The Magic that goes on inside Ammees Kitchen

Tasneem Ayub from Ammees Kitchen

Spicy fish pickles, flavourful Mutton Biriyani and sinfully sweet desserts- you’ve just arrived at Ammees Kitchen by Tasneem Ayub. She’s here to tell us where the magic began. 

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Where does your story start? 

I was around 6 and very inspired by my mother’s cooking. I found that there was nothing I liked better. We were of a large family but I loved making my own meals. My mom, who was a professor at a college, had a huge influence on me- in fact, Ammees Kitchen happened because of her. All my recipes are what she gave me. Sometimes I feel like she’s telling me, in her own handwriting, what goes where. 

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About Ammees Kitchen..

I’ll go to the ends of the world if it’ll mean organic and healthy ingredients. Those days, I traveled all the way to Besant Nagar to find ingredients at Eco Nut. I have OCD when it comes to high quality! So it goes out the kitchen if it isn’t up to my satisfaction. This is the brand that Ammees stands on- that and my obsession with cooking over fire wood even today. 

3 Dishes at Ammees that are close to you.. 

My Biriyani, of course. Zafrani Badam and Grilled Shammi Kebab. 

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A quote that sounds just about right.. 

Anything tastes good with Butter and Ghee. 

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A word of advice.. 

I’d love it if more men can get moving to the kitchen. I come from an era where men didn’t need to or want to cook. But I’d like to see more men cooking, not because it’s a necessity, but for the sake of passion. 

Ammees Kitchen houses a variety of products including pickles, desserts, biriyani and kebabs. Their average price range is Rs 130- Rs 1500.