our 45th Da'i e Mutlaq Saiyedna Haatim Zakiyuddin saheb (tus), we are pleased to inform you all, that from this ba-Barakat month of Rajab ul-Asabb 1438 AH, at-Taiyebaat committee is Broadcasting our Alavi Bohra Traditional Recipes on our own YOUTUBE channel.

When a particular Recipe would be uploaded Mumineen will be informed via Ahl uz Zikr application or on this website. The main purpose and goal of this initiative is to share the Traditional Methods and Recipe of various items made on various occasions amongst the women of our community as they are not found in any of the cookbooks or internet.  This would also help our young girls to go through the video and learn at home. They could make any variations of the traditional dish and make it innovative accordingly and share with others. 

Our ancestors made many traditional dishes which have been forgotten by people in this time of Fast food and Packed food culture, so this is our endeavor to revive and refresh them in their minds. Any healthy advice or suggestions for the betterment of this initiative is always welcomed.

  Kela ni Kachumar (Kachumar of Banana):
  Traditional Dinner Recipes revolves around Khichdi and Palidaa. It is proven to be best of Dietary Program. It has all the values and qualities required for a person in respect of food before going to sleep. The roots of nourishment and nutrition lies in it. Palidaa in the form of Kachumar rejuvenates the very thought of eating Khichdi in Dinner. That too when the Kachumar is prepared with Banana its rich flavour and mouth trickling taste is surely appreciative. Hot Khichdi with Cold Kachumar pampered with mango pickle or Papdi pieces gives a Diner an unforgettable experience.
  Gaajar ni Kachumar (Kachumar of Carrot):
  This delicious Kachumar is made from finely shredded Carrot. Its use is same as "Kaachi Keri ni Kachumar", and served with Khichdi. Carrot adds a special taste to it otherwise its contents is same as other Kachumar. One can definitely try some other ingredients and make it more innovative and tasty.
  This special Recipe among the Traditional Palida served with Khichdi is all season favorite for Alavi Bohra Ladies. It is served Cold. The main ingredient is Smoking it with Hot Red Coal and adding baked Brinjal to it. Its nutritive value is boosted with the Green Onion and Curd. Both of it support and enhances digestion and kills acidity.
  Kaachi Keri ni Kachumar (Kachumber of Raw Mango):

In the sweaty days of hot summer, our tongue craves for some cool and fresh foodstuff.  It is the time when Alavi kitchens are decked and adorned with some dinner surprises called "Kachumber" or “Kachumar”.  Its irresistible taste, great nutritive push up and unimaginable health benefits make it climb chart of dinner menu.

Hot steamy Khichdi sprinkled with pure Ghee and that too pampered with Kachumber is simply a great combination for dinner.  Tummy is always happy with it.  Sleep is the next to grab it.  It is the hero for Digestion. It is the best Alavi Recipe to beat the heat of Summer. Its fresh taste and tangy effect makes it special and Alavis love to drink it while doing justice to Khichdi.

It is a great legacy of our Elders who lovingly taught us how to make Kachumber and serve our loved ones to have a healthy complete nutritious food.  Mothers should always encourage their daughters to learn these traditional dishes which are never thought of in cooking classes or YouTube videos.  There is always a room for modification and innovation in the method of cooking.  Lets stick to the basics and bring forth the best.  Best Thoughts are often cooked in Kitchens.


Alavi Kitchens are incomplete without the preparation of Khichdi-Palidaa for dinner. It happens to be the most integral part of Alavi Dietary Habits. Be it anyone, khichdi is above all bounds of social status. Khichdi is served with number of Palidaa. With every change of season, the mood of palidaa too changes. Some are prepared with oil and served hot. But there are many palidaa where oil is not required but the daal-water forms its base. During summer it is served in normal conditions neither hot nor cold.

This centuries old tradition of taking Khichdi with Palidaa has its own proven benefits when consumed at night. It soothes and tunes the entire body and recharges all the human faculties, be it physical or mental. Mumineen should never skip their dinner. In the time of Fast-food culture, this type of recipe is considered out-dated or boring. But all should keep the very fact in their minds that, whenever people deviated and abandoned their ancestral customs of living, dressing and eating habits, it always resulted in disastrous results and shameful outcome. So we should always stick and follow the habits carved by our Elders.

It is the age-old traditional palidaa which is purely served with Khichdi. It is the special dish for Dinner and very good for digestion.

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